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Kyle Motsinger: gay singer-songwriter discusses his second album

Kyle Motsinger: gay singer-songwriter discusses his second album

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 13, 2020

With references to the TV show 'Dark Shadows,' Kyle Motsinger's musical stylings range from playful goth to inspiring pop in 'Any Way I Want It To,' his just-released second album.

Q-Music: Fall into LGBTQ+ tunes

Q-Music: Fall into LGBTQ+ tunes

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 6, 2020

Listen up for new music from Maria McKee, Evangeline Gentle, Kim David Smith, Rachel Garlin, Bonnie Whitmore and other LGBTQ+ musicians.

Q-Music's 2020 LGBTQ History Month playlist

Q-Music's 2020 LGBTQ History Month playlist

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 29, 2020

Erasure, Sabrina Chap, Matt Lovell, Rituals of Mine and other queer and trans musicians deserve to be on your playlist. Listen up.

Blue Hearts beating: an interview with gay musician Bob Mould

Blue Hearts beating: an interview with gay musician Bob Mould

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 22, 2020

If gay modern rock legend Bob Mould isn't the hardest working man in music, he's definitely one of them. To prove that point, he's wasted no time in following up 2019's 'Sunshine Rock' with the new 'Blue Hearts.'

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.

Q-Music: The present is female

Q-Music: The present is female

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Sep 1, 2020

New music and re-issues from Diana Ross, Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters, Jonatha Brooke, The Beths and PJ Harvey's are reviewed.

Q-Music: The present is female (and queer)

Q-Music: The present is female (and queer)

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 18, 2020

Give a listen to new music from Caroline Rose, Girl Friday, Soko, Xoe Wise and Fay Wildhagen.

Erasure's 'Nerves of Steel' music video features drag stars

Erasure's 'Nerves of Steel' music video features drag stars

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 15, 2020

Erasure's new video for their latest single, "Nerves of Steel," features more than 20 LGBTQ stars, including several best known for their appearance on 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' But as always, the music duo's work stands on its own.

Q-music Burnin' down the House music

Q-music Burnin' down the House music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Aug 13, 2020

For those unable to get to their workouts at the gym or favorite dance club because they've been shut down again after reopening too soon, here are some new releases sure to get your heart rate up and your body moving. Play them loud.

Tituss Burgess says, 'Dance, M.F.'

Tituss Burgess says, 'Dance, M.F.'

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Aug 2, 2020

You loved him in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt ("Peenooooo Noir!") and other shows. Tituss Burgess' newest song, "Dance, M.F.," speaks to us now about letting our inhibitions down in a time of crisis.

Cheyenne Jackson performs with Seth Rudetsky Aug, 2 & 3

Cheyenne Jackson performs with Seth Rudetsky Aug, 2 & 3

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 31, 2020

TV fans know him for 'American Horror Story,' Broadway fans know him for 'Xanadu' and 'All Shook Up.' Cheyenne Jackson, the handsome singer-actor, performs in an intimate concert fundraiser with our favorite musical theatre wizard, Seth Rudetsky.

SF Castro's Badlands to close permanently

SF Castro's Badlands to close permanently

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Jul 30, 2020

The Castro nightclub Badlands at 4121 18th Street will not be reopening, according to a post on its Facebook page.

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

Megan Hilty, Seth Rudetsky concert: Get a front-sofa seat for the 'Smash' and 'Wicked' star's online show

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 24, 2020

Broadway fans rejoice; Megan Hilty's concert with erudite pianist and musical genius Seth Rudetsky will stream Sunday July 26 at 5pm PST, with a repeat on Monday, July 27 at 1:30pm PST.

Q-Music: Testosterock: bar bands and guy tunes with flair

Q-Music: Testosterock: bar bands and guy tunes with flair

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 21, 2020

Springsteen-inspired bands Steve Earle and the Dukes, Iron City Houserockers, plus Chicano Batman and other rocking groups' latest CDs are reviewed.