Once again, I'm including both bands in the title. This time it was because Oberhofer really put me over the top to see Matt & Kim at the House of Blues. With a sold-out crowd to boot. Oberhofer were spot-on. And for this show, they really amped things up a bit - because they had to. Opening for Matt & Kim is a daunting task, but Oberhofer really brought their A-Game. A+
Very few bands can whip a crowd into a frenzy like Matt & Kim. It really is strange… I like Matt & Kim well enough, but I have to say I do think their show is a little hokey at times. Sure they're good people and put on a crazy-fun live show - but somewhere I struggle with authenticity. Maybe it's just because I don't see how anyone can have that much energy on a tour. I thought during this show that it would probably be my last Matt & Kim show (if only for putting my money & time to bands that need it), but they're already coming back and opening for Passion Pit - so our relationship may not be over yet. So… wanna see a crowd whipped into a frenzy?
Check out Scene's post for a less cynical review. :-)
Concert Review: Matt & Kim at House of Blues | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog
A Matt & Kim concert is more than just a concert. Last night before a sold out crowd at House of Blues, the duo pulled out all the stops. We’re talking confetti and balloons, sing-a-longs and crowd-surfing. Playing on an elevated platform atop the House of Blue’s stages, singer-keyboardist Matt Johnson and drummer Kim Schifino displayed the kind of exuberance that makes you think they must be on some seriously good drugs. Not that we’re implying they’re not genuine or anything like that"