Bulletin Board March 21 2001
Keep on motoring. Despite having sold the majority of Capricorn Records' assets to New York-based Volcano Records last December, label founder Phil Walden and his family have continued on with plans to re-launch their music company. Pending a routine trademark search, the likely name for Waldens' label will be Velocette, which shares its name with a classic British motorcycle of the '60s. Once the label secures distribution, which sources say should happen in the very near future, Velocette will begin putting out albums from a stable of artists that includes former Capricorn acts whose contracts were not purchased by Volcano as well as new signings. The first release will be The Coast is Never Clear by San Francisco band Beulah.
Local stage. The full Music Midtown line-up has been announced, and among the locals selected to perform are the Young Antiques, Kenny Howes & the Yeah!, the X-Impossibles, Aerial and the Moto-Litas. Tickets are now on sale for the May 4-6 festival. See www.musicmidtown.com for the details.
Atlanta remixed. The Oxygen Network's TV show "Daily Remix" has produced three half-hour episodes on the sounds of Atlanta. Shot on location, the pieces feature Indigo Girl Emily Saliers and her Watershed restaurant, Jennifer Nettles (who takes the host on a walking tour of her favorite local record and book shops), the Everett Music Barn's famous bluegrass nights, R&B producer Dallas Austin and a special on "Athens' Musical History." The shows air March 24 and 25 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
No kid-ding. If you're a young, aspiring vocalist in grades 2-8, or the parents of one, the Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde wants you. The 25-year-old singing collective, with more than 200 singers, has released a whopping 11 CDs over the years. Auditions are held at the Callanwolde Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Road, Saturday, March 24 from 9-11 a.m.