It's difficult to imagine Marnie Stern ripping a guitar to shreds in any setting other than a small, dark nightclub littered with beer—which is why it was such a treat to watch her jam in the comfortable setting of her very own Upper East Side apartment. FADER contributor David Bevan got a heavy dose of shredding lessons from the lovely Marnie, who fingertapped a multitude of face-melting riffs without even stopping to take the dangling cigarette out of her mouth. She is definitely our hero!!! And she has a really cute dog named Fig that she writes about on a pretty amazing tour blog. For more Marnie, check out her Gen-F in the pages of Issue 70.