Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Leather Ladies

    When you think of the D.C. Eagle, women -- especially lesbians -- don't necessarily spring to mind. ''It's a pretty male-dominated space,'' admits Schelli Dittmann,...

  • Birthday Suit

    Chi Chi La Rue may have shot a porn film called Striptease on location at D.C.'s Wet nightclub, but like so many films, the fantasy...

  • Soundwaves

    DANCING WITH THE OLYMPICS... This weekend is Super Bowl Sunday, but with the Rolling Stones strutting around instead of Janet Jackson showing off, a dance-pop...

  • Alt-Rock Idol

    Canadian Jason Collett is being touted as one of the best singer-songwriters currently recording. And one listen to his sophomore U.S. album, Idols of Exile,...

  • Soundwaves

    ERASURE GOES COUNTRY... Erasure lead singer Andy Bell released his debut solo album Electric Blue last summer, and the first single is just now near...

  • Minimal Effort

    Last year's Six Feet Under swan song was poignant and unforgettable not just for what you saw but for what you heard: ''Breathe Me,'' Sia...

  • Big Blowoff

    Forget small. Forget intimacy. Forget cramped. Blowoff is about to get bigger. A lot bigger. The popular monthly party, created three years ago by indie...

  • Swagger and Sass

    ''Morningwood to the Nth Degree!'' goes the anthemic cry to the third track on the self-titled debut album from Morningwood. Yes, there is actually now...

  • High (and Low) Notes

    Maybe it's our bias, but we think 2005 will be remembered for its riches of dance-pop treasures and electronica-tweaked rock songs -- not mutually exclusive...

  • Soundwaves

    WHO'S IN ''CONTROL,'' JANET?... It's less than two weeks until the new year and less than two months until Super Bowl XL. And who may...

  • Stocking Stuffers

    Looking for a last-minute stocking stuffer? How about t.A.T.u.'s latest album, Dangerous and Moving? It's this season's perfect musical gag gift. There may be some...

  • Douglas Miller

    Just last year Douglas Miller was a dancer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He was on his way to Broadway, so to speak, but then...

  • Soundwaves

    IT'S A MAN'S GRAMMY WORLD... This time next year, the dance community will almost assuredly be abuzz about Madonna. Since neither Confessions on a Dance...

  • Dance Upstarts

    As you might guess by the name, Jason Walker is not a big black woman. He, in fact, is not a she, of any size...

  • Soundwaves

    GET INTO THE GROOVE... She's back! Well, Madonna was never really missing in gay clubland of course -- no other contemporary singer has even half...