What would Sacramento do without our beloved Danny Secretion (of local punk legends The Secretions)? I, for one, do not want to imagine what our music scene would be like without people like him that are so passionate and dedicated to promoting good punk rock bands, both local and touring. Every year for the past several years Danny has put together a big-ass weekend of shows to celebrate his birthday and to also raise money for The American Cancer Society. For Danny, these shows are personal.

“Cancer took my father from me a little more than five years ago,” he recently told Submerge. “Cancer has affected so many of my friends and their families. Doing these shows for the past several years has been so unbelievably therapeutic for me.”

This year the shows will go down on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at Luigi’s Fungarden, both start at 8 p.m. and are all-ages. And the final show on Sunday, Nov. 18 will be at Press Club (21-and-over) starting at 5 p.m. There is a cool twist to this year’s event: all of the bands will be performing tribute sets!

“I always love ‘themed shows’ like this,” Danny said. “Bands picked a band to cover and I think it will lead to a very special and fun night for the folks who come out to support. You’re going to see local bands covering everything from Black Flag to Billy Bragg.” Some notables: The Left Hand will do a Misfits set, Dead Dads will cover Alkaline Trio songs, The Community are doing Bad Religion tunes and Cold Heart Re-Press are playing Murder City Devil tracks. Can you say “awesome!” and “yes please?” All proceeds from the shows and from the limited edition T-shirts that Danny has made will go directly to The American Cancer Society, so come out and hear some local bands play familiar tunes all for a good cause. For details on when certain bands will be playing, visit Facebook.com/secretions/events.

    Jonathan Carabba

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