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See Marnie Stern Shred Tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg

April 11th, 2013

Thanks to an unsolicited demo tape highlighting her uniquely talented finger-tapping guitar style, New York City’s Marnie Stern signed with PDX record label Kill Rock Stars close to a decade ago. Her debut, In Advance of the Broken Arm, a punkish experimental-rock album, out in 2007, earned Stern (above, performing “Vault” for Pitchfork TV) acclaim and introduced her guitar-shredding skills to the world. In the ensuing years, she’s remained busy touring and recording new material. Her fourth full-length, The Chronicles of Marnia, came out last month. With its focus on songcraft, the album is a bit of a departure from her previous work but it’s no less acclaimed. And Stern’s tour in support of it brings her home tonight to play Music Hall of Williamsburg.