Marnie Stern: Free Show at Gramps, Thanks to Brooklyn Brewery's Mash Bash in Miami
Every mash ends with a bash, are we right?
If you're Brooklyn Brewery, you'd be inclined to agree, given that your mash was already a weeklong series of beer-themed parties. And what better way to wash down all those hops than with a final blowout featuring none other than New York's own ax-ripping songstress Marnie Stern.
Leading up to this closing shindig at Wynwood's Gramps, Brooklyn Brewery is also hosting a range of Miami events, from evenings of standup comedy to multicourse dinners to beer and butchery classes.
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If you've missed a few of these opportunities to get your brew on, have no fear; the fun continues through the week and culminates on Saturday night, headlined by the aforementioned goddess of tech-rock, Ms. Stern herself.
Brooklyn Brewery's Mash 2014 Schedule
Tuesday, October 28
Craft Beer Revolution. A book event with Brooklyn Brewery cofounder Steve Hindy and a discussion featuring Johnathan Wakefield Brewing Co.'s Johnathan Wakefield, Abbey Brewing Co. founder Raymond Rigazio, Biscayne Brewery cofounder Jose Mallea, Miami Brewing Co. owner Peter Schnebly, and Saltwater Brewery head brewer Dustin Jeffers. Biscayne Bay Brewing Co., 8000 NW 25th St., Suite 500, Miami. The event begins at 7 p.m., and admission costs $6.
Wednesday, October 29
Mash Edu: Beer Mixology. A craft beer cocktail seminar. With Abbey Brewing Co. founder Raymond Rigazio. Abbey Brewing Co., 1115 16th St., Miami Beach. The event begins at 6 p.m., and admission is free.
Brooklyn Ha Ha. A night of comedy and beer. With New York comedians Doug Smith & Yassir Lester and Miami comedian Lisa Corrao. Lucali,1930 Bay Rd., Miami Beach. The event begins at 8 p.m., and admission costs $6.
Thursday, October 30
Brooklyn B-Sides & Rarities. A tasting of old, rare, and discontinued Brooklyn beers. Abbey Brewing Co., 1115 16th St., Miami Beach. The event begins at 8 p.m. and ends at 10.
Found Footage Festival. An evening of found video clips and live comedy. O Cinema Wynwood, 90 NW 29th St., Miami. The event begins at 9 p.m., and admission costs $12.
Friday, October 31
Slow Supper With Dinner Lab. A multicourse beer dinner prepared by Dinner Lab chef Lulu Chustz and Brooklyn Brewery chef Andrew Gerson. Secret location. The event begins at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $60.
Saturday, November 1
Mash Edu: Beer & Butchery. A meat and beer pairing seminar. The Butcher Shop, 165 NW 23rd St., Miami. The event begins at 2 p.m., and admission is free with RSVP via eventbrite.com.
Marnie Stern. As part of Mash Bash. With Killmama and Kazoots. Saturday, November 1. Gramps, 176 NW 24th St., Miami. Admission is free. Call 786-752-6693, or visit grampsbar.com.
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Now, for the unacquainted, Marnie Stern is an NYC native who developed her unique playing style by listening to bands like Hella, U.S. Maple, Television, and King Crimson.
Her lithe guitar patterns and primal punk-rock wailing fill a niche for technical, progressive pop that can appeal to fans of melodic sing-song and insane 13/8 meters alike -- usually in the same tune.
And her first single, 2007's "Every Single Line Means Something," balanced a titanic Zeppelin riff with Stern's measured cooing and unhinged yowling.
Subsequent albums have brought more folds and nuances to her sound. Her latest collection, cleverly titled The Chronicles of Marnia, dropped last March and contains some of her most inspired shredding and genuine hooks yet.
Songs like "Nothing Is Easy," built out of a molten, churning riff, reach real pop immediacy, while Marnie's voice resonates with a newfound confidence and clarity.
Joining Stern on the Gramps stage will be Fort Lauderdale's Killmama, a bluesy duo with a self-described "Stripesesque" sound. Also on the bill are Miami homebrews Kazoots, who balance folksy, Afro-tinged melodies with instrumental chops and punk immediacy, giving lilting songs enough heft for the dance floor.
The show is free, free, free. And there's likely enough Brooklyn booze to go around! So clear up your schedules, and we will see y'all this Saturday night.
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Brooklyn Brewery Mash 2014: Brooklyn Meets Miami. Saturday, October 25, to Saturday, November 1. Visit brooklynbrewerymash.com.
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