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Screaming Females

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  • Formed: New Brunswick, NJ
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://screamingfemales.com/
  • Recent Activity: 10.26.16 RT @lancebangs: Hey Portland, get over to @DougFirLounge for @Screamales @moormother #machoboys and check out a fresh #JohnFahey #BlindJoeD…
  • Screaming Females

  • Screaming Females


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Formed in 2006, New Jersey’s Screaming Females combine scorching guitars with a firmly D.I.Y. approach to create their own brand of indie rock. Mixing equal parts Dinosaur Jr. and Sleater-Kinney, the Brunswick trio of Marissa Paternoster (guitar/vocals), King Mike (bass), and Jarrett Dougherty (drums) strives to embody the spirit of indie rock in its purest form; Screaming Females book their own shows and release their own records to bring their guitar-driven rock to the people. In 2007 the band fired its opening shot, self-releasing its debut full-length, Baby Teeth, as well as the Arm Over Arm/Zoo of Death 7”. The band quickly followed up with its sophomore album, What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.?, which was self-released and later reissued by Don Giovanni Records. The band focused on collaborative releases in 2008, including a split 7” with Full of Fancy on Let’s Pretend Records and another split 7”, this one consisting of Neil Young covers, with Hunchback. The Females got some more exposure in 2009 after a series of jaw-dropping performances at New York’s CMJ and a tour with Dead Weather. That same year, the band made the jump to a label, releasing Power Move through Don Giovanni. In 2010, Screaming Females released their fourth album, Castle Talk, before getting more mainstream attention after they were featured on NPR's All Things Considered later that year. The band followed up with its fifth album, The Steve Albini engineered Ugly, in 2012. Screaming Females first live album, Live at the Hideout, which was also recorded by Albini, arrived in 2014.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
10.25.16 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR US
10.26.16 Vera Project Seattle, WA US
10.28.16 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT US
11.02.16 Subterranean Chicago, IL US
11.04.16 Chameleon Club Lancaster, PA US
11.05.16 Villain Brooklyn, NY US
11.06.16 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, PA US

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  • 10.26.16 RT @lancebangs: Hey Portland, get over to @DougFirLounge for @Screamales @moormother #machoboys and check out a fresh #JohnFahey #BlindJoeD…
  • 10.26.16 RT @cyborgfemme: Highlight of the day: playing @Screamales in the shop and a small child starts LITERALLY HEADBANGING along
  • 10.25.16 I'm in a car that can drive itself and it's taking me to the weed store
  • 10.25.16 RT @DougFirLounge: TONIGHT: Screaming Females (@Screamales) w/ @moormother and Macho Boys!! Tickets still available: https://t.co/viaZ4Sp…
  • 10.25.16 PORTLAND! Come see us at DOUG FIR tonight with MOOR MOTHER!!! https://t.co/AUA1AglAps
  • 10.25.16 RT @veraproject: TOMORROW (10/26) @thecrocodile Presents: @Screamales @moormother Listen Lady 7pm Doors. 8pm Show. $12 ADV. https://t.co/…
  • 10.25.16 RT @adhocfm: running low on tix for @Screamales + Moor Mother at Villain on 11/5! https://t.co/qDoUCImYpC https://t.co/PhagIn3l7I
  • 10.24.16 OLYMPIA! We're ready play the blues tonight at OBSIDIAN tonight! Haha just kidding we're gonna play our songs! https://t.co/Gj3Srfw0ut
  • 10.24.16 RT @maryhoulie: dude nice, that rocks ass
  • 10.24.16 RT @R5Productions: + LIMP WRIST at the Church * PUP & CAYETANA at Union Transfer * SCREAMING FEMALES & MOOR MOTHER at the Church ! https://…
  • 10.23.16 Eugene! We're visiting you for the first time today at THE BOREAL with MOOR MOTHER! Here is a picture of Marissa… https://t.co/1IxJH9DVEU
  • 10.23.16 Can someone bring us a copy of Jurassic park tonight (the book) please