Thursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Touring in support of their second album entitled, Smoke + Mirrors, the American band Imagine Dragons returns to Rio de Janeiro tonight to perform live in Citibank Hall in Barra da Tijuca.
Currently based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, the band was formed in 2008, by lead vocalist Dan Reynolds with guitarist Wayne Sermon, and drummer Andrew Tolman. Current members are Reynolds and Sermon with bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman.
The quartet is considered by many to be one of the best current rock bands. They are well known for their singles which include “I Bet My Life,” “Gold”, “Shots”, “It’s Time”,”Demons“, and “Radioactive.”
Satanique Samba Trio (Lapa)
Tonight Quintavant Qtv presents the Satanique Samba Trio performing live at Audio Rebel in Botafogo. Although their name includes “trio” the group is actually a sextet. They are known for mixing samba, bossa nova, pagoda and forró with experimental sounds and tonight they will release their newest album entitled, “Mó Bad,” on vinyl.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo– Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Imagine Dragons (Barra da Tijuca)
American rock band Imagine Dragons returns to Rio de Janeiro’s Citibank Hall to perform live tonight.
Citibank Hall – 10PM
Avenida Ayrton Senna 3000, Barra da Tijuca – Tel: (21) 2156-7300
Inflamável featuring Nêga (Copacabana)
Tonight it’s time again for the best of indie pop, rock, and hip-hop as Fosfobox in Copacabana hosts the Inflamável and Nêga parties. The venue is celebrating its 11th anniversary with events throughout the week and weekend. During the night tonight, DJs Bub, Bgolls Incrível, and Igor Boechat will spin alternative, indie pop, indie rock, déli-pop, electro-pop and hits on the Inflamável stage while DJ Rafa Maia spins r&b, hip-hop, and funk-pop on the Nêga stage.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
The Veneno party returns to Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz tonight. For over ten years the weekly events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped start weekends early in Rio. Tonight will be no exception as DJs Tulio Araujo and Beto Artista will spin the best of rock and pop on the first floor while the So High party take over second floor.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Old is Black (Gávea)
DJs will be spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap as the Old is Black party returns to Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) tonight.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Ensaios Zona Sul (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will present the Ensaios Zona Sul party with DJ Luciano Roffer spinning the best of funk throughout the night.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.
Tempero Carioca and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
It’s all about samba again tonight at Lapa’s Carioca da Gema as Nelson Felix gets things started at 8:30PM. Tempero Carioca will follow at 10:30PM with veterans of the samba genre delivering one of the best rodas de samba in the city.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Sambarock da Silva with Bruno Maia and Marcia Lima (Centro)
Singer-songwriter Marcia Lima will start things off tonight at Rio Scenarium at 7:30PM with the best of classic samba and MPB. Then at 10:30PM Sambarock da Silva and Bruno Maia will follow with musicians delivering the best of sambarock, sambalanço, and samba pop.
Rio Scenarium-7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Forró and Salsa Leviano (Lapa)
Tonight at Lapa’s Leviano bar it’s time to dance as the group Mano a Mano starts things off at 8PM with salsa and merengue on the first floor, while on the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by singer Marcelo Mimoso. Additionally,DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
PUBS & BARS:
The Calangles @ Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time for the best of The Beatles as cover band The Calangles will perform live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Camarones Orquestra Guitarrística @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight at Saloon 79 in Botafogo the band Camarones Orquestra Guitarrística will perform works from their latest album, Rhytmus Alucynantis, live. The group were finalists on the Sony channel show, ” Breakout Brasil.”
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 9PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15 – 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
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