Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on October 6, 2010

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Marnie Stern shredding
Marnie Stern

"[A the Rock Shop, Marnie Stern] told us she's started a new blog called the Vagina Monoblog, which, jesus, she really has. She instigated a drinking game, even, where each time she mentioned her or your or anyone else's lady-part, it was bottoms up for everyone. "No wonder you like her so much," I heard one woman say to her very much in-the-bag male companion.

But of course there are many reasons to like her so much, not the least of which is the very good self-titled album she released yesterday. It's a sprawling, noisy affair that's immediately mesmerizing for its displays of technical proficiency, but it grows more and more likable with each listen, too, as you realize it's the first time her vocal melodies actually qualify as melodies. It adds an element of playfulness to an album that's otherwise just relentlessly pummeling." [L Mag]

Marnie Stern played the sold out Rock Shop (10/5) last night with support from Little Scream and The Forms. The show was a lone date in celebration of Marnie's now-released self-titled LP, and not part of her larger US tour that kicks off in Philly on 10/25 (after CMJ) and runs until mid November before Marnie hits the road in Europe.

During CMJ, Marnie will play at least two NYC shows. Marnie is also on the bill of the just-mentioned Stereogum/PopGun show happening at Santos on 10/20, and Marnie is playing a TBA BrooklynVegan party too. Stay tuned for more details.

Little Scream has more shows coming up too including one at Bowery Ballroom.

All Marnie Stern tour dates, with more pictures from the Rock Shop, including the Marnie Stern setlist, below...

The Forms

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Little Scream

Little Scream

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Little Scream

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Little Scream

Little Scream

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Little Scream

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Marnie Stern

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MARNIE STERN - 2010 TOUR DATES
Oct 20 2010 Santos Party House, NY, NY (PopGun Booking & Stereogum CMJ party)
Oct ?? 2010 ???? Brooklyn, NY (BrooklynVegan day party)
Oct 25 2010 KUNG FU NECKTIE philly, pa philly, Pennsylvan
Oct 26 2010 The Red Palace Washington, DC
Oct 28 2010 529 Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 29 2010 Alabama Music Box Mobile, Alabama
Oct 30 2010 GROUNDHALL HOUSTON, TX
Oct 31 2010 Red 7 Austin, TX
Nov 2 2010 Club Congress Tucson, AZ
Nov 3 2010 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov 4 2010 The New Parish Theatre Oakland, California
Nov 5 2010 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Nov 6 2010 THE VERA PROJECT Seattle, Wa
Nov 9 2010 7th St Entry (18+) w/ MARNIE STERN Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 9 2010 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 10 2010 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
Nov 18 2010 Bodega Nottingham, Notts, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 19 2010 Audio Brighton, UK, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 20 2010 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 21 2010 The Harley Sheff, Yorkshire, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 22 2010 The Captain's Rest Glasgow, Lanarkshir, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 23 2010 The Deaf Institute Manchester, Greater Ma, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 25 2010 Hoxton B&K London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 26 2010 The Lexington (White Light club night) London, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov 27 2010 Paradiso Amsterdam, Holland, NETHERLANDS
Nov 28 2010 Le Guess Who? Festival Utrecht, Holland, NETHERLANDS
Nov 30 2010 HIRSCHENECK Basel, SWITZERLAND
Dec 1 2010 Feierwerk 232323, Germany, GERMANY
Dec 3 2010 B72 Vienna, 2222, AUSTRIA
Dec 6 2010 Prinzenbar Hamburg, 2222, GERMANY
Dec 7 2010 Comet Club Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY
Dec 8 2010 Botanique Brussels, Brussels-C, BELGIUM
Dec 9 2010 Flèche d'or Paris, FRANCE

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Comments (45)

marnie stern is straight up boring

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 1:09 PM

best coast > marnie stern

Posted by jan jansson | October 6, 2010 1:15 PM

no Zach Hill?

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 1:26 PM

MEHrnie Stern

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 1:33 PM

@1:15 you crazy.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 1:33 PM

I'm sure Marnie Stern is a cool person off the stage. Her music is pretty cool, and she definitely has talent. And she has every right to make fun of Beth Cosentino's lyrics. But in doing so she puts her own lyrical abilities into the light. So let it be said: As a lyricist, Marnie is a great guitar player.

Posted by soysalami | October 6, 2010 1:38 PM

@1:33 i'm crazy for you. @1:38 couldn't have said it better.

Posted by jan jansson | October 6, 2010 1:43 PM

I want to...so much.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 1:46 PM

1:38

True, but Marnie Stern is much better looking than Best Coast.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 1:59 PM

>>True, but Marnie Stern is much better looking than Best Coast.<<

Which, as we all know here at BrooklynVegan Comments headquarters, is ALL that matters.

Yeesh....

Posted by soysalami | October 6, 2010 2:03 PM

crimpitty crimpitty now now crimpitty crimpitty ask me how

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 2:13 PM

Thank you Marnie Stern. If there was any justice in the world, Pitchfork would be named Softball. Get that Converse money.

Posted by nathan the talking cat | October 6, 2010 2:50 PM

some hummus would make it sound better

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 3:12 PM

I'm pretty sure that Brooklynvegan comments prove that this generation is full worthless pieces of shit disguised as human beings.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 3:12 PM

>>I'm pretty sure that Brooklynvegan comments prove that this generation is full worthless pieces of shit disguised as human beings. <<

If you needed this comments section to prove that to yourself, then you're actually dumber than all of us pieces of shit combined.

Posted by soysalami | October 6, 2010 3:17 PM

I agree with 3:12

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 3:38 PM

crimpitty crimpitty ping pong

Posted by fossil | October 6, 2010 3:48 PM

lower dens, tamaryn and marnie stern in one night sounds pretty fun to me.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 4:06 PM

girls can't shred.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 4:12 PM

The chik from Heart can shred.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 4:33 PM

can we please talk about that dude's britney spears microphone he's wearing. WTF.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 4:37 PM

cobralegs

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 4:49 PM

marnie is the ruler, no mehs about it

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 4:50 PM

marnie is great. her music is actually interesting, her skill as a guitarist is undeniable and she actually has a sense of humor and isn't all "pout take me serious pout indie pout snore."

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 5:37 PM

"her skill as a guitarist is undeniable"

Marnie Stern is not that great of a guitarist. She does some tapping with two fingers (one on each hand) and some open strings, and people are amazed. Is that all it takes?

You don't need to be an amazing guitar player to have good songs. Just look at Johnny Ramone. Steve Cropper does not play fast, but his phrasing is nothing short of amazing. People in the '80s were enamored with shredding. Whether or not you like shredding, Marnie Stern can't do it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 5:44 PM

'Whether or not you like shredding, Marnie Stern can't do it."

I'll shred your balls with my foot.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 6:16 PM

best coast>marnie stern

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 6:17 PM

being punched in the face forever > best coast

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 6:36 PM

lol @ 6:36

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 6:44 PM

I don't know which is more annoying -- her speaking voice or her guitar playing. No wonder music sucks for the most part. Can't wait to see Bad Religion.

Posted by music \\\\ | October 6, 2010 7:56 PM

Acutaly this Emo Day looks like real fun, the concert seemed to be good. However the singer does not look like an Emo at all. Anyway if it is fun, its good...

for enlightening me! Jim.

will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.


http://sa-girl.com

Posted by شات بنات | October 6, 2010 8:02 PM

Is this really even an argument? Best Coast shits all over Marnie Sterns sunken in gross looking face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 8:38 PM

"Whether or not you like shredding, Marnie Stern can't do it."

agreed...it's not shredding. that said, i do think her new album is real good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2010 11:01 PM

Marnie Stern should be the guitar player in an indie rock super group..... then she would matter more

Posted by Steve_Winwood | October 7, 2010 12:17 AM

Remember when the comments on here used to be kinda funny?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 12:18 AM

Remember when some boring nerd guy above me said whined about the "declining" quality of a comment box that's primarily for jerks to be jerks in and hummus dudes to post about hummus in?

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 12:49 AM

oops minus said. Syd Wind (pronounced like "wind-up") would be a cool stage name though

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 12:50 AM

"And she has every right to make fun of Beth Cosentino's lyrics. But in doing so she puts her own lyrical abilities into the light."

So it's not so much "Cast not the first stone" as "You really better be Cy Young before you fucking throw that rock."

"Exceptional people deserve special concessions." - Jenny Holzer

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | October 7, 2010 10:17 AM

I think he/she was suggesting that when you call attention to someone's flaws, people are going to pick you apart in search of similar flaws so that they can experience the sublime joy of calling you a hypocrite. Try it sometime, it's awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 10:35 AM

I really love Marnie Stern, but I don't know why people dog Best Coast for the line about "I wish my cat could talk." It's a sincere expression of loneliness.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 1:52 PM

Think about it for a minute, what if your cat could talk? It would be crazy right? Not only crazy but lazy & hazy too.

Posted by streetdude | October 7, 2010 2:31 PM

1:52, as a fan of sincerity, you may appreciate the works of Owl City

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 2:57 PM

2:57 LOL. But sincerity comes in many forms...doesn't have to be cloying or insufferable. Owl City is both of those things. Best Coast's wish that she had someone to talk to is not.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 6:25 PM

Also, I forgot that hipsters are biologically incapable of being sincere or understanding sincerity.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 6:25 PM

It's not just about sincerity, it's about creativity. Sincerity alone is worth nothing. And Best Coast lyrics sound like they've been culled from old Cathy comics. To each their own.

Posted by Anonymous | October 7, 2010 7:19 PM

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