■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow and 2pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$350 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and NT$450 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.walkieticket.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks and FamilyMart (全家) FamiPort kiosks
Electronica outfit Fabric Factory (織品工廠) and Western Moon (胡月) each plays a set tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Tomorrow’s show is by pop singer Iris Lin (林綾), and it is jazz combo Charis and #The Meek 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
Cheng Kuang-hsien (鄭光顯) from punk rock band Inhuman Band (非人物種), Chen Min-kuan (陳民官) from The Junk (帆人) and Jon from Forests (森林合唱樂團) team up for an acoustic show as a tribute to the late folk musician Elliot Smith 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.
■ 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. Admission includes a drink
Featuring veteran Japanese musician Tachikawa Toshiyuki, the TCKW Band performs tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Pop singer Weko (薇格) and Joker are scheduled tomorrow.
■ 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 and 8:30pm tomorrow
■ NT$1,100 tonight and NT$400 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
It is a jazz night with saxophone player Tung Shuen-wen (董舜文) and his friends tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while electronic rock group GooDDD (好端端樂團) and Funcal (方治權) play tomorrow. On Sunday, alternative rock band 3.D.B (參噸半樂團) shares the stage with Wildflower (野花樂團). Local rockers Auntie Roxy (搖滾大嬸) and Thumper (重擊者樂團) appear on Tuesday, followed by folk group Paradise Lots (多樂園) and funky/soul outfit Blue Blooded Bruder (藍血人) on Wednesday. Thursday’s performers are disco funk group Taiwan Soul (台灣爽) and veteran rockers Bike (機踏車樂團).
■ 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 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 www.tickets.books.com.tw
Japan’s jazz piano player Takashi Kudo teams up with drummer Seiji Sakai tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Beijing-based jazz trio MU5A’s performs tomorrow, with Boston-based saxophonist Ryan Saranich as the special guest. The Blurrs Bros plays classic R&B and blues tunes on Sunday. It is an indie/folk night with a troupe of bands and musicians including Megan Dooley, Winking Owl, Adam James Sorensen and Mike Mudd on Thursday.