Music

Learn A Musical Instrument For Free This Weekend

Learn A Musical Instrument For Free This Weekend

You can even jam with Rhianna's pianist. | By Victoria Thomas
Museum Of London Calling All Punks

Museum Of London Calling All Punks

Share your stories. | By Victoria Thomas
14 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

14 Ways To Celebrate Women's History Month In London

Comedians, scientists, rebels, musicians, engineers and more. | By Zoe Craig
Calypso Captured The Best And Worst Of London

Calypso Captured The Best And Worst Of London

9 of the best songs. | By Will Noble
Review: Sister Act Meets Druids In ENO's First Ever Norma

Review: Sister Act Meets Druids In ENO's First Ever Norma

Curiosity alone should lead you to watch this one. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Flamenco Festival London Kicks Off

Flamenco Festival London Kicks Off

Spanish passion at Sadler’s Wells. | By Londonist Staff
What Do The Latest Arts Council Awards Mean For Your Local Arts Centre?

What Do The Latest Arts Council Awards Mean For Your Local Arts Centre?

Cash for the Almeida, Blackheath Halls and Theatre Peckham. | By Zoe Craig
Jimi Hendrix's Flat Opens To The Public

Jimi Hendrix's Flat Opens To The Public

Visit his Mayfair home alongside the Handel Museum. | By M@
How To Have A Jimi Hendrix Experience In London

How To Have A Jimi Hendrix Experience In London

Ice skating, cheap curry, Chislehurst Caves. | By Will Noble
Defying The Nazis Through Music: The Pianist Of Willesden Lane Reviewed

Defying The Nazis Through Music: The Pianist Of Willesden Lane Reviewed

Tale of a Jewish Kindertransport pianist. | By Lettie Mckie ★★★★★
Year Of The Punk Rocks Up In London

Year Of The Punk Rocks Up In London

Organised chaos. | By Will Noble
Video: Brixton Pays Tribute To Bowie

Video: Brixton Pays Tribute To Bowie

Music fans flood the streets of his town of birth. | By Geoff Marshall
David Bowie: The Death Of A London Hero

David Bowie: The Death Of A London Hero

Saying goodbye to a favourite son. | By Chris Lockie
Step Into The VAULT: Celebrated Festival Returns To Waterloo Tunnels

Step Into The VAULT: Celebrated Festival Returns To Waterloo Tunnels

Six weeks of magical miscellany. | By Lettie Mckie
3 Songs To Make You Love The Tube

3 Songs To Make You Love The Tube

No, really. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Has Anyone Immortalised Your 'Hood In Song?

Has Anyone Immortalised Your 'Hood In Song?

People get tuneful about their locale. | By Rachel Holdsworth
Deal Of The Day: The Blues Brothers Christmas Special

Deal Of The Day: The Blues Brothers Christmas Special

Sing along to rock'n roll classics. | By Partner
Our Review Of The Year, Spotify Soundtracked

Our Review Of The Year, Spotify Soundtracked

What happened and how did it sound? | Sponsor
Deal Of The Day: A Tenner Off The Inimitable Bill Bailey

Deal Of The Day: A Tenner Off The Inimitable Bill Bailey

Ever seen anyone play a ballad on the Bible? | By Partner
Deal Of The Day: Live Jazz In Soho For £5

Deal Of The Day: Live Jazz In Soho For £5

In an exclusive members-only club. | By Partner
Music Superstars Come To Community Space In Brixton

Music Superstars Come To Community Space In Brixton

Including Danny Rampling and Brit nominee Natty. | By Andy Thornley
Deal Of The Day: An Evening Of Jazz In Soho Plus Food And Drink

Deal Of The Day: An Evening Of Jazz In Soho Plus Food And Drink

Just £28 for two people. | By Partner
Deal Of The Day: Gospeloke At The Electric Carousel

Deal Of The Day: Gospeloke At The Electric Carousel

Warble like Whitney. | By Partner
Deal Of The Day: BBC Symphony Orchestra At The Barbican

Deal Of The Day: BBC Symphony Orchestra At The Barbican

The great Marin Allsop conducts. | By Partner
Deal Of The Day: Jazz And Blues, Dinner And Drinks

Deal Of The Day: Jazz And Blues, Dinner And Drinks

From £8. | By Partner
Deal Of The Day: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra At Royal Albert Hall

Deal Of The Day: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra At Royal Albert Hall

A right royal do for £20 - over 50% off. | By Partner
Beastie Boys Musical Is A Great Excuse To Paaaarrrrtaay

Beastie Boys Musical Is A Great Excuse To Paaaarrrrtaay

It's funny, too. | By Rosalind Stone ★★★★☆
Friday Photos: Punks Of London

Friday Photos: Punks Of London

From London Underground staff to dogs. | By Londonist
40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

40th Anniversary Of Punk To Be Marked With Year-Long Celebration In London

2016 is the year of the safety pin. | By Zoe Craig
Help Refugees By Dancing To Paloma Faith And Peace

Help Refugees By Dancing To Paloma Faith And Peace

Gig aims to raise £80,000. | By Londonist
Indulge In Stylish Silent Cinema At London Transport Museum

Indulge In Stylish Silent Cinema At London Transport Museum

Watch classic 1929 film, Piccadilly, with live piano accompaniment. | By Londonist
6 London Music Biopics That Can't Fail

6 London Music Biopics That Can't Fail

Solid gold hits, every one. | By Stuart Black
Ashes To Ashes: David Bowie Rejects Danny Boyle’s Dream Film

Ashes To Ashes: David Bowie Rejects Danny Boyle’s Dream Film

Let’s not dance. | By Londonist
Deal Of The Day: World Soul Fusion Live Atop Kensington Roof Gardens

Deal Of The Day: World Soul Fusion Live Atop Kensington Roof Gardens

Relaxing music in enchanting surroundings for £10. | By Partner
The Best Gigs In London This November

The Best Gigs In London This November

Rock to jazz, electronic funk and even electro swing. | Sponsor
Jimi Hendrix's London Home To Open To The Public

Jimi Hendrix's London Home To Open To The Public

Rock star's former £30 a week Mayfair pad has been restored. | By Laura Reynolds
Stokey Music Festival Supports Sexual Health Charity

Stokey Music Festival Supports Sexual Health Charity

A chance to rock out and raise money this weekend. | By Kyra Hanson
Review: West African Culture Arrives At The British Library

Review: West African Culture Arrives At The British Library

Find out how the banjo evolved. | By Tabish Khan ★★★★☆
Deal Of The Day: A Refined Evening With Strauss, Mozart And The BBC Symphony Orchestra

Deal Of The Day: A Refined Evening With Strauss, Mozart And The BBC Symphony Orchestra

Top-class classical music from a tenner. | By Londonist
London To Get A Night Mayor As Part Of Plan To Help Live Music

London To Get A Night Mayor As Part Of Plan To Help Live Music

'Champion of night economy' to fight venue closures. | By M@
Smack My Puccini Up: La Boheme At Coliseum Reviewed

Smack My Puccini Up: La Boheme At Coliseum Reviewed

Sex, drugs and opera singing. | By Stuart Black ★★☆☆☆
Ticket Offer: Live Music And Rooftop Dancing In Kensington

Ticket Offer: Live Music And Rooftop Dancing In Kensington

Nina Nesbitt performs at the Roof Gardens. | By Partner
Vinyl Frontier: New Events Bring Out London’s Cultural Influencers

Vinyl Frontier: New Events Bring Out London’s Cultural Influencers

Proper records once again on the rise. | By Andy Thornley
Deal Of The Day: Traditional Korean Music And Dance

Deal Of The Day: Traditional Korean Music And Dance

Enjoy a rare London evening of geomungo, daegeum and haegeum. | Sponsor
Deal Of The Day: Half Price African Drumming Workshop

Deal Of The Day: Half Price African Drumming Workshop

Sense of fun: required. Sense of rhythm: optional. | Sponsor
How Black Pirate Radio Stations Revolutionised London's Music Scene

How Black Pirate Radio Stations Revolutionised London's Music Scene

DTI raids, occasional sabotage and racial tensions couldn't stop them | By Kyra Hanson
Deal Of The Day: £45 Off American Idiot Musical

Deal Of The Day: £45 Off American Idiot Musical

Green Day gets the mega musical treatment, you get the mega discount. | Sponsor
Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Catch These London Acts At Community Festival

Revamp your iPod with these acts tipped to be the sounds of 2016. | By Kyra Hanson
Experience Contemporary Opera In London's Only Lighthouse

Experience Contemporary Opera In London's Only Lighthouse

Plus a boat ride. | By Laura Reynolds
Living For The Weekend? Why Not Try A Weekday Rave

Living For The Weekend? Why Not Try A Weekday Rave

A Wednesday pick-me-up. | By Kyra Hanson
All Aboard! Live Bus-Based Art Performance Comes To The No 9

All Aboard! Live Bus-Based Art Performance Comes To The No 9

Singing and scribbling from Sculpture Shock. | By Zoe Craig
Watch A Band Make (Nice) Noise In A Library

Watch A Band Make (Nice) Noise In A Library

Accompanied by a vintage light show. | By Will Noble
Doc’n Roll Festival Goes Behind The Music

Doc’n Roll Festival Goes Behind The Music

From Morphine to Mavis Staples. | By Londonist
Deal Of The Day: 40% Off Soundscapes Exhibition At The National Gallery

Deal Of The Day: 40% Off Soundscapes Exhibition At The National Gallery

What sound does a painting make? | Sponsor
Why Was Red Smoke Coming Out Of Old Truman Brewery’s Chimney?

Why Was Red Smoke Coming Out Of Old Truman Brewery’s Chimney?

Desperados' City Hack gets city-dwellers thinking creatively. | Sponsor
Deal Of The Day: The Bedford Rocks Festival

Deal Of The Day: The Bedford Rocks Festival

Head-banging fun. | Sponsor
Pharrell, Florence + The Machine, Disclosure And One Direction Will Play Apple Music Festival

Pharrell, Florence + The Machine, Disclosure And One Direction Will Play Apple Music Festival

Free gigs! | Sponsor
Deal Of The Day: 25% Off Rooftop Festival Tickets

Deal Of The Day: 25% Off Rooftop Festival Tickets

Classy Kensington, al fresco. | Sponsor
No Longer Invisible: The Emergence Of London's East Asian Arts Scene

No Longer Invisible: The Emergence Of London's East Asian Arts Scene

And where to experience it. | By Londonist
Video: Hoxton Hall Relaunches

Video: Hoxton Hall Relaunches

The home of contemporary variety in London. | By Zoe Craig
K-Pop And Kimchi At Korean Festival This Sunday

K-Pop And Kimchi At Korean Festival This Sunday

Plus load of people dressed like PSY. | By Janan Jay
Deal Of The Day: Classical Music By Candlelight

Deal Of The Day: Classical Music By Candlelight

Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart. | Sponsor
London's Floating Cinema Returns: Book Your Tickets Now

London's Floating Cinema Returns: Book Your Tickets Now

This year's programme is out of this world. | By Zoe Craig
Deal Of The Day: Anne Reid Sings In Chelsea

Deal Of The Day: Anne Reid Sings In Chelsea

New York New York! | Sponsor
How Amy Winehouse Is Helping Tomorrow's Musicians

How Amy Winehouse Is Helping Tomorrow's Musicians

Vulnerable young people given training. | By James Drury
Sex And Skulduggery In L'Amore Dei Tre Re

Sex And Skulduggery In L'Amore Dei Tre Re

A juicy opera about infidelity at Holland Park. | By Stuart Black
Blindfold Disco Lets You Truly Dance Like Nobody Is Watching

Blindfold Disco Lets You Truly Dance Like Nobody Is Watching

Only a handful of tickets remaining! | By Londonist
Pirate Radio Pioneers Prepare For A Rewind

Pirate Radio Pioneers Prepare For A Rewind

Founders of Kiss launch new station. | By James Drury
London Loves... Sharing Londony Songs

London Loves... Sharing Londony Songs

If music be the food of love... | By Zoe Craig
After Slow Start Falstaff Redeems Royal Opera House

After Slow Start Falstaff Redeems Royal Opera House

No booing this time. | By Franco Milazzo ★★★☆☆
That's Entertainment For Jam Fans At Somerset House

That's Entertainment For Jam Fans At Somerset House

Exhibition of band memorabilia. | By Tabish Khan ★★★☆☆
How A Street Piano Keeps The Community In Tune

How A Street Piano Keeps The Community In Tune

Music unites in this uplifting London Short. | By Ioanna Karavela
Leytonstone Festival Has Something For Everyone

Leytonstone Festival Has Something For Everyone

Sunset tours, a Cher-a-like and cheese-tasting. | By Stuart Black
Booing Interrupts Royal Opera House Opening Night

Booing Interrupts Royal Opera House Opening Night

Guillaume Tell fails to hit the mark on opening night. | By Franco Milazzo
Brixton Comes Together For I Am Your Neighbour

Brixton Comes Together For I Am Your Neighbour

Five cool events in mini arts fest. | By Londonist
Tonight: Beethoven And Brahms At Royal Festival Hall

Tonight: Beethoven And Brahms At Royal Festival Hall

The height of sophistication. | Sponsor
Does London Really Want To Be A 24-Hour City?

Does London Really Want To Be A 24-Hour City?

Licensing laws and development suggest not. | By Londonist
Music And Movies Collide At New Everyman Festival

Music And Movies Collide At New Everyman Festival

Rock and roll, jazz and cowboys. | By Chris Lockie
10 Proms Not To Miss This Summer

10 Proms Not To Miss This Summer

Jarvis Cocker, BBC Asian Network, Attenborough and other classics. | By Chris Lockie
Cinematic Gems Get Fresh Soundtracks At Barbican

Cinematic Gems Get Fresh Soundtracks At Barbican

Asian Dub Foundation score George Lucas classic live. | By Stuart Black
Sing Handel's Messiah For Battersea Arts Centre

Sing Handel's Messiah For Battersea Arts Centre

Raise the roof for the Phoenix Fund. | By Lindsey
Tuesday Heartbreak? We've Got A Mixtape To Help Ease The Pain

Tuesday Heartbreak? We've Got A Mixtape To Help Ease The Pain

Music that will cheer you up. | By Londonist
The Summer 2015 Festivals Guide

The Summer 2015 Festivals Guide

We help you make up your mind. | By Londonist
Deal Of The Day: Live Music Aboard The Golden Hinde

Deal Of The Day: Live Music Aboard The Golden Hinde

Drake's famous ship gets a jazz injection. | Sponsor
Goodbye To Tin Pan Alley's 12 Bar Club

Goodbye To Tin Pan Alley's 12 Bar Club

Film records the legendary venue's last days. | By Stuart Black
Deal Of The Day: Live Music Atop Kensington Roof Gardens

Deal Of The Day: Live Music Atop Kensington Roof Gardens

Four artists perform in the beautiful surroundings. | Sponsor
Calling Young Musicians: Win A Chance To Busk In Paris

Calling Young Musicians: Win A Chance To Busk In Paris

Gigs busking competition closes on 31 May. | By Laura Reynolds
Deal Of The Day: Audio-Visual Mashup For £8 At Rich Mix

Deal Of The Day: Audio-Visual Mashup For £8 At Rich Mix

Music-film fusion from modern maestro Chassol. | Sponsor
Richard Eyre Shows How La Traviata Should Be Done

Richard Eyre Shows How La Traviata Should Be Done

A Latvian meets a Spaniard singing Italian in Paris. | By Johnny Fox ★★★★☆
Where To Watch Eurovision 2015 In London

Where To Watch Eurovision 2015 In London

Parties, cocktails and so much glitter. | By Laura Reynolds