Twin Tigers are new on the scene, relatively speaking, but they’re already getting the right eyes on them. They’re touring with everyone from The Hold Steady to The Antlers to Interpol. In other words, if you aren’t already a fan, you will be soon.
We got some quick answers to our Stomping Grounds questions from Matthew about their hometown of Athens, Georgia, where a surprising number of amazing bands got their start.
What’s your town’s nickname?
The Classic City.
What’s your nickname for your town?
Why do you live there?
For the noise.
What is your favorite local attraction (monument, park, etc)?
The state botanical gardens.
What is your favorite local event/festival?
Athens Pop (in August).
What is the best time of year to be there?
The fall is my favorite. The town comes back to life and the days are warm with sweater weather at night.
Who is your favorite local celebrity/personality?
Where is the best place to drink and what’s their specialty or happy hour?
Go Bar, the beautiful staff and their blue disco lights.
Who has the best jukebox (and what’s in it)?
The Grill. Velvet Underground, The Beatles, Pylon.
What is your favorite place to see live music and what was your favorite show there?
Caledonia. Deerhunter/Black Lips (2007)
What are your favorite local bands?
Of Montreal, Dead Confederate, Gift Horse and Grape Soda.
What is your favorite diner or restaurant and what is their best dish?
The Grit. Tofu Ruben with a side of steamed broccoli with lemon dijon butter.
What is your favorite record store and what was your best find there?
Wuxtry Records. Neil Young On the Beach vinyl, first pressing.
What is your favorite local publication (alternative weekly, zine, website or blog)?
Stomp and Stammer.
What is your favorite local shop?
Agora. Furniture, clothes, records, guitars.