((Marnie Stern)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

NYC's Marnie Stern sure is interesting. She belts her all-over-the-place punkish songs accompanied by her electric guitar and what looks to be an iPod Nano strapped to her belt... at least that's what happened when we saw her at SXSW. Sometimes, she chooses to play a show with a backing band, which has included the terrifically spazzy Zach Hill from Hella. He may be the only musician who can keep up with these tempos.

Stern is an absolute guitar whiz, finger-tapping her way through completely complicated time signatures that would give music majors a major headache. Seeing her shred skills in the flesh is something to behold. In other words, Marnie Stern is definitely a Guitar Hero. Her high-pitched shrieking vocal style in pretty unique, but it sounds a little similar to Karen O at times. Ultimately, the way I feel about her singing is that a little bit can go a long way. You like her for what she can do to a guitar.
Published May 3, 2007



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