On Sunday, Blue Hawaii, an electronic duo from Montreal, take the stage at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. Also on the bill is Taiwan’s electronic outfit Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬) and electronic folk band WWWW (落差草原).
■ 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 4:30pm
■ Admission is NT$800 in advance and NT$1,000 at the door. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Upbeat punk rockers Punkhoo (胖虎) arrive with their new album tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, with punk group Random (隨性樂團) also playing. Tomorrow’s lineup is formed by indie rockers Rosy (玫瑰紅樂團), pop rock group Castaway and Identize. Djent/progressive metal outfit Lyra (萊拉樂團), hard rock/metal act Pink Noise (粉紅噪音), screamo band Ship of Fools (愚人船) and psychedelic rockers Obviously (顯然樂隊) descend on Sunday.
■ 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 Sunday, 7pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Punk act Two and a Half Star (兩星半), Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬), electronic maker Fish Holic and synthpop artist Lunar Bear (洪都拉斯) congregate tonight at Indie rock club Revolver. Tomorrow, Japan’s grindcore outfit Sete Star Sept is accompanied by Taiwan’s grind/powerviolence/crust band Stench of Lust, death metal/crust punk act Bitch Finder and grind/death group Brain Corrosion.
■ 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 10pm tonight and 8pm tomorrow
■ Entrance is NT$300 for both shows
Tomorrow, bass player Brian Chiu (邱培榮) teams up with drummer Chuck Payne and pianist Martin Musaubach to play funk Jazz and neo soul sounds at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei. The venues hosts free open jam nights every Wednesday.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ Admission is NT$200 tomorrow
Tonight, Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, hosts a psychedelic trance party with a solid lineup including RayManson Kenji, Medusa and Spacey Stacey. Tomorrow is another electronic bash featuring DJs Angel, Soniya and Elin. Several J-rock groups including Voca Cola, Alice Heart and entron Star get together on Sunday.
■ 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 11:30pm tonight, 11pm tomorrow, 4:30pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and 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.
Rapper Juan Tai-jui (阮泰瑞) shares the stage with hip-hop artist Puzzle Man tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. It is eclectic folk group Winking Owl and acoustic duo Young & True (小羊妹妹) tomorrow.
■ 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
Veteran guitarists and rockers Eugene (尤景文) and Again (蔡科俊) play with musician friends tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), while Mando-pop singer Shadya (藍又時) appears tomorrow. Young pop singer Albert Lin (林利豪) is scheduled on Sunday.
■ 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, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Pop musician Yang Teng-yu (楊騰佑) performs with friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), and it is alt-pop band 13 (拾參) and female pop rockers Ching Yi (青衣) tomorrow. Sunday’s roster features indie rockers Hippocampus (海馬迴) and folk group City Partsy (都市零件派對).
■ 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
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online at www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Hamnava Middle East Ensemble (Hamnava中東樂舞團) brings rhythms from the Arab world tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow, The Flat Fives jam out on swing and R&B tunes from the 1940s and 1950s, followed by Jiva Jazz Trio on Wednesday.
■ 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
Puyuma group Savakan and Rukai musicians Iron Men (鐵男樂隊) from Pingtung each play a set 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. Hong Kong’s veteran musician David Huang (黃大煒) appears tomorrow. During the Lunar New Year holiday, popular reggae/Aboriginal rock group Matzka (瑪斯卡) performs on Feb. 1, followed by female musician duo Muwa and Gulali (姆娃與古拉莉) on Feb. 2. It is Paiwan hip-hop artists Boxing (拳樂團) and indigenous group The Sun Goes Down (太陽下山) on Feb. 3.
■ 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 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Feb. 1, NT$300 on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. 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, melodic death metal/metalcore act Greedy Black Hole (貪婪黑洞) celebrates the release of its new album, joined by heavy metal band Burning Island (火燒島), Invincible Tapir (無敵貘) and Ship of Fools (愚人船).
■ 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 6pm
■ Admission is NT$400. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com