Homecoming Fest, Featuring Matt and Kim, Free Live Concert In Downtown Melbourne
Alumni Affairs caught up with indie-pop artist Matt Johnson, who co-founded the band with Kim Schifino, to chat about Homecoming Fest 2015.
“We are thrilled to add Matt and Kim to the Fest Headliner list—The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Taking Back Sunday and SOJA. They bring an infectious onstage energy, and their shows are known for their party vibe. We expect to fill the streets of downtown Melbourne again this year,” said Bino Campanini, vice president of alumni affairs.
Matt and Kim is an American indie dance duo from Brooklyn, New York. The band started in 2004 and have played in tons of U.S. festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Firefly, Ultra and hundreds of shows including Madison Square Garden. They’ve also won three MTV awards: an MTV VMA, an mtvU Woodie Award for “Lessons Learned” and a 2011 OMA award for Best Live Band. Their upbeat, stick-in-your-head track “Daylight” is certified Gold and on its way to Platinum, having sold over 900,000 copies.
[box] What can students, alumni and the community expect from a Matt and Kim concert? [/box]
[quote] A great time–a certain energy, I think that is what people really connect to–you may not realize that Kim is going to be jumping up and down on her drum set and occasionally standing on the audience hands. We give it everything we’ve got. We like to create the vibe of the show where people dance and jump around. Not standing and looking at your feet. The audience is part of the show–it’s about everyone.—Matt Johnson [/quote]