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To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

To Hell and back - Q-music on Richard Hell, the Fleshtones and new bands

Punk icon Richard Hell's 'Destiny Street' gets an expanded and remastered double disc reissue; The Fleshtones are back in action; new bands Kiwi Jr. and Shy Boys properly homage their punk-pop elders, and The Avalanches eerie tracks will haunt you.

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

Coronation 56 crowns Juanita MORE! and David Glamamore

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 24, 2021

The Imperial Council of San Francisco's 56th Coronation crowned local nightlife event producer, DJ and drag star Juanita MORE! as Empress and couture designer and performer David Glamamore as Emperor in the online ceremonies held April 24.

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

Homing's In, April 23-May 3, 2021

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 22, 2021

From drive-in opera to museum tours, the in-person world of arts, nightlife and community is slowly opening. Mask up, get vaccinated, and enjoy it all, or some of it.

50 Years in 50 Weeks:  Nudes in the news, 1973

50 Years in 50 Weeks: Nudes in the news, 1973

January 24, 1973's issue of the 'Bay Area Reporter' features reportage on the Gaslight nightclub's legal battle to allow nude gogo dancers.

Mississippi mudpuppies: Samuel R. Delany's 'Big Joe'

Mississippi mudpuppies: Samuel R. Delany's 'Big Joe'

Delany's latest creation is a racy, pungent illustrated novella of explicit gay erotica inspired by and dedicated to childhood friend Kenroy Thorsten "who started it all on the first night of summer camp in the boys' bunk-five tent in 1952."

Leather projects in San Francisco South of Market district advance

Leather projects in San Francisco South of Market district advance

Several projects celebrating the leather and kink history of San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood are inching along.

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

Popular SF Oscar party scrapped due to pandemic

The stylish crowd that usually enjoys watching the Oscars at the Academy of Friends gala in San Francisco won't be noshing on hors d'oeuvres or sipping bubbly this year.

Homing's In April 16-25, 2021

Homing's In April 16-25, 2021

Plenty of outdoor and distanced events are worth joining this, week. But you'll pardon our recusal from 4/20, the marijuana party. Now that's legal, it's not so radical, and more like Muffin Monday. Going to bars feels more speakeasy-esque these days.

Eagle building still for sale

Eagle building still for sale

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 14, 2021

The building that houses The Eagle, a South of Market leather-themed LGBTQ bar, is still for sale, according to one of the real estate agents.

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

Sing out: Crescendo Voices Rising with SF Gay Men's Chorus

On April 22, SF Gay Men's Chorus will present their 15th annual Crescendo: Voices Rising, an online gala with guest-stars LeeAnn Rimes, Jake Shears, Shangela, Rita Moreno and others.

50 years in 50 Weeks: May 17, 1972 Chaotic Cowboy Contest

50 years in 50 Weeks: May 17, 1972 Chaotic Cowboy Contest

The Covered Wagon bar hosted the 1972 Mr. Cowboy contest, but things didn't go well, as reported in the B.A.R.'s May 17 issue. Many in attendance were "stirred into a frenzy of accusations, charges and counter-charges of fraud, fake fix and cheat."

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

Homing's In April 9-16, 2021

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 8, 2021

Spring has quite sprung and many arts, nightlife and community organizers and producers have emerged from their Zoom caves. Chirp, chirp.

50 years in 50 weeks: May 1, 1971: In all their plumage

50 years in 50 weeks: May 1, 1971: In all their plumage

  • DRAG
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 6, 2021

As we continue to celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, each week we'll take a nostalgic look at a highlight from each year's issues. In May 1, 1971 , a plumaged party seemed like a lot of fun.

Homing's In, April 2-12, 2021

Homing's In, April 2-12, 2021

  • BARS
  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 1, 2021

As we continue to celebrate the Bay Area Reporter's 50th anniversary, let's look to arts nightlife and community groups that share our collective history. Long-running theater companies and even new online forums span the decades.