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Top Choice Live Music in Dulan

Dulan Café

It all began with the cafe, people say. Run by an Ami family who are heavily involved in the music and arts scene, the cafe sponsors the weekly live-music performances that have put Dulan on the map. If there is a h…
Top Choice Live Music in Tainan

TCRC Live House

This intimate dive is the place for live indie music in Tainan and one of the top in southern Taiwan. There are weekly gigs by local, Asian and international artists. Shows start from 6pm or 9pm. Its Facebook page h…
Top Choice Jazz in Kaohsiung

Marsalis Jazz Bar

A classy upstairs jazz bar featuring accomplished musicians from Taiwan and Asia performing almost every Friday and Saturday, from 8pm to 10pm. Tickets range from NT$400 to NT$800, with a minimum charge of NT$300 on…
Top Choice Jazz in Xinyi

Brown Sugar Live & Restaurant

A bit hidden off Songren Rd is Taipei's preeminent club for R & B and jazz mixes. Brown Sugar hosts local house and guest musicians from around the world. Happy hour before 8pm and live music every day starting …
Live Music in Taitung

Tiehua Music Village

An old railway repair facility has been repurposed, with the help of Taitung's independent musicians and artists, into a music village that plays host to live bands, many featuring indigenous artists. Admission is u…
Live Music in Taichung

Ludi

The hottest indie music dive in Taichung, Ludi actually shares space with the 5th-floor gallery of Art Freedom Men, but for privacy reasons (or just because it's cooler) you have to access the building from the back…
Jazz in Da'an

Blue Note

Taipei's longest-running jazz club, Blue Note has been in the same location since 1978. It's a moody little cavern in dark blue. Check its Facebook page (search for Blue Note 藍調) to see who's playing. Take Exit 3 fr…
Live Music in Kaohsiung

Shanzai Music Restaurant

A casual venue where music industry types hang out. There are performances by indie bands and singer-songwriters from Taiwan and Asia every month. On other days, Paiwan band SaVansarr plays covers. Shanzai can mean …
Live Music in Kaohsiung

In Our Time

IOT is a lifestyle store, web radio station, restaurant and live-music venue all in one. The store sells books, clothes, handicrafts and snacks. The restaurant offers upscale versions of railway bento. Jazz and indi…
Live Music in Zhongzheng

TAV Cafe

For live foreign jazz and folk music most weekends check out this small bar/cafe inside the Taipei Artist Village. TAV has a surprisingly large garden area out back with lots of trees for shade during the day. See t…