china is the gift of choice for a 20th anniversary. But considering
that Lollapalooza debuted in 1991 with a lineup that featured Jane's
Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, and Ice-T, the only thing Perry Farrell
& Co. should've been doing with china for the music fest's big 2-0
is breaking it over unsuspecting festivalgoers' heads.
We don't have to remind you how much we love to party with DOM. We invited them to play our SXSW party, they jumped on stage at our Best Music Poll Awards party, and then they destroyed Lansdowne Street in the middle of our Clambake. And we're kind of blown away by their upcoming Family of Love EP, which unveils five new songs you probably haven't seen 'em play live yet.
Yes, the word "epic" is grossly overused and has lost any and all of its merit. But there's just no other way to describe this nearly-15-minute clip from Wednesday's BEST MUSIC POLL party at Brighton Music Hall. (Plus it's Friday, two days later, and my brain is fried).
During BODEGA GIRLS' second "interlude set," they were joined by COSMO and BOBBY of DOM and performed Dom's "Living In America," followed by AMANDA PALMER for a cover of her "Map of Tasmania," and then, lastly, by BILL JANOVITZ, when the ensemble busted out a lost BUFFALO TOM b-side, "Does This Mean You're Not My Friend."
When DOM hit the WFNX Clambake a fortnight from tomorrow (ahem, June 16), the Worcester post-whatever-pop heroes will have a slew of fresh new jams to blast out onto Lansdowne Street. A bit unexpectedly, Astralwerks is dropping a new Dom EP, Family of Love, on August 9, roughly six months after it polished up and re-released the band’s 2010 breakthrough debut Sun Bronzed Greek Gods
Most of us are still recovering from yesterday's epic "First Contact" party -- the Phoenix's first-ever Austin day show -- but here's some highlights, with much more to come:
It’s time to paint a giant spoked “B” in front of the “Austin” city-limits sign.
Joining the massive influx of Boston peeps, bands, and music geeks headed down to SXSW next week, the Boston Phoenix, WFNX, Allston rock club Great Scott, and Boston-based promotions company Pirate have teamed up to present “FIRST CONTACT,” a free day party at Klub Krucial in downtown Austin this Wednesday, March 16 (noon to 6 pm).
Can you feel the magic in the air? We're one week away from the launch of our FIRST CONTACT series, a collabo collabo between the Boston Phoenix, Great Scott, WFNX, and Pirate Promotion. Going to Austin for SXSW? If so, RSVP to our EventBrite, and show the love via Facebook. But remember, this party is FREE to all who are wandering up and down 6th Street in Texas' finest city. Rock.
Fuck yeah -- Allston punk trio YOUNG ADULTS, who launched their debut video just last week and anchored our Class of 2011 feature back in January, have been added to our Austin party next Wednesday, March 16.
First Contact, presented by the Phoenix, WFNX, Great Scott and Pirate Promotion, now features: DOM, HOORAY FOR EARTH, EUGENE MIRMAN, GIRLFRIENDS, YOUNG ADULTS, THE GOOD NATURED, THE SEEDY SEEDS and FUNERAL PARTY
We had so much fun at SXSW last year that we're going back again. And this time we're going even harder in the paint -- and throwing a party of our own. If you're headed down to Austin, join us on Wednesday, March 16 from noon to 6 pm at Klub Krucial, 612 East 6th Street (next door to the legendary Austin concert hall Emo's).
DOM's sound is so next-wave post-everything, the darling Worcester buzz band have now taken to wearing blurred-out t-shirts in their press photos. But uhh, so what's really underneath this primal concrete smudge shown above?
It's a Pantera shirt!
Talk about a vulgar display of censorship. What does Dom's new label Astralwerks, which re-releases the still-awesome Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP on February 15, have against Pantera?
It's the Monday morning after the 2010 Boston Music Awards, and we're still stuck on the 5th floor of the Liberty Hotel waiting for an elevator to take us back down to the lobby. As we frantically press the button ("it's lit, it's lit, here it comes! ...oh.") and debate going all parkour off the balcony down to the escalators below, here's some front-row phlipcam action of DOM performing their explosive party anthem "Living In America," about a half hour before it was named the BMA's "Song of the Year."
Worcester generally gets a bad rap. Turns out, it’s the rest of us who may be the suckers for not living there. Three-piece power-everything trio DOM call Worcester home for the sweet companionship of their equally catchy housemates, Goden Girls, but also for the sweet love they feel from the city itself. Dom’s “Jesus” might be the best thing to come out of Wormtown since Polar Orange Dry, and that’s saying a lot