Those Darn Accordions

Those Darn Accordions

 San Francisco, California, USA
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Extreme squeezeboxing. From rock to polkas, catchy originals that will be forever embedded in your brain Forget about what you thought an accordion sounds like. You won't believe your ears.

Biography

Those Darn Accordions

Legendary San Francisco rock accordion band Those Darn Accordions  pumps out an outrageously original sound from their amped up squeezeboxes. Fronted by squeezebox wizard/lead singer Paul Rogers, the band performs original rock and funk songs, and also explores more-eclectic musical genres like ska, reggae and the prerequisite polkas. The aim is always to pump up and blow away the crowd with solid musicianship and a a good dose of humor.

Suzanne Garramone, the band's other accordion player, adds fleet fingers and a variety of guitar effects pedals to produce a sound like nothing you've ever heard emanating from a typical accordion. Drummer Bill Schwartz and bass player Lewis Wallace round out this one-of-a-kind band.

TV appearances

American Music Awards (with Drew Carey), Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular, Donny & Marie, Good Morning America, MTV Rock N' Jock, Wild Chicago, Bay Area Backroads,The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon, ABC's World News Now and many more!

Feature in

Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Utne Reader, Dirty Linen.


Discography

SQUEEZE MACHINE 2007 Globe Records GLO-036
LAWNBALL 2004 Globe Records GLO-031
AMPED 2001 Globe Records, GLO-803
CLOWNHEAD 1999 Globe Records, GLO-022
NO STRINGS ATTACHED 1996 Globe Records GLO-017
SQUEEZE THIS! 1994 Flying Fish Records (Rounder Records) FF 70627
VONGOLE FISARMONICA 1992 Globe Records, GLO-009

Set List

Typical Set List - 2 50 mins sets

MAGIC CARPET
MOTHRA
HIPPIE WITH A BANJO
BOWLING KING
BLAME TDA
FIRST BRAT BRATWURST OF SUMMER
BEHIND THE BELLOWS
TANDEM BIKE
HOTSY TOTSY GIRL
HAMSTERMAN
DEATHBED CONFESSION
THE JANITOR KNOWS
Wrinkle Suit
ANOTHER DUMBASS ON THE MOUNTAIN
CLOVER
Wall of Gum
Mr. SLAGLE'S REVENGE
GLASS OF BEER POLKA
THEM HIPPIES
SAGGY BUTT
ZEP MED
BABA O'RILEY
ACCORDION BAND
LOW RIDER