Monday, July 20, 2015

5 Shows To See This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 10:50 AM

click to enlarge Nina Diaz at Maverick Music Festival 2015 - JAIME MONZON
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  • Nina Diaz at Maverick Music Festival 2015

Monday, July 20

Nina Diaz, Alyson Alonzo

NPR once gave SA songstress Nina Diaz some impressive cred as “one of the two or three most exciting, scary-good vocalists in rock today.” The praise rings true if you cross-reference the video of Diaz singing “Rebirth,” one of the few tunes Diaz has recorded in hi-fi since the hiatus from Girl in a Coma. As the band drops into orchestrated hits, Diaz sings of a former lover, her eyes wild with a frightening intensity and her voice scaling octaves with ease. Alyson Alonzo opens with a gilt, booming voice, made all the more rich through her deft use of loops. $5-$10, 9pm, Limelight, 2718 N. St. Mary's, (210) 735-7775



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