■ 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: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Free admission tomorrow, NT$400 on Sunday including a drink
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) features electronic/dubstep outfit Lie Gramophone (謊言留聲機), indie rock group La Petite Nurse (小護士樂團) and Mixer (麋先生). Malaysian pop musician Issac Dang (鄭養天) shares the stage with No Name (aka Yu Chuan-pin, 余荃斌) tomorrow, followed by indie rockers Bearbabes (熊寶貝) throwing a party on Sunday. Paiwan musician Zamake (查瑪克) performs with Aboriginal group Original Brew (原味醞釀) 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 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 4pm on Sunday and 8:30pm on Thursday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Taiwanese blues rock bands Swui (水樂隊) and Celluloid (賽璐璐) join hands tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Singing duo Y Two performs tomorrow. Also on the bill are Blackie (楊小黑) and pop group ADA. Sunday’s roster includes slowcore artists Double Cheese (大波起司) and post-rock combo 2HRs. It is pop rockers Soundboss (騷包) and pop punkers Pa Pun (怕胖團) on Wednesday, followed by Semi-UKE (蝦米烏克) and experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞) 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 9:30pm tonight and 9pm other nights
■ NT$400 tonight and tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Soy La Ley fuses jazz with traditional Cuban music tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Dread Rider brings the tropical rhythms and sweet melodies of the Caribbean tomorrow. Swinging between the avant-garde and bebop, Trio J. T. performs on Wednesday, followed by jazz combo Project M 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
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Wednesday and Thursday
On Friday, blues rockers Blue Jet plays live at Italian restaurant Capone’s. Pop rock outfit ADOGA takes the stage on Saturday. Iris sings chansons 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
■ Live music is on from 9pm to 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 10pm on Sundays and Mondays, 8:45pm to 10:45pm from Tuesdays through Thursdays
■ On Fridays, minimum charge of one drink. On Saturdays, minimum charge is NT$300
Jelly (傑利), lead singer of the funk-rock/nu-metal band Coach (教練), shares the stage with female musician Summer at Tiehua Music Village (鐵花村), an arts village composed of a music venue, design and crafts shops and a weekend arts fair in Taitung City. Tomorrow’s show is by pop singer Shi Shi (孫盛希), with Chen 09 (陳零九) as the special guest.