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Tag: kou chou ching

Freak Out Beast 2010 edition

Freak Out Beast (吵年獸), a music festival featuring a huge line up of Taiwan indie bands, took place on Saturday and Sunday in the space around the Red Theatre in Ximending. I attended both days last year but this year I was only able to attend for one day on Sunday.

The event took place on [...]

Sanying Community celebrates another year

On Saturday the Amis community of Sanying (三鶯部落) in Sanxia held its end of year celebration. The event attracted a crowd of about 500 people which was more than last year’s event. The community had also undergone a lot rebuilding after its demolition in February 2008.

The afternoon began with dancing by members of Sanying and [...]

Saturday in Ximending

On Saturday afternoon I headed to Ximending (西門町) to meet a friend and see what was happening. The place was abuzz with activity. One of the first things I spotted was this concert going on in the plaza beside the Red Theatre (紅樓). The plaza also has a lively market where young designers and artists [...]

Kou Chou Ching win awards

Taiwanese hip hop artists Kou Chou Ching (拷秋勤) have won two awards at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. They received the awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday 29 August. The Taiwan News reports:
Taiwanese hip hop group Kou Chou Ching won the awards for “Best Remix Song” and “Best Music Group” at America’s Just Plain [...]

Summer of music

Aphasia at The Wall on 14 June 2009
Summer has well and truly arrived and it brings with it an awesome line up of summer music events. Music festivals and other special events will see several major international acts perform as well as a huge number of Taiwanese bands. The events are not just limited to [...]

Freak Out Beast in Ximending

A free music festival called Freak Out Beast (吵年獸) was  held over the weekend in Ximending. The event took place on two stages next to the Red House Theatre (西門紅樓). The north stage featured guitar based bands while the south stage hosted DJs mixing and scratching hip hop sounds.
The name of the festival refers to [...]

Sanying Community end of year party

Sanying Community (三鶯部落) held an “end of year protest party” at their village in Sanxia (三峽), Taipei County yesterday. The community located by the Dahan River is made up of Amis aborigines who settled there after coming to Taipei to seek work in the 1970s. In February 2008 the Sanying village was demolished after protestors [...]

Artists support PTS

A group of artists joined together in Taipei today to express their support for Taiwan’s Public Television Service (PTS; 公共電視). The event at Freedom Square brought together film makers, musicians, writers and artists who all put their name to a petition to protest against the Legislative Yuan freezing part of PTS’s annual budget. I detailed [...]