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'Cockettes: Res-Erection' - Oasis musical revue recalls famed queer theater troupe

'Cockettes: Res-Erection' - Oasis musical revue recalls famed queer theater troupe

  • CABARET
  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 14, 2023

Oasis will come alive with the sound of The Cockettes on March 23-25. For those who may not know, The Cockettes were a queer theater troupe that performed in San Francisco from around 1969-1972.

Wonder women in music, 2023

Wonder women in music, 2023

Listen up. Our prolific music reviewer samples new albums from Nessa Barrett, Sunny War, Weyes Blood, KT Tunstall and other women singer-songwriters.

Jake Wesley Rogers: anthems and extravagance at Bimbo's

Jake Wesley Rogers: anthems and extravagance at Bimbo's

The exuberantly queer Jake Wesley Rogers' first tour as a headliner stops at Bimbo's 365 Club on March 12. His richly emotional songs bring a sweeping, passionate quality evocative of Billy Joel, David Bowie, and Elton John.

Say gay, or just sing it: new albums from Adam Lambert, P!nk, and more

Say gay, or just sing it: new albums from Adam Lambert, P!nk, and more

Our intrepid music columnist shares reviews of new quite queer albums by Adam Lambert, P!nk, Cavetown, H.C. McEntire, Thus Love and the Broadway cast recording of 'A Strange Loop.'

15 Association celebrates anniversary

15 Association celebrates anniversary

The 15 Association, a fraternity for men who engage in BDSM, held its 43rd anniversary dinner last weekend.

Beleaguered Castro seeks signs of hope

Beleaguered Castro seeks signs of hope

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 1, 2023

January's abrupt closure of Harvey's lit a fire under mounting anxieties that San Francisco's storied Castro LGBTQ neighborhood is in decline.

New SF royalty crowned

New SF royalty crowned

  • DRAG
  • by BAR staff
  • Feb 28, 2023

A new empress and emperor for the San Francisco Imperial Council were crowned last weekend during Coronation 58.

Alpine Adventure: Arosa Gay Ski Week's Swiss mist

Alpine Adventure: Arosa Gay Ski Week's Swiss mist

Switzerland's gay-friendly adventures coalesce in Arosa Gay Ski Week in January. The annual gathering is very popular in Switzerland, but mostly unheard of outside of the country, even among skiers.

'Kids On the Street' - Joseph Plaster's queer Tenderloin history

'Kids On the Street' - Joseph Plaster's queer Tenderloin history

An important new scholarly book, "Kids On the Street: Queer Kinship & Religion In San Francisco's Tenderloin" by Joseph Plaster, has unearthed the queer history of 'outsider youth' that has long remained hidden.

Bare Chest Calendar raises more than $205K

Bare Chest Calendar raises more than $205K

On February 16, the Bare Chest Calendar held its third preliminary competition for the 2024 Calendar at the Powerhouse bar in SoMa, which included a presentation of last year's fundraising total, a whopping $205,190.

No deal yet for Badlands space, liquor license in process of being surrendered

No deal yet for Badlands space, liquor license in process of being surrendered

  • BARS
  • by John Ferrannini
  • Feb 21, 2023

The location of the former Badlands in the Castro is in the process of losing its liquor license just as its landlord and prospective new operator have stopped providing updates on the space's future.

Jake Blount's genre-queer Afrofuturist folk music

Jake Blount's genre-queer Afrofuturist folk music

If you ever listened to Jake Blount's music, it defies description, making it unforgettable. He describes his style as "playing fiddle and banjo from Black and Native American musicians, mostly in the Southeastern United States."

Catherine Russell: singing the test of time

Catherine Russell: singing the test of time

"Before I record something," explained Catherine Russell, who plays the Fairmont Hotel's Venetian Room February 26 as part of the Bay Area Cabaret Series, "I always test them out with live audiences, just to see if they work. Luckily, they usually do."

Q-Music: more solos and sides

Q-Music: more solos and sides

Lesser-known reissues from a folk rock great, plus new albums from bands you know, or don't, make up our eclectic listening playlist.