For the fourth year in a row now, the folks at Third String Productions are ringing in the return of the school year with its annual September to Remember affair, which grabs a whole bunch of mall-approved pop-punkers (a good chunk of which, it should be noted, are local) and offers them up in an easily digestible two-day affair, this year held at Plano's underused Oak Point Amphitheater.
And there's some gems on the bill, too, hidden beneath the bright lights of the touring headliners of This Providence and the like. We've devoted plenty of space to talking up The Secret Handshake's new direction in recent weeks, but This Is The Good Fight is also worth the look-see.
So, too, depending on your gym, tan and laundry schedule, is Dallas' own Disco Curtis, who last night saw their song "Surprise Me," placed on MTV's Jersey Shore. (In other placement news unrelated to September to Remember, another Dallas act, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights, is having its "Young & Free" used by ESPN this year as part of the sports network's college football broadacasts.)
And the folks at TSPR have been kind enough to pass along two pairs of two-day passes to their affair for us to hand out to DC9 readers. Want one of the pairs? Drop me an email right now with your name in the body copy and the words "I remember... the Alamo" in the subject line, and, if you're one of the first two to do so, you'll be rocking out in Plano all weekend for free. Good luck!
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