To me, Seattle is all about the music; I understand there is a long, rich history to the city, & I dig it, then but I am not a history guy, I am a music guy, so our focus has consistently been on how numerous amazing musical acts have come out of 1 scene; Seattle, Washington is definitely most musically famous for being the beach house of grunge rock, as all the people knows.
Some of the greatest rock bands of the last fifty years came out of Seattle, from Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, & Pearl Jam to Mudhoney & the Screaming Trees.
If you look past the grungy hair & ripped flannel shirts of the rock scene, you will find a bevvy of other musical talent that has started off in Seattle, hip hop stars from more than one generations, Sir Mix A Lot & Macklemore, both proudly claim Seattle as their home, & still perform a lot of local shows. A honestly bizarre kind of musician is Kenny G, & like him or not you cannot argue with the worldwide success of that Seattle native. A enjoyable numerous classic alternative bands consistently formed in & around Seattle, including Death Cab for Cutie, the Foo Fighters, the Posies, Modest Mouse, & the Presidents of the United States of America. Jimi Hendrix did some of his best creative work in Seattle, he was not a hometown boy, although both of us do still like to claim him! Some of these musical acts have been heavily involved with the thriving cannabis dispensary scene in the city, as well.