Started up by Voices From The South director Don and Maho lead singer A-Chang, The Mercury is going to be Kaohsiung's best spot for eclectic live music shows. The premises features a pub on the first floor, where you can choose from a vast menu of beers, highballs and cocktails, including martinis. The menu also includes western pub snacks such as burgers, hot dogs, nachos, onion rings, fries and Mexican quesadillas. Weekly specials include $50 NT draft beer on Wednesdays, and on Friday/Saturday nights, buy 2 beers get one free!
In August, the second floor will be renovated to include a stage for live performances. There have already been negotiations with The Wall in Taipei and Womb Bloc in Kaohsiung to host shows here!
The Mercury is located at 46 Li Wen Road in San Min District, Kaohsiung. It is two blocks west of Bo Ai Road, and Li Wen road is between Yu Cheng and Ming Hua Roads.
Hours of operation: 9:00 PM-2:00 AM every day
電話: (07) 550-8617
張貼者： HeavyQ 於 下午10:55
To celebrate U Loud's anniversary, a special show will be held in Kaohsiung featuring every band on the label's roster. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves. First, it should be noted that Kaohsiung's finest punk/ska band Shy Kick Apple have recently been signed to the label after lengthy negotiations. Things are beginning to look up for Kaohsiung's scene, as the folks at the Taipei-based company are starting to show keen interest in the southern bands.
Anyhoo, on July 4th at the Pier 2 Arts District, come check out a lineup that will blow your mind: Shy Kick Apple, Fire Ex, KoOk, Orange Grass, Sugar Plum Ferry, as well as clione-index from Japan and international stars Cthonic!!
Check our previous post for Kaohsiung's Design Festival for the location and how to get there!! The Fourth Of July takes on a whole new meaning for Kaohsiung denizens this year!!
張貼者： HeavyQ 於 上午12:03
On June 2nd, the Tainan premiere of Voices From The South will take place at Li De University in Tainan. 5 bands will be featured, including Fire Ex, The Hindsight, and three local bands. Admission is free, so bring as many people as you can!! See some kick-ass rock and roll, learn about the indie scene in southern Taiwan, and perhaps be inspired to start your own band!
More information is available at Li De University's Hot Rocks Club site!
張貼者： HeavyQ 於 上午10:42