Nicole: You have to be a good band to have longevity, but you don't have to be a good band to have some level of success. If the bands stay active and continue to write new songs, keep their fan base excited and no one knows what to expect when they go see them, they will continue to grow and do better. There are a lot of bands in this town that do that very well and that's why it's so exciting here.
Trey: It's more marketing than talent. With the clubs, it's 'can you bring more people in?' They're not looking for the most talented band. I've seen a lot of talented bands that are playing to 20 or 30 people. You're forced to become a business person. Atlanta is very fragmented. There isn't a general scene here that controls everything. Atlanta is more a business-oriented city, not so much an entertainment one.