Originally Posted by larryace
Open mic blues jams is as far as I had to go. Not sure if they have equivalent jams in your preferred genre. But if they do, try going there. They get to see you play, you get to see them play, and the rest takes care of itself.
That is basically how mine started. Showed up with my kit at a friend's, and I was the only one who could play it with the right punk and thrash influence.