■ 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 musician Lu Chih-jie (呂至傑) performs 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. Guitarist and lead singer Hung Sheng-hao (洪申豪) from Touming Magazine (透明雜誌) goes solo tomorrow, followed by folk duo The Traveler (迷途者) 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 at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Sunday; cover charge is one drink
Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) hosts a funk/disco/hip-hop music party tonight with live musicians and DJs. On Thursday, Mando-pop female crooner Ren, aka Hsia Yu-tung (夏宇童) plays with The Get UPS!. Also on the bill is folk combo Four Pens (四枝筆樂團).
■ 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
■ Show starts at 9pm tonight and 8:30pm on Thursday
■ NT$400 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Jazz combo Hands Up Band (分享器) perform tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). A tribute concert is held for late entertainer and cross-dressing actor Da Bing (大炳), whose real name was Yu Bing-hsian (余炳賢), tomorrow. Kaohsiung punkers Combine (抗敗樂團) and The Local Punk (草地人) hit the stage on Sunday. It is electronic outfit Salamader (沙羅曼蛇) and electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) on Tuesday, followed by folk singer and guitarist Cheshire Cat (柴郡貓) and Britpop group The Aurora Light (北極光) on Wednesday. Hip-hop group Lan Yeh (藍燁) appear on Thursday.
■ 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 9pm except for tonight which starts at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Andrew Salim Quartet play modern jazz tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, followed by Oren Dashti Quartet tomorrow. The venue hosts Argentine Tango night on Sunday.
■ 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 9:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Sunday. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Sunday
On Friday, electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) plays live at Italian restaurant Capone’s. Pop rock outfit ADOGA takes the stage on Saturday. Yvonne sings jazz standards on Sunday. Monday features Leavy crooning light jazz standards, followed by jazz duo Mary Jane and Nathan on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it’s Latin music from guitarist Roberto Zayas. Jazz singer Angel appears on Thursday.
■ 312 Zhongxiao E Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市忠孝東路四段312號), tel: (02) 2773-3782