Tonight it is hardcore breakcore spun by Sonic Deadhorse, Tech Yes as well as DJs Fish, Neker and Ted-E at indie rock club Revolver. Windy City 4, Blind Acid Date and DJ Marcus Aurelius appear tomorrow. On Wednesday, it’s live music from funk and soul band The Shiznits and Mike Mudd, followed by Dirty Fiction, Under the Moon and Triple Dear on Thursday.
■ 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 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$250 tonight, NT$300 tomorrow, free admission on Wednesday and $200 on Thursday. 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), tel: (02) 2377-1772.
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Free on Wednesdays
Noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) plays tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow, Real (阿沁), the guitarist from FIR (飛兒樂團), takes the stage, and on Thursday, it is jazz band ReDefine.
■ 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 8:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and on Thursday, NT$500 tomorrow. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Mando-pop artist Tseng Ching-wen (曾靜玟) appears tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), followed by acoustic guitar trio Tiaolang (跳浪樂團) tomorrow. Solo acoustic act Barbarian (野人) takes the stage on Sunday. On Tuesday, it’s 36 Roundhouse Kicks (三十六迴旋踢). Long-running indie rock band La Petit Nurse (小護士) and The Linlaus (拎老師樂隊) play on Wednesday and Thursday respectively.
■ 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 tonight, tomorrow and on weekdays, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Ash & Friends perform tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow promises to be a night of hip-hop jazz featuring Leo 37 along with drummer Ed Schaefer, pianist Jason Haiyashi and bass player Eugene Yut. On Wednesday, it’s Singaporean musician Eunice Png (方恩沁), and Trio J.T plays 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
■ 10:30pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow, 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and NT$300 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 and male crooner Shin Lung (辛龍), who performs every Saturday.
■ 211, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市安和路二段211號), tel: (02) 2738-3995. On the Net: 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.