Concert Review: Grizfolk and Coin @ Black Cat – Washington

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Hailing from Swedish roots, five piece band, Grizfolk headlined their first North American tour. Their captivating performance gained the attention of fans with their alternative folk sound. Having toured alongside Grammy nominees like Bastille and Haim, Grizfolk were no strangers to playing sold out shows.

With a sold out show in Washington, D.C., Nashville-based band, COIN, supported the alternative band with their upbeat synthpop songs. They had set the stage for a night filled with dancing by starting out with a new song, I Would, off their upcoming selftitled LP. Their set was filled with new and old songs that energized and warmed up the crowd, a contrast to the freezing temperatures outdoors.

Grizfolk filled the speakers of the crowded space with a heavy, upbeat bass fused with intricate synth instrumentals. They started out with Waiting for You, which combined upbeat chords and lyrics that represented unrequited love, emotionally drawing you in. Not only did they play songs that made your heart yearn, but they also played unique covers of songs like Money Trees by Kendrick Lamar and Suffragette City by David Bowie. Their set even included an intimate encore where they played an acoustic rendition of their song, Way Back When, silencing the crowd with their acoustic guitars and harmonizing voices. With a fascinating and truly unique performance, America will definitely be seeing Grizfolk in the near future.

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Review by Christine Ly | @holachristine

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