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Events and entertainment listings

Staff Reporters

■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)

■ Shows start at 7pm tonight and tomorrow and 8pm on Wednesday and Thursday

■ NT$800 tonight and NT$600 tomorrow (NT$500 in advance), NT$800 (NT$600) on Wednesday and NT$350 on Thursday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased at ERA ticketing outlets, online through www.ticket.com.tw or www.legacy.com.tw, and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks

Tonight The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists, hosts an evening of J-pop inspired by cosplay, with all-male otaku group Fudanjuku and the Nakano Fujo Sisters. Tomorrow Inoran, co-founder of popular J-rock band Luna Sea, takes to the stage. On Wednesday it’s Bowztiger (包子虎), Go Go Rise and The Looking Glass. Note: Primal Scream was originally slated to perform in Taipei this past Wednesday, but canceled the concert. Those who purchased advance tickets from The Wall can obtain a refund until Aug. 31 by visiting the venue between 3pm and 11pm.

■ 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.

■ NT$1,400 tonight (NT$1,200 in advance), NT$1,700 tomorrow (NT$1,500 in advance), NT$400 (NT$300 in advance) on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows can be purchased online through www.thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw

Tonight Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts Hakka singer-songwriter Ayo (謝宣圻) and jazz fusion group Gina’s Can (吉那罐子樂團). Tomorrow Chia’s Jazz Trio takes to the stage.

■ 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

Underworld (地下社會), a small basement club in Taipei, hosts psychedelic indie rockers Flat Club (假文藝青年俱樂部) and garage rockers Bowztiger (包子虎). Tomorrow Japanese band Mugen Hoso takes to the stage, sharing the bill with Skip Skip Ben Ben, the latest project of the talented songwriter and vocalist Ban Ban (斑斑). On Tuesday, the venue hosts a special show featuring Japanese punk group Takayukidan. Emo-punks Punkhoo (胖虎) are also on the bill. On Wednesday, it’s Miss Banana and Wind Evasion (風迷藏).

■ 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

Tonight Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) hosts the Cold Ducks (冷鴨子), a band that plays blues and jazz. Session bassist and teacher Tan Ming-hui (譚明輝) presides over a jam session tomorrow, while Mando-pop singers Chen Yi-fan (陳怡帆) and Huang Tsung-hsin (黃宗信) appear on Sunday. Monday is the venue’s weekly open jam.

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