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‘Death is the future of rock’

‘What lies ahead is a constant stream of rock stars dying.’ Read Paul Morley on the death of David Bowie

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Rock concerts in London

From huge upcoming rock concerts to indie gigs, here’s how to get your rock ’n’ roll fix in London

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Hip hop concerts in London

Hear the best of hip hop live in London with our guide to the city’s upcoming hip hop concerts

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Punk and metal concerts in London

Feel the force of punk and metal live in London at one of these upcoming concerts and events

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Reggae concerts in London

See reggae live in London with our full guide to upcoming reggae concerts and events – irie!

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This month’s best gigs

From Rodriguez to Somerset House Summer Series, here are London’s best gigs this July

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Afropunk

Grace Jones headlines the first London edition of Brooklyn’s empowering music festival

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Warpaint

Get culty with the LA four-piece and their seductive psychedelia

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Wild Beasts

The bolshy indie crew from Kendal have reactivated for a Camden show in October

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Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

The Scottish stage-and-screen star sings cabaret and pop songs, complete with sweary anecdotes

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Playlists by Time Out’s music experts

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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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Relaxing music: the ultimate playlist

Relaxing music doesn't necessarily mean aural wallpaper. Plug in to our three-hour playist for meditation, sleep, study or general chilling

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The 50 best sad songs

Misery can be delicious too. Here are 50 super-sad songs to prove it

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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 ’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 20 best R&B songs

Get slow, smooth and sexy with our ultimate R&B 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

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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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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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