Saturday, November 05, 2005

RIP Mana “China” Nishiura

Yes, I promised all kinds of photos from tonight's DMBQ + An Albatross + usaisamonster show, and I expected to be equipped to provide them; instead, I have to be the bearer of bad news. From the website of Todd P, the promoter and curator of this and other kick-ass shows:

"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 accident today. 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."


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