Gigs, concerts, bands and music in São Paulo

Inside the São Paulo music scene

Electronic music

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

'Nova cena paulista'

Paulistana singer-songwriter, Blubell, shares her favourite haunts

Hip hop

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

Local talent

MC Lurdez da Luz

We talk to the first lady of São Paulo rap


São Paulo' hip hop scion is branching out

Fossa nova wave

A new wave of São Paulo singer-songwriters

Best for samba and MPB

Bar Mangueira

A little taste of Rio in São Paulo

Bar Brahma

This live music club and bar is a São Paulo classic

Grazie a Dio!

A lively, unpretentious spot for MPB and samba

Best for jazz


Great jazz and pizza means great times

The Orleans

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

Jazz nos Fundos

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

Classical music venues

Auditório Ibirapuera

Look out for the free Sunday morning concerts

Sala São Paulo

Home to the São Paulo state symphony orchestra

Theatro Municipal

Downtown's centenarian theatre and music hall

Music features

  • 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

  • Finding vinyl
    Finding vinyl

    Where to get your hands on quality vinyl records

  • Tribute bands
    Tribute bands

    Uncovering the best São Paulo cover bands

Album reviews

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