Sharp Notes April 18 2001

And then there were two ... . The DQE trio is temporarily down to a duo as Brian Montero has recently left the band. Grace Braun and Dugan Trodglen are looking for a replacement though, so those with "a sense of humor and an open mind" who also happen to like Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" please e-mail trodglen@hotmail.com. It also helps if you own a few Jad Fair albums. ?

Ladyfingers. You don't have to be from Chicago, but you do need to be female to take part in this year's Ladyfest Midwest Chicago (LMC). Join locals Amy Ray and Danielle Howle at the four-day fest — one of a series spun off from last year's successful event — showcasing the work of women artists, performers, musicians, filmmakers and activists Aug. 16-19. Submissions are now being accepted, so go to www.ladyfest midwest.org for the details.?

Moby stanks! Just as OutKast wraps up one tour, they kick off another when they sign up with Moby's AREA: ONE Festival which will package a variety of edgy electronic acts on a cross-country trek. The duo joins The Roots, New Order, Paul Oakenfold and Incubus. Currently there is no Atlanta date scheduled, but Moby holds a press conference in NYC April 23 and will reveal more details. ?

Take a trip to MYSSOURI as the eerie Michael Bradley-led quartet plays live and unplugged this week on 88.5 WRAS' Georgia Music Show. The group recently has changed personnel — again — and Bradley promises lots of new material. Wallow in MYSSOURI starting at 5 p.m. Sat., April 21. After the radio taste, get a full dose later that evening when they plug in and play the Echo Lounge. Check out their snazzy new website at www.myssouri.com