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Culture, The Exhibitionist Multiple Perspectives On and In the Black Choreographers Festival

Multiple Perspectives On and In the Black Choreographers Festival

Thirteen choreographers from around the Bay Area present work as part of the 11th annual Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now Feb. 21 to March 1 at Dance Mission Theater. Now entering its second decade, the BCF has increased…
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Music, All Shook Down Small Show Calendar: Giant Sand, Mane, Lumerians, and More

Small Show Calendar: Giant Sand, Mane, Lumerians, and More

Though musicians are often…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance: The Dream Will Not Be Deferred

Queer Rebels of the Harlem Renaissance: The Dream Will Not Be Deferred

Maybe when you think of the '20s all you see are long cigarettes, fringe, and flappers, but it was a time fraught with rampant racism and severe economic depression. Despite (and perhaps because of) the conditions, the Harlem Renaissance…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, <i>Valencia</i> on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

Sister Spit Covers Sex, Sondheim, Valencia on Film, and Angry Monkeys from New Jersey

"I've been thinking a lot about Adrienne Rich," began the legendary queer author Dorothy Allison. The crowd was hushed, the silence nurturing reverence. "I've been thinking about the stories we all share." Allison's Southern cadence rolled off her tongue as…
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Music, All Shook Down The Younger Lovers' Brontez Purnell on Rock Bands Sounding the Same, "Gay Buffoonery," and Getting Beat Up by Bigots in Oakland

The Younger Lovers' Brontez Purnell on Rock Bands Sounding the Same, "Gay Buffoonery," and Getting Beat Up by Bigots in Oakland

Brontez Purnell possesses the rare skill of being able to shift effortlessly from a serious discussion of art to absurd anecdotes about Reeboks, hesher boyfriends, and the raw "'hood beat" that informs the garage-pop of his current band, The…
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News, The Snitch Brontez Purnell, Oakland Musician, Beaten Outside Club Allegedly for Being Gay

Brontez Purnell, Oakland Musician, Beaten Outside Club Allegedly for Being Gay

Brontez Purnell, an Oakland musician, and his bandmate Adal Castello were unlocking their bikes outside Club Paradiso in Oakland at about 2 a.m. Thursday when two men, who had also been at the club, started yelling gay slurs at them.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Hughes, Hurston, Smith, Yum!

Hughes, Hurston, Smith, Yum!

The political and economic landscape of late could make any thinking, feeling human wish for another time, even one fraught with its own issues. Live one of your anachronistic reveries in the throes of tonight’s Queer Rebels of the Harlem…
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Calendar, Night&Day Transgression Run Amok

Transgression Run Amok

We recently had one of those “only in San Francisco” moments. No, it wasn’t during the Sex Worker Film & Arts Festival, in which numerous smart, talented, sexy, educated, funny women and men went hog mad to show that sex…
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Music, Listen Up Talk of the Tastemakers

Talk of the Tastemakers

We're living in an era of New Music Overload, thanks to the ubiquity of fresh tracks on blogs, turntables, and indie radio stations. How do you cut a path through the thicket? One answer is to check out the recommendations…
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Music, Listen Up Soul of the Tenderloin

Soul of the Tenderloin

To the city's young gays looking for something outside the "superthumpy, Vocoder-Cher-style music" to dance to, Seth Bogart promises "You'll never hear that shit at my club." Indeed, Bogart's alternative to the Top 40-heavy Castro scene is the Hubba Hubba…
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