It is with a lot of grief and weariness that I announce that tonite's DMBQ
and friends show @ Club Exit has been cancelled following a tragic car
DMBQ's van rolled from I-95 in Delaware en route from Baltimore to Brooklyn
this afternoon. All members of the band have been hospitalized, as well as
Michelle Cable from Panache Magazine and booking, who has been managing
Mana "China" Nishiura did not survive the accident. China was DMBQ's
drummer, as well as the drummer in Shonen Knife. China will be missed.
Michelle Cable is conscious following surgery for a head injury. The other
members of DMBQ are stable but sedated and are expected to recover.
That's all the information I have.
None of the bands tonite nor I felt up to a rock show following the news.
We are tentatively planning to continue with tomorrow's show @ Kingsland
Tavern as a benefit to cover DMBQ's travel and medical expenses. If the
bands and I decide we can't go through with the show, I'll send out a
Thank you for you support and your understanding.