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Monday, March 28, 2011

Win Tickets to See Dom and Melted Toys This Wednesday at Rickshaw Stop

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Dom performing in NYC. Pic by Rob Harvilla.
  • Dom performing in NYC. Pic by Rob Harvilla.

As far as recent, ecstatic synth-rock anthems go, it's hard to beat Dom's "Living in America." The song sounds more MGMT than MGMT has sounded since, well, Oracular Spectacular. (Just admit it, you kind of miss "Time To Pretend.") "Living In America" grooves along poppingly until the chorus hits, at which point Dom frontman Dom (his first name; he doesn't like to reveal his last) moans with disheveled allure about how "It's so sexy to be living in America." This climax is all square-wave synths and bouncing beats and twinkling keyboards and being in your early 20s and being pretty much elated with everything. It goes extremely well with San Francisco on a beautiful Spring day.

Anyway, this Worchester, Mass., trio (that's "Woosta" to you) is bringing its neon glory to Rickshaw Stop for a show Wednesday with Heavy Hawaii and S.F.'s own Melted Toys. We'd like to give you tickets to the show, so you can see just how sexy it really is to be living in America. To make yourself eligible for this sure-to-be-delightful education, come this way...

To win tickets, go to our Facebook page, like it, (duh!) and comment on this post. The person whose comment we like the most will be notified Wednesday that they have won two tickets to see Dom at Rickshaw. The rest of you will have to pay on your own to live sexily in America, or plead your case to the nice folks over at Epicsauce, who are putting on Wednesday's show. But fret not -- nearly two days remain for you to summon the sort of cleverness that will allow us to give you tickets to Dom. Good luck!

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