The glorious and almighty Girl in a Coma will be gracing Austin with their inspirational presence as they headline at the Mohawk on Feb. 9. This kickass trio of Latin ladies from San Antonio will be performing with Young Girls and The Bluebonnets on the outdoor stage Saturday night.
Girl in a Coma is pretty much three awesome chicks who rock. The voice of Nina Diaz has a way of pulling at you with subtle vibrato and a rich, low sweetness that seems to come from a deep place. Her sound is the perfect combination of aggression and sadness, mixed up into something beautiful. The vocalist/guitarist is supported well by the talents of her sister, Phanie Diaz, on drums and Jenn Alva on bass.
They released their first demo in 2005 and have since been signed to Joan Jett’s label, Blackheart Records. The girls have opened up for bands like Morrissey, Tegan and Sara and Social Distortion. They even made a video, directed by Robert Rodriguez, for “As the World Falls Down,” that was on par with the dreamy version that Bowie sang at the masquerade ball in Labyrinth.
Opening up for Girl in a Coma are two more Texas bands keeping with the female theme. Young Girls are an indie-pop band from Houston and they happen to be made up of all boys. The Bluebonnets are first up on the bill and they are an all-girl, blues-rock band from Austin that includes Kathy Valentine, bass player for the Go-Go’s, as one of their members.
The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9. Tickets are $12 in advance and $14 the day of the show. The Mohawk is at the corner of 10th Street and Red River.