■ 1, Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 6pm on Sunday
■ NT$450 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow and NT$350 on Sunday, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Indie pop band Smoke Ring (煙圈) and Nighteentael (十九兩樂團) appear tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Solo act Marine and Indie pop outfit Come on! Bay Bay! (來吧!焙焙) constitute tomorrow’s lineup.
■ 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$350
Pop group Angel’s Rock (連燕秋& Angel’s Rock) performs at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) tonight. Thursday’s main act is pop rockers Gsus (激射樂團).
■ 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. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
It is the release party of Hakka folk musician Hsieh Yu-wei’s (謝宇威) sixth album at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Pop singers Eica (江明娟) and Filipe King (杜俊瑋) take the stage tomorrow, followed by disco funk/acid jazz band Electric Mess Age (電子混亂世代) and Bon Zoul (伴手樂團) on Sunday. Tuesday’s lineup are indie rockers Maffine (瑪啡因) and Belabus (白蘿蔔). Hakka ensemble Liu A-chang and Da Bang Ni (劉阿昌&打幫你樂團) inject contemporary elements into Taiwanese music traditions on Wednesday. Thursday’s main act No. 3 Turnpike (台三線融合樂團) plays Okinawa music with Chinese Erhu as well as jazz drum and guitar.
■ 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, 8:30pm tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, NT$200 on Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
The Expats 2 bring jazz standards tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. It is Ash & Friends tomorrow. Wednesday’s act is improvisation ensemble Ka Dao Yin (卡到音即興樂團).
■ 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 10pm tonight and tomorrow, 9:30pm on weekdays. The venue is closed on Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow. Free on other nights
Atayal female musician Lawa from Hsinchu performs 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. Also on the bill is Hong Kong-based acoustic duo The Bollands. It is a night of rock ‘n’ roll by hard rock group Auntie Roxy (搖滾大嬸) and Thumper (重擊者) tomorrow.
■ 26, Ln 135 Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua