Jordan Kelley is a slick studio guru and crafty songwriter with a feathery falsetto. Jason Huber fills the remaining space with effect-driven guitar work that is expertly executed, whether in house or on the stage. Put the two of them together and you have the electrifying Nashville duo Cherub, proud purveyor of bawdy and provocative pop. This funky brand of immensely danceable indie-tronica brings the hooks to a whole new level. The moments of sing-ability, driving beats, and dreamy, textured synths create a sound that is fresh, energetic, accessible, and maybe even transcendent.
Cherub performs Saturday, September 21, 8 p.m. at The Club at Water Street Music Hall, 204 N. Water St. $12-$15. waterstreetmusic.com.