Casa da Música requires no introduction – you’ll find it in every city guide.
This ‘House of Music’ (Casa da Música) is a democratic, non-discriminating place, dedicated primarily to music of all genres, from upcoming artists to world-renowned ones. It brings you music for all tastes, ages and styles.
What you may not know is that Casa da Música has a (not so) secret identity. Every now and again, it turns into a club.
The building itself is an intricately geometric concrete block. Inside you’ll find clashing ambiances: traditional Portuguese tiles coexist with edgy, minimalist decorations where rough metals and neon lights are predominant. That contrast is the perfect analogy for the NOS Club experience: eclectic and memorable.
Casa da Música started hosting these sessions a couple of years ago and the event has become increasingly relevant in Porto’s nightlife. The line-up includes both trendy newcomers and established international artists for a night of concerts, DJ sets and multimedia performances. Headliners have included Jeff Mills, Nouvelle Vague, Bombino, Tricky, Best Youth, just to name a few.
The event is scattered between different areas – from the bar to the basement, from the auditorium to the rehearsal studios. An itinerary that takes you from indie to electronic in no time. There’s a main concert which is paid, but other activities are usually free or pretty cheap.
The experience is really cool and it feels like a new discovery every time. Dates are announced on the website so, if you’re sold, take a peek.