Marissa Paternoster

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Marissa Paternoster
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Background information
Birth name Marissa Paternoster
Origin New Brunswick, New Jersey
Genres Punk rock, indie rock
Occupations Musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2006–present
Labels Don Giovanni Records
Associated acts Screaming Females, Noun, Garbage (band)

Marissa Paternoster is an artist, singer and guitarist active in New Jersey's New Brunswick music scene. She is the singer and guitarist in the bands Screaming Females[1] and Noun.[2]

Paternoster's mother and father met while both teachers for the Elizabeth, New Jersey Public Schools. Her mother, Leslie Okun, was a gifted art teacher who suffered from fragile health and now resides in Florida. Her father Angelo Paternoster is a school principal in New Jersey. Marissa attended Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts where she became interested in music and formed Screaming Females.

In a 2012 list she was named the 77th greatest guitarist of all time by Spin magazine.[3]

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