COIN at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Irving, TX

Pop-rock band, COIN, joined us in Irving, TX for a night of dancing and singing at the top of our lungs.

Nashville-natives brought their crew to the suburbs of Dallas. The touring band is made up of Chase Lawrence (lead vocals and synths), Ryan Winnen (drums), Joe Memmel, (lead guitar and vocals), and Matt Martin (bass). Most people know them from their 2016 lead single “Talk Too Much.” Following suit, COIN has released four studio albums. Their latest is Uncanny Valley, released in March of this year. The Uncanny Valley Tour started in July and they will be hitting various North American cities for the rest of the year.

Accompanying COIN was hip-hop band from Kansas City, Missouri, BLACKSTARKIDS. The five-member act consisted of TyFaizon (vocals), The Babe Gabe (vocals), Deiondre (guitar), Jack Dolan (drums), and Jerry P. (keys). BLACKSTARKIDS formed in 2019 and in the past three years has dropped five albums and don’t plan on stopping. Their genre blurs the line between almost every group of music. Their track “Frankie Muniz” has Green Day references and other tracks draw inspiration from artists such as Tyler, The Creator and Mac DeMarco. The show opened with the 2020 single “Sounds Like Fun.”

COIN strolled onto the stage at about 9:10 pm. The band opened with “Learning,” the opening track on their 2022 album, Uncanny Valley. They followed up with two more songs from their latest album “Chapstick” and “Cutie” to which fans were more than excited to dance. Both of which are from their latest album. After a couple of newer songs, they jumped back in with some classics from their sophomore album, How Will You Know If You Never Try. During “Boyfriend,” some fans handed Chase a bouquet of flowers in a special moment.

Mid-set, during a monologue led by Chase, he praised everyone for being there and informed the audience that The Pavilion at the Toyota Music Factory was the biggest venue they had performed at on this tour. He then slowed the night down and performed “Getting Older” and fans responded by taking out their flashlights and waving them to the song. A few tracks later, the band played “Take the Stairs.” During the outro of the song, Joe ran off stage, and returned with a trumpet and performed an amazing solo. After the song was over, Joe confessed that that was the extent of his trumpet playing and that he had learned it so he could play it live for us. Before wrapping things up, they played their infamous “Talk Too Much” and as expected fans had a very good time. They then closed with “Crash My Car” from their 2020 album Dreamland.

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Lauryn is a student studying Mass Media and minoring in Digital Film and Photography at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, Arkansas. She finds her comfort in photography and creating stories out of still images. As being born and raised in the south, country music will always hold a dear place in her heart. If Lauryn is not attending a concert, she is probably trying to catch up on all the school work she put off in order to go to the show.