Nina Diaz

Nina Diaz

See, Spare Parts For Broken Hearts

Fri, June 9, 2017

8:00 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

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This event is 21 and over

Nina Diaz
Nina Diaz
NINA DIAZ, lead singer for the San Antonio band Girl in a Coma, has been hailed by NPR as "one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today." At age 13 Nina's vocal and songwriting skills impressed her older sister (eight years her senior) so much that she asked Nina to join her band on lead vocals and guitar. The band was Girl in Coma. The band so impressed Joan Jett at a performance at New York's Knitting Factory, that Jett signed GIAC to her label, Blackheart Records, on the spot. The band's 2007 debut album, Both Before I'm Gone, was a critical hit and reached No. 23 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart. Girl in a Coma went on to release three more albums and toured the world opening for bands such as Morrissey, Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer, Sia, Smashing Pumpkins and many more.

Nina's distinctive voice and powerful live performances attracted the attention of fans, producers and fellow artists. In 2009, Nina collaborated with Tiësto to co-write the dance track, "In Your Mind."

Being a public performer at such an early age took a toll and in early 2013 Nina began finding an outlet as she began writing new material that was all her own. She continued touring with the band, but took time to perform some of these new songs at a sold out show at Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe.

At the start of 2014, Nina decided to take a break from Girl in a Coma to head into the studio to record this new solo material. After spending time arranging over a dozen new songs, she headed to Sonic Ranch Studios in West Texas to work with producer Manuel Calderon and was joined by the amazing musicians, David Garza and Patricio Davila (drummer for Ximena Sariñana). A release date for the album will be announced later this year but in June, Nina returns to the stage for a three-week residency to perform these newly arranged songs for the first time with a five-piece band.
Spare Parts For Broken Hearts
Spare Parts for Broken Hearts has captured the allegiance of '90s Alt/Grunge band listeners, as well as female-fronted lineup lovers with the release of 2 EPs and hundreds of U.S. shows. Sarah Green and Laurita Guaico often alternate between bass and guitar live as they team up for the groups' catchy combo of vocal layers. Dark lyrics, big vocals and noisy feedback are the anticipated elements of Spare Parts' signature sound. Green and Guaico first toured together in Fullerton based all-girl band Relish, named one of the "129 Greatest OC Bands Ever" by the OC Weekly. SP/BH formed in 2010 when all original members returned to Long Beach, CA in different bands from another run on the Van's Warped Tour. They were later joined by their newest drummer as their second EP, I Love You was slated for release. In 2011, SP/BH released their first self-titled EP as they were invited to play SXSW. They were also named #15 in The Examiner's Top 25 Bands of Long Beach that year. At the end of 2013, SP/BH won 1st place in the Slidebar/Guitar Center SOCO Music Competition landing them a supporting slot at a sold-out show at House of Blues, Anaheim with long time OC favorite, Lit. Since then the new 5 track EP titled I Love You was released on Valentine's Day 2014, and is now available on iTunes. SP/BH recently battled it out again, this time in the Reddwire/Orange County Music League Battle of the Bands. The number 1 band would get the opportunity to record and release an EP completely funded by those companies, and Spare Parts for Broken Hearts will be recording that EP in October of 2014.
Venue Information:
Alex's Bar
2913 E Anaheim Street
Long Beach, CA, 90804