Top Stories

Pet Shop Boys onstage

Pet Shop Boys on Tour

By Michael Flanagan | Apr 19
A Pet Shop Boys show is a joyous celebration in so many ways. You would be well advised to get tickets in advance to this concert.


Music Features

Peter Cincotti at the Montreux Festival

Peter Cincotti Does It His Way

By Joshua Klipp | Apr 18
When Peter Cincotti was seventeen years old, he sat down at a piano to play one of the biggest gigs of his life.

Rebecca Pidgeon will play a show at Housing Works on April 18

Housing Works Hosts Benefit Concert with Rebecca Pidgeon

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
On April 18, British singer/songwriter Rebecca Pidgeon will present "Live From Home: An Evening with Rebecca Pidgeon," a benefit concert for Housing Works.

Betty Who releases her EP "Slow Dancing" This Month

Dig These Discs :: Linda Rondstadt, Billy Porter, Betty Who, Thievery Corporation, Shonen Knife

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 15
Linda Ronstadt releases 14 of her best "Duets." Billy Porter sings Broadway. Japanese pop group Shonen Knife goes for 20. D.C.-based duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton drop their seventh album. And Aussie Betty Who has an EP.

Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt

Ageless Maestro Back in Town

By Philip Campbell | Apr 14
Former Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony Herbert Blomstedt was back on the podium at Davies Symphony Hall last week for the start of his annual two-week visit as Conductor Laureate.

Godfather of house music Frankie Knuckles

Frankie Knuckles, RIP

By Cornelius Washington | Apr 13
In the world of music, more change came in the past 50 years than in the preceding 150. The man who merged all the popular genres into a timeless art-form was Frankie Knuckles.


CD Reviews

Somebody’s Party

By JC Alvarez | Apr 18
Singer/Songwriter Erik Hassle returns with his latest offering "Somebody’s Party", which is the Swedish vocalist’s latest EP, and it is what everyone will be talking about well into the summer.

A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder - Original Broadway Cast Recording

By Steven Bergman | Apr 18
The acting chameleon, Jefferson Mays, and Bryce Pinkham head a slapstick cast in this humorous musical of love and murder.

On to Something

By Kevin Taft | Apr 17
Reality show veteran Von Smith proves he has the makings of a bonafide star with his debut EP that is a masterpiece of production and vocals.


Performance Reviews

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

By Louise Adams | Apr 17
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tore it up at San José’s small box Blank Club on Tax Day touring in support of their first studio album in eight years, the 12-track "Meat and Bone."