Win Tickets: DOM @ Holocene | The Lady Gaga of Garage Rock

Pipeline has a pair of tickets to see Dom at Holocene this Friday, April 1. To win, comment on this post why you would like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed on Friday, April 1.

From our sponsors at Holocene:
DOM, Heavy Hawaii, Jeffrey Jerusalem
Friday, April 1
8:30 p.m. | 21+
$8 advance | $10 doors
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets

1001 SE Morrison Street

While many bands suffer with identity crises, Worchester, Massachusetts four-piece Dom has their priorities straight. “We want to be the Lady Gaga of garage rock,” proclaims Dominic, the 23-year-old mastermind behind the buzzed-about twisted-pop rockers, who have stampeded into music world consciousness like a herd of irritable rhinos.

If it seems like Dom just came out of nowhere, that is because they did. In December 2009, Dominic (who goes by Dom, and will not reveal his last name, due to “owing people lots of money“) met drummer Bobby in a Massachusetts boarding house. The two sought out to make Dom an “electronic sci-trance project” but after writing the song “Jesus,” the band took a more garage pop sound. Later, they connected with bassist Erik and guitarist Cosmo, and the finished project sounded more like a jangle pop mixtape left on your dashboard on hot summer day.

With warped vocals, fuzzy low-fi distortion, and broken Casio keyboard lines, Dom filters a DIY aesthetic through the upbeat, sunny rhythms of pop music. There’s a MacGyverized style to Dom buzzed-about debut EP Sun Bronzed Greek Gods, the seven songs feel like they’re held together by sonic duct tape.

At any minute they could break apart. But they don’t. These tracks recorded in Erik’s bedroom–on a pink paisley guitar, a Casio and Fruity Loops–are solid, edgy and irresistibly fun. “We like to get gnarly, but that doesn’t mean we’re a joke,” Dom says.

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8 Responses to Win Tickets: DOM @ Holocene | The Lady Gaga of Garage Rock

  1. Kyle March 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    I’d like to go, because I knew about DOM before 94.7 started playing them to death.

  2. Robert March 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I know heavy Hawaii but I can’t afford to go.

  3. Allen March 29, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    half of DOM’s friends on myspace are alpacas

  4. Hannah March 30, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I want to April Fools them so bad…

  5. Hannah March 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm #

    I would love to see this band but just cant afford it.

  6. Kenneth March 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

    So I’m in Vegas and want to get off the strip. I head to the Double Down Salon. I walk in and there is some metal band doing “Ace of Spades” on the stage. I order a drink and, as I’m waiting, they start on a metal version of “Pokerface”. I’m enjoying the show, turn to pay for the drink and when I turn back around the lead singer is on top of a cab with his pants around his ankles laying pipe on the face of a blow-up doll. It was so metal. I can only hope that DOM is that awesome. If it is, I deserve tickets for that story.

  7. Sumer March 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    love DOM and Jeffrey Jerusalem.. would be hero of the day if I won tix!

  8. Patrick Broadfoot March 31, 2011 at 4:29 pm #

    I want to see “Heavy Hawaiian” !

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