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Donations DMBQ and Panache

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This past weekend the Japanese rock band, DMBQ, with whom An Albatross was on tour got into a serious car accident which resulted in the loss of China, the drummer of DMBQ.

This is a great tragedy however there are more troubles. DMBQ tour manager and Panache Magazine scribe Michelle Cable remains hospitalized following head surgery. Moreover, since the tour is obviously canceled there are issues to pay for flights home to Japan. In light of these issues, there is now a DMBQ/panache benefit paypal account that they're asking for donations. We totally trust these boys and know the money will get into the hands of dmbq/their family/michellepanache.

Please check out www.livejournal.com/community/an_albatross , the paypal address is on there.

thanks so much.

DMBQ Tragedy

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It is with a lot of grief that we announce that Japan's DMBQ who have been on tour with An Albatross have cancelled their tour following a tragic car accident this weekend.

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 their tour.

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.

More news will be posted shortly on the remaining dates.

This is a horrible tragedy and please email DMBQ or An Albatross to show your support.

An Albatross show update

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11/05/05 - Kingland Tavern - 224 Nassau Avenue @ Kingland Ave, Brooklyn, NY

An Albatross, Genghis Tron, Get Hustle + More TBA = a celebration of life.

for more information, check www.toddpnyc.com

Additional Man Man Tour Dates

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Check out these additional tour dates for the incomparable Man Man:

11/04 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College (^)

11/21 - Dallas, TX @ The Cavern

11/22 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis

11/25 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean

Playing with:

^ - Death From Above 1979

3rd Annual BBQ Wrap-up

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3rd Annual BBQ Wrap-up
In case you missed it, the 3rd Annual Ace Fu Chinatown BBQ was a roaring success. Everything went super well with free food throughout the night, free cupcakes provided by Loose Record, a vast array Neighborhoodies shirts, numbers of Stop Smiling magazines, and, of course, lots of kick-ass music.

Huge thanks to DJ Art and Tai for spinning great tunes all night. More thanks to Michael Leviton, The A-Sides, Priestess, and Man Man for putting on great sets. Red Stripe, Neighborhoodies, Loose Record, Solid PR, the grill masters, and everyone unmentioned deserve our undying gratitude. Hope to see you next year!
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