Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    SOFT CELL SINGER HOSPITALIZED... Nearly two weeks ago Soft Cell singer Marc Almond suffered serious head injuries in a life-threatening motorcycle accident in London. Almond,...

  • Blog Me A Story

    When Andrew Sullivan took the stage Sunday night at DC9, a hipster bar filled with punk sensibility, a handful of hisses and under-the-breath utterances floated...

  • White's Nights

    Is dance music losing its groove? Is it, in fact, dying? Randy White thinks it's tracking that way. ''If it continues the way it's going...

  • Soundwaves

    KYLIE'S SLOW BLOW… Kylie Minogue never toured with her most recent album, Body Language. Was she just too lazy, or too aloof, or too uninspired...

  • Strike Zone

    Richard Morel partners in a local legendary dance music producing/songwriting duo, records with his five-piece band for a highly regarded dance music label, and creates...

  • Soundwaves

    VOTE NOW FOR FAVORITE DJ… One is focused on America, the other worldwide, though with a clear European bias. But no matter: Tiesto is likely...

  • Red-Letter Day

    Green Day drops the faggot word bomb -- ''Maybe I am the faggot America, I'm not a part of a redneck agenda '' -- early...

  • Soundwaves

    EVERYBODY DANCE NOW… Martha Wash, the Two Tons of Fun/Weather Girls woman (and Sylvester's “Mighty Real” backup singer) with certainly one of the most booming...

  • Rock the House

    The organizers of the WEDRock benefit concert wanted to raise support for one of this year's most explosive issues, same-sex marriage. But they didn't want...

  • Soundwaves

    DISCO FEELS LOVE… If you were asked to name just three artists who helped shape dance music as we know it, Donna Summer would factor...

  • Sweet and Sour

    Would you believe there's a female dance singer who's not getting the attention she deserves in clubland? Hard to believe, I know. Since the dawn...

  • Soundwaves

    WELK IT UP!... Only ten seconds into the dance remix compilation Upstairs with Larry, the project's theme is made plain. “Ladies and Gentlemen, the big...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ Twisted Dee DEE'S DANCE TWIST... Denise Gurney, who goes by DJ Twisted Dee, is making a name for herself by going against the grain....

  • Broadway Baby

    The lyrical zinger from the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Fiorello stings today in a way it didn't half a century ago when it was written: ''And...

  • Soundwaves

    XTINA & MISSSY'S DISCO WASH… Three years after they made sweet marmalade together, Christina Aguilera and Missy Elliott are back. This time, they'll cover the...