Music and nightlife

Your guide to live music and nightlife in Sydney

Deadly songs about Australia
Music

Deadly songs about Australia

From the infectious pop of Jessica Mauboy to the hard-hitting activism of Dispossessed, contemporary Indigenous musicians have permeated the Australian music industry with unmistakeable sounds and cultural impact. Many of the songs heralded as ‘Ozzie Anthems’ are written by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and many of those songs also convey the political, social and historical injustices of our country’s history. This month, with guest editor Emily Nicol, Time Out wanted to celebrate the richness and diversity of Indigenous Australia through the locals who live and work here and interviewed 23 Deadly Sydneysiders. We also wanted to dive into the vitality of Indigenous music. So, what makes a song ‘deadly’? We asked some of our deadliest musicians and performers to nominate ones they believe make the cut.

The best clubs in Sydney
Nightlife

The best clubs in Sydney

Any Sydneysider will tell you it hasn’t been a great couple of years to be a night owl in this town. But the party's still going. It's all a matter of knowing where to look.

The best music venues in Sydney
Music

The best music venues in Sydney

Want to catch some live music? Whether it's a big name international or a local indie band, Sydney's got a bunch bangin' live music venues, ready to please your ears and entertain you

Where to see free live music every night of the week
Music

Where to see free live music every night of the week

Liven up your Tuesday with some old school funk or or get yourself through hump day at a mid-week gig. Whatever night you choose, there's plenty of free live concerts every night of the week to get you groovin', right across the city and its surrounds.

Your guide to Sydney's music scene

The best bars in Sydney for live music
Music

The best bars in Sydney for live music

Despite the loss of some great pub-based music venues (RIP the Annandale and the Hoey), you can still catch the live gigs at these locals

Sydney's best music tees
Music

Sydney's best music tees

Merch is a hot commodity for any music fan – so who's dealing the best tees?

The best music shops in Sydney
Shopping

The best music shops in Sydney

Here are the places you can still indulge in the old ways of comsuming music – your ears will thank you

Sydney's nightlife leaders
Blog

Sydney's nightlife leaders

Meet the folks fighting the good fight

Sydney DJs to watch
Music

Sydney DJs to watch

Meet the Sydneysiders ruling the ones and twos

Your guide to Sydney nightlife

The best free parties in Sydney
Clubs

The best free parties in Sydney

Low on dollars but high on good times

Late night venues without a lockout
Bars

Late night venues without a lockout

Outside the lockout zone there are plenty of late-night options in town to keep your evening rolling along

Where to party on weeknights in Sydney
Clubs

Where to party on weeknights in Sydney

Get the club going up on a Tuesday

The best gay party spots in Sydney
Gay and lesbian

The best gay party spots in Sydney

From old favourites to new hot spots

Sydney's party crews
Clubs

Sydney's party crews

Meet the people that make sure you have a dancefloor destination every weekend

The best pick up bars in Sydney
Bars

The best pick up bars in Sydney

In these days of app-based dating the idea of meeting someone in the real world can sound fanciful, but we swear, it happens