Girl in a Coma
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Girl in a Coma Biography
Girl in a Coma is a rock band from San Antonio, Texas " land of puffy tacos, Lone Star Beer, and the place where Ozzy pissed on the Alamo. All through High School best friends Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz spent their Friday nights not at the football games, but in Phanie's bedroom listening to records, singing along to punk songs, and talking of the band they would someday form. Girl in a Coma was formed, with Nina singing and playing guitar, Jenn on bass and Phanie on drums. For the next five years the three girls practiced, wrote songs, and slowly built up a solid and loyal fan base though constant touring. In addition to playing hundreds of their own headlining shows, Girl in a Coma has played on Vans Warped Tour and has opened for Morrissey, The Pogues, Frank Black and the Catholics, theSTART, The Epoxies, The Eyeliners, Boz Boorer and The Bozmen, The Groovie Ghoulies, The Cruxshadows, Brassy and The Smoking Popes. Then in 2006, Girl in a Coma caught the eye of two Los Angeles-based producers visiting San Antonio, who just happened to be looking for the perfect band for the pilot episode of a national documentary TV series on up and coming Latino bands. With cameras in hand, they filmed the girls for three weeks, flew them to New York for a special Knitting Factory show, and surprised the band with an introduction to one of the Girls' idols, Joan Jett. 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 general public got a taste of the CD's songs at the 2007 SXSW Music Festival where a receptive national press began a critical buzz for the upcoming release. "Both Before I'm Gone," hits the record stores in May of 2007. Currently, the band is gearing up for a summer tour in support of the new CD as well as dates on the Vans Warped Tour.