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    Girl in a Coma at The Flycatcher on Wednesday


    Courtesy of Daniela Riojas: Nina Diaz, the lead singer of Girl in a Coma, an indie rock band from San Antonio, is performing at The Flycatcher during her new solo project. Her solo album is expected to be released later this year according to her website.

    If you’re looking for a girl rock show in Tucson, look no further. This Wednesday at 8 p.m., Nina Diaz will lead Girl in a Coma in a 21-and-up rock show at The Flycatcher.

    After adding its lead singer and guitarist, Nina Diaz, Girl in a Coma has released four full-length records on Blackheart Records. Its debut album, Both Before I’m Gone, reached number 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. According to Girl in a Coma’s website, the band received its break after being noticed by the one and only Joan Jett, who signed Girl in a Coma to her label on the spot.

    In early 2013, Diaz began creating music that was all her own. The band took a break in early 2014 for Diaz to write and record a new solo project, which will be released later this year. For now, the band is touring around the Southwest before Diaz releases her new album.

    Diaz writes most of the band’s songs and has been singing, writing and performing since she was 13. The San Antonio native is a frequent guest of National Public Radio. NPR called her, “One of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” She has toured the world with Morrissey, Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Sia, The Smashing Pumpkins and many more. Fans and critics are expecting to hear more of her hard-core moaning and indie-rock sound surrounding her lyrics in her new solo project.

    Girl in a Coma’s most recent album, Exits & All the Rest, features aggressive guitars and drums, intense screams from Diaz and what Consequence of Sound calls, “A unique blend of rock, punk and considerable Texas influence.” The trio that is Girl in a Coma is a prime example of today’s “girl rock” sound. Fans and critics alike are raving over Diaz’s writing and the fluid way it matches up with the rest of her group’s musicianship in Girl in a Coma’s new album.
    Girl in a Coma will be performing at The Flycatcher, the renamed version of Plush. The owner of Plush sold the iconic Fourth Avenue bar to a long-time employee, Justin McLamarrah.

    The employees and fans of Plush don’t appear to be too bummed; as Flycatcher employee Galen Snyder said, “Plushies still exist; live music will still be enjoyed.”
    Come prepared with your ID proving you’re 21 and up, $10 for admission and your favorite rock show attire.

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