The Dose: Matt and Kim electrify House of Blues Dallas

The Dose: Matt and Kim electrify House of Blues Dallas

The Dose: Matt and Kim electrify House of Blues Dallas
April 26
12:42 2015

Nicholas Friedman / Features Editor

Torrential downpours plagued the streets of Dallas Friday night as concertgoers raced from the packed parking lots to shelter inside the House of Blues.

Somehow they all left more drenched than when they showed up.

Matt and Kim, the eclectic couple-turned-indie duo rocked the House of Blues Friday night with a massive setlist, confetti and a whole lot of uncontrollable dancing.

Opening their set with “Overexposed” from their fourth album, “Lightning,” set the tone for what most Matt and Kim shows end up being, a dance party unlike any other. For those who haven’t been to one of their shows before, prepare to have to do a preshow workout.

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Peppered throughout the show were callbacks and covers of popular songs from the last twenty years. There was some DMX, some “Trap Queen” and the crowd-favorite, “Ignition (Remix)” by R. Kelly. This was sealed with a request by the duo to blow up balloons they had thrown into the crowd. They were then all released at once when the next song began.

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There were jokes, there were lots of f-bombs and bum shaking, but most of all, there was an effortless amount of crowd interactivity, and that makes Matt and Kim shows unique.

At one point, Matt and Kim dropped a 50-foot parachute on the crowd and had them spread it across the pit as they played what they called “the shortest Matt and Kim song ever recorded.”

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Though it was anxiety-inducing and unbelievably sweltering, it was an enormous amount of fun.

They played the hits, like “Daylight,” “Let’s Go,” “Cameras” and a wonderfully-acoustic rendition of “Good ‘Ol Fashion Nightmare.” They even referenced the fact they are on every car commercial on television right now, and apologized for it, and how Kanye West shouted them out on Twitter, telling them the drums on “Daylight” were “stupid f——- good.”

Then Kim danced on the crowd, per usual, before the final act.

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When they left the stage after their final song, the band was rallied back for one more, and thing’s got crazy. As the band finished “It’s Alright” they were played out to a loud bass drum as they thanked the crowd for the night.

They’re not the best band in the world, and they don’t think they are, but they sure put on one hell of a show at the House of Blues Friday night.

Photos by Meagan Sullivan – Staff Photographer

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Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman

Nicholas Friedman is the Editor In Chief of the North Texas Daily. In addition, he's had his work published at The Dallas Morning News, GuideLive and the Denton Record-Chronicle.

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