This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #28 – Oct. 5-11, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

It’s that spooky time of year again! And we at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our haunted Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 5

Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Or spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Get down with Thea Jones & The Make it Shake Band at Pal’s Lounge at 8m! Atlanta’s historic West End community is getting powerful new murals as part of this year’s ELEVATE Art Festival. They will be completed in time for the festival’s virtual programming which will take place from Oct. 4-10. Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! 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 now! 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, October 6

Check out the 14th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival online at 7pm! Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! Join Emory Centro Latinx for a virtual panel and discussion on Latinx Music and Politics at 6pm! Charis Books and Atlanta Pride celebrate Pamela Sneed in conversation with Theresa Davis discussing Sneed’s FUNERAL DIVA, a poetic memoir about coming-of-age in the AIDS era, and its effects on life and art. Rock out with Crash Test Dummies via livestream, hosted by City Winery at 8pm! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. 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, October 7

Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Get twenties retro with a virtual Roaring 20s Estate Jewelry Trunk Show at 7pm! Scripts Gone Wild gets creepy crawly with ARACHNOPHOBIA at 7:30pm! Bang it out with Max Weinberg’s Jukebox via livestream, hosted by City Winery at 6pm! Jam out with Sound Culture live at Sweetwater Brewery outdoors at 6:30pm! Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Linaire (Anna Atkinson) releases new track “Best I Can!” L7’s SMELL THE MAGIC: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out through Sub Pop Purchase/Stream across platforms! And watch Donita Sparks with the Lucha VaVOOM dancers performing “Fast and Frightening!” Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! 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! 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 Angel here! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, October 8

Make your way to the Atlanta History Center’s History After Hours in their newly opened (and socially-distant) Entrance Gardens as they celebrate their new exhibit, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow” at 5pm! Thrash metal it up with Repentance’s debut album GOD FOR A DAY out now! Drive-By Truckers have released their second album of 2020, THE NEW OK out via ATO Records. Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Re-discover the stars and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age with the Sonja Henie biopic, Anne Sewitsky’s SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN (2018) and eight other Silver Screen Icons Now available digitally on Kino Now! 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. 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, October 9

Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual free event [donations welcome to benefit The Motion Picture & Television Fund] (co-chairsKool Kat Anthony Taylor and Suzanne Najbrt) kicks off today, spooking it up through Oct. 11, with! Tonight’s highlights include Masters of the Twilight Zone with Anne Serling, Kool Kat Daniel Griffith, and more at 5:30pm; Masters of Dracula at 8pm; and more! Get spooked and catch screenings of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD 2 (1987) starting tonight at The Plaza Theatre! Get haunted during Cursed: A COVID-Safe Immersive Halloween Experience at The Basement at 7pm! Jazz it up with Elevate the Quest at Vista Vibes in Tucker! Catch an online screening of John Scheinfeld’s CHASING TRANE (2016), hosted by Triple Step Studios, at 8pm! Rock out at Town Green in Peachtree Corners with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd! Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and WUSSY MAG present ‘High Visibility’, a virtual group exhibition featuring over fifteen Atlanta LGBTQIA+ photographers. The launch of the virtual exhibition will coincide with Atlanta Pride’s 50th Anniversary, a time of celebration and remembrance for the Queer artists and outcasts who came before, event goes live at 7pm! Enjoy a spooky-themed evening featuring after-hours access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits at Fernbank After Dark: Science & Spirits (masks required) at 7pm! Catch Sweet Young Twang at Waller’s Outer Space Concert event at 7pm! Get down with Joe Gransden and Robin Lattimore at Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn at 7:30pm! Catch Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac tribute at the Coca-Cola Roxy (socially-distanced event)! Departure pays tribute to Journey at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! Big Black Delta share live performance for “Killing Me” with entire virtual show available until Oct. 9, Tickets Here; 4 LP out now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS today! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 10

Spook it up during Day 2 of Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual event! Today’s highlights include Lana Wood: Plenty O’Toole Talks,The Great Kaiju Invasion, Masters of The Outer Limits, and so much more! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for an Outdoor Artist Market from 10am – 2pm! Or check out the Fernbank Museum’s Bugs, Bats and Bones at 10:30am! Celebrate Pride on Ponce at the Rolecall’s outdoor amphitheater from 11:30am – 6pm! Check out the October EAV Market (masks required) at 12pm! Get rootsy with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! Or get down with Matthew Kahler at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Southern Accents pay tribute to Tom Petty at 37 Main in Avondale Estates! Lesibu Grand calls out gun violence, poverty, healthcare in America in new anthem “WFS!” Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 11

It’s your last chance to get monsterific during Monsterama and Spy Con’s 2020 Virtual event featuring a panel on Jack Kirby and Master Art Masters with Kool Kat Mark Maddox, a full panel on author, filmmaker and more Larry Blamire, a Trina Parks panel and so much more! Get rocked and livestream The Band of Heathens at Eddie’s Attic at 8pm! Tallbird share debut album LOST PET POSTER TEMPLATE! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. Check out Rolecall Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Ponce event with their performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, running through Oct. 13! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! 

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

 *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!
*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!
*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!
*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!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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