Friday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Wobble is back at Fosfobox for another night of tough breaks, dubstep, garage and more at Rio’s number one alternative clubs. The popular party Wobble is driven by DJ Rodrigo S and focuses on the funky sounds that make the subwoofers rumble and the ground below you shake like an earthquake. Special guest Tamenpi will be joined by the residents.
DJ Tamenpi is the man behind the website Só Pedrada Musical, which is a site dedicated strictly to music culture and whose mission it is to publicize and disseminate alternative artists of black music from around the world, without the mainstream media on their side. The site features music, artists, podcasts, mixtapes and variety of information.
Rock in Rio (Barra da Tijuca)
Rock in Rio returns with an incredible lineup that is sure to make it one of the best years to date. Tonight premiers with superstar Beyoncé, David Guetta, Ivete Sangalo, Living Colour and many many more.
Cidade do Rock – 1PM
Avenida Salvador Allende 1, Jacarepaguá
Entrance: “official tickets sold out”
Local DJs Pachu, Saraiva and Rapha Fernandes present a night of bass and funk. Bringing together some soul from the ages, the gang will lay it down at 00 in Gavea.
00 – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca, 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Bringing the heavy sounds tonight is the Wobble crew who are back at Rio’s premier underground club, Fosfobox in Copacabana. Expect nothing but heavy funky breaks, dubstep, garage and more from residents Rodrigo S, Marginal Men and guest Tamenpi.
Fosfobox – 11:30 PM
Rua Siqueira Campos, 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30 with guest list, R$40 without
John Scofield by Pedro Araújo (Centro)
John Scofield is one of the most influential jazz guitarists of our time, having played his career with the likes of Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, Billy Cobham among others. Tonight, Pedro Araújo and company pay tribute to a modern pillar of the guitar.
Santo Scenarium – 6:30 PM
Rua do Lavradio, 36, Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9007
Trio Ternura (Lapa)
Tonight is a triple threat of Brazilian music, featuring Tio Ternura. The group will bring the audience together with their blend of mpb, samba and pop.
Lapa 40º – 11:30 PM
Rua do Riachuelo, 97, Lapa – Tel: (21) 3147-9005
PUBS & BARS:
The Clover (Copacabana)
The Clover, the Irish drinking pub on Avenida Atlântica in Copacabana is under new ownership – by American expatriates. Come enjoy the true benefits of an upscale pub including great imported beers, pool tables and a great environment.
The Clover – 7PM
Av. Atlântica 3.056, Lj. B, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-8484
Blue Agave (Ipanema)
Some of the best Mexican food — and the best margarita — in Rio, plus live American and European sports on TV. They also have their new second location in Copacabana.
Blue Agave – 11AM
Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 68, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3592-9271
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. Also expect to hear live jazz, blues, MPB and rock from time to time.
Mud Bug – 5PM
Rua Rudolpho Dantas, 16, Copacabana – Tel:(21) 2543-5052
Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
The new American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place for food and drinks to kick off Saturday night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 9PM
Avenida Atlântica, 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are up for some Irish beer and a nice environment to drink it in, this is the place to go. With its trendy decor, this pub attracts many different kinds of people and offers London Pride and Heineken on draft.
Lapa Irish Pub – 5PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga, 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
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