VELVET UNDERGROUND

Nestled in the basement of a department store building in Taipei's youth shopping district Ximending is the live house and restaurant Velvet Underground commonly referred to as VU. Over the past few years, the venue, with spacious dining area, inconspicuous lounge section and wide stage, has become a popular hangout for punks, rockers and dance music lovers alike. The chic black interior decorated with album cover art makes a suitable atmosphere for the restaurant which serves a variety of Taiwan-style Mexican food. On weekends, the events are usually separated into evening and late shows offering more music than most other places. The VU website also promotes the local scene with profiles for all the bands that have played there. Besides live rock shows, Velvet Underground has seen a surge in dub reggae DJ and sound system events reflecting Taipei's diverse music needs. VU is an option for those looking to get out of the university quarter where most of the smaller live houses are situated.



VENUE LINKS

www.velvet-underground.com.tw

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