Seattle Grunge Landmarks

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Black Sun, Seattle, WashingtonBlack SunSeattle, WashingtonKnown to locals as The Donut, "Black Sun" created by Isamu Noguchi in 1969 sits in Seattle's Volunteer Park across from the Asian Art Museum. It is...Kurt Cobains House, Seattle, WashingtonKurt Cobains HouseSeattle, WashingtonThe house where Kurt Cobain lived and then shot himself with a shotgun bought by Dylan Carlson of the band Earth. Fyi, the photo appropriately uses...Broadway district, Seattle, WashingtonBroadway districtSeattle, WashingtonJames Marshall Hendrix rockin the S end of Broadway. "Purple Haze!!"O K Hotel Apartments, Seattle, WashingtonO K Hotel ApartmentsSeattle, WashingtonNow an apartment building by the same name, the OK Hotel was a popular grunge era music venue. Nirvana’s first performance of “Smells Like Teen...Central Saloon, Seattle, WashingtonCentral SaloonSeattle, WashingtonThe oldest #saloon in the city, and the first #skyscraper. ...#smithtower #centralsaloon #bemobileTerminal Sales Building, Seattle, WashingtonTerminal Sales BuildingSeattle, WashingtonThis office building housed the original location of iconic Seattle independent label Sub Pop Records from 1988-2003. Sub Pop is well-known for...VAIN, Seattle, WashingtonVAINSeattle, WashingtonWhat is now trendy hair salon Vain was once a venue called The Vogue, which is where, in 1988, Nirvana is widely believed to have played their...The Crocodile, Seattle, WashingtonThe CrocodileSeattle, WashingtonWhat was formerly The Crocodile Cafe (now just “The Crocodile”) is a prominent fixture in the Seattle music scene. Most of the major players in the...Bathtub Gin & Co., Seattle, WashingtonBathtub Gin & Co.Seattle, WashingtonGin speakeasy. Dark and effective. Warning: very hard to find.Object, Seattle, WashingtonObjectSeattle, WashingtonPearl Jam used to practice in the space below the artisan Blacksmith Shop once located here, called Black Dog Forge. The Alley behind the building...Re-bar, Seattle, WashingtonRe-barSeattle, WashingtonRe-Bar, still a popular Seattle club, played host to Nirvana’s album release party for “Nevermind” in 1991. The band was kicked out of their...Viretta Park, Seattle, WashingtonViretta ParkSeattle, WashingtonThis bench, located in the park adjacent to the house where Kurt Cobain died, has long served as an unofficial memorial to the iconic Nirvana...Neumos, Seattle, WashingtonNeumosSeattle, WashingtonStill one of Seattle’s more popular venues, Neumos has booked a mile-long list of incredible acts over the years. In 1996, Moe’s played host to the...El Corazón, Seattle, WashingtonEl CorazónSeattle, WashingtonThen known as the “Off Ramp,” this venue (currently another music venue called “El Corazon”) hosted shows by many major bands of the grunge era,...Music Bank, Seattle, WashingtonMusic BankSeattle, WashingtonThis vacant lot once housed Music Bank, a warehouse that was used as living and practice spaces for several Seattle bands in the 80’s. Alice in...Reciprocal Recording, Seattle, WashingtonReciprocal RecordingSeattle, WashingtonThis building was the Reciprocal Recording Studio from 1986-1991, a studio run by Jack Endino and Chris Hanzsek. Nirvana recorded their first demo...The Sound Garden, Seattle, WashingtonThe Sound GardenSeattle, WashingtonNature & art, hidden out at Sand Point on NOAA property. Apparently recent changes have re- opened the walking path from 11:30 - 1:30 on normal...
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