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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.

Eli Conley: queer trans country artists to perform in East Bay

Eli Conley: queer trans country artists to perform in East Bay

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • May 3, 2022

On May 15, Eli Conley will perform in Queer Country West Coast at the Ivy Room in Albany. It's an afternoon show with Conley, Mya Byrne, Polythene Pam and Side Pony.

Q-Music: Fiercest females

Q-Music: Fiercest females

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Apr 26, 2022

Enjoy new grooves from singer-songwriters Mitski, April March, Jenny Hval, Flock of Dimes, Anika and Basia Bulat.

Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, April 8-15, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 7, 2022

From music concerts to captivating theater, wacky drag acts and groovy bar events, Going Out, Homing's In offers a feast of fun.

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

Singer John Holiday to perform at Opera Parallèle gala benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 2, 2022

John Holiday, the acclaimed countertenor known for opera, pop and jazz singing, will headline a benefit for Opera Parallèle at Saint Joseph's Arts Society in SoMa on April 14.

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

Spencer Day's new album and Feinstein's concert of Broadway covers

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 28, 2022

With his new album 'Broadway by Day,' singer-pianist Spencer Day tips his hat to the Great White Way. He'll also perform his new songs at Feinstein's at the Nikko April 8 and 9.

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 22, 2022

Cameroon-born drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet made herstory as the first winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and continues to break ground with a live show and a new documentary, both viewable in San Francisco next week.