We got a chance to chat with Girl in a Coma before their show at the Hi-tone last Sunday.
Girl In a Coma is an Indie band from San Antonio, Texas on Joan Jett‘s Blackheart Records‘ label. The band is made up of Mexican-American sisters Nina (vocals/guitar) and Phanie Diaz (drums) and long-time friend, Jenn Alva (bass). The name is a reference to The Smiths‘ song Girlfriend in a Coma. Before they were called Girl in a Coma, they were Sylvia’s Radio and Girls in a Coma.
In 2006, while filming the television series pilot for the SiTV show Jammin, the girls met one of their musical idols, Joan Jett. Joan Jett and producer Kenny Laguna signed the girls to a contract with Blackheart Records as a result of seeing them perform at the Knitting Factory in New York City for the television show. In October 2007, while in New York, Girl in a Coma were called by Morrissey to open for the remainder of his tour. Besides Morrissey, Girl in a Coma have opened for Frank Black, The Pogues, Tegan and Sara, Social Distortion and many more.