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Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, July 1-8, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 30, 2022

Keep on going out, or staying in, but either way, outstanding theater, music, films and podcasts deserve your attention.

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

With seven studio albums under its belt as well as a handful of singles and compilations, Pansy Division springs eternal. The band is playing some upcoming live shows, including the Mosswood Meltdown on July 2.

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

Even though ABBA has been celebrated via numerous compilations, the 10-disc "ABBA: Album Box Set" is the first of its kind domestic product. Get spinning, dancing queens.

Mary Gauthier: singer-songwriter on her new music and life

Mary Gauthier: singer-songwriter on her new music and life

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

Mary Gautheir's "Dark Enough to See the Stars" has its share of poignant moments, and will astonish you in unexpected ways. The new album features honest and beautiful love songs, inspired by her relationship with musician Jaimee Harris.

Q-Music: Country 'tis of thee

Q-Music: Country 'tis of thee

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

Enjoy new country songs and creative covers by Eliza Gilkyson, James McMurtry, The Whitmore Sisters, The Staves, Hayes Carll and Bria.

Sandra Bernhard plays Feinstein's for Pride

Sandra Bernhard plays Feinstein's for Pride

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 14, 2022

Sandra Bernhard, the queer actress-singer-raconteuse, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko next Thursday through Saturday with a new concert of songs and whip-smart comedy.

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 2

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 2

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 14, 2022

Sample more sounds of the rainbow with our second Pride series on LGBT musicians: Jon Fuller, Diane Coffee, Sean Della Croce, Carlie Hanson and Kid Moxie.

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 1

Q-Music: The sounds of Pride, part 1

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 7, 2022

This month, let's focus on some lesser known musicians who more subtly fly a rainbow flag; Michelle Malone, Ramesh, Wallis Bird, Jenny Parrott, Edie Carey.

All that new jazz

All that new jazz

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 31, 2022

Vocalists, pianists and other gay and lesbian musicians share new grooves in a variety of copacetic jazz styles. Listen to new music by Avi Wisnia, Fred Hersch, Liam Forde, Nicole Glover, Kim Nalley and Carol Lipnik.

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.

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, May 12-20, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 12, 2022

Good luck finding a more comprehensive, LGBTQ-inclusive collection of arts, nightlife and community event listings. Although it hasn't been in print for a while, we've been listing events all through the pandemic, and you can come on out like Munchkins.

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.