“Hello Taiwan Rocks!” Concert Totally Rocked

(Photo by Ken Lo)

On Nov 19th late night, AsianInNY co-hosted the 2nd Annual Hello Taiwan Rocks! and welcomed hundreds of fans at Taiwan Center in Flushing New York.  Many people attended the concert where they not only got to enjoy some rock music but they also got to taste many delicious Taiwanese popular snacks including sweet sausage, pig blood cake and bubble tea.  Besides, the iconic drink of Taiwan culture, Taiwan Beer also sponsored the entire event. 

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

“Hello Taiwan Rocks!” organizers including AsianInNY.com, Passport to Taiwan Festival, and Tai-Ke New York spent a lot of time and efforts in putting this event together at the Taiwan Center located in Flushing New York to wish to provide an opportunity for the indie bands to showcase their music and for the younger generation to unite, celebrate and network.  During the concert night, there were many special guests who showed up to support the event including representatives of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York and and Cultural Center of TECO-NY.

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

The event provided a platform for the bands to perform while the fans got to listen to many amazing Taiwanese bands perform for a night of rock-and-roll, a cultural night to promote Taiwan and also an opportunity to get together before the Thanksgiving festivities.

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

This year the organizers introduced four terrific bands,  they are Coda Resistance, Bikini Carwash, Exit Clov and Torpid May.  The four bands totally brought down the house and gave the audience an unforgettable night to remember!  Besides the 4 live bands, Formula One Entertainment provided all the DJ and dance music throughout the night!

DJ by Formula One Entertainment. (Photo by Di Di Lin)

First band to open the evening:

Exit Clov is a 5-piece indie rock band with members from Washington, DC, and New York City. Ever since forming in late 2003, Exit Clov have developed a signature sound that is kaleidoscopic, pop & eclectic, consisting of female vocals, string arrangements, synth, and an infectious, energetic rhythm section. In addition to the Cover Boy 7″, Exit Clov have released the Memento Mori LP, four EPs to date and a single, “District Menagerie.” exitclov.com.

(Photo by Ken Lo)

(Photo by Vincent Chin)

Second band to Continue:

Torpid May Formed in 2009 in New York City by three long time friends, combining elements of pop,  grunge, noise, punk and ambient rock, Torpid May creates a melodic sound that is at times delicate and coarse, somber and affecting, dreamy yet stern. The band self produced and released their first EP in the Fall of 2011. www.myspace.com/torpidmay

(Photo by Vincent Chin)

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

Third band to rock the night:

Bikini Carwash: An old-fashioned rock ‘n’ rock band at heart, New York City’s Bikini Carwash just wants you to have a good time. They specialize in joyful bursts of jewel-toned, punky pop goodness that make audiences smile and shake their booties. The five-piece outfit operates under the premise that life is hard enough—if you’re going to make and perform music, why not have the most fun possible? As vocalist Lizzie Steelheart promises at every show, Bikini Carwash will lather you up and hose you down! www.facebook.com/bikinicarwashrocks

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

Last band to close a wonderful night:

Coda Resistance: Somewhere between the scenes of mainstream Manhattan and hipster Brooklyn, there’s a new scene rising, and in the middle of it all is Coda Resistance. Blending the best parts of Indie-Punk & Modern Rock with socially conscious lyrics, their mix of infectious riffs, hooks and melodies will remind you why we all sold our souls in the first place. https://www.facebook.com/codaresistance

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

(Photo by Ken Lo)

The event wouldn’t be so successful if without following sponsors:  101 Taiwanese Cuisine, Amerasia Bank, Crystal Window & Door Systems, JOA Production, Kung Fu Tea, Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, Queens Crossing, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, and Taiwan Beer.

(Photo by Ken Lo)

(Photo by Ken Lo)

Most importantly, we would like to thank all the volunteers from below participating groups: North America Taiwanese Women’s Association of New York, Taiwanese American Association of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, Taiwanese American Professionals – New York, Formosan Association for Public Affairs Young Professionals Group, Federation of Taiwanese Student Associations in New York, and Taiwan Center.

Hope to see you next year!  For more info, pls follow: https://www.facebook.com/HelloTaiwanRocks

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

(Photo by Di Di Lin)

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