Marnie Stern Taps and Shreds at SXSW 2013
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."
'For Ash' is the title track to Stern's third full-length, which was released in 2010. Her newest album, 'The Chronicles of Marnia,' will be released on March 19. Earlier this year, her label, Kill Rock Stars, launched a contest for a fan to win a date with Stern on the night of the album's release.