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the vogue

from nirvana posted in music by pete_nice

Nirvana played its first Seattle show in this former rock venue, opening for Blood Circus in April 1988.

This location now houses the rock and roll hair salon Vain.

The Vogue moved to 1516 11th Ave. on Capitol Hill, but at last check is currently closed.

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black dog forge

from soundgarden, pearl jam posted in music by pete_nice

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden used to rehearse in the basement of this former blacksmithing studio, where many of Pearl Jam’s stage sets were created. The forge’s alleyway was a hangout for artists and punks.

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the crocodile

from nirvana, pearl jam, alice in chains posted in music by pete_nice

The Crocodile (formerly known as The Crocodile Cafe, or The Croc) has been a fixture of the Seattle music scene since 1991.

Some of the bands that have played this club include Nirvana, Pearl Jame, Alice in Chains, Neutral Milk Hotel, and too many for to mention. Death Cab for Cutie got its start here.

Scenes from the 1995 Jennifer Jason Leigh film Georgia were shot at the venue.

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