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Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 10-17, 2021

Going Out, Homing's in Dec. 10-17, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Dec 8, 2021

With so many present events happening where your presence is welcome, you might want to make a list of what's naughty and nice, or both; wait; we did that, and here it is.

Martha Wash: new music with love

Martha Wash: new music with love

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Dec 7, 2021

If anyone can get us through this virus, from a musical perspective, it's Martha Wash. Her new album, 'Love & Conflict,' is the must-have album of the season. The iconic singer shared her thoughts and opinions in an expanded interview.

Rizo's holiday extravaganza

Rizo's holiday extravaganza

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Dec 2, 2021

The fabulous Rizo will bring her unique style of performing to a holiday themed show on the stage of the Great Star Theater in Chinatown on December 10 and 11.

Holiday concerts of note

Holiday concerts of note

  • by Philip Campbell
  • Nov 30, 2021

The holidays are here and ready to celebrate in person. Opportunities to attend concerts and seasonal music events are plentiful and most performance venues are back to full capacity.

Lena Hall: Broadway's shining star returns to Feinstein's

Lena Hall: Broadway's shining star returns to Feinstein's

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Nov 16, 2021

Departing from her guest-star turn as a chanteuse on the hit scifi TV show 'Snowpiercer,' SF-raised Lena Hall, also of 'Hedwig' and 'Kinky Boots' fame, returns to Feinstein's ballroom to perform her new cabaret concert.

Simply marvelous: Chris Conde, queer-conscious rapper

Simply marvelous: Chris Conde, queer-conscious rapper

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 16, 2021

Chris Conde, the Austin-based self-proclaimed "thicc, queer Mexican" rapper, unleashes a sophomore album, 'Engulfed in the Marvelous Decay.'

Josie Cotton's more than Johnny's girl

Josie Cotton's more than Johnny's girl

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Nov 9, 2021

In 1982, Josie Cotton released her debut album 'Convertible Music,' containing the campy new wave single "Johnny, Are You Queer?" She's done much more since then, but was happy to chat about the old days, befo0re her Nov. 13 SF concert at Great Northern.

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 5 - 12, 2021

Going Out, Homing's In, Nov. 5 - 12, 2021

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 4, 2021

There may be a chill in the air, but arts and nightlife events continue to warm our spirits.

50 years in 50 weeks: batting 2000 & love for Liza

50 years in 50 weeks: batting 2000 & love for Liza

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 28, 2021

We'll leave the coverage of the contentious 2000 presidential election to our news editor and mention a sporty gay film, a snarky gay sports column, and leave it to Liza to give 2000 a bit of class.

Out at Outside Lands

Out at Outside Lands

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Oct 26, 2021

Outside Lands is back. And it's outer than ever. Here's just a partial rundown of this year's queer Outside Lands highlights across a full gamut of musical genres, from R&B to rock to electronica.

Party with the bears at Bearrison Street Fair

Party with the bears at Bearrison Street Fair

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 19, 2021

Dubbed A Fair For Every Bear, the inaugural Bearrison Street Fair will commence Oct. 23. Bearrison promises to be a fun afternoon not only for bears, but for their friends, admirers and loved ones. Big Dipper headlines the fair.

Ellen Foley: from rock epics to Night Court and back

Ellen Foley: from rock epics to Night Court and back

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 5, 2021

From her duet vocal on Meat Loaf's hit single "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" to her performance in the "Black Boys/White Boys" number in 'Hair,' plus her acting gig on 'Night Court,' Ellen Foley's talent spans genres and decades.

Lil Nas X unleashes 'Montero'

Lil Nas X unleashes 'Montero'

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Sep 28, 2021

Lil Nas X continues to strut his out gay stuff with what the industry welcomed as his "debut album," 'Montero (Call Me By Your Name),' after all the individual tunes dropped in spellbinding —some called them explicit— music videos.

50 years in 50 weeks; 1995 rocked

50 years in 50 weeks; 1995 rocked

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Sep 23, 2021

Extra Fancy front man Brian Grillo may have been the most prominent out gay rock singer of the year. The band headlined the 1995 Folsom Street Fair in one of several queer rock moments of the year.