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The 20 best Drake songs

From teen TV star to globe-conquering rapper, we look back on Drizzy’s career highs

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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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Just the two of us

Meet the legendary musical duos hitting London this week

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The Jam: About the Young Idea

A unique and personal insight into one of Britain’s most-loved bands

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The 50 best songs of 2015 so far

Dive in to our mega playlist of the year’s top tracks

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This month’s hottest gigs

Don’t miss Of Monsters And Men, Blur, Nas and these other great gigs in June

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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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Miguel

The R&B maverick hits Brixton on his ‘Wildheart’ tour

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The best upcoming gigs in London

The best classical concerts in London

Things to do

City of London Festival

It’s hard to compete with the impressive venues that host this annual Square Mile of concerts. From an orchestral oratorio in St Paul’s Cathedral to tenor Ian Bostridge singing lieder in Mansion House (Jun 30) and New Zealand String Quartet playing Brahms at Goldsmiths’ Hall (Jul 8). Meanwhile, there is a chance to play 12 street guitars, stashed inside the more modest upturned boats.

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Multi-Story Orchestra

Talk about musique concrète! Peckham’s disused multi-storey car park is the setting for summer concerts from the 60-strong Multi-Story Orchestra under Christopher Stark, alongside recitals in a smaller ‘strawditorium’ space.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Monteverdi's Vespers

As part of the City of London Festival, Claudio Monteverdi’s celebrated Vespers of 1610 are set to resonate through St Paul’s Cathedral courtesy of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and choir under Robert Howarth.

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O/Modernt: Monteverdi in Historical Counterpoint

The violinist Hugo Ticciati and guests trace the influence of Monteverdi’s music through the centuries. It opens on Friday with ‘Monteverdi to Tango’ and ‘Monteverdi Meets Jazz’. Saturday kicks off with ‘Orpheus Goes Postmodern’, followed by ‘On the Limits of Tonality: Monteverdi Meets Schoenberg’. Sunday then begins with a study afternoon followed by ‘Voices from Afar’.

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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

Wireless

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Mary J Blige and more big acts light up Finsbury 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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South West Four

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

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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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  • 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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