Quiz: Bands of the Pacific Northwest

August 1, 2008

Driving across Washington State, I saw road signs for a number of places that I realized I recognized mostly because they are the hometowns of indie and alternative bands. So in honour of zedequalszee’s relocation to Seattle, a brief quiz – match the band with the hometown.


  1. The Dandy Warhols
  2. Death Cab for Cutie
  3. Modest Mouse
  4. Nirvana
  5. Sleater-Kinney


  1. Aberdeen, WA
  2. Bellingham, WA
  3. Issaquah, WA
  4. Olympia, WA
  5. Portland, OR

Bonus question: What band (pictured above) is named after the Washington State Department of Transportation phone number for reporting HOV lane violations?

Answers: (select to read) Dandy Warhols – Portland; Death Cab for Cutie – Bellingham; Modest Mouse – Issaquah; Nirvana – Aberdeen; Sleater-Kinney – Olympia; 764-HERO.

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