Getting tickets to highly anticipated concerts often requires fans to overpay scalpers or name their firstborn child 93.1 FM. See a show on your terms with today's GrouponLive deal: for $82, you get two general-admission tickets to see Matt and Kim, with special guests Super Mash Bros. and Body Language at Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, December 31, at 9 p.m. (up to a $146.70 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
The majestic opera house of The Hammerstein erupts in an aural fireworks and visual bombast as beloved indie dance-punk duo Matt and Kim rings in the New Year with a exhilarating set of high-energy party anthems. With Kim’s frenetic drum pounding and Matt’s propulsive keyboarding, the continually skyrocketing DIY architects of pop have scored a devoted following and their own line of sneakers with hits such as the gold single “Daylight” and the MTV Breakthrough Award–winning track “Lessons Learned,” which taught countless people not to leave mayonnaise in the sun. With a brisk sound that sends hip-hop through art school and makes twee pop do pushups, along with dazzling lights and costume changes, Matt and Kim’s athletic set starts the New Year off better than coffee brewed in a disco ball. Starting the show, fellow party instigators Super Mash Bros. blend the hits of the ‘90s with modern rap anthems into sonic smoothies, and psychedelic electronic magicians Body Language get crowds moving with bundles of boogie-inducing dynamite.