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Book now: Rudimental, Joey Bada$$ and more

Check out this week’s hottest tickets and book before they’re sold out

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Novelist’s party tips

Planning a party? Here’s some sound advice from the teenage grime prodigy from Lewisham

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Return of The Maccabees

What inspired the indie heroes’ new album? Cheap DVDs and Elephant & Castle, apparently

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‘I had a big Slipknot phase’

Time Out meets Streatham soul queen (and unlikely nu-metal fan) Lianne La Havas

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Why I love The Sonics

Tom Furse of The Horrors is bewitched by the raw rock ’n’ roll of the original garage band

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This month’s best gigs

Don’t miss D’Angelo, AC/DC and Terry Riley in town 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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Rudimental

The Hackney party crew hit Ally Pally for their biggest London show yet

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The best upcoming gigs in London

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Music festivals in London

South West Four

Clapham Common’s dance music explosion returns for another big weekender

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David Byrne’s Meltdown

The head Talking Head curates this year’s Southbank music and arts series

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OnBlackheath

Music, food and family fun come to south-east London for one weekend in September

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United Festival

A one-day celebration of UK rave culture, returning to shake up Finsbury Park

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

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