Arts & Culture :: Music

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

Jeremy Denk's music and memoir

  • by Timothy Pfaff
  • May 24, 2022

In his new memoir, acclaimed classical pianist Jeremy Denk unveils his personal story, and on a new Nonesuch CD, he masterfully plays Mozart Piano Concertos.

NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

NCTC celebrates with 'Encore' : singing Happy Birthday with 40 years of music

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 17, 2022

With the opening of "Encore" this weekend, San Francisco's stalwart gay stage celebrates its 40th birthday with a roster of dozens of songs from musicals staged at New Conservatory Theatre Center.

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

Lady Zen: acclaimed Jazz vocalist at Oasis

  • by Laura Moreno
  • May 17, 2022

Lady Zen is one of the best singers you may never have heard of. With operatic training and a natural feel for jazz, country music and the fusion of all three, she has been called a "shockingly good" singer.

'Harts' Desire' - Mark Nadler's meet-cute musical at Theatre Rhinoceros

'Harts' Desire' - Mark Nadler's meet-cute musical at Theatre Rhinoceros

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • May 10, 2022

San Francisco's Theater Rhinoceros hosts the debut of an altogether different 'Hart to Hart' (not the TV show) project from gay cabaret ace Mark Nadler, a solo show abrim with its own bonanza of queer bonafides.

I (still) want my MTV: queering the once-diverse music channel

I (still) want my MTV: queering the once-diverse music channel

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • May 10, 2022

Several months ago, MTV celebrated its 40th birthday, with no mention of the subtext of the channel: the open exploration of the use of ambisexuality as a visual and cultural hook. Let's take a queer look back at some music video highlights.

Dogjoy: lesbian daring music duo

Dogjoy: lesbian daring music duo

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 10, 2022

Queer duos have been a part of the modern LGBTQ music landscape for years. Florida-based Dogjoy, a musical duo as well as a couple, are purveyors of daring edgy and evocative electropop.

Bitch is back: queer singer-songwriter's new music

Bitch is back: queer singer-songwriter's new music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 3, 2022

Nine years after she released her last full-length disc "In Us We Trust," Bitch is back with "Bitchcraft" (Kill Rock Stars), an album that draws on all of her strengths with dazzling results.

Eli Conley: queer trans country artists to perform in East Bay

Eli Conley: queer trans country artists to perform in East Bay

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 3, 2022

On May 15, Eli Conley will perform in Queer Country West Coast at the Ivy Room in Albany. It's an afternoon show with Conley, Mya Byrne, Polythene Pam and Side Pony.

Q-Music: Fiercest females

Q-Music: Fiercest females

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 26, 2022

Enjoy new grooves from singer-songwriters Mitski, April March, Jenny Hval, Flock of Dimes, Anika and Basia Bulat.

Going Out, Homing's in April 22-29, 2022

Going Out, Homing's in April 22-29, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 21, 2022

We've got plenty of fascinating arts, nightlife and community events of interest, plus a plethora of pleasing online amusements as well.

Jacob Stensberg named as next artistic director of SF Gay Men's Chorus

Jacob Stensberg named as next artistic director of SF Gay Men's Chorus

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 19, 2022

Jacob Stensberg has been hired as the new Artistic Director of San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, following an extensive nationwide search. Stensberg succeeds Dr. Timothy Seelig, who will retire at the conclusion of the chorus' 44th season in July 2022.

Scaring up Stravinsky: Simon Rattle returns to the three ballets

Scaring up Stravinsky: Simon Rattle returns to the three ballets

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Apr 19, 2022

The London Symphony Orchestra's recording of Igor Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring,' conducted by Simon Rattle, reminds us what a still-stunning piece 'Le Sacre' is. Also, gay barihunk Stephane Degout sings Ravel.

Betty Buckley sings Sondheim

Betty Buckley sings Sondheim

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 12, 2022

In a career that has lasted more than forty years, Betty Buckley has done it all. On her new album, 'Betty Buckley Sings Stephen Sondheim,' she celebrates the lyrics of one of the greatest songwriters in musical theater history.

Q-Music: Queering the country

Q-Music: Queering the country

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 12, 2022

Makeover (Nonesuch), the marvelous 14-track k.d. lang remix album, is just one of the great albums you may have missed recently. Also, Sarah Shook, Joe Troop and others.