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LEAF: London Electronic Arts Festival line-up

Get set for two days of live music, clubs, talks and film events in east and central London

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Madonna’s ‘Rebel Heart’ reviewed

#capegate or no, the Queen of Pop’s new album contains some of her best songs in a decade

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Just announced: the latest London gigs

Blur, Damien Rice and more big gigs on sale this week

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‘You can’t do Sleater-Kinney halfway’

The riot-grrrl pioneers on their reunion, feminism and why Taylor Swift matters

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Album of the Week: Public Service Broadcasting

The London duo use archive samples to capture the glamour and sacrifice of ‘The Race for Space’

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This month’s hottest gigs

See the likes of FKA Twigs, George Ezra and Ryan Adams live in the capital 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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Blur

The Britpop heroes play their fourth headline gig in Hyde Park as part of this year’s BST series

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George Clinton And Parliament-Funkadelic

P-Funk frontman Clinton is still rocking out at 73

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The best classical concerts in London

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Minimalism Unwrapped: The Smith Quartet

The Smith Quartet drops in for two evenings at Kings Place. On Wednesday they explore the music of adventurous post-minimalists working in Europe: Gavin Bryars, Graham Fitkin, Louis Andriessen, Steve Martland and the world premiere of ‘Northern Shore’ by Denmark-based American Wayne Siegel. On Thursday the quartet tackle Bang on a Can composers including Meredith Monk and Steve Reich.

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Steven Osborne/Alban Gerhardt

The impressive combination of cellist Gerhardt and pianist Osborne is sure to find the soul in cello sonatas by Debussy, Schnittke and Beethoven, along with Messiaen’s magnificent ‘Louange à l’éternité de Jésus’ (from ‘Quartet for the End of Time’). 

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Eric Whitacre Singers

America’s coolest choral composer is back at Islington’s most spectacular venue with his Eric Whitacre Singers. Stand by for the emotionally intense effects of Whitacre’s glorious consonant music.

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Jewish Renaissance Salon with Irmina Trynkos

Virtuoso violinist Irmina Trynkos teams up with deft Italian pianist Marco Fatichenti at the second in a salon series hosted by Jewish cultural mag Jewish Renaissance. The duo will be shedding light on the little known, late Jewish-Polish composer Ignatz Waghalter by playing his Sonata in F Minor. Rodney Greenberg, former executive producer of the BBC Proms, will interview Trynkos about her discovery, and recent album, of Waghalter pieces. Trynkos and Fatichenti will also perform  Sonata No 3 in D Minor by Brahms, nigun (Jewish religious music) from Bloch's Baal Shem, Prelude No 1 by Gershwin/Heifetz, Schindler's List Theme by Williams and Ravel's Tzigane. Plus canapés from kosher cooks Carmelli.

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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 19 best stoner songs

The herb’s been an inspiration for many musicians – put these potent songs in your pipe and smoke ’em

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The best music venues in London

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

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

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