This Week in ATLRetro, September 20-26, 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 filled with a week’s worth of hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and/or safely socially distanced (One helluva hybrid)!

Tuesday, September 21

Take a walk on the supernatural side of science as ghostlike figures creep out of the shadowsandotherworldly creatures seemingly grow out of the ground during Fernbank’s annual Woodland Spirits Event through Nov. 7! Get folk-rocked with Big Thief at The Eastern! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! Legendary folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards returns with a self-penned new album, RIGHT WHERE I AM! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Wednesday, September 22

Head on over to The Highlander for Christopher Lloyd-Themed Trivia on the patio! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! 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!  

Thursday, September 23

Spend the night with Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers at The Eastern! Get rocked with Luxury, Unwed Sailor and more at The Earl! Make your way to Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema for a screening of OASIS KNEBWORTH 1996 at 7pm! Join GPB and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library for their online event, In Their Own Words: Jimmy Carter at 7pm! Get your Americana fix with Charley Crockett at the Variety Playhouse! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! 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! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! 

Friday, September 24

Stomp on over to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Paul Thorn! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Napoleon’s! Get spun right round at the Heretic’s The G8TIES 80’s Dance Party! Spook on over to the Aurora Theatre for the Lawrenceville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 31! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! Make your way to the High Museum and check out their exhibit “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe” through Jan. 9! Cold Weather Co. releases new LP/EP/Video COALESCENCE out today Via Deko Entertainment! Catch BritPop on the patio at The Marlay House! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! 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!

Saturday, September 25

Skank on over to the Atlanta Civic Center (outdoors presented by The Masquerade) for a night with the Dropkick Murphys, Rancid and more! Boogie on down to the East Atlanta Strut featuring live tunes with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective, the Buteco Samba Band, Cody Matlock and more, 12pm – 9pm! Rock out with Cracker at Eddie’s Attic (2 shows)! We want our two dollars! B-Movie Bonfire presents an online screening of GUN CRAZY (1950) at 9pm! Catch a Free Online Riff of BETTER OFF DEAD at 9pm! The Fernbank takes a deep monstrous dive with their Sea Monsters event at 10am! Honky tonk on over to The Earl for a night with Evan Stepp & The Piners, Ben Trickey and Georgie Harris! Jam it up with Mulholland (Tom Petty tribute) and Frankly Scarlett (Grateful Dead tribute) at Broad Street Station in Douglasville at their Grateful Dead Night! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! Strand Marietta Movie Night gets retro with a screening of Michael Curtiz’s CASABLANCA (1942) at 8pm! Make your way to the Outer Space at Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Artist Market Saturday event, every Saturday from 10am – 2pm, with live music! The Beverly Atlanta brings you their I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party every Saturday!

Sunday, September 26

Make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for Sunday in the Park featuring Tunes from the Tombs, headlined by The Original Wailers and Jupiter Coyote from 12pm – 9:30pm! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! 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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