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November 29, 2007

That's an odd sponsor

It makes sense when companies like Budweiser and Guinness pay money to support a concert or a tour.

Now, I lose a little respect for bands that sign up for events like Kool Cigarettes Presents: the Roots, Live in Concert!

But I understand it.

Music and booze/cigarettes go hand in hand. 

This show at the 9:30 Club, however, I don't understand:

DC101 and Charlestown Alexander Diamond Importers present Elliot's Non-Denominational Xmas Show, featuring Silversun Pickups • Finger Eleven • Papa Roach, 8pm Doors. Listen to DC101 to win tickets!

Diamonds? Huh? What do diamonds have to do with live music?

I think sponsorship may have gone a little too far. 

(Bloomberg News photo) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:51 AM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Random stuff


What do Silversun Pickups have to do with Papa Roach?!

Diamonds, Michael. Diamonds.

They all wear jewels made by Charlestown Alexander Diamond Importers.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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