Editor’s Note: Every time Matt And Kim play Boston, it feels like a homecoming. The energetic indie-pop duo may call Brooklyn home, but Matt Johnson’s Vermont roots and Kim Schifino’s Providence upbringing always makes a show in our city a family affair. And last night (April 26) at The House of Blues was no different.
“The past couple of times they played House of Blues, Matt And Kim call out their parents being in the balcony, and they apologize in advance for all the lewd jokes they make,” says photographer Scott Murry. “And there were plenty of moments apologizing to their parents. Kim wanted everyone on the floor to split to a ‘Matt side’ and a ‘Kim side,’ effectively creating a canal down the center of the venue. ‘We need to open up this shit wide like my vagina, and I’ve had a lotta cocks in here. Sorry Mom and Dad,’ Kim said with a not-sorry chuckle.”
There were also giant dildos used as drum sticks, a fair bit of motor-boating going on, and a slew of blow up dolls appearing on stage during the finale. “So I don’t think they are shy around their parents,” Murry says.
Matt And Kim were in town showing off forthcoming album Almost Everyday, due May 4 via Fader Label, and this tour is their first since Kim tore her ACL last March in Mexico, so spirits were high and enthusiasm was palpable. Murry was up front to capture visuals of the show, as well as a few snaps of openers Tokyo Police Club and Future Feats. Scan through his full gallery below.