COIN comes to campus

Aimee Wiencek

This past Saturday, COIN performed for the students of Case Western Reserve University. The concert was hosted by the CWRU University Programming Board (UPB) and held in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom. With tickets only being $2, the concert was a perfectly affordable event for a Saturday evening. 

COIN, formed in Nashville in 2012, is an indie pop band, comprised of three members, Chase Lawrence, Ryan Winnen and Joe Memmel. The band has many successful hit songs including “Talk Too Much,” “Crash My Car,” “Malibu 1992” and “Run.” Their songs have charted on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart. 

The band has released two studio albums, including their self-titled debut album “COIN” and their most recent release “How Will You Know If You Never Try.” With 2,195,658 monthly listeners on Spotify, the band is quickly rising to fame. 

The night began with CWRU’s own band, Sticky, opening up for COIN at 9 p.m. The openers, a CWRU favorite, got the crowd riled up and excited for the headliners who appeared at 10 p.m. As soon as COIN stepped on the stage, their catchy lyrics, upbeat music and amazing stage presence made it hard to not sing and dance along. 

Lead vocalist, Chase Lawrence, was a main cause of the lively concert. One could tell through both his vocals and his close interactions with the crowd how invested and excited he was to be performing. 

His constant engagement and his amazing live vocals, made the concert a real crowd-pleaser. The show ended with COIN’s major hit “Talk Too Much” and almost every CWRU student sang along.

“I didn’t really know any of their songs beforehand but I still had a really good time,” said second-year Meira Farhi, “I think they were fun to watch and kept the crowd lively.” 

Despite being a relatively short concert, it truly was the perfect event for the CWRU students to let loose and have some fun. With the band’s bright lights, energetic music and unbelievable stage presence, COIN gave the students of CWRU a night to remember.

If you missed their concert or just simply cannot get enough of COIN after their performance at CWRU, you’ll be happy to know that they are beginning their fall tour on Oct.7. They will be performing across the United States and Canada, including Tennessee, Michigan, New York and Toronto.