This past Friday, May 4, alternative pop band COIN treated Cincinnatians to a free show next to the Great American Ballpark in celebration of The Flying Pig’s 20th anniversary. Featuring a DJ set from Etrayn and sets from local acts Telehope and Moonbeau, the block party was not an event to miss.
Last year, COIN released their second full length studio album, How Will You Know if You Never Try? Topping indie charts nationwide, COIN has developed a substantial fanbase and following in the Queen City. After their Midwest tour earlier this year, they released a new single, "Growing Pains," showcasing the band’s capacity to provide exciting new work for their ever-growing audience.
COIN, however, is not the only band from Friday making a big splash in the national scene. Telehope, a indie pop band based right here in Cincinnati, has been making big waves in not only the local scene, but also nationwide. This past summer, Telehope’s song "Joy" premiered on the season finale of the A&E Emmy-nominated program, Born This Way, opening numerous doors for them along the way.
Telehope’s mainstream exposure is not unique, however, seeing that Moonbeau’s single "Are We in Love Yet?" was featured on MTV’s award-winning program Catfish. Preparing for an album to drop later this year, Moonbeau has been busy playing shows and growing their name in the local scene. With several musical accolades under their belt, Moonbeau took home the award for “Best Electronic” group at the 2017 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards and played at Midpoint Music Festival in September of last year. In addition, Moonbeau was added to the lineup of Bunbury Music Festival on Saturday, June 2, at Yeatman’s Cove and Sawyer Point.