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Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

Stars in the House to host 10-hour star-filled marathon Ukraine benefit

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 18, 2022

Stars in the House, the hit YouTube series hosted by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, announced that they will host a 10-hour March 26 telethon to raise money for those affected by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Going Out, Homing's In March 18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In March 18-25, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 16, 2022

As benefit concerts and events around the Bay Area raise funds to aid people overseas, you can help yourself by enjoying music, theater, nightlife and more.

Janis Ian: lighting the way in music

Janis Ian: lighting the way in music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 15, 2022

In an expansive Q&A, prolific singer-songwriter Janis Ian discusses her new —and possibly last— album, 'The Light at the End of the Line,' in advance of her March 20 concert at Berkeley's Freight & Salvage.

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

Melissa Etheridge is ready to rock again

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 8, 2022

In describing Grammy-winning recording artist and activist Melissa Etheridge as a 'Lesbian Rock Goddess,' it's a title she likes. "That's perfect!" she replies with modesty. Etheridge will soon perform with her band at several Northern CA venues.

Going Commando: Juba Kalamka on his new music project

Going Commando: Juba Kalamka on his new music project

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Mar 1, 2022

Juba Kalamka, who's remained active in a vast array of musical outfits, as well as appearing in movies, while remaining active politically and socially, has formed a new band, Commando, with Lynnee Breedlove, Honey Mahogany and other talents.

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

Heklina returns: drag fave to perform a new solo show at Oasis

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 1, 2022

In an auspicious return to her former nightlife roost, Heklina will perform a new solo show with stories and live —yes, live singing— on March 10 and 11 at Oasis.

50 years in 50 weeks: Shirley f-in' Manson in 2016

50 years in 50 weeks: Shirley f-in' Manson in 2016

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 17, 2022

While probably not the most historic article of 2016, for this writer, it was a red-letter day to interview Shirley Manson, lead singer for the band Garbage.

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

Going Out, Homing's In, Feb.18-25, 2022

  • Feb 17, 2022

Our rainy season may be over, but arts and nightlife events continue to reign.

Q-Music: After Marianne and Melissa

Q-Music: After Marianne and Melissa

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 15, 2022

Check out new music from veterans Marianne Faithfull and Melissa Etheridge, and new groups Gypsum, Zvrra and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Q-Music: Bowie and beyond

Q-Music: Bowie and beyond

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 8, 2022

'Toy' is the perfect, playful name for what is labeled as "the new (albeit posthumously re-released) album from David Bowie." Also worth a listen, new albums from Bryce Bowyn, Davis Mallory, Lotic and Brion Starr.

50 years in 50 weeks: Ronnie Spector ruled in 2014

50 years in 50 weeks: Ronnie Spector ruled in 2014

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 3, 2022

Andre Torrez weaves insightful perspectives in his July 3, 2014 interview with the late music legend Ronnie Spector. The Ronettes singer performed at Burger Boogaloo, Oakland's fun outdoor music concert that summer.

Sounds like the past: Neil Young, The Band, Peggy Lee reissues

Sounds like the past: Neil Young, The Band, Peggy Lee reissues

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 1, 2022

Our astute music columnist samples diverse reissued classic albums by Neil Young (who's making headlines again), The Band, Peggy Lee, Japan and The Beat Farmers.

50 years in 50 weeks: Jake Shears' 2012 kiki

50 years in 50 weeks: Jake Shears' 2012 kiki

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jan 20, 2022

The year certainly had more 'important' arts and nightlife coverage, but Gregg Shapiro's June 2012 interview with Scissor Sisters front man Jake Shears brings back fond memories of their music.

Q-Music: Lesbians lead the way

Q-Music: Lesbians lead the way

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jan 5, 2022

Queer women are making big sound waves in music, including Amythyst Kiah, Jennifer O'Connor, Brandy Clark, Lilli Lewis, Lady Blackbird, Ana Egge, Torres and Rosie Tucker. Enjoy our latest round-up, with a music clip of each artist.