There was a lot of positive energy at Chapel Hill’s Nightlight on Tuesday.
Whether you’re into thrillingly energetic live shows, avant-garde vocals or joyful Beatles covers, VIRGINS hit all the stops.
Saman Khoujinian, lead vocalist and guitarist, and Gabriel Anderson, drummer and vocalist, first performed as VIRGINS last year when they journeyed around the southeast on two bike tours. The local psychedelic folk duo played in front of a nearly packed venue for their first headlining act in Chapel Hill. And for some songs, they played with a packed stage.
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Khoujinian and Anderson incorporated a collection of extra musicians for part of their show, to their audience’s excitement — sometimes a bassist, sometimes a keyboard player and sometimes a team of female backup singers.
“We almost never play songs the exact same way that they’re recorded,” Khoujinian said.