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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A R O U N D T O W N 發光的城市 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       TAIPEI TIMES            •   FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009

  BY DIANE BAkER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 DANCE

          A moving picture                                                                                                                                                                                     T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    he Taipei Folk Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Theatre (台北民族舞團)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    happily celebrated its 20th
                                                                                                                                                                                                               anniversary last year with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tsai and Lin then turned
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to two men who have often
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        worked with the company,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hu Min-shan (胡民山) and Guo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   feeling of ‘Eastern-ness’ is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rooted in our minds, not the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   movements. I wanted to find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   something different from
                                                                                                                                                                                                               program that reflected the               Ruei-ling’s (郭瑞林), to fill out             the big, senior Taiwanese
                                                                                                                                                                                                               company’s history of interpreting        the program.                               choreographers like Lin Hwai-
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Taiwanese culture while giving               Hu’s Tales of Marvels                  min (林懷民) or my mother,” he
                                                                                                                                                                                                               new meaning to tradition.                About Po Jieh (婆姐傳奇), or                   said in a telephone interview.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Founder and artistic director            the “great aunts legend” takes                 The work conveys a very
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tsai Li-hua (蔡麗華), who has               its inspiration from a folk                “Eastern” image, he said, about
                                                                                                                                                                                                               built both an academic and a             tale about the 12 pojieh, the              seeing the world indirectly
                                                                                                                                                                                                               creative career on research              masked female attendants of                through the reflections on the
          TheaTer noTes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                               and recording the music and              deities at Taoist temples who              surface of a lake. The second
                                                                                                                                                                                                               movements of ethnic dances,              help women during pregnancy                image he drew upon was leaves
  WHAT: Taipei Folk Dance Theatre’s                                                                                                                                                                            had every reason to feel proud of        and childbirth.                            falling in autumn and winter,
  Dancing Portrait of Taiwan (舞語台灣)                                                                                                                                                                            her achievements.                            Guo’s Community Bulletin               “falling and circling in the air.”
  WHEN: Tonight and tomorrow at                                                                                                                                                                                    Health concerns, however,            (社區公告) examines traditional                    When asked why he chose
  7:30pm, Sunday at 2:30pm                                                                                                                                                                                     forced her to take a background          movements, but from a more                 to work with just five dancers
  WHERE: Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25,                                                                                                                                                                         role in the company’s new                modern perspective — the                   instead of the entire troupe, Lin
  Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路                                                                                                                                                                           production, Dancing Portrait             popularity of qigong, tai chi              Wen-chung laughed and said it
  三段25號)                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Taiwan (舞語台灣), as she                 and yoga classes at community              was based on simple economics
  ADMISSION: Tickets are NT$400 to                                                                                                                                                                             was recovering from a stroke             centers nationwide — all set to            — and his own work ethic.
  NT$1,500, available through www.art-                                                                                                                                                                         last year. Luckily, she has a            a classic Taiwanese ballad.                    “I demand high quality from
  sticket.com.tw or at the NTCH box office.                                                                                                                                                                    dedicated administrative team,               Lin said his 23-minute-long            the dancers, but we have limited
  The performance is only listed on the                                                                                                                                                                        a strong group of dancers and            piece, Reflections in a Lake               rehearsal time because of
  Chinese-language version of the Web                                                                                                                                                                          a talented son, Lin Wen-chung            (湖映), proved to be a huge                  everyone’s schedules,” he said.
  site, not the English-language one                                                                                                                                                                           (林文中), who has inherited his             challenge for him. While he had            “The rehearsal fee system here
  ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE: Nov. 14                                                                                                                                                                              mother’s capacity for hard work.         collaborated with his mother               means that with five dancers
  at 7:30pm at the Chiayi Performing Arts                                                                                                                                                                          In addition to running his           last year on her Wild Taiwan               I could have four months’
  Center (嘉義縣表演藝術中心演藝廳), 265,                                                                                                                                                                                  own small modern dance                   (狂想台灣), he had never tried to              rehearsal time. So it was a
  Jianguo Rd Sec 2, Minhsiung Township,                                                                                                                                                                        company, WCdance, the 35-                create a folk dance before.                choice — we could have 10
  Chiayi County (嘉義縣民雄鄉建國路二段                                                                                                                                                                                   year-old Lin also pitched in at              “It’s unlike any other piece           dancers for two months or five
  265號). Tickets are NT$350 to NT$850                                                                                                                                                                          his mother’s troupe and created          I’ve done ... I didn’t want to             dancers for four months.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                               one of the works on this                 use any ‘traditional’ gestures                 It wasn’t a tough decision, he
                                                                                                                                                               Photo courtesy of taiPei folk dance theatre     weekend’s program.                       or dance movements. The                    said, because he’s perfectionist.



  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   THE VINYL WORD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BY TOM LEEMING

                                             online at www.ticket.com.tw                             Peter-Lukas Graf Flute Recital             ■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3,                         ■ 1F, 218 Changchun Rd, Taipei City (台
            Theater                          The Taipei Folk Dance Theater’s (台北民
                                                                                                     (葛拉夫長笛演奏會), part of the 2009
                                                                                                     International Flute Festival (2009國際長
                                                                                                                                                Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷
                                                                                                                                                2號B1), next to Taipower Building (台電
                                                                                                                                                                                                             北市長春路218號1樓). Tel: (02) 2508-
                                                                                                                                                                                                             0304. On the Net: www.cosmo.com.tw
                                             族舞團) latest production, Dancing                         笛藝術節), features flautist Peter-Lukas       大樓). Tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net:                        ■ 8:30pm to 11pm on Wednesday
M.O.V.E. Theater Group (動見体劇團)               Portrait of Taiwan (舞語台灣),                              Graf performing arrangements of            www.riverside.com.tw                                         ■ No entrance fee
kicks off the 14th Crown Art Festival        features works by three male                            works by Schubert, Chopin, Bartok and      ■ Shows start at 9:30pm tonight and
(皇冠藝術節) with My Angel and                    choreographers, including Kuo Jui-lin                   Paganini. He will be accompanied by        9pm tomorrow, Sunday and Monday.                             EZ5 Live House hosts Mando-pop
Demon: Sleeping Beauty (我的天                  (郭瑞林) and Hu Min-shan (胡民山), who                        Hsu Chia-chi (徐嘉琪) on the piano.           Open jam starts at 9pm. For a list of                        singers backed by a live band every
使魔鬼—睡美人), which looks at sex                 find inspiration in rural southern Taiwan.              ■ Tomorrow at 7:30pm                       standard songs and ground rules, visit                       night. Highlights for the week include
and love through the eyes of a               [See story above.]                                      ■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City       the venue’s Web site                                         beloved female singer Tiger Huang
melancholy woman. The festival runs          ■ Metropolitan Hall (城市舞台), 25,                         ■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$2,000,          ■ Entrance fee is NT$400 tonight and                         (黃小琥), who performs two sets every
through Nov. 29.                             Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德                       available through NTCH ticketing or        tomorrow, NT$500 on Sunday and                               Monday, and male crooner Huang
■ Crown Theater (皇冠藝術中心小劇場),                 路三段25號)                                                 online at www.artsticket.com.tw            NT$150 on Monday                                             Chung-yuan (黃中原), who performs
50, Ln 120, Dunhua N Rd, Taipei City (台      ■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm,                                                                                                                               every Friday.
北市敦化北路120巷50號). On the Net:                  Sunday at 2:30pm                                        All Time Russian Favorites (俄國             Goofy rocker A Chord (謝和弦) and                               ■ 211, Anhe Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北
www.ntat.org/14caf                           ■ Tickets are NT$400 to NT$1,500,                       經典之夜) is a concert by the Taipei           Sea Level (海平面樂團) appear                                     市安和路二段211號). Tel: (02) 2738-3995.
■ Tonight at 7:30pm, tomorrow                available through NTCH ticketing or                     Symphony Orchestra (臺北市立交響樂                tonight at Riverside Live House                              On the Net: visit www.ez5.com.tw
at 2:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday              online at www.artsticket.com.tw                         團) with guest conductor Gennady            (西門紅樓展演館). Newcomer Mando-                                   ■ Music shows run from 9:45pm to



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 F
at 2:30pm                                                                                            Rozhdestvensky, pianist Viktoria           pop singer Zhang Jing (張婧) takes                             12:30am
■ Tickets are NT$450, available              Dark Eyes Performance Lab (黑眼睛跨劇                        Postnikova and violinist Sasha             the stage tomorrow. On Sunday solo                           ■ Entrance fee (includes two drinks)                    irst up, mad props to the effort makers this year.
through NTCH ticketing or online at          團) presents its adaptation of Scottish                  Rozhdestvensky. The program                act Mia Tzeng (曾鈺婷) performs to                              ranges from NT$600 to NT$850,                           Some incredible outfits were in the mix and with
www.artsticket.com.tw                        playwright David Harrower’s Blackbird, a                includes Haydn’s Concerto for Violin,      promote her first release Faith in Love                      depending on the performer                              Taiwan LGBT Pride being a huge success it seems last
                                             play that raises questions about                        Piano and String Orchestra, Schnittke’s    (相信‧愛). On Thursday the venue                                                                                    Saturday was a pretty impressive day. Best thing heard
Known previously for its innovative          morality through the tale of a pedophile                Concerto Grosso No. 6 for Piano, Violin    hosts Chinese-Canadian rock outfit                           Tonight 89k in Taichung hosts                       was the mash-up clown on the mic in front of thousands
attempts to make Beijing opera               and his victim.                                         and String Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s    io, winner of this year’s ICRT Battle of                     two punk groups, Inhuman Species                    telling everyone to be gay and the MC explaining that gay
relevant to contemporary audiences           ■ Tainan Municipal Cultural Center (台                   Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64.         the Bands, new garage rock band                              (非人物種) and Eyeball Killer (眼球殺                      meant “happy.” It is a shame Red Square continues to
by combining it with elements of             南市立文化中心), 332, Jhonghua E Rd                            ■ Sunday at 2:30pm                         Icon Girl Pistols and rock group                             手). Country-western outfit Way                      blare out nondescript boring house from every angle and
Western theater, Contemporary                Sec 3, Tainan City (台南市中華東路三段                           ■ National Concert Hall, Taipei City       Picks (痞克四), who are perhaps best-                           Soon and Dirty Skies, a rock                        from different sound systems in a cacophony of white
Legend Theatre (當代傳奇劇場) is                   332號)                                                   ■ Tickets are NT$200 to NT$1,000,          known for their song Fly Away, from                          and cowpunk band, take to the                       noise, smothering any sense of cohesiveness. Get on it
for the first time in its 23-year history    ■ Tomorrow at 2:30pm and 7:30pm,                        available through NTCH ticketing or        the sound track to the hit film Orz                          stage tomorrow.                                     and triangulate please.
staging traditional Beijing opera            Sunday at 2:30pm                                        online at www.artsticket.com.tw            Boyz (囧男孩).                                                  ■ 21 Daguan Rd, Nantun Dist, Taichung                   Well done to the many who avoided the obvious
performances. The remaining two              ■ Tickets are NT$500, available                                                                    ■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西                         City (台中市南屯區大觀路21號)                                 Michael Jackson tie-in and went out for something
shows to be performed this weekend           through NTCH ticketing or online at                     The Boston Conservatory Piano              寧南路177號). Tel: (02) 2370-8805. On                            ■ Shows start at 10pm                               different. How could he be beaten anyway?
are Young Heroes (英雄美少年) and                 www.artsticket.com.tw                                   Trio (極光森林—波士頓音樂院鋼琴三                       the Net: www.riverside.com.tw                                ■ Entrance is NT$300                                    After dropping in on Underworld on a whim and
Loves That Topple Empires (傾國之戀).                                                                    重奏), featuring Chuang Ya-fei (莊雅斐)         ■ Shows start at 8:30pm tonight, 8pm                                                                             expecting something a bit lame, it was a treat to walk into
Both are sold out. The stellar cast is led                                                           on piano, Lynn Chang (張萬鈞) on              tomorrow, 7:30pm on Sunday, 8:30pm                           Tonight Roxy Roots hosts a Latin                    a heaving rave with the Taiwanese massive all jumping in
by Beijing opera innovator Wu Hsing-
kuo (吳興國) and diva Wei Hai-min (魏
                                                  Classical music                                    violin and Rhonda Rider on cello, will
                                                                                                     perform a program including
                                                                                                                                                on Thursday
                                                                                                                                                ■ Entrance fee is NT$400 tonight,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             night with live music from Taipei
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Latin Soul, with DJs Jose and Kola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 union to one of the best sets heard in a while by, who else
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 — Spykee. Electric screaming house had the kids going
海敏). Performances are in Mandarin                                                                    Beethoven’s Trio for Violin, Piano and     NT$300 tomorrow, NT$350 on                                   spinning tunes until the wee hours.                 psycho, aided and abetted by a cast of superbly dressed
with Chinese and English subtitles.          Lilya Zilberstein Piano Recital                         Cello in B-Flat Major, Op. 11, Chopin’s    Sunday and NT$400 Thursday. Tickets                          Tomorrow is an open blues jam hosted                characters including a full horse head replica from one
■ National Theater, Taipei City              (齊柏絲坦鋼琴獨奏會) sees the Russian                            Scherzo No. 4 in E Major, Op. 54 and       can purchased online through                                 by Bopomofo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) to promote                       creative drama troupe girl who head-bobbed throughout
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm,            pianist Lilya Lilberstein performing                    Brahms’ Trio for Violin, Piano and Cello   www.riverside.com.tw/livehouse or                            next weekend’s Blues Bash festival.                 the whole thing up front and center.
Sunday at 2:30pm                             two concerts in Taiwan with a                           in B Major, Op. 8.                         tickets.books.com.tw                                         Next week, the venue starts its                         With a lack of foreigners it was like a miniature The
■ Sold out                                   program including Beethoven’s Piano                     ■ Sunday at 2:30pm                                                                                      Wednesday Nights at Roots series,                   Wall. And these Taiwanese hipsters know how to move.
                                             Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2 and Piano                ■ Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and        Experimental electronica act                                 starting with folk and rock from                    Unfortunately the DJ following Spykee was a little out of
This weekend the Koo Foundation’s (辜         Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57                        Maestro Henry Mazer Music and              Shishukong (屍術控) and indie                                   Australian expat Joe Lee.                           his depth musically, as most would be, but the warm and
公亮文教基金會) new program, New                    “Appassionata” and Brahms’ Eight                        Culture (台北愛樂暨梅哲音樂文化館),                    rockers Macbeth (馬克白) share the                              ■ 90 Songren Rd, Taipei City (台北市松                  hospitable crowd kept going and didn’t miss a beat even
Style Bejing Opera (大型移植新編京                  Piano Pieces, Op. 76, Eleven Variations                 B1, 7 Jinan Rd Sec 1, Taipei (台北市濟南        bill tonight at Underworld (地下社                              仁路90號), Tel: (02) 2725-3932. On the                 though he did. It was another great night at Underworld, a
劇), presents a couple of daring operas       on an Original Theme in D Major,                        路一段7號B1)                                   會). Posh Inverse (優雅逆轉) and                                  Net: www.roxy.com.tw                                great spot for a hot and sweaty rave up, courtesy of Back 2
performed by a talented cast led by Li       Op. 21, No. 1 and Fourteen Variations                   ■ Tickets are NT$250, available            post-rock-ish group Sun of Morning                           ■ Shows start at 10pm                               the Future (B2TF, 回到未來).
Baochun (李寶春). It will revive the 2008       on a Hungarian Melody in D Major                        through NTCH ticketing or online at        (晨曦光廊) take the stage tomorrow.                              ■ Entrance is free to all shows                         After that it was an obligatory trip to Fly at Cocky
production of The Jester (弄臣), which is      Op. 21, No. 2.                                          www.artsticket.com.tw                      Until Seeing Whale’s Eyes (直到看                                                                                   bar, and as the only after-party in town it was a massive
based on Verdi’s opera Rigolettom, and       ■ Sunday at 2:30pm (Taichung) and                                                                  見鯨魚的眼睛) and metal band Ashen                                 Yanjue (嚴爵) is an up-and-coming                     turnout full of familiar party faces cutting loose and
The Wilderness (原野), adapted from an         Tuesday at 7:30pm (Taipei)                                                                         play on Wednesday to promote their                           performer who plays blues, funk                     getting messy. A great set from Shawn Kidd at the end kept
unfinished play by China’s modern
playwright, Cao Yu (曹禺).
                                             ■ Taichung Chungshan Hall (台中市中山
                                             堂), 98 Syueshih Rd, Taichung City (台中
                                                                                                          Contemporary                          latest releases.
                                                                                                                                                ■ B1, 45 Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師
                                                                                                                                                                                                             and folk tonight at Witch House (女
                                                                                                                                                                                                             巫店), followed by metal core/emo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 everyone on their toes and if they keep this up, Fly could
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 become a staple of the scene. The lineup for the coming
■ Novel Hall (新舞臺), 3-1 Songshou Rd,         市學士路98號), and National Concert                                                                     大路45號B1). Tel: (02) 2369-0103. On the                        band 831 (八三夭). Folk singer                         month looks great.
Taipei City (台北市松壽路3-1號)                     Hall, Taipei City                                       Tonight the The Wall (這牆) hosts            Net: www.upsaid.com/underworld                               Panai (巴奈) takes to the stage                           Kay from Barcode, a long-term DJ with fabulous house
■ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm,            ■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000 for                    indie-rockers The Tic Tac, whose post-     ■ Music shows run from 9:30pm to                             tomorrow night. A-Chang (阿彰) of                     is playing with Kollette this Sunday morning for an all-girl
Sunday at 2:30pm                             Taichung and NT$350 to NT$2,000 for                     punk sound flirts with baroque pop.        11:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays                             the Manchester rock-influenced                      affair and some classic tracks. The word on the street is
■ Tickets are NT$500 to NT$2,000,            Taipei, available through ERA ticketing                 They open for Orangegrass (澄草), a          and 9pm to 11pm on Wednesdays.                               band Bitter splits the bill on                      that Kay’s selection is wide, deep and top draw. One for
available through ERA ticketing or           or online at www.ticket.com.tw                          popular indie group that combines          Underworld is open daily from                                Thursday with another solo act,                     the purists and anything-goes crews alike.
                                                                                                     emo-style vocals and post-rock             9pm, closed on Mondays. Happy                                Mia Tzeng (曾鈺婷).                                        Fly, Sunday from 4am until 8am at Cocky, B1, 26-3,

  UPCOMING
                                                                                                     instrumentals. Tomorrow Japanese           Hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays                               ■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei             Renai Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路三段26-3號B1).
                                                                     BY DAVID ChEN
                                                                                                     group 10-Feet brings their slick emo       before midnight                                              City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號).                              Admission is NT$300, which includes a drink.
                                                                                                     punk to the venue, with local punk         ■ Entrance is NT$300 tonight and                             Tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net:
                                                                                                     veterans Fire Ex (滅火器) opening.            tomorrow and includes a drink, NT$100                        www.witchhouse.org
                                                                                                     Acoustic indie rockers Silverbus (銀巴       on Wednesday                                                 ■ Performances start at 9:30pm.
  Blues Bash, Taipei’s annual blues music                                                            士) are on Sunday, and on Wednesday,                                                                     Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist
  festival, takes place next weekend at                                                              it’s Macbeth (馬克白), post-rock band         The Jason Hayashi Quartet performs                           bookstore and large collection of board
  Roxy Roots in Taipei City and the                                                                  Donhail (擋哈鵝) and Green! Eyes (綠           tonight at Sappho de Base.                                   games open 11am to midnight Sundays
  Dream Community (夢想社區) in                                                                          色眼睛), which describes its music as         Tomorrow it’s Jo Jo Ma Quartet, a                            through Wednesdays; 11am to 1am
  Sijhih (汐止). Now in its sixth year, the                                                            having a “flavor of guitar pop and a bit   group led by saxophonist Joseph                              Thursdays through Saturdays
  event features 10 acts from Taiwan,                                                                of country”                                Marchione. On Tuesday, T and T Jazz                          ■ Entrance fee for music shows
  Japan and the US, including headliner                                                              ■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei      Trio and Friends take to the stage,                          is NT$300
  Darrell Raines.                             Japanese guitarist Shun Kikuta is one of               City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1).                    and on Wednesday it’s 3Q, a trio with
  Raines, a Miami-based guitarist and         the headline acts at Blues Bash 6 next                 Tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net:           Lionel Pinard on piano and Japanese                          Franz and Friends (城市舞台藝文沙
  singer who plays modern blues and           weekend.             Photo: david chen, taiPei times   www.thewall.com.tw                         musicians Waka on tabla and Yo on                            龍), an upscale restaurant and
  soul, was a long-time member of the                                                                ■ Music shows start at 8pm tonight,        sitar. On Thursday, it’s funk, acid disco                    performance space in Taipei’s East
  backing band of fellow Florida                                                                     8pm and 11pm tomorrow, 8pm Sunday          and hard rock with Double J.                                 District, hosts music shows every
  musician Joey Gilmore, who just             bluesbash/englishindex.html                            and 8pm Wednesday                          ■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei                       night. The music tends to play it safe,
  completed a well-received tour of             Blues Bash 6, next Friday at 9pm at                  ■ Entrance fee is NT$400 tonight,          City (台北市安和路一段102巷1號B1).                                     ranging from wistful love songs and
  Taiwan last month.                          Roxy Roots, 90 Songren Rd, Taipei City                 NT$1,000 at the door or NT$800 in          Tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net:                             opera to lounge jazz. Weekly
  Also appearing are Arkansas musician        (台北市松仁路90號) and next Saturday                          advance tomorrow, and NT$300 on            www.sappho102.biz                                            highlights include Denise Juan (阮丹
  and artist Adam Posnak, who                 at 5:30pm at the Dream Community                       Sunday and Wednesday. Tickets can be       ■ Music shows begin at 10:30pm on                            青), a former pop singer turned piano
  performs turn-of-the-century acoustic       (夢想社區) 95, Minzu 2nd St, Sijhih                        purchased online through www.              weekends, 10pm on weekdays. Sappho                           teacher and television presenter, and
  blues, and Japanese guitarist Shun          City, Taipei County (台北縣汐止市民族                          thewall.com.tw or tickets.books.com.tw     is closed on Sundays and Mondays                             her band Sunshine Costa. They play
  Kikuta, a former member of Koko             二街95號), near the intersection of                                                                  ■ Entrance is free                                           tonight. Tomorrow it’s Buona Sera,
  Taylor’s touring band and a Blues           Huqian Street (湖前街) and Kangning                       Big-band jazz ensemble Dizzy Jazz                                                                       featuring soprano Chang Hsiao-ni
  Bash regular.                               Road (康寧路)                                             Band (底細爵士樂團) appears tonight at           Every Wednesday night at the                                 (張曉倪).
  Advance tickets will be on sale tonight       Tickets for both shows next weekend                  Riverside Cafe (河岸留言). Tomorrow            Cosmopolitan Grill there’s an open                           ■ B1, 25, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北
  at a pre-Blues Bash party at Roxy Roots,    are NT$400 in advance and NT$500 at                    pop-rock band Rock Oriental                mic hosted by keyboardist Andrew                             市八德路三段25號B1). Tel: (02) 2579-0558.
  which features a show by local electric     the door, available at 7-Eleven ibon                   Express (搖滾東方) takes the stage.            Page, with the music mainly covering                         On the Net: www.franzandfriends.com.tw
  blues outfit BoPoMoFo (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ).               kiosks or through tickets.books.com.tw.                Singer Wang Lan (王蘭) appears on            blues and jazz. All are welcome to join                      ■ Minimum charge of NT$300 on
  For more information and the full           No admission fee for tonight’s                         Sunday. The venue’s weekly open jam is     in, and participants receive 20 percent                      Fridays and Saturdays, on other nights              Fright night at Underworld.                        Photos courtesy of adward tsai
  lineup, go to www.infine-art.com/           pre-Blues Bash party at Roxy Roots                     on Monday.                                 off drinks.                                                  there’s a one-drink minimum

				
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