Feinstein's at the Nikko, San Francisco's premiere nightclub, will once again bring Broadway stars and Bay Area acts to its stage. Performances are set to resume on May 20 with an all-star lineup.
Gay modern rock icon Roddy Bottum's teamed up with his boyfriend Joey Holman to form Man on Man, a duo dedicated to openly gay music that aims for your heart, ears, and groin.
After more than a year of waiting and worry, the San Francisco Opera and San Francisco Symphony are back to live, in-person performances of 'The Barber of Seville' and Adler Fellows drive-in concerts in Marin, and symphony indoor concerts.
Punk icon Richard Hell's 'Destiny Street' gets an expanded and remastered double disc reissue; The Fleshtones are back in action; new bands Kiwi Jr. and Shy Boys properly homage their punk-pop elders, and The Avalanches eerie tracks will haunt you.
Depending on how long you've lived in San Francisco, the name Howie Klein may be familiar to you. His 415 Records brought bands like Romeo Void to popularity, and he's worked with greats like Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Green Day and many more.
There's so much to recommend about 'Daddy's Country Gold,' the dazzling new album by out singer/songwriter Melissa Carper, it's hard to know where to begin. Carper's distinctive vocal style transcends a single genre description.
Shuttered at home, musicians are producing new songs in abundance, including local artists and longtime favorites. Also, we honor a singer-songwriter lost too soon.
Interpreting other musician's classics can be tough. Some fine accomplishments include film soundtracks, Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen tributes, and the amazing senior chorus that brings a touching new perspective on Bowie and Rolling Stones hits.
"Underneath My Skin," the new single from gay singer-songwriter Justin Utley, shares some passionate emotions —and yes, some beefcake— in the video for the song, part of his new album, 'Scars.'
Billy Stritch is a gay man as comfortable in the limelight as he is in the background, known for his collaborations with Liza Minnelli, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, and his uplifting pandemic-era live-streaming performances.
'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.
From dazzling debuts (Izzy Heltai, Katie Pruitt) to familiar faces (Bob Mould, Indigo Girls), in 2020, musicians produced a treasure trove of awesome audibles.
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.