Gigs, concerts, bands and music in São Paulo

Inside the São Paulo music scene

'Nova cena paulista'

Paulistana singer-songwriter, Blubell, shares her favourite haunts


Clemente, singer of Inocentes and Plebe Rude, reveals his top rock spots

Electronic music

DJ Mau Mau breaks down the city's best electronic music meccas

Local talent


São Paulo' hip hop scion is branching out

MC Lurdez da Luz

We talk to the first lady of São Paulo rap

Fossa nova wave

A new wave of São Paulo singer-songwriters

Best for samba and MPB

Bar Brahma

This live music club and bar is a São Paulo classic

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

Best for jazz


Great jazz and pizza means great times

Bourbon Street

Jazz and blues in a sanitised N'awlins

The Orleans

The spirit of the Big Easy is alive and well in São Paulo

Classical music venues

Theatro Municipal

Downtown's centenarian theatre and music hall

Auditório Ibirapuera

Look out for the free Sunday morning concerts

Sala São Paulo

Home to the São Paulo state symphony orchestra

Music features

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

    A no-nonsense jazz venue in the back of a parking lot

  • Sing it back
    Sing it back

    Step up to the mic for four minutes of fame at the best karaoke bars

  • Tribute bands
    Tribute bands

    Uncovering the best São Paulo cover bands

  • Finding vinyl
    Finding vinyl

    Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

Album reviews

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