Metro Weekly

Clublife

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Wigging Out

    Cookie Buffet may have clawed her way through the local political arena last year, as her alter ego Christopher Dyer won a seat as an...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • White's Nights

    Is dance music losing its groove? Is it, in fact, dying? Randy White thinks it's tracking that way. ''If it continues the way it's going...

  • Mass Appeal

    What's the difference between an after-hours party and a morning party at a club? It's not meant as a joke, though living in D.C. makes...

  • Going Once, Going Twice …

    There are an abundance of activities and events taking place during the week of Capital Pride. So why would anyone care about a Bachelor's Auction...

  • Dance Inspiration

    She wasn't diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia until 2001, but just four years prior Kristine W actually wrote a hit song that captured her battle...

  • Greek Chronicle

    Yiannis Elia was a budding D.C. remixer four years ago when he got a call from Junior Vasquez. '''Listen to them, they're screaming, the whole...

  • Plush Life

    Who would have thought that 1999 would ever seem so far away? But time passes, history is made, and this Saturday night Velvet Nation turns...

  • Music Master

    Photography by Todd Franson When Jean-Philippe Aviance lined up his first DJ gig at Lizard Lounge, a friend remarked, ''Oh, I can't go there. It's...

  • 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...