This Week in ATLRetro, June 14-20, 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 14

A Cappella Books and Georgia Organics present Chef Matthew Raiford who will share the rich traditions of his Gullah Geechee family online 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 15

The Rumours rock out and release new single “Want Ya!” 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! Psych it up as MONSTERWATCH shares EP via Rebel Noise, NOISE YOU WILL NEVER CARE ABOUT, 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 16

Glam it up virtually with David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – An Anniversary Tribute at 8pm! Check out the Northeast Georgia History Center’s Livestream Rerun: 20th Century Military Women at 2pm! Bluegrass it up with Molly Tuttle and special guest Gabe Lee at City Winery! WUSSY MAG is back and gifts you with a screening of Beeban Kidron’s TOO WONG FOO (1995) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 7pm! 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! 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 17

Rock out with Hellfest from Home 2021 at 12pm, through June 20! Charis Books brings you their virtual The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases w/ Chloe Davis at 7:30pm! Live long and prosper while checking out Episode 354 – Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home Discussion online at 7:30pm! Rufus Wainwright releases the Judy Garland classic, “Over the Rainbow” in celebration of Pride Month! Ann Wilson opens the vault to pre-Heart era recordings! New EP of unheard archival songs from the rock and roll icon’s first band, The Daybreaks, is available now digitally with Limited Edition 10” vinyl available for pre-orders! 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! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, June 18

Aurora Cabaret presents “Dolly Reinvented,” a tribute to Dolly Parton at the Aurora Theatre! Detect a good time and catch Strictly Sherlock online at 2:30pm, hosted by the UK’s Hanger Farm Arts Centre! Or spook it up with The Mermaid Inn – LIVE Ghost Hunt online at 4:15pm! Groove on down to Loganville for Groovin’ on the Green w/ Rumours! Funk it up with Voodoo Visionary at From the Earth Brewing Company! The Good Graces present Atlanta Old Girls’ Club, a woman’s in-the-round show at the Red Light Café! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Portrait of the Pirate Captain Morgan at 7pm! 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!” Get comfy with The Rare Occasions as they share “Origami” via Ones to Watch, and you won’t want to miss their new album, BIG WHOOP out today! 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 19

The Strand Theatre commemorates Juneteenth with a screening of Ava DuVernay’s SELMA (2014), including a pre-show concert featuring the Mighty Theatre Organ, at 8pm! Dig a little deeper and make your way to the Tellus Science Museum’s Archaeology Workshop at 10am! Check out Aspects of Sense & Sensibility online at 2pm! Spend the night with Bradley Cole Smith at Napoleon’s! Get the rockabilly blues with Atomic Boogie at the Rusty Barrell in Marietta! St. Lenox is reborn through Dungeons & Dragons, via his single “Teenage Eyes!” Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! 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 20

Hey daddy-o! Make your way to Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden for a Father’s Day Brunch featuring live music with Jeremy Wells! Get criminal and catch an indoor 35mm screening of John Singleton’s SHAFT (1971) at the Plaza Theatre 6pm! The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History presents their online event, Slavery, Fatherhood, and Paternal Duty in African American Communities at 3pm! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents In the Key of Bach aired by GPB online at 4pm! Media Meltdown brings you QUEER-CODED VILLIANS: A Drag Show online at 10:30pm! George Harrison’s masterpiece, ALL THINGS MUST PASS, is celebrated with suite of new 50th Anniversary editions [Super Deluxe Edition of landmark 1970 solo album collects 70 tracks over five CDS or eight LPS including 42 previously unreleased demo recordings, session outtakes and studio jams]! Sixties/ seventies-inspired indie popper, Stacey, shares new single and video, “Strange (But I Like it),” out now! Swedish psychedelic indie-rock outfit La Fleur Fatale release anniversary single and music video, ”Skydancer!”

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