Friday, February 9, 2007

DOMMIN (unsigned, no management) -- We first caught Dommin at an L.A. Viper Room gig a few months back. Upon arriving at the venue, we’d noticed that it looked as if a Hot Topic convention just let out – the line was around the block – filled with Gothed-out Latinas. The show was fantastic. Singer/songwriter Kris Dommin has this Glenn Danzig/Elvis Presley thing going on – sounds ridiculous, I know, but it completely works and the dressed-in-black ladies pressed up against the front of the stage obviously agreed. The Dommin album, Mend Your Misery, is best described as “romantic, rock-tinged goth pop.” Fans of Type O Negative, Life Of Agony (basically any of the mid-‘90s Roadrunner Records artists) and lovers of The Cure, Depeche Mode, Sisters Of Mercy, etc. will and should immediately embrace Dommin. Again, there are a million ways to effectively market an act like this. Without the help of a record label, songs from Mend Your Misery are already garnering radio play on major market radio stations including KROQ Los Angeles, WFNX Boston, KUPD Phoenix, KUSF San Francisco, KTCL Denver, WXDX Pittsburgh, KIOZ San Diego, KVGS Las Vegas and XM Satellite Radio (among others). Check the Dommin MySpace page for show dates and music (L.A. music execs should hit the 2/17 show at Bar Sinister in Hollywood).