Acoustic folk groups Crispy (脆樂團) and Four Pens (四枝筆樂團) appear at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk musician Lee Te-yun (李德筠) takes the stage tomorrow. Singer-songwriters Ellery and Megan Dooley perform original music on Thursday.
■ 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 rocker Misi Ke (柯泯薰) plays tomorrow 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, while folk/rock artist Ai-ching (艾青) take the stage 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
■ Entrance is NT$400 tomorrow, free admission on Sunday; cover charge is one drink
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) features several big-name groups including popular reggae/Aboriginal rock group Matzka (瑪斯卡), veterans Tizzy Bac, post-punk rockers Macbeth (馬克白) and ambient electronica artists Empty Space on a Chessboard (棋盤上的空格). Pop rock Buddha Jump (佛跳牆) performs tomorrow, and it is Mando-pop singer Zou Zong-hans (鄒宗翰) on Thursday.
■ 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 8pm tonight, 8:30pm tomorrow and on Thursday
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and free admission on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Marine 16, a smooth jazz band from Hong Kong, arrives at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Pop musician Dawen (王大文) performs with friends tomorrow, while hip-hop group Chiu and Love (丘與樂) and pop rockers Gsus (激射樂團) play on Sunday. The Silence (沉默之音) blends blues, folk and funk and reggae on Tuesday. Also on the bill is Hello Nico. Pop rock group Dream Toy (夢托翼) and alternative rock outfit Morphineside (嗎啡隱私) form Wednesday’s double bill, and Aboriginal group Original Brew (原味醞釀) and acoustic rock musician/producer/composer Elisa Lin (林依霖) come 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
Jazz musician Peng Yu-wen (彭郁雯) teams up with Weichung Lin Duo (林偉中二重奏) and bass and harmonic player Toshi Fujii tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Blues outfit David Chen Machine performs tomorrow, followed by the reunion party of Goth-punk act Sky Burial on Sunday. It is Su Sheng-yu Jazzy Quartet (蘇聖育四重奏) on Thursday.
■ 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