▲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 www.riverside.com.tw for more information. For a list of standard songs and ground rules for open jam, visit the venue’s Web site
▲Shows start at 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and Sunday. Open jam starts at 9pm
▲Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow, NT$350 Sunday and NT$150 on Monday
Hong Kong pop star and actor Andy Hui (許志安) appears tonight at Riverside Live House (西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow is “Circus Night” with three indie bands: Rock Bang (洛客班), Relax One (輕鬆玩) and Wizard of Oz (綠野仙蹤). On Sunday, the Riverside’s Summer Rock Camp holds performances from its participants. Shi Ying-ying (史茵茵), who appears in musicals and has a new debut album titled Someone is Praying For You, takes to the stage on Thursday.
▲177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號). Call (02) 2370-8805 or visit www.riverside.com.tw for more information
▲All shows start at 8:30pm
▲Entrance is NT$600 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and NT$450 on Thursday. Admission includes one drink, except for Sunday’s show
Every Wednesday night at the Cosmopolitan Grill, there’s an open mic hosted by Jake Stanley of the acoustic duo Stoked Pokey. All are welcome to join in, and participants receive 20 percent off drinks.
▲1F, 218 Changchun Rd, Taipei City (台北市長春路218號1樓). Call (02) 2508-0304 or visit www.cosmo.com.tw for more information.
▲8:30pm to 11pm every Wednesday
▲No entrance fee
EZ5 Live House hosts Mando-pop singers backed by a live band every night. Highlights this week include male crooners Huang Chung-yuan (黃中原) tonight and Hsing Lung (辛隆) tomorrow. Pub legend and songstress Tiger Huang (黃小琥) performs every Monday. Julia Peng (彭佳慧), another major draw, appears every Tuesday.
▲Music shows run from 9:45pm to 12:30am
▲Entrance (including two drinks) ranges from NT$600 to NT$850, depending on the performer
Tonight at Underworld (地下社會) one-man electro-rock band Sonic Deadhorse appears with Jiu Zhixu (舊秩序). Tomorrow’s show features Ilan rockers The Deadly Vibes, who are celebrating the release of their new 7-inch record [see story above], and The Blue Trucks. On Wednesday, it’s up-and-coming bands Gayyung (假勇) and Mafianjo (瑪菲安喬).
▲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
▲Music shows run from 9:30pm to 11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 9pm to 11pm on Wednesdays. Underworld is open daily from 9pm, closed on Mondays. Happy hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays before midnight
▲Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow and includes one drink, NT$100 on Wednesday
Jazz Your Mind plays acid jazz and cool jazz tonight at Sappho de Base. Tomorrow it’s blues, funk and surf rock with Blues Vibrations. The venue opens on Monday especially for a jam session with French drummer Anne Paceo and Triphase [see Highlight]. On Tuesday, Ginger Men take to the stage to play fusion jazz. Terry’s Jazz Quartet appears on Wednesday, and on Thursday it’s acoustic guitarist Huang Lan-bai (黃藍白), with singers Vana and Tonya.
▲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 for more information