HGTV has teamed up with Paste for our ninth annual party in Austin, Texas, at SXSW, March 13-16. With 11 bands per day, the lineup includes both some of the festival’s most exciting veteran performers including Billy Bragg, Josh Ritter and The Zombies, as well as newcomers like Foxygen, The Lone Bellow and GUARDS.
The official four-day party will be held at one of 6th Street’s biggest music venues, The Stage on Sixth (508 E. 6th Street), from noon to 6 p.m. In the days leading up to the event, we’ll post previews on the artists on the lineup.
Hometown: New York, NY
Forthcoming Album: The Chronicles of Marnia
For Fans Of: METZ, Hella
From the spastic shred-rock school of Don Caballero and Hella comes Marnie Stern, a virtuosic, two-finger tapper of a guitarist who’s got just as much pull with words, humor, melody and song structure as she does on a six-string. And while it’s easy to release a guitar-heavy album that lacks personality, Stern masterfully showcased technical skill on top of heaping piles of songwriting quirks on 2010’s self-titled release; She’s the kind of technical musician that young guitar heroes should be plastering all over their walls.
With her brand new album due out soon—with a hilariously tongue-in-cheek title, The Chronicles of Marnia, no less—there’s no better time to check out this rare talent. Don’t believe us? Take a look at this CMJ profile of the artist below.