■ Shows start at 9pm tonight, 9:30pm tomorrow, 9pm Saturday and Sunday. For a list of standard songs and ground rules for the open jam, visit the venue’s Web site: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Entrance fee is NT$350 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday.
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House is Dream Map (夢想藍圖之夜), featuring Funky Brothers (放客兄弟), Olivia Yan (閻韋伶) and Shihwaitaoyuan (世外桃源). Jazz musician Shun Kikuta headlines tomorrow’s Blues & More Vol.3: GUITAR SLAM!!, while Hakka singer-songwriter Lo Sirong (羅思容) performs with Gomoteu (孤毛頭) on Saturday night.
■ 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
■ Shows start 8:30pm tonight, 8:30pm tomorrow, and 8pm Saturday
■ Tickets are NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow and NT$400 Saturday. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw/livehouse and tickets.books.com.tw.
Sappho de Base, a late night lounge and jazz venue, hosts Fusion Trio tonight, Alter-J tomorrow and Texas Hold’em (德州豹豹) on Saturday.
■ 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 tonight and 10:30pm tomorrow and Saturday
■ Entrance is NT$200
Revolver’s roster tonight includes Heartones (心電樂), Orientone (大聲東), Sonic Deadhorse (音速死馬). Tomorrow’s lineup is Floaty, BHD, OCD Girl and DJ Reider, while Saturday’s party is called Taipei Vice—80’s Night and features the talents of DJs Marcus Aurelius, 8ball, Digital D, Mr Uppity, Kolette and Robi Roka. Come dressed in costume for a chance to win cash prizes of NT$500.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Shows start at 9:30pm tonight and tomorrow and 10pm Saturday
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight , NT$300 tomorrow and NT$350 on Saturday. All fees include one drink.
Acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君) performs every Thursday at EZ5 Live House, which hosts Mando-pop singers backed by a live band every night.
■ 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
Guitar duo Blurrs Bros perform American songbook tunes tonight at Italian restaurant Capone’s. On Fridays, Taipei Swing holds dance socials with live music from electric blues band Taipei blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ). On Saturday, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. Iris sings “romantic chansons” Sunday nights and on Wednesdays, it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas.
■ 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
The Mercury (水星酒館), an indie rock club in Kaohsiung, hosts live performances every Saturday. This week’s roster includes punk rockers DAMNKIDZ (死小孩), indie pop group The Angles (角落) and folk group Promise Leaf (葉子).
■ 46 Liwen Rd, Zuoying Dist, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市左營區立文路46號), tel: (07) 550-8617. On the Net: visit mercurybar.blogspot.com
■ Starts at 9pm
■ Entrance is NT$250, which includes one drink
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Rockers Champion (強辯) perform tomorrow, followed by Come On! Bay Bay! (來吧!焙焙!) on Saturday night.