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Phillyist Reviews: Girl in a Coma with Sia


Girl in a Coma is a three-piece band from San Antonio, Texas. All chicks and all rock. They are signed to Joan Jett's Blackheart Records so they sorta kinda have to rock.
Experiencing Girl in a Coma at the TLA was a combination of punk and 90's rock mixed together, which this Phillyist holds near and dear to her heart. When I would glance on stage at the three piece band wearing flannel and rocking out, I was reminded of the grunge rock that came from bands I loved like Nirvana and Pearl Jam, plus some punk rock mixed in for added pleasure. The best part about Girl in a Coma? Nina Diaz's voice. Boy can that girl sing. Her voice reminded me of a combination of Regina Spektor and straight up punk rock.

Girl in a Coma were on tour with Sia to promote their latest album, Trio B.C. If you're just starting out, I highly recommend checking out their album Adventures in Coverland. It's just that. A bunch of really awesome covers. Songs like Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight" and Joy Division's "Transmission" show the band's talent while remaining true to the songs. Whatever you do, check out Girl in a Coma. They are going places, kids.

Sia did not disappoint. She performed some new songs off of her forthcoming album, We Are Born, which is due out June. And did classics like "Breathe Me" and "Soon We'll Be Found" that the audience loved. Like Diaz's voice from Girl in a Coma, Sia's voice soars. So effortlessly too. In true Sia fashion, her show wasn't without its quirkiness. There was an onstage marriage proposal and a bubble machine attached to Sia during the show's encore that showered the audience (especially the front rows) with bubbles reminiscent of a children's playground.