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Learn To Shred Like Marnie Stern

By Jon Graef in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 6, 2011 6:00PM

Photo by David Torch
Before opening for The Flaming Lips July 8 at the Aragon Ballroom, Kill Rock Stars shredder Marnie Stern will showcase her furious finger-tapping in a far more intimate setting. Stern is hosting a two-hour guitar clinic at Pancho's, the bar/music venue in Logan Square, at 3 p.m. earlier that day, according to a post on Kill Rock Stars's blog.

For 30 clams, Stern's clinic will cover everything from "wee-dilly-wee-dilly-weeeeeeeee" to "dilly-dilly-dilly-dee-dee-dilly." (That's our pathetic onomatopoeic interpretation of Stern's guitar style.)

Joking aside, Stern is one of the best guitarists and songwriters -- and one of the nicest people, period -- out there today, and anyone who can drop the $30 should take advantage of this unique opportunity. Especially Dads with aspiring guitar-playing daughters.

Dads, or anyone else, can buy tickets here. Stern's latest effort is last year's self-titled set.

Unfamiliar? Check out a few examples of Stern's fretwork in action below.