San Antonio power trio Girl in a Coma is not to be missed. Featuring impassioned lyrics about lust, both requited and unrequited, they play live with furious punk intensity. Vocalist Nina Diaz sings with the hint of a slur calling to mind the voices of Patsy Cline and Etta James, but with a Joan Jett attitude. Be sure to check out the acoustic stylings of Fences featuring singer/songwriter Christopher Mansfield whose music evokes such indie luminaries as Elliott Smith and Conner Obserst.
Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2011