Dom has successfully turned his proclivity for good times into some catchy, low-fi pop songs, crafting two exuberant EPs out of his youthful, often intoxicated adventures. After frontman Dominic (no last name, to add to his mystique) quickly assembled a group around him to help realize his hazy musical ambitions, the hype surrounding the quintet rapidly spread from their Worcester, Massachusetts, home to all points of the U.S., buoyed by the group's decidedly tongue-in-cheek anti-anthem "Living in America." But when you get past the feverish publicity surrounding them, you'll find that Dom have written some sun-drenched garage-pop melodies that indeed warrant the attention they have received. Whether their fuzzy, ramshackle sound translates well live, you'll just have to find out for yourself in the Entry. With Nice Purse and Squares. 18+.
Thu., Jan. 12, 8 p.m., 2012