March 2013 Archives

The origin of Mika's "super-stylish" dancing shoes

Posted by Doug Rule
March 30, 2013 4:36 PM |
Ever notice the brightly colored, baroque hi-tops that Mika wears? Turns out, they were created for the international pop star by celebrity shoe designer Christian Louboutin. Certainly Mika is known for a fashion-forward sensibility. As he explained in this week’s Metro Weekly cover feature, he’s been into fashion since childhood, raised with four siblings in a London apartment that ... [Read]

80s pop from the gay U.K.

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 20, 2013 6:47 PM |
On BBC2 Radio's Wednesday night broadcast of The People's Songs, an hour-long episode will be dedicated to the historical influence of gays in British pop music. Here's a preview from Stuart Maconie's show, Smalltown Boy, which takes its name from Bronski Beat's hit gay anthem: "In part 12 of The People's Songs, Stuart recalls the arrival of openly gay pop in the ... [Read]

Sky Ferreira at U Street Music Hall

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 12, 2013 8:24 AM |
Okay people, don't sleep on this. Sky Ferreira was touted by various influential New York music critics as the artist-most-likely-to-breakout from the thousands who performed at last fall's CMJ Music Marathon. And right now, tickets are still available to the Blondie-inspired rock singer/songwriter's show at U Street Music Hall, coming a month before her delayed debut album, I'm Not Alright, ... [Read]

British farce in Kensington

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 10, 2013 9:37 AM |
The British Players offers a racy farce about a man planning a rendezvous with his mistress behind his wife's back. Chrish Kresge directs Robin Hawdon's adaptation of Marc Camoletti's Don't Dress for Dinner for the British Players, dedicated to bringing high-quality traditional British theater to D.C. for almost a half century now. Since 2005 the company has performed far ... [Read]

L'Enfant Cafe reprises SpeakEasy, its popular, select Sundays social dining and cabaret shows tonight, Sunday, March 3, with two singing drag queens from New York: the incredibly funny Lady Bunny, Wigstock founder and "Dean of Drag" on RuPaul's Drag U, and Flotilla DeBarge, the "Empress of Large." Expect to be in stitches. L'Enfant Cafe and Bar is at 2000 ... [Read]