Time Out São Paulo

Music

Gigs, concerts, bands and music in São Paulo

  • Rock city

    Inside São Paulo's rock scene with Clemente Nascimento

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  • Mapping the city's music

    Five big names in music map out SP's scenes

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  • Sofar Sounds

    Gigs from a living room near you

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  • Red Bull Station

    A disused substation shocked back into life as an art and music hub

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  • Electronic music scene

    The best of São Paulo's electronic scene with DJ Mau Mau

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Inside the São Paulo music scene

Hip hop

Hip hop

Rhossi, lead vocalist for Pavilhão 9, lines up his top hip hop hangouts

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'Nova cena paulista'

'Nova cena paulista'

Paulistana singer-songwriter, Blubell, shares her favourite haunts

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Electronic music

Electronic music

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

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Rock

Rock

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

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Local talent

MC Lurdez da Luz

MC Lurdez da Luz

We talk to the first lady of São Paulo rap

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Hot Brazilian bands

Hot Brazilian bands

Listen to five Brazilian bands on the rise

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Fossa nova wave

Fossa nova wave

A new wave of São Paulo singer-songwriters

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Criolo

Criolo

São Paulo' hip hop scion is branching out

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Best for samba and MPB

Bar Brahma

Bar Brahma

This live music club and bar is a São Paulo classic

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Grazie a Dio!

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

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Bar Mangueira

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

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Best for jazz

Tom Jazz

Tom Jazz

Team dinner with jazz at this live music venue

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Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Jazz and blues in a sanitised N'awlins

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Madeleine

Madeleine

Great jazz and pizza means great times

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Jazz nos Fundos

Jazz nos Fundos

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

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Classical music venues

Theatro Municipal

Theatro Municipal

Downtown's centenarian theatre and music hall

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Auditório Ibirapuera

Auditório Ibirapuera

Look out for the free Sunday morning concerts

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Sala São Paulo

Sala São Paulo

Home to the São Paulo state symphony orchestra

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Music features

Sing it back

Sing it back

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

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Tribute bands

Tribute bands

Uncovering the best São Paulo cover bands

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Finding vinyl

Finding vinyl

Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

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Jazz nos Fundos

Jazz nos Fundos

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

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Album reviews

Susanna and Ensemble Neon – The Forester

Susanna and Ensemble Neon – The Forester

Chilly, beautiful music from Norway

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Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu

Omar Souleyman – Wenu Wenu

Syrian vocalist Souleyman unleashes another frenzied record

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Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2

Shady's sequel to his groundbreaking album

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Mazzy Star - Seasons of  Your Day

Mazzy Star - Seasons of Your Day

After a 17-year hiatus, Mazzy Star returns with its 4th album

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