Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight, the Japanese crew behind the touring audio-visual show, Phoenix Rising, brings trance duo System 7 from the UK and Japanese improv rockers Rovo to Taipei.
■ 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 7:30pm
■ NT$1,200 in advance and NT$1,500 at the door. 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
Tonight’s lineup at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, features pop rock band Soundboss (騷包), upbeat punk rockers Punkhoo (胖虎) and Flesh Juicer (血肉果汁機). J-pop group Root Five plays sets tomorrow, while it is Japanese rock band Champagne and Big Mama on Sunday. On Wednesday, Canadian slacker rocker and multimedia artist Mac DeMarco join hands with nakashi (那卡西) punk rock group LTK Commune (濁水溪公社).
■ 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 7:30pm tonight, 1:30pm and 9:30pm tomorrow, 5pm on Sunday, 8pm on Wednesday
■ Free admission tonight, NT$1,100 to NT$2,200 tomorrow, NT$1,700 on Sunday, NT$1,200 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Progressive rock band Kishikan (既視感), garage rock outfit iJack, punk group Random (隨性樂團) and post-punk/garage rockers Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) get together tonight at indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow, a troupe of DJs including Wayland, DD, Medusa and Psylus take to the decks spinning ambient, minimal and psychedelic trance.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 for tonight and tomorrow
Handsome-pop group Moon Police (月亮警察) and instrumental rock band BHD appear tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Post-rock/instrumental group Collider and progressive metal/polyrhythm act Vulner each play a set 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
Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts post-rock/electric act LSD, metalcore group Until Sunset and emo rock band ChicKNUP (奇克拿樂團) tonight. The latest edition of Brain Pulse Party takes place tomorrow, featuring a bevy of DJs including Lil Yudy (油帝), Young Man, P-chen and Na Cool. It is the release party of funk/rock group Mofo Party’s (脫序派對) EP on Sunday, with funk outfit Quack Quad (庸醫樂團) also on the bill.
■ 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 on Sunday, 5pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$300 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
The Jelly Roll Affair plays a mix of blues and swing at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei, tomorrow.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Show starts at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$200
Award-winning shamisen duo Teru & Teru perform tonight at The TAV Cafe (村落餐廳), a bar and cafe located at the Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村).
■ 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號), tel: (02) 3393-7377X207. On the Net: tavcafe.com
■ Show starts at 7pm
■ NT$200. Admission includes one drink
Noise experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) arrives tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, followed by indie folk group Winking Owl 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
Mando-pop singer Hsiao Hung-jen (蕭閎仁) croons tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), followed by young Paiwan singer Tseng Ching-wen (曾靜玟) tomorrow . Thursday’s show is by One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Rose Liu (劉明湘).
■ 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 9pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow and on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$500 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and NT$450 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Pop singer Alice’s Voice (愛力獅) and acoustic folk musician Denis (許書豪) are scheduled tomorrow at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow’s roster include guitarist GG (吉吉影) and Best Moment. Tuesday’s lineup is formed by five-piece band Maffine (瑪啡因) and acoustic guitarist Xie Zhi-ping (謝至平). Electric Mess Age (電子混亂世代) brings a blend of disco funk and acid jazz, while Infancy (隱分子) swings freely from jazz, folk to metal and gothic rock on Wednesday. It is Brit-pop/post-punk band Parallel Output (平行輸出) and alternative rockers Natural Outcome (自然發聲) 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 for Sunday which begins at 8:30pm
■ NT$400 on weekends, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
MaJaM Jazz Band bring a mixture of blues, jazz, pop and rock tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 9:30pm. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200
A cappella group Safak (沙發客) sings tonight at A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella with a focus on classical, jazz and world music. Guitar and clarinet duet Wooden Feel (木質地) performs tomorrow.
■ 18, Alley 5, Ln 107, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段107巷5弄18號), tel: (02) 2778-8612. On the Net: ahouse.vocalasia.com
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight and NT$350 tomorrow, available online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks. Admission includes one drink
Amis-Paiwan artist and singer Hsi Tzu (希紫) and Puyuma musician A-hsiu (阿修) play 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, 1990s alt-rock band Back Quarter (四分衛) returns with a show.
■ 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
■ 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). Instrumental/post-rock outfit Mass Man and The Boring Man (無聊男子) are scheduled tonight. It is the release party of Kaohsiung rockers Youth Banana’s (台青蕉樂團) latest album tomorrow, with alternative rock band The Old Mog Detective Agency (老貓偵探社) also playing.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$300 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com