This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #51 – April 5-11, 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, April 5

Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 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. MUSIC BENEFACTORS officially launches and announces first artist partnership with The Latin Dead!

Timeless Tuesday, April 6

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, April 7

Kaiju it up and make your way to Battle & Brew’s Godzilla & Friends Trivia! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now! Travel the world from the safety of your own home and catch a Virtual Tour: Vatican City at 5pm!  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, April 8

Bluegrass it up with Cory Chambers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Or stomp on over to Eddie’s Attic and get countrified with Ward Davis (2 shows)! Check out Profs & Pints Online: A History of India’s Magic at 7pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! 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, April 9

Get retro-futuristic and check out the virtual Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend through April 12! The Cogkneys get monsterific with their virtual The Call of Cogthulhu concert at 3pm! Cosplay it up and catch the virtual costuming convention, AradaniCon! Get 70s rocked with Swami Gone Bananas at High Card Brewing in Tucker! Get old-timey with the Hibbs Family Band and Brianna BassOuter Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Goddess of Spring and the Underworld at 7pm! Get virtually rocked with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals: A Vulgar Display of Pantera at 7pm! 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 today! You won’t want to miss the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry’s virtual Representing Alterity Through Puppetry and Performing Objects Symposium through April 10! 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! 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, April 10

Support local artists and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower Boutique from 10am – 4pm! Take a Tour of Intrenchment Creek and The Old Atlanta Prison Farm from 10am – 1pm! Catch Brother Sam’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop from 12-2:30pm followed by Blood on the Harp at 6:30pm! Make a trek into the spooky woods during Fernbank’s Forest Night Walk at 7:30pm! Get down with Erykah Badu’s virtual concert at 8pm! Or rev it up with Kook Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at the Dixie Tavern! Cash Unchained pays tribute to the Man in Black at 37 Main Avondale! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, April 11

Have an epic good time and catch a 70mm screening of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 3pm! The George A. Romero Foundation presents their virtual 40th Anniversary Knightriders Celebration at 7pm! Park Tavern presents their Sunset Sessions featuring Slow Parade and Mermaid Motor Lounge! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Spring’s Bird Migrations at 7pm! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Simon Says” and you won’t want to miss their upcoming album, ON MALAISE out May 7!  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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