■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Shows start at 10pm
■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday and Thursday. Admission includes one drink
Indie rockers Tight Tight Crotch (緊褲襠) and Murky Crows (昏鴉) are scheduled tonight at Roxy Rocker, a basement hangout for indie rockers and fans in Taipei. Alternative metal group XIII Goat (拾三羊) share the stage with noise pop/post-rock band Corgi Riot (柯基暴動) tomorrow.
■ B1, 177, Heping E Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市和平東路一段177號B1), tel: (02) 2351-8177. On the Net: roxyrocker.com
■ Show starts at 9pm. Roxy Rocker is open daily from 8pm to 4am, closed on Mondays
■ Free admission to all shows. Cover charge is one drink
Pop group Hush! Flying Highway (飛行公路) plays on Sunday 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.
■ 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
■ Entrance is NT$400 at the door
Toffee (太妃堂) mixes traditional Chinese music with contemporary beats tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Other performers are R&B/funk group Space Cake (史貝絲考克) and funky/soul outfit Blue Blooded Bruder (藍血人). Pop musician Denise Juan (阮丹青) and her band Sunshine Costa team up with Timeless Fusion Party (無限融合樂團) 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
■ NT$400 tonight and NT$600 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
R.A.Y. Band (雷樂隊), a trio of veteran session musicians who play power-rock originals and covers, appear tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow’s show is by Rukai musician Gelresai (陳世川), whose musical influences range from Aboriginal tunes, British rock to blues and folk. Jazz combos Hands Up Band (分享器) and HOPELAZZ trio are schedule on Sunday. It is electronic/alternative rock outfit Sleeping Brain (眠腦) and post-rock act Phantasy of Mirage (現象師) on Tuesday, followed by Paiwan hip-hop artists Boxing (拳樂團) and indie rockers Great Adventure (大冒險樂團) on Wednesday. Female singers Hama (蛤小蟆) and Sherry (鄭雙雙) take the stage 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
■ Show starts at 9pm except tonight which begins 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
Europa Night Attack bring European jazz tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Mo-Men-T, a Hong Kong-based quintet, put together a creative mixture of modern jazz, funk and post-rock tomorrow. It is Minyen Hsieh with Symbiosis Trio (謝明諺與共聲体三重奏) on Sunday. Featuring American jazz drummer Adam James Sorensen, the Adam Sorensen Trio perform on Wednesday, followed by the Ash Hines Jazztet playing jazz grooves and compositions influenced by the cool-Jazz genre 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