Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. It is a night of rock and reggae tomorrow featuring O-Brothaz, Hang in the Air (盪在空中), Skaraoke and Dread Rider. Chinese rockers Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) hit the stage on Sunday.
■ 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 8:30pm tomorrow and 8pm on Sunday
■ NT$800 for both shows. 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
Following their successful performance at Formoz in August, The Big Pink returns to Taiwan for a one-off concert at the The Park (公園展演空間) on Oct. 19. The English electro-rock duo will be supported by dance rock group favorites P!SCO.
■ The Park (公園展演空間), B1, 27, Fuxing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市復興南路二段27號B1)
■ Oct. 19. Doors open at 7:30pm; show starts at 8:15
■ Tickets are NT$1,675. Tickets can be purchased online through www.tickets.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com
Rap artist MC Xiao (小人) appears tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. On Sunday, electronic experimental sound maker Lin Yu-de (林育德) plays with garage/punk rockers The White Eyes (白目) and electronic artist Black Wolf Nakasi (黑狼那卡西). Shoegaze band TuT, grunge rockers Slack Tide and MAD from ambient/chill-out outfit 90Hz gather together on Wednesday.
■ 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
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$200 on Sunday and on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight at indie rock club Revolver, Japan’s pop punk group Pelotan, The End of the Suns and The Hokey Pokeys and Makiko Higuchi join forces with Taiwanese indie rockers B.B.Bomb (BB彈) and Midnight Ping Pong (午夜乒乓). Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by post-rock/electric act Love Sex Delicious, emo-rock/post-hardcore outfit The Girl’s Mood (少女情懷) and pop/emo band Gray Spiral (灰色螺旋). Garage rock band Eyeball Killer (眼球殺手), psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水) and instrumental rock band BHD are among the performers on Sunday. It is pop rock/emo act Carbs Band (碳水化合物樂團), After Quiet and Fear Drive on Wednesday, followed by indie rockers How to Program C++, pop/funk group MosquiCyanide (蚊子氰化物) and pop/punk rock band Use the Force, Luke 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 9pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow, on Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$250 tomorrow, NT$300 on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday
Tonight’s show at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei, features dance rock group P!SCO, pop punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程) and punk group Destroyers (擊沈女孩). Slack Tide and indie rockers Donkey’s Ears (驢子耳朵) are scheduled tomorrow.
■ 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: www.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
Tonight’s roster at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, includes Brit-rock/pop band Rockson (拉克森樂團) and Lost and Found (失物招領). The venue hosts an electronic party tomorrow featuring DJ Zan, Salamander and Radge Attack.
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
OTA!! Soul and female singer Chen Jou-mi (陳柔米) each play a set tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s show is by jazz/funk duo Duology, and it is soul/rock singer Early (安里) 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
Celebrated Mando-pop producer Lee Cheng-fan (李正帆) plays tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), while seasoned songwriter Paul Chiang (江志豐) holds a charity concert tomorrow. Taiwan’s ska group Skaraoke, Aboriginal group The Voice of Life (原味醞釀) and Japan’s Pocopoco Band congregate on Sunday, followed by ambient/electronic dance group Utopia (世外桃源) and Brit pop/grunge group Trash on Wednesday. Thursday’s show features a troop of female crooners including Connie Kang (康禎庭) and Ariel Lin (林慧君) from Malaysia.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8:30pm tonight and on Wednesday, 7pm tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday and Thursday
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$1,000 tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Japanese blues guitar player Shun Kikuta teams up with jazz drummer Dafu, also from Japan, tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow, Chin Sheng (欽聖) and Danielle play jazz, folk and blues music, with We.Man.Love also on the bill. On Sunday, indie/instrumental rock group Shimmer Riot shares the stage with No Party for Cao Dong (草東沒有派對), while it is ambient/chill-out band 90Hz and handsome-pop group Moon Police (月亮警察) on Tuesday. Pop/jazz combo Bitter Sweet is joined by We (我們) on Wednesday, followed by punk rocker ChicKNUP (奇克拿樂團) and emo group Egg Soul (蛋魂) 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 except tonight which begins at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Led by saxophone player Sam Su (蘇聖育), Sam Su Cool Jazz Quartet performs tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow’s performer is five-piece Paranoid Machine Guns, and it is chill-out night featuring jazz singer Marico Liu (劉俐) on Wednesday.
■ 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
Traveling songstress Zoe Chang (張心柔) croons with female musician Katelin 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. Tomorrow Hakka musician Tommy Yan (顏志文) plays with San Geou Tai Band (山狗大樂團), with WarMer also on the bill. Chinese rockers Second Hand Rose (二手玫瑰) appear on Thursday.
■ 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$250 tonight and tomorrow, NT$300 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.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). Power pop/punk group Mister Mouth (嘴哥樂團) performs tomorrow, and it is folk group 929 on Sunday.
■ 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 tomorrow and 7pm on Sunday
■ NT$500 tomorrow and NT$600 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com