Tag Archives: Seattle music scene

May 13, 1983: The Metropolis

The Metropolis was a legendary all-ages music venue that helped foment Seattle’s underground music scene from May 1983 to March 1984. Jeff Stevens brings you further local history.
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April 4, 1980: WREX

Jeff Stevens explores one of the crucial links in the chain of Seattle’s music history.
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December 7, 1984: Gorilla Gardens

Seattle is known worldwide as the birthplace of grunge. Which specific venue in Seattle can rightfully claim that same title? Jeff Stevens tells the tale of Gorilla Gardens, a strong candidate for the honor.
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May 1, 1976: The TMT Show

Jeff Stevens tells the story of the night punk rock and DIY culture simultaneously arrived in Seattle.
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March 4, 1978: The Bird Was the Word

Before there was “the year punk broke,” there was the night when “punks flipped the Bird.” Jeff Stevens tells the humble story of the Bird, Seattle’s first punk club.
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October 31, 1979: Launching The Rocket

The year 1979 was a very good year for rock music — especially in Seattle, where the legendary music monthly The Rocket debuted that year. Jeff Stevens histories you grungily.
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