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Q-Music: Safety in (small) numbers: Tennis, Purr, Omni, Ex Hex new music

Q-Music: Safety in (small) numbers: Tennis, Purr, Omni, Ex Hex new music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 2, 2020

Social distancing can be a challenge if you are in a band. It probably gets somewhat easier for musical duos and (possibly) trios.

Online Extra: Smithsonian Pride Alliance hosts online concert and LGBTQ time capsule

Online Extra: Smithsonian Pride Alliance hosts online concert and LGBTQ time capsule

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 29, 2020

Join the Smithsonian's Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride - a virtual concert and time capsule of LGBTQ+ culture, with Jake Shears, Big Freedia, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Pet Shop Boys and other talents.

Ruthie Foster: soulful sassy singer's new CD

Ruthie Foster: soulful sassy singer's new CD

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 26, 2020

Out singer and songwriter Ruthie Foster has the kind of voice that can give you chills and warms your heart at the same time. Soulful, sassy and as powerful as a transformer, her new Cd is a recorded live concert with big band style.

Miners' miracle: Daniel Burton of Early Day Miners

Miners' miracle: Daniel Burton of Early Day Miners

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 19, 2020

As musical genres go, slowcore (or sadcore, if you please) had its share of devotees and detractors. Early Day Miners' 2000 debut album Placer Found features the band's cofounder, now out and gay lead singer Daniel Burton.

Sabrina Ellis: lead singer of Sweet Spirit on musical inspiration

Sabrina Ellis: lead singer of Sweet Spirit on musical inspiration

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 12, 2020

There's a lot to like about 'Trinidad,' the new album by Austin-based Sweet Spirit. Of course, these songs wouldn't have the firepower they possess if not for the incredible vocal abilities of lead vocalist Sabrina Ellis.

Q-Music: Family affairs; worth a listen

Q-Music: Family affairs; worth a listen

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 5, 2020

Five singer-songwritrs and bands -Eliza Gilkyson, Lilly Hiatt, Justin Townes Earle, Frankie Cosmos and Echosmith- share a familial connection to other artists.

Online Extra: No Place Like Home features K Flay & more music acts

Online Extra: No Place Like Home features K Flay & more music acts

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 4, 2020

No Place Like Home, a local music online festival and fundraiser, features numerous bands, including (May 5) K Flay.

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

Thanks to matching offer from anonymous donor, Bay Area Reporter extends fundraising appeal

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • May 1, 2020

Thank you very much, it has been both humbling and encouraging receiving your generous support when so many are also in need of help. So far, we have raised just over $25,000 and are just 15% away from reaching our goal of $30,000.

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

You can help support the Bay Area Reporter fundraising campaign

  • by Michael Yamashita
  • Apr 15, 2020

San Francisco is one of 11 US cities that is fortunate to have a legacy LGBT publication by us, for us, and about us. Help preserve the BAR as an historic and important community institution for the future.

Lena Hall: in Limbo and Hell

Lena Hall: in Limbo and Hell

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 7, 2020

Like virtually all performing artists, Lena Hall, best known for her Tony-winning turn as Yitzhak in the Broadway run of 'Hedwig & The Angry Inch,' has had her music and acting career set on pause.

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

We miss the nightlife: Bestie talented people

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Apr 2, 2020

What would queer San Francisco be without our nocturnal animals, the revelers and entertainers and service stars? Let's raise a glass (make it a double), to this year's Nightlife People Bestie winners.

Rachel Garlin - Berkeley native shares a musical love letter to uncertain times

Rachel Garlin - Berkeley native shares a musical love letter to uncertain times

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 18, 2020

Rachel Garlin's music harkens back to another era. Her soft, gentle voice, poetic lyrics and acoustic guitar conjures up memories of great folk singer/songwriters from a generation ago such as Judy Collins and Joni Mitchell.

Queer music at Bottom of the Hill

Queer music at Bottom of the Hill

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 10, 2020

On March 14 three very queer bands will join forces for a night of queer rockin' and rollin' at Bottom of the Hill on 17th Street. GayC/DC, Middle Aged Queers and The Homobiles will rock out in a totally out way.

Stephan Jenkins - Third Eye Blind frontman on his queer influences

Stephan Jenkins - Third Eye Blind frontman on his queer influences

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 4, 2020

It's been 27 years since Stephan Jenkins put together the first lineup of Third Eye Blind here in San Francisco. Before the band plays Oakland's Fox Theater next Friday, March 13, he shared several LGBT influences in his music.