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Gop TunFriday’s Rio Nightlife Pick –Tonight Cais da Imperatriz in Saúde hosts the Gop Tun party with very special guests Floating Points and Four Tet.

During his career, British electronic musician Kieran Hebden, better known in the music world by his stage name Four Tet, has released multiple studio albums and remixes.

Additionally he has collaborated with artists including Thom Yorke of Radiohead, Burial, Martyn, Jamie XX, and Neneh Cherry, among many others.

Four Tet is well known for his live performances including multiple shows at the famed Boiler Room in Berlin, Germany and appearances at SXSW and around the world.

Floating Points, is Sam Shepherd, a UK composer and DJ, who by day, is also a neuroscientist. Additionally, Shepherd is classically trained musican who co-founded Ego Records and now has multiple releases of his electronic compositions and mixes.

Earlier this year, Shepherd released a Summer 2014 in Brazil Mix with his remixes of the works of Luis gonzaga Jr, Tim Mia, Gal Costa, G/9 Group, and Luis Carlos Vinhas, among others.

This will be the first edition of the popular São Paulo party Gop Tun to be held in Rio. During the event DJ Carrot Green and the DJs of Gop Tun will also spin.


Esperanza Spalding (Flamengo)
Jazz bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding returns to Rio tonight to perform live at Vivo Rio.
Vivo Rio– 9:30PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$R$50-$R120

Criolo (Lapa)
Tonight São Paulo rapper and singer Criolo returns to Rio to launch his newest album entitled, Convoque seu Buda, at Fundição Progresso in Lapa.
Fundição Progresso – 10PM
Rua dos Arcos 24, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2220-5070
Entrance: R$60-R$140

Sonoridades (Ipanema)
The fourth edition of the Sonoridades festival continues at Oi Futuro Ipanema tonight with the first of two live performances by Argentine singer-songwriter and electronic musican Juana Molina. Molina will be joined tonight by Brazilian instrumentalist and composer, Jaques Morelenbaum.
Oi Futuro Ipanema– 9PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 54, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3131-9333
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Gop Tun Rio with Four Tet & Floating Points (Saúde)
Tonight Cais da Imperatriz in Saúde hosts the Gop Tun festival with special guests Four Tet and Floating Points. This will be the first edition of the Gop Tun festival in Rio and during the event DJ Carrot Green and the DJs of Gop Tun will also spin.
Cais da Imperatriz – 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral 145, Saúde – Tel: (21) 3026-5033/(21) 8157-4852
Entrance: R$90-R$120

Paralamas do Sucesso (Lapa)
Tonight Circo Voador welcomes famed Brazilian rock band Paralamas do Sucesso for the first night of two back-to-back shows at the venue in Lapa. The group formed in the late 1970s in Rio, burst into the Brazilian mainstream in the 80s and have conitinued to be successful to this day.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$60 – R$120


Barbado (Copacabana)

Club da LUD with MC Ludmilla (Lagoa)
Tonight Lagoa’s Praia Club will presents Club da LUD with MC Ludmilla. DJs Raphael de Lucca and Magrão will also spin during the event. Budweiser will be two for one all night.
Praia Club – 11PM
Avenida Borges de Medeiros 1426, Lagoa – Tel: (21) 3798-0552
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox will host the Barbado party with DJs Bruno Pacheco, Julio Doutor, Rodolfo Gomes, and Fabiano Leobons spinning the best of house, tribal, electro-house and pop in the subsolo (basement). DJs Thiago Araújo, Giodana Forte and Felipe Malfoy will spin above at the Fosfobar for the Pop Agito party.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Fog (Arpoador)
Its time for indie, pop, hip-hop, trap, bass and electronica as the Fog party returns to Arpoador’s CAVE tonigt for its seventh edition. DJs Tucho, Tomás Tróia, Sal, and Fl3sh Disco will spin throughout the night.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$40-R$60

Heartbeat (Gávea)
Tonight 00 in Gávea presents the Heartbeat party with DJs Bê Lima, Jokerz, Wally, and João Velloso spinnig the best rhythms to keep your heart thumping to the beat.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: $R30-R$50

Britânia (Botafogo)
Keep calm and carry on to Casa da Matriz tonight, as the cozy Botafogo venue celebrates all things British during the 16th edition of the Britânia party. On the first floor DJs Rizzotto and Rodrigo Senna will spin the best of Euro Beats, UK Garage, and pop while paying special tribute to Disclosure, while on the second floor Arlei Hey Hey and Wagner Fester will spin the best of britpop, irish punk and indie rock, while paying special tribute to Blur.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

BLESS (Centro)
Tonight the BLESS party returns to La Paz club in Centro. On the first stage Rasloty and Lápide will start things off and Vincente Trilha will follow with the sounds of reggae. Then BivesSelecta will present the best of dancehall and new roots. Meanwhile, on the second stage, Digital Dubs will present JAH Cris. Additionally Spin Dem Sound will perform during the night.
La Paz – 10:55PM
Rua do Rezende 82, Centro – Tel: (21) 2509-2403
Entrance: R$10-R$20

Sexta Open Bar (Glória)
La Passion Club in Glória will host the Sexta Open Bar party tonight with the bar open until 4AM and DJs Leo Vargas, Alex Lopes and Rodrigo Mattos spinning house, hip-hop and funk. The bar will be open until 4AM and will feature National Vodka, beer, Lagoa Azul, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pineapple, Sex on the Beach, Cuba Libre, water and sodas. Additionally, the open bar will serve Red Bull until midnight and sparkling wine for women until midnight. Japanese cuisine will also be provided by Temakeria.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$20-R$70

R3HAB (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh Lagoa venue Miroir will host the R3HAB party.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Moyseis Marques and Elisa Addor (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema, Elisa Addor will start things off at 9:30PM and at 11PM, singer-songwriter Moyseis Marques will perform his own compositions as well as his reinterpretations of the works of Luiz Carlos da Vila, Martinho da Vila, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Camarão de Rama, Ito Melodia and Cassiano & Trio Beija Flor (Centro)
Tonight the group Camarão de Rama returns to start things off at Rio Scenarium at 8PM with their music that blends the sounds of samba, maracatu, choro, bossa nova and salsa.Following at 9PM,composer and performer Ito Melodia will deliver his samba sounds.Finally beginning at 2:30 AM, Cassiano & Trio Beija Flor will play the best of forró until sunrise as part of the Forró na Madrugada section of the night.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 2:30AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40

Bailão Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight the Leviano bar in Lapa presents Bailão Leviano. On the first floor, singer Gabby Moura will start things off with the best of samba and pagode and singer Mar César will follow with the best of MPB, soul, pop rock and samba. Meanwhile on the second floor, singer Christiano Dortas will peform. Additionally, DJs Márlio and Aílton Areas will spin during the night.
Leviano – 7PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$20-R$30


Motorgun- Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for more classic rock as the band, Motorgun performs live tonight at the Lapa Irish Pub. If you are up for some great live music with quality imported beers in a welcoming environment, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks.
Restaurante Mab’s –Monday-Thursday 9AM-3AM, Friday-Saturday 9AM-9AM
Avenida Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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
Entrance: Free

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 – 7:00PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: R$10 after 8PM

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