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Girl in a Coma Plays Cafe Nine Tuesday, July 17th
My friend J.J. introduced me to Girl in a Coma after seeing them open for Morrissey a few years back, a fitting gig for a band named after a Smith's song. He told me it was an all-girl trio from San Antonio that played punk rock songs with melodies straight out of the '50s, and I was immediately sold. J.J. usually steers me in the right direction, and this was no exception. Front-girl Nina Diaz write the songs and sings them, and her sister Phanie plays drums. (Their friend Jenn Alva plays bass.) She joined the band when she was just 13 after demonstrating her talent for her big sis.
By Mike Sembos
July 16, 2012