When: Fri., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. 2016
French writer and existential philosopher Simone de Beauvoir famously quoted in The Second Sex: “One is not born a genius, one becomes a genius.” An established veteran of San Antonio’s indie rock scene, Nina Diaz deserves her reputation as a musical genius in the making. The critically acclaimed Girl in a Coma alumna is celebrating the release of her first solo album – The Beat Is Dead – with a concert at the distinguished Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Deeply affecting, this latest album portrays the artist’s grueling journey toward sobriety through electrifying tracks that push the listener’s emotional extremes. Feel the sound and fury for yourself in darkly emotive head-bangers like “Rebirth” and “Screaming Without a Sound.” In this rousing spectacle, Diaz’s seductive showmanship is sure to inspire fans, both new and old.