Fri, Oct 17, 2008 - Page 15 News List



VIEW THIS PAGE Appearing tonight at Witch House (女巫店) is Swedish a cappella group #Imerlin# as part of the Taiwan International A Cappella Festival. For more information on the festival, visit Tomorrow alt-rock band Peppermint (薄荷葉) takes to the stage, and on Sunday it’s the Free Breathing Ensemble (世界軌跡), a jazz group that explores Latin, Indian and Chinese folk music.

▲7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號). For more information, call (02) 2362-5494 or visit

▲Performances start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays; 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays

▲Admission is NT$300 on evenings with music shows and includes one drink

Tonight Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) presents the RAY Band (雷樂隊), a trio of veteran session musicians who play power-rock originals and covers. Singer Waa Wei (魏如萱) makes an appearance tomorrow night. Her high-pitched wispy voice, cutesy delivery and indie-pop sensibility have earned her a following that will likely ensure a full house. On Sunday it’s OK Bomb and ska punk music from Shy Kick Apple.

▲B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電大樓). Call (02) 2368-7310 or visit for more information

▲Shows start at 9:30pm tonight and 9pm tomorrow and Sunday

▲Entry is NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday

Dafu Jazz Quartet performs tonight at Sappho de Base, Taipei’s favorite late-night venue for impromptu jazz sessions. Black Sheep plays Texas-style blues tomorrow night. On Tuesday the Grace Jazz Trio plays a set, with an open jam afterwards, and on Wednesday it’s the Isiah Richardson Trio. Thursday night features singer-songwriter Dana Wylie and drummer and guitarist Jez Hellard.

▲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 for more information

▲Performances begin at 10:30pm on weekends, 10pm on weekdays

▲No admission fee

Rock and pop cover outfit Soma plays tonight at Tone 56 Live Bar. Tomorrow it’s house band Loaded, which plays everything from “rock classics to today’s hits.” Every Sunday features a regular rotation of groups; this week it’s blues, funk, and soul outfit The Blues Vibrations.

▲1F, 56, Minquan E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市民權東路三段56號1樓), near the corner of Fuxing North (復興北) and Minquan East (民權東) roads. Call (02) 2517-3869 for more information

▲Music shows go from 9:30pm to 12:30am tonight and tomorrow; 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Sundays

▲No admission fee

Every Wednesday night at the Cosmopolitan Grill there’s a blues open mic, held by the Blues Society on Taiwan and hosted by Torch Pratt. All are welcome to bring their instruments and sit in on guitar, bass, or drums.

▲1F, 218 Changchun Rd, Taipei City (台北市長春路218號1樓). Call (02) 2508-0304 or visit for more information

▲Wednesday from 8pm to 11pm

▲No admission fee


Masterpieces of Chin and Tang Dynasty Calligraphy (晉唐法書名蹟展). The exhibition puts together 15 calligraphic works inscribed by Chin and Tang dynasty calligraphers. Highlights include Tang Dynasty copies of Wang Hsi-chih’s (王羲之) three masterpieces, on display together for the first time.

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