Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Cupid's Stupid

    If you're looking for non-ironic expressions of warm Valentine's feelings next week, you may want to steer clear of the Black Cat where mothertoungue stages...

  • Soundwaves

    DANCE SPOTLIGHT ON D.C.… Could 2005 be the year D.C.'s dance community gains greater recognition? Well, let's do our part to push it. The community's...

  • Pop Pleasures

    Erasure created a classic pop song almost the minute the duo launched. ''Oh L'Amour '' was the third single from the pioneering synth-pop duo's 1985...

  • Soundwaves

    2004'S TOP DANCE ACT.... Billboard's bestselling album in 2004 from a dance/electronic artist was not brought to us by a lesbian sex act. Despite half...

  • Solo Style

    Pop on top: Stefani Is Gwen Stefani the new Madonna or the new Cyndi Lauper? The question arises on the occasion of Stefani's marvelous debut...

  • Soundwaves

    DIVAS TO DANCE IN 2005... The coming year looks to be shaping up -- if you can believe it, and dare we jinx it --...

  • Soundwaves

    JUNIOR'S JUNIOR, ED BAILEY... Did you know our own Ed Bailey, the promoter of (and sometime DJ at) VelvetNation, will open New Year's Eve for...

  • The Best and Worst Music of 2004

    Even with all the talk of love and marriage, 2004 proved that pop music and politics don't go together like a horse and carriage. No...

  • Allix Allot

    Allix Allot A couple years ago Allix met a boy at Nation. After dancing together for a while, they started making out and their hands...

  • Soundwaves

    THE GRAMMY DANCE… In a typical year, we'd be crowing about Green Day's six Grammy nominations, Gwen Stefani's sole one-year-early nod, and Basement Jaxx's sweep...

  • Underwhelmed

    After Mitsubishi tapped Dirty Vegas to promote its Eclipse model two years ago with the song ''Days Gone By,'' the band became the most popular...

  • Soundwaves

    MCLACHLAN'S CALLING… Some videos are worth celebrating because they're so good. Gwen Stefani's “What You Waiting For?” for example. And some videos are worth celebrating...

  • Soundwaves

    A DANCE BAND RISES… Way Out West is a dance music band. Think about how strange that concept is. And refreshing. You see, Way Out...

  • Big Blowoff

    Punk rock icon Bob Mould had never DJed at a club before. But his curiosity was piqued when he noticed a top-of-the-line DJ rig collecting...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ Irene A ROCKSTAR LESBIAN DJ... She looks like a lesbian. She sounds like a lesbian. And she is, in fact, a lesbian. But few...