Cherub to play SPB spring concert at Pageant

Amelia Ma | Contributing Reporter

Cherub, an electro-indie duo known for their song “Doses and Mimosas,” will take the stage at the Pageant for Social Programming Board’s spring concert Thursday, April 14.

In previous years, the concert series was held on campus in the Gargoyle. However, the move to the Pageant will accommodate twice the number of people as the Gargoyle.

Jordan Kelley, left, and Jason Huber of the band Cherub perform live at Budweiser Made in America festival on Aug. 30, 2014 in downtown Philadelphia.Daniel DeSlover/Zuma Press/TNS

Jordan Kelley, left, and Jason Huber of the band Cherub perform live at Budweiser Made in America festival on Aug. 30, 2014 in downtown Philadelphia.

By moving the event from the Gargoyle to the Pageant, SPB president Rahool Bhimani said that the group is attempting to create a better and more professional concert atmosphere for the students and significantly cut the cost per person.

To accommodate the venue change, SPB will provide free transportation for students who live on campus.

Bhimani said that the arrangements are going well so far.

“This is our first off-campus concert so things are still a bit new to us, but we don’t foresee any difficulties,” he said. “Our contacts at The Pageant have been very helpful so far, and we’re looking forward to a smooth show.”

According to an SPB press release, Cherub finished a close second place on the artist survey sent out earlier this year.

Traditionally held once a semester, the SPB shows feature live music performances. Entrance to the show is free for Washington University undergraduates with a valid student ID.

Freshman Achint Rai expressed his interest in the upcoming concert.

“I…love EDM music, even though I may or may not actually go. I don’t know Cherub, and I also haven’t been to many concerts so I thought this would be a way to tackle all of that,” Rai said.

Freshman Lynette Chen, noticing the venue change, thought it to be a good choice.

“It’s a much bigger venue than the Gargoyle, and the equipment and lighting and stuff for a good show are already readily available. It might be a little far for most students to go, especially if the spring concert is held on a weeknight, but I think it’ll definitely be worth the walk,” Chen said.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information.