What seemed to be an intimate setting at the Musical Hall of Williamsburg was quickly bursting with bodies once VHS Collection took the stage. Fans packed into the hall for Brooklyn’s very own VHS Collection. With their homecoming, the NYC natives found themselves back where it all started, and the energy could be felt throughout the sold-out room on June 29.
VHS Collection lights up Williamsburg
From the opening song, singer James Bohannon was engaged with the crowd, making sure to use the stage to his advantage. His animated presence reverberated throughout the hall and into the attendants. There’s always something exciting about seeing artist’s jump around the stage and truly get into their music, and that’s exactly how VHS Collection approached their show. The trio of Bohannon, Conor Cook, and Nils Vanderlip have the charisma and talent that listeners crave nowadays, and they certainly did not fail to impress with their live performance Thursday night.
Bohannon’s vocal range paired with the synth and guitar had the power to change the mood within the room from song to song. Before heading to the show, I found myself on the band’s website, soaking up their sound. My personal favorite ended up being “The Black,” and hearing it live only solidified my newfound love for it. There’s a haunting feel about this song that clings to you even after it’s finished.
The majority of songs played came from VHS Collection’s latest EP, Stereo Hype, which was released in August of 2016. You can even find a full review of their EP here on our site. From mellower tunes like “The Black” and “Late Night (It’s Okay)” which left listeners entranced, to bangers such as “Wide Awake” and “Lean” which lifted the crowd with VHS Collection’s unique and captivating sound. The trio closed out the night with “Waiting On The Summer,” an ideal encore song in the heat of this summer season.
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