Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 19, 2010

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by Andrew Frisicano

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Worcester, MA trio DOM played just over 20-minutes of music, with a laptop backing track to support their guitar and drums. The band's youthful lead singer alternately played his salmon pink guitar and bounced around through the surf-rock riffs of "Crazy Gurl", the "La Bamba"-eque chorus of "Boichica" and the summer-ready synth-pop jam "Living in America." The band also tore through a faithful rendition of Polaris' "Hey Sandy" (the theme song of Pete & Pete).

DOM have three more NYC shows coming up, the first of which is a May 22nd Popfest unofficial after party at Glasslands. After that, a June 24th show at Knitting Factory with Wavves and Cloud Nothings (tix), and our own June 26th Northside Festival show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. That last show also includes Memory Tapes, Twin Sister and ZAZA on the bill.

The between-sets music, provided by Cool Places Soundsystem (so says the flier), was not your typical between band filler but a string of room-shaking world-music mashups. Cool Places Soundsystem hosts regular monthly nights at Zebulon and are on the schedule for June 1st at Pianos.

For Brooklyn trio Keepaway, the show was also a release party for their debut EP, Baby Style, out now on Lefse Records. The tracks on the record hew towards complex, dubby pop, and are well put together, but hard to keep from falling apart live, which is what happened during their enthusiastic but not so in-tune set.

Rewards (Aaron Pfenning who used to be in Chairlift) and the Tony Castles opened the show, but I missed them. More pictures and tour dates are below...

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Keepaway - 2010 Tour Dates
5/20 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene
5/21 - Los Angeles, CA - AT1 Projects w/ Lucky Dragons
5/22 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar

DOM - 2010 Tour Dates
May 18 Mercury Lounge New York, New York, US
May 21 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
May 22 POPFEST 2K1o AFTR PRTY glasslands gallery Brooklyn, New York , US
Jun 11 PA's Lounge Somerville, Massachuse
Jun 24 Knitting Factory - Tap Bar New York, NY
Jun 26 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY

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Comments (14)

The Keep Aways are a band from Duluth, MN. They've been around for a good long while. The poaching must stop!

Posted by MikeCher | May 19, 2010 3:53 PM

Never heard of them.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:06 PM

AW HIS FACE HEALED!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:23 PM

No offense to this show but this show was awful.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:34 PM

If you don't like this song your not a patriot. Yeah, if you don't like this song your a terrorist.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:48 PM

I think I finally know what I want...I don't want to see either of these two bands especially at once.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:50 PM

I really enjoy DOM's new stuff

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 4:52 PM

Nerd!

Posted by BK | May 19, 2010 4:53 PM

3:53

sorry to say the keep aways might as well be making music on the moon. I'm from the mid west and man... even chicago can be a tough town for a band to catch a break in.

Posted by Anonymous | May 19, 2010 6:06 PM

DOM pretty much ruined Oneida's set in Boston. Do people really like this stuff?

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 9:26 AM

dom were awful

keepaway were much better

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 2:29 PM

Dom owned

Posted by Anonymous | May 20, 2010 3:31 PM

dom!

Posted by chi | May 22, 2010 1:54 PM

Posted by gimme | June 7, 2010 10:43 PM

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