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Apple Music Festival: new acts

Take That and The Weeknd join the line-up for Apple’s free gigs this month

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John Lydon on butter and chimps

‘I would have been a most excellent Herod.’ An interview with a London punk icon

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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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The five best rap movies

Get ready for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ with the five greatest hip hop films ever made

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This month’s best gigs

Shura, David Gilmour, Sufjan Stevens and more great shows this month

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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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Bloc Party

An intimate live show in Hackney is your first chance to hear new sounds from Kele and co

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The Libertines

The last gang in town hit Camden for an intimate Electric Ballroom show

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The best classical concerts in London

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BBC Proms 2015

The Beeb’s incredible summer concert series returns to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Time Out’s Proms highlights.

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Warren Mailley-Smith: The Complete Chopin Cycle

Warren Mailley-Smith is the latest intrepid musician to tackle all of Frédéric Chopin’s solo piano works. His epic journey begins in September with the first of his 11 concerts: after a short introduction by musicologist Jeremy Nicholas, the British pianist begins with Op 1, a Rondo in C minor, then pairs of mazurkas, polonaises, waltzes and nocturnes.

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BBC Prom 69: Carmina Burana

To see a professional symphony orchestra in action for £5 is extraordinary (available every concert to prommers – just queue up for the 1,350 standing/sitting tickets), but how about for nothing! This year’s freebie offers the BBC Concert Orchestra, choirs and trumpeter Alison Balsom in Guy Barker’s new trumpet concerto The Lanterne of Light and Carl Orff’s Old Spice-tastic Carmina Burana. Get queueing.

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Nonclassical

Gabriel Prokofiev’s Nonclassical club night invades the rarified interior of the ROH, albeit the extensive bar/dining area of the Paul Hamlyn Hall. As part of the Deloitte Ignite series, he is joined by artists from the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, alongside experimental pianist Klavikon, cellist Peter Gregson, vocal ensemble Juice and DJ Mr Switch. All with a chill-out room and, er, knitting workshop.

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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 ’80s songs

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

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The 50 best ’90s songs

From Britpop to hip hop and R&B to riot grrrl, we’ve picked the 50 best songs of the 1990s

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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 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 best music venues in London

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Union Chapel

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Brixton Academy

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Koko

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The O2

Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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