Metro Weekly

All posts by Doug Rule

  • Soundwaves

    POP QUIZ… In 2003, sunlight began to shine on the beleaguered music industry, the brightest light emitting from Apple's iTunes. The legal, pay-per-download music service...

  • The Best and Worst Albums of 2003

    No single was bigger -- or better -- in 2003 than Beyonce's ''Crazy in Love. '' But creating an appealing album is far more challenging...

  • Coverboy Second Runner-Up

    Photography by Jeff Code Yasir Bashir wants to thank everyone who voted for him. Really. Being selected as a Coverboy of the Year finalist has...

  • Soundwaves

    Dance Segregation… Does dance music, like the weather, change based on where you are? Does dance music in Miami Beach sound different than that in...

  • Soundwaves

    Advertisement Bitch and Animal GLAAD GRAMMYS… There are 105 categories in the just-announced 46th Annual Grammy Awards, and there's still not one specifically honoring Gay...

  • Female Trouble

    Nelly Furtado's second album, Folklore, doesn't match the achievement of her first album, Whoa Nelly! The reason boils down to Furtado's abandonment of an appealing...

  • Soundwaves

    MP3 KILLED THE 12-INCH STAR… The Internet is a glimmer in the eye of the music industry. Well, it is now, after the industry has...

  • Soundwaves

    BEMOANING MTV… This week we thought we had good news to share with those who've ever bemoaned the lack of outlets to see dance music...

  • Political Pop

    ''Dance-y, garage-y electronic feminist pop. '' That's how Johanna Fateman describes Le Tigre, a lesbian band bent on creating happy electronica for a politically progressive...

  • Babs or Bette

    Barbra Streisand poses bestride a film camera in a newly released Annie Liebowitz photo. But the noted filmmaker hasn't made a new movie. Instead, Streisand's...

  • Soundwaves

    DJ VANS WITH FANS... D.C.'s own Deep Dish is the 10th best DJ act in a new poll of the world's best DJs. The duo...

  • Primal Urges

    DJ Victor Calderone's most recent visit to Washington, this past July at Velvet Nation, turned out to be a ''weird'' night for him. ''I was...

  • Rent Controlled

    Dido ended her entrancing debut album No Angel with the slow-burning, sensory-loaded trance closer ''Take My Hand. '' ''Lie down next to me, look into...

  • Soundwaves

    TIESTO GLOWS BEST… Reasonable people can argue about whether DJ Tijs “Tiesto” Verwest or DJ Paul van Dyk is the best trance DJ in the...

  • Beat Boys

    Singer Jeppe ''Senior '' Laursen loves ''his little following of gays '' always at his performances. So he's down with male groupies? ''Well, yeah, I...