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Melissa Etheridge on High Octane

Melissa Etheridge on High Octane

By Sari Staver

Melissa Etheridge will rock the Bay Area this month with two outdoor evening concerts on the weekend of July 21 and 22.

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By Philip Campbell | July 18, 2018

"Summer with the Symphony" concerts, the all-purpose two-month fix for staycationing Bay Area music-lovers, continues at Davies Symphony Hall through Aug. 3.

By Gregg Shapiro | July 18, 2018

There isn't much joy to be found on Current Joys' debut visual album "A Different Age" (Danger Collective).


By Philip Campbell | July 11, 2018

In the good old summertime, San Francisco music-lovers can always rely on the Merola Opera program to uphold a celebrated tradition, selecting, training and showcasing young singers.

By Tim Pfaff | July 11, 2018

A deeply felt, finely balanced account of being Leonard Bernstein's oldest daughter captures the madness of life in the orbit of one of the last century's most influential, larger-than-life musicians with equal parts candor and compassion.


By Gregg Shapiro | July 4, 2018

"Hollow Ground" (Jagjaguwar), the first full-length album by Cut Worms (aka Max Clarke), will make some listeners nostalgic for a time they're not old enough to remember.

By Philip Campbell | July 4, 2018

It's 23 years and counting as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas wrapped another memorable season with the San Francisco Symphony last week in concerts devoted entirely to Gustav Mahler's glorious Symphony No. 3.


By Philip Campbell | June 27, 2018

Beguiled local audiences and international visitors embarked on the journey on three separate opening nights as the San Francisco Opera devoted its summer season to a freshly-tweaked revival of director Francesca Zambello's so-called "American Ring."

By Elle Carroll | June 27, 2018

There was never any question that Seth Bogart was an explicitly queer artist, in every sense of the term.


By Roberto Friedman | June 27, 2018

It's not often that one can take full measure of a wide swath of a concert artist's career, but Deutsche Grammophon affords just that opportunity with its release "Pogorelich - Complete Recordings."

By Gregg Shapiro | June 27, 2018

"Sister Orchid" (Palmetto) is not the first time quirky singer-songwriter Nellie McKay has turned her attention on an album to the songs of others.


By Philip Campbell | June 20, 2018

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony can credit an impressive string of successfully semi-staged operas and musicals at Davies Symphony Hall over the years. Last week's massive "Boris Godunov" will also be remembered.

By Adam Sandel | June 20, 2018

Countess Luann brings her nightclub act to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Fri. & Sat., June 22 & 23.


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