With opening act Oberhofer and Matt and Kim taking the Fillmore Charlotte stage on Thursday night, the crowd definitely got their money’s worth.
The fairly new and impressive band, Oberhofer, played for about 45 minutes for their first show in Charlotte. They have a very likeable sound and are comparable to groups such as Moon Taxi, Kings of Leon and The Black Keys.
The crowd, an intimate number of people, enjoyed their set full of bass, drums and the keyboard.
The stage set up for Matt and Kim was simple yet effective. A large screen was the backdrop that showed different angles of the dynamic duo on stage.
They are an amazing, energetic band that brings out the best of each other. With Kim wilding out on the drums and Matt raging on the keyboard, they had the audience engaged and moving for the entire hour and a half set.
At one point in the night, Kim stood on the hands of the crowd and danced like a mad man. She was also full on head-banging while playing the drums, an imaginably tiring act.
But neither Kim nor Matt showed any signs of exhaust through their entire set, besides the occasional water break.
The band took it slow at times with “Turn This Boat Around” and “Silver Tiles” but also had the crowd moving like no other with hits such as “Daylight,” “Yeah Yeah,” and “Let’s Go.”
Noticeably, fans were engaged the whole time because the band has a way of making an audience feel special and really good about themselves.
“I’m judging you guys from up here and you guys look f****** awesome,” Kim told us.
“Us being here is everything we want in this world,” Matt exclaimed to the crowd.
The night involved lots of balloons, confetti, crowd surfers and sweat and they each added it up for a great Matt and Kim show.