See Screaming Females Tomorrow Night

August 31st, 2009


The indie punk band Screaming Females, like Frank Sinatra, do it their way—from booking their own shows to self-releasing their first two albums. Singer Marissa Paternoster, short in height and long in voice, plays guitar with Jarrett Dougherty behind the drums and King Mike on bass. They rose out of the New Brunswick, N.J., basement scene and have earned their fair share of acclaim this year: First, their third album, Power Move, came out on Don Giovanni Records, then they played some dates with Jack White’s newest band, the Dead Weather, and, finally, just a couple of weeks ago, Screaming Females made their TV debut on MTV. And to top all of that, they play Mercury Lounge tomorrow night.

(Check out Screaming Females, above, playing “Bell” at Terminal 5 in July.)