Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    DEPECHE REFRESHED... Talk about a change of heart. A year and a half ago, Dave Gahan told Rolling Stone he had no interest in continuing...

  • Latin Heat

    Hector Zarate's first job as a teenager new to the U.S. from Peru was painting houses. Half a lifetime later, he spends his days importing...

  • Soundwaves

    P. DIDDY CRASHES THE PARTY... Two weeks ago, Miami hosted the annual Winter Music Conference, the dance music equivalent to the film industry's Sundance. The...

  • Folk Rockers

    To look at Eric Himan, you expect his music to be hard-charging punk-rock, maybe even heavy metal. After all, he's got ''inked arms that out-sleeve...

  • Rock Steady

    Named after a song from post-punk pioneers Public Image Ltd. -- and not after the British radio station -- Radio 4 is far from the...

  • Mass Moby

    Moby is as much a marketer as a musician. Six years ago his songs were ubiquitous as the soundtrack to television commercials -- he helped...

  • Soundwaves

    MISS JACKSON, IF YOU DANCE... They may still generate headlines, but neither Michael Jackson nor Janet Jackson have gotten much ink for their music in...

  • Hit or Miss America

    More than 20 years into her career, the voice of Vanessa Williams remains the same marvelous honey-glazed icing that made her shift from defrocked beauty...

  • Sam's Song

    Sam Harris took a few small steps toward activism last year, and lost some fans in the process. Still, he says the activism song he...

  • Soundwaves

    AWARDS! AWARDS! AWARDS!... Despite what you might otherwise think, awards season is still upon us. Later this month the leading dance music awards will be...

  • Suede's Sway

    Her rich contralto hooks the audience the moment she hits her first note. But it is Suede's playful, charismatic stage presence that keeps them engaged...

  • Cosmic Connections

    If you listen to just one randomly chosen song by the Thievery Corporation, you might think the musical duo is from, among other places, Jamaica,...

  • Hipster Hits

    One's first instinct is to dismiss James Murphy, who comes off as the world's snottiest and most insecure indie-music geek on ''Losing My Edge. ''...

  • Soundwaves

    LYDIA'S FRESH CIRCUIT SOUND... Lydia Prim makes a good point in the liner notes to her latest circuit party compilation, Party Groove: Blue Ball Vol....

  • Monthly Escape

    ''I had an amazing time, it was an amazing crowd, and an amazing club,'' says DJ Escape of his debut at Cobalt last month. He...