This Week in ATLRetro, Home Edition #56, May 24-30, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, May 24

Post-punk it up and catch a digital screening (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) of Matt Hinton’s newest documentary, PARALLEL LOVE (2021), which delves deep into the strange and bizarre lives of a small-town Georgia band! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Glam rock it up with Art d’Ecco’s cover of “That’s Entertainment!” Marc Ribler (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Carole King, etc.) releases a new solo album, THE WHOLE WORLD AWAITS YOU on July 16. Check out the new single “Who Could Ask For Anything More” streaming everywhere!

Timeless Tuesday, May 25

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST: THE LIFE OF ACTOR JIM VARNY kicks off their virtual fundraiser campaign for the documentary at 12pm, here! Or get your 80s fix with a Back to the Future Online Quiz at 3pm! Drew Beskin (Kool Kat The District Attorneys) will be releasing his third solo album (PROBLEMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE) on July 2, and offers a sneak peek at the first official single, “Going Alright for You” out now! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM.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, May 26

Have a bite and check out the Tellus Science Museum’s virtual Lunch & Learn: Paleolithic Tool Making event at 12:15pm! Americana it up and get a peek at Katy J. Pearson’s video for “Miracle!” 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 (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out 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!  

Throwback Thursday, May 27

The Plaza Theatre gets dystopian and futuristic with screenings celebrating the 40th Anniversary of George Miller’s MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981) [indoors] at 9:30pm and the 45th Anniversary Michael Anderson’s LOGAN’S RUN (1976) [drive-in] at 8:45pm! Get your 60s and 70s acoustic rock fix with the Tri-Fi Trio at Napoleon’s! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! 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, May 28

Get monsterific and catch a screening of John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30pm! Spend the night with Pony Bradshaw, followed by The Murphs at Eddie’s Attic! Underground New York art-rock duo Disturbios return with new singles and videos ahead of their self-titled debut album! Check out their slinky surfy, instrumental “Surf Gnossienne,” a riff on composer Eric Satie’s 19th century Gnossiennes pieces, along with their similarly 60’s-inflected “Summer Loves!” Atlanta’s Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel release new album, OUMUAMUA today! Check out their single, “Vesta!” Prog-rock it up with another track release, “The Wall (Live 2019-20)” from Kansas’s upcoming live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out today! Goth it up and celebrate Siouxsie’s birthday during the virtual Siouxsie Soiree 2021 at 7pm! Catch a free Online Riff of My Little Pony at 9pm! Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s virtual exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer, running through Aug. 1! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! 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!

Swell Saturday, May 29

Catch screenings of John Hughes’s FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) [indoors] at 5pm and John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) [indoors] at 9:45pm at the Plaza Theatre! Have a swell time at the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest through May 30! Check out a free Online Riff of Clue (the Movie) at 9pm! Make your way to Dixie Tavern and eighties it up with Guardians of the Jukebox! Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Get ready to raid because the Georgia Renaissance Festival is back in town, through June 13!  Atlanta’s dim releases new single “Break You Down” streaming everywhere! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now!  American Television pay tribute to Black Flag, Bad Religion and more on their new LP, ADOLESCENCE out now!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 30

You won’t want to miss the Afro-Caribbean Wine & Music Festival in Decatur beginning at 2pm! Catch a screening of John Hughes’s FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) [indoors] at 3pm at the Plaza Theatre! Check out an online 80s Dance Party UK at 3pm! Sixties/ seventies-inspired indie popper, Stacey, shares new single and video, “Strange (But I Like it),” out now! 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 now!  


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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