Presented By Midnight Voyage Productions & WUTK 90.3 The Rock
Cherub - https://soundcloud.com/cherublamusica
Ghost Beach - https://soundcloud.com/ghostbeach
Friday, September 5th, 2014
The International - Knoxville
940 Blackstock Ave
Knoxville TN 37921
Tickets will be available Friday, June 13th, 10 AM EST
$15 Advance | $17 DOS
No underage Surcharge
9PM | 18+
Please bring a valid, state issued photo ID.
::::: Cherub ::::
Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber take their fun very, very seriously. The pair behind the ambitious and emphatic Nashville duo Cherub craft hooky electro-pop that lyrically captures the risque, pleasure-seeking impulses of their youth, while their studio expertise results in grooves so alluring, even your parents can dance to them. Which is their exact goal on Antipasto EP, the precursor to their highly anticipated Year of the Caprese debut LP.
Kelley explains, “it’s just the coolest thing if you can have different generations dancing to the same song.” Cherub doesn’t just commingle age groups. Huber and Kelley’s musicianship and imagination allows them to create their own ideas about style and music rather than abiding to genre. Featuring the viral hit “Doses and Mimosas,” two new songs and a Knocks remix, the four-track set serves as the boldest alignment of their diverse musical interests yet, ranging from brash rock to playful pop to seductive R&B.
The duo met while pursuing music business degrees at Middle Tennessee State, a large public university just outside of Nashville. Prior to meeting up at a dorm party, the two were figuring out how to become their own local legends. Huber was fronting a psychedelic folk-rock band, whereas Kelley was something of a mainstay in the Nashville hip-hop scene. Well, sort of. “I was making beats for this hip-hop duo and we got to open for GZA, but I didn’t know how to DJ my own stuff.” After meeting Huber, “I just asked ‘can you turn my beats into a live show?’”
Soon thereafter, Kelley sent Huber his self-composed Man of the Hour EP and the two realized the potential in their partnership. Cherub began in earnest, with Huber’s live production embellishing Kelley’s clever songcraft.
Kelley’s lyrics of relatable hedonism come from everyday experiences - “nonsense on my iPhone notepad,” zoning out during long plane rides or meeting a local yahoo who got an unintentional writing credit on “Doses and Mimosas.”
But above all else, Cherub are men of the people, dudes of the dancefloor, aficionados of the after hours. From the countless house parties they’ve played in Tennessee to their Age of Reason tour with Gramatik to their prestigious Red Rocks Amphitheater gig with STS9, they’ve always made it a point to engage with their fans. “People always think it’s weird when we ask during the show if there’s an after party,” Kelley says with a laugh. Antipasto starts the party, what happens from there on out is anyone’s guess.
::::: Ghost Beach :::::
GHOST BEACH, the New York-based duo of Josh Ocean and Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn is part of a community of musicians and artists that are always pushing each other to innovate from both a writing and performance perspective. Bringing together the two worlds of electronic and live performance is the ethos of a duo whose sound is self-described as "Tropical Grit Pop.”
GHOST BEACH is not purely electronic or purely a live band, but a realization of what lies in the middle.
Josh plays the jilted lover with vocal panache as Eric's soaring
synths, guitars and forever young harmonies are plucked right out of Neverland.
GHOST BEACH is more about a time than a place, and that time is now.
The electronic world is opening people up to old-school synth music, like Tears For Fears
and Talk Talk. It’s cool to be a part of that resurgence.”
– Josh Ocean