Consisting of Brazilians Marcelo Camelo and Mallu Magalhães and Portuguese drummer Fred Ferreira, Banda do Mar is a Brazilian/Portuguese indie super group. Ferreira made a name for himself through his impressive drumming, while Magalhães is well known for her solo work as a vocalist and Camelo built a solid fan base through his contributions to pop and rock with the Brazilian band Los Hermanos.
Combined, the trio began to generate buzz early last year with the release of two songs, “Hey Nana” and “Mais Ninguem,” before the official release of their self-titled debut album during September of last year.
Ocupação ARTE SONORA (Flamengo)
Ocupação ARTE SONORA events continue at Castelinho Do Flamengo in Flamengo. Running for two months, through April 26th, the program features live performances, DJs, artists, lectures and more on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Castelinho Do Flamengo – 6PM
Praia do Flamengo 158, Flamengo – Tel: (21) 2205-0655
Banda do Mar (Lapa)
Brazilian/Portuguese indie super group Banda do Mar returns to perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa tonight.
Circo Voador – 11PM.
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$50 – R$154
Bootie Rio (Copacabana)
Tonight the Bootie Rio event returns to Fosfobox in Copacabana to celebrate five years of parties soundtracked by quality mashups. DJs André Paste, Schlaepfer, Moreira, Pipipi, and Richard L will spin in the subsolo (baement) and Folkatrua VJs will provide visuals. Additionally, Carol Stérica and Nina Monteiro will perform live. During the night, the Festa Klub Kids will take place, above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Tonight the chic indoor/outdoor venue 00 (Zero Zero) in Gávea will host the Safavela party with DJs Juju Carollo, Carol Vig, Tata Homazini, and Marieva spinning throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
We Love Miroir (Lagoa)
Tonight Ipathy Dejesus, Cacau Porto, Recarey JR and Pedro Whitaker will provide the music for the We Love Miroir party at the posh Miroir Club in Lagoa.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Centro’s Espaço Acústica will be glowing tonight as it celebrates two years of the Fodástica party. The black lights will be on and free flourescent gloves will be distributed to the first 100 people to arrive. There will be a neon paint stand for everyone complete with neon lipstick. Neon rings, glowsticks and more will be distributed throughout the night. DJs Felipe Malfoy, Fernanda, Fabio Bout, and Lincoln Tassi will spin the best of pop, hits, funk, and electro on the Prime-Stage Pop, while DJs Alan Braz, Phil L Ferreira, and Guerraxx spin the best of pop-rock, indie and electronic indie on the Alternative stage.
Espaço Acústica – 11PM
Praça Tiradentes, nº 2, Centro – Tel: (21) 2232-1299
Crush-Sinister Easter (Botafogo)
Tonight Casa da Matriz in Botafogo will hold a special Easter edition of the Crush party, entitled Sinister Easter. DJs on the first floor will spin the best of rock, indie, ska, and more while there will be a special LLBL, CK DJ Set on the second floor with DJs Julia Garcia and Pedro Mac.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$25 -R$40
Luiza Dioníonzio, Gabriel Teixeira, and Cristina Bhering (Lapa)
Tonight at Carioca da Gema, singer and guitarist Cristina Bhering will perform at 7:30PM, followed by Gabriel Teixeira, at 9:30PM. Finally at 11:30PM, singer-songwriter Luiza Dionizio returns to perform her unique and lively brand of samba.
Carioca da Gema – 7:30PM, 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Trio Ustres, Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel and Chutando Balde (Centro)
Tonight Chutando Balde will start things off at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of modern samba, chorinho, MPB, bossa nova and jazz. Adilson da Vila and Velha Guarda Musical da Vila Isabel will follow at 11PM with the best of samba. Then beginning at 2:30AM, the groupTrio Ustres will perform some of the best forró in the city.
Rio Scenarium – 7:30PM, 11PM, and 2:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
The Lapafest party returns to the Leviano bar in Lapa tonigh with band Rio Esquema Novo starting things off with the best of samba hits, retro pagoda and MPB. The group Seu Bando will follow with the best of MPB, samba, soul, funk, pop and samba reggae. Additionally during the night, power trio Johnny’s will perform the best of international pop rock on the second floor. DJs Márilo and Ailton Areas will spin the best of samba, sambalanço, funk, hip hop and eletronic between the live music sets.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
BALBA @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of classic rock as the band BALBA performs live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. 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
Go Indie Go! @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 in Botafogo will celebrate indie music as it hosts the Go Indie Go! party tonight. Bands Costa, Arlando, Cafe Republica, The Emotional, Cândido, and Selfdecay will perform live during the event.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the shows are scheduled to begin at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20 – R$25
Rockadelika Night @ Bar do B (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Bar do B in Laranjeiras will host Rockadelika Night. The first fifty people to arrive will receive Easter bonbons. Additionally, Sweet Heat will be two for one until 1AM.
Bar do B – 11PM
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras
Entrance: R$10 – R$20
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, Friday-Saturday 24 hours
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.
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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