Tonight indie rock club Revolver hosts live music from New Sunglasses (新墨鏡), Sugar Lady and Silent Toads (啾吉惦惦). On Saturday, L.I.L. presents “Electric Relaxation (Loungin’ and Bouncin’) with DJs Vicar, JackoL and Wright, among others. On Wednesday, the venue hosts live music from The Okay Cars and The Motions. (Last week, the incorrect concerts were listed for this venue. The Taipei Times regrets the error).
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$150 on Wednesday. Admission includes one free drink
Bobwundaye, a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei, hosts an open mic every Wednesday.
■ 77, Hoping E Rd, Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號)
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Free on Wednesdays
Dark Eyes performs gypsy jazz at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Tomorrow, it’s indie rock and electronica acts Rosy (玫瑰紅) and Miss Banana (香蕉小姐). On Sunday, rock groups Crimson (飛紅樂團) and OverTone take the stage. 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
■ Shows start at 9pm
■ NT$400 tomorrow and NT$350 Sunday. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Singer-songwriter Annie Hung (洪安妮) and Mando-pop singer Hsiao Hung-jen (蕭閎仁) perform tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). On Thursday, it’s pop singer Rebecca (同恩), who shares the bill with indie-pop group Goosander (川秋沙).
■ 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 at 8pm
■ NT$400 tonight and on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw/livehouse or tickets.books.com.tw
Ash and Friends perform modern jazz standards tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge hosting jazz mostly. Tomorrow saxophonist Terry Hsieh (謝明諺) leads his ensemble Texas Cactus. The Expats Trio are on Tuesday and Trio JT performs on Wednesday.
■ 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$200 tonight and tomorrow, free on other nights
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. Other highlights include Mando-pop songstress Julia Peng (彭佳慧) on Tuesdays.
■ 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
On Fridays at Italian restaurant Capone’s, Taipei Swing holds dance socials with live music from electric 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. Duo Blurrs Bros perform blues and American songbook tunes on Thursdays.
■ 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