I’m not getting any younger. While I enjoy playing small gigs and dive bars, I would like the chance to play bigger and better gigs. I don’t feel like my current band is interested in putting in the effort to move up. I’m not sure how to go about finding a better gig, and I don’t know if I should tell my current band mates I’m looking. One of the hardest parts of being in a band is aligning everyone’s goals. I feel like the current band just wants to play local gigs and hang out and drink while their friends tell them how good they are. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy that too, but I feel stuck. I’m constantly trying to improve my playing but I don’t feel like my drumming “career” is progressing. I get calls to play with lots of people, but it’s just the same old dive bars I’ve been playing for years. Maybe I should just be happy I get to gig all the time. I know lots of drummers would love to have all my gigs even if they are mostly low paying dive bars. Better gigs don’t just fall in your lap. I don’t know how to go about moving up the gig ladder.