Matt and Kim >> performed at Marquee Theatre last night for their Tempe make-up show last October. Drummer Kim Schifino was healthy enough to play this time around but this performance by the duo was sick as fuck.
Kim actually had an ankle injury apparently sustained from walking while texting according to Matt. She was rocking a huge RoboCop boot on stage but that didn't stop her from stomping the shit of out that kick drum all night long, dancing on top of her set and even walking across the sea made up of Marquee's sellout crowd.
This was my 5th time seeing Matt and Kim and I just love the energy this couple brings to the stage every time. They pride themselves in always creating a party during their performances and that's obvious in their constant efforts to get the crowd involved. Like the last time they were in Tempe for Fall Frenzy, they threw out hundreds of balloons for the crowd to blow up and continually keep sailing through the air.
They performed a perfect blend of all their fun singles new and old as well as a healthy dose of drum-keyboard covers from Sugarhill Gang to my favorite 'Better Off Alone' by Alice Deejay.
They'll be playing some festivals like both weekends of Ultra in Miami in addition to some ad hoc US cities before wrapping up tour this summer. Then I assume it's back to the studio to work on more fun for my earhole. They said they'd be back to the desert before we know it so whenever that is, I'll be there and you definitely should too.