Shiny happy people

By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  March 16, 2009

Although they're intent on bringing that side of Matt & Kim to the people this year, they intend to cut back somewhat on their road-warrior habits of the past few years, for reasons that range from the need to nurture their relationship to fears of burnout or the whole thing's turning into a job. "I never want to forget that it's supposed to be fun," Johnson avows, "and I'm very passionate about being honest — if we're psyched to play, I want to show we're psyched to play, and if it's been a rough day, let's just be pissed off and let that come out. We like to play from an inspired place, and it has to be real. People can tell in a second if it's fake, and nobody likes a fake smile."

Matt & Kim + Cut Copy + Knightlife | House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston | March 22 @ 8 pm | $20 | 888.693.2583 or www.hob.com/boston

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