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Music & Nightlife

Your guide to the best live music, nightclubs, gay clubs, comedy clubs, after-parties, dance parties, bands and dating events in Los Angeles

Awesome live-streaming concerts to enjoy from home
Music

Awesome live-streaming concerts to enjoy from home

Artists are doing what we’ve all been doing—that is, taking to the digital realm and essentially living there for the time being.

10 L.A. comedians to watch in 2020
Comedy

10 L.A. comedians to watch in 2020

These ten comics make us laugh—very hard.

The 50 best L.A. songs
Music

The 50 best L.A. songs

Perhaps one of the most well-known muses in musical history, Los Angeles has long inspired odes to its beaches and women, its hard city streets and its celebrity siren call. Many are love songs, some are full of more vitriolic verse and others still are die-hard, head-banging anthems: No matter how you feel about the City of Angels, there's a song for that. We've chosen the 50 tunes that best encompass the LA experience—be it good, bad or ugly—and ranked them accordingly. Dig in, listen up and let us know what we got right and wrong (or missed completely) in the comments section. Listen to the best LA songs on Spotify Written by Michael Chen, Evelyn Derico, Sara Fay, Gillian Glover, Michael Juliano, Adam Lehrer, Amanda Montell, Danielle Nevidi, Ramona Saviss and Kate Wertheimer

The 30 best running songs
Music

The 30 best running songs

Whether you love running with all your heart or only take to the pavement begrudgingly, it's the dance party playlist in your ears that can make or break your workout. We've found the very best running songs to keep you going mile after mile in the gym or on the hiking trail. From thumping hip-hop beats to high-energy guitar jams (and even a little tough love from Britney), here's your new favorite runnning mix.

More live music in L.A.

Upcoming concerts
Music

Upcoming concerts

All of the city’s best music is right here in our calendar of upcoming concerts in L.A.

Free concerts in L.A.
Music

Free concerts in L.A.

You’re in luck—music (aside from film, possibly) is the city’s most abundant form of entertainment.

The best places to dance every night of the week
Clubs

The best places to dance every night of the week

These L.A. dance clubs will feed your need for everything from hip hop to salsa, Sunday through Saturday.

Coachella festival 2021 guide
Music

Coachella festival 2021 guide

The 2020 edition of the fest has been canceled—here’s what we can look forward to next year.

Sex & dating in Los Angeles

The best BDSM dungeons in Los Angeles
Sex and dating

The best BDSM dungeons in Los Angeles

The term “BDSM” can conjure pretty intimidating images, but that doesn’t have to be the case.

Who to know in L.A.’s queer women scene
LGBTQ+

Who to know in L.A.’s queer women scene

L.A. ladies are taking the queer social scene into their own hands, using social media as their platform.

17 reasons for breaking up with someone that only make sense in L.A.
News

17 reasons for breaking up with someone that only make sense in L.A.

While it’s hard being single in L.A., putting up with these dealbreakers is even harder.

The best first date bars in L.A.
Bars

The best first date bars in L.A.

These cocktail bars, breweries and date-worthy spots will help kick-start a conversation.

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Time Out music lists

Best breakup songs ever recorded
Music

Best breakup songs ever recorded

Whether you're wallowing in sorrow or super pissed, we've got the breakup ballad for you.

Cruisin' road trip songs
Music

Cruisin' road trip songs

Hit the road, Jack, and crank up the dial with our definitive list of the best road trip songs ever made.

The 50 best drinking songs
Music

The 50 best drinking songs

Raise a toast to the greatest drinking songs ever recorded about beer, whiskey, wine and white lightning.

The best songs from ’80s movies
Music

The best songs from ’80s movies

Bust out your leg warmers and warm up your Roger Rabbit—it’s time to hit the ’80s disco of your dreams.

Dance-party playlist
Music

Dance-party playlist

House party, BBQ, wedding party or just a bedroom disco, we have the party playlist you need to get the place moving.