Dominic Minix is a guitarist and singer-songwriter from New Orleans Louisiana who leads the band Yung vul, a New Orleans modern jazz, punk rock, and hip hop project. From 2016 to 2017 Yung vul was the artist in residence at Ace Hotel's New Orleans Three Key's, curating a monthly collaborative music series called Clashback. Yung vul has played venues including One Eyed Jacks, Tipitina’s, and Preservation Hall as well as Buku Fest, French Quarter Fest, and Jazz Fest. Yung vul was also featured in Boiler Room. Dominic has performed with artists like Pell, Nicholas Payton, and Saul Williams and toured in 2015 with Grammy Nominated trumpet player Christian Scott. In addition to performing with a wide array of musicians, Dominic also works in other creative mediums. In 2017 Dominic modeled in a Jocks and Nerds Magazine UK spread, hosted a post-apocalyptic themed fashion show with multimedia artist Afrovelvet, and has scored several short films that were featured in the New Orleans Film Festival. Yung vul’s Cannonball Adderall EP is available on all streaming platforms.
Instagram visuals: Remi Sorbet
Short written by Dominic Minix and Directed by Jonathan Issac Jackson
Song by Dominic Minix with Scott Philibert
"Summer in New Orleans is slow, but that helped motivate local guitarist and bandleader Dominic Minix. “I was getting very frustrated here, and I decided I had to get out of this cycle of accepting less than I deserve. I had to go out and get it,” Minix says. “So I bought plane tickets on June 19 — Juneteenth — to L.A.”
Minix’s current project, Yung vul, fuses the rich complexity of contermporary New Orleans jazz with the visceral energy of punk rock. Its lineup and sound has been flexible since its debut EP, Cannonball Adderall, dropped in 2016, but Minix’s raw vocals and technical, soulful guitar playing have remained at its core. Now Minix is ready for the next step in his career."
-RAPHAEL HELFAND, THE ADVOCATE NEW ORLEANS