■ 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
Alternative rock outfit Taipei Cases (台北公案) takes the stage 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. Guitarist and lead singer Hung Sheng-hao (洪申豪) from Touming Magazine goes solo on Sunday. Also on the bill is Japanese female duo Seven Note (七音).
■ 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
■ NT$400 for both shows. Admission includes a drink
Tonight’s show at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館) features pop rockers Chocolate Tiger (猛虎巧克力) and actor and songstress Jozie Lu (路嘉欣). Musicians from the Amis village of Tulik (都歷) in Taitung perform tomorrow. On Sunday, legendary jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour will hold a lecture and concert starting at 6pm. On Thursday, Trash blends inspiration from Brit pop, alternative rock and grunge, with ambient/electronic dance group Utopia (世外桃源) also on the bill.
■ 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 tonight, tomorrow and Thursday at 8:30pm, Sunday at 6pm
■ NT$400 tonight, tomorrow and on Thursday, NT$500 for lecture and NT$2,200 for concert on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
It is a fusion night with saxophone player Tung Shuen-wen (董舜文) and his friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Grunge/Brit-pop band Arkmen (阿克曼樂團) and solo act Wang Shun (王舜) each performs a set tomorrow. On Sunday, alternative rock/rap group Underway appears, followed by pop rockers 36 Roundhouse Kicks (36迴旋踢樂團) and BaBa Band (爸爸辦桌) on Tuesday. Wednesday’s lineup is formed by folk rock outfit Impressionism Pencil (印象派鉛筆) and Dream Toy (夢托翼), and it is solo acoustic female performer Apple Lee (李蘋果) and pop singer Alex Lee (李崗霖) 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 on every other night
■ 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
Wild Cactus swings from jazz, funk, Latin music to R&B tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Internationally renowned blues musician Shun Kikuta plays tomorrow, followed by Indian music troupe Coromandel Express on Sunday. Featuring jazz guitarist Chen Ying-da (陳穎達) and piano player Fang Sz-you (方思由), In Sleepwalking with Melancholist take the stage on Wednesday, while German jazz pianist Benjamin Schatz performs with Martijn Vanbuel on Thursday.