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Date of Event:Thursday 11/10/16    -presale tix available!

Doors Open:7pm

Show Starts:8pm

Age Restrictions:21 and over

Advanced Ticket Price:$10

Day of Show Ticket Price:$12

http://www.ninadiazmusic.com

Nina Diaz has been hailed by NPR as “one of the two or three most

exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” Nina Diaz entered the music

business at a young age and is the front person for the band Girl in a

Coma. At age 17, Nina and the band performed at New York’s Knitting

Factory as part of a taping for a television show. Joan Jett was in

attendance and was so impressed, that she 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 with raves from Alternative Press

Magazine, the LA Weekly, Bust magazine, among many others, with the

album reaching No. 23 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart and No. 21 on

iTunes. Girl in a Coma went on to release three more albums and toured

the world opening for bands such as Sia, Smashing Pumpkins, Morrissey,

Tegan and Sara, Amanda Palmer and many more. The band’s most recent

album Exits & All the Rest was named to NPR’s 50 Favorite Albums of the

Year.

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Nina’s distinctive voice and powerful live performances attracted

the attention of fans, producers and fellow artists. Nina collaborated

with Tiësto to co-write the dance track, “In Your Mind.” Director

Robert Rodriguez is such a fan of the band that he not only filmed an

impromptu music video when he first saw them perform at SXSW, but also

asked Nina Diaz and the band to compose a song for the climactic fight

scene in his movie, Machete.

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Being a public performer at such an early age took a toll and Nina began

finding an outlet as she began writing new material that was all her

own. Nina launched her new solo project with a series of live concerts at

The Belmont in Austin, Texas. On the first night of the residency,

Nina fronted a five-piece band and performed this new material to a sold

out crowd. Since then she has performed to sold out crowds throughout

Texas as well as at Maverick Music Festival, Fiesta de la Flor, The

Austin Music Awards and opening weekend at the Tobin Center for the

Performing Arts. Her backing band, hand-picked by Nina to highlight her

new sound, includes Jorge Gonzalez (drums), Johnny Shrink (keys), Austin

Valentine (bass), and Travis Vela (guitar).

Nina Diaz’s solo debut album is scheduled to be released later this year.

 

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http://www.berahmand.com

Recording artists have the opportunity to create something that represents who they are and where they have been. On his full length LP, Empress, Berahmand does just that by sharing deeply moving lyrics, catchy melodies, and a plethora of sonic layers. It’s a difficult thing to try to put Berahmand into a category because there is so much freedom in his songwriting. This album has rock, blues, electronic, hip-hop, and alternative influences. My first time through the entire album I didn’t know what to expect, and it did not disappoint.

Last September I had the opportunity to catch my first Berahmand show after being introduced to his music. The entire time Berahmand was on stage I was waiting to see what was going to happen next. The band was incredible, the songs were powerful, and the show never stopped. His entire set was a seamless blend of songs and an honest exchange with the audience.

-Luke Neil, Sounds of PDX