Maybe it's just because this directly affects my market and I don't know how to compete against it, but I'm hearing about a local band of very excellent musicians "playing live" via their own pre-recorded tracks - instruments and even some vocals. They've secured some pretty good gigs in a very short amount of time. Venues don't care that they are tracked, audiences don't care that they are tracked - the registers are ringing and the audiences are having a good time because they are able to really put on a show.
I'm not the best musician, and I understand wanting to get a leg up on the competition - but this just seems wrong.
What say you?