Written By | Andre Buchanan
Located in Little Five Points, an area filled with art and culture and basically the hub or anything cool in Atlanta, lies Variety Playhouse. Variety Playhouse is a venue known for being a favorite to many ATL locals. With a 40 ft wide stage, a nice sized standing room and seats for the floor and balcony, Variety Playhouse is a great venue for anybody that likes to get wild which is perfect for Matt and Kim.
Joining Matt and Kim on tour is a band by the name of The Frights. If you’ve never heard of The Frights, then I recommend you open up your spotify right now. Originally from California, The Frights are a garage punk band that consist of four members. Mike Carnevale as the lead vocalist, Mark Finn on the drums, Jordan Clark playing the guitar and Richard Dotson on the bass.
They’ve been playing some amazing music since 2012 and has a pretty big fan base. Although Matt and Kim were the headliners, many fans knew every single word to each of The Frights songs. They’re performance was so amazing from start to finish that I was sore from jumping up and down. And this was just the beginning of the night. Be sure to give them a listen. You’re welcome in advance.
I have been a fan of Matt and Kim for about 10 years and have never had the chance to attend any of their shows. They are on tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their second album “The Grand”. I’ve heard that they through one of the best performances so I have been looking forward to this for a while. Busting out on stage with a bang, Matt and Kim started the show with possibly their most famous song “Daylight” and continued with hit after hit for the rest of the night.
To make a long story short, just to describe the kind of show they put on, there was confetti, lots of flashing lights, balloons, dildos ( you heard me), mosh pits, crowd surfing, blow up dolls with Matt’s face on them, and a lot of screaming. By the time the show was over, I was sore and covered in my own sweat. Matt and Kim’s fans have to be some of the most supportive and awesome fans ever and they know what they’re getting into when seeing them live so you know the energy was inanely wild. That being said, this was probably one of the best nights of my life, and if you ever attend a Matt and Kim concert you’ll see why.
Photo Credit | Andre Buchanan