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Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

Q-Music: Sounds of Pride 2024 playlist from Pet Shop Boys & more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 4, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares sounds from the new Pet Shop Boys album, plus Bloomsday, Torres, Paraorchestra with Brett Anderson (of The London Suede) and wait, Billy Idol?

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

Ivy Riot! Pride Month series gives center stage to the queer musicians & community

  • by JL Odom
  • May 28, 2024

In the East Bay, the owners of The Ivy Room are going above and beyond for Pride month by hosting an unprecedented 19 music and community events.

Cockettes Nouveau in 'Dirt! Sex! Passion!' - next gen theater revives drag troupe's quirky cabaret

Cockettes Nouveau in 'Dirt! Sex! Passion!' - next gen theater revives drag troupe's quirky cabaret

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 21, 2024

The Cockettes are back. Actually, it's the next generation of The Cockettes, who perform under the name Cockettes Nouveau. They're just as outrageous as their predecessors. It's must-see fun at Oasis.

In the 'Spotlight' - Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates animation, video games

In the 'Spotlight' - Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band celebrates animation, video games

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 14, 2024

Each year the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band produces "Spotlight," the band's annual gala and fundraiser. This year's event will take place on May 18 with music from animated films and video games.

Q-Music: country Pride playlist

Q-Music: country Pride playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 12, 2024

The genres of Country and Americana continue to expand in styles with queer musicians Jaime Wyatt, Amelia White, Creekbed Carter Hogan, Stephanie Sammons, Zoe Boekbinder, and The Western Civilization.

Glam-rock folk-singer Aaron Lee Tasjan's 'Stellar' achievement

Glam-rock folk-singer Aaron Lee Tasjan's 'Stellar' achievement

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 7, 2024

An early contender for one of the best albums of 2024, "Stellar Evolution" (Blue Élan) by queer singer/songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan is modern pop perfection.

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

Vladimir Kornéev: International singing star to make U.S. debut in Orinda

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 30, 2024

Berlin-based singer Vladmir Kornéev has recorded five critically acclaimed albums, toured Europe, played with symphony orchestras in Germany and Montreal. He'll be in the Bay Area in May to make his United States concert debut.

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

Q-Music: more pre-Pride tunes with cool sounds

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 30, 2024

Our prolific music reviewer shares new and recent albums from Palehound, The Drums, Jenny Owen Youngs, Wrabel, and the "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" 2023 Broadway Cast Recording.

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

SF International Arts Festival offers podium to LGBTQ performers: music and dance are on the menu

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 23, 2024

Since 2003 the San Francisco International Arts Festival has celebrated the arts by bringing together a global community of performers and audiences. The festival will run from May 1 until May 12 at various venues around the city's Mission District.

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

Vanessa Briscoe Hay - singer on Pylon Reenactment Society's musical magnetism

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 21, 2024

Pylon Reenactment Society, led by the band's original vocalist Vanessa Briscoe Hay, along with Jason Nesmith, Kay Stanton, and Gregory Sanders, makes its album debut on "Magnet Factory."

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

Pre-Pride playlist: music from Isle of Klezbos, Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue & more

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 5, 2024

Celebrate the sound of new music by Isle of Klezbos, The Kinsey Sicks, Lila Blue, Melissa Errico's second Sondheim album, and a tribute to the late Nanci Griffith.

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

Tom Goss: gay singer/songwriter talks about his new album and his upcoming SF show

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 2, 2024

Gay singer/songwriter Tom Goss celebrates the release of his latest album, "Remember What it Feels Like," with a concert at the Utah on April 11 as part of his performing tour.

Mary Timony: singer-songwriter's a 'Tiger' burning bright

Mary Timony: singer-songwriter's a 'Tiger' burning bright

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 19, 2024

On her new solo album, "Untame The Tiger," with its sly nod to Joni Mitchell, Mary Timony has brought her many years of musical experience to the fore, resulting in what is easily her most accessible release.

Singer/songwriter Katy Kirby is True 'Blue'

Singer/songwriter Katy Kirby is True 'Blue'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 5, 2024

It's only March, but there's no doubt that the album "Blue Raspberry" (Anti-) by out singer/songwriter Katy Kirby will have a place on our music writer's best of 2024 list. In our interview, Kirby discussed her musical inspirations.