Garage rock favorites 88 Balaz (88顆芭樂籽) take 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. Indie rockers Pink Haze (平克孩子) appear on Sunday.
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$400 tomorrow, free admission on Sunday
Featuring saxophone player Terry Hsieh (謝明諺), Freefall Jazz Trio (自由落體爵士三重奏) perform tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, and it is electric blues band Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) tomorrow. Adam James Sorensen Quartet pay a tribute to Blue Note recording artists Hank Mobley and Dexter Gordon on Wednesday. On Thursday, it’s a night of indie/folk with four performances from Adam James Sorensen, Tricolor Tree Leaf, DC Rapier and Daz Booker.
■ 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 except for Thursday which begins at 9pm
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Wednesday, NT$300 on Thursday
Activist musicians The Village Armed Youth (農村武裝青年) and Aboriginal folk icon Panai (巴奈) take 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. Aboriginal group The Voice of Life (原味醞釀) and No Name are scheduled tomorrow.
■ 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
■ Admission is NT$300 tonight, NT$250 tomorrow. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Greater Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Post-hardcore/screamo band Noise Effect (噪音效應) celebrates its debut EP tomorrow.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7pm
■ Admission is NT$300. Tickets can be purchased at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks, www.books.com.tw and www.indievox.com