Saturday, August 23, 2008

For some reason

I don't think the Republican National Convention will be plagued with similar numbers of major-league musicians...

Kanye West will be there on Wednesday for a party sponsored by the Recording Industry Association of America and One, the antipoverty campaign founded by Bono. That night the Black Eyed Peas will perform for the Creative Coalition. Fall Out Boy will play for Rock the Vote on Monday, and the reunited Rage Against the Machine will do a free show at the Denver Coliseum on Wednesday.

Those are just the big shows. Members of the band Death Cab for Cutie are booked for acoustic performances, Moby will be spinning records at late-night parties, and various outdoor shows will align rock and hip-hop acts with on-the-ground activists.

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