Where's the local place to go for parties and gigs? Try to find out who takes care of gigs, and give him a hint (myspace, etc)
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what genre is your band? That could be the deciding factor of where you can play
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Looking around in newspapers and things should work, if you only want to play a few small places. If you're thinking big, you'd better know people, or be damn good.l
Could try contacting very small independent record labels or bands signed to such labels and ask about any available opening slots.