Sharp Notes September 02 2000

Spin city. Last week in NYC, 23-year-old Atlanta resident Josh Winkler, who goes by the DJ name Klever walked, or rather spun, away with the top honors in the DMC U.S. Finals, a DJ competition held each year by the Disco Mix Club Turntablist Federation. Sporting a Braves cap and a beat-juggling mix of Gang Starr and DJ Swamp__ on his Technics turntables, Klever bested 11 other contestants and will go to England on Sept. 23 and 24 for the international finals.

An Apple a day. Atomsplit's song "Tune in Tokyo" is available in this month's Macworld magazine's CD-ROM. The track off their One Ton Suit release has also been featured on the accompanying CD-ROM to the book I Want My MP3, written by Bill Mann.

Grrl talk.Amanda Jones recently received an invitation to showcase at the first ever Rockgrrl Music Conference in Seattle, set for the beginning of November. Other woman-fronted rock bands that want to represent Atlanta and simultaneously receive some national exposure can click on www.rockrgrl.com for the contact info.

?Demon seed
Pineal Ventana's Mitchell Foy, is also a CL contributor, portrays one of the demons in a short film called Kotoran Jiwa by Atlanta filmmaker Chad Rullman. You'll be able to see the flick, and the actor, at the band's CD release show Sept. 9 at The Earl. The film's soundtrack also features numerous songs by Pineal Ventana.

?Something old, something new
On Oct. 17, Epic will not only release an Indigo Girls' 16-cut greatest hits disc, oddly titled Radio Box, but also reissue their first four albums. Two new songs appear on the compilation, Amy Ray's "Devotion" and Emily Saliers' "Leaving." The spiffed-up versions of their catalog discs will be remastered and boast extra tracks, improved packaging and new liner notes, bringing them even closer to fine.__