Metro Weekly

Music

  • Political Pop

    ''Dance-y, garage-y electronic feminist pop. '' That's how Johanna Fateman describes Le Tigre, a lesbian band bent on creating happy electronica for a politically progressive...

  • Babs or Bette

    Barbra Streisand poses bestride a film camera in a newly released Annie Liebowitz photo. But the noted filmmaker hasn't made a new movie. Instead, Streisand's...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ VANS WITH FANS... D.C.'s own Deep Dish is the 10th best DJ act in a new poll of the world's best DJs. The duo...

  • The Devil in Ms. Jones

    Leave it up to some good old-fashioned political strife or dissension to awaken the creative senses. As for Rickie Lee Jones, her songwriting gift was...

  • Rent Controlled

    Dido ended her entrancing debut album No Angel with the slow-burning, sensory-loaded trance closer ''Take My Hand. '' ''Lie down next to me, look into...

  • Soundwaves

    TIESTO GLOWS BEST… Reasonable people can argue about whether DJ Tijs “Tiesto” Verwest or DJ Paul van Dyk is the best trance DJ in the...

  • Beat Boys

    Singer Jeppe ''Senior '' Laursen loves ''his little following of gays '' always at his performances. So he's down with male groupies? ''Well, yeah, I...

  • Siren's Lament

    After a decade of perfecting her mojo of refurbished blues, jazz, R&B, and contemporary pop, the magic of Cassandra Wilson's music threatens to lose its...

  • Soundwaves

    WORLD'S BEST POPULARITY CONTEST… Mumbler rapper 50 Cent has been crowned the “World's Best Artist 2003.” And, somehow, he's also the “World's Best R&B Artist.”...

  • Soundwaves

    DANCE ON THE RADIO… “For dance music to flourish in America, acts need more radio play,” according to one of dance music's biggest movers, DJ...

  • Mixed Blessings

    Oftentimes it's resilience more than consistency that distinguishes someone as a true diva. Riding the waves of changing music impulses has long dogged Aretha Franklin's...

  • Growing Pains

    In the liner notes to Erykah Badu's ambitious if perplexing EP Underground Worldwide, she writes that several tunes were inspired by her ''Frustrated Artist Tour...

  • Diva Fatigue

    When any half-pint pop singer can call herself a diva in song, something is woefully wrong. Becky Baeling sings -- no, shouts -- ''I'm a...

  • Soundwaves

    CREATING A NEW BUZZ… DC nightlife watchers were abuzz last week over the return of Buzz to Nation after a yearlong exile in Baltimore. Buzzlife...

  • Soundwaves

    POP POWER PRODUCERS… When a pop star needs a hit, she turns to a hit-making pop producer. A pop producer does basically the same work...