music

on the record: 13 CMJ acts

by Fritswa Baffour, Laura Kusnyer and Jonathan Zeller, 10/06/2009

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  • Tigercity
    Names and ages: Bill Gillim, 32; Joel Ford, 27; Aynsley Powell; Andrew Brady, 27; Gregory Settino, 24 (not pictured)
    Where do you live? Right on the border of Clinton Hill and Bed-Stuy—the Classon Avenue stop on the G.
    What's your style of music? Horsedance
    Site of your first NYC performance: When we still lived in Massachusetts, we came down and played in our friend's apartment on North 4th and Kent. I think that was almost five years ago.
    Favorite venues to hear live music: Music Hall of Williamsburg, (Le) Poisson Rouge 
    Best band in NYC right now: Oneohtrix Point Never, Humboldt Fog
    What can we expect at your CMJ show? Sweaty beards and hair
    Your song "Fake Gold" makes cheap jewelry sound sexy. What's the inspiration behind those lyrics? The song is about living in a fantasy world, but still hoping that somebody will pay for your dinner.

    Tigercity plays Bowery Ballroom on October 21. Hear their music at myspace.com/tigercity.

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