▲ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1). Call (02) 2700-5411 (after 9pm) or visit www.sappho102.biz
▲ Performances begin at 10:30pm
▲ No entrance fee
Tonight at Italian restaurant Capone’s, it’s Taipei’s most authentic funk and blues band, the Kenyatta Quintet, led by drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta, a New Orleans native. The group plays every Friday until June 27.
▲ 312, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號). Call (02) 2773-3782 for more information
▲ 9pm to 11pm
▲ No entrance fee, dinner seating
Tonight, Underworld (地下社會) showcases a group of indie-electronica bands: Digihai, Go Chic, Bitter, and The Shine and Shine and Shine and Shine, followed by DJ Diust and DJ Lilybeer. The electronica continues tomorrow night with solo act Sonic Deadhorse and emotronic and breakcore sounds from dynatac.
▲ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1). Call (02) 2369-0103 or visit www.upsaid.com/underworld for more information
▲ Live shows go from 9pm to 11pm. The bar is open from 8pm daily; closed Mondays
▲ Entrance tonight and tomorrow is NT$350 and includes one drink. Entrance on Wednesdays is NT$100. Before midnight on Tuesdays and Thursdays, drinks are buy-one-get-one-free
It’s a special night at Bliss tonight: Taipei’s Dutch community is throwing its annual party with music from Lanny and the Blues Vibrations, who will be performing on the first floor. Tomorrow night is the Sinister Sound Syndicate, playing electro-house, disco punk and minimalist techno.
▲ 148, Xinyi Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市信義路四段148號), one block east of Dunhua South Road (敦化南路).
▲ Call Bliss at (02) 2702-1855 or log on at www.bliss-taipei.com. For more information on live performances at Bliss, go to www.myspace.com/blisslivehouse
▲ Tonight and tomorrow at 10pm. Bar/kitchen open from 7pm daily. Ladies night Fridays; women get one free cocktail of their choice
▲ Entrance to the bar is free. NT$200 cover on Saturday
Tonight at 89K in Taichung is a night of hardcore music from BB BOMB, Angry Young Man (生氣的年輕人), The Hand Knife Club (手刀樂隊), and 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂仔). Tomorrow the music is electric blues with BoPoMoFo and Three Day Bender.
▲ 25 Daguan Rd, Taichung City (台中市大觀路25號). Call (04) 2381-8240
▲ Shows start at 10:30pm
▲ NT$300; includes one drink
Tonight at The Wall (這牆) is a special show that features indie-rocker Miss Silk Stockings (絲襪小姐) and veteran post-rock group Sugar Plum Ferry (甜梅仙子) performing together. Tomorrow, the maestros of comedic jangle pop, Wong Fu (旺福), don new suits for their Spring-Summer Collection Concert (春夏新裝發表會).
▲ The audience is encouraged to dress up as well. Indie outfit La Petite Nurse (小護士樂團) rocks it on Tuesday.
▲ B1, 200 Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Call (02) 2930-0162 or log on at www.the-wall.com.tw for more information
▲ 8pm tonight and tomorrow; 3pm Sunday
▲ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow; Sunday’s show with Deserts Chang is sold out; NT$300 Tuesday. Admission includes one drink
Tonight at Witch House (女巫店), it’s alt-rock band the Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦). Tomorrow features the
London 3 Flavor Club (倫敦三味線俱樂部), a group consisting of a Japanese expat, Tommo, and two local alt-rock musicians, Hsiaoma and Yicheng. The group plays Middle Eastern and Mediterranean music on mandolin, Arabic drum, violin, and erhu. On Wednesday, blues and roots musician [and Taipei Times reporter]