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

Hot Brazilian bands

Listen to five Brazilian bands on the rise

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

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

Best for jazz

Bourbon Street

Jazz and blues in a sanitised N'awlins

Tom Jazz

Team dinner with jazz at this live music venue


Great jazz and pizza means great times

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

  • Finding vinyl
    Finding vinyl

    Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

  • Sing it back
    Sing it back

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

  • Jazz nos Fundos
    Jazz nos Fundos

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

  • Tribute bands
    Tribute bands

    Uncovering the best São Paulo cover bands

Album reviews

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