Bette & Barry, reborn

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 at 6:05pm

They may not work The Continental Baths, but Amy and Freddy might be the second coming of Midler and Manilow, with a decidedly fraternal bent RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer …………………. AMY & FREDDY The Rose Room, 3911 Cedar Springs Road (inside S4). April 13 at 7 p.m. $25–$30. ReactionShows.com. ………………….. After 15 years together, [...]

New kid on the block

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 at 5:52pm

Indie singer D. Alexander holds a defiant attitude toward the corporate labels of the music industry — strange for a dance-pop singer whose genre relies big-time on that kind of backing and radio play. But the young singer is intent on having his pop career his way, even if it means forgoing all the swag [...]

Scent of genius

Posted on 22 Mar 2012 at 5:00pm

Mike Hadreas aka Perfume Genius hits the road with the gayest album ever RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Mike Hadreas could easily — and incorrectly — be dismissed as a simple depressive. His second album, under the name Perfume Genius, Put Your Back N2 It, runs like a morphine drip of dark tones: Drug overdose, [...]

Like virgins

Posted on 01 Mar 2012 at 5:06pm

Turtle Creek Chorale channels its inner Madonna — and other women throughout history — for its latest concert RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer Trey Jacobs knew exactly who he had in mind when forging the concept of the upcoming Turtle Creek Chorale concert Madonna to Madonna: The Ageless Strength of Women. The show was conceived to [...]

Show vs Show Alterna-divas face off

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 at 5:01pm

From lez to Leslie, female musicians bring both the eccentric and the sophisticated to North Texas The fates have convened once again to bring a healthy dose of live music to the area. From big to small, the concert calendar fills up with a spectrum of aural pleasures. Former New Kid on the Block Jordan [...]

Sleepy genius

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 at 5:00pm

Mike Hadreas — aka Perfume Genius — has grown into an ethereal messenger since 2010’s Learning. Touching on themes that can apply to anyone, Hadreas is both a beacon of hope and a teller of dreamy tales on his new CD, Put Your Back N 2 It (Matador Records). Hadreas starts the album on a sleepy, [...]

Romancing the tune

Posted on 09 Feb 2012 at 5:02pm

Serenading a lover always works for out singer Nancy Beaudette RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com Nancy Beaudette is ahead of her time. Literally. Feb. 14 isn’t until next week, but Beaudette and her girlfriend have already celebrated Valentine’s Day: A gift exchange, a relaxed morning in the hot tub and a long walk on [...]

2011 Year in Review: Concerts

Posted on 29 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

The ladies ran the world this year — or at least the concert stage, whether dives or arenas. 1. Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae (Verizon Theatre). These two crashed the venue with the year’s most amazing live performances. Monae, in all her spastic glory, ran across the stage and into the audience, proving why she [...]

Musical ornaments

Posted on 15 Dec 2011 at 5:00pm

Queer music faves decorate the concert landscape this week This is one of those weeks that really speaks to LGBT music lovers, with live music options across the spectrum — from choral to techno and some local indies in between. Clearly, Dallas is on Santa’s “nice” list. — Rich Lopez Moby The electronica superstar comes [...]

Nobody does it Eder

Posted on 08 Dec 2011 at 5:02pm

Broadway diva Linda Eder talks of her longevity … and her drag queen imitators RICH LOPEZ  | Staff Writer lopez@dallasvoice.com The earliest evidence of what Linda Eder would become is available, of course, on YouTube: A video of Eder, maybe 19 or 20, singing Melissa Manchester’s “Looking Through the Eyes of Love” at the 1980 [...]