■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 10:30pm
■ Entrance tonight is NT$350, includes one drink
The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts a weekend of heavy metal. Tonight it’s Los Child, Vorchaos, MOZ8 and Beyond Cure (病入膏肓), while Anthelion (幻日), Forgiveness (恕) and Losing Art (漂浮者) take to the stage tomorrow. On Thursday electro-rockers Sunset Rollercoaster (落日飛車) perform along with solo act Easy and Pumpkinney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部).
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm tonight, tomorrow and Thursday
■ NT$700 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow (NT$500 in advance) and NT$400 (NT$350) Thursday. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw
Indie rockers Rowen (再生草) and solo act Cheshire Cat (柴郡貓) take to the stage tonight at Witch House (女巫店), which regularly hosts shows from both indie bands and folk artists in a coffeehouse setting. Folk-rock singer Hanni (涵妮) and friends perform tomorrow. No show is scheduled for Thursday as of press time.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows 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
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300
Tonight Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) hosts Japanese blues guitarist Shun Kikuta, who is based in Chicago and was a long-serving member of Koko Taylor’s band. Mando-pop singer Jiwasi Dulan (吳亦帆) takes to the stage tomorrow, and on Sunday it’s Japanese fingerstyle guitarist Masa Sumade. Monday is the venue’s weekly open jam.
■ 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), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts tonight at 9:30pm, 8:30pm on Sunday and 9pm on all other nights. For a list of standard songs and ground rules for the open jam, visit the venue’s Web site
■ NT$450 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and Sunday and NT$150 Monday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw
Riverside Live House hosts beloved Aboriginal reggae-rocker Matzka tonight. One Million Star (超級星光大道) finalist Pets Tseng (曾沛慈) takes to the stage tomorrow night. On Sunday, it’s MTV friendly rock group DCW (東城衛). Happy-go-lucky indie band Relax One (輕鬆玩) plays on Thursday.
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 8:30pm tomorrow and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$800 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw/livehouse or tickets.books.com.tw
High energy garage rockers 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) are the warm-up act for two Japanese acts, girl punks Fadeaways and mod-rocking punks The Let’s Gos, tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Tomorrow it’s metal bands Masquerader and Goat Knight and on Wednesday, the venue hosts taike (台客) rockers Children Sucker (表兒) and We Are So Sad (傷心欲絕)