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MetronomyThursday’s Rio Nightlife Pick – British indie-pop band Metronomy returns to Rio’s Circo Voador tonight to play live.

Metronomy first played Circo Voador in September 2011 and they arrive in the city tonight thanks to the help of Queremos, a Rio based crowdfunded kickstarter, that connects musicians, agents, fans and venues.

The group, known for their indie-pop/new wave sounds, have realesed four studio albums since their formation in 1999. They are currently touring in support of their most recent relase entitled, Love Letters.

They are known for their songs: “The Look,” “The Bay,” “Radio Ladio,” “Love Letters” and “I’m Aquarius,” among others.

DJs Tomás Troia and Edu Castelo will spin before and after the show tonight.


Close Up Magic Show with William Mandell (Ipanema)
Tonight American illusionist William Mandell returns to the Gringo Café in Ipanama from 8PM to 11PM for a Close up Magic Show that promises to amaze all in attendance.
Gringo Cafe – 8PM-11PM
Rua Barão da Torre 240 Loja A, Ipanema – Tel: (21) 3813-3972
Entrance: Free. Food and drinks prices vary.


Kansas (Flamengo)
American rock band Kansas performs live tonight at Vivo Rio as part of their 40th Anniversary Tour. The band is well known for their songs “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind,” among others.
Vivo Rio– 10PM
Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo- Tel: (21) 2272-2919
Entrance: R$95- R$350

Metronomy (Lapa)
Tonight British indie-pop band Metronomy returns to Rio thanks to the help of Queremos to perform live at Circo Voador in Lapa. DJs Tomás Troia and Edu Castelo will spin before and after the show.
Circo Voador– 10PM
Rua dos Arcos, S/N, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2533-0354
Entrance: R$100 – R$200

ruído/mm (Botafogo)
The band ruidopormilimetro, better known as ruído/mm, will play live tonight at the Botafogo music store, Audio Rebel. ruído/mm`s sounds are known to range from jazz to punk to psychedelic post-rock and to blend everything betweeen.
Audio Rebel – 8PM
Rua Visconde de Silva 55, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 3435-2692
Entrance: R$15

Charles Zanol and Os Associados (Laranjeiras)
Tonight Charles Zanol and Os Associados will perform the best of the blues live at Bar do B in Laranjeiras.
Bar do B – Doors open at 9PM and the show is scheduled to begin at 10PM.
Rua das Laranjeiras 90, Laranjeiras – Tel: (21) 9323-1792
Entrance: R$15


Segura o Grave with JSTJR (Copacabana)
Tonight Copacabana’s Fosfobox will host the Segura o Grave party with special guest JSTJR, DJs Gabriel Mattos, Saraiva and Dory will join JSTJR in Fosfobox’s subsolo (basement) to spin the best of bass and trap during the night and DJs Pedro Henrique and Aninha Santiago will spin above at the Fosfobar.
Fosfobox – 11PM
Rua Siqueira Campos 143, Copacabana – Tel: (21) 2548-7498
Entrance: R$30-R$50

I Hate Thursdays #½(Arpoador)
Tonight the popular I Hate Mondays party will shift all of its hate to Thursday as Arpoador’s CAVE hosts a special edition of the party. DJs Omulu, Leo Justi, Schlaepfer, Zeh Pretim, Cix & Yasmin will spin and DJ Beto Artista will face off again DJ Sal during the night.
Cave– 11PM
Rua Francisco Otaviano 20, Arpoador – Tel: (21) 3576-8024
Entrance: R$30-R$40

Odisséia Paratodos (Lapa)
Tonight Teatro Odisséia in Lapa will host another edition of Odisséia Paratodos. Ramonzin will perform live and DJs Flavia Xexeo and Row G will spin. Dom Negrone will MC and Nina Black, Marquinho OSócio, Xará and Shadow will also participate during the night. The event takes place in partnership with Todos Pelos Educadores! (All For Educators!) and the artists and producers will donate proceeds towards this cause.
Teatro Odisséia – 11PM
Avenida Mem de Sá 66, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / 2224-6367 / 9374-7562
Entrance: R$20-R$15

Veneno (Botafogo)
Casa da Matriz’s weekly Veneno events, filled with good music and beautiful people, have helped weekends start early in Rio for over ten years. Tonight is no exception as DJs Tulio and Beto Artista, jump start the party by spinning pop and rock anthems on the first floor while The Angry Mob takes over the second floor for the night.
Casa da Matriz – 11PM
Rua Henrique de Novaes 107, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 2226-9691 / (21) 2266-1014
Entrance: R$16-R$28

Old is Black (Gávea)
Gávea’s chic club 00 (Zero Zero) hosts the Old is Black event again tonight with DJs spinning the best of Motown, soul, bambatta, club bangers and trap.
00 (Zero Zero) – 10PM
Av. Padre Leonel Franca 240, Gávea – Tel: (21) 2540-8041
Entrance: R$20-R$40

Yes! We Love Passion (Glória)
Tonight La Passion Club in Glória will host the Yes! We Love Passion party featuring an open bar until 4AM and DJs Rodrigo Mattos and Raphael de Luca spinning the best of house, hip-hop, and funk. The open bar will feature beer, vodka, Hi-Fi, Blue Hawaii, Malibu Pine Apple, Sex On The Beach, Cuba Libre, Lagoa Azul, water and sodas. There will also be Red Bull on the open bar until midnight and sparkling wine for women. Additionally, Temakeria will provide Japanese cuisine.
La Passion Club – 10PM
Avenida Augusto Severo 200, Glória – Tel: (21) 2222-0667
Entrance: R$10-R$60

Giovannetti and Junior Campos (Lagoa)
DJs Giovannetti and Junior Campos will spin the best of house and EDM at the posh Lagoa venue Miroir tonight.
Miroir – 11PM
Avenida Epitácio Pessoa, 1484, Lagoa– Tel:(21) 2513-3898
Entrance- See venue for details.

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Toninho Geraes and Marcelle Mota (Lapa)
Tonight Marcelle Mota will get things started at Carioca de Gema at 8:30PM and Toninho Geraes will follow at 11PM. Geraes has composed for artists including Martinho da Vila and Zeca Pagodinho and during his show tonight, he will sing their hits, as well as his own compositions. Additionally, he will reinterpret the works of Moacyr Luz, Paulinho da Viola, and Chico Buarque, among others.
Carioca da Gema – 8:30PM and 10:30PM
Av. Mem de Sá 79, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2221-0043
Entrance: R$25

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 Marcelo Mimoso and special guest André Aragão. Additionally DJ Angolano will spin salsa and DJ Léo Araripe will spin forró during the night.
Also on Mondays through Thursdays the Leviano in bar is now hosting Happy Hour from 5PM to 9PM. Promotions include a bucket of three 600ml beers (Bohemia or orignal) for R$22 and dose dupla (two for one) caipirinha for R$11.90.
Leviano – 8PM
Mem de Sá 47, Lapa – Tel: (21) 2507-5779
Entrance: R$15-R$25

Bossa do Samba and Camarão de Rama (Centro)
At 7:30PM Camarão de Rama will start off the night at Rio Scenarium by performing their music that merges the sounds of samba, maracatu, choro, bossa nova and samba.Then at 10:30PM the group Bossa do Samba will deliver their music which is influenced by samba, choro, bossa nova, jazz, MPB, swing, and funk.
Rio Scenarium -7:30PM and 10:30PM
Rua do Lavradio, 20 casa – Centro – Tel: (21) 3147-9000
Entrance: R$25- R$40


Swinguera Rock at Lapa Irish Pub (Lapa)
It’s time again for classic rock as the Swinguera Rock band plays live at Lapa Irish Pub tonight. If you are looking to drink some quality imported beers in a welcoming environment with a friendly crowd, this is the place to go.
Lapa Irish Pub – 8PM
Rua Evaristo da Veiga 147, Lapa – Tel (21) 2221.7236
Entrance: R$10

Saloon 79 (Botafogo)
Saloon 79 provides a unique environment for drinking, eating and rocking out. The fun indoor decor creates a great vibe and this original rocker bar gets loud at night with live bands.
Saloon 79 – 7PM
Rua Pinheiro Guimarães 79, Botafogo – Tel: (21) 7544-5151
Entrance: R$20

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

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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