It’s time for another edition of Stomping Grounds, where we talk to artists about their hometown and why they’re proud to be there. Or not so proud. Who knows.
This edition of Stomping Grounds features Roman Kuebler, singer and guitarist for indie rockers The Oranges Band and former bass player for Spoon, telling us what’s so great for stuffing in your mouth and in your ears in the city of Baltimore, Maryland.
What’s your town’s nickname?
What’s your nickname for your town?
What is your favorite local attraction (monument, park, etc)?
Cross Street Market
What is your favorite local event/festival?
New Year’s Eve at 34th Street in Hampden
What is the best time of year to be there?
Who is your favorite local celebrity/personality?
There are no celebrities in Baltimore. Just famous friends.
Where is the best place to drink and what’s their specialty or happy hour?
Club Charles. They have a trapeze bar! Circus shows on Saturday nights.
Who has the best jukebox (and what’s in it)?
203 Davis St. Chambers/Ottobar/Talking Head
What is your favorite place to see live music and what was your favorite show there?
Too many to list but one recent favorite was… Obits. An older favorite was Wrong Button.
What is your favorite local band?
What is your favorite diner or restaurant and what is their best dish?
Mr. Sausage/Steve’s Lunch in Cross St. Market. Keilbasa with everything plus french fries
What is your favorite record store and what was your best find there?
Soundgarden Spoon “A Series of Sneaks” (cut-out of course ahaha)
What is your favorite local publication (alternative weekly, zine, website or blog)?