Meanwhile, the band has enjoyed the tonic of swelling crowds, fueled in part by a dance trend none of them could have seen coming when they got started. "We came from a generation where you didn't go to a show to dance," Roe says. "Bringing back older styles of music in general and partner dancing in particular is really just a great excuse to touch somebody. I would have killed to do that in high school, to partner dance to Fugazi."
Accidents will happen: Accident Clearinghouse (Quillan Roe, Mike Brady, Matt Marohl, Tim Armstrong, Kevin Riach, and Jeff Tranberry) combines John Doe, Hank Williams, and Half Japanese for the y'allternative nation
Accident Clearinghouse will perform onNewsNight Minnesota Thursday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. on KTCA (Channel 2). The show repeats at 9:00 p.m. on KTCI (Channel 17). They'll also perform for their CD-release party on Saturday, April 10 at the Turf Club in St. Paul; call (651) 647-0486 or the band's hotline, (612) 425-5174. The Mez-Cal Brothers open.