5. Ohio State / Scrawl
In the late '80s and early '90s, Columbus, Ohio had a music scene that turned out not to be a threat to Seattle – actually, it turned out to not even be a threat to Dayton, an hour down Interstate 70. But in an era when the Ohio State Buckeyes weren't doing much on the field, the city produced one amazing band, Scrawl. They were a great lo-fi rock trio: three women doing plain-spoken songs about love, sour relationships and beer.