Hello Nico and shoegazing band TuT each plays a set tomorrow at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Indie singer-songwriter Deserts Chang (張懸) holds a two-day concert on Monday and Tuesday.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Show start at 9:30pm tomorrow and on Monday, 10:30pm on Tuesday. 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 is NT$350 tomorrow, NT$700 for Deserts Chang’s shows
Pop/electronic rock band Morning Call(輕晨電樂團) is scheduled 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. On Tuesday, the New Year Eve’s lineup features experimental singer-songwriter Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞), noise experimental rock group The Sign of Human (記號士) and twin indie pop singers Yi-cheng, Yi-ching (依錚依靜).
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei (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 tomorrow and 8:30pm on Tuesday. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$450 tomorrow and NT$180 on Tuesday. Admission includes a drink
Biung Tak-Banuaz, a Golden Melody Award-winning singer from the Bunun tribe, performs tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館).
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■Show starts at 8pm
■ Entrance is NT$500. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Tomorrow’s roster at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) include happy-go-lucky indie band Relax One (輕鬆玩) and Green Field (綠野仙蹤樂團), while it is Indie rock group La Petite Nurse (小護士樂團) and garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) on Sunday. On Tuesday, the venue welcomes the New Year with jazzy celebrations with Riverside founder Geddy Lin (林正如), Japanese guitarist Shun Kikuta and drummer Dafu.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei (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 8:30pm tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday, 9:30pm on Tuesday
■ NT$500 tomorrow and on Tuesday, NT$250 on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Self-dubbed LGBT band Isotope plays groovy jazz tunes tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Featuring Taiwanese-Canadian guitarist Denis Chang, Dark Eyes Gypsy Jazz Band takes the stage tomorrow, while on Sunday, Ian Franklin, an acoustic guitarist, singer and songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area, performs a diverse sounds ranging from pop, roots to classic-rock and the 1970’s soul. The venue hosts a New Year’s Eve party with Caribbean music group Dread Rider on Tuesday.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappho102.biz
■ Show starts at 9:30pm tonight, tomorrow and on Sunday, 10pm on Tuesday, Closed Mondays
■ Entrance is NT$200 tonight, tomorrow and on Sunday; NT$650 on Tuesday, a drink and snacks included
Aboriginal singer and Taiwanese folk legend Kimbo Hu (胡德夫) appears tomorrow 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. On Tuesday, Aboriginal singing combo Lan-hsin Band (嵐馨樂團) joins hands with The Voice of Life (原味醞釀) to celebrate the new year.