Legacy Taipei, located in a former warehouse at Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on English singer-songwriter James Blake. Tomorrow’s show is by Taiwanese American pop singer Lara Veronin (梁心頤), while it is veteran indie-pop musician Ciacia (何欣穗) on Sunday
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市八德路一段1號)
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$2,400 tonight, NT$1,000 and NT$1,200 tomorrow, NT$1,400 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
On Wednesday, Soy La Ley plays Afro-Cuban jazz sounds at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei.
■ Amba Taipei Ximending (台北西門町意舍), 5F, 77, Wuchang St Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段77號5樓)
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$450. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Ambient electronica artists Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格) celebrate the release of their new album with Japanese electronic musician Kashiwa Daisuke tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow, The Muddy Basin Ramblers (泥灘地浪人) play original songs inspired by the classic sounds of blues songsters, jug bands and swing jazz groups from the early 20th century. Japan’s punk rockers Eastern Youth join forces with Taiwanese garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) and Touming Magazine (透明雜誌) on Sunday. Wednesday’s lineup includes Baroque indie-pop group The Tic Tac and indie rockers Frusciante (佛香甜).
■ 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 on Sunday which begins at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$600 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$1,400 on Sunday, NT$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
Electronic post-rock act Formosa Romance, disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡), garage rock outfit Eyeball Killer (眼球殺手) and Aboriginal experimental folk band Outlet Drift (漂流出口) congregate tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. It is a night of blues on Wednesday with Blues Direction, The Ghosts of Mississippi Blues (密西西比) and Delete, followed by trash/metal outfit Hydra, heavy/trash metal group Revolting Society (背骨) and punk band Insane (失心瘋) 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 on weekdays
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight, NT$200 on weekdays
The Park (公園展演空間), the latest installment of the Roxy chain, hosts shoegazing band TuT and Ben Ben (斑斑) tonight.
■ B1, 27, Fuxing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市復興南路二段27號B1), tel: (02) 2705-8600. On the net: www.theparktaipei.com.
■ Show starts at 8:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$300
Tomorrow, indie rockers 30 Years Of Pain (三十萬年老虎鉗) join hands with The Swui Band (水樂隊) at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Show starts at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$200
It is live music from emo/punk band Three Mouths (三張嘴樂團), Enigma (謎) and One Hand (一手樂團) tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Tomorrow is a night of metal sounds with Thumpe (重擊者), doom metal band Silphidae, death metal/deathcore outfits Geometry (幾何) and Bezaliel.
■ 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 7:30m tonight and 6pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$350 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks.
Electronic folk group My 8 Day Weekend (週休八日) and female-led indie pop group Miss Stocking (絲襪小姐) each play a set tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s performer is alternative rock outfit Frande (法蘭黛樂團), and it is pop group Swimmy (小黑魚樂團) and Paiwan musician Balai (巴賴) on Thursday.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei (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 is NT$350
Folk/pop rock outfit Vast & Hazy is scheduled 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. Guitarist Yu Hao-i (余昊益) of post-punk rock act Macbeth (馬克白) takes the stage on Sunday.
■ 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
Award-winning Aboriginal a Cappella group O-Kai Singers (歐開合唱團) performs tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Beatbox artist Echo appears 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and 8:30pm on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight and NT$350 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Guitarist and Riverside founder Geddy Lin (林正如) holds a birthday party tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), joined by drummer Dafu, bass player Jiang Li-ping (江力平) and many of his fellow guitarists and friends. Puyuma musician Sangpuy (桑布伊) shares the stage with pop singer Wang Hui-chu (王彙筑) tomorrow, followed by Natural Outcome and Palapelit on Sunday. On Tuesday, the lineup is formed by alternative rock band 3.D.B (參噸半樂團) and gothic metal band Renascimento (文藝復興樂團), while it is emo rock band ChicKNUP (奇克拿樂團) and alternative metal group Lumei (露魅) on Wednesday. Thursday’s roster includes Puyuma musician Hao-en (昊恩) and Alice’s Voice (愛力獅).
■ 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 tickets.books.com.tw
Andrew Salim Quartet appear tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Jelly Roll Affair plays a mix of blues and swing tomorrow. On Wednesday, Jiva Jazz Trio play compositions by Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter as well as songs from the Great American Songbook. Pianist Hsu Yu-ying (許郁瑛), bassist Martijn Vanbuel and drummer Lin Wei-chung (林偉中) reinterpret classical jazz tunes 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
■ Entrance is NT$200 for all shows
Solo rocker Easy arrives 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. Students from the Taiwan branch of Te Ori Tahiti Here, an international Tahitian dance school based in Honolulu, perform tomorrow, with Greektopia (奇客邦) also on the bill.
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$250 for both shows. 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). It is the release party of upbeat punk rockers Punkhoo’s (胖虎) latest album, with pop rockers Chocolate Tiger (猛虎巧克力) as the special guests. Tomorrow is a funk night with funk/rock group Mofo Party (脫序派對), COM’Z and OverTone.
■ 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$400 tonight and NT$300 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com