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Faye Carol to perform LGBT musician tribute concert

Faye Carol to perform LGBT musician tribute concert

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 10, 2020

Miss Faye Caro will perform with Poet Avotcja & Youth A Cappella Ensemble Vocal Rush, in a concert celebrating Black LGBTQ+ music pioneers like Billy Strayhorn, Little Richard and Sylvester.

Jaime Wyatt: country singer's 'Neon' glow

Jaime Wyatt: country singer's 'Neon' glow

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 3, 2020

While there have probably always been LGBTQ folks in Nashville, with each passing year, that community is becoming increasingly visible, thanks in part to artists such as the newly out singer/songwriter Jaime Wyatt.

Bambi Lake, trans singer, succumbs to cancer Nov. 4 (updated)

Bambi Lake, trans singer, succumbs to cancer Nov. 4 (updated)

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 3, 2020

People expressed shock and sadness when it was announced on Facebook that transgender performer Bambi Lake had been diagnosed with cancer and was receiving treatment at Zuckerberg General Hospital. She died on November 4.

June Millington: cofounder of Fanny, the pioneering women's band, is still rockin'

June Millington: cofounder of Fanny, the pioneering women's band, is still rockin'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 27, 2020

June Millington is the very definition of a living music legend. A founding member of celebrated '70s all-female rock band Fanny, Millington and her bandmates, including sister Jean, paved the way for everyone from the Runaways to the Go-Go's.

The Daring Dozen: genre-defying musicians

The Daring Dozen: genre-defying musicians

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 24, 2020

While live concerts are mostly still on hold, LGBT and nonbinary musicians continue to release music at a steady pace. Whether you're into folk-rock, dance grooves or R&B hip hop blends, these twelve queer artists and allies are making music for any mood.

Eye-opener: an interview with queer singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire

Eye-opener: an interview with queer singer-songwriter H.C. McEntire

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 20, 2020

On her exceptional second album 'Eno Axis,' the North Carolina-based H.C. McEntire expands on the promise of her first record, delivering ten breathtaking songs on one of the best albums of 2020.

Chanticleer's engaging endurance: the choral group's new directors on music and a 'societal awakening'

Chanticleer's engaging endurance: the choral group's new directors on music and a 'societal awakening'

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 14, 2020

Chanticleer, founded in 1978 in San Francisco and dubbed as "the world's reigning male chorus," is not immune to the disruption engendered by the coronavirus. Yet despite tour cancellations, they continue to evolve and engage fans.

Kyle Motsinger: gay singer-songwriter discusses his second album

Kyle Motsinger: gay singer-songwriter discusses his second album

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 13, 2020

With references to the TV show 'Dark Shadows,' Kyle Motsinger's musical stylings range from playful goth to inspiring pop in 'Any Way I Want It To,' his just-released second album.

'Julie and the Phantoms' ghostly gay fun

'Julie and the Phantoms' ghostly gay fun

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 12, 2020

For some deliciously diverting fun, the new Netflix series Julie and the Phantoms brings a new adaptation of the popular Spanish telenovela with bouyant style. Among the cute cast are a gay drummer, and Cheyenne Jackson as a charming villain.

Q-Music: Fall into LGBTQ+ tunes

Q-Music: Fall into LGBTQ+ tunes

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 6, 2020

Listen up for new music from Maria McKee, Evangeline Gentle, Kim David Smith, Rachel Garlin, Bonnie Whitmore and other LGBTQ+ musicians.

Q-Music's 2020 LGBTQ History Month playlist

Q-Music's 2020 LGBTQ History Month playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 29, 2020

Erasure, Sabrina Chap, Matt Lovell, Rituals of Mine and other queer and trans musicians deserve to be on your playlist. Listen up.

'Life' story: an interview with Branden James

'Life' story: an interview with Branden James

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 29, 2020

Branden James has enjoyed success as a gay classical crossover musician in the duo Branden & James (with his husband James Clark). But his triumphs were not without trauma, something he goes into detail about in his new memoir, 'Lyrics of My Life.'

Jada Michael's 'body-positive' musical appeal

Jada Michael's 'body-positive' musical appeal

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 28, 2020

You need some music to relax. Jada Michael's vocals range from moments of under-the-covers intimacy into the charismatic chorus with R&B smooth grooves, just what we need to feel better. Oh, and she's an out and proud lesbian, too.

Blue Hearts beating: an interview with gay musician Bob Mould

Blue Hearts beating: an interview with gay musician Bob Mould

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 22, 2020

If gay modern rock legend Bob Mould isn't the hardest working man in music, he's definitely one of them. To prove that point, he's wasted no time in following up 2019's 'Sunshine Rock' with the new 'Blue Hearts.'