Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    DIVAS TO DANCE IN 2005... The coming year looks to be shaping up -- if you can believe it, and dare we jinx it --...

  • Soundwaves

    JUNIOR'S JUNIOR, ED BAILEY... Did you know our own Ed Bailey, the promoter of (and sometime DJ at) VelvetNation, will open New Year's Eve for...

  • The Best and Worst Music of 2004

    Even with all the talk of love and marriage, 2004 proved that pop music and politics don't go together like a horse and carriage. No...

  • Allix Allot

    Allix Allot A couple years ago Allix met a boy at Nation. After dancing together for a while, they started making out and their hands...

  • Soundwaves

    THE GRAMMY DANCE… In a typical year, we'd be crowing about Green Day's six Grammy nominations, Gwen Stefani's sole one-year-early nod, and Basement Jaxx's sweep...

  • Underwhelmed

    After Mitsubishi tapped Dirty Vegas to promote its Eclipse model two years ago with the song ''Days Gone By,'' the band became the most popular...

  • Soundwaves

    MCLACHLAN'S CALLING… Some videos are worth celebrating because they're so good. Gwen Stefani's “What You Waiting For?” for example. And some videos are worth celebrating...

  • Soundwaves

    A DANCE BAND RISES… Way Out West is a dance music band. Think about how strange that concept is. And refreshing. You see, Way Out...

  • Big Blowoff

    Punk rock icon Bob Mould had never DJed at a club before. But his curiosity was piqued when he noticed a top-of-the-line DJ rig collecting...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ Irene A ROCKSTAR LESBIAN DJ... She looks like a lesbian. She sounds like a lesbian. And she is, in fact, a lesbian. But few...

  • Blue-State Pop-Punk

    As bruising as the 2004 election was to gay Americans, it's no time to grin and bare it, or to flee. Listen to your inner...

  • Bringing It Back

    Blasting off: Duran Duran A quick scan of the lyrics from Astronaut, Duran Duran's new album, provides a snapshot of what must have been on...

  • Soundwaves

    SOFT CELL SINGER HOSPITALIZED... Nearly two weeks ago Soft Cell singer Marc Almond suffered serious head injuries in a life-threatening motorcycle accident in London. Almond,...

  • Blog Me A Story

    When Andrew Sullivan took the stage Sunday night at DC9, a hipster bar filled with punk sensibility, a handful of hisses and under-the-breath utterances floated...

  • White's Nights

    Is dance music losing its groove? Is it, in fact, dying? Randy White thinks it's tracking that way. ''If it continues the way it's going...