■ 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 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Led by saxophone player Tung Shuen-wen (董舜文), jazz combo Standard Time (標準時間) perform at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). It is folk duo Light Engine (光引擎) and The Linlaus (拎老師樂隊) tomorrow. Pop singer and pianist Ray (劉軒蓁) and acoustic group Daydreams (白日夢) appear on Sunday, followed by Mr Busy (大忙人) and Singaporean duo Phaze (瘋十代) on Wednesday. Thursday’s lineup includes Bandage (OK繃) and solo act Iris (林綾).
■ 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, on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts noisy experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) on Sunday with experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞) as the special guest.
■ 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. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Cover charge is one drink
Tomorrow, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Liu Fang-i brings music from her new album to A House, a venue dedicated to a cappella and with a focus on classical, jazz and world music.
■ 18, Alley 5, Ln 107, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段107巷5弄18號), tel: (02) 2778-8612. On the Net: ahouse.vocalasia.com
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ NT$350, available online through www.walkieticket.com. Admission includes one drink
On Fridays at Italian restaurant Capone’s, it’s 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. Yvonne sings classic jazz tunes Sunday nights. Mondays feature Leavy crooning light standard jazz songs, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesdays. On Wednesdays, it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Jazz singer Angel appears 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 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
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
Amis group Betel Nuts (檳榔兄弟) takes the stage tonight at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, craft shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung. Also on the bill is young folk singers from Taiwu Elementary School (泰武國小) chanting ancient tunes of the Paiwan tribe. The venue hosts the third edition of its music competition tomorrow that aims to provide a platform for young musicians and offers cash awards totaling NT$100,000.