Hello TB, I recently moved from Orlando, FL to Los Angeles California with my girlfriend to pursue new work opportunities in stage production (and her in acting.) Back in Florida, I never really tried to gig as part of my income and mostly only played shows for original rock and metal groups that never really paid much. I still write and tour with some of these groups, but wanted to use the move as a way to buckle down and focus on bettering my playing and possibly gigging more with other styles (jazz, reggae, bar gigs, etc.) In the two months I have been here, I have met a decent amount of local musicians through work and gatherings which has landed me one sub gig and offers for more unpaid original bands. I was curious if any of you have some wise words to share about adapting to a new town in the music world, ways to find decent gigs, how to get your foot in the door, and tips on how to feel out a new music scene/ find new promoters to work with. Also, if you have any specific information about the music scene in greater LA, that would be a huge help! Thank you for any and all help!