This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #50 – March 22-28, 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 22

Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles presents an online screening of John Ford’s THE IRON HORSE at 10:30pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: How Diseases Drive History at 7pm! 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 23

Celebrate ALL THINGS KAIJU and support our local artist community at Battle & Brew during their Kaiju Art Show at 5pm! Check out Somersault Strings online here at 7pm! Catch a Cuban-Inspired Meal with a Side of Hemingway online at 7:3opm, with a special preview screening of Ken Burns’ documentary, HEMINGWAY (2021)! 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! Grunge it up with the Communions‘ new single, “Cupid” and keep your eyes peeled for their new LP PURE FABRICATION out April 23! 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 24

Spook it up with the online Ghosts of YORK – Live Ghost Tales at 5pm! Kryptonite it up and catch a free Online roast of Smallville at 9pm! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection [ASSEMBLY – out March 26] with release of never-before-heard recording of “Junco Partner!” Grave Flowers Bongo Band share “Down Man” video and their new album STRENGTH OF SPRING is out April 30th! 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 25

Get really retro and check out The Rosenbach Museum’s online event, Mary Shelley: The Godmother of Goth at 6pm! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema presents Fellowship of the Ring Cast Reunion, hosted by Stephen Colbert at 6pm, through March 28 at 9:30pm! Check out the Randall Bramblett Band Live Stream from Hendershots Coffee (Athens) at 7pm! Get alt-rocked with Collective Soul at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! If you need your 70s soul fix, check out EJ Worland’s “Hard To Find” video, and check out his NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME EP out April 9! 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 26

Honky-tonk it up with Webb Wilder online here at 8pm! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents an online presentation of STRICTLY SHERLOCK at 3pm, running through March 28! Jam out with Perpetual Groove at From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell! Get vintage  with Bernadette Seacrest’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Plaza Theatre presents a remastered screening of Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) indoors! Prog rock it up and pre-order Kansas’ live concert album, POINT OF NO RETURN LIVE & BEYOND, today! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP out now! 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! 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 27

Have a bloody fantastic virtual time during That BIG 80s Party: Lost Boys Edition at 5pm! Support our local artists and vendors and check out the Bizarre Bazaar Night Owl Market in Avondale, 5pm – 9pm! Esotouric’s Secret to Los Angeles presents their online webinar, “Art Deco Leisure Suits: How Los Angeles Preserved the 1930s in the 1970s” at 3pm! The Blues Room presents an online Journey Through the Blues with Adamo and special guest Kenneth Shipp at 1pm! Cryptid Creatives Collective presents their Solar Marketplace 2pm – 6pm! Get old-timey and catch Hutcheson’s Ferry’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Jam out with a second night of Perpetual Groove at From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell! Get your science on and make your way to Fernbank’s Museum Chills & Science Thrills event! Back in Black pays tribute to AC/DC at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Check out Profs & Pints Online: When Pirates Prowled the Chesapeake at 7pm!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, March 28

Funk it up and catch Jess Goggans online at 3pm! Or catch Wynonna Judd Unplugged (2 shows) at City Winery! Get down during the Beads, Blues & Beer Festival online, benefitting Beads of Courage, from 5pm – 7pm! Get adventurous and check out Profs & Pints Online: Adventures of Victorian Aeronauts at 7pm! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Pollyanna!” 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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