Arts & Culture :: Music

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

With seven studio albums under its belt as well as a handful of singles and compilations, Pansy Division springs eternal. The band is playing some upcoming live shows, including the Mosswood Meltdown on July 2.

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

Even though ABBA has been celebrated via numerous compilations, the 10-disc "ABBA: Album Box Set" is the first of its kind domestic product. Get spinning, dancing queens.

Hell, yes! surprising salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

Hell, yes! surprising salvation in 'Hadestown' at the Orpheum

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 21, 2022

At a time when every day's headlines feature collapse, corruption, war and plague, "Hadestown" works like an angel in devil drag. Its sultry come-on promises to lick you with flame, then anoints you with balm of Gilead.

Mary Gauthier: singer-songwriter on her new music and life

Mary Gauthier: singer-songwriter on her new music and life

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

Mary Gautheir's "Dark Enough to See the Stars" has its share of poignant moments, and will astonish you in unexpected ways. The new album features honest and beautiful love songs, inspired by her relationship with musician Jaimee Harris.

Q-Music: Country 'tis of thee

Q-Music: Country 'tis of thee

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

Enjoy new country songs and creative covers by Eliza Gilkyson, James McMurtry, The Whitmore Sisters, The Staves, Hayes Carll and Bria.

Sandra Bernhard plays Feinstein's for Pride

Sandra Bernhard plays Feinstein's for Pride

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 14, 2022

Sandra Bernhard, the queer actress-singer-raconteuse, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko next Thursday through Saturday with a new concert of songs and whip-smart comedy.

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 2

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 2

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 14, 2022

Sample more sounds of the rainbow with our second Pride series on LGBT musicians: Jon Fuller, Diane Coffee, Sean Della Croce, Carlie Hanson and Kid Moxie.

Going Out, Homing's in, June 10-17, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in, June 10-17, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 9, 2022

In arts, nightlife and community events, Pride Month continues with a rainbow bowl full of happenings. Check out Going Out, Homing's In's sparkly prism of listings.

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 1

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 1

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 7, 2022

This month, let's focus on some lesser known musicians who more subtly fly a rainbow flag; Michelle Malone, Ramesh, Wallis Bird, Jenny Parrott, Edie Carey.

Fresh Meat Festival's online

Fresh Meat Festival's online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 6, 2022

The most inclusive showcase of trans, queer, disabled and gender-nonconforming artists is this year online June 16-19, with five programs of recorded performances in music, dance, performance and other genres. Also, it's free!

All that new jazz

All that new jazz

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 31, 2022

Vocalists, pianists and other gay and lesbian musicians share new grooves in a variety of copacetic jazz styles. Listen to new music by Avi Wisnia, Fred Hersch, Liam Forde, Nicole Glover, Kim Nalley and Carol Lipnik.

Reynaldo Hahn's piano music; also near and Faure

Reynaldo Hahn's piano music; also near and Faure

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • May 31, 2022

Reynado Hahn, the boyfriend of writer Marcel Proust, gets a new recording of his 'Poemes & Valses' performed by Pavel Kolesnikov, Also reviewed: Gabriel Faure's 'Complete Songs; performed by tenor Cyrille Dubois and pianist Tristan Raes.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 27-June 3, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 26, 2022

Get your rainbow infusion as June arrives, with arts, nightlife and community events becoming even more LGBT and Q this month.

The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

The Cockettes: glamour Hippies - iconic drag troupe returns for a new show

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • May 24, 2022

The Cockettes were only around for a few years, beginning in 1969, but left a fabulous legacy in their wake. A new show at Oasis revives their drag fabulism, with some original troupe members, including composer Scrumbly Koldewyn.