Gilbert Garcia’s gone, but don’t cry. He bit the mailman again, so we’ve taken him out to a farm where he can run, frolic, and review albums all day long in a big sunny field. We’ve got you a new writer to play with, though — none other than the Kamikaze himself, Enrique Lopetegui, who’ll be taking over this space next week. Send all your music happenings, tips, and gossip his way at firstname.lastname@example.org. While you’re at it, be sure and CC me at email@example.com and calendar editor Bryan Rindfuss at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, how would you like to have your band play for a bunch of people who are sweaty for reasons other than alcohol poisoning? The San Antonio Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon is looking for “upbeat, talented bands” to play for the 30,000-plus contestants and spectators along the race route on Sunday, November 15. The marathon is open to several genres, including salsa, reggae, R&B, rock, and country, but this may not be the best time to debut your down-tempo goth masterpiece, “Long Distance Running Is Fucking Stupid and Pointless, Bro.” Send photos, bios, and demo tracks to Monica Robles at email@example.com.