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Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

Kent James, aka Nick Name: April 30, 1964 - July 3, 2020

By Jim Provenzano

Kent James, also known as the punk-influenced rock music frontman Nick Name, died at his home in Palm Springs on July 3, 2020. The gay singer-songwriter lived in San Francisco for a few years, and performed at local nightclubs.

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By Gregg Shapiro | July 7, 2020

When it comes to Iggy Pop's solo work, he has yet to top the two he released in 1977: 'The Idiot' and 'Lust For Life,' each one newly reissued in expanded, double disc, deluxe editions, both produced by David Bowie.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 30, 2020

Brittany Howard, Tom Goss, Jake Blount, Sarah Peacock and Maxx Mann offer diverse music with their own unique queer edge.


By Jim Provenzano | June 26, 2020

Pride organizations of the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020. Todrick Hall will host the June 27 24-hour livestream Pride event featuring Adam Lambert, Pussy Riot, Big Freedia, Village People, Courtney Act, and many more.

By Jim Provenzano | June 26, 2020

Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ community, held its third annual Stonewall Day, with pop star and presidents joining in.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 24, 2020

Baltimore native, out musician, activist, and even a bit of a mystic, Sonia Rutstein, better known to her fans and followers as SONiA of disappear fear, has a musical gift for everyone, her new 12-song CD compilation "Love Out Loud."

By Cornelius Washington | June 23, 2020

As the main creator of the Hi-NRG music genre, Patrick Cowley briefly thrived on the dance music charts with originality and ferocity. Cowley's posthumously published diaries document his short life in 1970s gay dance and music scene.


By Jim Provenzano | June 11, 2020

As Pride month continues, events multiply, from drag tributes to concerts and cultural and community events.

By Gregg Shapiro | June 2, 2020

There aren't many up and coming gay singer-songwriters who can say that they were given the seal of approval by queer royalty at the start of their careers. But Dylan Rice can. Styx co-founder and bassist Chuck Panozzo.


By Gregg Shapiro | June 2, 2020

Social distancing can be a challenge if you are in a band. It probably gets somewhat easier for musical duos and (possibly) trios.

By Jim Provenzano | May 29, 2020

Join the Smithsonian's Pride Alliance to kick off Pride month with Project Pride - a virtual concert and time capsule of LGBTQ+ culture, with Jake Shears, Big Freedia, Rufus Wainwright, Indigo Girls, Pet Shop Boys and other talents.


By Gregg Shapiro | May 26, 2020

Out singer and songwriter Ruthie Foster has the kind of voice that can give you chills and warms your heart at the same time. Soulful, sassy and as powerful as a transformer, her new Cd is a recorded live concert with big band style.

By Gregg Shapiro | May 19, 2020

As musical genres go, slowcore (or sadcore, if you please) had its share of devotees and detractors. Early Day Miners' 2000 debut album Placer Found features the band's cofounder, now out and gay lead singer Daniel Burton.


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