Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tomorrow, Hong Kong-based pop musician Phil Lam (林奕匡) teams up for a show with Taiwan’s Liao Wen-chiang (廖文強). Paiwan hip-hop artists Boxing play on Sunday, followed by Indie rockers Seafood (海鮮套餐) on Thursday.
■ 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)
Photos Courtesy of Macbeth
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$800 tomorrow, NT$700 on Sunday and on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts available online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks.
Ambient music artist Tycho from San Francisco performs tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, supported by White Eyes One Half (白目二分之一) and hip-hop artist Aristophanes (狸貓). The venue hosts Kawaii Pop Fest tomorrow and Sunday, featuring a troop of anime bands, including Dorothy Little Happy, Tokyo Girl’s Style, Up Up Girl Kakkokari and Passpo. Wednesday’s lineup includes disco/post-punk outfit New Sunglasses (新墨鏡) and electronic/new wave act Jade Eyes (孔雀眼).
Photos Courtesy of The Sign of Human
■ 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 Wednesday, 2pm tomorrow, noon on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$1,500 tonight, NT$2,800 for one-day shows and 1,200 for one show tomorrow and on Sunday, NT$200 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw or thewall.tw.
Photo Courtesy of Queen Suitcase
It is hip-hop night tonight at indie rock club Revolver with DJs Cary and Senor Smoke. Hosted by LEO37, O.S.T. is a multi-media event that features short films and a slew of Taiwanese musicians including Terry Hsieh (謝明諺), Thomas Hu from Skaraoke and Sung Ya from Space Cake tomorrow. Sunday’s roster include electronic/post-rock combo Iron House (鐵屋), The Tube and Forests (森林合唱團). Goth/industrial outfit Beneath the Leaves and Blossoming Rice (花朵綻飯) each plays a set on Wednesday, and it is post-rock/post-metal act Swirrl and Hateful Rezpect 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 10:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 8:30pm on Sunday, 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Admission is NT$300 tonight and on Sunday, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday
It is live music from funk/nu-metal act Underway and Luck & Chance tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Tomorrow’s show is by progressive rock band Sonar (聲納). Fangzhang (方丈樂團) and Jade Eyes (孔雀眼) play 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 8pm tonight, 7:30pm tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight and on Sunday, NT$250 tomorrow. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort and 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Blues outfit EggplantEgg (茄子蛋) shares the stage with Beetoast tomorrow at the The Park (公園展演空間), the latest installment of the Roxy enterprise, together with power/progressive metal act Animanick and melodic/metal group Minstrel (吟遊家).
■ 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 7:30pm
■ NT$300. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com
Solo rocker Zulin Wu (吳志寧) appears at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, tonight. Indie-pop combo 23 Half (23號半) plays 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
Indie musician Enno Cheng (鄭宜農) performs tonight 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.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$400 tonight, available through www.indievox.com
Post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) and noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) form tonight’s lineup at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), followed by indigenous group The Voice of Life (原味醞釀) and funk-rock ensemble Coach (教練樂隊) tomorrow.
■ 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$450 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets available online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
International music duo SweeT travels to Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Taiwanese folk rock band Xing Li Band (行李樂團) shares the stage with I am not Dorothy (不是桃樂絲) tomorrow. Taiwanese nakashi rockers The Clippers (夾子電動大樂隊) return on Sunday.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2B1), 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 tonight which begins at 9:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$500 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tomorrow, Cosmic Inversion plays music in the “Jam Band” tradition of Grateful Dead, Phish and Widespread Panic at Sappho Live, 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.sappholive.com
■ Show starts at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400
Pop punk outfit Speed Way is among the performers tomorrow at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music performances and art exhibitions in Greater Taichung. Young rockers Sun-Matches (太陽牌火柴) and Killer Voice (殺手之聲) are scheduled 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
■ Show starts at 7pm tomorrow and 8pm on Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$400 tomorrow and NT$300 on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com
Tonight, garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽), indie pop group Queen Suitcase (皇后皮箱) and alt-pop band 13 (拾參) join forces at Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. Currently on tour to promote their new album, synth pop duo Dronetonics arrive tomorrow, accompanied by screamo act Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) and garage rock band Eyeball Killer (眼球殺手). Taipei-based Japanese guitarist Eiji Kadota celebrates the release of his debut album on Thursday.
■ 117, Anhe Rd, Greater Taichung (台中市安和路117號), tel: (04) 2359-8780. On the Net: www.legacy.com.tw/taichung.
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight and tomorrow, NT$600 on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
New metal/post-hardcore Way of Puzzle (謎路人) and Greater Kaohsiung rockers Backpack Banana (背包一根蕉) are scheduled tonight at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Greater Tainan.
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Greater Tainan (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Show starts at 10pm
■ Admission is NT$250
Tonight, hip-hop ensemble Lazy Habits from London play a show 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.
■ 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
■ Show starts 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. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
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