Matt & Kim · The Thermals
June 24, 2011
Majestic Theater · Detroit
There is no band that brings it “harder” to their live show than Brooklyn’s Matt & Kim. If you want 75 minutes of pure, can’t stop smiling joy spreading from the artists down to every single person in the audience, then look no further than this dynamic duo.
Highs & Lows
- Portland’s The Thermals delivered a spectacular dose of drum-breaking garage rock that got the crowd properly amp’d up for the headline performance on deck. That is if you like the no nonsense musical stylings of a “professional rock band” (we do!)
- The silk pull reveal of M&K’s keyboard & drum kit moments before taking the stage. Might have been more dramatic if there was a cello hidden underneath
- “No one brings it harder than Detroit” – Matt Johnson. Damn straight!
- Kim’s demonstration of the many alternative koozie options open to you ladies when holding a beer at a concert
- Dude that attempted to run across the stage only be taken down by Majestic security, forcing Matt to stop mid-song just to ensure the guy was okay
- The three Jersey Shore-esque amigos removing their shirts at an indoor/evening event like this was Saturday afternoon at Lollapalooza
- “Detroit is too good for a sloppy booty shake” – Kim, moments after getting her signature crowd-surfing booty dance freak on. Point taken, we’ll be ready next time!
Hipster Factor: 9.0 (out of 10). Striped tank tops, headbands and more than enough fedoras were spotted among the sold-out crowd.