Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. The spotlight is on Japanese visual kei band Kiryu (己龍) 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 6:30pm
■ NT$1,800. 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 metal band Anthelion’s (幻日) latest album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Also on the bill is with Japanese Taiko unit Garyu. Tomorrow’s roster include noise experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) and post-rock band Bugs of Phonon (聲子蟲). Japan’s Astro Attack hits the stage on Sunday, accompanied by Taiwan’s indie rockers My Skin Against Your Skin (激膚樂團), punk group Random (隨性樂團) and psychedelic rock band The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴). Funk outfit Quack Quad (庸醫樂團) and alternative metal act XIII Goat (拾參羊) each plays a set on Wednesday, followed by disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡), Frusciante (佛香甜) and instrumental rock group Shimmer Riot 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 tonight which begins at 7:30pm tonight
v NT$1,000 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$500 on Sunday, 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 www.tickets.books.com.tw
Taiwan’s garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and BHD join hands with Japanese punk/death metal group The Royal Chains and shoegaze act Astro Attack tonight at indie rock club Revolver. The venue hosts a reggae party tomorrow featuring Cumbia del Sol as well as DJs Fao Selecta and @llenblow. On Sunday, it is live music from funk rock/rap group Underway, TOM Project (湯姆計畫) and Anemoscope (風向儀). Wednesday’s lineup includes Taipei’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust and metal/electronicore outfit Bezaliel, while Taiwanese thrash metal band Revolting Society (背骨樂團), metal act Sun Wolf Lake (日狼湖) and death metal/crust punk group Bitch Finder play 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$350 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow and on weekdays, NT$300 on Sunday
Retro rockers No Money No Honey and Micro (莫可) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Quack Quad (庸醫樂團) shares the stage with indie rockers Ark (阿克樂團) 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, nakashi (那卡西) punk rock group LTK Commune (濁水溪公社) returns with hilarious and wacky alt-rock legends The Clippers Band (夾子電動大樂隊) at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Taike DJ Jerry (羅百吉) is going to have a birthday celebration tomorrow.
■ 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 8pm tonight and 10pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$500 for women and NT$800 for men tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Debbie Hsiao (蕭賀碩) appears tomorrow at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, while drummer and singer Wenhe (文河) and No Feeling (無感覺樂團) perform 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
Blues/folk rocker Jing Wong (黃靖) performs 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. Sunday’s show is by math rock band Elephant Gym (大象體操).
■ 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
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$400 for both shows
Composed of an accordionist and a violin player, Nineteen Tael (十九兩) plays tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), with indie rockers IGU Band (那我懂你意思了) also on the bill. Three guitar maestros Mike Mclaughlin from the US, Roberto Zayas from Paraguay and Taiwan’s Liao Ke-shao (廖克紹) jam together 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 8:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s performer is gypsy jazz group Dark Eyes (夜幕之眼) at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while jazz singer Jasmine Chien (簡詩敏) and pop crooner Allen (宇倫) are scheduled tomorrow. Electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds on Sunday, with post-rock act Triple Deer also playing. It is XIII Goat (拾參羊) and gothic metal band Renascimento (文藝復興樂團) on Tuesday, followed by Aboriginal group The Voice of Life (原味醞釀) and indie rock band La Petit Nurse (小護士) on Wednesday. Thursday’s act is trip-hop artist Mate Lin (林瑪黛).
■ 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 online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Blues musician Nacomi Tanaka and her friends play tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Led by singer Sherwyne Pereir from Trinidad, R&B/jazz group Dread Rider takes the stage tomorrow. It is bass player Martijn Vanbuel, drummer Lin Wei-chung (林偉中) and pianist Hsu Yu-ying (許郁瑛) 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$250 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, free on Thursday
Aboriginal folk icon Panai appears 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 indie singer-songwriter Deserts Chang (張懸).
■ 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$150 tonight and NT$500 tomorrow. 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). Dance rock group P!SCO, folk rock group Young David (青春大衛) and garage rock outfit HiJack congregate tonight. Veteran rockers Tizzy Bac take the stage tomorrow.
■ 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
■ Admission is free tonight and NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com