Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Fab Babs

    Barbra Streisand working with Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees -- the serious Streisand paired with glib Gibb sounded like a recipe for pop music...

  • 2005 Fall Arts Preview

    As summer wanes, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting cooler. And, as regularly as the turning of the leaves, D.C.'s arts...

  • Pop Music Preview

    SEPTEMBER HIGHLIGHTS THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS, responsible for one of summer's biggest hits (''Don't Cha''), are out to prove they're no one-trick kitties. And while the...

  • Random Happening

    It may not be fair to her, but Juliet's debut album Random Order in all likelihood serves as a window into how Madonna's next album...

  • Soundwaves

    MCLACHLAN'S LINGERING AFTERGLOW... Now two years old, Sarah McLachlan's ''World On Fire'' takes on new meaning in a post-Hurricane Katrina world, when so many of...

  • Soundwaves

    CELEBRATING THE ''COPACABANA''... This past Sunday ushered in the annual Brazilian Day Festival in New York, honoring Brazil's independence from Portugal. But Tommy Boy is...

  • Merry Melody

    In 2002, nearly every major entertainment magazine singled out the Norwegian duo Röyksopp as a dance/electronica band to watch, producers of what so many hailed...

  • Peters Principle

    In 1996 Bernadette Peters made her solo concert debut in New York City. Peters, 48 at the time, was well more than two decades into...

  • Back to Love

    Ask D.C.-native dance-pop singer Rachel Panay about her first musical influence, and she doesn't hesitate (though she does insert a ''you're gonna laugh'' warning). In...

  • Soundwaves

    KNAPP'S ''SOAKIN WET'' REPRISE... Just last weekend, many D.C. dance denizens got soaking wet playing in the rain and the thundershowers in New York. The...

  • Youthful Exuberance

    ''These words are my own,'' Natasha Bedingfield declares at the start of her debut album Unwritten. And the words Bedingfield claims? None other than the...

  • Soundwaves

    Avenue D ''D'' STANDS FOR ''SLUT''... Enough with all those preening and posing girly-girl dance divas who sing slutty songs you can tell they don't...

  • Soundwaves

    VAN HELDEN'S COMING CRUNK ROCK... If you haven't noticed, the guitars are surging in dance music, strumming out the new big thing: dance rock. Next...

  • Rock Club

    On his new album Body of Song, Bob Mould bares himself in nearly every way but the physical, to such an extent it will give...

  • Soundwaves

    MEOW MIX... Did they take too long? Months after ''Don't Cha'' started dominating every DJ's peak-hour set list, A&M Records has now finally released the...