It's official- I'm taking over the Locals Only: Notes From The Smoking Patio column in CityBeat. Next week will be my first column. That means less newsy bits here, but hopefully more depth and breadth in the Locals column. If you've got any "scene gossip", band news, recording information, new releases or anything of the sort, send your info my way and I'll do my best to pick up the reins and follow the precedent set by Bart and Troy. All my contact info is to the right. I look forward to serving the local music community in this new way and appreciate any and all feedback you've got.