SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS
Jr.: Girl in a Coma to celebrate release of 'Coverland' CD
This time around, there's a homecoming/CD-release party, multi-artist gatherings and hardcore honky-tonk. Move out.
‘Adventures' with GIAC
GIAC will take over Josabi's on Saturday with an assist from Agent Ribbons and Piñata Protest. Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is listed as 8. It's an all-ages show. Tickets cost $10 in advance through Front Gate Tickets, $12 at the door.
The San Antonio trio, Nina Diaz (guitar, vocals), Phanie Diaz (drums) and Jenn Alva (bass), has been on a hot Tex-Mex/alt-rock roll since March. The band tore it up at South by Southwest. Cherie Currie of The Runaways sat in with GIAC on “Cherry Bomb.” Then Blackheart released the cover-song project digitally and on vinyl records.
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez directed the video for the trio's version of David Bowie's “As the World Falls Down.” And now “Adventures in Coverland” is out on CD with bonus songs including a couple of originals and a rendition of Buffalo Springfield's “For What It's Worth.”
Able to soulfully move from rocking original compositions to covers of Selena (“Si Una Vez”), The Beatles/George Harrison (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”) and Patsy Cline (“Walkin' After Midnight”), GIAC is building a large and loyal fan base through hard work and fine music. GIAC heads to New York and New Jersey in early November.
White Rabbit will be the setting Saturday for a Halloween-themed Artslam! with 20 visual artists and music from Big Soy, The Hawks of Holy Rosary, Robo Trumble and DJs JJ Lopez and Scuba Gooding Sr.
From 4-8 p.m. Sunday, the Bulverde Academy of Music, 28152 US 281 N., will stage its annual fall festival with music from owner Bobby Flores and instructors including Roberta Morales, Jim Kalson and RJ Smith.
Morgan and company cover
Paycheck (“Meanest Jukebox in Town”) and Dale Watson (“Where
Do Ya Want It”) and others, but add to the book with “Turn
Up the Bottle,” “Buick City” and “Hard Scratch
Pride.” It's time to board the Whitey Morgan/78s bandwagon.