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Q-Music: Say gay all year playlist

Q-Music: Say gay all year playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 17, 2023

Our music columnist shares a diverse quintet of new sounds from Meshell Ndegeocello, Jordy, Paisley Fields, The Refugees, and re-released classics from Wham!

'The Rocky Horror Show' — Ray of Light & Oasis deliver a definitive delight

'The Rocky Horror Show' — Ray of Light & Oasis deliver a definitive delight

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 10, 2023

To borrow a line from playwright-composer Richard O'Brien, Ray of Light Theatre "has discovered the secret, that elusive ingredient, that... spark that is the breath of life itself!" in its electrifying resurrection of O'Brien's own "The Rocky Horror Show."

Q-Music: queer pop playlist

Q-Music: queer pop playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 10, 2023

October is LGBTQ History Month and coincidentally there's an abundance of music from our community to get listeners through the rest of the year and well into the next, with K Flay, Soft Punch, Sigur Rós, Mouths of Babes and Ragana.

Q-Music: Long time no see (or hear)

Q-Music: Long time no see (or hear)

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 3, 2023

It's been a while since we've heard from these four bands (wherefore were thou, Blur?), but new and collected albums, streams and a concert DVD will help you catch up to these bands.

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

B.A.R.'s Bestie balloting begins

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 25, 2023

It's time for Bay Area Reporter readers to cast their ballots for the LGBTQ newspaper's annual Best of the Bay contest.

Man on Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman's new album, SF show

Man on Man: Roddy Bottum and Joey Holman's new album, SF show

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 19, 2023

Gay duo Man On Man effortlessly avoids the dreaded sophomore slump with the incredible "Provincetown." Not shying away from its sexy subject matter, the duo is in peak condition in songs like "Gloryhole" and "Piggy."

LGBTQ History Month playlist

LGBTQ History Month playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 5, 2023

We've got a select batch of new music from artists you may know, a few that you likely don't but should, and a musical score you have to love.

Quirky queer pop & comedy: one-night-only acts to catch

Quirky queer pop & comedy: one-night-only acts to catch

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Aug 29, 2023

An esoteric collection of pop acts and comedians with distinct queer appeal will make their way through the Bay Area this season. Here are some of the most intriguing.

Q-Music: queer in your ear all year

Q-Music: queer in your ear all year

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 15, 2023

Our music writer shares new grooves from super-queer bands Anohni and the Johnsons, The Aces, Diners, Roselit Bone and Rodeo Boys. Listen up!

Belinda Carlisle: Still mad about her music

Belinda Carlisle: Still mad about her music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 1, 2023

Belinda Carlisle is the definition of a music legend. Her new EP, "Kismet" includes dance floor-ready bops. She discussed her work ahead of her SF concert on August 20.

Lucinda Williams: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter on her new music, memoir and tour

Lucinda Williams: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter on her new music, memoir and tour

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 25, 2023

Lucinda Williams has left an indelible mark on contemporary Americana, country, blues, pop, and rock music, and despite setbacks emerges victorious on record and in print in 2023.

Shelly Lares: Tejano country singer's musical life

Shelly Lares: Tejano country singer's musical life

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jul 18, 2023

This year Shelly Lares was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Tejano Music Awards Show. At 51, she's been singing professionally 41 years, admired for her unique blend of Tejano country music, and only recently came out.

Help is On the Way 27: REAF's latest dazzling fundraiser

Help is On the Way 27: REAF's latest dazzling fundraiser

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 11, 2023

Cast members from the new touring company of the classic musical "Les Miserables" will join other Broadway and cabaret stars at the Marines' Memorial Theater on July 16 for "Help is On the Way 27: Broadway & Beyond," the latest REAF fundraiser.

Post-Pride pressings; reissues from Cher and Pet Shop Boys

Post-Pride pressings; reissues from Cher and Pet Shop Boys

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 11, 2023

Pride month has passed, but you can fly your own flag of fandom for two popular musical favorites; Cher and Pet Shop Boys, with reissued vinyl and CD collections.