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Cherub and Bad Things at Legends

| Wednesday, September 10, 2014

web_cherub and bad things at legends_9-11-2014Samantha Coughlin | The Observer

This weekend is football’s first away game, meaning all of us Domers staying on campus will have to find other ways to entertain ourselves. Luckily, Legends has two consecutive nights of musical acts.

Thursday, the electro-pop duo Cherub hits the Legends stage, after releasing their first album, “Year of the Caprese,” on May 27. Hailing from Nashville, Tenn., their first single, “Doses and Mimosas,” was number 43 on Billboard’s Rock Airplay chart and 23 on the Alternative Songs chart in February.

Cherub consists of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, who met while both studying music production at Middle Tennessee State University.

The concert at Legends is their fourth stop on “The Champagne Showers” tour. The pair just finished a summer tour, hitting up festivals like Bonnaroo and Glastonbury. In June, they performed on Conan.

When asked about their genre in an article by The Guardian, they said, “It’s Prince on ecstasy. We’d wanna just say pop just because it’s got the catchy hooks and the feel-good vibe that we feel like a lot of pop songs have. Maybe old school pop songs.”

Ghost Beach and Gibbz will be opening for them.

The New York-based Ghost Beach have performed with acts such as Imagine Dragons, David Guetta, Vampire Weekend and Robin Thicke.

Ghost Beach released its debut album, “Blonde,” in March. PopMatters described the album as “the soundtrack to a neon-swathed beach house party, a joy ride on a cool summer night, or a nostalgia-fueled recreation of the original Passion Pits.”

Gibbz is a Brooklyn-based singer and producer, whose debut single was released in March. Gibbz produced, wrote, and sung “Again and Again” all by himself.

If you’re too busy to see the concert Thursday, make sure you don’t miss what’s happening in Legends on Friday. Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White brings his band, Bad Things, to perform for the Notre Dame student body.

The band consists of singer Davis LeDuke, bassist Jared Palomar (a former member of the band Augustana), guitarist Anthony Sanudo, drummer-vocalist Lena Zawaideh, and guitarist Shaun White. They played Lollapalooza in 2013 and the Firefly Festival this summer.

Their self-titled debut album was released last January.

The band got the chance to play one of the four headlining Saturday night stage slots at Lollapalooza in 2013 after Death Grips didn’t show.

According to Rolling Stone, White began playing the guitar after winning a Fender Stratocaster from a snowboarding competition.

“It was like a trophy — you weren’t even supposed to play it. And I just fell in love with it,” he said in the interview.

Members LeDuke and Palomar admit to hesitation when they first looked into joining a band with world-famous snowboarder Shaun White. But both said they felt better about it after meeting with White, according to interviews in Rolling Stone and Grantland.

The Cherub concert starts at 10 p.m. on Thursday and the Bad Things concert kicks off Friday at 10 p.m. These Legends concerts should not be missed.

About Caelin Miltko

I am a senior English and Irish language major, with a minor in Journalism. I spent the last year abroad in Dublin, Ireland and am currently a Walsh RA living in Pangborn.

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