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Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

Gay singer/songwriter Tom Goss celebrates the release of his latest album, "Remember What it Feels Like," with a concert at the Utah on April 11 as part of his performing tour.

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

'Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All' - music documentary's much closer to fine

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 2, 2024

Amy Ray and Emily Saliers are the subjects of a marvelous and long overdue documentary, "Indigo Girls: It's Only Life After All" which, including their "Barbie" boost, new album and tour, adds up to more music enjoyment for their fans.

Birds, balls & battles: Opera Parallèle pairs two one-act operas

Birds, balls & battles: Opera Parallèle pairs two one-act operas

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Mar 26, 2024

Innovative Opera Parallèle is re-teaming with SFJAZZ April 5-7 for a world premiere double bill. Two one-act operas, "Vinkensport, or The Finch Opera" and "Balls" extend the partnerships' repertoire of edgy contemporary works and clever musical hook-ups.

'Drag Me to the Movies' - Cinematic songs with the SF Gay Men's Chorus

'Drag Me to the Movies' - Cinematic songs with the SF Gay Men's Chorus

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 19, 2024

On March 28 the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus will take to the stage of Davies Symphony Hall for an evening that will celebrate the magic of the movies with hit songs, and guest performer Lady Camden.

Mary Timony: singer-songwriter's a 'Tiger' burning bright

Mary Timony: singer-songwriter's a 'Tiger' burning bright

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 19, 2024

On her new solo album, "Untame The Tiger," with its sly nod to Joni Mitchell, Mary Timony has brought her many years of musical experience to the fore, resulting in what is easily her most accessible release.

Lil Nas X's 'Long Live Montero' - documentary follows the musician's life and tour

Lil Nas X's 'Long Live Montero' - documentary follows the musician's life and tour

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 12, 2024

"Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero," details the gay singer-songwriter's first-ever headlining U.S. tour. The occasionally compelling film follows him performing on stage during his tour, but also behind-the-scenes as he adjusts to fame.

A new 'Parsifal' - Philippe Jordan leads a transformative recording

A new 'Parsifal' - Philippe Jordan leads a transformative recording

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Mar 12, 2024

Sony's splendid new "Parsifal," under the leadership of out conductor Philippe Jordan, illuminates the largely interior drama in part by dropping the faux religiosity that has accrued to Wagner's final opera.

42nd Street Moon's 'Falsettos' — still stirring, even with false notes

42nd Street Moon's 'Falsettos' — still stirring, even with false notes

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 5, 2024

Composer William Finn's crossword-worthy lyrics and sung-through score is strong enough to overcome some sorely dated characterizations and relationships co-created with original director James Lapine in 42nd Street Moon's new production of 'Falsettos.'

Singer/songwriter Katy Kirby is True 'Blue'

Singer/songwriter Katy Kirby is True 'Blue'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 5, 2024

It's only March, but there's no doubt that the album "Blue Raspberry" (Anti-) by out singer/songwriter Katy Kirby will have a place on our music writer's best of 2024 list. In our interview, Kirby discussed her musical inspirations.

Madonna's 'Celebration' tour rocks the Chase Center

Madonna's 'Celebration' tour rocks the Chase Center

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 29, 2024

"The most controversial thing I've done is to stick around," says Madonna in a recorded segment from the dizzying array of montages that document her 40-year career in her Celebration Tour, which dazzled audiences at two sold-out Chase Center concerts.

Going Out, Feb. 29-March 8, 2024

Going Out, Feb. 29-March 8, 2024

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 29, 2024

We've got the most comprehensive LGBTQ and queer-friendly nightlife info in the Bay, along with dozens of arts events. Check out our online listings, this week and every week in Going Out.

Russ Lorenson: gay singer's new album, years in the making

Russ Lorenson: gay singer's new album, years in the making

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 27, 2024

"Standard Time: Live in New York" is a live album, recorded at the Metropolitan Room in New York City in October 2008. It's Russ Lorenson's fourth album, and likely his last.

Caleb Nichols: queer musician brings indie rock to SF Noise Pop Festival

Caleb Nichols: queer musician brings indie rock to SF Noise Pop Festival

  • by J.L. Odom
  • Feb 20, 2024

Singer-songwriter Caleb Nichols, from San Luis Obispo, who's queer and nonbinary, will take the stage at Kilowatt Bar on February 29 as part of the SF Noise Pop Festival.

Quintessentially, quixotically queer: Taylor Mac brings "Bark of Millions" to Berkeley

Quintessentially, quixotically queer: Taylor Mac brings "Bark of Millions" to Berkeley

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 13, 2024

Is Taylor Mac's "Bark of Millions," making its west coast debut in a Cal Performances presentation, a pop concert? A drag show? Rock opera? Political theater? It's sll of the above, and then some.