The return of The Libertines
London’s most shambolic band are back with a new album and sense of purpose. Time Out meets Pete ’n’ Carl
Courtney Barnett hits Camden
The Australian singer-songwriter tells us about her guerrilla gig outside Camden Town tube last week
‘I’m not a dickhead. I read a lot of books’
Getting to know Novelist, London’s best new grime MC
The five best rap movies
Get ready for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ with the five greatest hip hop films ever made
Notting Hill Carnival soundsystems
Check out our soundsystem A-Z, locate your favourite and prepare to bogle
This month’s best gigs
Don’t miss Four Tet, David Byrne’s Meltdown and Visions Festival this month
Get ’em while they're hot: here's our weekly list of the capital's latest top tickets to be released
The best gigs in London this week
The latest music and nightlife news
Skrillex, Craig David and Rudimental are performing at Notting Hill Carnival
It's only three days till Notting Hill Carnival! Today, Digital Soundboy – Shy FX’s drum and bass label and collective – announced a genre-bending lineup for...
Your chance to interview Disclosure for Time Out
Disclosure fans, listen up! The Lawrence brothers are back next month with a new album. ‘Caracal’ features big guest spots from Sam Smith, The Weeknd and...
London according to The Libertines
The Libertines, whom we interviewed in this week’s Time Out London magazine, love London. ‘We became a band in this city,’ they said, ‘and our memories have...
Ten great bank holiday parties that have nothing to do with Carnival
Not going to Notting Hill Carnival this weekend? Don't care about Notting Hill Carnival? Don’t worry, there’s a ridiculous amount of great stuff going on...
The best classical concerts in London
BBC Proms 2015
The Beeb’s incredible summer concert series returns to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Time Out’s Proms highlights.
BBC Prom 61: San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas
Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in ‘Decoration Day’ from Charles Ives’s visionary symphony ‘New England Holidays’ and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the pioneering Romantic ‘Eroica’. In between, they are joined by Chinese soloist Yuja Wang, who brings her spirited playing to bear on Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto.
Talk about musique concrète! Peckham’s disused multi-storey car park is the setting for summer concerts from the 60-strong Multi-Story Orchestra under Christopher Stark, alongside recitals in a smaller ‘strawditorium’ space.
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 50 best love songs
Say hello to your new smoochy-time playlist – it’s Time Out’s pick of the best love songs ever made
The 50 best break-up songs
Heaven knows you’re miserable now – so you may as well enjoy it with our ultimate break-up playlist
Music festivals in London
David Byrne’s Meltdown
The head Talking Head curates this year’s Southbank music and arts series
A one-day celebration of UK rave culture, returning to shake up Finsbury Park