“What a nice way to spend at Tuesday night,” said Neil Tennant in his first comment between songs at the Pet Shop Boys concert on April 8. He was addressing the crowd in an informal friendly way from the stage of the Fox Theater in Oakland for the beginning of this phase of their new tour.
It seems as though Honey Mahogany is everywhere these days. The season 5 ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ contestant has released an album, and recently played herself on the fourth episode of HBO’s gay series ‘Looking.’ She’ll soon be appearing at the hot Market Street nightspot Martuni’s.
With Grammy-winning music, seven albums, two Tonys for his musical accomplishments, and even a few film soundtracks, there’s no telling which of the many songs in Duncan Sheik’s repertory he and his band will play at their Yoshi’s concert on February 8. But fans and the newly interested will assuredly be entertained.
Lady Rizo performs in San Francisco at Feinstein’s at the Nikko February 6 and 7. Her new album, ‘Violet,’ released in November 2013, is brilliance incarnate. Her stage shows are a terrific mix of what she calls “caburlesque.”
With a career spanning Broadway, television, film and concerts, actor-singer-composer Cheyenne Jackson and I mostly discussed his music, specifically his own, some of which he’ll be performing at Feinstein’s at the Nikko, January 10 and 11.
They started on the streets of Provincetown, in a way. Now, Well Strung, the acclaimed string quartet, is touring the country with their signature classical pop crossover instrumental and sung arrangements. The quartet will perform at Feinstein’s at the Nikko December 27 and 28.
Amanda Lepore, the “most famous transsexual in the world,” will be performing at Beaux and Midnight Sun on December 14 and 16. She talked about her transformation as an individual and entertainer, plus her upcoming trip to the Bay Area.
As his drag persona Sheena Rose, Jacob Paiva has accomplished something no one else has done in San Francisco since the dance music icon Sylvester in 1986, that is place Number One on a prestigious dance music chart.
With an almost innocent openness that counters a streetwise attitude, Cazwell has steamed up the music world with his amusingly sexy songs and videos. He’ll be performing live at Oakland’s Club 21 on Friday, November 22, and on Saturday, November 23 at Sacramento’s Badlands.