Hi guys and girls. I'm out to achieve one of my big dreams, that is to play in a rock band. I've played in college groups and have a degree in music theory but I consider this goal to be so outside of my experience that I see myself as a beginner. I was hoping to get some advice from you all as to what I need to do to get caught up. My background is in jazz. I always stuck to electric. I have a good ear, timing and melodic intuition. I know theory but I'm trying to unlearn it for now, or at least relearn as would a rocker. I mosty played in combos that were either 5 or 6 piece. I am very green when it comes to gear/sound/technology. I tend to just want to plug in and play and never had to do anything outside of this while in school. My school had a sound crew that took care of all of the set-up. I don't even know what amp I had. It was my dad's Fender but I don't know anything besides that. I had a 70s P-Bass. I admittedly neglected learning about gear so I know that is an area I need to get comfortable with. Right now I'm borrowing my dad's Epi SG because I'm liking the short scale (and equally so, the weight of a short scale). I have a little Danelectro practice amp. I know this is only good for practicing but I wanted to build up my chops before investing in equipment. So my question to you all is if you were me what would you do to get rock ready quick? Right now I'm focusing on learning songs by ear. It's going ok but I'm feel like this is just prework to be eligible to begin learning with other people. I see CL ads saying please list what groups you've been in and provide audio samples but I'm not sure how to find people to practice with who are beginners looking to get better. I did the obvious thing and made a post myself but anything else I could? That's the essense of my question. Theoretician not sure how to practically apply knowledge. Feedback is appreciated. Thank you.