Bulletin Board October 14 2000
GT PRODUCTIONS, which books The Riviera, brings mostly moldy, overage national acts slogging through the '80s oldies circuit to town. But thankfully, they've committed to having local bands open their shows (hey, an audience is an audience). They are also starting a Fall/Winter Stage 96 Series and are looking for unsigned local talent to participate in these shows, held in a variety of venues. If you're game, haul out those leather trousers and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those looking to chill out to some mid-week trip-hop have a new joint to check into. Ten27, located on Peachtree between 10th and 11th streets presents Blue Lines Wednesdays. Named after the Massive Attack's album, live DJs spin new and older-school down-tempo hip-hop, house and jazz (think Portishead, Morcheeba and DJ Shadow). For more information call 404-875-3911.
THE ANNUAL Kudzu Film Festival has added some "out-of-competition" screenings of local interest, from Oct. 22-25 at the Georgia Theater in Athens. They include former Athenian Jem Cohen's Fugazi concert documentary "Instrument," as well as "Sonic Cinema #2," which includes rarely seen R.E.M. videos and a 30-minute profile ofVic Chestnut titled "Speed Racer." For times and dates check out the festival website www.prometheus-x.com