Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Veteran folk singer Tai Chao-mei (邰肇玫) returns tonight. Tomorrow, record label How We Roll presents a party featuring hip-hop artist E So playing with six-piece brass band to fuse jazz with hip-hop.
■ 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, 7pm tomorrow
■ NT$1,200 tonight, NT$1,000 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
Japanese punk rockers Geeks join hand with dance rock group P!SCO and pop/emo rockers Clubs of Three (梅花參) tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow’s limelight is on Japan’s post-hardcore band 9mm Parabellum Bullet. Top bands from this year’s Ho-Hai-Yan Gongliao Rock Festival (貢寮國際海洋音樂祭) including Brit pop/grunge group Trash, acoustic group Dark White-collar Workers (暗黑白領階級) and hip-hop act Chiu and Love (丘與樂) play on Sunday. It is hip-hopsters Community Service (勞動服務) and Bike on Wednesday, followed by Hispanic-Taiwanese pop band Duda Deportiva and Baroque indie-pop group The Tic Tac on Thursday.
■ 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 except tomorrow which begins at 7pm
■ NT$400 tonight and on Sunday, NT$1,800 tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
DJs Marcus Sangiovese, Agustin and Damo Darko take to the decks tonight at indie rock club Revolver. The venue hosts a reggae party tomorrow featuring Firerama and DJ Raby Doo. On Sunday, it is live music from pop-punks Yidiansheng (一點生), emo/punk band Away From Kitsch (遠離媚俗) and alternative rockers Suck the Air (倒抽一口氣). On Wednesday, DJ ollo from Shanghai teams up with electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) and hip-hop artist Aristophanes (貍貓), while Indie rockers How to Program C++, Winking Owl and post-rock act Phantasy of Mirage (現象師) hit the stage 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
■ Shows start at 10pm except Sunday which begins at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and on weekdays, NT$350 tomorrow, NT$300 on Sunday
Firerama (火哈馬), a blazing reggae party, returns to Revolver tomorrow with a lineup of reggae, roots, dub and dancehall heat with Taiwan’s original sound system, O-Brothaz, alongside special guest DJ Raby Doo.
■ Revolver, 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 10:30pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is $350, includes a drink
Funk/alternative rock group Liou Jiou (六腳) and hardcore/comedy rap artists Appendix Deux-Killers (闌尾雙煞) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Chiu and Love shares the stage with funk/disco/nu-jazz combo Funky Brothers (放客兄弟) 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
Indie rockers Donkey’s Ears (驢子耳朵), Islanders (島嶼樂團) and post-rock band Naturally Out of Line (自然出格) hit the stage tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Post-hardcore/metalcore outfit MenLiveN, Joker and hardcore metal band Human Brutality (人類暴行) are among the performers at tomorrow’s party joined by bands from across the country.
■ 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 7pm tonight and 2pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$300 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be ordered through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Pop/funk artist Dawen (王大文) appears tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, with Rotten Neighbor (惡鄰居) also on the bill. It is Amis pop/rock/blues combo Nuka Band (鹿角樂團) and Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) tomorrow.
■ 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
Puyuma rock singer and One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Jane Huang (黃美珍) holds a concert tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館).
■ 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 8pm
■ NT$400. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Folk/pop act Hush! pays a tribute concert to American jazz guitarist Mike Stern tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Drummer Peng Hao-wei (彭浩瑋) from taike rockers Zenkwun (神棍) teams up with friends for a show tomorrow. On Sunday, pop rockers Soundboss (騷包) and indie rockers How You Fu each plays a set, followed by Hippocampus (海馬迴) and pop group Anchor on Tuesday. Puyuma musician Ushiw Pakaruku teams up with Vangsaran (部落美男子) on Wednesday, with Tai Nine Line (台玖線樂團) also playing. Thursday’s show is by alternative rock outfit Morphineside (嗎啡隱私) and Islanders (島嶼樂團).
■ 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 on weekends, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
IN’G Quartet performs tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, while it is funk/instrumental band K-106 tomorrow. Tamatave Jazz Quintet plays original compositions inspired by bebop, modal and modern jazz on Sunday. Fusion jazz group Tonic 5 appears on Wednesday, followed by Post Off-Peak Times (後離峰時刻) 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. Venue is closed on Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
Amis group Kasilaw (鹹豬肉樂團) is scheduled 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 Puyuma Aboriginal singer Leo Chen (陳永龍).
■ 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$350 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). Tomorrow, it is the release party of screamo band Ship of Fools’ (愚人船) new album, with instrumental rock band BHD and heavy metal act Burning Island (火燒島) as special guests.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7pm
■ NT$300. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com