Ever been to a concert that begins amazing and just continues to sky rocket into more fun that makes it really surreal? This was CHERUB at Terminal 5, if you ever get the chance to see them live, DO IT! The night was freezing but no one cared and that’s what makes concerts so special and makes the team at Pancakes and Whiskey love our job, so much more! We also had the chance to interview Cherub before their SOLD OUT show, we talked about their crazy dance moves, Tinder, and disco shit!
We started our night with Mystery Skulls, the amazing and addicting creation of Los Angeles based artist Luis Dubuc. He is seriously not to be missed, the entire crowd was dancing along to Skulls’ infectious beats and songs like “Magic” where he’s collaborated with Nile Rodgers, yes, the Nile Rodgers and the awesome Brandy. Our music crush, developed even further during the beautiful light show that accompanied Mystery Skulls’ set especially during “Magic” and made it truly MAGIC.
Next up, was the hypnotizing and super fun CHERUB, as soon as they started playing the crowd started rushing towards the front and honestly we couldn’t blame them. Cherub’s catchy electro pop is refreshing with a hint of randomness, charm, and very sexy beats. This show was, THE SHOW, to be at especially after a rough week of “super snow storms” and trudging through horrible train service; Cherub ended the week and the month of January on a fantastic way. The Nashville duo is mostly known for the hit, Doses & Mimosas, you can tell they’re so much fun and wonderfully transition from electro pop to baby making R & B. As Terminal 5 has crazy amounts of space, I decided to go on a little adventure and switch floors during their set and it is corny but it’s beautiful to see how the audience bonded while Cherub was on stage. Each floor had different age groups and there was not once person dancing at this show.
Check out our interview with Cherub and see how awesome and down to earth these guys are!!
Thank you guys so much for meeting with us!
So since the theme of your tour is #StripToThis tour, what’s the dirtiest joke you love or have heard before?
Jordan: I don’t tell jokes, even though I like to be funny or think I’m funny . I don’t have inappropriate jokes to be honest. I don’t even have a knock joke.
Jason: There was a joke I heard from a 6 year old it’s was a knock knock poop joke.
Jordan: It was okay though, she was really nice.
How do keep your falsetto voice in tact and not strain it? Do you take medications/remedies?
Jordan: Well I do strain it and there’s definitely shows where I cant hit falsetto so I do mid range. Thankfully we don’t have fans saying, “Hey you’re fucking faking it.” But it does get strained because I haven’t had proper training before but I have been whipping my ass into shape for the past 8 months and doing vocal warm ups and trying to properly project my voice. You can’t sing on tour while having a strained voice and recommendations are water and rest on your voice. Unfortunately, if I do strain my voice we’d then would have to cancel which we hate to do to since we’re on tour.
Do you guys have any dating advice for Tinder users?
Jason: *laughs* I personally have never done the Tinder but I feel the everyone is on there for the same reason so get into as much weird shit as possible you can always tell where a Tinder is going and people are trying to be timid and awkward but they’re all there for the same reason. Make weird shit happen! Yeah don’t go in with ice breakers because the ice is already broken
Jordan: Yeah, I never use Tinder either but I agree with Jason. What did you say, “Dive right in?” *to Jason*
Jason: Yeah, dive right in! Don’t be alickin’ where your friends a be astickin’…but don’t be wipin’ where your friends be swipin’!
*We all had a good laugh towards to the saying!*
Jason: What?! Too far.
Speaking of Tinder, Valentine’s Day; yay or whatever?
Jordan I’m not really much of a sappy love guy, I never saw my dad kiss either one of his wives. I was never raised to be very much into that, but Jason’s much more emotional than I am he loves those things. Let Jason talk you more about his Valentine’s Day because mine will be not so good.
Jason: *devilish smirk* A princess should be treated like everyday is Valentine’s Day. (very sweet!) But Jordan does Valentine’s Day pretty well.
Jordan: It’s not like I’m an asshole, my mom is more into Valentine’s which is good.
Since you’re on tour, what’s you favorite guilty-pleasure show? I wasn’t ashamed to spill my secret love of Mob Wives.
Jordan: Me and Jason have been watching Sons of Anarchy.
Jason: It’s not so much of a guilty pleasure.
Jordan: I like Love and Hip Hop
*We tried remembering random shows*
Jason: Well we watch whatever shows are on VH1 that feature Ray J, I just find their drama really really petty and awesome. I actually watched a marathon of “The Bachelor” with my girlfriend.
Disco Shit! What’s your favorite disco song?
Jordan: I feel like it would be Prince’s “Wanna Be Your Lover”, would be a great song; if I was hanging at a club during the time it came out I think I would be doing coke and listening to it, that would be tight. *laughs* It really good, awesome guitar riffs, it’s just awesome.
Your new album, “Year of the Caprese” seems more mellow and sexier than your other albums. Did you guys plan to go into that direction or was it improvised?
Jordan: Well the thing with the other when we made the “Man of the Hour” was much slower. Then we started playing shows and we saw what was making people crazy and so then we started making faster paced songs. We both listen to R & B so that has influenced more in our new album by more filtered sultry, sexy songs. I love Genuwine, D’Angelo, and Jodeci.
Most surreal experience as Cherub, where you guys were like, “This is amazing!”?
Jordan: I think paying rent was a good thing for us, we’ve had help from our friends and family but yeah definitely getting out of debt and also paying rent just doing things that we consider doing as adults. I think that was the big thing.
So, Doses and Mimosas, I found myself dancing to it on an empty train ride home. (Yes guys, this happens from time to time!) What is your best or your default dance move?
Jordan: He does weird stuff with his hands, passing on their energy. Jason mentions his default coke dance in the club *does a cocaine scooping dance, we all have a great laugh* It’s all about the scoop!
Jason: I don’t know when I’m onstage, I do some dumb things onstage and I watched it in the videos. I acknowledge the dumb dance moves and I’ve attempt not to do those things but it’s an involuntary thing. I don’t know I just let it happen, I’ve been into this whole body rolling thing on tour.
How does it feel to sell out Terminal 5?
Jordan: This is definitely, a pinch me moment in our career. I’ve been stoked to play here because I don’t think we’ve plateaued – we’ve been stagnant and so this is one of our moments where it’s been a great opportunity.
Jason: This has been an opportunity where we had a long discussion to figure out if we were ready to take on a venue of this size. We’ve played shows of 800 to 1500 but this show has definitely been the biggest.
Jordan: We’ve been lucky to have bands to have us open up for them but this is our first huge headliner show and we’re fucking stoked!!
Don’t miss out on these guys!!
Article by: Karen Silva
Photos: Shayne Hanley