Founded by Mark Jansen formerly of After Forever, with the current lead singer Simone Simons, Epica has received comparisons to early Nightwish. They arrive tonight in support of their sixth full-length studio album, The Quantum Enigma.
Before Epica, the British band DragonForce will deliver the best of power metal to start the night.
The house will open at 6:30PM, DragonForce will perform at 7:30PM, and Epica is scheduled to perform at 9PM.
Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Today the Ocupação ARTE SONORA begins at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo. Running for two months, through April 26th, the program will feature live performances, DJs, artists, lectures and more on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Epica and DragonForce (Lapa)
Metal will take over Fundição Progresso in Lapa tonight as the Dutch symphonic metal band Epica will return to play live and the British power metal band DragonForce will open.
Fundição Progresso – House opens at 6:30PM, Dragonforce will perform at 7:30PM and Epica is scheduled to perform at 9PM.
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Entrance: R$100 – R$360
Tonight Teto Solar in Botafogo presents the TRUST party with DJs Maurício, Cau Lopez and special guest Pedro Zuim spinning throughout the night.
Teto Solar – 11PM
Rua Paulo Barreto 110, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2542-9458
Fosfobox Records (Copacabana)
Fosfobox in Copacabana will again showcase the best new artists from Fosfobox Records as tonight llusionize will launch a new EP. VJ Maddog will provide visual projections. Additionally, Earstrip & Torha, Ricardo Estrella, and Marcelo Frota will spin until 8AM on Saturday morning.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will present the Jelly party with welcome jellyvodka drinks and DJs Jeff Valle, Henrique Pozas, Junior Nuayed and Brunno Vicenzo spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 11PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Haus of Monsters #1 (Centro)
Bringing all of the little monsters together in Rio, Espaço Acústica in Centro will host the first edition of the Haus of Monsters party tonight. DJs Felipe Malfoy and Felipe Cerqueira will spin the best of Lady Gaga and all things pop on the first floor while DJs Rick Castro, Ivvys Santos, and Vino will spin pop, funk and hits on the second floor. The first 100 people to arrive at the party will receive welcome shots and Rebecca Foxx will perform covers live during the night.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
The Rockaway party returns to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight for its 27th edition. DJs Polly, Grazzia and Ivy will spin on the first floor while DJs Arlei Hey Hey and Thiago Burgos will spin on the second floor. Promotions during the night will include two for one Mojitios, Caipirinhas, Cuba Libres and Hi-Fi’s until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Luciano Roffer (Lagoa)
Tonight DJ Luciano Roffer will spin the best of house and EDM at Miroir Club in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Teresa Cristina and Grupo Semente. Anderson Vaz and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will perform at 7:30PM, followed by Anderson Vaz at 9:30PM. Finally at 11PM, singer Teresa Cristina & Grupo Semente will fill the venue with the sounds of lively samba as they perform their reinterpretations of the works of Noel Rosa, Chico Buarque, Gonzaguinha, Ismael Silva and Paulinho da Viola, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Trio Aba de Couro, Empolga ás 9 and Henrique Cazes (Centro)
Tonight Henrique Cazes returns to Rio Scenarium to start things off at 7:30PM with the best of choro. The group Empolga ás 9 will follow at 11PM and beginning at 2:30AM, Trio Aba de Couro will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonight. Singer Mar César will start things off with samba, MPB, soul, and samba-reggae. Then, singer Gabby Moura will follow with the best of the best of samba and pagode. On the second floor, trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international rock and pop. Additionally during the night, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin between shows.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
Charles Bronson Band @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the Charles Bronson Band returns tonight to play live at Lapa Irish Pub. If you are looking for quality imported beers and a welcoming environment to drink them in, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
The Cigarettes @Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight the band, The Cigarettes, will perform live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras. Additionally, DJs Tito Figueiredo and Kleber Tuma will spin during the night and Gordinho and Simpla will make special appearances. Promotions will include two for one on the drinks El Paso and Sweet Heat until 1AM.
Bar do B – 9PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$25 – R$30
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food, drinks and entertainment. Every night Tony Boka is performing live from 8PM until midnight. Boka is known for his varied repertoire that always pleases the crowd.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 8AM-2AM. Now open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday.
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Gringo Cafe (Ipanema)
The Gringo Cafe brings all things great about America to Ipanema, including beers, food and atmosphere. Go there to enjoy pancakes, real bagels, sliders, and more.
Gringo Cafe – 11AM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema- Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Mud Bug (Copacabana)
With two locations in Copacabana, Mud Bug provides a great selection of beers and food. There isn’t much missing from this American-style staple where, at times, you can hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Shenanigan’s Live Music (Ipanema)
With live music and classic pub games like darts and pool, Ipanema’s Shenanigan’s is always a great spot to visit. Happy Hour is dose dupla (two for one) on Mondays through Fridays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 7PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM
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