SUB, SGA announce indie dance duo Matt and Kim as fall concert

Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. | Matt and Kim to Perform in Colonnades Lot  

With the semester in full swing, the Student Union Board and Student Government Association have been hard at work preparing for the fall concert. Headlining the event, Matt and Kim will join the SUB Fall Event series as they come to campus on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in the Colonnades Lot to close out the semester.

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Brooklyn indie dance duo Matt and Kim released New Glow, the band’s latest full length on April 7, 2015. After a hugely successful North American headline tour plus countless festival and college performances this summer, the duo are still at it – eagerly hitting the road this fall and winter.

Matt and Kim, aka Matt Johnson (vocals/keyboards) and Kim Schifino (drums), get things rolling in their exuberant style with a performance lyric video for the song “Get It”: Three minutes and seven seconds of heaven for anyone who has, or hasn’t yet, seen Matt and Kim’s legendary live shows.

With New Glow, the duo who love hip-hop and pop have made an album of undeniably catchy beat-driven anthems with hooks that just don’t stop and just won’t leave your head. “The best era of music is right now and I believe we’re doing our best work yet,” said Johnson.

“Anyone who has seen one of our shows knows we love any style of music you can have fun and get wild to,” Johnson said. “I’m not sure we were able to put that diversity on any of our albums the way we did on New Glow. While there are definitely songs that will feel familiar to people who know our stuff, there are also songs like ‘Get It’ which have always been part of who we are but went unrecorded to this point. We helped edit a lyric video for ‘Get It,’ using live footage from a handful of festivals and shows we played in the last couple years.”

The two met while attending Pratt Institute and quickly became known for their thunder-punching, melodic mix of indie and dance music. Right off, Spin said “there truly is no sound these two won’t use to support their almost religious commitment to spreading huge grins,” while Pitchfork described their quality as “melody so happily jerky and rhythms so dangerously spastic that you can practically hear paroxysmal crowds pogo-ing madly … Johnson sings, and thousands of other kids in his zip code (and others like it around the country) feel like he’s describing their Saturday nights.”

All the while they toured the globe, becoming the go-to band for raw exuberance, bombastic beats, sing-along refrains and dance-ready anthems on larger and larger scales. They’ve performed at many, many major music festivals including Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Firefly, Summerfest, Big Day Out, Fuji, V, Pukkelpop and Ultra.

Performance Chair Taylor Obzud ’17 is so excited to welcome such talented artists to campus. “If you told me four years ago I’d be planning and executing full scale concerts, I wouldn’t have believed you,” Taylor said. “I am so excited to have such an exciting duo come to campus. I have heard great things about their shows and am excited to help create the madness later next month,” she said.

Matt and Kim join the all star lineup of artists that the Student Union Board and Student Government Association have brought to campus over the years including, the Summer Set, Misterwives, B.o.B, Ludacris, Maroon 5, Timeflies and the Chainsmokers.

All Elon students, faculty, staff and alumni will receive free entry to the event with a valid university issued ID.

Although the biggest, the Fall concert isn’t the only event SUB is excited about this semester. On Wednesday, Oct. 12, Food Truck Frenzy returns to campus just before fall break. For all things SUB visit!



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·      For more information, contact SUB on its Facebook page or visit the SUB office in Moseley 207