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Music: Screaming Females

A post-punk trio based out of New Brunswick, NJ. Marissa Paternoster (guitar, vocals) and "King Mike" Abbote (bass) teamed up with drummer Jarrett Dougherty while students at Rutgers University. Although the campus and surrounding town were lacking in venues where bands and fans under the legal drinking age could get together, the "Screamales" took advantage of New Brunswick's quasi-legal house/basement show circuit and quickly began generating audience buzz, mostly from Paternoster's un-punk-rock guitar shredding and primal-scream vocals.

As of 2014, they have released six full-length CD's (BABY TEETH, WHAT IF SOMEONE IS WATCHING THEIR T.V.?, POWER MOVE, CASTLE TALK, and the Steve Albini-produced UGLY [studio] and LIVE AT THE HIDEOUT [concert]), an anthology of early vinyl-only singles, and the cassette/digital-download CHALK TAPE. Firm believers in the DIY/don't-sell-out ethos, they have also managed to tour both the States and abroad and even appear on late-night network TV, all without major record-label or talent-agency backing.

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