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‘Yes, I’ve experienced hood life. But I also like to knit’

2015 is Shamir’s year. Just don’t pigeonhole this new prince of pop

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Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’

Kendrick kills it with a brooding rap masterpiece

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The hit makers

An interview with two disco legends: Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers

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The best Courtney Barnett lyrics

Ten great lines by one of the best young songwriters around

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Somerset House Summer Series line-up

Belle And Sebastian, Jessie J, George Ezra and other stars play open-air concerts in a historic courtyard

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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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Squeeze

‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up the Junction’, ‘Take Me I’m Yours’ and new songs by the iconic London band

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Ella Henderson

The young ‘X Factor’ alumna channels Adele and Florence Welch

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The best classical concerts in London

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It's All About Piano!

Three days packed full of music, films, workshops, masterclasses and events for children. Highlights include recitals from pianists Mikhail Rudy, François-Frédéric Guy and Peter Donohoe, alongside ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

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Amadè Players: Wanhal’s Requiem

Of all the composers who ever lived, think how few we still acknowledge. The Amadè Players rediscover the lost repertoire of eighteenth-century Vienna, including the world premiere of Johann Baptist Wanhal’s Requiem Mass along and Carl Ditters’s Concerto for Two Violins.

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Ensemble Amorpha + Juice

A chance to catch two engaging outfits dedicated to contemporary music in this intimate Camden venue. Ensemble Amorpha plays instrumental works by Luke Styles, Arnold Schoenberg and Charlotte Bray; and vocal trio Juice presents a set by Styles, David Lang and Sally Whitwell. 

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Project Instrumental: Transfiguring Night

Hackney is fast becoming the place for alternative classical events. Now the Picturehouse cinema has been co-opted for Project Instrumental’s evening of music for strings, featuring Erich Korngold’s Sextet in D; Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Verklärte Nacht’ and the world premiere of Stephen Montague’s ‘Night Tracks’. All with projections from Yiyun Kang.

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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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The best music venues in London

Union Chapel

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

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