This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #48 – March 8-14, 2021

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, March 8

Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! MUSIC BENEFACTORS officially launches and announces first artist partnership with The Latin Dead!

Timeless Tuesday, March 9

The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Badlands shares “Let Go” video via Big Takeover and new album, DJINN out now! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Way Back Wednesday, March 10

Cinema Arts Centre presents their online event, Silent Comedy Shorts with live accompaniment by Andrew Simpson at 7pm! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection [ASSEMBLY – out March 26] with release of never-before-heard recording of “Junco Partner!” Check out Profs & Pints Online: Lessons from Animal Rituals at 7pm! Stomp on over to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Carolina Story! Catch an FxF Panel Discussion – The Watermelon Woman at 6pm! Grave Flowers Bongo Band share “Down Man” video and their new album STRENGTH OF SPRING is out April 30th! Catch The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s VOD Donny Most – Mostly Swingin’ featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! 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! 

Throwback Thursday, March 11

Hammonds House Museum Digital presents Conversations About Jazz & Other Distractions with host Carl Anthony at 7:30pm! The Plaza Theatre presents a remastered screening of Olivier AssayasDEMONLOVER (2002) indoors at 8:30pm! Get down with The Bluegrass Kings at Steady Hand! Get rocked as Atlas Touring Presents The Great Peach Music Series with Stop Light Observations and Little Bird at Park Tavern! Catch the online event, Hemingway, Gender and Identity at 7pm! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, March 12

Get retrotastic with The Entertainment CrackersOuter Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Plaza Theatre screens Hal Ashby’s HAROLD & MAUDE (1971)! Check out Profs & Pints Online: How Films Imagine CreativeWomen at 7pm! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Napoleon’s! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out today! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out today on Side Hustle Records! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! Catch an online screening of HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE at 1pm! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, March 13

The George A. Romero Foundation presents their online event, The Howling 40th Anniversary Celebration at 7pm! Shop local ‘n’ weird at The Bizarre Bazaar at The Clermont Lounge from 3pm – 8pm! The Creative Cryptid Collective presents a Wanderlust Marketplace from 2pm – 6pm! Catch a remastered screening of Peter Jackson’s THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001) at the Plaza Theatre indoors at 8:30pm! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The Tale of Sea Shanties at 7pm! Check out Shamrock Fest with Flannel Nation and Noonday Sons at Park Tavern! Have a laugh and catch a Free Online Roast of Big Trouble in Little China at 9pm! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, March 14

Georgia Vintage Goods presents their Vintage and Handmade Pop-Up at 97 Estoria from 12pm – 6pm! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Pollyanna!” Check out Profs & Pints Online: Ireland and American Revolution at 7pm!  Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents an online presentation of Mum’s The Word with Oscar Wilde at 5pm! Frenchy and the Punk (check out our AnachroCon Performer Spotlight here) release their cover of Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone!” Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! 


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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