This Friday, the second issue of She Shreds magazine will be released, at a party at Troubadour Studio in Southeast. This follows up their debut issue released a few months agoβ€”She Shreds is the "very first printed magazine in the world that focuses exclusively on female guitarists" and is published here in Portland.

The new issue features a cover story on Marnie Stern (who's playing at Mississippi Studios on Friday, April 26β€”she'll be in next week's Mercury as well). There are also pieces on Mary Timony (Helium/Wild Flag), nine-year-old wunderkind Zoe Thomson, Erin Smith (Bratmobile), and an article on female basses, including Kathy Foster of the Thermals, plus gear reviews and tablature. The new cover also showcases the new She Shreds logo, designed by Natalie Baker.

As for this Friday's release show, there will be live performances by Key Losers, Marisa Anderson, and the Ghost Ease, plus the premiere of a short film that documents LKN (Lauren K. Newman) and Lisa Schonberg performing together for the first time inside a local print shop (I watched it; it rips). There's also a raffle, with prizes including a Corin Tucker tote bag full of Kill Rock Stars goodies, and a guitar with two hours of rehearsal-space time from Guitar Center. Also, free Sizzle Pie from 8-9. All this sounds awesome, and now you know.

Troubadour Studio, 1020 SE Market, Fri April 19, 8 pm-midnight, $5, all ages