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By Gregg Shapiro | January 27, 2021

'Chickaboom!, the 2020 album by Tami Neilson, the self-described "hot rockin' lady of country, rockabilly and soul," Reigning queen of hip-hop soul Mary J. Blige's new remixes and other women musicians are bringing new and classic sounds.

By Philip Campbell | January 26, 2021

The touring concert 'Violins of Hope' brought a collection of instruments retrieved and restored from the Holocaust, to Northern California a year ago. One of the most memorable concerts in the triumphant tour is now available as a download and CD.


By Jim Provenzano | January 20, 2021

As Americans and people over the world heaved a heavy sigh of relief and joy with the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, one young poet stood out for her artistic contribution.

By Gregg Shapiro | January 19, 2021

Enjoy new music for the new year in a wide range of genres from LGBT artists young and older, including Fredo Viola, Tret Fure, Jay Thomas, Another Sky and Alex The Astronaut.


By Gregg Shapiro | January 4, 2021

From dazzling debuts (Izzy Heltai, Katie Pruitt) to familiar faces (Bob Mould, Indigo Girls), in 2020, musicians produced a treasure trove of awesome audibles.

By Gregg Shapiro | December 28, 2020

Despite the absence of live concerts, LGBT musicians around the country have managed to release new music. Here is the first part of two Best of 2020 music mentions, including a few who came out of their musical closets.


By Gregg Shapiro | December 22, 2020

You can hear the inspiration of the spoken word scene in the songs on Happy Birthday (Merge) by D.C.'s Sneaks (aka Eva Moolchan). Ace of Cups, Yelle and other women-led bands' new music are reviewed.

By Cornelius Washington | December 22, 2020

'The Meaning of Mariah Carey' is The New York Times best-seller of the life and career of a truly influential artist and entertainer, the autobiography of one of the most talented, hardworking, compelling, witty, and transcendent African-American artists.


By Jim Provenzano | December 20, 2020

Whether you're safely home alone, or socially distanced with family or friends, this is a most unusual holiday. So, for Christmas week, Eve and Day, enjoy a most unusual holiday music playlist.

By Jim Provenzano | December 15, 2020

After a few years away from music, singer-musician Colton Ford has returned with new songs and new perspectives on art, life and yes, politics.


By Brian Bromberger | December 15, 2020

Holiday-themed music, choral and dance concerts continue, albeit in virtual formats, including San Francisco Ballet, San Francisco Symphony, Chanticleer, Kitka, Cal Performances, San Francisco Bach Choir, and more.

By Gregg Shapiro | December 15, 2020

Have you been looking forward to the 2020 winter holidays, either as the giver of gifts or the recipient? If so, you can't go wrong with some of these very Mary, I mean merry, titles from Elton John, Little Richard and new bands like Dust Bowl Faeries.


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