After spying Zac Cockrell, the bass player for Alabama Shakes (maybe you’ve heard of them), representing one of Auburn’s quaint local moons during their recent performance at Austin City Limits, we were reminded of a bit of trivia that for a site like TWER has seemed less trivial with every new household that knows the band’s name.
So yes, belated kudos to Birmingham News rock ‘n’ roll reporter and undercover Auburn fan Jeremy Burgess, who during one of the band’s 2012 South By Southwest sets discovered the Shakes’ pigskin preference, or at least frontlady Brittany Howard’s.
“Despite my Auburn fandom, I yelled ‘Roll Tide’ at the Alabama Shakes to stir things up,” Burgess tweeted.
Howard’s response: “I’m an Auburn fan.”
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