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‘I f**king love Bruno Mars!’

West London duo Jungle open up about hype, anonymity and ‘Uptown Funk’

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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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Gigs in London this week

Our pick of the best live music over the next seven days

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Album of the Week: Madonna

Never mind that cape: Madge hits the heights, not the floor, on ‘Rebel Heart’

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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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Hot tickets

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This month’s hottest gigs

See the likes of Sam Smith, Future Islands and Sleater-Kinney

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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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Madonna

The Queen of Pop headlines a big gig at The O2 – let’s hope it goes better than the Brits

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David Gilmour

Pink Floyd’s long-serving guitar man returns to the Albert Hall for his first shows in years

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The best classical concerts in London

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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London Handel Festival

The annual series of talks and recitals celebrating George Frideric Handel has been programmed by music director, harpsichordist Laurence Cummings. He opens proceedings on Tuesday night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, conducting the London Handel Orchestra and Singers in the humorous 1743 dramatic oratorio ‘Semele’, with Anna Devin in the title role. The festival then runs until April 20.

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London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas

American maestro Tilson Thomas celebrates his seventieth birthday conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in ‘Hidden Variables’ by Colin Matthews, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F (featuring Yuja Wang) and Shostakovich’s Symphony No 5.

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Bach Weekend 2015

Baroque recorder player Martin Feinstein has again curated a seven-concert celebration of JS Bach, through performances of the composer’s violin concertos, cantatas and harpsichord concertos. Plus ‘The Four Seasons’ by Vivaldi, whose violin concertos Bach transcribed.

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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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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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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The O2

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Shepherd’s Bush Empire

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