By Emily Gainous

Last Wednesday, indie pop band Coin played their first headlining show in Atlanta at the small and intimate Buckhead Theatre as part of their East Coast leg of their North American tour. This is their first return back to Atlanta since they played at Music Midtown last September, which I also got the chance to attend. The band’s frontman, Chase Lawrence, hyped up this particular show because he was simply so honored to be headlining a show in such a huge city like Atlanta where the band has a big fanbase at. Personally, I have been following COIN for awhile now, and it was amazing to see popular they’ve become in the alternative community. It was also amazing to see how humble they remain despite gaining such a huge and dedicated fanbase.

Chase Lawrence in the crowd; taken on my iPhone 7

COIN is known for their energetic and just pure fun shows and that is certainly what they gave Atlanta that night. Every song has a catchy and uplifting beat that anyone can dance to. Chase Lawrence has an electrifying stage presence and loves to get out into the crowd which he did multiple times. He is gutsy and carefree and you can tell he is having the time of his life during his shows. They played the majority of their album “How Will You Know If You Never Try” along with a few of the popular songs from their self-titled album. They also gave us a preview of some new music, including their new single ‘Growing Pains’ which they released last week.

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Video still taken on my iPhone 7

COIN’s overall set is aesthetically pleasing and well put together. The lighting and graphics are thought-out and original and it meshes well with the band’s image. The instrumentals are fantastic and they sound just as good live as they do on their records. The band is also very connected to their fans and very appreciative and humble. They give back to their fanbase by putting on such an amazing and personal show. They also do free meet and greets at some of their shows, including Atlanta. It took hours after the show, but they made a point to meet every single fan in line, which is something a lot of bands won’t do.

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My meet and greet picture. From left to right: Zachary Dyke, Chase Lawrence, me, Ryan Winnen, and Joe Memmel.

This show was easily one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. It was very laid back and just a lot of fun. If you haven’t checked them out yet, you can find all of their music on Spotify, iTunes, or Apple Music. They are also still on their North American tour which you can find more information about here.

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Video still from their song ‘Don’t Cry, 2020’ also taken on my iPhone.

For more information on COIN:

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