Tomorrow, The Muddy Basin Ramblers (泥灘地浪人) play original songs inspired by the classic sounds of blues songsters, jug bands and swing jazz groups from the early 20th century at Bobwundaye (無問題), a small pub on Heping East Road (和平東路) in Taipei, with folk/jazz combo The Vicious Cabaret as the opening act.
■ 77, Heping E Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市和平東路三段77號), tel: (02) 2377-1772
■ Show starts at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$300
Pop/funk artist Dawen (王大文) is scheduled tonight 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. Sunday’s roster include psychedelic rock band The Gigantic Roar (巨大的轟鳴) and eclectic folk group Winking Owl.
■ 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 tonight and NT$400 on Sunday. Admission includes a drink
Mando-pop singer Xiaoyu (小宇) holds a concert tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), and it is the release party of indie rockers 30 Years Of Pain’s (三十萬年老虎鉗) first EP tomorrow. TIJEPA Jazz Groove Band brings a night of classic funk and R&B 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, 8:30pm on Thursday
■ Entrance is NT$1,000 tonight, NT$400 tomorrow and on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Folk group PiA and pop rockers 7tenthsSweet (七分甜) are scheduled tonight at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言), while it is Puyuma musician Erica tomorrow. Sunday’s lineup include electronic outfit Salamander (沙羅曼蛇) and Orientone (大聲東), which mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds. It is folk night with City PartSy (都市零件派對) and The Traveler (迷途者) on Tuesday. Wednesday’s show is by jazzy folk rockers Baba Band (爸爸辦桌), followed by street musician Funcal(方治權) and pop rockers Egg-Soul (蛋魂樂團) 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
■ Shows start at 9pm except tonight which begins at 9:30pm
■ NT$400 tonight, NT$450 tomorrow, NT$350 on Sunday and weekdays. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Shunk Kikuta Blues Band plays tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, followed by Beijing-based jazz trio MU5A’s tomorrow. Formed by two brothers, Oren Dashti and Chuck Payne, jazz/pop act Sandbox takes the stage on Wednesday.
■ 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 all shows
Kaohsiung-based rock outfit Youth Banana (台青蕉樂團) takes the stage 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, Aboriginal crooner Tjuabal Beyonce performs with Special Sauce (特調樂隊).
■ 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