Hi, this is mostly a rant, so tune out if you'd like. I've been looking for a band to play with for about a year. Music is not my career, just my passion and i'd love to play for a group that plays once a month or so and enjoys what they do. I finally land something: cool grunge originals, nice people, good drummer, great practice space. Problem: they have We're trying to make it syndrome. It seems like every band in my small town is sure that if they practice 6 hours a week and play 4 time a month, they'll "make it". If they bug their friends to come out every week to their show and buy a van together to tour for the summer, they'll "make it". I'm not saying the bands where I live aren't talented and great, but every. single. band. (of late twenties to late 30 year olds!) is sure they're about to become superstars. No one comes out to this band's shows because they happen once a week, no money is made and no one else in the band works or has a vehicle. To be clear i'm not badmouthing any working bands, bar bands, wedding bands or dedicated touring bands. I think you can make a career out of music if you're dedicated and smart about it. What i'm talking about are small bands in small towns with distinctive (small) crowd appeal. Garage bands. Grunge bands. Screamo. Basically every audition I go to is like going on a first date and having someone propose. Is this happening in anyone else's towns?