A blanket term used to describe the underground modern rock scene which is formed by the amalgamation of Emo's, Hardcore Kids, 13 Year Old girls, and Myspace Whores. It has its earliest roots in the punk movements of the 70s and 80s, that took place in rock clubs on 2 continents, but went through a great metamorphosis with the advent of Myspace and the Internet. Myspace music's user base, which consisted mainly of the above became exposed to styles from metalcore to pop-punk which would have never occurred otherwise. Today, it is a strange creature with its denizens enjoying everything from Bring Me the Horizon to All Time Low. Events such as Warped Tour and Bamboozle and publications such as Alternative Press have helped to further stitch together this patchwork of people and music styles. It has made a major impact on the music industry by increasing the importance of the internet as a distribution medium. This comes as no surprise since many of today's radio-rock bands started in it(AA Rejects, Fallout Boy) and got their first tastes of success through the net.
However, the scene is not without its critics. Some argue that it has cheapened the value of music as anyone with internet access can start a band. Others criticize it for its loud and obnoxious denizens.
Tons of crappy music comes out of The Scene every year, as well as a few gems.