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jungleThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – Tonight the British music collective known as Jungle will bring their synth infused neo-soul sounds to Sacadura 154 in Gamboa.

Producers Josh Lloyd-Watson and Tom McFarland, are the core duo behind Jungle. The two met as children and eventually started composing and producing music. together. They then began working with other artists and slowly formed a collective.

Following the release of the single “The Heat” in 2013, the group released their self-titled debut album last year.

Often praised for the energy they bring to their live shows, the group arrives in Rio tonight with the help of the crowd-sourced fundraiser, Queremos.

Additionally during the night, DJs Satta, Yugo and Nepal with spin after the show.


Jungle (Gamboa)
The British collective, Jungle, will perform live in Sacadura 154 tonight. DJs Satta, Yugo and Nepal will spin after the show.
Sacadura 154 – 9PM
Sacadura 154 – Tel: (21) 2263-0667
Entrance: R$100 (Half price for students and for those who bring one kilo of nonperishable food)


Veneno and Get Glam(Botafogo)
It’s time again for the Veneno party tonight at Botafogo’s Casa da Matriz. 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. Additionally, the Get Glam party will return to the second floor with DJs spinning the best of post-punk, electroclash, and new wave. Caipirinhas, caipivodkas, Cuba Libres and Hi-Fi’s will be two for one until 1AM.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$20-R$35

Old is Black (Gávea)
The Old is Black party is back tonight at Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) with DJs spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap throughout the night.
00 (Zero Zero) – 9PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

B-sdie and Xarpi (Copacabana)
It’s time for the best of tech, deep house, rap and hip-hop tonight as Fosfobox in Copacabana presents the seventh edition of the B-side party and the Xarpi party, one of the largest rap parties in Rio de Janeiro. Spinning on the Xapri stage in the subsolo (basement) tonight will be DJs Tucho, Kymbo, Drope and Mari Duarte. Above at the Fosfobar, DJs Rafael Lima, Chaloub, Jouz, Deep Beez, Leote, Breaking Leg’s and Bochner will spin on the B-side stage.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Ensaios Zona Sul (Lagoa)
Tonight the posh venue Miroir in Lagoa will present the Ensaios Zona Sul party with special guest DJ Luciano Roffer
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance: See venue for details.

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Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite and Marcele Motta (Centro)
At 7:30PM singer Marcele Motta will start off the night at Rio Scenarium with the best of classic MPB. Fátima Gaspar & Os Gatos da Noite and Marcele Motta will follow at 10:30PM with the best of Brazilian music including bossa nova and their reinterpretations of works De Cartola, Paulinho da Viola, Arlindo Cruz, Nelson Cavaquinho, and Tom Jobim, among others.
Rio Scenarium-7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 Casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25-R$40

Salsa and Forró 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 and bloco Picada de Primeira will follow with the best of MPB, soul, samba and funk. On the second floor the weekly Forró Leviano party will present a live performance by Sotaque do Nordeste andConterrâneos;. 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
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Tempero Carioca and Nelson Felix (Lapa)
Nelson Felix will start off the night tonight at Carioca da Gema at 8:30PM and the band Tempero Carioca will follow at 11:30 PM with an authentic roda de samba.
Carioca da Gema –8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25


Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
If you are looking to hear some great live music while drinking some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, the Lapa Irish Pub is the place to go tonight.
Lapa Irish Pub
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221-7236
Entrance: R$10

Rock & Soul @ Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Tonight Saloon 79 presents Rock & Soul with Rio band Jukebox performing the best of vintage rock & soul live. DJs Paul Serran, Danilo Alves Moreira, and Theddy-O will spin before and after the show.
Saloon 79 – House will open at 7:30PM and shows will begin at 11PM.
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$15

Shenanigan’s (Ipanema)
With 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 Thursdays 6PM-8PM.
Shenanigan’s Irish Pub – 6PM
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 122A (Upstairs), Ipanema – Tel: (21) 2267-5860
Entrance: See venue for details.

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
Entrance: Free

Mekong (Leblon)
Those in search of the finest Asian fusion cuisine and some of the tastiest drinks in Rio, need look no further than Leblon’s Mekong. Tuesdays through Fridays, the restaurant offers executive lunches from 12PM to 4PM for R$29.50 and Happy Hour from 6PM to 8PM features drink specials including caipirinhas and caipikongs for R$9.50 and four Bohemias for the price of three. Additionally on Thursdays, DJ Mary Byker, owner of Mekong and vocalist for Pop Will Eat Itself, spins during Happy Hour beginning at 7PM.
Rua General Urquiza 188A, Leblon – Tel: (21) 2243-1040 / (21) 2529-212
Entrance: Free

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