Arts & Culture :: Music

Mahler makeover: new-fangled recent recordings of Symphonies 2 and 4
Q-Music: Female energy

Q-Music: Female energy

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 16, 2022

New music from bands with strong women lead vocalists get a listen, including Bonny Light Horseman, The Interrupters, Momma, Deerhoof and Stars.

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

News Briefs: B.A.R.'s Besties voting is now underway

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Aug 9, 2022

Voting is open for the Bay Area Reporter's readers' poll known as the Besties.

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

Help is on the Way XXVI @ Marines' Memorial Theatre

  • by photo by Steven Underhill
  • Aug 9, 2022

Broadway homages wowed the audience at the 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) Help Is On The Way concert at the Marines' Memorial Theatre on August 7, the first to be held in person since 2019.

Not your grandma's "Oklahoma!" - a radical new staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

Not your grandma's "Oklahoma!" - a radical new staging at the Golden Gate Theatre

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 9, 2022

The "Oklahoma!" that comes sweeping into the Golden Gate Theatre next week on a national tour is a dark, radically reimagined take on the show that debuted on Broadway in 1943.

Help Is On The Way... back! REAF's star-studded biannual benefit returns

Help Is On The Way... back! REAF's star-studded biannual benefit returns

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 2, 2022

The 26th Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation (REAF) "Help Is On The Way" concert, the first to be held in person since 2019, promises a stellar array of Broadway, film, cabaret and TV stars.

Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara: alive and kicking, and on tour

Emily Armstrong of Dead Sara: alive and kicking, and on tour

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 2, 2022

Hard rocking L.A.-based band Dead Sara has been at it for 20 years, with queer lead singer Emily Armstrong bringing powerhouse vocals to a new album and concert tour after a six-year gap.

Queer & local faves at Outside Lands

Queer & local faves at Outside Lands

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 2, 2022

Whether you're a total music fan or just curious, some of the musicians performing at this year's Outside Lands three-day music festival this weekend bring their grooves with style and pizzazz. Here are a few queer and/or local favorites.

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

Clips, quips and acid trips: Seth Rudetsky roasts TV variety shows at Feinstein's at the Nikko

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 26, 2022

Seth Rudetsky returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on August 4 and 5 with "Seth's Big Fat '70s Variety Show" an evening that takes him back to some of his deepest roots.

Q-music: Queers in your ears; new and re-released music

Q-music: Queers in your ears; new and re-released music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 26, 2022

Enjoy diverse new sounds from LGBT artists Lucy Dacus, Michael Mayo, Marianne Faithfull (reading poems set to music), Dave Koz, Emily Wolfe, Annie Keating, and a concert album re-release by the late Laura Nyro.

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin tackles The Nine

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin tackles The Nine

  • by Timothy Pfaff
  • Jul 26, 2022

The release of the "Beethoven Symphonies," all nine of them, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, makes for new essential recordings of time-honored classics.

SF Gay Men's Chorus' 44 years: touching timeline traces nearly half a century

SF Gay Men's Chorus' 44 years: touching timeline traces nearly half a century

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 18, 2022

The history of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus gets a new update from historian Tom Burtch with a 48-minute collection of video and audio clips, news clipping and poster montages, and commentary.

Q-Music: Taking cover

Q-Music: Taking cover

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 12, 2022

One of the great delights of listening to music is hearing the way a singer interprets a song written by someone else, as done in new albums by Colin Hay, Jennifer Nettles, Rebecca Angel and Los Lobos.

Q-Music: Wonder women

Q-Music: Wonder women

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 5, 2022

Listen up for new music from Eleri Ward, Sharon Van Etten, Suki Waterhouse and Chelsea Jade, and a compilation of The Cranberries best songs.

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle merges Philip Glass score with Cocteau's classic film

'La Belle et la Bête' — Opera Parallèle merges Philip Glass score with Cocteau's classic film

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jul 5, 2022

The curtain rises on one of San Francisco's most exciting arts events of the year next week as Opera Parallèle presents the world premiere of its innovative take on "La Belle et La Bête" (Beauty and the Beast), combining live music and film.