I stopped by UCLA on the way home last night to check out Brooklyn duo Matt and Kim destroy The Cooperage (does this win the award for oddest venue in LA?). Matt and Kim apparently had some trouble with the Jet Blue check in guy, so they were without a drum kit, but openers No Age were nice enough to let them borrow their drums. Matt and Kim and No Age are both playing the Noise Pop Festival tonight in San Francisco.
If you have heard their music, Matt and Kim are everything you expect them to be. Total fun. Nothing but smiles. Great energy. Great rapport between the two. Personally, I was totally enamored by Kim. She has some much fun on stage and so much energy that it's really hard to take your eyes off of her.
The crowd was a whos who of UCLA hipsterdom. I felt incredibly old, but in hindsight, they did make the show a lot of fun. There was a mini-moshpit and a kid even crowd surfed! I can't even remember the last time I went to a show when a kid crowd surfed. The highlight of the night was of course their wonderfully catchy single, "Yea Yeah". If you haven't seen their video for this song, watch it here. It's a lot of fun and there's a huge payoff at the end.
More photos after the jump . . .