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Marissa Paternoster screaming @ Webster Hall Saturday evening
Screaming Females

"The Females pick the strongest parts of indie, alt, punk and classic rock to gracefully create something timeless, singular and powerful. The trio's vocals, riffs, hooks, baselines and beats are live wires touching raw nerves. But the Females' biggest draw is Paternoster's impressive instrumental dexterity. Her frequent solos and leads are hooky without being showy, using the art of the shred to support the songs rather than distract from them. You can hear shades of Skynyrd, the White Stripes and countless other genre-defining greats -- but that's under Paternoster's distinctive caterwauling vocals, a sound that's undeniably aggressive.

The Black Cat is promoting Paternoster as "the new guitar God of the rock scene," while the Village Voice named the lifelong suburbanite 2009's Best Shredder in New York City.

Take it from the old guitar God of the rock scene: Last year the Screaming Females were thrilled to learn that J Mascis had placed an order for a disc on their website. A few days later, Mascis offered Screaming Females the opening slot at a Dinosaur Jr show in Brooklyn. [Washington Post]

To quote photographer Paul Birman (kolored) who was seeing the band for the first time at Webster Hall Saturday night (9/25), "screaming females are incredible." If you went to the show, hopefully you got there early. They were first of three on the bill headlined by Titus Andronicus. Free Energy were 2nd.

Now, after playing that Webster Hall show which came after a giant leg of a tour that included three NYC-area shows including a headlining record release party at Knitting Factory earlier this month (more dates below), it can finally be announced that Screaming Females are the unannounced band playing the BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 21st. So the Thursday night BV show looks like this:

* The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
* The Blow
* Screaming Females
* Yuck
* Young Man
Tickets are still on sale.

More pictures from the Webster Hall show, including one of their setlist, and more tour dates (they still have tons to go) below...

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Screaming Females - 2010 Tour DateS
Sep 27 - sPACE Gallery (18+) Portland, Maine
Sep 28 - tT the Bear's (18+) Cambridge, MA
Sep 29 - daniel Street (21+) w/ Shonen Knife Milford, CT
Sep 30 - bennington College Downcafe (Students Only!) Bennington, Vermont
Oct 10 - Local 506 (18+) Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 11 - the Earl (21+) Atlanta, GA
Oct 12 - Common Grounds (18+) w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Gainesville, FL
Oct 13 - the Social (all ages) w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Orlando, Florida
Oct 14 - cafe Eleven (all ages) w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists St Augustine Beach, FL
Oct 15 - the Handlebar (18+) w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Greenville, SC
Oct 16 - the Southern (all ages) w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists Charlottesville, Virginia
Oct 17 - the Whiskey (all ages) Annapolis, MD
Oct 21 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase)
Oct 26 - club Cornflakes @ OCCII Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Oct 27 - the Luminaire (18+) London, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 28 - Captain's Rest Glasgow, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 29 - stereo (16+) York, UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 30 - islington Mill Manchester, ., UNITED KINGDOM
Oct 31 - loose Halloween Party @ Buffalo Bar Cardiff, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 1 - the Hope Brighton, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 2 - 'abordage Evreux, France
Nov 3 - usiques Volantes vs Popingays @ Le Divan du Monde Paris, FRANCE
Nov 4 - E SONIC LYON, FRANCE, FRANCE
Nov 5 - 'Embobineuse Marseille, FRANCE
Nov 7 - channel Zero Ljubljana (Slovenia), LJ, SLOVENIA
Nov 8 - SET Zagreb, CROATIA (local name: Hrvatska)
Nov 9 - HIZ vienna, AUSTRIA
Nov 10 - MK Innsbruck, AUSTRIA
Nov 11 - ad Bonn Duedingen, SWITZERLAND
Nov 12 - IRSCHENECK Basel, SWITZERLAND
Nov 13 - he Great Raeng Teng Teng Freiburg, GERMANY
Nov 14 - Bang Bang Club Berlin, GERMANY
Nov 15 - lub 007 Strahov Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
Nov 16 - afe Kult Munich, Bayern, GERMANY
Nov 17 - onic Ballroom Köln, GERMANY
Nov 18 - strastube Hamburg, GERMANY
Nov 19 - årdaskolan Gothenburg, SWEDEN
Nov 20 - ritz's Corner @ Debaser Stockholm, SWEDEN
Nov 22 - harlies Kristiansand, NORWAY
Nov 23 - andmark Bergen, NORWAY
Nov 24 - Revolver Oslo, NORWAY
Nov 25 - PRIMAVERA CLUB Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 26 - PRIMAVERA CLUB Barcelona, SPAIN
Nov 27 - PRIMAVERA CLUB Madrid, SPAIN
Nov 28 - PRIMAVERA CLUB Madrid, SPAIN

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Comments (18)

Homegirl was in a serious pout the entire time behind the merch table Saturday night. Almost near-tantrum, even.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 11:41 AM


More polyester dress suits please

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 11:52 AM

she was probably in a pout because she was surrounded by people like yourself looking for some insightful comment to post on BV.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 12:02 PM

Love pics 15,17,19.

Posted by J | September 27, 2010 12:29 PM

That lead picture is fantastic, love it!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 1:10 PM

EVERYONE LOOK AT HOW CLEVER 12:02 IS

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 1:21 PM

I just listened to the MP3 of SF and decided they really aren't that good of a band. Or at least not that good of a band for me and my tastes. But more and more people keep getting born into the world, so they need something.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 1:39 PM

Babes in Toyland with an awful drummer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 2:27 PM

Does every pic of this girl HAVE to be of her SCREAMING? I mean, I get that the band name is Screaming Females, but I wouldn't mind seeing what she actually looks like. Unless, she actually spends the entire show screaming, in which case, well done.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 2:31 PM

@1:39 that mp3 really isn't indicative of their sound. i suggest abit more searching. i also suggest presenting your opinions in a way that isn't so maddeningly vapid. that really isn't meant to be an insult or anything i've just never seen anyone word that statement that way. it's incredibly strange. faux philosophical self importance minus the details?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 2:59 PM

i love it when justin felates the microphone.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 3:21 PM

@2:31 there are 5 photos of the girl screaming and 10 of the girl not screaming.. just sayin...

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 4:12 PM

horrible band. still don't understand why they're considered any good. J. Mascis must be deaf. literally

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 5:10 PM

They played an incredible show in Oneonta last night.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 6:38 PM

Everyone! Look at the appalling word skills 1:21 possesses!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 6:48 PM

yo 5:10 nice apt usage of the word literally i wouldnt have gotten your sick ass unheard of criticism there had you not said that word wrong. also nice tin ear and internet aggression.

in cooler news i jiust noticed the showcase lineup and it rules.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 8:01 PM

The Blow=excellent. Screaming Females=amazing. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart=so not worthy.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:24 AM

i came here just to say that these photos are excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 11:03 AM

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