An Online Evening with Girl in a Coma

We are now taking pre-orders for the Day of The Dead t-shirts and selling tickets to our online concert Nov 6th. Important info so please read !! For the shirts, the store will only be open a week. Once we have collected all the pre-orders we will take to print and send out ASAP. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR SIZE IN THE NOTES SECTION! The online concert is Nov.6th and we will be playing acoustic for you and answering your questions live so let's chat! Order your shirt at and get your concert ticket at And go!

Fall Tour with Hunter Valentine

Fall Tour with Hunter Valentine and Krissy Krissy - Tickets on Sale THIS FRIDAY


Full dates and tickets on sale this Friday!



Where to see Girl in a Coma during SXSW


We are not playing an official showcase this year. . . but that doesn't mean we won't be around Austin playing some amazing shows! Including some free ones!

Also, we can't tell you who is headlining the Red Bull Sound Select Show. . . but we will tell you that YOU BETTER RSVP and plan to be there! Don't say we didn't warn you!

Friday 3/15
Stubhub Live @ Old School 
DAY PARTY - GIAC onstage at 1:00 pm
401 E. 6th St.
also peforming: Black Angels, Black Lips

Saturday 3/16 
The Big One 
DAY PARTY -GIAC onstage at 3:00 pm
1100 East 5th St. Warehouse
also peforming: Polyphonic Spree, Big Freedia and more 

Saturday 3/16 
Red Bull Sound Select - 120 Hours in Austin
Location & Time TBA via Red Bull Sound Select twitter
also performing: The Sword, The Sour Notes and a "special surprise guest you won't want to miss"  RSVP HERE


Nina Diaz records with Carla Morrison

Nina Diaz duet with Carla Morrison now streaming on Red Bull Panamérika

Carla Morrison records with Nina Diaz and Teri Gender Bender (of Le Butcherettes) at Red Bull Studio LA 


Girl in a Coma had a day off from tour yesterday in LA and Nina spent the day at Red Bull Studios LA where Latin Grammy nominee Carla Morrison was recording two new versions of her songs Déjenme Llorar and Hasta la Piel. The new songs were recorded as collaborations between Carla and Nina and Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes

Both songs are steaming now on Red Bull Panamérika and will be offered as a free download on Friday. Details coming soon on that. 
Carla Morrison is nominated for 4 Latin Grammy's this year. Her song Déjenme Llorar is up for Song of the Year and Alternative Song of the Year. 


Girl in a Coma at Lincoln Center • Thursday, Oct 25th

Girl in a Coma plays a free show at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center for Target Free Thursdays on October 25th in collaboration with Independent Music Awards.

Located on Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets. 

Girl in a Coma will take the stage at 7:30 sharp, so get there early to make sure you get in! The band will be performing a full headline set and will even have a couple new songs for you to hear.  


Girl in a Coma to Headline Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday, July 18th!

Girl in a Coma will be headlining their first show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York this Wednesday, July 18th. All Ages!!! You won't want to miss it. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Black Box Revelation (see them on Letterman) and Deadbeat Darling will open the show.

Limited edition posters by Tattooed Boy will be available at the show. This show is 18+

Help us spread the word! 

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

Fall Tour Supporting Minus the Bear

Girl in a Coma will be touring with Minus the Bear and Cursive this fall. Download a FREE 4-song Tour EP (including our song "Knocking at Your Door") when you order your PRESALE TICKETS on sale now.

New Single "HeatWave" Featured in JCPenney Ad Campaign

Girl In A Coma released their cover of the classic “Heatwave,” the song made famous by Martha and the Vandellas in 1964. Girl In A Coma’s version of the song, which was just released today, is now available on iTunes and has been picked up by JC Penney for their July national ad campaign.


Exits & All the Rest wins an IMA for Best Indie/Alt Rock Album!

Exits & All the Rest wins an IMA for Best Indie/Alt Rock Album!

May 2, 2012 — Company Of Thieves, JD McPherson, Girl In A Coma, Birdy Nam Nam, Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, Scott Biram, Spottiswoode & His Enemies, Amy Correia, The Wilders, Michael Torke, The Soul Of John Black, and The LeBoeuf Brothers are among the diverse self-released and independent label talent named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as the Judge-determined Winners of The 11th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans.

The Winners in more than 70 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe, were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry pros including Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Bettye LaVette, Jim Lauderdale, Joshua Redman, Shelby Lynne, Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Jason Olaine (Jazz At Lincoln Center), and Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter).

For the first time in The IMAs 11-year history, Judges declared a tie in 2 Album categories. A Passing Glimpse”, the latest LP from Pharis and Jason Romero, and “Middle Of Everywhere” by Pokey LaFarge And The South City 3 earned top honors for their Americana Albums; and in the Indie/Alt. Rock Album category, the latest Company Of Thieves album “Running From A Gamble” tied for the winning spot with Girl In A Coma’s album “Exits And All The Rest.”

 Details and complete list of Winners, Nominees and Judges available at:

Fan Online Voting Will Determine The 11th IMA Vox Pop Winners

Music fans have until midnight Friday, July 20th to champion their favorite Nominees and determine The 11th IMA Vox Pop Winners by voting online at


GIAC Nominated for Artist of the Year on Channel One

Girl In A Coma Announces West Coast Tour, Nominated For Independent Music Awards!

Girl In A Coma Announces West Coast Tour!

Nominated for Best Independent/Alternative Rock Album
and Best Independent/Alternative Rock Song at the
Independent Music Awards!


Today we’re thrilled to announce a headlining West Coast tour in April/May, with support from PIÑATA PROTEST (accordion powered punk rock) and SARA RADLE (formerly with The Rentals and Lucy Loves Schroeder). Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, March 13th.

Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, March 13th! 
Girl In A Coma is also nominated for two Independent Music Awards- Best Indie/Alternative Rock Album, and Best Indie/Alternative Rock Song! Fans can vote for the band on the Vox Pop section of
West Coast Headlining Tour with Piñata Protest and Sara Radle

4/22 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
4/23 – Las Vegas, NV – The Royal Resort*
4/25 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
4/26 – Santa Barbara, CA – UCSB*
4/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
4/28 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
4/30 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
5/01 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
5/04 – Portland, OR – Dante’s
5/05 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
5/06 – Boise, ID – Neuroplex
5/07 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kirby Court
5/09 – Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
 5/10 – El Paso, TX – Trick Falls 

*GIAC only

2012 Festival Dates
3/14 – Austin, TX – The Studio by HGTV (1am) SXSW
3/16 – Austin, TX – Easy Tiger Patio (1am) SXSW

5/12 – Austin, TX – Pachanga Latino Music Festival
5/26 - Dallas, TX – Homegrown Music & Arts Festival
6/02 – Helotes, TX – Josabi’s Outdoors (Rock Lobsterfest)
6/03 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest



10 Year Anniversary Concert & Screening

10 Year Anniversary Concert & Screening

Tickets for our Concert at Guadalupe Plaza are on sale now. Joining us for the concert is David Garza. The concert is opening night for San Antonio's Cinefestival.

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of our first show at Sin 13 when Nina was only 13 years old. We will have limited edition posters by Tattooed Boy at the concert. 

Guadalupe Plaza
1327 Guadalupe St. San Antonio, TX 78207 A
Ages • $10 adv/ $15 dos
Doors at 7:30pm 
Special Guest: David Garza 
Tickets available at: Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center or online

**Please note only concert tickets are available. The Cinefestival screening of Jammin has sold out! Thank you, San Antonio! 


NPR Tiny Desk Concert


Girl In A Coma: Tiny Desk Concert

January 30, 2012 The San Antonio trio gets back to basics to explore its songs' forms and the soul of its lyrics.

By Felix Contreras

One of the best features of our Tiny Desk Concert series is the occasional opportunity to hear a band perform its songs as they were written: with just an acoustic guitar and unamplified voices. That's the case with Girl In A Coma. In an interview, singer Nina Diaz said she writes the band's songs by closing herself off with just a notepad and her acoustic guitar. Which is slightly different than what we get on the band's albums: loud, crunchy guitars and seamless interplay between Phanie Diaz's drums and Jenn Alva's melodic bass work.

For the three songs Girl In A Coma performed during a recent stop in the NPR Music offices on a short East Coast tour, the San Antonio trio deftly gets back to basics to explore not just the form of its songs, but also the soul of its lyrics. You don't easily forget Nina Diaz's voice after you hear it for the first time, and as her songwriting skills grow, so do her vocal performances — it feels as if there's less effort and more emoting.

Nina's sister Phanie Diaz and bassist Alva pull off what I've found to be the Holy Grail of music-making: playing as one rather than merely accompanying each other. Being on stage for a long period of time with the same musicians creates a form of unspoken communication. Girl In A Coma's great songs and riveting performances all benefit from a sense that, while one member writes the songs, all three inhabit them.


Girl in a Coma: 'We're the girls next door, we're your sisters, we're your tias.'

Check out the video interview and article on Girl in a Coma featured on the front page of today! Part of CNN's In America series, the interview took place last summer when the band opened for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts at the Coney Island Summer Concert Series. 

BLOG from Phanie

Hello Everyone!

It's been awhile since we blogged but here is a quick one for ya. Jenn is working on a video so we should have that soon. Tour has been great! We started off playing the biggest show yet in San Antonio to over 2500 people! Dallas, Brooklyn,NYC, Chicago were some of the highlights of the tour. Got to see Joan at our NY show. Made some awesome new friends, our tourmates The Coathangers. They left us already and we miss them so if you have a sec go and check them out. Right now we are on tour with Black Box Revelation, a Belgium rocking band. Yesterday we joined up with Fences who will be with us the rest of the way.

SADLY, we had to cancel Denver. Along the way Nina picked up a nasty bug which lead to a sinus infection. She is recovering now and we should be all ready to go in time for Utah.

We got to play some tunes for the Carson Daly show and even charted on Billboard's Hotseekers charts! Thank you to everyone who has bought our new record Exits & All The Rest! Help us continue spreading the word about the album. We are just getting started! We have a lot more to come and a lot more touring to do for this record... and we promise to be back Denver!

We love you all and hope to see you out on the road!

Denver Show Canceled

Girl in a Coma regrets to announce that the show tomorrow night (11/23/11) at Marquis Theater in Denver is canceled. Nina is sick and lost her voice last night during the show in Minneapolis. Doctor's orders that she gets some rest so that she can heal. The rest of the tour will continue as scheduled. 

Blackheart Brigade Hosts After Show Party

Phanie D will DJ the after party hosted by Blackheart Brigade in New York City.  Click for details. 

GIAC on Carson Daly this Wednesday Night!

Tune in to NBC to see Girl in a Coma on Carson Daly this Wednesday night, November 9th at 1:35 AM EST/ 12:35 CST (technically Thursday). The band will be featured in a spotlight segment including an interview and performances of songs off their new album Exits & All the Rest. 

Columbus, OH

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the show in Columbus, OH has been cancelled. We are actively working on a replacement show and will let you know if we are able to schedule one on this tour.

Amoeba San Francisco - FREE In-store

We will be playing a set at AMOEBA MUSIC - SAN FRANCISCO!


Full details can be found at For those of you not in San Francisco, watch the live stream on Amoeba's website. 

**We had previously announced an in-store in Los Angeles on November 1st. We regret to announce that the Amoeba-Hollywood event had to be canceled. We will be back to LA on December 2nd at The Echoplex and hope to see you there!**


Hear the New Album on NPR First Listen

Exits & All the Rest is streaming on NPR Music all week! Take a listen and leave a comment and let us know what you think! 

First blog on the new website

We are at home, rehearsing for the new songs for tour. Just thought we'd take the time to write a blog about the new album.

Exits & All the Rest is probably the rawest album we’ve made so far. We recorded on analog for the first time. It is definitely a progression for us. I think we are becoming very comfortable in the studio now. We have a lot more confidence in what we are doing and we are a lot more vocal about what we want.

We recorded in Austin, TX with Mike McCarthy. We played live together and Nina went in for her overdubs after. It was the first time we cut songs as a band instead of recording our instruments separately. We also did songs in a few takes. Just a lot of vibing and chemistry going on in the studio, which we hope you can hear in this record.

The year we were writing and making Exits & All the Rest was a very emotional one for us. Each of us had different personal things and changes happening. We grew as a band and we grew as people and I think you can hear this on the record. Jenn came up with the title for Exits & All the Rest. It has a lot to do with the year we went through. There are always ways out of anything and then there is dealing with all the rest.

“Sly” is one of our favorite songs on the album right now. It’s a new sound for us. “Smart” is one of our favorites as well. At first Jenn and I (Phanie) were not into it. We thought it was way to poppy. Now its one of our favorite songs. It just molded itself into our brains. It reminds us of Echo and the Bunnymen . Just good vibes. “Adjust” is fun to play live because of the dynamics. “Mother's Lullaby” has a lot of deep meaning to it. Family is very important to us…and this is our song to them.

We hope you enjoy this record as much as we do. It is definitely now our favorite album yet and we are looking forward to playing the songs live.


New Tour Dates Added

Dates for Minneapolis and Orange County have been added to the tour! 

GIAC on Fuse

If you don't already have a copy of the first single from our upcoming album, check out Fuse.TV where you can get a free download of the "Smart" mp3.

First Single "Smart"

You can get a free download of "Smart" the first single off Exits & All the Rest here.

Thank you to the following stations which have already started to give the track some airplay:

107.1 The Peak (Anything Anything with Rich Russo)

KFMI (Eureka, CA)

KFMI (Eureka, CA); KLBQ (El Dorado, AR)

WGXL 92.3 (Lebanon, VT)

Indie 1031 (Sala de Espera Radio)