Bad Suns have been on our radar ever since the release of their Transpose EP in 2014. Two years later, they’re touring on their second studio album, Disappear Here, and selling out gigs from coast to coast. Thankfully, they chose to spend Halloween with Philly fans at Union Transfer.
Before Bad Suns, though, we got a taste of some southern rock. COIN from Nashville took the stage first and surprisingly stole the show. With a debut album under their belt and a mass amount of Philly fans, the four-piece indie-pop band had every demon, fairy, and zombie jumping up and down. There were roars erupting from the crowd that drowned out lead singer Chase Lawrence’s affectionate statements.
You can tell it’s been it’s been a rapid rise to fame for these guys, but it looks like their Walk The Moon-esque fervor is going to continue to carry them to the top.
After a brief intermission, the American rock band Bad Suns appeared on stage draped in leather. I’m still not positive what they were going for this Halloween night, but it looked a lot like this.
They opened up with their highly acclaimed hit, “Disappear Here”, which is also the lead single off their most recent record. While Bad Suns performed their bouncy alternative rock tracks from three projects, the Philly crowd sang ever word with them. The audience demographic was relatively young, but the balcony was still full of 21+ fans who reached out to lead singer Christo Bowman in adulation. All in all, I can easily see Bad Suns returning to a large-scale venue next time around. Union Transfer may just have won Halloween night in the Philadelphia music scene.
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