Myspace has been running a free concert series called The List--a pretty interesting deal in that, if you befriend The List's Myspace page on the networking site, you can get into certain free performances when the company decides to put them on in your city. And it's not just slouches offering up the free shows: Past concerts have included performances from Green Day, My Chemical Romance, The Roots, LCD Soundsystem, Smashing Pumpkins, Taking Back Sunday and Serj Tankian.
Now, it's Dallas' turn. And, next week at the House of Blues? We get The All-American Rejects, which is OK, I guess, if you're like my sister and you think you "kinda, maybe, like that song about giving your ex hell or whatever," as I was told in a cellphone conversation yesterday afternoon. Maybe you fit in that boat? OK, well, get to friend requestin'. Looks like the first 1,200 are the ones who get on the list for the show.
(Oh! The List! Now, I get it.)
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