This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #52 – April 19-25, 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 19

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! Put your money where your mouth is and check out Atlanta’s WRFG’s (89.3FM) Spring Fund Drive, through May 1! 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 20

Get rocked with Ministry and KMFDM at the Tabernacle! Check out a Free Online Riff of Reefer Madness at 9pm! 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! Lord Huron unveils a new song entitled “Long Lost,” the title track of their fourth full-length album, LONG LOST, out May 21st! 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 21

The Last Tuesday Society & The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities gets monsterific during their online event, The Philosophy of Monsters: An Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Stephen Asma at 2:30pm! Or check out the High Museum’s Virtual Talk: Philip Auslander on Ragnar Kjartansson at 6pm! Geek it up and make your way to Battle & Brew’s Mortal Kombat Trivia at 8pm! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! 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 22

Hey all you cinephiles! The 45th Atlanta Film Festival kicks off today with screenings across town at The Plaza Theatre (indoor screenings), The Plaza Drive-in and Dad’s Garage Drive-In, and is also offering virtual screenings, running through May 2! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Catch an online screening of Charles Raymond’s BETTA THE GIPSY (1918) at 9am hosted by CINEMATEK! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The 1814 Burning of Washington at 7pm! Spend the night with Sister Hazel at 37 Main Avondale! 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 23

Creep on over to the virtual 4th Annual Rotten Revival hosted by the Nashville Curiosities Collective, through April 24th! Drunken Cinema presents their virtual Goofy Horror Double Feature Night at 7pm! Get folksy with Peter Bradley Adams (two shows) at Eddie’s Attic! Spend an evening with Shawn Mullins at From the Earth Brewing Company! Get wacky ‘n’ retro with The Blibbering Humdingers online at 8pm! Get rocked through April 25th at the SweetWater 420 Festival 2021, rocking out at Centennial Olympic Park! Check out Profs & Pints Online: True Crime’s Story 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 now! 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 24

Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Have a bloody fangtastic time during the online event, Watch With…Bruce Campbell Presents Evil Dead II at 9pm! Funk You celebrates ten years of funk at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center! Get down and check out The Blues Room’s Journey Through Blues (Part 2) online at 12pm! Support local artists and vendors and make your way to Iron & Anvil’s Artists Alley from 1pm – 8pm! Or check out Cryptid Collective’s Emerald City Marketplace from 1pm – 5pm! Nineties rock it up with a virtual streaming event, Korn: Monumental at 4pm! Jam out with GR8FLDUDE at Steady Hand Beer Co.! The George A. Romero Foundation presents their virtual 40th Anniversary Knightriders Celebration at 7pm! Get your Americana fix with Magnolia Express at Napoleon’s! Check out a Free Online Riff of The Matrix at 9pm! Get rocked through April 25th at the SweetWater 420 Festival 2021, rocking out at Centennial Olympic Park! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, April 25

Get rocked at the SweetWater 420 Festival 2021, rocking out at Centennial Olympic Park!  Check out Profs & Pints Online: Pirate Queens of the Caribbean 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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