Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Jazzy Fare

    ''I tell you, 'Charlie Brown' is a big tipper!'' Yvonne Johnson knows just what the crowds like at M Street Bar & Grill. Johnson serves...

  • The X Spot

    She'll be 40 in just two months, but Kylie Minogue still can't stop reliving her first time. ''The DJ's got me feeling like I did...

  • Good Stuff

    Can an aging band find new relevance -- or at least renewed appeal -- after a 16-year absence from the recording studio? Unlikely, no matter...

  • Spring Awakening

    Stephen Pevner still vividly remembers the two-day closing party of The Saint, the storied gay New York nightclub. ''I would say unequivocally it was the...

  • Sweet Licks

    Kaki King says celebrated producer Malcolm Burn gave her the following instruction as they began work on Dreaming of Revenge (): ''If someone can't be...

  • Junior's Junior

    No one is more surprised by how quickly DJ Jerome Farley's solo career is rising than, well, Jerome Farley. ''I have to tell you, I...

  • Malfunctioning

    To study Janet Jackson's new album, Discipline, is an exercise in bafflement. The album features the best music Jackson has released in nearly a decade,...

  • Soundwaves

    GRAMMY'S ''LOVESTONED'' DANCE MOVES... This year's Grammy Awards may have been dominated by Amy Winehouse singing from rehab (no, no, no: just via satellite from...

  • Striking Gold

    Try as you might, you can't taste or smell Goldfrapp just listening to the British duo's music. You can't literally touch it, either. But even...

  • Champagne Taste

    You might not believe it, but Amanda Lepore has only recently started to really put herself out there. She's always been out there, of course....

  • Shadowland

    k.d. lang is getting old. Does that sound like a bad thing? The 46-year-old doesn't think so. In press notes to her new album Watershed,...

  • Bittersweet Valentine

    ''I would someday love to write a great love ballad,'' says jazz singer-songwriter Felicia Carter, appearing this weekend at Twins Jazz on U Street. ''Somehow...

  • Soundwaves

    ANNIE'S PAVEMENT CRACKS... Once dubbed the ''Greatest White Soul Singer Alive'' by VH1, Annie Lennox has now been dumped on like so many soul singers...

  • Miami Sizzle

    DJ Oren Nizri will make his D.C. debut next week, but chances are you've already heard his deck-work. Nizri's recorded sets as resident DJ at...

  • Musical Therapy

    Three songs into Bob Mould's compelling new album, it sounds like he's giving up. As if he's not even going to bother finishing the song...