Girl in a Coma
San Antonio’s Girl In A Coma have left a permanent tattoo on the hearts of music lovers with their piercing songs and nuclear performances. They’ve blazed a singular trail since Nina Diaz joined the band at age 13 and have found champions and comrades along the way including Joan Jett who signed them, Morrissey, Sia, Tegan and Sara, The Pogues and Amanda Palmer who have hand selected them for tours. In addition, Robert Rodriguez asked them to compose one of the key songs for his film Machete last year. All the while, they have been building one of the most impassioned and diverse fan bases in music. Girl in a Coma are that rare feral band, unaffected by trends, that has managed to stay wild and thrill us at every turn. Exits & All the Rest, their 4th album out November 1 on Blackheart Records, is the most heart-stopping turn yet.
The Recruitment was initially a project started by CT Carmona and Dave Wellman in the fall of 2008. Upon meeting and sharing similar musical aspirations and interests, the two quickly began writing songs on just a bass and drums. Carmona and Wellman spent the next four years writing music and in constant search of like minded musicians to play with. After more than a handful of failed recruiting efforts, the two were unable to find the right mix. Finally, in 2012, the group introduced Cheryl Lawson (a fellow Girls Rock! Camp Chicago colleague of CT's) and Kaaren Fehsenfeld (a fellow LGBT rights advocate) to the band. The two quickly found their place as the two newest recruits.