Inspired mostly by DwaynieAD's post in the "When does it click in?" thread, I've realized that for the last few years I've purposely been stuck doing things that are only within my comfort zone, which includes my current situation of starting a new band for music I'm very comfortable playing. I'd like to push myself out of my comfort zone and join a band that will: - gig regularly - play songs comprised of chord progressions (currently playing hip-hop and 70's funk, which usually doesn't) - provide the opportunity to improvise over chord changes - have some difficult to play, technical songs (like Metal, Jazz Fusion, etc), but not every song has to be a challenge Anyone have any opinions on what I should be looking for? I'm open to pretty much any genre. Also, would a cover or originals band be better? Thanks.