Detroit does Detroit
And the Wonder Twins do 24 local bands all in one night
Published: April 6, 2011
D'Anne: Yes. And was in about four-dozen bands. Also, his father teaches at U-M law school. Which just adds to his indie cred.
Laura: There's something very satisfying about a classically trained dude getting famous with a song that goes, "Party Party Party/ I wanna have a party/ I need to have a party/You better have a party"
D'Anne: Very true.
Laura: Though I personally don't like being threatened into throwing parties, I'd have a hard time saying no to Andrew WK.
D'Anne: The Handgrenades did a nice job as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. And they went to the trouble of all wearing DEJJ's signature NASCAR jumpsuits.
Laura: Jumpsuits? Is that what those are called? I thought those were rompers.
D'Anne: No. Rompers are for women. Maybe that's what NASCAR ladies wear?
Laura: Yes. That sounds right.
D'Anne: Not wearing rompers were the ladies of Betty Cooper who played as the Detroit Cobras.
Laura: I admit I'm a tab bit obsessed with the Barrettes — Detroit's own all-ladies barbershop quartet — and since the drummer from Better Cooper is in that, I'm automatically biased.
D'Anne: Though Melody Malosh played drums for their last song — apparently the first time she'd ever played 'em too.
Laura: And I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate her on her sixteenth notes.
D'Anne: I hope they do this again. It was a lot of fun.
Laura: And if there's an egomaniacal, mentally ill celebrity in town that same night, I hope the people will learn from their mistakes, and go to Detroit by Detroit, not Douche-Bag by Douche-Bag.
D'Anne: I'll bet nobody's demanding a refund after Detroit by Detroit. Especially since the proceeds went to help relief efforts in Japan. And that would make you an even bigger asshole than paying to see Charlie Sheen.
Laura: Now there's a torpedo of truth you can believe in.
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