Book now: Rudimental, Joey Bada$$ and more
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Return of The Maccabees
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‘I had a big Slipknot phase’
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Why I love The Sonics
Tom Furse of The Horrors is bewitched by the raw rock ’n’ roll of the original garage band
This month’s best gigs
Don’t miss Four Tet, David Byrne’s Meltdown and Visions Festival this month
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The best gigs in London this week
Royce Wood Junior
A London-based producer responsible for one of the slinkiest, funkiest electronic albums of 2015 thus far, RWJ plays a series of three Stoke Newington gigs...
Patti Smith, Run The Jewels, Ride, Sun Kil Moon, Young Fathers, Sunn O))), Xiu Xiu, Mick Harvey, Ten Typ Mes + more. This genre-defying alternative wonder...
51st State Festival
A new one-day dance music festival in the grounds of a country estate in north London, featuring big-name classic US house DJs
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The Maccabees reveal their favourite places in London
South London indie heroes The Maccabees release their new album ‘Marks to Prove It’ today. We interviewed them in this week’s Time Out magazine to find out...
Welcome to Moth Club, Hackney's newest party venue
In a side street in Hackney, something is hatching. Moth Club is a new nightlife destination run by the people behind the Shacklewell Arms, The Lock...
Eastern Electrics: Rave the day away a short train ride from London
Much as we love London – and we really do – sometimes even we need to leave its glorious, Pret-lined streets and travel to exotic new lands: Hertfordshire,...
Knockin' Boots: check out this interactive Julio Bashmore exhibition
Enigmatic Bristolian producer Julio Bashmore is about to release his long-awaited debut album 'Knockin' Boots'. Not content with a bog-standard launch party,...
The best classical concerts in London
BBC Proms 2015
The Beeb’s incredible summer concert series returns to the Royal Albert Hall. Discover Time Out’s Proms highlights.
Jocelyn Pook’s dramatised song-cycle incorporates the testimonies of five women across different generations who have been diagnosed with a mental illness – artists Bobby Baker and Julie McNamara, nineteenth-century seamstress Agnes Richter and two of Pook’s relatives (her mother, Mary, and great aunt, Phyllis Williams). Both poignant and funny, the 45-minute piece is brought enthrallingly to life by mezzo-soprano Melanie Pappenheim. (Part of the Tête à Tête festival.)
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.
BBC Prom 31: National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
The 163 young players of the UK’s largest band bring their precocious talent and refreshing enthusiasm to the Proms. They begin without a conductor in the world premiere of ‘Re-greening’, Tansy Davies’s celebration of spring. It has been written as a complement to Mahler’s Symphony No 9, the composer’s final completed symphony, a profound and poignant farewell, which follows and is conducted by Sir Mark Elder.
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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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David Byrne’s Meltdown
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