Montauk, N.Y.The Hamptons

BROWSE With moguls and rockers all seeking a sunny escape from Gotham, the music scene on the eastern tip of Long Island has taken on a life of its own. East Hampton and Southampton are still where you'll find the velvet ropes, but once-sleepy Montauk, described by nightlife impresario Nur Khan as "more artist friendly" than other East End towns, has become the draw for more culturally inclined types.

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