Great post Nowarezman!

Up here we have a few little scenes but all the genres are well-worn, there is nothing new (yet).
Of course Bellingham is mostly known for Death Cab for Cutie but that train left the station a long time ago.

This is a college town but one thing that makes creating a scene here more difficult is that the Uni and the Technical college (2 of the 4 colleges here), don't have significant summer classes.
So lots of students go home (or somewhere) during the busiest season for music.

It took a chunk of my life to get here and I am still not sure where "here" is.