Re: How rare is it to find a band that has a practice space with a kit for you to use? Advice needed
I've been in this situation. Don't let the setup/space keep you.
As said above the music is central. You don't have to hang out with your band.
BUT It can be a grind playing music with people who are not your 'type',. I mean there is some leeway there but there is a reason say David Lee Roth or similar type of person is not in a band like WIlco or REM.
Eventually the personal side or views may get in the way, even if you like them musically.
On a personal note, I have left at least 3 bands in past 3 years simply because I tired of either their crappy band name and/or endless dirty jokes (from lewd dirty old men) at band practice. I love all kinds of humour, but just can't stand "dirty jokes".