Last Wednesday (3/26/2014), we played a great show at Milk Bar in SF. Really Great. Great SF bands (Debbie Neigher, Foxtails Brigade) and Great audience. We have not felt that much excitement for a long time.
It is, I thought, very rare in these days that local indie music groups have a "successful" weeknight show in SF. At least, I had not felt totally comfortable playing any local shows for a while until the last Wednesday.
I am sure there would be many circumstances, but I don't care about the analysis. All I care is the "scene" does exist. It can be a miracle or dream, but it does. We just encountered one and I am sure we will, again.