Tonight Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts folk trio fingerstyle guitarist Sujer, drummer Kuo Tang (國棠) and singer Shi Er (詩兒). Tomorrow’s lineup features traveling musician Chen Chih-hui (陳智輝) and folk group We (我們). It is J.C.K. Jazz Trio (潔西卡爵士三重奏) on Thursday.
■ 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
Composed of an accordionist and a violin player, Nineteen Tael (十九兩) perform tonight at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area. Solo act Easy shares the stage with garage rockers The White Eyes (白目) tomorrow. It is indie folk group Hush! on Sunday.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號2樓). On the Net: kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Show starts on 8pm. Café/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow and on Sunday. Admission includes one drink
Hong Kong’s post-rock/shoegaze act Downer are scheduled tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Also playing are post-rock band Forget the G from Macao and Taiwan’s alternative rock band PUMPKINney Fan Club (南瓜妮歌迷俱樂部). Tomorrow’s roster is Mando-pop singer Lan You-shi (藍又時).
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and 8:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$500 tonight and tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz musician Chang Wen-kuang (張文光) teams up with blues singer Wang Po (王勃), bass player Lin Chin-chih (林金池) and keyboard player Chang Wu-hsing (張武興) tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Punk and modern rock outfit Go Go Rise (美好前程) and One Million Star (超級星光大道) alumnus Queen (魏如昀) take the stage tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup features electronica dance group Miss Banana and Mando-pop crooner Hsieh Yi-wen (謝苡雯).
■ 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
■ Show starts at 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets available online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
MaJaM Jazz Band (麻將爵士樂團) play tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Tomorrow promises to be a night of collective improvisation by Free From Jazz II featuring saxophonist Hsieh Ming-yen (謝明諺) and drummer Lin Wei-chung (林偉忠). It is Trio J.T on Wednesday, followed by jazz quintet 54321 Project.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 10:30pm tonight, 10pm tomorrow and 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, NT$350 tomorrow and free on other nights