Madonna: Queen of the Bounceback
She gets knocked down, but she gets up again: as she’s shown so many times, you can’t keep Madge down for long
‘In the end, the city will suffer’
Amsterdam’s night mayor Mirik Milan on the slow death of London nightlife
The return of Sigur Rós
Iceland’s mightiest post-rock soundscapers headline Citadel 2016
Six things to see at LCMF 2015
London Contemporary Music Festival is back in December, with a new venue and plenty of avant-garde sounds
Get ’em while they're hot: here's our regular list of the capital's latest top tickets
This month’s best gigs
Skepta, Madonna, Todd Terje and more great shows this month
Chris Martin and his galaxy-conquering pop-rockers are back, with a new album ‘A Head Full of Dreams’ ready to follow last year’s downbeat ‘Ghost Stories’. Whatever your thoughts on whether you ever want to hear ‘Yellow’ ever again in your entire life (like, ever) Coldplay can always be counted on to put on a spectacular and impressively staged live show. Though it still galls us to say it, this intimate preview gig for the BBC is a must.
The best gigs in London this week
The latest music and nightlife news
We talk to Scum Tek: the organisers behind last weekend's rave in Lambeth
Riots in #London after police try to shut down squatter rave #Scumoween. #Halloween A photo posted by @blackmask1312 on Nov 1, 2015 at 11:48am PST ...
The Coronet in Elephant & Castle will shut its doors in 2017
A photo posted by Here & Now (@wearehereandnow) on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:54am PDT It was announced today that The Coronet in Elephant & Castle...
'It’s like a Hollywood star' – Wiley tells us about being honoured by a paving stone in Bow
We’ve always known that Wiley is so Bow E3, but now the MOBO Awards have gone and proved it by installing a paving stone tribute to the grime innovator in...
The best classical concerts in London
Christmas carol concerts in London
An evening of Christmas carols is a surefire way to sprinkle some holiday spirit into the season. From grand affairs in majestic venues such as Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral to charity fundraisers with celebrity readings, London's carol services are guaranteed to leave you with a warm glow.
Clare College Choir/Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Messiah
Of all the ‘Messiah’s in town, this one sounds the most fun. The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment under Graham Ross present Handel’s oratorio, with Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano), Christopher Ainslie (countertenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) and Alexander Ashworth (bass) in the beautiful but laid back ecclesiastical setting of the Union Chapel.
Spitalfields Music Winter Festival
A chillier take on Spitalfields Music’s popular summer festival, this annual series covers all musical bases – classical, folk, pop, jazz, opera and more – plus talks, walks, food, film and performing arts in grand and secret spaces. Check the event website for the full programme.
Music lists you’ll love
The 100 best party songs
Plug in your biggest speakers and party hard with our playlist of guaranteed floorfillers
The 100 best London songs
London calling! This is the sound of the city, distilled into a hundred songs
The 20 best R&B songs
Get slow, smooth and sexy with our ultimate R&B playlist
The 20 best house tracks
Time Out writers and Rinse FM DJs pick the finest four-to-the-floor tracks ever made