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.
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.
Jazz music in San Francisco; its rich past floats through open windows like melancholy notes from Chet Baker’s horn at the old Black Hawk. Today, the genre thrives at new and historic venues all over town.
Tenacious would be just one apt word to describe the career of Jim Hopkins, the local disc jockey known for his classic disco mixes, contemporary house blends, as well as archival work and original music.
There’s no mistaking that many of the themes in local transgender singer Shawna Virago’s CD Objectified are autobiographical. The lead lyric in three of the CD’s songs, “Objectified,” “Transsexual Dominatrix” and “Butterfly” is the word “I.”
After the fantastic Scissor Sisters concert at Oakland’s gorgeously renovated Fox Theatre September 12, hundreds of stylish, fun-loving, eccentric and music-loving fans took over the beautiful Redwood Room lobby bar of the Clift Hotel in downtown San Francisco.
DJ Don Tix came into the club scene a few years ago. He has been a featured DJ on internet music stations Tagartmusic.com and G.I.R.L. (Gay Internet Radio Live). He has held residencies at San Francisco clubs Club Dragon, BDP (BirthDayParty), as well as Steamworks in Berkeley.