Arts & Culture :: Music

Christian rocker, out gay man

Christian rocker, out gay man

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 21, 2017

In "Hey Jesus," one of the tracks on his solo album "Love Is Love," Trey Pearson sings plaintively to the Lord.

Sibling Super-Singers

Sibling Super-Singers

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 19, 2017

With Arielle between gigs and Adam on the boards by the Bay, the pair saw an opportunity to perform together. San Francisco has long offered "A Whole New World" of un-Disneyesque couplings, so hey, why not?

MTT: VIP

MTT: VIP

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 15, 2017

San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, recently announced the end of his illustrious tenure with the treasured organization.

 Gary Numan :: Your Musical Introduction to the Apocalypse

Gary Numan :: Your Musical Introduction to the Apocalypse

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 16, 2017

Anyone who is a fan of is well aware of Gary Numan's forays into science fiction. From early in his career, the song "Down In The Park" (1979) envisioned a technological nightmarish future that included "rape machines."

See-through 'Lulu'

See-through 'Lulu'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Nov 15, 2017

It often has been said that Berg's Lulu was asking for it.

More tea dance tunes

More tea dance tunes

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 15, 2017

After pulling off a retirement stunt that would make Cher blush, LCD Soundsystem returns with the illusory American Dream.

LCD Soundsystem Band Member & Composer Gavin Rayna Russom on Trans Visibility

LCD Soundsystem Band Member & Composer Gavin Rayna Russom on Trans Visibility

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 9, 2017

Currently on a breakneck fall tour with LCD, Russom is experiencing the latest phase of her transition while literally in transit.

Party Girl

Party Girl

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 8, 2017

The fourth offering of the San Francisco Opera's fall season opened last week with a lush production of l'opera tres francais de Jules Massenet, "Manon."

Sing out, San Francisco Girls Chorus!

Sing out, San Francisco Girls Chorus!

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 1, 2017

The San Francisco Girls Chorus and Music Director and Principal Conductor Valerie Sainte-Agathe opened the prized institution's 39th season last week at Herbst Theatre.

International style

International style

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Oct 25, 2017

Davies Symphony Hall, home of the San Francisco Symphony, has always been a friendly hub for international visitors.

No tunes like bro tunes

No tunes like bro tunes

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 25, 2017

As unlikely musical sex symbols go, they probably don't get more improbable than Ed Sheeran.

Extreme pianism

Extreme pianism

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Oct 25, 2017

It took me seven listenings to get all the way through Morton Feldman's "For Bunita Marcus" (Hyperion), and I'll take the rap for that.

LGBTQ History Month Playlist

LGBTQ History Month Playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 7, 2017

In recent years, there has been increased interest in the tragic story of the horrific 1973 fire at The UpStairs Lounge, a gay bar in New Orleans' French Quarter. This musical weaves past and present together.

Symphony's big bang

Symphony's big bang

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Oct 5, 2017

It is early in the San Francisco Symphony's new season, but Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas has already covered a lot of ground.