Sharp Notes November 28 2001

Rock the vote. Doria Roberts is getting her fans involved in the release of her new live album. Set lists are posted at her website, and she's asking which tracks her audience would like to see on the upcoming release. Get out and vote at www.doriaroberts.com.

Kinder's garten. Athens label Kindercore announces a new distribution alliance, with New York/Pittsburgh distributor and publisher, the Telegraph Company. Kindercore also announced its 2002 release plans, which include new records by Athens acts Masters of the Hemisphere, Of Montreal, the Sunshine Fix and I Am the World Trade Center (who may or may not permanently adopt a new name), as well as a compilation of out-of-print '60s soul music from Georgia, due in the fall.

Give the drummer some. Drummer Greg Jaxx left the Modeltones this past July and has finally been replaced by Ted Lee. Lee, former guitarist/vocalist of The Flinch, the Darwins and Clay Henry, has moved behind the Model T traps for a change of scenery.

Big tears. Crybaby gets some attention as the Star Bar's December residency band. They'll be playing every Wednesday this month, along with special guests. They also hope to have a new five-track EP out early next year, followed by an album in the spring. Dry your tears at www.crybabymusic.com.

Day Trippers. The Young Antiques were guests on Z93's "Breakfast Beatles" segment. Those who were up at 7:30 a.m. last Friday may have heard their rendition of "We Can Work It Out." They headline a holiday benefit for the Giving Tree Sat., Dec. 8, at The Earl. In other Beatles cover news, the Black Crowes contribute to the soundtrack for I am Sam, Sean Penn's new flick. The soundtrack consists entirely of Beatles songs, with the Crowes providing their take on "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds."