As he prepares for his November 30 show at Oakland's Sound Room (which is already sold out) and his December 9 show at Guerneville's Main St. Station, singer, actor and naughty comedian Shawn Ryan answered a volley of questions for the Bay Area Reporter.
Christine Andreas, elle ne parle pas francais. While the acclaimed soprano's Bay Area Cabaret performance, at the Venetian Room on December 2, is a tribute to iconic French singer Edith Piaf, Andreas doesn't speak the Little Sparrow's native tongue.
Lavender Country, the first gay country band, featuring Patrick Haggerty, returns to the Bay Area On Nov. 18. The now-revived band will perform at The Ivy Room with LGBT bands The Secret Emchy Society and Velvetta.
When I attend the Tory Sivan concert Nov. 1, I suspect that some of his millennial fans may cast suspicious sidelong glances at me. "What is this balding guy our fathers' age doing here," they may ask each other. "Is he some kind of perv?"
On September 13, two show business legends will take to the stage of Feinstein's at the Nikko when Liberace And Liza Live! A Tribute comes to the club for what promises to be a gay night of entertainment.
In what's likely to be a classic, only-in-San Francisco juxtaposition, Reichard expects a passel of playa-goers to convene in the significantly more straight-laced climes of Feinstein's at the Nikko not long after the Burn.
"Never in my wildest dreams did I think someone would hear my music coming out of a loudspeaker at a Wingstop in Jakarta," singer-songwriter Joey Dosik, still wide-eyed at the memory of a message he received from a fan.
Help is on the Way, the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation's 24th popular concert benefit series, held August 19 at the Herbst Theater, welcomed many favorite returning singers and musicians.
On August 23 the single-named Aish will take to the stage of Rickshaw Stop to perform songs from Mother, his debut album. The album, now available, features an eclectic mix of sounds: haunting vocals, strings, harp and electronics.
Next weekend, the west end of Golden Gate Park plays host to the eleventh edition of Outside Lands. While Sunday night closer Janet Jackson is an obvious draw for queer audiences, we went panning for pink and came up with a few golden choices.
The free flow of lateral thinking, a sense of artistic freedom, the time to refine one's craft: these are among the elements that make for a fertile scene, says Kim Nalley, the acclaimed Bay Area jazz vocalist, who performs at Feinstein's August 2-12.
David Burnham, the star of several hit Broadway musicals, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a night of songs with a personal touch.