Colony House Brings Down Vinyl Music Hall's House

Embracing the enchanting vibes of feel-good music on the Gulf Coast, Colony House, accompanied by the talented openers Lunar Vacation, perfectly scratched that musical itch on the night of September 22nd at Vinyl Music Hall.

Colony House Brings Down Vinyl Music Hall's House
Colony House performs at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, Florida on Sept. 22, 2023. (Photo: Tandra Smith)

Who doesn't love a night of feel good music on the Gulf Coast? Colony House, with openers Lunar Vacation, fulfilled the itch I was craving on Sept. 22 at Vinyl Music Hall.

I love metal and rock as much as the next person, but sometimes, you do want to tone it down a bit, but still go to an energizing show.

Lunar Vacation, from Atlanta, kicked off around 8 p.m. at the fairly packed venue. They weren't particularly energizing, but I didn't mind it, because it really helped set the tone for the night. Grace “Gep” Repasky, on vocals, almost cooed to the crowd at some points while performing alongside bandmates Maggie Geeslin (guitar), Matteo DeLurgio (keyboard and various percussion) and Connor Dowd (drums).

Lunar Vacation opens for Colony House at Vinyl Music Hall on Sept. 22, 2023. (Photo: Tandra Smith)
Lunar Vacation opens for Colony House at Vinyl Music Hall on Sept. 22, 2023. (Photo: Tandra Smith)

The group didn't even let a rather loud and rude individual talking through most of their set deter them either. Though the rest of the set has been on the vibey side, their last song was so energetic and ear-splitting, I almost wondered if a pit was imminent.

I was left pitless, but before I knew it, Colony House was taking the stage. It was my first time seeing the band, who performed at Bonnaroo this year, among other festivals.

The Tennessee based band performed nearly 20 songs and at no point in the night did the energy decrease. Caleb Chapman (vocals) jumped into the crowd numerous times and even ran up and sung on the balcony of the venue, stopping for a few videos and selfies on his way up and down from the balcony.

One of the coolest moments of the night was when the group invited a fan up into the crowd to play a portion of their song on guitar.

All in all, Colony House brought the Vinyl Music Hall's house down and we can't wait until they return!

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