Well, my band has been together for a couple of years. We've played shows outside the city but have never played in the city and are looking to do so. My question is, what's the most effective way to get gigs, at such places? We're looking to play some of the bars and maybe open for someone at a smaller theater. The problem is, time is running out. Soon we will be forced to go our separate ways. If you must know, the reason for this is we're leaving for college. So yes, we are a high school band. I don't think we suck, we've been playing together for almost two years, but the gigs are a bit slow. We've been contacted multiple times by Gorilla Music and those groups, which I've shot down every time because it sounds like pay to play. So, yeah. If anyone has any advice, please help me out. (It would be especially helpful if you were from the 'Burgh) Thanks.