As LGBT arts, nightlife and community events multiply like bunnies during Pride month, let's get hopping, indoors and out.
Don your cowboy hat and get ready for some at-home toe-tapping tunes when five Country bands perform as part of the National Queer Arts Festival.
For alternative Pride sounds, classic albums re-issued (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) tribute albums (Marc Bolan & T Rex), longtime favorites return (Ani DiFranco), and a late musician gets a posthumous pair of tribute albums (Judee Sill).
Creatively, I've been very satisfied during the pandemic," says Justin Vivian Bond, who performed mini-concerts at home in upstate New York. Bond returns in-person to Feinstein's at the Nikko June 16-19.
LGBTQ+ musicians and allies make our first June list, including diverse sounds from Xiu Xiu, Prism Bitch, The Go-Go's, Grace Pettis, Carrie Ferguson and Bay Area singer Andrew Bundy.
In addition to his own music, Kristian Hoffman, a co-founding member of Mumps with Lance Loud, discusses the release of 'Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You've Got Mumps,' a collection of 23 songs.
Former Bay Area chanteuse Veronica Klaus is much missed in the Bay Area. The singer will perform an in-person and live-streaming jazz concert from her rural farm house in Sharon Springs, NY on May 30.
It's not yet June, but multiple musicians have shared new songs with an audible rainbow of sounds and styles to add to your late spring pre-Pride month playlist. So get gaily groovin'.
Jordy, the latest in the long tradition of mono-monikered performers in the music world, gets up close and personal with listeners on his viral TikTok hit single "Long Distance."
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.