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, it is live music from electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ). On Saturdays, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. Sunday nights feature Ariel & Michael playing disco oldies. Leavy croons light standard jazz songs on Mondays, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Yvonne sings classic jazz 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. On the net: www.capones.com.tw
■ Live music from 9pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm on Sundays and 8:45pm to 10:45pm on weekdays
■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300
Tonight is for fusion jazz fans featuring Fantastic Soundman (響男塾) and Nothing Else (沒別的) at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music. Brit-pop group Cry Baby and pop rock band Huoyaodays (火曜日) play tomorrow. Australian singer-songwriter and troubadour Gabriel Lynch appear on Sunday with pop group Ace. It is pop rockers Dr. Coke (可樂博士) and Maffine (嗎啡因) on Wednesday.
■ 33 Minzu W Rd, Taipei City (台北市民族西路33號), tel: (02) 2599-1599. On the net: www.treellage.com
■ Shows run from 8pm every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$250 tonight and on Wednesday, NT$300 tomorrow and on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Puyuma Aboriginal singer Leo Chen (陳永龍) croons tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung. It is Aboriginal group TDP (3D人) and garage/shoe-gaze band Skip Skip Ben Ben tomorrow. Thursday’s roster is pop/jazz group Hey! What Happen? (Hey!怎麼了?) and solo act Wen Hsiu (文秀).
■ 26, Ln 135 Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: http://tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua.
■ Shows run from 8pm to 10pm. Music venue and crafts shops open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ NT$250 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Thursday. Tickets can purchased online through http://tickets.books.com.tw
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). It is an eclectic rock night tomorrow featuring experimental rockers Low Brightness Period (低明度時期), heavy metal act Burning Island (火燒島) and metalcore band Losing Art (漂浮者). On Sunday, it is the release party for garage/shoe-gaze band Skip Skip Ben Ben’s latest album, with Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看見鯨魚的眼睛) and Bison Country (必順鄉村) also playing.