Matt & Kim are coming to BU!

in Events, Featured, General News
January 23rd, 2014

Indie duo Matt & Kim will bring their spunky hybrid of indelible songs, emphatic beats, and tireless energy to the GSU Metcalf Ballroom on Saturday, April 5, in a show just for BU students! Tickets are $15 and go on sale Friday, February 28. BU Seniors will have special access to pre-sale tickets, starting Monday, February 24.

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Connecting with their audience is a key focus for Matt & Kim. The indie dance duo’s live shows – which are legendary for constant, in-your-face exuberance – feel more like vibrant, sweaty loft parties than traditional concerts, for both audiences and the band. Simply put, they are a two-person dynamo, frantic, tightly wound, and full of good cheer. Their performances are as physical as they are musical. . . . For sheer adrenaline-per-second, no other band comes close.

The band started in 2004, essentially by accident when Matt & Kim were art students at the prestigious Pratt Institute, where they studied film and illustration, respectively. When Kim wanted to learn to play drums and Matt (who’d been in bands before) was getting his head around a new keyboard, the band was born.

They’ve earned a Gold Record for the upbeat, stick-in-your-head track “Daylight,” played festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, along with international festivals like V (U.K), Pukkelpop (Belgium), Fuji (Japan), Big Day Out (Australia), Primavera (Spain), Oya (Norway), SWU (Brazil), as well as hundreds of shows. They’ve won three MTV awards: a Breakthrough Video Music Award and mtvU Best Video Woodie Award for “Lessons Learned,” and a 2011 award for Best Live Band.