This, or that, scene is dead. You can't do such and
such now, etc.
I guess I've heard most of this shit before. I guarantee you
somebody said "Roots Rock" (somebody else's name
and capitalization) was dead when the Long Ryders broke up.
Basically, it goes like this, there are a fair amount of bands,
duos and solos out here, writing songs and getting in cars
and vans and driving to shows and playing them.
They're doing it as often as they can and as close to and
far away from home as possible.
Sounds like a scene to me.