Sounds like your crew you visited are into that stuff. I've lived here my whole life. I don't know anyone into anything you said. Matt Cameron from Soundgarden, Eddie Vedder, Dave Mustaine. Rob Halford moved here as did Ace Frehley from KISS. Frank Zappa went to my high school....Bands like Rocket From The Crypt, POD, Stone Temple Pilots...my friends were into music and all lived by the water. There were also a lot of great record stores here as the other poster stated.