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Dave Lifton, who writes for both Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser, is a podcaster and author of several books. A native of New York, he now lives in Chicago, where he's usually staring out at Lake Michigan from his apartment or getting into arguments with Bears fans. Also, he likes Bruce Springsteen and pulled pork sandwiches.

Marnie Stern Taps and Shreds at SXSW 2013

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Indie guitar shredder Marnie Stern displayed her take on Eddie Van Halen-style tapping Tuesday night (March 12) during her first show of SXSW 2013, which went down at the Mohawk. Fronting a power trio with her Fender Jazzmaster in tow, she tore through a variety of sounds and styles on songs like 'For Ash,' seen in the video above. Ann Powers of NPR was blown away by Stern's performance, calling her a "super-heroine."

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Marnie Stern Launches ‘Win A Date With Marnie Stern’ Contest

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Back in the early days of rock and/or roll, it was common for teen magazines to offer contests in which your typical American teenage girl -- let's call her Becky Sue Girlnextdoor - would win a date with the singing heartthrob du jour. Now, Marnie Stern is putting a modern spin on the idea by offering one lucky guy an opportunity for a night on the town.

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Named Cultural Ambassadors to Russia

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In one of the more intriguing pieces of news that's come across our desks in recent weeks, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin will be named Cultural Ambassadors to Russia by the U.S. Consulate in Russia, but only for one day. The indie pop group from Springfield, Mo., who are named after the former president of Russia, will play the Old New Rock Festival in Ekaterinburg, a Jan. 13 event sponsored by the Boris Yeltsin Foundation.

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