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Q-music: Queers in your ears; new and re-released music

Q-music: Queers in your ears; new and re-released music

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 26, 2022

Enjoy diverse new sounds from LGBT artists Lucy Dacus, Michael Mayo, Marianne Faithfull (reading poems set to music), Dave Koz, Emily Wolfe, Annie Keating, and a concert album re-release by the late Laura Nyro.

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin tackles The Nine

Roll on, Beethoven: Yannick Nezet-Seguin tackles The Nine

  • by Tim Pfaff
  • Jul 26, 2022

The release of the "Beethoven Symphonies," all nine of them, with Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, makes for new essential recordings of time-honored classics.

Q-Music: Taking cover

Q-Music: Taking cover

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 12, 2022

One of the great delights of listening to music is hearing the way a singer interprets a song written by someone else, as done in new albums by Colin Hay, Jennifer Nettles, Rebecca Angel and Los Lobos.

Q-Music: Wonder women

Q-Music: Wonder women

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 5, 2022

Listen up for new music from Eleri Ward, Sharon Van Etten, Suki Waterhouse and Chelsea Jade, and a compilation of The Cranberries best songs.

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

The persistence of Pansy Division: Jon Ginoli on the queer band's longevity

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

With seven studio albums under its belt as well as a handful of singles and compilations, Pansy Division springs eternal. The band is playing some upcoming live shows, including the Mosswood Meltdown on July 2.

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

Q-Music: Box of ABBA

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 28, 2022

Even though ABBA has been celebrated via numerous compilations, the 10-disc "ABBA: Album Box Set" is the first of its kind domestic product. Get spinning, dancing queens.

Mary Gauthier: singer-songwriter on her new music and life

Mary Gauthier: singer-songwriter on her new music and life

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

Mary Gautheir's "Dark Enough to See the Stars" has its share of poignant moments, and will astonish you in unexpected ways. The new album features honest and beautiful love songs, inspired by her relationship with musician Jaimee Harris.

Q-Music: Country 'tis of thee

Q-Music: Country 'tis of thee

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 21, 2022

Enjoy new country songs and creative covers by Eliza Gilkyson, James McMurtry, The Whitmore Sisters, The Staves, Hayes Carll and Bria.

Sandra Bernhard plays Feinstein's for Pride

Sandra Bernhard plays Feinstein's for Pride

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Jun 14, 2022

Sandra Bernhard, the queer actress-singer-raconteuse, will appear at Feinstein's at the Nikko next Thursday through Saturday with a new concert of songs and whip-smart comedy.

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.