Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Her Time, Again

    Dance music hitmaker and '90s pop sensation Crystal Waters has always had strong support from the gay community, in part because of her chosen genre...

  • Hip Hop Girl Power

    A little exposure goes a long way, particularly for the lesbian hip-hop duo God-Des & She. ''We've gotten a lot of Pride offers this year,...

  • Manifest Destiny

    Destiny B. Childs has racked up a lot of titles in three short years of life: Miss Gaye Dreamgirls. Miss International Gay Rodeo Association. Miss...

  • Hypnotic Effect

    Hitting the Capital Pride main stage last year in 2006 was a big deal for the Mesmers. ''It was the biggest audience we had ever...

  • Pride and Justice

    Tom Goss had an obsession eight years ago when he graduated from high school. ''I was completely obsessed with Dave Matthews and his music,'' he...

  • Over The Rainbow

    ''This is the first 'gay' album I've ever released,'' jazz musician Dave Koz says about his new album, At The Movies, a tribute to movie...

  • Gay and Yiddish

    ''For me to sing a standard Yiddish love song would kind of ring false. Pretending that I'm some straight loverboy -- it just doesn't work...

  • Soundwaves

    RENEWING OUR PRIDE... We had wandered so long in the dark, we thought we were lost forever. We kept stumbling on promising new dance compilations,...

  • Popera

    Rufus Wainwright poses a loaded question as his new album begins: ''Do I disappoint you?'' On the rambunctious song of that title, he is rhetorically...

  • High Jinx

    ''It's about being wacky and theatrical and bizarre, coming up with really irreverent, potty-mouth humor,'' says Shea Van Horn, referring to his preferred style of...

  • Soundwaves

    Charmed city... At least two gay club tours traveling around the country will stop at Baltimore's Hippo nightclub. First up: DJ Seth Gold's Black Out...

  • Hear 'Em Roar

    ''Come out and dance with us. Come out and dance with Men,'' JD Samson says, a bit playfully. Samson, a lesbian, is definitely not a...

  • Looney Tunes

    He may sing ''I've gone identity mad!'' on his debut album's opening tune and single, ''Grace Kelly,'' but Mika doesn't actually sound as confused about...

  • Retro Fit

    Don't ask him to explain it. Jason Royce just knows it's for real. ''They all know Rick Astley, and they all know Donna Summer,'' says...

  • Suddenly Susan

    When DJ Susan Morabito plays Apex next Friday, March 30, you won't hear a certain diva on an endless loop shout ''Throw your hands up...