That's a nice layout. Very appropriate for a music site as it looks a bit like a hi-fi system.
I couldn't read the text in the blue part of the animation at the bottom, though. I think it said 1337 something, but I couldn't make out what the something is. Is there any way you could make it easier to read?
i like the skin. although i prefer phpBB myself.
The problem is probably that there are so many music forums around, you're going to struggle to get a search engine rank.
My forum isn't particularly busy yet - I've only got 14 members at the moment - but it's a stand-alone part of my main site. What I mean is that visitors don't have to go through the main site to get there. But when I get the main site finished & uploaded, I'm going to start advertising it like crazy & hopefully that will pull a few more people to the forum too.
You are smarter then i am at IBP. I couldn't even get a templete. I would suggest adding some more boards. Somthing just to get your members some more room to talk. A suggestion frorum would be nice too.