Get Into the LA Groove: May 27 - June 2, 2024

The Best Los Angeles Nightclub Events

Yellow Claw B2B Flosstradamus at The Torch
Yellow Claw B2B Flosstradamus at The Torch | Photo: Insomniac

This week, Kraftwerk’s 50th anniversary event at Walt Disney Concert Hall comes to its conclusion with the final three performances of the band’s nine-night string of dates. Tickets for the finale on Thursday, May 30 are already sold out, but as this post goes live, there are still seats available for Tuesday and Wednesday night’s shows. 

Pride month begins on Saturday, which is also when Outloud at WeHo Pride kicks off the abundant calendar of June events celebrating LGBTQ+ communities. The two-day music festival at West Hollywood Park boasts a lineup for club kids of all ages with Janelle Monáe and Kylie Minogue in the headlining spots, as well as performances from Channel Tres, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Diplo + Friends, Trixie Mattel, Big Freedia and more.

Elsewhere this week, there are pool parties and dance parties galore, plus concerts from luminaries like Miki Berenyi, Asha Puthli, Swamp Dogg and The Chameleons. Keep reading for more info.

Space Yacht Pool Party at Skybar
Space Yacht Pool Party at Skybar | Photo: Dice

Space Yacht Pool Party - Skybar (May 27)

Spend Memorial Day with the Space Yacht crew as they team up with Wicked Paradise to take over Skybar at Mondrian. The party starts at 1pm, giving you plenty of time to lay out in the afternoon sunshine or take a dip in the pool. Tickets on sale at Dice. Contact Space Yacht to reserve a table.

Kraftwerk "The Mix"
Kraftwerk "The Mix" | Photo: LA Phil

Kraftwerk: "The Mix" - Walt Disney Concert Hall (May 28)

In 1991, Kraftwerk released The Mix, a collection of reimagined hits like “The Robots” and “Trans-Europe Express.” Catch the band play this album live on Tuesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Damaged Disco: Joy Downer at Gold-Diggers
Damaged Disco: Joy Downer | Photo: Dice

Damaged Disco: Joy Downer - Gold-Diggers (May 28)

Joy Downer made waves back in 2020 when her sublime song “In the Water” was featured in the Netflix series, Spinning Out. Her most recent single, “Ships” is a short and sweet slice of dream pop. Catch Downer at this month’s installment of Damaged Disco at Gold-Diggers. Resident DJ DAT68 will be playing minimal synth, indie dance and more. No cover, RSVP at Dice.

Kraftwerk "Tour de France" at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Kraftwerk "Tour de France" | Photo: LA Phil

Kraftwerk: "Tour de France" - Walt Disney Concert Hall (May 29)

Kraftwerk nears the end of their 50th anniversary celebration at Walt Disney Concert Hall with a performance of their 2003 album, Tour de France. This is the eighth of the nine concerts in this series and the last one for which tickets are still available, so if you haven’t seen the iconic German electronic band live before, now is your chance.

Miki Berenyi Trio at the Fonda Theatre
Miki Berenyi Trio | Photo: Fonda Theatre

Miki Berenyi Trio - The Fonda Theatre (May 29)

Miki Berenyi, former lead singer of the popular 1990s British rock band Lush and author of the recently released memoir Fingers Crossed, returns to Los Angeles, this time with the trio that bears her name. Opening the show is the collaborative project between Lol Tolhurst, former drummer of The Cure; and Budgie, previously of Siouxsie and the Banshees and The Creatures. For fans of classic alternative music, this is a show not to be missed! Tickets at AXS.

Elvis Prestello at the Lodge Room
Elvis Prestello | Photo: Lodge Room

Elvis Prestello - Lodge Room (May 29)

Get two Elvises in one performance on Wednesday night at the Lodge Room when Elvis Prestello mashes up Presley and Costello for a show that’s sure to get folks on the dance floor. Tickets to the all-ages show are on sale at the Lodge Room website.

Asha Puthli at Zebulon
Asha Puthli | Photo: Zebulon

Asha Puthli - Zebulon (May 30)

Asha Puthli, the jazz vocalist who earned acclaim during the disco era, has had a resurgence in recent years with high profile remixes of her classic songs like “Space Talk.” She returns to the stage for the first time in 44 years on Thursday night at Zebulon. Tickets on sale at Dice.

Com Truise at 1720 in Downtown LA
Com Truise at 1720 | Photo: Dice

Com Truise - 1720 (May 30)

Fans of ‘80s film soundtracks, Italo disco and ‘80s-inspired contemporary genres like synthwave will want to head to 1720 in Downtown LA on Thursday night, where Com Truise and special guests San Junipero DJs take to the decks for a night of retro and modern jams. Tickets on sale at Dice.

The Disco Express at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
The Disco Express at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang | Photo: Dice

The Disco Express - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (May 30)

London-based record label and event series The Disco Express brings their brand of top-shelf nu-disco, house and related sounds to Los Angeles on Thursday night. Hop on board with DJs Magnolia, Bustin’ Loose, Uri Allgood, Clavette and Dakota at Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Tickets on sale at Dice.

Son Rompe Pera at The Paramount
Son Rompe Pera | Photo: Dice

Son Rompe Pera - The Paramount (May 31 & June 1)

“Cumbia Is the New Punk,” Son Rompe Pera declared on their 2023 album, Chimborazo. Check out the Mexican band’s marimba-centric fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds at The Paramount in Boyle Heights on Friday and Saturday night.

The Chameleons
The Chameleons | Photo: Live Nation

The Chameleons: "Strange Times" - The Belasco (May 31)

Released in 1986, Strange Times, the third album from The Chameleons, is home to “Swamp Thing,” their best known song and one that’s endured as a goth club staple nearly 40 years after its release. See the beloved UK post-punk band perform the album on Friday night at The Belasco. Tickets to the all-ages show are on sale at Live Nation.

Yellow Claw B2B Flosstradamus at The Torch
Yellow Claw B2B Flosstradamus at The Torch | Photo: Insomniac

Yellow Claw B2B Flosstradamus - The Torch at LA Memorial Coliseum (May 31)

Dutch duo Yellow Claw and American DJ/producer Flosstradamus aren’t just hitting the road together on their current tour - they’ll be sharing the stage at The Torch, playing back-to-back sets that will include a mix of trap jams and their own hits. Tickets to the 18+ show are on sale at Ticketmaster.

Swamp Dogg
Swamp Dogg | Photo: Zebulon

Swamp Dogg - Zebulon (May 31)

Veteran soul artist Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams celebrates the release of his new album, Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St. at Zebulon on Friday night with James Intveld opening the show. Stick around late for DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train Dance afterparty. Tickets at Dice.

Outloud @ WeHo Pride 2024
Outloud @ WeHo Pride

Outloud @ WeHo Pride (June 1)

Janelle Monáe headlines the first day of Outloud @ WeHo Pride music festival, but there will certainly be many on hand for Sophie Ellis-Bextor, the British pop star whose early ‘00s jam “Murder on the Dance Floor” became a recent global smash thanks to the movie Saltburn. Doechii, Noah Cyrus, Keke Palmer, Channel Tres and Yaeji are also set to appear on the stacked lineup. Meanwhile, Summertramp will keep the dance floor going with a DJ lineup led by Purple Disco Machine. Tickets on sale at the Outloud website. Note that VIP passes are sold out.

Teragram Ballroom 1

Gay*ss Pride + Gemini Party - Teragram Ballroom (June 1)

Monthly LGBTQ+ party Gay Asstrology, which recently celebrated their sixth anniversary, hosts their Pride month party on Saturday, June 1 at Teragram Ballroom. The event is free if your birthday falls between May 21 and June 10. Tickets on sale at Ticketmaster. Follow the party on Instagram for updated info about the event.

A Club Called Rhonda at Los Globos
A Club Called Rhonda | Photo: Los Globos

A Club Called Rhonda - Los Globos (June 1)

Detroit trailblazer DJ Minx headlines the latest installment of long-running party series A Club Called Rhonda. Joining her are Australian DJ Moopie as well as Cherry, Goddollars and Paradise. If you’re looking for a late night out, Rhonda is your best bet. The party goes until 4am. Tickets at Resident Advisor.

Outloud @ WeHo Pride 2024
Outloud @ WeHo Pride

Outloud @ WeHo Pride (June 2)

With Kylie Minogue in the headlining spot, the second day of Outloud @ WeHo Pride is this weekend’s hot ticket. VIP passes are sold out, but the second tier of general admission tickets are available for the day, which also includes performances from Ashnikko, Trixie Mattel, Big Freedia, Vincint and more. Meanwhile, indie dance favorites Hot Chip will DJ and ‘90s house icon Crystal Waters will perform at the Summertramp stage. Tickets on sale at the Outloud website.

Pearl Pool Party: WeHo Pride at Hotel Ziggy
Pearl Pool Party: WeHo Pride at Hotel Ziggy | Photo: Dice

Pearl Pool Party: WeHo Pride - Hotel Ziggy (June 2)

LGBTQ-centric Pearl Pool Party celebrates Pride on Sunday afternoon at Hotel Ziggy. Stop by to lounge, dance or swim following the WeHo Pride Parade earlier in the day. Edward Frame and Alexis Tucci will provide the tunes. Tickets at Dice, reservations are available for poolside rooms with bottle service.

Pride @ SLS Pool
Pride @ SLS Pool | Photo: Eventbrite

Pride @ SLS Pool (June 2)

Located near the bustle of WeHo Pride, Hump Events’ pool party at SLS Hotel offers a chance to soak in the sun and the water on Sunday afternoon. Cabana reservations are available and there’s a Happy Hour menu from 1pm to 2:30pm. Tickets on sale at Eventbrite.

Day Trip in the Park feat. Walker & Royce at LA State Historic Park
Day Trip in the Park feat. Walker & Royce at LA State Historic Park

Day Trip in the Park: Walker & Royce - LA State Historic Park (June 2)

In March, DJ/production duo Walker & Royce dropped their sophomore full-length, No Big Deal, filled with collabs with the likes of Reggie Watts and VNSSA, on cult favorite SF dance music label, Dirtybird. Check them out in the DJ booth at Day Trip in the Park this Sunday, where they’ll be playing along with Bruno Furlan, Luke Andy and Life on Planets. Tickets at the Day Trip website, with VIP table reservations available.