Musical talent, poet and radio host Summer Lei (雷光夏) appears tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Folk/pop group Hush! takes the stage tomorrow. Traveling songstress Chang Hsin-jou (張心柔) arrives 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, except tonight (NT$550)
Tafalong (白螃蟹樂團) blends reggae, jazz, pop with Amis tunes tonight at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffeehouse-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area. Acoustic guitarist duo Cheng Kuang-hsien (鄭光顯) and Chen Min-kuan (陳民官) perform 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 tonight, free admission on Sunday; cover charge is one drink
The spotlight is on Mando-pop singer Jeremy Liu (劉子千) tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Tomorrow’s show is by rock group Yellow Skin (黃皮膚), and it is instrumental/rock fusion band E Zzy on Wednesday. Currently on international tour, YouTube sensation David Choi holds his Taiwan session 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
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight, 8pm tomorrow, 8:30 on Wednesday and 7pm on Thursday
■ Free admission tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Wednesday, NT$1,477 for two on Thursday. Tickets available at www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Popular comedy rockers Wonfu (旺福) holds a concert tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Funk/rock group Mofo Party (脫序派對) shares the stage with indie rockers Belabus (白蘿蔔) tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup is formed by psychedelic folk rockers No.7 Cyan (七號青) and Islanders (島嶼樂團). Electronic/post punk group Miss Banana (香蕉小姐) and guitarist Wang Hui-chu (王彙筑) take the stage on Tuesday, while Electric Mess Age (電子混亂世代) offers a blend of disco funk and acid jazz on Wednesday, with Mando-pop group Every Planet (美味星球) also playing. Thursday’s show is by acoustic folk duo Cozy Diary (輕日記) and violin player and singer Kevin Liao (廖柏雅).
■ 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
■ NT$500 tonight, NT$400 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 Sam Su (蘇聖育) and drummer Doris Lin (林冠良), S&D Jazz Quintet (S&D爵士五重奏) performs tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. The Ash Hines Jazztet plays jazz grooves and compositions influenced by the cool-Jazz genre tomorrow. Formed by Ito Daisuke and Mal, A Capella jazz duo Piece of Cake from Japan takes the stage 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