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Events and entertainment listings

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■ NT$400 tonight, tomorrow, NT$350 Sunday and NT$150 Monday. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw

Emo-influenced indie rockers Silverbus (銀巴士) and nu-metal rock band The Hindsight (光景消逝) are among a half-dozen bands playing at Check, a charity concert for nursing home patients and refugees tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow’s show with Mando-pop singer A-fu (鄧福如) is already sold out. On Sunday, the venue hosts a pop music contest for a group of Taiwanese university students.

■ 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 8:30pm tonight, tomorrow and Thursday

■ NT$600 tonight, sold out tomorrow, NT$250 Sunday and NT$150 Monday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw/livehouse or tickets.books.com.tw

Blues/punk band Black Summer Days and Taipei rockabilly band Sugar Lady play tonight at Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei. Tomorrow it’s expat metal/punk band Half Mile Radius and Gan Buxuyao Liyou (幹不需要理由). On Wednesday, it’s up and coming rockers Goodbye Nao (再見奈央) and Slack Tide.

■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1), tel: (02) 2369-0103. On the Net: www.upsaid.com/underworld

■ Shows run from 9pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Underworld is open daily from 9pm, closed on Mondays. Happy hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays before midnight

■ Entrance for music shows is NT$300 on Fridays and Saturdays, which includes one drink. Entrance for Wednesday shows is NT$100

The Earl Hines II Jazztet plays cool jazz tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts live jazz and blues performances. Tomorrow it’s experimental quartet The Yellow Lighter Dogma. The Sappho House Band presides over an open jam on Tuesday. The Dark Eyes Gypsy Jazz Band takes to the stage on Wednesday and DD Fusion appears on Thursday.

■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappho102.biz

■ Shows start at 10pm. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays

■ Entrance is NT$150 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow, free on other nights

EZ5 Live House hosts Mando-pop singers backed by a live band every night. Highlights for the week ahead include Mando-pop songstress Julia Peng (彭佳慧) on Tuesday, and male crooner Shin Lung (辛龍), who performs every Saturday. Acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君) performs on Thursdays.

■ 211, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市安和路二段211號), tel: (02) 2738-3995. On the Net: visit www.ez5.com.tw

■ Shows run from 9:45pm to 12:30am

■ Entrance fee (includes two drinks) ranges from NT$600 to NT$850, depending on the performer

Taipei Swing holds dance socials on Friday nights at Italian restaurant Capone’s, with live music from electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ). Dancers of all levels welcome. Tomorrow, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. On Thursday, Japanese blues guitarist Shun Kikuta, a former guitarist for blues legend Koko Taylor, performs with his trio.

■ 312, Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號), tel: (02) 2773-3782

■ Live music from 9pm to 11:30pm on Fridays, 8pm to 11:30pm on Saturdays

■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300

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