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Bigger than the Silverdome: Wonder Twins take on composer A.R. Rahman, again ...

By D'Anne & Laura Witkowski

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Music, Ethnic/World

Back in June, the Wonder Twins set off on a journey to the Pontiac Silverdome to see Indian composer and musician A.R. Rahman's Journey Home World Tour. As they drove up that fateful day, police turned them and countless others away. Apparently a massive stage collapse had forced the cancellation of...[MORE]

For whom the Belle tolls: The Wonder Twins bounce around the island

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

The Wonder Twins recently visited Belle Isle in search of music and find good sounds and an immersive experience.  D'Anne: I hadn't been to Belle Isle since I was a little kid. For some reason I remembered it being really small. Laura: The last time I was there was almost 10 years ago for a charit...[MORE]

Sweats, hugs, and rock 'n' roll: The Wonder Twins spend the night with New Grenada. Longtime drummer Dave Melkonian splits.

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

Laura: It is no secret that New Grenada are one of my favorite bands in Detroit. D'Anne: No, this isn't a secret. You are totally gay for them. I attribute this to your love for 1990's indie rock. Laura: No doubt about it. I readily accept the fact that I'll always love the '90s. Well, the indie r...[MORE]

Watching the Detectives: Our distaff duo takes a theatrical turn at the Ringwald Theater

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 6/9/2010

Types: Arts, Performing arts, Theater

While rain poured down on (but hardly slowed down) the proud homos at Motor City Pride, the Wonder Twins ducked into the Ringwald, Ferndale's go-to spot for campy independent theater, to get an eyeful of some foxy ladies, specifically the ladies in Code Foxy: Man Down. Laura: I love the Ringwald Th...[MORE]

Music for smart people: The Wonder Twins groove — and breathe! — with Modernlull at the Berkley Front

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 5/12/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

On Saturday, May 1, Michigan joined the ranks of 37 other civilized states in the U.S. of Fuckin' A. and gave a mittened middle finger to smoking in public places, including Detroit's numerous bars and music venues. This is all much to the delight of the Wonder Twins and other cancer-averse folks wh...[MORE]

Going crazy on you!: The Wonder Twins do some classic rockin’ at the Public Pool

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 4/28/2010

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

On Friday night, April 23, the Wonder Twins went to celebrate the glory of arena rock at the Public Pool, although they were surprised to discover that they were neither in an arena nor a public pool. They were at an art space in Hamtramck! D'Anne: First of all, I'm really glad you talked me out ...[MORE]

Twins facing up: Our distaff duo mixes with some country-lovin' dudes at Drive-By Truckers

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 4/14/2010

Types: Music, Country

One day before their [number redacted] birthday, the Wonder Twins got a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll with Langhorne Slim and Drive-By Truckers at St. Andrew's Hall. Laura: I was looking forward to seeing Drive-By Truckers, since they're known for their live shows and put out a ...[MORE]

Twins on twins: The Wonder Twins’ hot, desperate night with Tegan and Sara

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 3/31/2010

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

While lesbians of yore had icons such as Melissa Etheridge as their go-to music idols, today's young women are totally gay for Tegan and Sara. Not only do they have hipper haircuts, there's two of 'em. The Wonder Twins headed to the Royal Oak Music Theatre last week to check out the only set of twin...[MORE]

Blowin' the Wonder Twins: Blowout Pre-Party gets our favorite twins in da mood

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 3/10/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

Every party has to start somewhere. And Blowout 2010 got warmed up on opening Wednesday night, March 3, at the Majestic Complex in Detroit, as a swarm of bands took over Hamtramck for three wild 'n' crazy nights. And the Wonder Twins were there, of course, to witness the Blowout unfolding. D'Anne...[MORE]

V power!: The Wonder Twins celebrate chicks

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 2/17/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

Valentine's Day is a holiday for women. Obviously! V = vagina. Red = vagina. Hearts = vaginas somehow too. So it was fitting that on Valentine's Day eve, the Wonder Twins attended "Women: A Celebration of Art and Culture" at the Crofoot where people with XX chromosomes were celebrated for ...[MORE]

Jesus, it's cold: The Wonder Twins do the WAB

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 2/3/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

When faced with Michigan's bitter winter nights, you basically have two choices — down a bottle of Wild Turkey and clutch its empty husk to your chest while curled up in a snow drift, or head somewhere warm where you can rock with good bands and good beer. On a recent Thursday, the Wonder Twin...[MORE]

Going underground: The Wonder Twins rock some chick's basement

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 1/20/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

Think you've been to every music venue in the Detroit area? Think again. There could actually be a show going on in your neighbor's basement right now that you don't even know about. The Wonder Twins recently went underground, to some girl's house, to check out a couple of bands without a stage to c...[MORE]

What a year!: The Wonder Twins recap their favorite pop culture moments of 2009

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 1/6/2010

Types: Music, Local Music

D'Anne: Just what people want — another 2009 recap. Laura: Well, this one will be different. Or at least peppered with more sarcasm and inappropriate comments than most. And less Animal Collective exaltation. D'Anne: How do you know I'm not going to fawn all over Animal Collective? I loved M...[MORE]

Slammin'!: Hot and sweaty chicks! The Wonder Twins do the Detroit demolition girls

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 12/16/2009

Types: Music

Ain't no party like a roller derby party, 'cause a roller derby party don't stop! Well, actually, it does stop, following two action-packed 30-minute periods that are filled with hot skating ladies jamming and blocking and occasionally shoving bitches the hell out of the way. The Wonder Twins had ri...[MORE]

Terminal death!: The Twins investigate the love that dare not speak its fang

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 12/2/2009

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

Up until this point, the Wonder Twins have avoided the Twilight craze. Sure, they see the plethora of Twilight propaganda in every store and hear friends and co-workers talk about the books as if they've just joined the cult of the "Born Again Bloodsuckers." But it wasn't until the soundtr...[MORE]

Smoke-out: The Wonder Twins do Furnaces and don’t stink (of smoke)

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 11/18/2009

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

Last Wednesday the Wonder Twins found themselves at the Magic Bag in Ferndale watching and listening to Dent May (from Mississippi), Cryptacize (California), and Fiery Furnaces (New York). Three national indie acts in a smoke-free venue? Laura: I think this is the first time we've been to the Magic...[MORE]

Creeps and crawlers: The Wonder Twins do the haunted house freak-out

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 10/28/2009

Types: Culture, Lifestyle

This is the time of year when things get pretty scary in Detroit, and a visit to one of the area's haunted houses is a must for a well-rounded Halloween experience. Over the years, haunted houses — not to mention haunted barns, haunted hayrides, haunted funeral homes and haunted golf courses &...[MORE]

Slammin'!: The Wonder Twins know there are eight million stories in the naked city

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 10/14/2009

Types: Arts, Literature, Poetry

So, what do you get when you cross a poetry slam and an open mic night at a comedy club? Probably something terrible that will bring shame to all involved. Thankfully, though, this is not what happens during a recent Moth StorySLAM. Yes, the increasingly popular public radio program has come to Detr...[MORE]

Beyond the Kid's Zone: The Wonder Twins do it together at DIY

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 9/23/2009

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

You can find fun about any night at Nine Mile Road and Woodward Avenue. But for three days in mid-September, at least for the past two years, that intersection has turned into a street fair, complete with local music, local beer, and local arts and crafts. The Wonder Twins were on hand for the secon...[MORE]

"We wanna hear Polish music!": The Wonder Twins workin' a Hamtown Labor Day

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 9/9/2009

Types: Music, Local Music

While most Americans spend each week fulfilling the prophecies of a Loverboy song, on Labor Day weekend, the gainfully employed are rewarded for their amazing work ethic via a whole extra day off. And lovely Hamtramck annually celebrates the holiday with a four-day fest of live music, carnival rides...[MORE]

Ye olde twins of wonder: The Twinsies get all medieval on yer asses ...

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 8/26/2009

Types: Music, Ethnic/World

Summer's coming to an end — and you know what that means: It's time to don some chain mail and a leather corset and party like it's 1599 at the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly (weekends and Labor Day through Oct. 3-4, michrenfest.com). The Wonder Twins walked into the woods as jaded wom...[MORE]

Glitter doesn't lie!: The Wonder Twins do Fucking Awesome

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 8/19/2009

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

D'Anne: First of all I'd like to say Fucking Awesome Fest is a great name because I love swearing. Laura: And I like things that are awesome. When we arrived on Thursday, things were in full swing with Fidrych rocking out in the bar, Sisters Lucas on the main stage upstairs, and the Juliets getting...[MORE]

All the young dudes: The Wonder Twins witness the spectacle that was the return of Johnny Headband

By D'Anne & Laura Witkowski

Published: 7/29/2009

Types: Music, Local Music

This past Saturday, the Wonder Twins headed to Small's in Hamtramck for the long-awaited return of Detroit electronica-pop sensations Johnny Headband. Office and the Pop Project rounded out the bill. The Detroit-area Bangladeshi population also turned out in droves … but apparently, this was unrelat...[MORE]

'Dotten' the eyes: The Wonder Twins squabble, name-call and do, um, Wyandotte

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 7/15/2009

Types: Music, Rock/Pop

On Saturday, July 11, the Wonder Twins found themselves surrounded by ceramic monkey pots, purses made from old Roxy Music albums, BMX bikers jumping ramps, and such cool bands as Frontier Ruckus. Were they at a fair in some namby-pamby liberal place like Ann Arbor? Nope. They were in Wyandotte, bit...[MORE]

'Beat It': Robots, beat boxes ... and amazing kilt-wearing tuba players!

By D'Anne, Laura Witkowski

Published: 7/1/2009

Types: Music, Local Music

D'Anne: Well, we went to the MOCAD's "Midsummer Nights in Motown" show, but obviously we're now going to have to turn this column into a Michael Jackson tribute. Laura: I don't think people are looking to us to pay tribute to the King of Pop. Let them grieve the old-fashioned way, by digg...[MORE]

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