Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on Trash, a group that blends inspiration from Brit pop, alternative rock and grunge. Dream pop outfit Frande (法蘭黛) takes the stage tomorrow, and it is Japanese pop rocker Nano 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)
Photo courtesy of Frande
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 7:30pm tomorrow, 6pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$700 tonight, NT$800 tomorrow, NT$2,000 on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com, www.kham.com.tw or at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Girugamesh, a Japanese visual kei metal band, plays tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists.
Photo courtesy of BB Bomb
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$1,800. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com
It is live music with folk group Chairs (椅子), post-rock/folk ensemble Autumn Tea (秋水茶) and Prince (火焰王子) tonight at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties. Later the same night, the venue hosts an electronica party featuring DJs Barfly, Black Na and DJ-SW spinning psychedelic break beats as well as live performances by guitarist Noki Chun and Dark Lo. Japanese folk musician and poet Tomokawa Kazuki performs tomorrow, accompanied by Taiwanese noise-maker Dawang Huang (黃大旺). Sunday’s main act is alternative/folk rock band I am not Dorothy (不是桃樂絲).
■ 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, 11pm for the late-night party, 8pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight and on Sunday, NT$500 for the late-night party, NT$1,500 tomorrow, Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com, www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Paiwan Fingerstyle guitarist Baobu Badulu (保卜) is scheduled tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Sirius Sharp (天狼星口琴樂團), a trio of harmonica virtuosos, performs 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$350
Tonight, Zamar (薩瑪合唱團) plays eclectic music ranging from jazz and rock to Aboriginal and African beats at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館).
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$ NT$400. Tickets available through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Mando-pop singer Candice Lin (林吟蔚) sings tomorrow at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Sunday’s lineup is formed by pop rock outfits Ricing Star (米星星) and Huoyaodays (火曜日樂團).
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$400 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and tickets.books.com.tw
Japanese rockers Jill and univtak play tonight with Taiwan’s BB Bomb (BB彈) and indie pop group Freckles (雀斑) at indie music venue APA (小地方展演空間). Tomorrow, funk/disco trio Rabbit Desperado (不顧死活的兔子) shares the stage with blues rock veteran Celluloid (賽璐璐). Sunday’s performers are instrumental rock act BHD and Baroque indie-pop group The Tic Tac.
■ 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 at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$400 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow and on Sunday, available through www.indievox.com
La Cumbia Del Sol plays psycho-Cumbia-Reggae-Balkan grooves tonight at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, while funk/soul/reggae combo Arman Torus and the Soul Pack performs original songs and popular covers tomorrow. Sunday is a night of jazz with Matthew James Fullen and Steve Smith Jazz Duo. Rock veteran Sissey Chao (趙一豪) takes the stage 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 9:30pm except for tonight which begins at 10pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and Thursday
Indie rockers Mary See the Future (先知瑪莉) appear at There Cafe & Live House (那兒咖啡), a venue for indie music in Taoyuan, tomorrow.
■ B1, 454, Fusing Rd, Taoyuan City (桃園市復興路454號B1), tel: (03) 339-8819. On the Net: www.therelivecafe.com
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$600. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com
Tonight’s lineup at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music and art exhibitions in Taichung, include folk rock ensemble Shepherd Girl (牧羊少女) and Not For Sale (非賣品). A troop of bands will take the stage on Sunday, including C chord (嘻扣樂團), Blossoming Rice (花朵綻飯) and The Giraffe Told Me in My Dream (我夢見長頸鹿對我說)
■ B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Taichung City (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 7:30pm tonight and 6pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$400. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com
Instrumental rock band Shimmering Islands (微光群島) will play some new work tonight at Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei. Alternative rock act PUMPKINney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部) plays tomorrow. It is jazz night on Wednesday with a piano trio led by pianist Nikki Wang (王筱函).
■ 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 tonight and tomorrow, 7:30pm on Wednesday
■ Admission is NT$600 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and on Wednesday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
On Sunday, Taichung rockers Nowhere play songs from their new EP at Paramount Bar (百樂門酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung. Singer Fragrance Liang (梁香) is also on the bill.
■ 70 Minzu 1st Rd, Kaohsiung City (高雄市民族一路70號), tel: (07) 389-0501
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$300, available through www.indievox.com
Solo act Chen Chih-hui (陳智輝) croons tonight at Goat Bar (山羊酒館), a music venue and restaurant in Pingtung, followed by avant-garde jazz ensemble Ape Apocalypse (末日之猩) tomorrow.
■ 23-2 Hengnan Rd, Hengchun Township, Pingtung County (屏東縣恆春鎮恆南路23-2號), tel: (08) 888-0183
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Free admission
Taitung Amis musician Longer (龍哥) performs tomorrow with Kaying no Makerahay (馬格拉海的改硬) at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village in Taitung City composed of a music venue, design and craft shops and a weekend arts fair.
■ 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$200. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
Taipei Discussion and Learning meets on Saturday’s at Frog Free Cafe (蛙咖啡) to hear lectures and discuss topics such as philosophy, science, anthropology, globalization and alternative medicine. All discussions and lectures are conducted in English. This weeks discussion is: School Garden Project: Growing Healthy and Responsible Eaters. Participants will discuss community gardens, permaculture design, teaching children about growing food and how this fits in with a vision of a healthier Taiwan.
■ Frog Free Cafe (蛙咖啡), 5, Alley 69, Songjiang Rd, Taipei City (台北市松江路69巷5號)
■ Tomorrow at 8pm. Admission is free. Look for Taipei Discussion and Learning on Facebook
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