Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Back to Love

    Ask D.C.-native dance-pop singer Rachel Panay about her first musical influence, and she doesn't hesitate (though she does insert a ''you're gonna laugh'' warning). In...

  • Soundwaves

    KNAPP'S ''SOAKIN WET'' REPRISE... Just last weekend, many D.C. dance denizens got soaking wet playing in the rain and the thundershowers in New York. The...

  • Youthful Exuberance

    ''These words are my own,'' Natasha Bedingfield declares at the start of her debut album Unwritten. And the words Bedingfield claims? None other than the...

  • Soundwaves

    Avenue D ''D'' STANDS FOR ''SLUT''... Enough with all those preening and posing girly-girl dance divas who sing slutty songs you can tell they don't...

  • Soundwaves

    VAN HELDEN'S COMING CRUNK ROCK... If you haven't noticed, the guitars are surging in dance music, strumming out the new big thing: dance rock. Next...

  • Rock Club

    On his new album Body of Song, Bob Mould bares himself in nearly every way but the physical, to such an extent it will give...

  • Soundwaves

    MEOW MIX... Did they take too long? Months after ''Don't Cha'' started dominating every DJ's peak-hour set list, A&M Records has now finally released the...

  • Pop Stop

    Erin McKeown and Leslie Feist don't share a voice, though you'd be forgiven for thinking so while listening to their latest albums. Both singer-songwriters have...

  • Chef's Best

    Missy Elliott isn't a chef, but she plays one on her new CD. Comparing music to food is one of the more overused clichés around...

  • Twin Peaks

    Another indie-rock act might rebel at being lumped with and compared to Avril Lavigne or Ashlee Simpson. But not Tegan and Sara. ''We're like, 'Oh...

  • Glamour-Puss

    The star -- the real star -- of The Osbournes wasn't the aging rocker who attracted MTV to launch that reality series in the first...

  • Jacked Up

    ''When people only come to a club to get high and to get laid, it makes my job kind of irrelevant,'' says DJ Chad Jack....

  • Soundwaves

    ERASURE'S ''BLUE'' BELL... Nearly one year ago it was reported that Erasure's Andy Bell would be responsible for two new albums, and both were expected...

  • Soundwaves

    Pussycat Dolls SONG OF THE SUMMER, ALREADY OVERPLAYED…If you've been out even once in the past couple weeks, you know the song. Don't cha? ''Don't...

  • Rhythm Method

    There are similarities, sure. But suggesting that Nikka Costa is Joss Stone sassed up with Anastacia attitude does none of the three any favors. Fans...