COIN is a band I’m very familiar with. I’ve been to multiple shows and know all of their music. So, when I went to see them at the Van Buren in Phoenix, the expectations were really high. But once again, they completely blew me away. The concert opened with an all-female band called The Aces. This band was actually pretty good. The lead singer was able to move around the stage, involve the audience, and get the energy up. I was impressed.
Then, as COIN was getting ready to come on stage, I headed up to the mezzanine to try and get some pictures of the set. Luckily, it worked, because I caught the opening scene of the large LED screen behind the band that read “Welcome Home.” And that’s what it felt like. Now this concert was over 1,500 miles away from my actual home, but somehow, COIN managed to take me back to a week and a half ago, when I flew home to see their show in Columbus, Ohio.
COIN opened up with their new song Growing Pains which I thought was just incredible. It was so high energy and definitely the perfect song to open up with. This energy was met song after song, with a few slower ones mixed in, all which made up the perfect set list. The lead singer, Chase Lawrence, has a way of nailing his vocals, being insanely energetic, and interacting with the entire crowd all at the same time.
All of the band members are so incredibly talented, I won’t be surprised when they start getting bigger on the next few years. Overall, the concert was absolutely amazing. They are currently on their North American Tour, so if you have a chance to get out and see them, you might just see the best show of your life.