For 2018, the Urban Nomad Opening Freakout will be held on April 14 and 15 at Tiger Mountain. There will also be a warm-up party before the festival, a late-night afterparty on April 14, and more fun events. The lineup will consist of more than 30 bands and DJs playing on two main stages, plus amazing food, craft beer, a pop-up vinyl DJ stage, art installations and booths, circus performers and new surprises.
Following the exhibition ALTERing NATIVism: Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan and the publication of the eponymous book, TheCube built a website to blaze another path of viewing, listening and grasping modern sound cultures in Taiwan.
Taiwan will be the first Asian country having the chance to perform in the SummerStage. On July 16th, from 6 to 10 in the evening, Desserts (張懸), Rollercoaster (落日飛車), and Won Fu (旺福樂團) are going to surge a wave of Taiwanese indie music in the Big Apple NYC.
1976, a Taiwanese indie rock band with Britpop sound has already released more than ten works till now. Their album Outdated (不合時宜) once won them the Band of the Year in Golden Melody Award. 2016 is the band’s 20th anniversary, and they are going to celebrate the special year by having a tour in Taiwan.
This year, Magic Power follows their senior, Mayday（五月天）to set their foot in Japan. They’ve joined the record label “YOSHIMOTO Rand C” which belongs to Yoshimoto Kogyo（吉本興業）and released the first Japanese greatest hits “THE BEST OF MAGIC POWER.”
Known for her sweet disposition, Claire Kuo（郭靜）will be launching her latest illustrated calendar album “La Vita è Bella” on Singles’ Day, which falls on Nov 11th. This mini-album contains six songs sung by Kuo for specific drama series or events.