#1
how do I promote myself if I'm looking for a band? i've made a few recordings quickly, i'll redo them when they are done properly, but this is to show my friends who might be interested in starting a band. other than asking people to start one, whom would probably only be decent musicians without any knowledge of theory, or near to no technical skill. so id like to know some way of promoting myself for a band, where it might reach some talented players?

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#2
Try craigslist and myspace musician classified, thats good starting point.
And ask people if they wanna jam. After a couple of good jams then ask about the forming a band.