Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Political Pop

    ''Dance-y, garage-y electronic feminist pop. '' That's how Johanna Fateman describes Le Tigre, a lesbian band bent on creating happy electronica for a politically progressive...

  • Babs or Bette

    Barbra Streisand poses bestride a film camera in a newly released Annie Liebowitz photo. But the noted filmmaker hasn't made a new movie. Instead, Streisand's...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ VANS WITH FANS... D.C.'s own Deep Dish is the 10th best DJ act in a new poll of the world's best DJs. The duo...

  • Primal Urges

    DJ Victor Calderone's most recent visit to Washington, this past July at Velvet Nation, turned out to be a ''weird'' night for him. ''I was...

  • Rent Controlled

    Dido ended her entrancing debut album No Angel with the slow-burning, sensory-loaded trance closer ''Take My Hand. '' ''Lie down next to me, look into...

  • Soundwaves

    TIESTO GLOWS BEST… Reasonable people can argue about whether DJ Tijs “Tiesto” Verwest or DJ Paul van Dyk is the best trance DJ in the...

  • Beat Boys

    Singer Jeppe ''Senior '' Laursen loves ''his little following of gays '' always at his performances. So he's down with male groupies? ''Well, yeah, I...

  • Ribbit Revolution

    During the extremely short-lived Time of Napster, Jesse Houk was one music lover among millions downloading whatever songs struck his fancy, with nary a glance...

  • Soundwaves

    WORLD'S BEST POPULARITY CONTEST… Mumbler rapper 50 Cent has been crowned the “World's Best Artist 2003.” And, somehow, he's also the “World's Best R&B Artist.”...

  • Soundwaves

    DANCE ON THE RADIO… “For dance music to flourish in America, acts need more radio play,” according to one of dance music's biggest movers, DJ...

  • Electro Magnetism

    Cassidy Karakorn and Coby George have made it their mission to revive Tracks. Like many devotees of the former nightclub, Karakorn and George, along with...

  • Diva Fatigue

    When any half-pint pop singer can call herself a diva in song, something is woefully wrong. Becky Baeling sings -- no, shouts -- ''I'm a...

  • Soundwaves

    CREATING A NEW BUZZ… DC nightlife watchers were abuzz last week over the return of Buzz to Nation after a yearlong exile in Baltimore. Buzzlife...

  • Night Riders

    Photography by Michael Wichita Zipping around in bumper cars may be child's play compared to today's high-intensity roller coasters and gravitational thrill rides. But the...

  • Soundwaves

    POP POWER PRODUCERS… When a pop star needs a hit, she turns to a hit-making pop producer. A pop producer does basically the same work...