Ok, rhetorical topic, probably been covered to death already, but as an old guy, going to clubs since mid 70s, playing in them from early 80s...most local live music “scenes” have done nothing but shrink since, well maybe at least since the early 90s. (At least for covers. Originals are a different thing, but even then it's you and 15 other bands on the bill...) Exact time frame of the decline is debatable, but still the truth, in most cities anyway. I have a buddy who plays in a cover band fronted by two good female singers (sisters), who are around 30. All the band are guys in their 50s (including the girls’ dad on bass). They cover the current female singer stuff...Beyonce, Adele, Katy Perry, etc. (and throw in a token Aretha tune here and there...). They do pretty well in clubs, BUT that’s even the exception in my area. And in order to do it, they HAVE to do c. 98% current material. (Or they want to...not sure...) So generally speaking...do people (of ANY age/demographic) even CARE about real human beings standing on a stage and playing real instruments? And if so, what kinds of venues does it happen at? What’s your experience, your area, etc.?