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Thursday, March 13 • 12:00am - 12:30am
Girl In A Coma

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Girl In A Coma hail from San Antonio, Texas - land of puffy tacos, Lone Star beer, and the place where Ozzy pissed on the Alamo. Nina Diaz, who was 12 when the band formed, is often referred to as "the female version of Morrissey" and has been compared to artists as diverse as Bjork, Patsy Cline and Morrissey, himself. Her powerful, expressive voice, mature beyond its years, is unforgettable to anyone who hears her sing. With Jenn Alva on bass and Phanie D on drums, this band has been likened to The Smiths, The Pixies, and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. The girls recorded their first demo with Boz Borrer, musical director for Morrissey in London in 2004. In 2006, they were picked for SíTV's docu series Jammin’ where they were flown to New York and had a surprise meeting with their idol Joan Jett. Joan and her long time producer and songwriting partner, Kenny Laguna immediately signed them to their label, Blackheart Records. With six years of writing and performing behind them, Girl in a Coma had an amazing amount of material to pull from and had trouble narrowing the list of songs to thirteen tracks. Songwriter Nina says, “The title for the album comes from something James Dean once said, ‘Being an actor is hard. Being a man is even harder. I hope to be both before I’m done.’ I like to say, ‘Being a musician is hard. Being a human is even harder. I hope to be both before I’m gone.’” The album ranges from faster tracks like "Say" and "Clumsy Sky" to "Road to Home", a hauntingly beautiful ballad that pays tribute to those many years of gigging on the road. “These songs are a mixture of old and new, to us anyways,” Phanie says, “some songs such as Consider have been around for 6 years, and others are brand new. We like to say this album was six years in the making . . . but we recorded it in only a week.” Girl In A Coma have opened for The Pogues, The Smoking Popes, Frank Black and The Catholics, The Epoxies, and are currently on tour (opening for Morrissey) to support their debut album, BOTH BEFORE I’M GONE.
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/60568.html

Thursday March 13, 2008 12:00am - 12:30am
Continental Club 1315 S Congress Ave

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