This Week in ATLRetro, June 7-13, 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, June 7

Jerry Grillo discusses “The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton” online at 7pm! Catch the Atlanta History Center’s virtual event, Annette Gordon-Reed in Conversation with Virginia Prescott at 7pm! 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. Atlanta-based new wave punk band Lesibu Grand has released their newest single “Not Sweet Enough.” 

Timeless Tuesday, June 8

The Rumours rock out and release new single “Want Ya!” Catch Back to the Future Trivia online at 8:30pm! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” 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! 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. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST: THE LIFE OF ACTOR JIM VARNY continues their virtual fundraiser campaign for the documentary here! 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, June 9

Join Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright & Marissa Pona as they chat all things PRIDE, HORROR & FILMMAKING with season 9 Face Off winner and special MakeUp FX artist Nora Hewitt and actress/filmmaker Jenna Kanell (WANDA VISION, TERRIFIER, THE BYE BYE MAN) online at 9pm! The truth is out there, so why not catch a Free Online Riff of The X-Files at 9pm! 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! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The White Supremacists Among Us at 7pm! 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, June 10

Rufus Wainwright releases the Judy Garland classic, “Over the Rainbow” in celebration of Pride Month and you won’t want to miss the virtual event, Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios premiering tonight on Judy Garland’s 99th birthday! Conversations about Jazz & Other Distractions with Carl Anthony delves into The Fashion Of Jazz tonight at 7:30 pm! Spend the night with Austin Lucas and more at Waller’s Coffee Shop in The Outer Space! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Dan Rodriguez and Anna Rose! 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! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, June 11

Atlanta’s glimmers announce virtual event – glimmers: Live at the Masquerade at 7pm, with all proceeds benefiting The Masquerade! Bluegrass it up with the Dejablue Grass Band at Napoleon’s! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Ancient Greek Social Networks at 7pm! Doctor Who it up and catch Eighth Wonder: A Q&A with Producer Philip Segal online at 7:30pm! 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 now! 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! 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, June 12

Get dino-rific and catch an indoor screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) in 35mm at the Plaza Theatre at 6pm! Get rocked at the Star Bar with Neon Christ, GG King and Upchuck! Cryptid Creatives Collective Market brings you a Summer Art Marketplace from 1pm – 5pm! Jazz it up with the Micah Cadwell Trio at Waller’s! Catch a Free Online LGBT+ Roast of To Wong Foo at 9pm! Get rocked with ELZIG and The Hanging Judge at The Highlander! 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, June 13

Have a bloody good time and catch CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE – Rue Morgue CineMacabre Screening & Watch Party at 8:30pm! Boogie down and check out DJ Synthia’s Living in Oblivion – A Virtual Flashback Brunch at 12pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: How We Tamed the Great Lakes at 7pm! Make your way to Napoleon’s for Harvest Moon – The Music of Neil Young! Sixties/ seventies-inspired indie popper, Stacey, shares new single and video, “Strange (But I Like it),” out now! Get dino-rific and catch an indoor screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) in 35mm at the Plaza Theatre at 4pm! Get artsy and check out a Crafting Headdresses event online at 11am! Swedish psychedelic indie-rock outfit La Fleur Fatale release anniversary single and music video, ”Skydancer!”


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!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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