In my area, there are probably a half dozen bands or so that play the same genre of music, and it is one screwed up, catty scene. One guy gets butthurt because his band wasn't booked to play the big local music fest so he goes on Facebook and makes a post about how he "hopes it rains all weekend" in the town this fest is held at. Another guy gets butthurt because my band gets booked at "his spot" and is complaining about how we are infringing on "his" territory. It goes on and on..I won't even get into the egos involved, which in most cases are overblown considering the skill levels involved. Frankly I find it all to be rather toxic, and Im wishing more and more I was able to play jazz better so I could get gigs doing that stuff and use that as my creative outlet instead of the genre Im in.