Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Sunday Shake-Up

    ''I suppose people should think about this as Cher's final tour,'' longtime club promoter Mark Lee jokes as he talks about his future in the...

  • Soundwaves

    Belmares ALEGRIA BY ANOTHER NAME... Roland Belmares has spun for party promoter and former DC resident Ric Sena before, at Sena's Alegria in New York,...

  • Punky Brew

    ''For all my life,'' Ariel Aparicio sings in a raspy voice, ''I wanted to be in a cool as fuck band.'' He's now fulfilled that...

  • Soundwaves

    REPLAY RIHANNA... Last summer, Rihanna, a native of the Caribbean island of Barbados, had a hit with ''Pon de Replay.'' It's not hard to understand...

  • Command Performance

    The Mexican folk singer Chavela Vargas was Frida Kahlo's extramarital lover for some five years. That fact helped Vargas gain wide recognition and it has...

  • Propulsive Pop

    With the Scissor Sisters taking its sweet time producing a second album, what are fans and followers of the half-gay and all-glammy disco-rock band to...

  • Soundwaves

    JANET'S NOT ''CRAZY IN LOVE''... We should hear a new single from Janet Jackson within the next month, or months in advance of Jackson's next...

  • Cherry

    Spring in Washington is a time for blooming and booming: When nature's emerging foliage and flowers bring out the big and the brassy, from parades...

  • Soul in the Machine

    ''You get completely put in a different time zone when you hear them. It's like smelling a perfume, you get reminded of a certain kind...

  • Country Roads

    ''We wanted to do something unique when it came to Cherry weekend, and we knew there hadn't been a country women's dance ever before,'' says...

  • Soundwaves

    ''PRECIOUS'' DANCE TRACKS... Every year in March dance music's leading movers and shakers go to party after party in Miami as part of the Winter...

  • Sturm and Twang

    Andy Bell has one of the most underappreciated voices in pop music, and Erasure is one of pop's most underappreciated bands. Bell's big, theatrical, multi-octave...

  • Happy at Last

    When you hear that Morrissey has just released a new album, your first thought is that it will sound just like his old albums --...

  • Freddie's Funhouse

    ''Take Jimmy Buffett and a drag queen, mix them together and add lots of purple,'' says Tony Rivenbark. And what does that get you? Freddie's...

  • Honky Tonk

    ''I gotta get drunk, I just can't stay sober. There's a lot of good people in town, who like to see me holler, see me...