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An interview with Ride

After years of speculation and denial, the ’90s indie heroes tell us why they have finally reunited

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Introducing Lion Babe

The NY duo who sound like Dilla meets Disclosure meets A Tribe Called Quest

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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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Hot Chip – ‘Why Make Sense?’

Putney’s influential disco-poppers get reflective, but still find time for getting down

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PC Music: a beginner’s guide

Internet prank, hipster art wank, or meta-pop genius? We investigate PC Music

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Hot tickets

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This month’s hottest gigs

See the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Nick Cave and Ride in London this May

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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

Another date with the dark lord of R&B: D’Angelo has announced a Hammersmith show in July

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Dornik

Catch this slinky new synth-funk singer in an intimate venue before he blows up

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The best classical concerts in London

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The Sixteen: The Choral Pilgrimage 2015

Choral adventurers Captain Harry Christophers and his choir The Sixteen make land at Greenwich as part of their annual tour, which this year explores the music of Spain’s Golden Age in sixteenth century Seville, namely that of the accomplished Francisco Guerrero and Alonso Lobo.

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London Symphony Orchestra: Ein Deutsches Requiem

Christian Tetzlaff is soloist in Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the LSO under Daniel Harding, as a prelude to Brahms’s mighty ‘German Requiem’, featuring the LSO Chorus, soprano Dorothea Röschmann and baritone Matthias Goerne.

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Philharmonia Orchestra: Turangalîla-symphonie

The Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen ends its ‘City of Light: Paris (1900-1950)’ series on a high. Debussy’s Syrinx and cantata ‘La demoiselle élue’ precede Messiaen’s glorious symphonic hymn to unbounded love, the ‘Turangalîla Symphony’.

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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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Music lists you’ll love

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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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Music festivals in London

Field Day

An east London weekender with impeccable taste: Caribou and Ride top the bill

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British Summer Time

Taylor Swift, Blur, The Strokes, The Who and Kylie headline in Hyde Park

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Lovebox

Snoop Dogg, Rudimental, Hot Chip and Jessie Ware join the party in Victoria Park

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Citadel Festival

A new one-dayer with Ben Howard, Bombay Bicycle Club and plenty of sophisticated fun

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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel

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Brixton Academy

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Royal Albert Hall

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Koko

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The O2

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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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