Posted in music | pictures on October 28, 2010

photos by Jessica Amaya

"Matt & Kim shuttin it down!! @ Webster Hall" - Bryan Lam

"Matt and Kim concert. It's time to get crazy in NYC!" - Erik Segura

Matt & Kim

Despite their constant movement into the audience, onto their equipment and up the scaffolding that held up their light setup, Matt & Kim placed their instruments as close together as the 9:30 Club stage would allow. Their hyperactivity made Sleigh Bells look like slackers and the onstage chemistry was oh-so-cute -- except when it wasn't.

After a short time, it became clear that although Matt & Kim have released two albums and have material ready for a third, all of their songs are pretty much variations on their big hits, "Yea Yeah" and "It's a Fact." All have loud and fast drumbeats, loud and fast keyboards and loud and fast keyboards -- usually with the same chord progressions. But in case anyone got sick of hearing the same "BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM BLAM" over and over again, Matt & Kim broke up their own set with samples from stadium staples like Biz Markie's "Just a Friend" and DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat." Adding the jock jams seemed appropriate given that Matt Johnson kept breathing heavily between songs, as if constantly between sprints. The band's bright light setup also added to the illusion that we were really at some overstimulating pep rally. -[DCist]

The above quote comes from Matt & Kim's DC show which took place on 10/22 at 9:30 Club, a few days before the band began its two day reign at the 1400+ capacity Webster Hall (where will they headline next? Terminal 5?) with The So So Glos and Donnis (10/26 and 10/27). The pictures in this post are from the 2nd show, where, as usual, the kids ate it up, and just generally went nuts. Not news, but Matt & Kim's days of ruling the DIY Todd P scene are a thing of the past. Their choice of The So So Glos, who helped found the now-closed Market Hotel, as opener was one reminder though, of their pre-VMA/mega-sponsored life.

Matt & Kim's spunky NYC run is over (they're in Rochester tonight) (all dates below), but The So So Glos have another date in town tonight (10/28): they play a free show at Matchless with Titus Andronicus.

Matt & Kim's new album Sidewalks is out 11/2 (iTunes). "Matt and Kim fans around the country have been busy creating art on these postcards, distributed at festivals over the Summer, and sending them into m and k headquarters." Those postcards were compiled into a promotional video which you can watch under the rest of the pictures and videos from Webster Hall, and other stuff, below...

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

Donnis

Donnis

Donnis

Donnis

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The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

The So So Glos

Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim

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Matt & Kim

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Matt & Kim - Daylight@ Webster Hall 10/27/10

Matt & Kim "Grand" - Webster Hall 10/26/2010

Matt & Kim on Last Call w/ Carson Daly

Matt and Kim: Cameras Postcard Slideshow

MATT & KIM - 2010 TOUR DATES
Thu 10/28/10 The Club at Water Street Music Hall Rochester NY
Fri 10/29/10 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto ON
Sat 10/30/10 Le National Montreal QC
Sun 10/31/10 Northern Lights Clifton Park NY
Tue 11/02/10 Higher Ground South Burlington VT
Wed 11/03/10 Port City Music Hall Portland ME
Thu 11/04/10 House of Blues Boston MA
Fri 11/05/10 Toads Place New Haven CT
Sat 11/06/10 Pearl Street Nightclub Northampton MA
Sun 11/07/10 The Met, Pawtucket, RI

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Comments (32)

"After a short time, it became clear that although Matt & Kim have released two albums and have material ready for a third, all of their songs are pretty much variations on their big hits, "Yea Yeah" and "It's a Fact." All have loud and fast drumbeats, loud and fast keyboards and loud and fast keyboards -- usually with the same chord progressions."

ORLY?

Glad we have DCist on the scene to deliver this breaking news.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:18 PM

Finally heard Matt & Kim this year at Lollapalooza and COULD NOT BELIEVE that THAT is what people get so worked up about. I can think of a hundred repetitive commercial jingles that are less annoying.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:23 PM

Would people like them so much if they didn't make all those faces?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:25 PM

YEAHYEAH
YEAH YEAH
YEAH
YEAH
YEAHYEAH
YEAH YEAH
YEAH
YEAH
YEAHYEAH
YEAH YEAH
YEAH
YEAH YEAH

X10

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:34 PM

sorry, this is crap.

Posted by judge reinhold | October 28, 2010 1:34 PM

So So Glos were the first opener, then Donnis, then Matt & Kim.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:37 PM

Matt and Kim suck so bad it's not even funny.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:49 PM

i agree that the music isn't stellar, but they were REALLY fun to see live and everyone got into it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 1:56 PM

OMG YOU GUYS! I CANT BELIEVE WE'RE HERE! THIS IS FUCKING NUTS!

/matt&kim at every show they've ever played

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:05 PM

that chick needs a smack

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:10 PM

Why gender discriminate.

I can't remember when I first saw them but it was at least a couple of years ago and seeing that dork throw his hand up in the air like he thought he was reaching for the stars and say "hello where matt and kim!!! and we live here too!!! - over on grand street - heeeellllooo brooklyn" and watching her grin bobbing her head the whole time just made me sick to my stomach.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:26 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:27 PM

they're like the susan powter and billy blanks of indie music.
ANNOYINGGGGG

Posted by bitch | October 28, 2010 2:33 PM

two grinning morons pretending to play music.

An audience full of happy idiots loving it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:38 PM

Holy shit this band sucks so incredibly bad. And their fans are idiots

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 2:48 PM

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 3:47 PM

Oh my fucking god I've never bees so proud of a BV thread in my entire life.

I was scrolling down expecting the worst, I think I might rethink atheism!!!

God I want to bludgeon them both...

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 3:50 PM

some good photos though

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 3:56 PM

When the hell will they just fuck right off a bridge?!?

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 3:59 PM

waterstreet tonight hell yeah can't wait

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 4:15 PM

So wait, 3:50, you thought people here would be praising M&K??? They're like Exhibit A of what will get ripped apart here.

Having fun? check

Somewhat succesful? check

Annoying? check

Posted by streetdude | October 28, 2010 4:17 PM

i find matt more annoying

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 4:46 PM

MEH and KIM. thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 5:03 PM

MEH and MEH.

Get it? MEH and MEH? Get it?

Bwaah haha hahahaa!

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 5:51 PM

Who gives a fuck, you guys should stop boo-hoeing and GTFO! They take you out of the sad world we live in and make you forget about insane things that are almost impossible to forget about.
If "MEH and MEH" sucks so bad, why are you wasting your time even thinking about such a simple, stupid nickname.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 7:02 PM

They're just two super-posi people who want the kids to have a good time. A thousand apologies if their rays of musical sunshine actually end up raining on your depressing, fucked up world.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 8:30 PM

Everytime I'm like "Oh shit Beach Fossils - worst band in Brooklyn" I have to remind myself about Matt & Kim. Wow, it's bad.

Posted by Anonymous | October 28, 2010 8:49 PM

Awesome photos, Jessica! Especially this: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/img/music/donnis/websterhall/12.jpg

Posted by Diana | October 28, 2010 10:19 PM

They're not bad, you fucker. Technically? Okay, yeah they're not the best. Who care? Music is about making you feel good.


Go Matt and Kim GOOO!

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2010 12:50 PM

SO SO GLOS ARE THE BESTEST

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2010 5:01 PM

This was a so so glos show everything that happened afterwards is irrelavent.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2010 6:50 PM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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