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Subject/Keyword
Grunge
Garage rock
Networks
African-Americans
Seattle
Community
Music scenes
Generation X
20th Century
Youth
Jazz
Punk
Pacific Northwest
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Kafara, Rylan K
Supervisor and department
Mills, David (History and Classics)
Examining committee member and department
Hutchison, Cameron (Law)
Aronsen, Lawrence (History and Classics)
Sweeney, Dennis (History and Classics)
Department
Department of History and Classics
Specialization
History
Date accepted
2012-03-30T16:01:34Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
This thesis examines the rise and fall of music communities in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest from the 1950s to the 1990s: the jazz mileu in Seattle in the 1950s, the Pacific Northwest garage rock network of the 1960s, and the alternative music community of the 1980s and early 1990s. It looks at the factors involved in the development of these three distinct scenes, timing, innovation, and marketability, showing the opportunities and limitations of regional music milieux. In doing so, it reveals a trend of musicians of each scene departing Seattle for more major industry centres like Los Angeles. What separated the milieu Nirvana participated in from earlier regional communities was the fact musicians stopped leaving Seattle. This thesis shows why it was finally more beneficial for them to stay.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3J43B
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