The Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra will perform today and tomorrow at Taipei’s National Concert Hall. Under the baton of Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko and cello performances by Norwegian Truls Mork, tonight’s program includes Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, op.46, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 107 and Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Tomorrow’s program includes Geirr Tveitt’s Excerpts of 100 Folk Tunes from Hardanger, Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto in E minor, op. 85 and Symphony No 2 in D major, op. 43 by Jean Sibelius.
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm. Remaining tickets are NT$2,400 to NT$4,200, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Pure Brilliance II is a performance at Taipei’s National Concert Hall by pianist Liao Chiao-han (廖皎含) and violinist Liu Hsiao (劉霄). The program includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op.12 No.3, Sergei Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No.2 in D Major, Op.94, Cesar Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major and Tzigane by Maurice Ravel.
■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City
■ Monday at 7:30pm. Remaining tickets are NT$600 to NT$2,000, available through NTCH ticketing or online at www.artsticket.com.tw
Japanese musician Masaki Toraiwa will perform tomorrow at FUZZ Art Space, a performance and art space in New Taipei City.
■ B1, 199 Zhongshan Rd, Sec 2, New Taipei City (新北市板橋區中山路二段99號B1)
■ Show starts at 4pm
■ Tickets are NT$300
The Last Minute Latin Band, a new musical project formed early last year and composed of Latinos and Americans, will perform tonight at The Loft at WOW. The group’s energetic version of Latin tunes is influenced by Salsa, Bachata, Merengue and Reggae. Tomorrow it is Dread Rider and O-Brothaz Sound System, two Taiwan-based reggae acts.
■ The Loft at WOW, 3F, 2, Ln 120, Wuchang St, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段120巷2號3F)
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ Tickets are NT$350 tonight and tomorrow, available through the venues Facebook page
This weekend’s performances at Legacy Taipei, a venue that hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts, by Wubai and China Blue are sold out. Pop group Men Envy Children (小男孩樂團) will perform on Sunday. Indie singer-songwriter Zooey Wonder (黃玠瑋) takes the stage on Wednesday.
■ 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).
■ Shows start on Sunday at 4pm and Wednesday at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$1,000 on Sunday and NT$800 on Wednesday. Tickets available through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Celebrate St. Patrick’s day tonight at The Beat with Paul Murphy, known primarily by his stage name Skratch Bastid, a Canadian DJ and Juno-nominated record producer. A three-time Scribble Jam DJ Battle winner, URB magazine has described him as “a DJ with more than mixing up his sleeves.” Special guests include DJ Marcus Aurelius, Resident Soul, DJ CROSS CUTZ and DJ Double P.
■ The Beat, B2, 27, Fuxing S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市復興南路二段27號B2)
■ Tonight at 10pm
■ Tickets are NT$500 at the door
Japanese metalcore band Crystal Lake will perform tomorrow at The Wall (這牆), a prominent Taipei venue for indie rock artists. Taiwan’s deathcore/death metal outfit Emerging from the Cocoon (破繭而出) and Thailand’s Annalynn are also on the bill. It’s a night of house and techno tonight at Korner, a venue located inside The Wall, with Detroit’s Mike Servito, Initials B.B., Waves of Doppler, Barkher and others. Tomorrow the techno and house party continues with Lyova Lyubov, Aowu, Ruby Fatale, Toska and others.
■ 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: thewall.tw
■ The Wall show starts tomorrow at 8pm; Korner shows begin at 11:50pm
■ The Wall tickets cost NT$1,500 tomorrow; Korner tickets cost NT$500 tonight and NT$200 tomorrow, available through thewall.tw
It’s a night of jazz tonight at Legacy Mini, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei, with Naught Swing set to take the stage.
■ Legacy Mini at 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 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$500, available through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Blues/country/grunge outfit Anteater (食蟻獸), Taipei punk trio Messyroom (梅西的房間) and Autumn Billows 99 (秋瀾九十九) perform tonight at APA Mini (小地方展演空間). Tomorrow, reggae rock outfit Hang in the Air (盪在空中), karaoke and jazz-inspired ska by Skaraoke and Marionette’s Danced (舞人舞屍) will all take the stage. Singer-songwriter Wee (陳漢偉) performs on Sunday.
■ B1,147, Hangzhou S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市杭州南路一段147號B1), tel: (02) 2327-8658. On the Net: www.facebook.com/apamini
■ Shows start tonight at 7:30pm and tomorrow and Sunday at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow and Sunday, available through www.indievox.com
Visual, synth and alternative rock are on the menu tonight at indie rock club Revolver, with Japan’s Vera-Fi and Eureka and Taiwan’s Playmess set to perform. Tomorrow, it is shoegaze and dreampop with Japan’s Collapse and Spool. Punk rock and pop punk are on the menu on Sunday with The Sackgasse (死胡同), Falling Black (無先生), Coastal Kanpai (海岸乾杯) and Shoelace (鞋帶) on the bill. It’s an evening of Latin grooves on Wednesday with the Last Minute Band followed on Thursday with alternative rock and pop rock with Yesido (阿克曼樂團), Arkmenband and Bacon Slap (培根巴掌).
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678. On the Net: www.facebook.com/revolver.taipei
■ Shows start tonight, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30pm, tomorrow at 8pm and Sunday at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight, NT$650 tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday and Wednesday and NT$300 on Thursday
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub in Taipei, will host an Irish Music Jam tonight. Tomorrow it is rock group The Admissionaries.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Shows start at 10pm
■ Admission is free tonight and NT$300 tomorrow
Puyuma singer and guitarist Nawan and singer and guitarist Chai Kefu (鄧志峰) perform tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk duo Tom & Huck (湯姆與哈克) take the stage 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
Undercurrent plays jazz, hip-hop and neo-soul tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). We’re Sorry (問題總部) is also on the bill. Studio and session guitarist Geddy Lin (林正如) will play with friends tomorrow. Folk, pop and rock act Mash (緋紅樂團) take the stage on Sunday. They will be joined by pop singer Eric Kung (龔敬文). Guitarist Leon Cheung (鄭興) performs on Wednesday with folk rock/experimental musician Sam Liao (廖士賢). Singer-guitarist Positive Zero (陳振霖) performs 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 tonight, tomorrow, Sunday and Wednesday at 9pm and Thursday at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, NT$350 Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, available through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Two Bass Hit, a jazz quartet featuring electric bass, upright bass, piano and drums, appear tonight at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow, Minyen Hsieh (謝明諺) and his quartet will play songs from two of saxophone’s greats: Joe Henderson and Joe Lovano. The Han Jazz Quartet performs funk, fusion, bossa and samba on Wednesday. The Yukako Yamano Piano Trio plays original songs 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.sappholive.com
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow and NT$300 on Wednesday and Thursday
Indie pop outfit Freckles (雀斑) performs tomorrow at Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei.
■ 117, Anhe Rd, Taichung City (台中市安和路117號), tel: (04) 2359-8780. On the Net: www.legacy.com.tw/taichung.
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$700, available through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Pop singer Chiang Sung-lin (江松霖) croons on Sunday at Taichung’s Forro Cafe (呼嚕咖啡).
■ 47, Jingcheng 3rd St, Taichung City (台中市精誠三街47號), tel: (04) 2310-1661. On the Net: forrocafe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$550, available through www.indievox.com
The Peppermints (薄荷葉樂團) lead singer Shine Lin (林倩) performs tonight at The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung. Soul singer Zoomie (陳柔米) is also set to perform. Thai instrumental post rock group Hope the Flowers continue their Taiwan tour tomorrow. They will share the venue with post-rock band Pleiades (昴宿) from Kaohsiung.
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617.
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Entrance for each show is NT$300, available at www.indievox.com
Thai instrumental post rock group Hope the Flowers continue their Taiwan tour tonight at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Tainan. Taiwan’s Magic Stallions (妙蛙種馬) are also on the bill. Japanese hardcore band Eureka performs tomorrow with Taiwan’s Chiou Mei (秋梅).
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Tainan City (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Shows at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$250, available at www.indievox.com
Indie singer-songwriter Zoe Huang (黃玠瑋) continues her cross country tour to promote her latest EP tomorrow at Live Warehouse, a venue for indie music located inside Kaohsiung’s Pier-2 Arts Center (駁二藝術特區).
■ 2-5 Dayi Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市大義街2-5號), tel: (07) 521-8114. On the Net: livewarehouse.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$800, available through tickets.books.com.tw
Sound artist Ruby Fatale (鹿比—吠陀), punk group Cat in the Case and The Waiit (等等樂團) perform tonight at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music performances and art exhibitions in Taichung. Electro duo KoDaBow (柯大堡) fuse psy-trance, deep house and dubstep tomorrow. They will be joined by Kaohsiung rockers Merlin Gun (梅林槍) and Hacker Band (駭嗑樂團). Taichung rockers Nowhere appear on Wednesday.
■ B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Greater Taichung (台中市河南路二段429號B1-1), tel: (04) 2451-1989. On the Net: soundlivehouse.msmusic.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7pm tonight and tomorrow and 7:30pm on Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and NT$300 on Wednesday, available through www.walkieticket.com and www.indievox.com
Atayal musician Tseng Shu-chin (曾淑勤) performs tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village in Taitung City. Heavy metal act No Name and Bye-bye Sun (太陽下山) take the stage tomorrow.
■ 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.tiehua.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays
■ Entrance is NT$120 for each show, available at tickets.books.com.tw
Ian Rowen, a researcher at Academia Sinica’s Institute of Ethnology, will hold a lecture, One China, Two Taiwans: The geopolitics of cross-Strait Tourism, at Academia Sinica on Wednesday. Rowan’s talk will examine the cultural and territorial politics of the rapid growth in tourism from China to Taiwan after the 2008 election of Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九). What is the impact of Chinese tourists on Taiwanese society, on China-Taiwan relations and on cultural and geopolitical spaces on both sides of the Taiwan Strait? Based on interviews and ethnographic fieldwork conducted in Taiwan and China between 2012 and 2015, and drawing from theoretical threads in political and cultural geography, anthropology, sociology and critical tourism studies, Rowen will argue that tourism should be viewed as a mode of social and spatial ordering that produces tourists and state territory as inherently unstable effects of power. The lecture is in Chinese.
■ Institute of Ethnology, Academia Sinica, Room 2319
■ Wednesday at noon. Admission is free, but participants must register online at www.ioe.sinica.edu.tw
Woolloomooloo Moonshiner is thinking Outside the Box! with its mini documentary film festival tomorrow and March 25. Tomorrow’s documentaries include The Artist Is Present and The Woodmans, while the two documentaries on March 25 are Cutie and the Boxer and William S. Burroughs: A Man Within.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 120, Wuchang St, Taipei City (台北市武昌街二段120巷2號2F)
■ Tomorrow at 3:30pm and 7pm, and March 25 at 3:30pm and 7pm
■ Tickets are NT$200 per screening and available through the Woolloomooloo Moonshiner Facebook page