a VirtualTourist member asked on May 20, 2012
What is the best town in Salvador to listen to live music and what are the least expensive accomodations?
The old part of town called "Pelourinho" is a good place to look for live music.
The famous Salvador band Olodum often has live gigs in Pelourinho.
Another place that is not as touristy as Pelourinho is "Rio Vermelho" where you have some good clubs too with live music.
I don´t know what is happening there right now, but try and visit the tourist information right by the elevator.
I have found them t be extremely helpful in terms of guiding me towards good live music in Salvador in the nonj touristy places.