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Review: Matt Palmer's 'The Good Parts' is Perfectly Suited For Summer

Review: Matt Palmer's 'The Good Parts' is Perfectly Suited For Summer

By JC Alvarez | May 28, 2021

Vocalist Matt Palmer puts together a setlist of R&B-tinged pop tunes that are perfectly suited for the summer season.

Review: Fans Will Flock to 'Reprise' Despite It's Repetitiveness

Review: Fans Will Flock to 'Reprise' Despite It's Repetitiveness

By Kevin Schattenkirk | May 28, 2021

A pleasant, but frustrating, album of songs with new orchestral arrangements that don't deviate much from Moby's original hit versions.

Review: 'makeover' an Unparalleled Look at k.d. lang's Career

Review: 'makeover' an Unparalleled Look at k.d. lang's Career

By JC Alvarez | May 28, 2021

The vault has been opened on the musical stylings of k.d. lang to give us a "greatest hits" collection that features remixes from Junior Vasquez, Love to Infinity and Chris Brann.

Review: Gorgeous, Glorious, and Painful, 'Moby Doc' Finds Meaning in Chaos

Review: Gorgeous, Glorious, and Painful, 'Moby Doc' Finds Meaning in Chaos

By Karin McKie | May 28, 2021

Electronic dance music phenom Moby shares the roots of his fame and foibles in this innovative documentary.

Fractured Fairy Tale Musical to Use Britney Spears Music

Fractured Fairy Tale Musical to Use Britney Spears Music

By Mark Kennedy | May 27, 2021

Plans are afoot to put some old hit songs by Britney Spears into a stage musical about woke princesses, and the hope is that the result isn't "Toxic."

Kristian Hoffman's Loud and Queer as Mumps Music's Re-released

Kristian Hoffman's Loud and Queer as Mumps Music's Re-released

By Gregg Shapiro | May 26, 2021

In addition to his own music, Kristian Hoffman, a co-founding member of Mumps with Lance Loud, discusses the release of 'Rock & Roll This, Rock & Roll That: Best Case Scenario, You've Got Mumps,' a collection of 23 songs.

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia Bring Back Live Cabaret, a Solo Show & a Haight History Tour

Return Engagements: Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, Tina D'Elia Bring Back Live Cabaret, a Solo Show & a Haight History Tour

By Jim Gladstone | May 25, 2021

Drag chanteuse Katya Smirnoff-Skyy, who will open a four-night engagement at Feinstein's at the Nikko, and Tina D'Elia performs her new solo and hosts the new Out of Site Haight walking tour, each in new "sort of" post-pandemic performances.

Watch: Italian Singer Mahmood Shows His Pride with Video 'Klan'

Watch: Italian Singer Mahmood Shows His Pride with Video 'Klan'

May 24, 2021

Italian singer Mahmood released his latest song "Klan," in which he celebrates the idea of an extended LGBTQ family as he performs with hunky dancers on the Sicilian coast. Watch it here.

Italy's Eurovision Song Winner Tests Negative for Drugs

Italy's Eurovision Song Winner Tests Negative for Drugs

By Nicole Winfield | May 24, 2021

Eurovision Song Contest organizers said Monday that the lead singer of Italian glam rock band Maneskin tested negative for drug use, putting to an end speculation that had tarnished the band's victory.

Italy Eurovision Winners Return Home to Cheers, a Drug Test

Italy Eurovision Winners Return Home to Cheers, a Drug Test

By Nicole Winfield and Trisha Thomas | May 24, 2021

The Italian glam rock band that won the Eurovision Song Contest returned home to the adulation of fans, congratulations from the government and so much speculation that the lead singer had snorted cocaine during the show that he vowed to take a drug test.

Drake, Pink, The Weeknd Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

Drake, Pink, The Weeknd Win Big at Billboard Music Awards

By Mesfin Fekadu | May 24, 2021

It was a family affair at the Billboard Music Awards: Pink twirled in the air in a powerful performance with her daughter, and Drake was named artist of the decade, accepting the honor alongside his 3-year-old son.

Eurovision: Italian Lead Singer to Take Voluntary Drug Test

Eurovision: Italian Lead Singer to Take Voluntary Drug Test

By Nicole Winfield | May 23, 2021

The Italian rock band that won the Eurovision Song Contest returned home Sunday to the adulation of fans and so much speculation that the lead singer had snorted cocaine during the show that he offered to take a drug test.

Rock Band Maneskin Wins Eurovision Song Contest for Italy

Rock Band Maneskin Wins Eurovision Song Contest for Italy

By Mike Corder | May 23, 2021

A four-piece band of Italian rockers won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday, giving one of the countries hit hardest in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic reason to cheer.

Get the Party Started! Live Audience for Eurovision Final

Get the Party Started! Live Audience for Eurovision Final

By Mike Corder | May 22, 2021

After more than a week of rehearsals, two semifinals and 53,000 COVID-19 tests for fans, staff and performers, Eurovision that was canceled last year because of the pandemic goes live Saturday in front of 3,500 fans and a global television audience.

Vocal Varieties: LGBTetc musicians share special songs

Vocal Varieties: LGBTetc musicians share special songs

By Jim Provenzano | May 21, 2021

It's not yet June, but multiple musicians have shared new songs with an audible rainbow of sounds and styles to add to your late spring pre-Pride month playlist. So get gaily groovin'.

Watch: K-Pop Sensation BTS Releases New Summer Single 'Butter'

Watch: K-Pop Sensation BTS Releases New Summer Single 'Butter'

By Juwon Park | May 21, 2021

K-pop band BTS on Friday released their long-awaited single, "Butter," which they described as a lighthearted and fun song for summer.

Eurovision Delivers Decades of Songs, Spectacle

Eurovision Delivers Decades of Songs, Spectacle

May 20, 2021

Once a year, Europeans come together in a flurry of flags, spangles and disco beats to compete for the continent's pop crown at the Eurovision Song Contest.

First 10 Acts Qualify for Eurovision Song Contest Final

First 10 Acts Qualify for Eurovision Song Contest Final

By Mike Corder | May 19, 2021

After the COVID-19 pandemic halted last year's edition, the Eurovision Song Contest roared back to life Tuesday, spectacularly celebrating not just Euro beats, but also the opportunity for fans to watch the first semifinal live.

New Kids on the Block Head to Boston's Fenway Park in August

New Kids on the Block Head to Boston's Fenway Park in August

May 18, 2021

New Kids on the Block announced their long-awaited return to the famed Fenway Park on Friday, August 6, 2021.

Review: '1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything' a Captivating Look Back that Resounds with Our Times

Review: '1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything' a Captivating Look Back that Resounds with Our Times

By Kevin Schattenkirk | May 18, 2021

This docuseries presents a captivating look back at a period of time where popular music soundtracked resistance while looking forward intently.

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