A night that took the audience on an emotional rollercoaster
By Rohan Ahuja. Photographed by Caitlin Ferguson.
On June 7, 2017 the Nashville-native alternative band, COIN marked a milestone in their careers as they played their first headlining show in Dallas, TX for their sophomore album “How Will You Know If You Never Try”. The show radiated with energy and took the crowd on an emotional rollercoaster, making it one of the most memorable concerts for the band and the audience.
The ambiance was set by the stage alone with a neon sign of the hand featured on the cover art of their sophomore album “How Will You Know If You Never Try”, as well as the headstone featured with an epitaph of the album name. COIN opened with their smash hit single “Feeling” to invigorate the crowd. With the blazing red lights and the resonating electric guitar riffs paired with the song, the audience was swept into a state of excitement which set the mood for the rest of the show. The band then progressed to a hit off of their self titled debut album, “Atlas”, but sadly it could not be played due to technical difficulties. Throughout the show the band was able to show the tremendous growth that occurred between the debut album and their newly released album. Various upbeat songs from the sophomore album made the setlist such as “Boyfriend”, “Miranda Beach”,“Are We Alone”, as well as one of the most revered from the album “I Don’t Wanna Dance”.
Although some of the fan favorites such as “Heart Eyes”, “Hannah”, and “Lately II” did not make the cut, the band chosen songs provided just as much excitement and energy.
The concert also featured slower paced songs such as the nostalgic single “Malibu 1992” from ‘How Will You Know If You Never Try’, and with lead singer Chase Lawrence introducing his favorite song from the album “Don’t Cry, 2020” by taking the lead with a piano version of the chorus. Additionally COIN stuck to a more somber tone with the piano version of “I Would” from the debut album. The variation in moods of the songs played is what made the concert an amazing experience as COIN was able to successfully touch all members of the audience with their music. Lastly the show did feature the band’s two most successful singles “Run” and “Talk Too Much”. Overall the crowd loved both COIN’s sense of aura and energy, in turn creating a mutual feeling of intimacy between the band and the audience. Drummer Ryan Winnen, guitarist Joe Memmel, and bassist Zachary Dyke all shone throughout the show, with how they were able to display their individual talents and synergy as a band.
In short, the COIN concert at Club Dada in Dallas was a memorable and unforgettable experience, which will remain ingrained in the band and the audience’s minds for years to come. The Nashville band has made a huge name for themselves and will continue to attract a bigger and bigger audience in their future shows as they have now become one of the most popular bands in the Alternative universe.
Photos by Rohan Ahuja.