haha thats how i originally found this site as well olygurl and i thought there would be more discussion on punk related stuff, etc. but not really, just lots of really good travel advice...
i wish i could help you more, but i'm from asutralia, so i only really know the australian scene
i'm going to europe this january/february...i'm not really sure of the underground arts/music areas, but i'm sure if you just check out some online gig guides you will be able to find some bands you have heard of playing around, and well then you can just meet people there and ask them
that's my plan anyways =P i get to see converge in germany!!!! yehhhhh