Hey, my band is planning to gig for the first time this summer, and I am wondering how do you exactly go about getting a gig?
Make a resume of sorts and hand it in to places that book live music of your bands style. Thats how I started off. If your good, eventually your name gets around and places start calling you to book you.
If you have a demo made send it out to venues in your area.
Definitely have a MySpace page. It's cliche, but helps. Add bands from the local area, chat with them, and you'll eventually become good friends with a few. That way, you can hop on some bills and build a reputation from there, too.