Brooklyn-born indie-pop duo Matt and Kim – singer/keyboardist Matt Oriente and drummer/singer Kim Schifino – arrive for a show at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., at 8 p.m. Saturday, capping a week that saw the release of "Lightning," the pair's fourth effort.
These are the days for the duo – synth-pop and indie-rock artists are breaking left and right, and with the recent success of acts like Foster the People and M83, the peppy, consistently upbeat, über-danceable and highly accessible confections Matt and Kim have perfected over the past seven years represent the right sound at the right time.
Equally enticing is the inclusion on Saturday's bill of Oberhofer, the indie-rock outfit fronted by songwriter Brad Oberhofer, and also featuring the talents of multi-instrumentalist Matthew Scheiner, son of renowned record producer Elliot Scheiner, who has worked with artists as stylistically far-flung as James Brown, Aerosmith, Eric Clapton and Sting. Oberhofer is touring is support of its recent release, "Time Capsules II."
Tickets for Matt & Kim with guests Oberhofer are priced $18, and can be purchased at the Town Ballroom or through Tickets.com.– Jeff Miers