Matt & Kim

Energetic duo Matt & Kim prove that their sets are just as upbeat as their music

WRITTEN BY: Allyce Andrew
Image Source: Allyce Andrew

After watching Matt & Kim perform at the House of Blues in New Orleans on June 8th, it comes as no surprise that the indie dream couple won the MTV Performing Woodie Award this year.

Matt & Kim

Singer and keyboard player Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino are based in Brooklyn and started the band in '04 after they met at Pratt Institute.  Extensive touring and three energetic albums later, the upbeat duo has grown into something huge. Matt & Kim's music lacks nothing in the terms of energy, proving that a group does not necessarily need all of its members to make a full band.

Matt & Kim

They maintained huge grins while powering through tracks and rap covers, revealed details about their sex life, forced their sound tech to put a fans underwear on his head, and interacted with the crowd in-between songs. A few things that fans were urged to do by the band was to blow up balloons with their faces on it and throw their underwear onstage (Kim even asked all of the men to take off their shirts near the end of the show). Kim proclaimed she loves her life since her job was making music each night, a mentality that shows in their performances and never fails to disappoint fans.

Matt & Kim

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