When Georgia's rock/hip-hop crossover act Rehab hits the stage at the Domino Room on Saturday, you won't need a ticket to get in. Now hold on, the show isn't free - you're not that lucky. Random Presents has introduced a mobile ticketing service thanks to technology developed by local company RocketBux.
Essentially, here's how it works: If you want to go to the Rehab show and your phone has Internet access (which it probably does), you visit www.randompresents.com and follow the links to purchase a ticket. Once you've made your purchase through PayPal, you'll enter in your cell phone number. Then, upon arriving at the show, you whip out your phone, which by this point will have received a barcode that the person at the door can scan.
Why electronic tickets? Both Random Presents and RocketBux say it cuts down on service fees, ticket delivery time, will call lines and is completely green, given that the tickets don't require paper.
So once you've made it inside, you'll be able to feast your ears on Rehab, a band that's rolled through town three times in the past couple years, playing a uniquely poppy meshing of rock and hip-hop. Fueled by their hit "Bartender Song," Rehab has been hitting the road hard, appealing to fans of rap, punk and even some country, given that the band is hardly shy of its Southern roots. One of the strangest stylistic amalgamations in all of rock music, Rehab probably has something you'll like, even if you don't realize it.
Rehab, OPM, Soul Stash
8pm doors, 9pm show. Saturday, August 8. Domino Room, 51 NW Greenwood Ave. Visit www.randompresents.com for ticketing info.