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.

Eric Himan unplugged

While his new CD ‘Gracefully’ includes an R&B big band sound, Eric Himan’s latest stop through town will be an intimate, somewhat unplugged, solo show at Martuni‚Äôs on Tuesday, February 25.

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.

Fab Four: Well Strung

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 Bombshell Babe

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.

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.

Keepin’ it Cazwell

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.


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