As Taiwanese society opened up after martial law was lifted in 1987, there became a demand for night spots featuring live music, and a small number of bars began featuring underground bands with original material. Several Taipei venues, Scum and Vibe being the best known, provided a platform for the burgeoning Taiwan New Music scene which formed the base for independent music on the island today. Live houses like The Wall, Riverside and Underworld continue this tradition while the phenomena has spread to other cities with Emerge and 89K in Taichung and The Checkered Record Room in Tainan to name just a few. Overseas bands looking to tour should check the list below for booking options, and visitors to the island can find venue details and links to weekly event calendars.

LIVE HOUSES:
BLISS (Taipei)
DV8 (Taipei)
RIVERSIDE LIVE HOUSE (Taipei)
RIVERSIDE MUSIC CAFE (Taipei)
ROXY VIBE (Taipei)
THE UNDERWORLD (Taipei)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (Taipei)
VICIOUS CIRCLE (Taipei)
THE WALL (Taipei)
WITCH HOUSE (Taipei)























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