A Concert For Padma :: 08/31/08 :: The 8X10 :: Baltimore, MD
We unfortunately have to pass along some very sad news about the band Drop Electric and their lead singer, Padma Soundararajan's family. The family had been vacationing in India for the past month, and on the weekend of July 12, they were involved in a car accident. Tragically, Padma's father, her step-mother, and her two beautiful little sisters, Priya and Lakshmi, all passed away. Fortunately, Padma was not able to take the vacation with the family due to work constraints. Padma's two little brothers were also in the car, and they managed to survive (one was in a coma for three days, but miraculously came out of it). These two little brothers, however, both have very special needs - one has severe Cerebral Palsy, and the other is Autistic. They both require a lot of medical attention. There was also no will left behind, and it is unclear how much insurance money Padma will see once the family house/loans have been paid for (or if there will even be enough to cover these costs). Due to these, as well as other financial burdens, there is a sizeable possibility that Padma will get nothing.
Basically, the unthinkable has happened to a very sweet, loving girl and it is up to her friends, and the surrounding community, to help pick up the pieces. Throughout their time as a band in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area, Drop Electric have made some close friends with others bands in the region. Once news leaked about what happened, some old friends from the band Basshound started working immediately to get a benefit concert in the works. We are pleased to announce that on Sunday, August 31, a concert will be taking place at The 8X10 in Baltimore, aptly titled A Concert For Padma. Joining Drop Electric and Basshound on the bill will be Earthtone, and The Byzantine Top 40. Also, this weekend (August 21-24), The Keep It Cool Festival being held at Sunshine Daydream Campground (Trip's Farm) in West Virginia is donating a percentage of their profits to Padma.
If you cannot make this show but wish to donate money, here is the website where you can donate through PayPal: www.realitycharity.com/nrsingh. This is a great way to pay, however PayPal does take 9% of the donation for themselves. To ensure Padma gets 100% of your intended donation, you can also make checks out to Padma Soundararajan and mail them to: 2616 Washington Avenue / Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Sunday, August 31 at The 8x10 in Baltimore
Show time is 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $12, and 100% of all of the artists' pay will be going directly to Padma
Lineup: Basshound (headlining), Earthtone, Drop Electric, The Byzantine Top 40