Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    DURAN DURAN HOPES FOR TOMORROW... You are aware that Duran Duran is back in action, aren‘t you? In a twisted way, the band is actually...

  • Who's the Diva?

    Dana International is nowhere to be found on Offer Nissim's U.S. debut album, First Time. Know how you can tell? The first transsexual, first Israeli...

  • Soundwaves

    Gauthreaux GAUTHREAUX'S AMBITION... Joe Gauthreaux intends his new compilation Party Groove: Cherry Volume 2 to stand the test of time. “Five or 10 years from...

  • Sound-a-likes

    No two pop bands sound exactly the same of course, but all pop music is derivative. So every new or unknown band must face the...

  • Reliving The First Time

    Nine years ago, the circuit came to Washington with a Cherry Jubilee. Compared to more recent offerings, it was a modest start. The weekend was...

  • Piano Power

    Skott Freedman's new self-released album, Judge A Book, is a collection of his covers of other people's songs. But the bisexual indie rocker's cover of...

  • Soundwaves

    SUPERSTARS, NEW AND (ESPECIALLY) OLD…Who would have ever expected Kelly Clarkson as a dance-pop sensation? It could be just a temporary high, a one-hit dance...

  • Fischer King

    There are albums that you like, and bands you at least want to like. But finding both at once? Well, U2 continues to do it,...

  • Soundwaves

    DIGITAL MUSIC POPS… Pop artists are having a particularly good year. Green Day, for starters, is at the high point of its career, the band...

  • Punk'd by Nostalgia

    New Order just might have more influence on today's electronica scene than it's ever had in the 25 years the ever-influential band has been together...

  • Soundwaves

    DEPECHE REFRESHED... Talk about a change of heart. A year and a half ago, Dave Gahan told Rolling Stone he had no interest in continuing...

  • Latin Heat

    Hector Zarate's first job as a teenager new to the U.S. from Peru was painting houses. Half a lifetime later, he spends his days importing...

  • Soundwaves

    P. DIDDY CRASHES THE PARTY... Two weeks ago, Miami hosted the annual Winter Music Conference, the dance music equivalent to the film industry's Sundance. The...

  • Folk Rockers

    To look at Eric Himan, you expect his music to be hard-charging punk-rock, maybe even heavy metal. After all, he's got ''inked arms that out-sleeve...

  • Rock Steady

    Named after a song from post-punk pioneers Public Image Ltd. -- and not after the British radio station -- Radio 4 is far from the...