Saturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Chromeo at Circo Voador will no doubt be the spot for most of Rio on Saturday night. Chromeo is the Canadian duo of electro-funk formed in 2004 by childhood friends P-Thugg (keyboards, synthesizers, vocals and talk box) and Dave 1 (guitar and lead vocals). The two often joke that Chromeo is the only successful partnership between people of Arabic and Jewish decent since the rise of modern society. Another important connection of Chromeo is A-Track, one of the most talented DJs and producers today – half of the duo Duck Sauce, author of the mega hit Barbra Streisand, who also happens to be the brother of Dave 1.
Chromeo is the Canadian duo of electro-funk formed in 2004 by childhood friends P-Thugg (keyboards, synthesizers, vocals and talk box) and Dave 1 (guitar and lead vocals). The two often joke that Chromeo is the only successful partnership between people of Arabic and Jewish decent since the rise of modern society.
Circo Voador – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, 1, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: Check with venue
Jorge Ben Jor (Lapa)
With his successes immortalized in Brazilian music such as “Taj Mahal”, “Rain Rain” and “Because Of You, Girl” as well as new hits like “Every Night I”, Jorge Ben Jor has remained one of the icons of success and charisma of Brazilian music.
Fundição Progresso – 11PM
Rua dos Arcos, 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: Check with venue
Show Banda Le Raleh (Gávea)
The group formed by John Fox (guitar, vocals), Eduardo Kaplan (guitar), Henry Pernambuco (bass) and Peter Calloni (drums) repeats the success of the first live shows and their new mixture of pop, samba, funk and rock that promises to please all tastes.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: Tickets range from R$21 to R$42
Battles is known for playing the best in pop music, recalling music that comes directly from the IPOD. The audience plays a big role in the music selection for the night.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: Tickets range from R$25- R$35
Banda Signus + N.V (Lapa)
The band Signus will put everyone to dance and shake to their special brand of pop & rock.
Lapa 40º – 10PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
Pandeiro Repique Duo (Lapa)
Pandeiro Repique Duo is the result of the meeting of these instruments typical of the soul of Rio, the Brazilian percussion. Bernardo Aguiar and Gabriel Policarpo will be put side by side with the virtuosity of the spike extrapolating their regional origins.
Centro Cultural Carioca – 11:30 PM
Rua do Teatro, 37 – Lapa – Tel: (21) 2252-6468
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Blue Agave (Copacabana)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have the original location in Ipanema.
Blue Agave – 12PM
Rua Aires Saldanha 21C, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
The oldest pub in Rio in its newest guise and a great local crowd. Known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern, 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Not available at time of press
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