■ 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
Ambient/chill-out band 90Hz and Pleasure Seeker 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. Electronic folk group My 8 Day Weekend (週休八日) appears 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
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Free admission tonight; cover charge is one drink, NT$400 on Sunday
Eclectic band Zamar (瑪合唱團) performs tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), followed by folk/rock artist Ai-ching (艾青) tomorrow. Red (紅樂團) brings a fusion of electronic and Chinese traditional music on Sunday.
■ 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 8:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Female singers Shi Shi (孫盛希) and Freya Lim (林凡) form the lineup tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow’s Walking Concert features hip-hop artists E-Turn and Yella Boyz. Indie rockers 300,000 Old Pliers (三十萬年老虎鉗) and folk rock group Young David (青春大衛) take the stage on Sunday. Tuesday’s roster include folk group Good News (好事花生) and folk duo Jeez (吉尼和克里斯), and it is indie rockers Pink Haze (平克孩子) and Infancy (隱分子), which swings freely from jazz, folk to metal and gothic rock, on Wednesday.
■ 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 9pm tonight, 7pm tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday
■ NT$450 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Featuring saxophone player Hsieh Min-yen (謝明諺), drummer Lin Wei-chung (林偉中) and pianist Hsu Yu-ying (許郁瑛), Minyen Hsieh Quartet perform tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Ash Hines Jazztet plays jazz grooves tomorrow.
■ 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. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow
Indie rockers Grayscale (灰階) and Fourkeys Band take the stage 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$250 in advance and NT$300 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.indievox.com/treellage
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.