This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #20 – July 27 – Aug. 2, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our twentieth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, July 27

The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album MADE OF RAIN (pre-order here)! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! Alt rock it up with Weathers here hosted by The Masquerade at 10am! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out Aug. 14!  The Atlanta Film Festival’s 2020 selection FLANNERY (2019) directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco is now available for streaming here, and Dawn Porter’s JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020) is streaming here! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, July 28

Get rocked virtually with the Mystic Braves hosted by The Earl at 7pm! Catch Fresh Future Farm’s online webinar, Black Food Justice Pioneers at 7pm! The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and Old Salem Museums & Gardens present their online webinar Material Evidence of African Americans in Salem at 7:30pm! Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) presents an online screening of the first biographical documentary of John Lewis, Kathleen Dowdey’s JOHN LEWIS: GET IN THE WAY (2015) followed by an online discussion at 8pm! Get down with a live stream of Aventura and Romeo Santos, hosted by State Farm Arena, at 8pm! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, July 29

The Sweetwater Brewing Company gets down with Mermaid Motor Lounge outdoors at a safe social distance at 6:30pm! Author Milton Davis reads excerpts from his AMBUSH AT COLD RIVER at 8pm here! Broken Baby releases their explosive disco punk single/video “Manic Panic” as debuted w/ Women That Rock performing “Manic Panic” Live-ish from Quarantine today! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Livestream Program: Ask a Historian at 2pm! Catch the Dave Matthews Band livestreaming, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 3pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, July 30

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival and S.A Bradley of Hellbent for Horror present Hellbent Takeover Episode #11, featuring filmmaker, podcaster & USC professor Rebekah McKendry, filmmaker and DePaul University professor Shayna Connelly and filmmaker Izzy Lee at 8pm! The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will host a screening of the romantic drama LOVE AND BASKETBALL (2000), with a post-screening discussion with the film’s director Gina Prince-Bythewood at 7pm! Get your alt-country fix with Katie Pruitt’s live stream here at 7pm, hosted by Eddie’s Attic! Post-hardcore it up with We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Dayseeker via livestream concert here, hosted by The Masquerade at 8:30pm! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR will be out September 4! Rufus Wainwright releases much-anticipated album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, available free here! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program – tonight’s interview is with filmmaker T Cooper at 7pm! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, July 31

Swamp pop it up with Marc Broussard via livestream here, hosted by the Variety Playhouse, at 8pm! New single from Rachel Angel, “Strapped” premieres at For The Rabbits — HIGHWAY SONGS EP out Aug. 21 via Public Works Records! Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! Gero von Boehm’s documentary, HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, starring Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini and more opens today via Kino Marquee’s virtual theatres including the LeFont Film Society’s virtual theatre here! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Boogie down as the Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Members Livestream: 1920s Fashion and Dance at 2pm! Get down with Hippie Sabotage via their free live streaming event here at 8pm! Or get rocked with And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead’s live stream here at 9pm, hosted by The Masquerade! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! California brother-fronted indie rock band Honyock has released their new #13 EP via Park The Van Records, and sharing a dynamic video for single “The Quarry.” Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out now and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices announce sunny summer album MIRRORED AZTEC. Pre-order album at Rockathon Records! Check out their single Haircut Sphinx and make sure you catch their “World Tour” Full Electric Streaming Concert Friday July 17th! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT via “We Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, August 1

Rock out with The Slackers during their livestream concert at 3:45pm here, featuring additional performances by The Pietasters, The Bar Stool Preachers, Catbite and more! Or spend the night with Clem Snide during their live stream concert hosted by Eddie’s Attic here at 6pm! Get folk rocked with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down live streaming concert here at 7:30pm, hosted by Terminal West! Make your way to the live stream Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration with gr8FLdude & frenz at 9pm, hosted by Jekyll Brewing! The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission with the Charleston County Public Library bring you Gullah Geechee Storytime with Storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather at 10am! Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER out Aug. 21! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, August 2

My Night With Jimmy presents a virtual Happy 96th Birthday James Baldwin celebration at 7pm! Gary Mullen & the Works live stream One Night of Queen, hosted by Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Catch a live stream of Phish hosted by Piedmont Park here at 6:45pm! Spend the night with Clem Snide during their live stream concert hosted by Eddie’s Attic here at 7pm! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out July 31! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! The Allman Betts Band release new single, “Pale Horse Rider” available on their new album, BLESS YOUR HEART, out Aug. 28! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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