BY GABRIEL SAN ROMAN
With a new album and a slew of tour dates, San Antonio’s Girl In a Coma venture out, gazing toward their past. The trio of Tejanas—sisters Nina Diaz (guitar/vocals) and Phanie Diaz (drums), plus longtime family friend Jenn Alva (bass)—have netted a string of impressive accomplishments in the past couple of years.
The band, buoyed by Nina’s high-powered vocals, released their first album, Both Before I’m Gone, in 2007 on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records and have toured overseas with their hero Morrissey (note the Smiths reference in their band name). Remembering that it was Nina and Phanie’s grandfather Cleofas Olivares who gave them their musical passion, Girl In a Coma decided that their latest should be titled in his honor.
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