Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area, hosts fingerstyle guitarist Sujer (舒吉吉) tonight, followed by pop singer Iris Lin (林綾) tomorrow. Thursday is a night of tsugaru shamisen, a three-stringed Japanese instrument, played by Hirohara Takemi and Wu Chun-hao (吳峻豪).
■ 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
Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) hosts a charity concert by Amis singer-songwriter Suming (舒米恩) tonight. Japan’s guitar genius Kazumi Watanabe teams up with bass master Jeff Berlin from the US and Australian drummer Virgil Donati for a jazz-fusion show tomorrow. Thursday’s lineup contains hard rock act Who Are You (隱藏人物) and R&B/funk group Space Cake (史貝絲考克).
■ 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 on Thursday, 8:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$450 tonight, NT$2,000 tomorrow and NT$400 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Blues guitarist Shun Kikuta plays with drummer Dafu, bass player Lu Hsin-min (盧欣民) and keyboard player Hsu Tsung-i (許聰義) tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). It is Puyuma musician Sangpuy (桑布伊) tomorrow. Pop singer Mia Tzeng (曾鈺婷) plays two sets on Sunday.
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and 8:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Indie rockers How to Program C++ shares the stage with BeatxBle (拍伯樂團) tomorrow at Treellage (樹樂集), a cafe with live music.
■ 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 on weekends. Treellage is open noon to 9pm Mondays through Fridays, 11am to 9pm Saturdays and Sundays
■ NT$300, one drink included. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
Jazz combo LEO37 perform tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, followed by jazz quartet Peking Duck (北京烤鴨) tomorrow. Tuesday features a cross-over show by Crossing Too Over (跨很大), and southern American duo Adriano-Musa play on Wednesday. On Thursday, it is Hopeterry Quartet featuring Dutch drummer Sebastiaan Kaptein.
■ 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 weekends. Closed Sundays and Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight, NT$200 tomorrow and NT$350 on Thursday. Free on other nights
On Friday, electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) plays live music at Italian restaurant Capone’s. At the same venue on Saturday, drummer Abe Nbugu Kenyatta leads a band playing music from his hometown of New Orleans. Yvonne sings classic jazz tunes on Sunday. Monday features Leavy crooning light jazz standards, 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.