Riin from The Girl and The Robots (女孩與機器人) performs 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, with folk/pop act Hush as the special guest.
■ 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
■ Show starts at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ Entrance is NT$450
Puyuma musician Sangpuy (桑布伊) and folk and fusion pop artist Baobu Badulu each plays a set tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Pop musician Artie (阿堤) croons tomorrow. The venue hosts Best Friend concert on Thursday featuring four male pop singers including Hung Yan–hsiang (洪言翔) and Su I-cheng (蘇亦承).
■ 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 8:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 8pm on Thursday
■ NT$400 for all shows. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
Tonight’s spotlight is on Mike McLaughlin Trio at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while rockers Eugene (尤景文) and Again (蔡科俊) appear tomorrow. On Sunday, folk/British rock band Great Adventure (大冒險樂團) shares the stage with punk/pop rockers Hardboiled (水煮蛋). High-school rock band Chingkanliu (情留感樂團) and DJ Eva are scheduled on Tuesday, followed by pop/soul artist Dawen (王大文) and pop crooner Sherry (鄭雙雙) on Wednesday. Thursday’s show is by folk combo Bubble 17 (泡泡十七) and up-and-coming pop singer Eunice Png (方恩沁).
■ 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 9:30pm tonight, 9pm tomorrow, on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30pm on Tuesday
■ NT$400 on weekends, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and www.tickets.books.com.tw
The Kenyatta Funksters plays a variety of music tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. It is ten-piece horn band Bad Ass Brass tomorrow. Led by saxophone player Hsieh Min-yen (謝明諺), Trio J.T. plays 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 for tonight and tomorrow, free admission on Thursday
Featuring saxophone player Klaus Bru, drummer Pietro Valente and bass player Martijn Vanbuel, I Have a New Band Now perform tonight 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 spotlight is on Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團).
■ 26, Ln 135 Sinsheng Rd, Taitung City (台東市新生路135巷26號), tel: (089) 343-393. On the Net: www.tw.streetvoice.com/users/tiehua
■ Shows start at 8pm. Music venue and crafts shops are open 2pm to 10pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Weekend arts fair opens 6pm to 10pm every Friday, 3:30pm to 10pm every Saturday and Sunday
■ Entrance is NT$250 tonight and NT$300 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through www.tickets.books.com.tw