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Cut Copy June 7thSaturday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Touring in support of their most recent release, Free Your Mind, the Grammy-nominated Australian group Cut/Copy returns to Rio tonight to play at Saúde’s Usina.

Known for their dance-oriented songs including, “Hearts on Fire“, “Lights & Music“, and “Free Your Mind“, the group has released four studio albums and consists of founder, DJ and vocalist Dan Whitford, guitarist Tim Hoey, bassist Ben Browning and drummer Mitchell Scott.

Usina, the venue Cut/Copy will take over tonight, is an up-and-coming nightclub in the Rio scene. Located in the neighborhood of Saúde, in the Port Zone of Rio near Pedra do Sal, Usina opened earlier this year in the space formerly occupied by popular Rio club, The Week.

There will be a Nas Internas party following the Cut/Copy show with DJs Tucho and Nepal and DJs from the popular Putzbrilha events spinning to keep the party going well into the night.


Cut/Copy (Saúde)
Australian group Cut/Copy performs at Saúde’s Usina tonight with DJs Tucho and Nepal and DJs from the Putzbrilha events spinning as part of the Nas Internas after party.
Usina– 11PM
Rua Sacadura Cabral, 154, Saúde- Tel: (21) 2204-7849
Entrance: R$90-R$180

Babilônia Feira Hype with Mahmundi, Kassin, Richard L and DJ Andre Pipipi (Leblon)
For the first day of this weekend’s Babilônia Feira Hype at Leblon’s Clube Monte Líbano, Mahmundi and Kassin, will perform at 6PM and Richard L and DJ Andre Pipipi will play at 7PM.
Clube Monte Líbano – 6PM and 7PM
Av. Borges de Medeiros 701, Leblon – Tel:(21) 2239-2399
Entrance: R$10


Trio (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Cave presents the Trio event featuring three pioneer DJs in Brazilian electronic music; MauMau, Meme and Felipe Venancio. The trio is sure to bring the best of house music to the increasingly popular venue tonight.
Cave – 11:45 PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$50-R$70

Wake Up (Copacabana)
It’s time for pop and indie hits with the Wake Up event at the Fosfobox club in Copacabana tonight. DJs Beto Artista and Fl3sh Disco will wake up the ears in the basement with VJ Juju providing the visual stimulation. Up above at the Fosfobar, DJs Talita Delmonte, Larissa Busch, Olivia Angelini, Marie and Nuta will continue to enliven the aural receptors with more indie and pop hits.
Fosfobox – 10PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

Rockaway #28 (Botafogo)
Tonight Botafogo’s Casa da Martiz hosts the twenty-eighth edition of the Rockaway event. DJs Polly, Grazzia and Ivy will spin indie rock, classic rock, grunge, metal, punk and pop-rock, while DJ Arlei Hey Hey will spin the best of the 80s and MPB. Guest DJ Luiz G-Vô will also bring some new wave, glam metal and post-punk to the party. Caipirinhas and Caipivodkas will be double dose (two for one) for R$11 all night long with Cuba Libres, Hi-Fis and Mate-me Por Favors double dose until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$22-R$35

Raul Mendes (Lagoa)
Tonight the Lagoa venue Miroir hosts DJ Raul Mendes. The Brasília native has performed in support of the Black Eyed Peas, Avicii and Steve Angello, among others. DJ Marie Bouret will also spin tonight at Miroir.
Miroir – 11PM
Av. Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel: (21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

Gambiara, the party (Lapa)
Tonight Lapa’s Circo Voador hosts the Gambiara party, bridging São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro with the music of DJs Miro Rizzo, Taiguara Chagas, Fabio Ock, Trovão, Evelyn Cristina and special guests Ramilson Maia and Madzoo.
Circo Voador– gates open at 9PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$40-R$80

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Claudinho Guimarães and JP Silva (Lapa)
JP Silva starts off the night at Carioca da Gema at 9:39 PM with singer- songwriter and instrumentalist Claudinho Guimarães following at 11:30PM with his original compositions including “La vai Marola” and “Gira Girou”.
Carioca da Gema – 9:30PM and 11PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$30

Thiagu Gentil, Dhi Ribeiro and Trio Pé de Serra (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Thiagu Gentil gets things started again tonight at 8PM with samba and bossa nova at Centro’s Rio Scenarium. Singer Dhi Ribeiro will follow at 11PM with romantic samba and samba rock. Then at 3AM, the Trio Pé de Serra will deliver some of the best live forró in Rio.
Rio Scenarium – 8PM and 11PM and 3AM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$ 25- R$40


Saloon 79- AC/DCover (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 will get loud tonight with a live performance by the band AC/DCover. This Botafogo bar, with its a unique environment, and excellent food and drinks, is a great place to rock out.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

Banda Café Irlanda-Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
The band Café Irlanda will bring Irish Music to the Lapa Irish Pub tonight. Located beside Lapa’s famous Arcos da Lapa (Lapa Arches), this pub is known to draw a fun and energetic crowd and tonight should be no exception. They offer a wide selection of quality imported beers and the decor with its welcoming and familiar feel makes it a great place to drink them in while enjoying some quality live music.
Lapa Irish Pub – 9PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10- R$20

Academia da Cachaça (Leblon)
For all things cachaça go here; it’s their specialty. They offer great caipifrutas and caipirinhas.
Academia da Cachaça – 9PM
Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2239-1542
Entrance: Free

Lord Jim’s Pub (Ipanema)
This is the oldest pub in Rio and it’s well known for its live music and happy hour.
Lord Jim’s Pub – 7PM
Rua Paul Redfern 44, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2249-4881
Entrance: Free

Mab’s Restaurant and Bar (Copacabana)
This American-owned beachfront restaurant and bar on Copacabana Beach is a great place
for food and drinks to kick off the night.
Restaurante Mab’s – 5PM
Av. Atlantica 1140, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2275-7299
Entrance: Free

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