The Domino Room in Bend is a great place for a bunch of punk bands to get together for an evening of shredding and slam-dancing. Or moshing. Or circle-pitting. Or whatever they call it these days.
It’s got that perfectly crusty, crumbling feel for that type of show, you know? Plenty of sidewalk outside for smoking a cig between sets, too.
So on Thursday, sound and setting will come together nicely as Santa Rosa, Calif.-based punks Violation headline a night of snotty, high-voltage fun.
Santa Rosa’s in the Bay Area, and you can hear that in Violation’s sound, which moves along at the throat-punch pace of true hardcore punk, but makes just a bit of room for melody and the occasional ska influence. Strap on some headphones and hear ’em thrash about at www.reverbnation .com/violationsantarosa.
Also on the bill: local party-punks the High Desert Hooligans, local old-school dudes The Confederats and a relatively new band of heavies called Bastard Cat.
It’s $5 to get in, and they’ll be collecting food and clothes for the needy at the door, so bring some of that stuff, too.
Violation, with High Desert Hooligans, The Confederats and Bastard Cat; 6 p.m. Thursday; $5; Domino Room, 51 N.W. Greenwood Ave., Bend; 541-788-2989.