Metro Weekly

Music

  • Mixed Memories

    Had she not perished forty years ago in a plane crash, legendary country singer Patsy Cline would have been 71 this week. At the time...

  • Soundwaves

    GUSGUS'S DANCE FLOOR RUSH-RUSH…  Most dance-music compilations simulate the music heard at peak hour on the dance floor. The rest tend to simulate radio. Mixed...

  • Soundwaves

    WHERE THE GRAMMYS DON'T SHINE... The Grammy Awards are always a hit-and-miss ceremony, but every winner is a hit, commercially speaking. How, then, to even...

  • Rap+Pop = Alt-Hip Hop

    The Black Eyed Peas Elephunk A&M Records Appearing Live: 8/25 MCI Center The Black Eyed Peas There's only so much love to go around, obviously,...

  • Soundwaves

    CAREER SPEARS... Britney Spears and her publicity machine are in overdrive, working to keep her name in the headlines -- from now until the end...

  • Soundwaves

    DIAL 1-900-DIXALOT… From the land of Big Butts comes word of new material (or new ass-ets, as it were). Remember Sir Mix-A-Lot? Eleven years ago,...

  • Dumbing Down

    Thalia Mass outrage would result if the makers of Corona-brand beer altered the recipe of their mega-popular Mexican brew. Americans can mostly stomach unaltered imported...

  • Soundwaves

    ISO GAY COWBOY… We reported last month about gay porn star Jeff Stryker's coming full-frontal invasion of country music. He will release, with his band,...

  • Soundwaves

    PEPSI POP'S POP… Dance pop can get no love. There are the periodic taunts from hyper-macho rock ‘n' rappers, and the frequent lashes from anti-pop...

  • Solo Modes

    Gahan Depeche Mode was a British band with a silly French name that held foreign appeal to at least one young ''angstful '' middle American....

  • Soundwaves

    POP LADY COMEBACKS… We're still waiting to hear of an American record label picking up Sonique's sophomore album, released last month in Europe. In the...

  • Annie's Songs

    The arrival of a new Annie Lennox album is a joyous occasion, though joyous is not a word that rolls off the tongue when speaking...

  • Soundwaves

    UPCOMING CDS TO BENEFIT GAY, AIDS CAUSES… Two pop music compilations are set for release to benefit AIDS and gay causes. Capitol Records is unveiling...

  • Soundwaves

    CHART WATCH… It's summertime and the sun is finally peeking out from the clouds. That's a good enough reason to get out, get up and...

  • Soundwaves

    THIS WEEKEND, DANCE... You don't have to leave the comforts of your own stereo to enjoy dance music, but this weekend you'll want to. The...