Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • 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...

  • Cole Comfort

    ''Obviously these people are dead and we'll never be able to ask them questions, '' says Ashley Judd, who portrays Linda Porter in the new...

  • Stand-Up Man

    Earlier this year several very straight comics at Nanny O'Brien's in Cleveland Park made gay jokes during their open-mike routine. So Zach Toczynski began his...

  • Mass Appeal

    What's the difference between an after-hours party and a morning party at a club? It's not meant as a joke, though living in D.C. makes...

  • Soundwaves

    POP POLITICS… This Sunday, we can hope for some political agitation from musicians at the Capital Pride Festival pulpit. And pop stars of various stripes...

  • Sophie B. Hawkins

    The Apprentice offended singer-songwriter Sophie B. Hawkins. Mind you, she didn't actually watch Donald Trump's popular NBC reality series, but she also didn't feel inspired...