This term was used by Nashville music insiders 30 years ago to refer to Nashville and the country music business. There was even a bar called "The Third Coast."
Some west coast people are popping down to the third coast to do lunch.
word of the day: April 22, 2006
dirty south; hip-hop slang for the southeast
After a decades of east coast/west coast rap domination, third coast artists are becoming the hottest thing in hip-hop
The Gulf coast. Originally used to refer to the Texas coast and sometimes Texas in general, it now has expanded to generally mean the entire American region bordering the Gulf of Mexico.
While the term has been used for several decades in business names and catch phrases, the recent attention that Southern Hip Hop music has garnered has brought it into the limelight.
"The South is hip-hop's Third Coast, the final element making up the genre's worldwide holy trinity."
Apellation describing the state and cultural region centered on Houston, Texas including Central and East Texas and Southern Louisiana used in several different contexts (film, hip hop and other music, left activism, etc).
This term is claimed by several other regions as well (Chicago, Western Michigan, the Southeast), but it properly refers to Texas.
Richard Linklater and Wes Anderson put the third coast on the indy
, third coast style.
Montgomery, New Orleans, Houston, and Miami are all on the third coast.
See 3rd Coast
The southern states that border the Gulf of Mexico (Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.)
Can also mean the entire south, not only the gulf coast states.
Third Coast Born & Raised.
Slang for the shores of the Great Lakes, specifically Lake Michigan and more specifically Chicago; also known locally to Chicagoans as The Lakefront. The term Third Coast has its origins in Midwestern annoyance at East and West Coast attitudes (namely, the ones that forget there's an entire country out there in the heartland between sea coasts that doesn't need New York or L.A. in order to continue to exist).
1. Prominent Third Coast authors include mystery writer Sara Paretsky, lawyer turned novelist Scott Turow, and poet Marc Smith, originator of the infamous poetry slams at the Green Mill Lounge.
2. Dude, I'm headed down Lake Shore Drive for the Third Coast Festival. You coming?
Third Coast is a term to describe the highly urbanized stretch of U.S. cities and large towns along the Great Lakes shoreline. This area is generally considered to be bordered by Southeast Wisconsin on the West and Upstate New York on the East.
It is referred to as the Third Coast because politically and socially, it aligns more with coastal states than the rest of so-called "Middle America
." It also shares a lot of physical similarities (such as beaches) which are commonly thought to only exist on the coasts.
Recently, residents of Chicago
have tried to claim their city alone is synonymous with Third Coast. However, it actually refers to the entire Great Lakes region as there are a number of entities in the business and entertainment world outside of Chicago (especially in Wisconsin
) that identify themselves as "Third Coast."
Some of the major cities in this region are Buffalo
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