Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Musical talent and poet Summer Lei (雷光夏) holds a concert tonight. On Thursday, the latest edition of The Next Big Thing features electronic rockers Flux, R&B/funk group Space Cake (史貝絲考克) and post-rock band Bugs of Phonon (聲子蟲).
■ 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)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$1,500 tonight and NT$200 on Thursday. 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
Post-punk/garage rock group Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠), instrumental rock band BHD and electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) congregate tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow, the venue hosts ACG Band Live, a regularly held event featuring music groups playing songs from animation works and computer games. Rock Empire’s Euro Metal Month continues on Sunday with a performance by Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani. It is the Audition Night on Thursday, showing off new bands including funk/rock group Mofo Party (脫序派對), As Real and The Unspoken Rules (潛規則).
■ 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 and on Thursday, 6:30pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow, NT$800 to NT$1,200 on Sunday, NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Electronic/post-hardcore act Mothman (天蛾人) arrives at indie rock club Revolver from Tainan tonight, with punk/alternative rockers Phototaxis (趨光性) also on the bill. Tomorrow’s lineup include psychedelic rock band The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴), noise band She Bang A (死蚊子) and psychedelic heavy rockers Sleaze (湯湯水水). Rock group Stranger (陌生人) shares the stage with electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) on Wednesday. On the first Thursday of every month, the venue hosts open mic session titled Sit Down and Shut the Fuck Up.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Shows start at 10pm except tonight which begins at 11pm
■ Entrance is NT$300 on weekend, NT$150 on Wednesday, free admission on Thursday
Grunge rockers Slack Tide and electronic duo Dronetonics are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. It is rock/rap act Rock ’N’ Rap (凍頂樂團) and pop rockers Miss Go 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: 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 live music from rap/funk/rock group Six Feet (六腳樂團) and folk/punk rockers Selina Big Band (賽淋娜大樂隊) tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Tomorrow’s roster is indie rockers San Hu (散戶樂團) and Grayscale (灰階樂團).
■ 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 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Riin from The Girl and The Robots (女孩與機器人) performs tomorrow at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area, with folk/pop act Hush as the special guest.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號2樓). On the Net: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$450
Puyuma musician Sangpuy (桑布伊) and folk and fusion pop artist Baobu Badulu each plays a set tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Pop musician Artie (阿堤) croons tomorrow. The venue hosts Best Friend concert on Thursday featuring four male pop singers including Hung Yan–hsiang (洪言翔) and Su I-cheng (蘇亦承).
■ 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 tomorrow, 8pm on Thursday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s spotlight is on Mike McLaughlin Trio at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while rockers Eugene (尤景文) and Again (蔡科俊) appear tomorrow. On Sunday, folk/British rock band Great Adventure (大冒險樂團) shares the stage with punk/pop rockers Hardboiled (水煮蛋). High-school rock band Chingkanliu (情留感樂團) and DJ Eva are scheduled on Tuesday, followed by pop/soul artist Dawen (王大文) and pop crooner Sherry (鄭雙雙) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show is by folk combo Bubble 17 (泡泡十七) and up-and-coming pop singer Eunice Png (方恩沁).
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow, on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30pm on Tuesday
■ NT$400 on weekends, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
The Kenyatta Funksters plays a variety of music tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. It is ten-piece horn band Bad Ass Brass tomorrow. Led by saxophone player Hsieh Min-yen (謝明諺), Trio J.T. plays on Thursday.
■ 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 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Thursday
Featuring saxophone player Klaus Bru, drummer Pietro Valente and bass player Martijn Vanbuel, I Have a New Band Now perform 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’s spotlight is on Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團).
■ 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 NT$300 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.tickets.books.com.tw
The Taiwan POW Camps Memorial Society and the Australian Office will hold a Remembrance Day service on Nov. 10 at 11am on the site of the former Kinkaseki POW Camp in the village of Jinguashi. Following the service, everyone is invited to join together for a picnic lunch in the community center. Chartered buses will depart from the east side of the Grand Hyatt Hotel, 2, Songshou Rd, Taipei City (台北市松壽路2號) at 9:15am, and will leave Jinguashi for Taipei around 2 pm. The cost for the bus and lunch is NT$400 and reservations are required. Reservations for the Remembrance Day event can be made by contacting Sabrina Wu at the Australian Office, tel: (02) 8725-4137 or at email@example.com. The deadline for bus reservations to Jinguashi is 5pm on Nov. 6.