Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Broadway Baby

    The lyrical zinger from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Fiorello stings today in a way it didn't half a century ago when it was written: ''And...

  • Soundwaves

    XTINA & MISSSY'S DISCO WASH… Three years after they made sweet marmalade together, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott are back. This time, they'll cover the...

  • Idol Fever

    American Idol fever seems to have hit its peak in Washington: Last season's finalists appear at the MCI Center this Sunday, Aug. 22. And Simon...

  • Soundwaves

    POP'S SWINGING POLITICS… As recently as April, it seemed that save for a couple hip-hop impresarios it would be the usual four-year counterculture rumbling: an...

  • Tower of Bebel

    Bebel Gilberto is not ''The Girl from Ipanema. '' Not quite: Gilberto was born nearly 40 years ago in New York and raised in Rio...

  • Smooth Pop

    The Kings of Convenience's sophomore album, Riot on an Empty Street, begins with a telling and referential reference: ''I can't stop listening to the sound...

  • Soundwaves

    THE CURE AND MODERN-DAY REMEDIES… The Cure may be the headliner -- the chief reason most people would consider going, and more to the point...

  • Canadian Import

    She's been accused of any number of things, given her A.D.D.-style of skipping from one musical genre to another -- as well as her sly...

  • Cutting Edge

    The Scissor Sisters have been on a tear since the spring, topping the album chart, selling out prestigious concert venues and scoring hit after hit...

  • Wigged Out

    The B-52's haven't garnered much attention in years. But the fun, frolicking foursome is gearing up for a major splash: After a 13-year absence, the...

  • Soundwaves

    CHA-CHA CHARMS… New York's wildly successful holiday-weekend Alegria party has been since 2001 the province of Abel Aguilera, one of gay clubland's most popular and...

  • Rattle and Hum

    There was no rain at this year's Capital Pride Festival, but rock-inspired folk singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick sure as hell brought on the thunder. Only Ferrick's...

  • Soundwaves

    Angie Stone: Stone Love POP PROGNOSIS: GOOD… Don't let anybody tell you otherwise, but right now the prognosis for pop music is good. That is,...

  • Over and Out

    Remember when you couldn't stop listening to George Michael? Maybe you don't. It's been a good six years after all since he received much airplay...

  • Soundwaves

    MOVIE-CUM-MUSICAL MADNESS… The runaway success of Mel Brooks' The Producers and John Waters' Hairspray has ushered in the trend of turning Hollywood movies into Broadway...