Girl in a Coma – Pick of the Week

{Pick of the Week in the October 17th Edition of the OC Weekly}

PLUG IN – by Gabriel San Roman

Though they take their name from a famous song by the Smiths, don’t expect San Antonio-based “Girl in a Coma,” to be a musical hagiography to the much revered Morrissey. Leaving that task to cover bands, the all Latina indie-punk outfit alternates between emotive ballads and energetic songs instead in carving out their unique and infectious sound. Powered by the talented vocals of lead singer Nina Diaz, Girl in a Coma’s live performances are so impressive that the legendary Joan Jett signed them to her label, Blackheart Records, after seeing the women in action for the first time. The Texas Trio has since gone on to release their debut album “Both Before I’m Gone,” and are currently touring with Tegan and Sara. Prepare yourself…they’ve been known to wake the half-dead.

{Catch Girl in a Coma on Travel Tips for Aztlan on 90.7FM KPFK Saturday 10 p.m – Midnight}

Girl in a Coma with Von Iva, Alex’s Bar, 2913 E. Anaheim Street, Long Beach, California, ( 562) 434-8292, http://www.alexsbar.com, 9:30 p.m. $5, 21+

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One response to “Girl in a Coma – Pick of the Week

  1. Girl in a Coma (who are also playing some gigs with Tegan & Sara) will be playing live at Amoeba Records in Hollywood on Monday Oct. 20th, at 7pm. If you’re not in that area, no worries, there will be a live stream cast of the performance as well!

    More info can be found here:
    http://www.amoeba.com/live-shows/performances/hollywood/2008-october-20/girl-in-a-coma/artist.html

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