Stateside Presents

MATT & KIM

NEW DATE!

MATT & KIM

PAPA

Sat, March 9, 2013

7:00 pm

Marquee Theatre

Tempe, AZ

$20-22

Sold Out

This event is all ages

THIS SHOW WAS MOVED FROM OCTOBER 23, ALL TICKETS FOR THE ORIGINAL DATE WILL BE HONORED

MATT & KIM
MATT & KIM
Matt & Kim are a two-piece: Matt plays keys and Kim plays drums.

The two met at Pratt Institute. Despite Kim having never played drums before and Matt having never played keyboard, they started the band in 2004.

Sidewalks is Matt and Kim's 3rd full length and was released on November 2, 2010 on FADER Label. The songs were written by Matt & Kim and recorded in both Atlanta and NY with producers Ben Allen and Oliver Straus, respectively. The first single from the new album, "Cameras", was released August 31, 2010 and jumped to the number 14 spot on the iTunes Alternative Chart within the first hour its release. The "Cameras" music video was released on January 20, 2011.

The new album is the follow up to Grand, released in early 2009 via FADER Label. Grand achieved iTunes Top 10 single and album placements, as well as spots on both the Billboard Single and Album Charts. To date, Matt and Kim have been on the Billboard New Artist chart for 78 weeks and the single "Daylight" is certified gold, having sold over 500K.

Matt and Kim graduated with art school degrees from Pratt Institute and as such, stay closely involved in all the visual elements of the band. Kim designs the album covers and band merch. Matt develops the concepts for their music videos, including the one for "Lessons Learned," which won an MTV VMA for Breakthrough Video and an mtvU Woodie award for Best Video.

The band's first recording was a self-released EP titled To/From that came out in 2005.

Their second recording was their debut full-length titled Matt and Kim, released on iheartcomix records in 2006.

If Matt & Kim spent any time at home, they'd own a dog. Visits to dog parks suffice in the meantime. Kim has a constant smile on her face during shows because she loves beating the shit out of the drums.

Matt is a bad driver (says Kim).

Kim doesn't like spicy food.

Matt loves Mexican food.

Today, they each call Brooklyn, NY home.
PAPA
PAPA
Papa have found a way to reconcile their inborn melodious eclecticism with a face-punching wham-bam that only slightly suggests the old, old punk rock it'll invariably be lumped in with. (But that'd be the boundary-smashing punk art of Wire/PiL as opposed to the doctrinaire leather jackets 'n' spiky hair of the Clash or whoever .) Anyway, Papa've got a few tracks where they're exploring some freshly hummable kinds of noise, and their live set is reportedly a total sandblast.
Venue Information:
Marquee Theatre
730 North Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ, 85281-1204