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The return of The Libertines

London’s most shambolic band are back with a new album and sense of purpose. Time Out meets Pete ’n’ Carl

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Courtney Barnett hits Camden

The Australian singer-songwriter tells us about her guerrilla gig outside Camden Town tube last week

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‘I’m not a dickhead. I read a lot of books’

Getting to know Novelist, London’s best new grime MC

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The five best rap movies

Get ready for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ with the five greatest hip hop films ever made

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Hot tickets

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This month’s best gigs

Don’t miss Four Tet, David Byrne’s Meltdown and Visions Festival 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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Beirut

Zach Condon announces an extra intimate show at St John-at-Hackney Church

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ESG

The punk-funk perennials are coming back to London

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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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BBC Prom 61: San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the San Francisco Symphony in ‘Decoration Day’ from Charles Ives’s visionary symphony ‘New England Holidays’ and Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the pioneering Romantic ‘Eroica’. In between, they are joined by Chinese soloist Yuja Wang, who brings her spirited playing to bear on Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto.

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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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Music lists you’ll love

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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

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

Users say
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Brixton Academy

Users say
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Royal Albert Hall

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

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