Electro-pop, funk and hip-hop on menu tonight at Cargo

Tennessee's two guys Cherub play Saturday in the Cargo Concert Hall.
Tennessee’s two guys Cherub play Saturday in the Cargo Concert Hall.

This Nashville duo ain’t no country band.

Cherub — aka Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber — is known to “Bleed Gold, Piss Excellence,” which just happens to be the name of its newly released album.

Get your dancin’ shoes dusted off, as the boys will be spilling out electro-pop and funk — sure to get you unglued from any post-election hangover — when they deliver an all-ages show at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Reno’s Cargo Concert Hall. Tickets are $20 in advance or $26 at the door. Frenship and Boo Seeka will open.

Kelley and Huber met while riding boogie boards at a Nashville water park. They both attended Middle Tennessee State University, where they studied music tech and business, and have been making music together since 2010.

Sonicbirds describes Cherub as an “avante-garde, electro-pop duo that is the dance lovechild of ’80s funk, and pop music from the future. … With a live show that is bouncing with energy, Cherub dances their way into the hearts of audiences from the first falsetto hook until the very last delay filters out.”

Jordan Kelley explains: “We want to focus of making good music that is personally relevant rather than pay attention to the conventions of any particular genre.”

Jason Huber chimes in: “Instead of fearing the changes seen in music performance, with technology being so readily incorporated into everyday life, Cherub looks to embrace everything that is fresh and exciting, and we seek to pioneer a new school of music composition, production, and performance… and we plan to set the bar high. Cheers to the future!”

Frenship is the Los Angeles duo of James Sunderland and Brett Hite. In June, the band released “Capsize,” a collaboration with singer-songwriter Emily Warren. It reached No. 1 on Hype Machine and topped 200 million streams on Spotify. Frenship released its debut EP, “Truce,” in September.

Boo Seeka hails from Sydney, Australia, featuring Boo and Sammy Seeka. Electronic hip-hip names their game. They have been traveling across the world for nearly two years, a journey topped off by a “dream” appearance at Red Rocks. Soon, they will head home for a “summer” tour.

                                                                                                            -Randy Hashagen

 

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