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.

Stern's label, Kill Rock Stars, has created a contest to win a date with the indie guitar hero that will take place in New York City on March 19, the day her new album, 'The Chronicles of Marnia,' is released. It would appear that Stern has had some romantic woes of late, and that the "nice, positively cute, 30-something Jewish girl" is looking, ideally, for "a homebody who doesn’t mind that his girlfriend is out of town on tour a lot, and is not a drug addict, a slacker, or a vegan."

Although she is not putting any age, religion or race restrictions on her potential date, the contest is restricted to men in the New York City area. Also, entries from creeps and/or stalkers are not welcome.

To enter, eligible men will have to email a photo of themselves along with answers to a handful of questions. These range from standard biographical information (name, age, height) to favorite Stern song to "Where would you take Marnie on a first date and why?" and "List any anti-depressants you currently take."

Kill Rock Stars -- not Stern -- will choose a winner. But that makes sense, because they're also paying for the date. However, if you're good enough to to get a second date with her, that one will be on you.

Complete information on how you can win can be found at Kill Rock Stars' website.