this seems to be a trend. fewer and fewer of the usual places for bands to play. 3 that were staples of the cover and rock scene went POOF within the last 4 weeks. sad. It's getting harder and harder to find places to play. my impression? It's not profitable enough. bars are simply opting out of live music. Or going with bands that are cheaper because they play with tracks. or one guy on acoustic. I also think it's a generational thing. My generation loved live music in bars but we are getting older. our fans were older. the younger ones don't come out so much. Maybe different in your cities, but in mine, the live music scene for full bands seems to dying out. No question. Just sad.