I was first introduced to electronic pop duo Cherub on accident when, along with some friends, I stumbled onto their set at a music festival. I was instantly hooked by their funky guitar riffs and falsetto vocals. Fast forward two years later, the duo has released two EPs and an LP, all having that distinct Cherub feel, focusing around themes of drug use, sex, and living in the moment. This weekend I had the pleasure of seeing them for the second time, this time at 9:30, and once again it was a great show.
Opening for them on their “Champagne Showers Tour”, was Gibbz, a producer and vocalist based out of Brooklyn, followed by electronic pop duo Ghost Beach. The highlight of Gibbz set was his last song, Tilt Mode, which was produced by the electronic super group Exmag (which includes Gramatik an Illumntr), and features his smooth vocals which the crowd, albeit small this early in the night, absolutely loved. Ghost Beach didn’t disappoint either putting on a good show, showcasing their array of pop-tracks with an 80’s vibe.
Finally, the act everyone was there to see came on and put on an impressive show. The duo from Nashville had the whole place moving as they played some of their biggest hits including Do I, Obviously, and of course their de facto theme song Doses and Mimosas. What impressed me most was their energy as they exuded the essence of what their music is about, having an awesome time and living in the moment. Cherub appeared to be having a blast on stage, and this, along with their funky tunes, had the sold out 9:30 club moving. It was clear they had a connection with their fans as they often spoke directly to the crowd, and Jason Kelly, who makes up half the duo was outside before the show with a huge smile on his face looking for the after party. Cherub once again, put on a great show that had the place filled with funky vibes, sexy vocals, and most of all a banging time.