Shawn talks with the band of brothers known as Destroyers to find out why they suck...and why that's what makes them so great.
Legacy27 Oct 2013 (Sun)
Steve fired off a few quick questions to fellow New Zealander, Ruban Nielson, frontman for psychedelic-rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra and learns of the man's love of analog and his life in America's reputed hipster capital, Portland.
Underworld & Revolver31 Aug 2012 (Fri)
20 Jul 2012 (Fri)
Wayne Is So Sad are a five-piece punk-band based in Taipei. Their album, I Love You, which was released last year on Chngin Records, hits the punk-rock spot. It brings me joy.
The Wall Livehouse24 Jan 2013 (Thu)
We reviewed their fantastic album Soul Music a while back and they're one of our favourite live bands so we wanted to get to know them better.
Danshui, Taipei13 Aug 2011 (Sat)
Deerhoof are coming to the Formoz festival this year! Soon! Really soon! This Sunday soon! They’re widely known as high-energy, unpredictable, and difficult to classify, in the most delightful of ways. Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier was kind enough to answer some questions we posed to him.
Pipe Livehouse10 Dec 2011 (Sat)
Neo Studio1 Nov 2012 (Thu)
Taipei-based drummer Dzun Long has played drums in so many influential bands that it's really quite obscene.
Y173 May 2013 (Fri)
Following the great response from our last 2012 Preview, we asked more local musicians of their upcoming plans.
Underworld16 Mar 2013 (Sat)
Legacy1 Jul 2012 (Sun)
The Wall Livehouse30 Jun 2012 (Sat)
MiCasa26 Feb 2012 (Sun)
The Wall Livehouse31 Aug 2012 (Fri)
Six questions for Wu Bai on the occasion of his sixth visit to Legacy.
Part 1: Legacy Taipei's Director Arthur Chen shares his thoughts on running a livehouse, changing the habits of the Taiwanese audience, and band reunions.
Get your head out of the clouds and see Stars in Taipei.
Y172 Jun 2013 (Sun)
Studio 185 Aug 2011 (Fri)
We catch up with Grayson Gilmour, one-third of the New Zealand post-punk band So So Modern, to find out their connection with the anti-nuke movement, trading their day jobs for the chaos of touring, and also his own successes as a solo artist.
Underworld10 Oct 2012 (Wed)
7 Jan 2014 (Tue)
Daan Park, Taipei6 Feb 2011 (Sun)
The Wall Livehouse29 May 2013 (Wed)
TAV, 海邊的卡夫卡, Revolver, Legacy Taipei10 Oct 2014 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse23 Mar 2012 (Fri)
Hardcore band King Ly Chee are among the long list of internationals playing Heart-Town Festival in Taichung this month. We caught up with Riz Farooqi, who since forming the band 15 years ago has been one of loudest voices in promoting hardcore in Asia — and that ain’t proving easy!
APA Lounge 80812 Mar 2011 (Sat)
The Wall Livehouse25 Sep 2011 (Sun)
Low-Brightness Period is a relatively new band on the Kaohsiung scene.
In the fall of 2012, local musician 黃雨晴 Huang Yu Ching moved from Taipei to Berlin. Before flying to the other side of the globe, she had successfully led two well-loved bands, the popular Space Cake and the brilliant 強迫女孩 OCD Girl.
Revolver14 Dec 2011 (Wed)
Part 2: Legacy Taipei's Director Arthur Chen offers some advice to young indie bands, weighs in on ticket pricing, and explains Legacy's big plans for the future.
Some 23 years ago, Dinosaur Jr's loud, distortion-heavy music fuelled me as a young skatepunk, so when I heard they were finally touring Taipei, I jumped at the chance to chat with them.
Underworld8 Feb 2011 (Tue)
venues around Taiwan2 Jan 2013 (Wed)
台北花博公園 Taipei Flower Expo Park3 Aug 2013 (Sat)
Pier 22 Mar 2013 (Sat)
Shawn walks through the darkness to find the light with the band Frandé.
venues around Taiwan31 Dec 2011 (Sat)
Legacy17 Mar 2012 (Sat)
I chatted with Dean Spunt and Randy Randall from No Age shortly before their show at The Wall in Taipei.
The Wall Livehouse14 Oct 2011 (Fri)
Did she really just hop on a plane to New York City to shoot concerts? Yes, she did. Local photographer Emily Cheng shares about the experience of following her dream in the Big Apple.
Daan Park, Taipei5 Feb 2011 (Sat)
We interviewed the two English owners of Revolver, Jez and Leeroy, as they were preparing to celebrate one year in business.
This week Dirty Beaches will play his first ever shows in his birthplace, Taipei. GigGuide.tw caught up with Alex Zhang Hungtai of Dirty Beaches just after he arrived in Japan last week. And he has lots to say about immigrants, process, definitions, diasporas, dark German all-weekend party culture, nightness and excesses of Japanese matcha.
In the late 90’s, four friends put together a band that would become beloved on the local indie scene and, long before the government decided to promote our island through rock 'n roll, toured and played festivals in the USA.
We braved the dags and the smell to get this interview with the jetsetting Manic Sheep. What insights will you get out this band thrust into indie stardom?
APA Lounge 80826 Feb 2011 (Sat)
Midnight Ping Pong (wink wink, nudge nudge). Floaty gets acquainted with one of the bright new bands on the scene! Catch 'em tonight at Revolver. Game on!
The Wall Livehouse1 Aug 2011 (Mon)
Erluanbi Lighthouse, Kenting12 Apr 2011 (Tue)
Pier 210 Oct 2011 (Mon)
Forests' Jon Du talks toothpaste, Twin Peaks and tweed with Australian psych-rock band White Lodge ahead of their mini-tour together this month.
Underworld26 Jan 2011 (Wed)
ATT Showbox7 Mar 2014 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse6 Jul 2013 (Sat)
The Kaohsiung three-piece have just released their latest CD, “The Unbearable Heaviness Of Being”, so we decided to have a wee catch up.
Legacy4 Jun 2011 (Sat)
The Wall Livehouse21 Oct 2012 (Sun)
Erluanbi Lighthouse, Kenting11 Apr 2011 (Mon)
Legacy14 Jun 2013 (Fri)
We met up with Swedish post-rock band pg.lost for a couple of beers and a chat before their 2nd Taipei show.
Legacy17 Feb 2012 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse4 May 2011 (Wed)
NTU Sports Center19 Feb 2014 (Wed)
Guandu Waterside Park, Taipei16 Jul 2011 (Sat)
On December 4th, Mac DeMarco plays The Wall with LTK Commune. GigGuide.tw caught up with Mr. DeMarco as he embarked on his first world tour. His songs are instantly memorable, yet feel completely eccentric and familiar ― all at once.
The Wall Livehouse18 Jan 2013 (Fri)
Legacy Taichung27 Sep 2014 (Sat)
Legacy16 Feb 2012 (Thu)
The Wall Livehouse19 Feb 2011 (Sat)
I recently caught up with Conrad Keely, lead-singer and guitarist of the Texan post-hardcore band …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead ahead of their new album release and Taiwan concert.
The Wall Livehouse13 May 2011 (Fri)
The Soft Moon are very excited to be coming to Taiwan to play at this year's Formoz Festival. We interviewed frontman Luis Vasquez to find out what the band has been doing lately and what he wants to do while he is in Taiwan.
Revolver31 Oct 2013 (Thu)
The Mercury9 May 2013 (Thu)
We asked local musicians and promoters of their plans for 2012.
Legacy1 Dec 2013 (Sun)
Legacy24 Jul 2014 (Thu)
Pier 212 Oct 2013 (Sat)
Ken South Rock is the result of a serendipitous meeting and instant bonding of two musical talents, NYC's Adam Amram and Tokyo's Kenichi (Ken) Minami.
淡水文化園區 Tamsui Culture Park12 Sep 2014 (Fri)
Find out what Sleaze has been up to – from what kinds of music the band has been listening, to weird shit that happens at their gigs, to profound thoughts about DIY and the Taiwanese indie community. There is a lot of depth behind this band. Dig in!
The Wall Livehouse2 Jul 2011 (Sat)
Indie Filmmaker, Proprietor of the The Mercury Bar in Kaohsiung and most recently, Producer for the 48 Hour Film Project.
The Park20 Sep 2013 (Fri)
Go Chic talk about the new album, We Ain't Home, changing drummers, and having their pants ripped off. Read Floaty's interview, then catch the album release party on Friday at The Wall!
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In an exclusive interview that ranges from track and field to Tool, Ásgeir tells us about collaborating with family, his taste for odd time signatures, and staying grounded in the face of sudden success.
Underworld1 Sep 2012 (Sat)
We were racing the clock to get in touch with Sumin Jo, member of Korean punk-rock band, Patients, before their Taipei debut at the Beastie Rock Festival. Fresh from their English Tour in Liverpool and London, Jo introduces us to Patients’ unique music style, Hybrid-Punk, and shares more information on their tour in Taiwan.
The Wall Livehouse18 Sep 2013 (Wed)
Fulfillment Amphitheatre7 Sep 2013 (Sat)
The Wall Livehouse15 Feb 2012 (Wed)
Roxymoron won over Taiwanese fans with their dancey rock and charming personalities, then decided they’d go conquer England. GigGuide.tw caught up with drummer John Stephenson to check on their Empire, getting an education on English winters and the sex life of koalas along the way.
Revolver11 Jul 2012 (Wed)
The Wall5 Oct 2013 (Sat)
What is a “BHD”? Is it an advanced university degree or something pornographic?
Come closer and see into the trees... GigGuide.tw goes deep into the Forests with this exclusive interview.
Veteran punkers Damnkidz recently released a brand-new CD, "No Cross No Crown". Frontman Gan Weed took time away from his busy punk-rock lifestyle to answer a few questions.
The Wall Livehouse7 Oct 2011 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse21 May 2014 (Wed)
Neo Studio16 Dec 2012 (Sun)
The Wall Livehouse4 May 2012 (Fri)
Revolver21 Jul 2011 (Thu)
The Wall Livehouse4 Dec 2013 (Wed)
30 Nov 2013 (Sat)
Legacy18 Jun 2014 (Wed)
If you thought Death Metal was intense, how about serving it up with a chip on its shoulder? Triumphing over recent adversity, Revilement is back in action with a renewed commitment to increase the brutality. Vocalist Joe Reviled discusses spontaneous combustion, touring, drinking beer out of shoes, and the meaning of life.
Group A are a Japanese avant-garde noise music and visual arts group from Tokyo that were formed in 2012. Next week they'll be playing for the first time in Taiwan at the 2014 Urban Nomad Opening Party. So we contacted them by email for this interview to let everyone know what to expect.
Legacy Taipei8 Nov 2014 (Sat)
Underworld27 Jul 2011 (Wed)
Legacy26 Nov 2013 (Tue)
APA Lounge 80813 Jan 2013 (Sun)
Legacy11 Jan 2012 (Wed)
Underworld22 Jul 2011 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse3 May 2013 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse7 Feb 2014 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse19 Apr 2012 (Thu)
Underworld22 Jan 2011 (Sat)
Pier 231 Dec 2012 (Mon)
ATT Showbox21 Mar 2014 (Fri)
Revolver19 Jul 2014 (Sat)
The Wall Livehouse22 Aug 2010 (Sun)
The Wall Livehouse23 Feb 2014 (Sun)
The Wall Livehouse22 Apr 2014 (Tue)
Legacy3 Aug 2011 (Wed)
Legacy19 Jun 2014 (Thu)
Korean post-rock/hardcore band, Apollo 18, first visited Taiwan two years ago where they played two frenetic shows and won me over as a fan in the process. I am more than excited to see them return for Beastie Rock Festival this weekend.
Legacy Taichung6 Dec 2014 (Sat)
NTU Sports Center18 Feb 2014 (Tue)
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The Wall Livehouse10 Oct 2012 (Wed)
Legacy Taipei16 Nov 2014 (Sun)
Rocks3 Oct 2013 (Thu)
Witch House7 Aug 2011 (Sun)
Revolver27 Sep 2012 (Thu)
Huashan Creative Arts Center27 Apr 2013 (Sat)
Ken South Rock set off a tremendous buzz around the island when they came last year. Some fresh converts even made it their mission to catch every single performance. I’ve seen people get sweaty and hyper just talking about them.
Of the 100+ bands playing at this year's Beastie Rock festival are a handful of overseas acts, including this group of funny lads from Malaysia.
The Wall Livehouse16 Dec 2011 (Fri)
Treasure Hill27 Jan 2014 (Mon)
Legacy24 Aug 2013 (Sat)
24 Oct 2012 (Wed)
The Wall Livehouse24 Dec 2010 (Fri)
Underworld29 Sep 2012 (Sat)
Revolver11 Sep 2014 (Thu)
板橋435藝文特區15 Mar 2014 (Sat)
Manchester trio Delphic began creating their uplifting blend of electronica and indie rock in 2009, and quickly churned out their fantastic debut album Acolyte the following year, yet eager fans had to wait almost three more years for their latest album, Collections.
Treellage Stage7 Dec 2011 (Wed)
ATT Showbox3 May 2014 (Sat)
Legacy10 Feb 2012 (Fri)
Taipei International Convention Center2 Nov 2011 (Wed)
Neo Studio9 Dec 2012 (Sun)
Propulsive San Francisco indie acoustic rockers, 'The Dodos' are busy prepping for their first-ever Asian tour...and first concert appearance in Taipei on May 21st.
The Wall Livehouse22 Mar 2013 (Fri)
Revolver25 Jul 2013 (Thu)
The third nipple's the charm
Legacy11 Jun 2013 (Tue)
GigGuide.tw were lucky to snag Feiwu's Ian Lamont and Bob Hsiung for an email interview just hours before their flights to Taiwan.
Duda Deportiva features Underworld’s Thursday DJ Chema, plus Warren & Zac from 1976, and Dylan & Barbie from Telephone Booth. They play this Thursday June 6 at Underworld.
British two-piece, Blood Red Shoes, will soon be arriving in Taiwan to play this year's Formoz Festival. In an email interview with vocalist/guitarist Laura-Mary she explains why they skipped releasing a CD version of their new EP and her feelings about touring with The Joy Formidable.
The Wall Livehouse25 Apr 2014 (Fri)
Legacy17 Jan 2014 (Fri)
In an exclusive interview, Örvar of Múm talks horror films, waxes nostalgic about Taroko Gorge and spicy octopus, insists that Kylie Minogue is not a villain, teaches us some Icelandic, and almost tells us the title of their new album.
The morning after their performance at The People's Party in Taipei we crashed their hotel room to talk with Suren (drums) and Jamie (guitar) before they were whisked away to catch a flight to Jakarta.
The Wall Livehouse12 Mar 2012 (Mon)
The Wall Livehouse31 Jan 2013 (Thu)
Legacy17 Nov 2013 (Sun)
The Sydney-based band The Jezabels makes its second trip to Taipei in 2012, after some pretty mad touring all over the world in the first half of 2012.
Underworld3 Dec 2011 (Sat)
I was unable to attend Suuns’ recent concert in Taipei but had the fortune of taking photos at a fantastic gig of theirs in New York. I became an instant fan.
The Wall Livehouse6 Mar 2013 (Wed)
The Park4 Apr 2014 (Fri)
The Wall Livehouse28 Apr 2011 (Thu)
NTU Sports Center20 Apr 2013 (Sat)
Legacy12 Dec 2011 (Mon)
Y1714 Apr 2013 (Sun)
Our man Eddie enters the cage with Kaohsiung 4-piece The Apes Have Landed.
Legacy19 Jun 2011 (Sun)
Revolver21 May 2013 (Tue)
Neo Studio12 May 2013 (Sun)
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