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By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - Rock music and culture are hardly the first things that come to mind when one thinks of Rio de Janeiro, a city known for its beach culture, carnival, samba and bossa nova. However, if you feel the need to rock, Rio has some gritty dive bars and music venues to take you to eleven.

Dressed in skinny jeans, sneakers and leather jackets (weather permitting), you may think that the crowd lining up outside belongs to New York or London, rather then Rio. While the rock culture in Rio may not be as . . .

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