■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350
Eclectic rockers Nora Says plays a gig tonight at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館), while tomorrow’s main act is Jimmy Wang (王俊傑), a blues and ballad singer with visual impairment.
■ 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
■ Shows start at 8:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400 tonight and NT$600 tomorrow. Tickets available through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Friday Night Etude performs tunes of pop, funk and R&B at Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight, while it is Amis singer-songwriter Suming (舒米恩) tomorrow. On Sunday, jazz-pop-blues fusion group Mr. Why Why (壞壞嗓) shares the stage with acoustic group WStethoscope (白袍與聽診器). Zamar (薩瑪合唱團) plays an eclectic blend of music ranging from jazz, rock to Aboriginal and African beats on Wednesday, with electronic/ambient combo #Yan Weiling X Utopia (閻韋伶X世外桃源) also on the bill. Thursday’s performers are folk group City Partsy (都市零件派對) and Fangzhang (方丈樂團).
■ 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 for 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
Japanese acoustic duo Nanane 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.
■ 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, minimal charge is one drink
Soul Star Band (靈魂星樂隊) plays eclectic music from soul, jazz, R&B to hip-hop tonight at Sappho de Base, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows, and it is Switzerland-based Marc Perrenoud Trio tomorrow. B.R.I.J. Balkan Rogue International Jam brings songs from the Balkan region on Sunday. Wednesday’s act is avant-garde/jazz/funk quartet The Sappho 4tet, followed by pianist Sean Wong (黃長頌) 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
■ Entrance is NT$350 tonight and tomorrow, NT$200 on Sunday and weekdays
Award-winning Taiwanese musician Hsieh Ming-yu (謝銘祐) is among the performers 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. Folk/rock artist Ai-ching (艾青) shares the stage with Puyuma musician A-hsiu (阿修) 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