For as simple of a name as Matt & Kim, these two musicians can put on one hell of a show. This Brooklyn based duo nearly brought the House of Blues down on November 16th with just a drum set and a keyboard, something other bands should aspire to do.
Opening for Matt & Kim was the band Oberhofer, made up of Brad Oberhofer, Matthew Scheiner, Ben Roth, Pete Sustarsic, and Dylan Treleven, who I actually got the chance to interview before the show.
Favorite Concert Experience?
I actually went to a Mooney Suzuki show a few years ago, and that was really neat. They know how to put on a great show and I was really blown away by their energy, something that I try to incorporate into my playing every time.
Greatest Musical Influences?
Brad: Well I mean there is one now. (pointing to a picture of Jimi Hendrix painted on the Green Room wall) I really feel like his music speaks to me more than others and I try to emulate his creativity in my guitar playing and my vocal abilities as well.
Funniest Concert Moment?
Ben:There was this one time that Matt, I think, made an interviewer cry. She was so nervous and unprepared, so Matt got frustrated and he sort of snapped at her with answers ultimately making her cry. Yeah, that was a sad and yet very funny moment. (Everyone laughs)
Favorite Song to Play Live?
Brad: It is constantly changing. One song you loved to play one night is the one you dread the next. I just like playing my music in the moment and I constantly want to keep it fresh to myself and others.
Words to Aspiring Musicians?
Brad: Write a lot and practice a lot more. There is always something to write about even when it seems like there isn’t.