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Rhino's to present unique show by Those Darn Accordians!

Wacky group to perform at all-ages venue

Looking for something out of the ordinary to do this weekend? Brad Wilhelm, of Rhino's, an all-ages music club, has booked quite the unusual show.\n"Those Darn Accordians! is the most fun band I have ever seen -- and I've seen over a thousand bands," Wilhelm said.\nThose Darn Accordians! will play at 9:30 p.m. tonight at Rhino's, 325 1/2 S. Walnut St. Tickets are $10 at the door.\nThe band has performed twice before at Rhino's; the most recent show was three years ago.\n"I didn't think we'd get them again," Wilhelm said. "They're huge on the West Coast now."\nThe group features Patty Brady (formerly of The Ramonas), Suzanne Garramone (formerly of Polkacide) and Paul Rogers playing accordians and singing, with the help of Billy Dee Boom (former member of The Witnesses) on drums and vocals and Lewis Wallace on bass guitar. Clyde Forsman, a founding member of the group, joins them when his schedule allows.\nThose Darn Accordians, also known as TDA!, has appeared on the "Donnie & Marie Show," "Pen & Teller's Sin City Spectacular" and on the 1998 American Music Awards. The band "got squeezing" in 1989, with their first gig at the Paradise Lounge in San Francisco, according to their Web site, www.thosedarnaccordians.com.\nTDA! plays some original music, on such varied topics as bowling, the Loch Ness Monster and Japanese sci-fi movies. They also play "the requisite pumped-up polkas, as well as whacked-out versions of classic rock and roll songs like Grand Funk Railroad's "We're An American Band" (reworked as "We're An Accordian Band)," according to the Web site.\n"They're a genre-blasting sort of band that appeals to just about everybody," Wilhelm said. "They're a unique act -- there's nothing like it"

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