Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, alternative rock outfit Frande (法蘭黛樂團) shares the stage with alternative rock band PUMPKINney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部). Taiwanese pop legend Lo Ta-yu (羅大佑) hugs the limelight tomorrow.
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and 7:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$500 tonight and NT$2,200 tomorrow. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw, www.legacy.com.tw and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
It is the release party of punk band Random’s (隨性樂團) debut album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with ska-punk group Mary Bites Kerry (瑪莉咬凱利) also playing. Tomorrow, Japan’s shoegaze outfit Broken Little Sister, Naisho and Japanese and American rock duo Ken South Rock join hands with Taiwan’s post-punk act Manic Sheep and Slack Tide. Japanese art rock band Clammbon plays with Taiwan’s electronic pop group The Girl and The Robots (女孩與機器人) and pop/folk act Staycool on Sunday. On Thursday, the venue hosts Japanese visual kei rock band Plastic Tree.
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow and on Thursday, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$700 tomorrow, NT$1,200 on Sunday and NT$2,100 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Australian hardcore band Crowned Kings arrive tonight at Indie rock club Revolver, joined by its Taiwanese hardcore peers Human Brutality (人類暴行) and Hateful Rezpect. Tomorrow’s shows features hardcore punkers No Order (無秩序), alt-rock band Guntzepaula (槍擊潑辣) and dub/reggae/stoner rock group Taimaica Soundsystem (台買加環繞音效). On Sunday, Ken South Rock plays, and so does punk outfit Forests (森林合唱樂團). It is electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) and Dirty Fiction on Wednesday, followed by noise maker Dawang Yingfan Huang (黑狼黃大旺), experimental electronica act Shishukong (屍術控) and Celluloid on Thursday.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 9:15pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow, on Wednesday and Thursday, 9pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday
Swiss indie rocker Andreas Schaub performs with Taiwan’s indie rock band Frusciante (佛香甜) tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Tomorrow, ZoAnVi (佐安薇樂團) plays Japanese pop songs, while Caution plays rock.
■ B1, 177, Heping E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市和平東路一段177號B1), tel: (02) 2351-8177. On the Net: roxyrocker.com
■ Shows start at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
It is grunge night tomorrow at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, featuring Eyeball Killer, Liger Attack, Countervalve, Outlet Drift, Hageboys (禿頭男孩) and Mr. Dirty (骯髒先生).
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 5pm
■ Admission is NT$300 in advance and NT$400 at door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Eclectic folk group Winking Owl and sound artist Shycacti are scheduled tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by acoustic folk group One Eye Open One Eye Closed (睜一隻眼 閉一隻眼) and We (我們), followed by rock duo Ika on Thursday.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games, open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350
Songstress Lea Kao (高蕾雅) of the Tsou tribe (鄒族) appears tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), while Skyline Jazz Band takes the stage on Thursday.
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm tonight and 8:30pm on Thursday
■ NT$699 tonight and NT$400 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s roster at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) are Taiwanese instrumental group Electro Summit Gun (頂級電子手槍) and Japan’s UQIYO, followed by Atayal singer Rachel Lu (呂薔) tomorrow. Three-piece girl band Rainy Berries (莓雨樂團) and Mando-pop group Every Planet (美味星球) appears on Sunday. On Tuesday, it is pop/country/folk band Eagle Baby Band (小老鷹樂團) and Pumpkin Pie (南瓜餡餅), followed by female singer Aki (黃淑惠) and saxophone player and singer Ouyuchi (歐育齊) on Wednesday. Pop/folk combo Bling High (不厲害) and alternative/folk group Missy Mute (吃頻小姐) each plays a set on Thursday.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電大樓), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Led by saxophones player Hsieh Min-yen (謝明諺), Minyen Hsieh Quartet Plays II: Avant-Garde performs tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. La Cumbia Balkanska mixes traditional Balkan and Cumbia (Colombia) music tomorrow, and it is Crusader Jazz Quartet on Wednesday. Thursday’s main performer is Italian double bass player Nicola Lancerotti.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappho102.biz
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
Amis singer-songwriter Suming (舒米恩) teams up with Harada Ikuko, the lead singer from Japan’s Clammbon tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung City. Taitung’s surfers and musicians Salama plays with Hualien’s Aboriginal group Second Life and Jump from Pingtung tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135 Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$500 tonight and NT$250 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Rap artist MC Xiao (小人) performs tonight. Tomorrow’s spotlight is on Taiwanese female-fronted chamber ensemble Cicada, with Elephant Gym(大象體操) also playing. Japan’s Broken Little Sister tours to the harbor city on Sunday, joined by alternative rockers The Old Mog Detective Agency (老貓偵探社) and Kaohsiung-based Indie-pop outfit Sorrow of Youth (少年維持的煩惱).
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Yancheng Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市鹽埕區大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, books.com.tw and indievox.com