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Each issue of the magazine comes out a week before the start of the month it covers.  Previous issues of the magazine are available here:

May Issue

The Back Pages Magazine - May Front Cover

April Issue

The Back Pages Magazine - April Front Cover

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THE BACK PAGES: London’s FREE alternative music listings magazine

We provide the most comprehensive listings of London clubs & gigs available anywhere

Given the colossal number of music events that take place each week in London, music fans would have been forgiven for thinking that it is impossible to keep abreast of the situation. The back pages aims to solve this problem by listing every club & gig night in London of potential interest to music fans along with a line of description for each. It’s a convenient, easy approach, allowing readers to quickly skim through music listings to find acts that appeal to them and avoid missing out.

We list music events across a huge range of genres from grindcore to nu disco, with pretty much everything in between.  In general we don’t cover tribute bands, classical music or jazz, but we make frequent exceptions for tributes who are trying to do something original, minimalists and hybrid jazz acts.  Highlighted acts will tend to be those who we think have done something original or exciting.

By helping London’s music fans to take advantage of the cornucopia of new and innovative music that is on their doorsteps we hope to help the capital’s music promoters and venues build a future that will be even more vibrant and exciting than the present.

We list and describe far more London music events than any other source, whether online or in print. Stay in the know, use the back pages to discover gigs & club nights that you’ll remember forever!