Book now: Rudimental, Joey Bada$$ and more
Check out this week’s hottest tickets and book before they’re sold out
Novelist’s party tips
Planning a party? Here’s some sound advice from the teenage grime prodigy from Lewisham
Return of The Maccabees
What inspired the indie heroes’ new album? Cheap DVDs and Elephant & Castle, apparently
‘I had a big Slipknot phase’
Time Out meets Streatham soul queen (and unlikely nu-metal fan) Lianne La Havas
Why I love The Sonics
Tom Furse of The Horrors is bewitched by the raw rock ’n’ roll of the original garage band
This month’s best gigs
Don’t miss D’Angelo, AC/DC and Terry Riley in town 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
Archie Shepp Quartet
Saxophone legend, playwright and poet Archie Shepp is best known for his work on John Coltrane’s avant-garde ‘Ascension’ as well as his own highly...
Royce Wood Junior
A London-based producer responsible for one of the slinkiest, funkiest electronic albums of 2015 thus far, RWJ plays a series of three Stoke Newington gigs...
The latest music and nightlife news
Eastern Electrics: Rave the day away a short train ride from London
Much as we love London – and we really do – sometimes even we need to leave its glorious, Pret-lined streets and travel to exotic new lands: Hertfordshire,...
Knockin' Boots: check out this interactive Julio Bashmore exhibition
Enigmatic Bristolian producer Julio Bashmore is about to release his long-awaited debut album 'Knockin' Boots'. Not content with a bog-standard launch party,...
Watch a concert in the Bascule Chambers underneath Tower Bridge
You may have heard whispers about the secret caverns submerged beneath Tower Bridge. No, this isn't an urban myth. The Bascule Chambers are massive...
Confetti cannons at the ready: Lavish Ibiza party Glitterbox is coming to London
Whatever your plans are for this weekend, we're guessing they don't involve nearly enough confetti. Rectify that by heading to Glitterbox, and enjoy one hell...
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.
Angela Hewitt: Goldberg Variations
JS Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ retain their soothing, meditative quality 300 years after they were written for the private musician of an insomniac count. Here they are played by the consummate Bach pianist Angela Hewitt in the reconstructed Jacobean theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe, lit only by candles.
Proms 19 & 21: Alina Ibragimova plays Bach
The London-based Russian instrumentalist performs two late-night Proms offering JS Bach’s ingenious Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. Stand by for a thrilling experience as Ibragimova renders the vast space of the RAH an intimate one.
BBC Prom 20: Schubert, Luke Bedford, Bruckner
Austrian Romantic composer Anton Bruckner’s devotion to God and vast orchestration are combined in his dramatic Mass in F minor. It is preceded by the teenage Schubert’s ‘Tragic’ Symphony and the world premiere of organ-based piece ‘Instability’ by inspired British composer Luke Bedford. All courtesy of the BBC Philharmonic and Orfeón Pamplonés under Juanjo Mena.
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 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
The 100 best London songs
London calling! This is the sound of the city, distilled into a hundred songs
The 50 best karaoke songs
Warm up those vocal cords, take a swig of something strong, and show us what you've got
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