I think this probably goes back the that thread a few weeks back about standards being pretty low for bands these days. I look at videos that people post of their live performances and Im like "gee, I'd be embarrassed to post that", and its actually a recurring theme..bands out playing music that is just largely sub-par. I'm not talking random missed notes here and there, but completely missed changes, tunes that are way off in terms of groove, feel, etc..It's obvious no rehearsal is really taking place in a lot of instances. Even the main band I play in is guilty of this. We never rehearse, and while there are handful of tunes we play well, by and large a lot of the tunes we play we butcher to a certain extant. Not complete train wrecks, but just a performance that is not what it could/should be due to a lack of rehearsal and people not knowing the tunes as well as they should/could. It makes me think back to 20 years or so ago when the guys I was learning from were out playing. It could just be the years muddying my memory, but I seem to recall bands back than sounding tighter and better than a lot of bands that are out there today are sounding.