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Meet George The Poet

Struggling to care about the General Election? Then lend George Mpanga your ears

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London’s favourite music venue: vote now

We’re looking for London’s best place to see live music – and we need your help

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Gigs in London this week

Our pick of the best live music over the next seven days

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Just announced: the latest London gigs

Don’t miss out on this week’s crop of hot tickets

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La Linea festival 2015

Mexican electronics, Brazilian hip hop and Spanish-language Morrissey covers at this week’s Latin music extravaganza

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This month’s hottest gigs

See the likes of Sharon Van Etten, Jon Hopkins and Nadine Shah in London this April

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Just announced!

Get ’em while they're hot: here's our weekly list of the capital's latest top tickets to be released

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D'Angelo

Top-quality slow jams and funk-rock by the R&B singer, recently returned with his first new album in 14 years

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Jamie T

An acoustic evening with the mockney troubadour from Wimbledon, with proceeds going to charity

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The best upcoming gigs in London

The best classical concerts in London

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The Barenboim Project 2015

Daniel Barenboim is in town, conducting his Staatskapelle Berlin in concertos with soloists pianist Martha Argerich and violinist Lisa Batiashvilli for two nights in late April. Later, for a week-long series in May and June, Barenboim the pianist gives four recitals of Schubert piano sonatas.

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Ensemble BPM: Three Tales IMAX

Ensemble BPM and Synergy Vocals present ‘Three Tales’, a video opera by composer Steve Reich and his wife, the video artist Beryl Korot. It explores three momentous scientific events from the twentieth century: the crash of the Hindenburg zeppelin in 1937, nuclear bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in 1946–1958, and the cloning of Dolly the Sheep in 1996.

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London Symphony Orchestra: Boulez at 90

Peter Eötvös conducts London Symphony Orchestra in a birthday concert for French composer and conductor Pierre Boulez. Boulez’s ‘Livre pour cordes’ (‘Book for Strings’) and ‘Rituel: in memoriam Bruno Maderna’ bookend Stravinsky’s seminal ballet score, ‘The Rite of Spring’.

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BBC Singers + BBC Symphony Orchestra: Music from Poland

Two concerts of Polish music in one packed evening. Start at St Giles Cripplegate, where the BBC Singers directed by Paul Brough present Polish choral works from Penderecki and Górecki. Audience members can then leg it across the courtyard to the Barbican Hall to catch the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Joshua Weilerstein playing Lutosławski’s folkloristic Concerto for Orchestra, plus Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 (‘Emperor’) with Jonathan Biss as soloist and the UK premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Edgar Allan Poe-inspired ‘Prospero’s Rooms’.

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The 100 best party songs

Plug in your biggest speakers and party hard with our playlist of guaranteed floorfillers

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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

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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

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The 100 best London songs

London calling! This is the sound of the city, distilled into a hundred songs

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The 50 best karaoke songs

Warm up those vocal cords, take a swig of something strong, and show us what you've got

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The 50 best ’80s songs

From pop hits to hair metal, grab your Walkman and celebrate a golden era of musical excess

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel

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Brixton Academy

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Koko

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The O2

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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