Having taken some time off from my last horror show, I'm ready to give the whole "being in a band" thing another chance. There is nothing in my area that appeals. I've been looking since officially taking up residence in my new space roughly six months ago. I see no real sign of that changing, so rather than sit back and complain about the lack of opportunities, I'd try to make something happen. Being an apartment dweller, I have no real ability to host here at the home base. I've been trying to network, doing the craigslist thing and jumping into local area facebook groups to see if there was anyone offering practice space, willing to share practice space... I even got to the point where I was seriously considering taking out a commercial lease on some available units and sharing it but there's nothing but crickets, and staring down $12,000.00 minimum for a yearly lease is pretty daunting without having had so much as a nibble from what I was hoping would be a vibrant and creative community. Were there 3-4 other bands or prospective bands in the same situation, that could help shoulder the cost it would be a different story... Not actually having a place to put people is making it really difficult to get interested band members, and I can't say I blame anyone for that. I have a guitar player on deck who's really interested in getting together, but neither of us have the space to make it happen. I'm trying to hold out from just getting disillusioned with the entire prospect, some days it's harder than others. This is an entirely new undertaking for me so I'm not even really sure how or where to start. Do any of you have any thoughts on how to hunt out practice spaces?