Upcoming Spice Trader Records events

Here’s a nice chunk of upcoming events from Spice Trader Records—through June. The one that looks most interesting (to me) is the "Bend’s Best" event starting in May; a local band showcase.

Most of these are also on the calendar now too.

Pirate Beach Party
The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend
March 20th, 2009. All ages, bar with ID upstairs.
Doors at 7:30, show at 8pm
Tickets: $8 in advance at www.spicetraderrecords.com or $10 at the door.
Spice Trader Records presents a pirate themed beach party to kick-off Spring Break. Music performances by local Pirate Rock band, RELATIVE, as well as Necktie Killer, DJ ISH-U and some Surprise Guest MC’s. We will have Pirate Party Favors for sale, with sale proceeds going to The Boys and Girls Club. There will also be a best dressed pirate contest with great prizes.

Dirty Penny
The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend
April 3rd, 2009. All ages, bar with ID upstairs.
Doors at 8, show at 8:30pm
Tickets: $12 in advance at spicetraderrecords.com or $15 at the door
Spice Trader Records presents, for their second return, Slithering out of the gutters of Santa Cruz, California, come four incredibly talented musicians determined to revolutionize the all-but-forgotten genre of ‘old-school’ classic metal. Their sound is sheer penetration and shivering energy; their live performances explode with screaming guitars, thumping bass and drums, and powerhouse vocals. After playing the main stage at Rocklahoma, on July 13th 2007, Dirty Penny caught the attention of fans and media alike. They were featured in the 2007 Rolling Stone Magazine’s year end issue, and returned at Rocklamoma again on July 12th, 2008.
Performing with Dirty Penny will be local group Vengeance Creek, and Portland’s Restruct.

Bend’s Best
The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend
Tuesday Nights, starting May 2009. All ages, bar with ID upstairs.
Tickets: $5 at the door
Spice Trader Records presents a monthly local band night at the Domino Room. Bands performing would be exclusively from Central Oregon, including bands with high school aged musicians. This monthly show will have rotating programming; each month will be a different style of music, for example, Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, etc. One month will be a round up of the best group’s of the past four shows. These monthly shows are designed to be simple, affordable yet fun local entertainment that benefits our local community and local musicians.

That’s So Gay: Bend Pride ExtravaGAYza!
The Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Bend
June 27th, 2009. Ages 18+, bar with ID upstairs.
Spice Trader Records presents the 5th That’s So Gay, in a special celebration for Bend’s Pride Week. We will have our crowd favorite comedian, Jackie Jones, returning to host the evening. There will also be live music, performance art, and a big gay DJ Dance Party – all featuring local and regional artists. That’s So Gay is fun, safe environment for all gay and straight adults. Portion of event proceeds go to the Human Dignity Coalition