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Music, All Shook Down Meet the SF Teacher Vying For a Chance to Tour in a Queen Tribute Band Produced by Roger Taylor

Meet the SF Teacher Vying For a Chance to Tour in a Queen Tribute Band Produced by Roger Taylor

A San Francisco-based teacher is one of 24 semi-finalists for the Queen Extravaganza, a contest to assemble a nationally-touring Queen tribute band produced and mentored by the legendary group's own drummer/songwriter/singer Roger Taylor. Adam Yas teaches music and entrepreneurship at…
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Calendar, Night&Day Queen for a Day

Queen for a Day

The greatest rock frontman of all time: gay, Indian. The greatest gay bandleader: rocker, Indian. The greatest Indian rock frontman: gay. The life and legacy of Freddie Mercury breaks so many stereotypes and provides so many “In your face, bigot!”…
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Calendar, Night&Day Freddie, We Hardly Knew You

Freddie, We Hardly Knew You

Farrokh Bulsara’s parents were from Gujarat, so it wasn’t an unusual choice to send him to a boarding school near Bombay (as it was called then). He adopted the name Freddie pretty early on, but it wasn’t until his mid-20s…
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Music, Reviewed The Lovemakers

The Lovemakers

Oakland's electro-pop purveyors the Lovemakers have never made any bones about their aim for global domination. So it's no huge shock to hear principals Scott Blonde and Lisa Light step away from flogging their "We Love the '80s" template now…
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Music, Outlandish Theories! The name says it all! This week: Queen and its new frontman, cock rocker Paul Rodgers.

The name says it all! This week: Queen and its new frontman, cock rocker Paul Rodgers.

Rodgers, you see, was the swaggering frontman for the two bands that were originally responsible for establishing the generic-FM-rock-band archetype: Free and Bad Company. He's the dude who penned that now-classic verse of white-blues poetics, "Aaalllll riggghhhht now/ Baby, itsa…
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