There IS a scene, but it is however, very limited.
Some of the worst music (re: deathcore) is at it's prime while some of
the best music, like my band and this band called masa balia, which consists
of my friends, you check them out http://www.myspace.com/masabalia , goes without constant gigs (or worse, unnoticed).
It's really about being on the good side of the promoters, having plenty of people that can come out to every show.
Unfortunately for us, right as all of those things start lining up to
be complete for us, all of the promoters are all booked up until the
end of summer, so there goes our gigs.
Good news is, is that if a band drops off a show, they know that we're
the first band to call to fill the spot, because we can get a minimum
of 20 people out to every show. When admission is always a minimum of 7
dollars a show, you do that math right there, that's an easy 140 made,
that we contributed to.
Pay is usually crap, but it'll buy the band Denny's or Wawa for the
band afterwards. You don't do it for the pay. You do it because you
love it, and you want people to hear your music, especially if the
right people hear it, and you get to do more gigs, tour, or even get