Archive for the 'Bands' Category

Peter Cincotti Does It His Way

Peter Cincotti creates music in the real time of his life. His songs fuse jazz, blues, pop, and sometimes a little rock and dance. He’ll perform at Feinstein’s at the Nikko April 24 and 25.

Never Being Boring:
Pet Shop Boys on Tour

“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.

Gary Numan: Electric Pop

Gary Numan is a visionary musician who has done something few have managed to do: to move from one style to another in his career while growing his fan base. He’ll perform at The Fillmore on April 6.

This Drag’ll Rock You!

The punky drag act PEPPERSPRAY, with songs like “Quadrasexual” and “It Takes Balls (to be a Woman”), will be performing in concert at the DNA Lounge’s Bootie event on Saturday March 22.

Honey, Honey

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.

Duncan Sheik: The Alchemist

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 @ Feinstein’s

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.”

The Music, man

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.

Winter Wonderland

Electro duo Erasure have a new CD out just in time for the holidays. ‘Snow Globe’ includes both traditional songs and some original music, and Andy Bell discussed the new music in an interview.

Sheena Rose: Queen of Clubs

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.

Bounce Back: Big Freedia

Forget Miley’s tired twerk. The authentic and decades-long history of the booty-shaking dance move, also known as Bounce, is fully supported through the driving crazy-making grooves of New Orleans sensation Big Freedia.

Aiden James: Philly’s finest

Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter Aiden James will be performing in San Francisco at the Folsom Street Fair’s main stage on September 29, and at The Midnight Sun on Monday September 30.

Harmonic Hunks:
Xavier Toscano & Jeb Havens

Jeb Havens and Xavier Toscano, two gay local singer-composers, both known for performing everywhere from bars and benefits, will be among the talents at this year’s Pride main stage show, Sunday June 30.

Choir Boy: Matt Alber

Matt Alber performs in a special concert with the Cello Street Quartet on Thursday, March 28 at the Swedish American Hall (upstairs from Café Du Nord).


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