Kool Kat of the Week: Taking A High-Speed Ride with Hot Rod Walt of the Psycho-DeVilles to the Star Bar and Beyond

Posted on: Jun 29th, 2011 By:

Hot Rod Walt takes a ride on Paul "Stubbs" Diffin's bass. Photo courtesy of Hot Rod Walt.

Hot Rod Walt, aka Walt Richards, may have roots in Jersey and Florida, but since parking in Atlanta in 2006, he’s quickly become one of Atlanta’s hardest working rockabilly/psychobilly singer/guitarists. He has 200 original songs, and his main band, the Psycho-DeVilles, which also features Paul “Stubbs” Diffin (Blue Cats, Big Six) on bass and Steve “Burnout” Barnett on drums, have been racing ever since 2002 when they crashed OUT OF THE GARAGE AND ONTO THE STREET, the title of one of their four CDs. Their three other recordings have equally in-your-face titles: PSYCHO CADILLAC, SUPERCHARGER and NIGHT PROWLER. They’ve toured the US and Europe and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the Retro Revival.

Left to right: Paul, Walt and drummer Steve "Burnout" Barnett.

Speaking of speed, in just the past two weeks, Stubbs literally lit his stand-up bass on fire at Rockabilly Luau (June 18; see ATLRetro’s Kool Kat feature on founders Chris Mattox and Jessica Vega here), and the band also shook up the Dixie Tavern in Marietta last Saturday. This weekend, they’re playing the Star Bar with Los Meesfits, Whiskey Belt and singer/songwriter Gail Linda Lewis—yup that’s Jerry Lee Lewis’s younger sister though she’s not riding any coattails (just ask Van Morrison). On Sunday, acoustic side project The Hot Rod Walt Trio heads outside the perimeter to play Brookstock at Wings and Brews in Jackson. Then they’re in-town at The Five Spot with The Seranaders on Thurs. July 7, and on Sat. July 9, they swing back to the Jailhouse Brewing Company in Hampton.

Pink and Blue Cadillacs from Hot Rod Walt's collection.

When Hot Rod Walt isn’t singing and strumming, true to his name, he hand-stripes and rebuilds custom cars and motorcycles and has accumulated a fantastic fleet of vintage wheels. That talent has earned him TV spots on Discovery Channel’s AUCTION KINGS, auctioning off his 1960 pink Cadillac, and CAFÉ RACER, which also included a band profile, on Velocity.

ATLRetro asked Hot Rod Walt to slow down long enough for a quick interview about guitars, automobiles and this week’s Star Bar show…

How old were you when you first picked up a guitar and what mischief did you make?

I got my first guitar for Christmas when I was around 12 years old. I will never forget being so stoked about it and I can still smell the smell of the wood and glue and paint it was made of. I didn’t come from a musical family so having an instrument seemed very exotic as a kid. I also remember my little brother and I fighting that day and my father threatening to smash my new prized possession !! (He would have done it too).

Hot Rod Walt doesn't miss a beat while Paul sets his bass on fire again.

Then a friend of the family got me an old Teisco electric with a chrome pick guard and that was it………. I was a rock star !

Why rockabilly/psychobilly, and how did you get started singing songs about hot rod cars and mean women?

I have been writing songs since I was able to write. I still have my first song I wrote in pencil as a very small child. In high school, I had some bands and always did my original songs with them. But at about 23 years old, I had moved to Florida and started an acoustic duo called Acoustic Boulevard. We had 85 original songs, no covers. Put out a nice album that did pretty good. I did that for about eight years. Then we put those 85 songs on the shelf, put on electric guitars and wrote 50 or so new songs and started an alternative type band called Slick Riddle. We put out three albums and had a great following in Florida.

Now to finally answer your question—I always loved rockabilly. My parents had given me all their Elvis 45s when I was a kid and I played them on my Fisher Price record player. I about wore them out!! I still have those records today in my 1962 Seeburg Jukebox. When the Stray Cats came out, I was very excited. I used to follow a band out of New Jersey called the Razorbacks. However it wasn’t till years later that one of my customers introduced me to The Reverend Horton Heat and Social Distortion. This is when things started to really change for me. I started digging and found this huge underground of music I never knew existed.

So I started the Psycho-DeVilles as a side project. It shortly became my only band and it skyrocketed. I figured that you can age gracefully playing rockabilly and that I can play this music till I’m dead.

I do write about hot rod cars and mean women. I have had over 100 hot rod cars through the years and I have known a few real meanies. Bangin’ gears in a ’32 is inspirational. So is divorce…

Have you played with Linda Gail Lewis before? If yes, when and where, and what’s she like? If no, are you and the band excited about the opportunity?

The Psycho-DeVilles played the big [Viva Las Vegas] Rockabilly Weekender in Vegas this past April, and Linda Gail was on the bill as well with Jerry Lee. She really tore it up, a great performer and a very sweet lady. Turns out that my bass player Paul Diffin did some recording with her when he lived in San Diego and they are friends. In fact,  they now both live in Acworth, Ga. So I put her on this bill with us at the Star Bar July 2nd. It’s gonna be a blast!!

You certainly play with an energy that rivals Jerry Lee Lewis, though he’s burning up a keyboard and you a guitar. Did Jerry Lee Lewis influence your sound and staging?

I love playing with energy !! I was heavily influenced by all the Sun Records performers. But I really do it because I want people to be entertained and come back for more and wait to see what we might do next. Give people something to look at “and” something to listen to. I don’t like to go out to see a motionless band so I refuse to be one.

Do you and the band have anything special planned for this Saturday’s show?

We have nothing super special that we will be doing but I think the entire event will be very special. The Los Meesfits are from Athens, Ga.. They are a salsa-styled Misfits cover band and lots of fun. Whiskey Belt is a guy/girl honky tonk duo with one of Atlanta best guitar players, Rich DeSantis. Of course, Linda Gail with a special appearance by her daughter Annie Marie Dolan. And then us… and you never know what might happen at the Star Bar!!

What did you think about the Rockabilly Luau and how’d you like to see that evolve? Other than Bubbapalooza, I don’t think I’d heard such a great line-up of so many quality local and regional Retro-inspired musicians in Atlanta this year—that is, before the monsoon hit.

The Luau was a great event. The folks that put it together really did a top notch job organizing and running it. Real pros for sure. We are really looking forward to next year’s event and we are already booked!! And yes, there were some great bands on the bill. I think that next year there are some real big surprises in store for us. Stay tuned.

You certainly play a diverse selection of locations—both in and out of the perimeter. What’s different between playing the Star Bar or the Five Spot and those suburban and out of the big city locations?

We do play a lot of shows—75-100 shows a year all over the country and beyond!! We even played Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium and Holland in 2010. I am now booking a Euro tour for Sept. 2012. We love playing all gigs, the concert type venues where there is a rockabilly scene, and the honkytonk biker bars outside the perimeter. We just do our best to keep the people there all night till the bitter end. I would rather play music than do anything else. I’m pretty sure my bandmates feel the same way.

How many vintage hot rods do you own now, what are they, and what are you working on right now?

I have always kept many cars on the road, usually 10-15. I currently have a ’32 Ford Roadster, ’32 Ford 3 window, ’34 Ford 5 window, ’51 Merc coupe, ’51 Merc Convertible, ’36 Plymouth coupe, ’64 Falcon convertible to name a few—and several more and motorcycles, too! I am currently doing the upholstery in a ’51 Plymouth Slantback that I chopped the top on last year for a customer. Red and black tuck and roll.

I seem to recall that you customize your guitars, too?

Yes. I am a Pinstriper. I pinstripe cars, guitars and bikes almost every single day. I am flying to California to the Fender Custom Shop and hand striping 10 special edition Hot Rod Walt Pinstriped Gretsch Guitars. Pretty cool !!

You have one fantastic rockabilly wardrobe—especially your jackets. What’s your favorite place to shop for clothes in Atlanta?

I make all my show clothes myself. I have some vintage stuff that I find randomly. But I usually find a halfways cool suit at Goodwill and then customize it to a Western style or ’50s style coat. Since I am an upholstery guy, I have industrial sewing equipment and just make whatever I want. I have quite a huge collection of suits. I always want to make a new one for every show!

Any other news you’d like to share about you or the Psycho-DeVilles—more upcoming gigs? Next new recording?

The Psycho-DeVilles are very busy and are always adding shows to our schedule. I also have a side project called the Hot Rod Walt Trio, where I play mostly acoustic stuff. Be sure and go to our official Website to keep up to date on all the latest: https://www.psychodevilles.com

We are also going back in the studio again to make our fifth Psycho-DeVille record. I have written 15 new songs for it. Actually a few of them are some tunes that I wrote many years ago that never got recorded. We hope to have a new album out by fall. We also have some more TV shows coming out this year. Stay tuned to CAFE RACER TV for my “haircut episode” on Discovery HDTheater.

What question do you wish someone would ask you, but they never do, and what is the answer?

I just want to say thanks to all our loyal friends out there. And want to thank Atlanta for being such a great place to play music ! I especially want to thank Steve and Paul and Roland for their great musicianship and loyalty.

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #46 – Feb. 22-28, 2021

Posted on: Feb 21st, 2021 By:

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, February 22

In honor of Black History Month, Retroformat Silent Films presents a virtual screening of Richard E. Norman’s THE FLYING ACE (1926) at 10:30pm!  The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Moses Freeman at 10am! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival continues through Feb. 28, with their new Virtual Cinema, Q&As with film artists and other experts, a Virtual Lobby and a shared night at the drive-in! Experience a Virtual Guided Tour of the Old City of Jerusalem and Bethlehem at 7pm! 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! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 23

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 35th anniversary screening of Gene Saks’s BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS (1986) virtually here at 12pm (available for 72 hours only)! The Plaza Theatre screens James Bond III’s DEF BY TEMPTATION (1990) indoors at 7pm! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 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!

Way Back Wednesday, February 24

Get your horror fix and catch LIVE with The Filmmakers of Worst Laid Plans featuring Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright [Women in Horror Film Festival], Samantha Kolesnik and more at 9pm! You won’t want to miss A Celebration of Octavia E. Butler online at 7pm! Catch The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s VOD Donny Most – Mostly Swingin’ featuring the Orlando Jazz Orchestra! Future Horizons presents The Autistic Brain – Temple Grandin Webinar at 5pm! Catch Profs & Pints Online: When the Enslaved Sued at 7pm! Or check out Charis Books’ virtual event Chronicling Stankonia The Rise of the Hip Hop South at 7:30pm! The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Reverend Paul McDaniel at 10am! Check out an online dance event, Back to Blues Part 2 at 8:30pm! 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, February 25

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival presents a 40th anniversary screening of Jeremy Kagan’s THE CHOSEN (1981) virtually here at 12pm (available for 72 hours only)! Check out Profs & Pints Online: How Chess Ruled the World at 7pm! Catch an indoor screening of Anna Biller’s THE LOVE WITCH (2016) in 35mm, at the Plaza Theatre! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” 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, February 26

Spook it up as Ghosts of Britain bring you their virtual event, The Ghosts of YORK at 4pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes acoustic at the Red Clay Theatre! Make your way to the Winter Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am! Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! 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! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is out now on Bella Union! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 27

Get morose and boogie down virtually during the nineteenth CRYFEST – The Cure vs. The Smith Dance Party hosted by Black Cat DC at 9pm! Cryptids Creative Arts Markets brings you their Shop Small Saturday Market from 2pm – 6pm! Lindy Hop it up and check out the virtual Recognizing Black Dance History at 2pm! Get buggy and catch the 38th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival Featuring Fleas online at 6pm! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Get ready for a laugh and catch a free online Roast of Labyrinth at 9pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! The Fernbank Museum gets really retro and unveils their newest exhibit, “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” opening today, through May 9th, and don’t forget to catch their Museum Chills & Science Thrills event today at 6pm! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 28

Check out Profs & Pints Online: Looking at Laughter at 7pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 2pm! The Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #45 – Feb. 15-21, 2021

Posted on: Feb 15th, 2021 By:

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, February 15

The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Diane Mason at 10am. Check out Profs & Pints Online: George Washington’s Legacies at 7pm! 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! Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here. Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 16

Celebrate Mardi Gras in true L5P style with Seed and Feed Stampede stomping their way through the neighborhood with their Fat Tuesday in LFP event! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 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 today!

Way Back Wednesday, February 17

The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) kicks off today and runs through Feb. 28! They’ve launched their new Virtual Cinema, where you can now experience the films from the comfort of home, augmented by expanded Q&As with film artists and other experts. Their Virtual Lobby allows audiences to join the conversation around some of the festival’s most talked about films. For those craving a bit of throwback fun, you can also enjoy a secure, shared night at the drive-in, compliments of an exclusive partnership with Mercedes-Benz Stadium and The Home Depot Backyard! The Bessie Smith Cultural Center brings you a virtual Oral History Project Featuring Irvin Overton at 10am! Spend the night with Rufus Wainwright at City Winery! Geek it up at Battle & Brew during their Greek Mythology Trivia at 8pm! Check out an online dance event, Back to Blues at 8:30pm! 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 Feb. 12th! 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, February 18

Check out a special broadcast and celebrate half a century of WRAS during their WRAS 50th Anniversary Broadcast  – The 1980s at 9am! Or make your way to the Winter Fernbank Forest Walk at 9:30am! Get intergalactic as the Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars at 2pm! The Atlanta History Center and A Cappella Books present their online event, Thomas Holt in Conversation with Virginia Prescott at 7pm! Join Eagle Eye Bookshop for their virtual event, Ben Montgomery Discusses A SHOT IN THE MOONLIGHT at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes acoustic at Smokin’ Cues! Get classical and check out the virtual Behind the Curtain: Mozart and the Violin at 8pm! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” 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, February 19

The Plaza Theatre mushes it up and kicks off the weekend with some retrotastic films: David Lynch’s WILD AT HEART (1990); Norman Jewison’s MOONSTRUCK (1987); Anna Biller’s THE LOVE WITCH (2016) in 35mm; and Theodore Witcher’s LOVE JONES (1997)! Boogie down and get the Virtual Friday Night Blues at 8pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! Join Professor Dennis Doyle as he discusses the Illinois Regiments at Gettysburg online at 8:30pm! Get your ‘80s rock fix with Sunset Strip at the Dixie Tavern! Get rocked with The Nixons online at 8pm! Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at Madlife Stage & Studios! 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! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out today on Bella Union! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Echo releases a limited-edition print series of Jimi Hendrix, available now! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 20

Have a hellacious good time at Metropolitan Studios’ outdoor Halloweentown Craft Market from 12-5pm! It’s tribute night at the Coca-Cola Roxy with Rumours (Fleetwood Mac) and Neon Queen (ABBA)! Pigs on a String perform acoustic Pink Floyd at Napoleon’s! Get ready for a laugh and catch a free online Roast of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at 9pm! Rock out as Back N Black pay tribute to AC/DC at Dixie Tavern! Catch a livestream screening of Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) with Commentary by Greg Sestero at 10:30pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 8pm! The Fernbank Museum gets really retro and unveils their newest exhibit, “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed” opening today, through May 9th! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!”

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 21

Rockabilly it up with Dex Romweber’s free Live Stream Concert at 7pm! Check out the online LIVE Event with Alan Arkin: Out of My Mind at 2pm! The WCU Bardo Arts Center presents a free online screening of Salome Chasnoff’s documentary, CODE OF THE FREAKS (2020) which presents a reframing of the use of disabled characters in film, and debunks well-worn tropes and more at 12am! Catch Profs & Pints Online: Romance in Bridgerton’s Regency Era at 7pm! The Albans Art Center brings you their virtual event, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at 2pm! The Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour! Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #43 – Feb. 1-7, 2021

Posted on: Jan 31st, 2021 By:

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, February 1

Got the Monday blues? Well, why not check out the Toronto Blues Society’s 24th Maple Blues Awards online at 8pm! 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! Catch the Sundance Film Festival at The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta’s Satellite Screen (indoors, Plaza Drive-In and Dad’s Garage Drive-In), through Feb. 3! Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here.  A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 2

Get Weird with Charis Books as they bring you Dread Isle: Edward Austin Hall in Conversation With Bryant O’Hara and Lesly Wheeler online at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 


Way Back Wednesday, February 3

Get bluesy and check out Mudcat Live Stream Wednesdays at 7pm! Or get medically retro and catch Profs & Pints: Infections, Vaccines, Evolution & Medicine 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! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out Feb. 12th! 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, February 4

The Bremen Museum presents their virtual Jews and Jazz III featuring Gordon Vernick, Kevin Bales and Rita Graham at 7pm! The Atlanta History Center and A Cappella Books present Chad Sanders in Conversation Virginia Prescott online at 7pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Southern Roots Tavern with Johnny Royals! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” 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, February 5

Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for screenings of Ridley Scott’s THELMA & LOUISE (1991) and a 35mm screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at 4:30pm/8:30pm! Funk it up with Bumpin’ the Mango at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get dark during A Black Celebration – Dark 80s Depeche Heavy LiveStream at 8pm! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Echo releases a limited-edition print series of Jimi Hendrix, available now! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 6

Get down with Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody) as he Comes to Red Boots Roots from his house at 7pm! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour at 1pm! Goonies never say die, and neither do we, so why not catch Goonies Movie Trivia online at 7pm! Spook it up as Paranormal Warehouse brings you a Selma Mansion Live Investigation online at 8pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Johnnie Maccracken’s! Get the blues with Mudcat Live Stream Saturdays at 9pm! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!” Get medieval and check out the virtual Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2021 at 9am! Afro Soca Love presents Black Owned Marketplace & Afterparty at 11am! Or make your way to the 37 Main Buford for a night with Guardians of the Jukebox! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out now! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 7

Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Frightful Fairy-Tale Weddings at 7pm! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 

 

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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #42 – Jan. 25-31, 2021

Posted on: Jan 24th, 2021 By:

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, January 25

Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here.  A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, January 26

Get bewitched and catch Witch Hunting Old & New with Professor Ronald Hutton online at 3pm! The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera bring you their virtual concert Dvorak & Ravel at 7pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

 

Way Back Wednesday, January 27

Get really retro and catch Profs & Pints Online: Colonial Philly’s Organized Chaos at 7pm!  B-Movie Bonfire Jr. presents a free online screening of Dave Fleischer’s GULLIVER’S TRAVELS (1939) at 6pm! 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 the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through today! 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, January 28

Catch the Sundance Film Festival at The Plaza Theatre , Atlanta’s Satellite Screen (indoors, Plaza Drive-In and Dad’s Garage Drive-In), through Feb. 3! 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. Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, January 29

Get the blues with The Robert Cray Band at the Variety Playhouse! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Wild Wing Cafe in Dunwoody! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Make your way to Athens for Sandy Creek Nature Center’s Owl Prowl at 7pm! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, January 30

Catch A Conversation with Joy Harjo online, hosted by the Broward County Library at 11am! Get artsy and check out a Virtual Guided Tour of Barcelona’s Picasso Museum and the Guadi at 6pm! Make your way to the Fernbank Museum for their Museum Chills & Science Thrills event from 6pm – 9pm! Get your ‘80s fix with The Breakfast Club Trivia online at 7pm! Or make your way to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Guardians of the Jukebox! Get spooked and join Chattanooga’s Paranormal Research Ghost Investigation’s Online Investigation of the Lotz House at 10pm! Get bluesy and catch Chris Cain online at 10pm! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out now! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 31

Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Get really retro and catch the Egypt Virtual Tour of Karnak Temples at 5pm! Catch the Jung Society of Atlanta’s Towards A Visionary Science: Introducing Jung’s Black Books at 2pm! Hey Pink Ladies and T-Birds, why not check out Grease (1978) Trivia Live-Stream at 6:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through today! 

 

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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #41 – Jan. 18-24, 2021

Posted on: Jan 18th, 2021 By:

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 the comfort of your own home and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, January 18

Join the Atlanta History Center’s virtual event, Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick in Conversation with Charles Black and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. at 4pm! Get your 80s fix at Diesel Tap House during their 80s Sitcoms Trivia at 7pm! Or get your broadway musical fix with Rent Trivia Live-Stream at 8:30pm! Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through today! Boogie down during the online Wilkerson Blues Practice 2021 at 8pm! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, January 19

In celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday, spook it up as The Raven Society presents their online event, Perceptions of Poe, Pictures of Horror at 6:3opm! Join the Atlanta Film Society during their online Eat, Drink & B-Indie: Sundance Film Festival in Atlanta, as they discuss this year’s programming and The Plaza Theatre being an official Satellite Screen for the festival, at 7:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, January 20

Get bard-y and catch Seven Minute Shakespeare Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market! 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 the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through Jan. 27! 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, January 21

Charis Books and the Auburn Avenue Research Library bring you their virtual Infinitum: An Afrofuturist Tale – Tim Fielder in Conversation with Edward Hall and Victor LaValle at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-wai’s THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) at The Plaza Theatre indoors at 8:30pm! Boogie down virtually during the DJ deadParrot Live Stream, dishing out dark 80s and more at 10pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Smokin’ Cues! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, January 22

Get your 80s MTV-era fix with Electric Avenue’s live stream, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7pm! The Plaza Theatre gets criminal and kicks off the weekend with screenings of Robert RodriguezEL MARIACHI (1992), Tom Tykwer’s RUN LOLA RUN (1998) and the Coen BrothersBLOOD SIMPLE (1984)! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Get southern rocked with AFTM at City Winery! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Daniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, January 23

Post-punk it up with Bush Tetras Live from New York City online at 9pm! Or have a bloody good time virtually during The Evil Dead with Live Commentary by Bruce Campbell at 9pm! Check out the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Spring 2021 Opening Day event from 10am – 5pm, which includes a new comic exhibit, “The 9th Art: Frames and Thought Bubbles!” Sail the open seas and make your way to Fernbank’s Pirate Day at 10am! Get jazzy with an online concert featuring the Larry Fuller Trio w/ Special Guest Peter Bernstein at 9pm! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out today! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 24

Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Get really retro and catch the Egypt Virtual Tour of Karnak Temples at 10am! Dominique Fils-Aimé debuts gets soulful with “While We Wait.” Film noir it up and celebrate 80 years of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at theatres across Atlanta! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The History of Tibetan Buddhism at 7pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Ed Wood’s GLEN OR GLENDA (1953) at 9:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 

 

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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #40 – Jan. 11-17, 2021

Posted on: Jan 10th, 2021 By:

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, January 11

Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Catch Profs & Pints: Encountering the Enslaved online at 7pm! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through Jan. 12! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, January 12

Check out a Virtual Tour of “Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism Costume Design” hosted by SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film at 12pm! Or check out the Fulton County Museum’s online event, Downtown Then & Now: Gloversville at 6pm! Check out Profs & Pints: Debunking Human Sexuality Myths online at 7pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through today! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, January 13

Get bewitched and catch An Evening with Marilynne Roach: 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trials online at 7pm! Get bard-y and catch Seven Minute Shakespeare Rolecall Theatre at Ponce City Market! 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 the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through Jan. 27! 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, January 14

Jam out with Frankly Scarlet as they pay tribute to The Grateful Dead at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Hawg & Ale Smokehouse in Marietta! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

 

Freaky Friday, January 15

Get the blues with Keb’ Mo’ at City Winery! Get immersed in art and jazz during the High Museum’s January Friday Jazz event at 6pm! All Fired Up pays tribute to Benatar online, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7:3opm, followed by NEVERMIND paying tribute to Nirvana! Get your ‘90s fix and catch Friends Trivia on Instagram LIVE at 7:30pm! Mask up and catch Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke) featuring Benji Shanks at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Get rocked as Nick & The Knacks pay tribute to the 80s, 90s and more at the Dixie Tavern! Or catch Thin Ice dishing out 70s, 80s and 90s classic rock at 37 Main in Buford! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Daniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Scintillating Saturday, January 16

Spend the night with Ol’ Blue Eyes and catch Richard Shelton in Sinatra: RAW online at 11pm! Folk rock it up with Korby Lenker during his Red Boots Roots concert from home at 7pm! Piano Man – The Duo pays tribute to Billy Joel at 37 Main in Avondale! Flannel Nation pays tribute to 90s rock at Dixie Tavern! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Northside Tavern! Get the blues with Keb’ Mo’ at City Winery! Bad Co. Experience pays tribute to Bad Company online, hosted by Madlife Stage & Studios at 7pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Guston’s in Woodstock! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 17

Get down with Oleta Adams with two shows online! Geek it up at Battle & Brew’s Family Board Game Day! Catch a screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at Hard Rock Cafe Atlanta at 1pm! Folk it up with Arcadian Wild at Eddie’s Attic! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Folklore Strikes Back at 7pm! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Christy Cabanne’s CONSPIRACY (1930) at 8:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 


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!

Category: This Week in ATLRetro | TAGS: None

This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #39 – Jan. 4-10, 2021

Posted on: Jan 4th, 2021 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Welcome to 2021! 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, January 4

Make your way to Atlantic Station for their safe, drive-through Atlanta Festival of Lights, through Jan 18! Spend your Holidays on the Roof at Ponce City Roof! Skate into the holidays at Park Tavern’s Miracle on 10th Street/The Rink through Jan. 17! A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, January 5

Get your 80s fix and check out Ferris Bueller’s Day off Trivia online at 8:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! The Strand brings you their A Christmas Tradition: Revisited, a 48-hour video on demand rental here! Kino Now presents Ric Burns’ documentary, OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE (2019), available to buy and rent digitally. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, January 6

Get sleuthy and catch Profs & Pints Online: Investigating Sherlock Holmes at 7pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS (1995) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! 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 the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Get merry with midtown’s favorite Ice Queen, Aspen York, during Park Tavern’s Wednesday’s Are A “Drag” at 8pm, every Wednesday through Jan. 27! 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, January 7

Spend the night at one of the most famous museums in the world with A Virtual Guided Tour of Louvre at 7pm! Get countrified with Ray Scott at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS (1995) at The Plaza Theatre’s Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:15pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, January 8

Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER (1997) indoors at The Plaza Theatre! Funk it up safely in the comfort of your own home during the Atlanta Brazilian Corona Carnival at 4pm! Elton Live pays tribute to Elton John at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! Daniel Vernon’s documentary THE CHANGIN’ TIMES OF IKE WHITE (2019) opens via The Plaza Theatre’s Virtual Cinema here, hosted by Kino Lorber Marquee! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Scintillating Saturday, January 9

Get monsterific during the virtual Creature Features 50th Anniversary Celebration at 7pm! The New Bedford Whaling Museum presents the 25th Anniversary of their readathon of Herman Melville’s MOBY DICK online during their 2021 Moby Dick Marathon at 11:30am! Make your way to EAV and support local artists at Market in the Garden at 2pm! Check out Atlanta’s Jim Stacy’s Hustle Kitchen Drive Up-Drive Off Pop Up Tamalcalypse 2021 at the Star Bar from 3pm-6pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Motorheads! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at the Dixie Tavern! Catch a screening of Wong Kar-Wai’s HAPPY TOGETHER (1997) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 8:30pm! Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, January 10

Sci-fi it up with An Afternoon of Asimov at 3pm! Take a live virtual tour of Vincent van Gogh’s life and artistic career via the Vincent van Gogh Art Tour at 2pm! You won’t want to miss Piano Sonata by Philip Glass at 6pm, running through Jan. 12! B-Movie Bonfire presents a free online screening of Robert N. Bradbury’s BLUE STEEL (1934) at 9:30pm! Check out the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Enchanted Woodland Trails, through Jan. 31! 

 

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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ATLRetro’s Throw Back to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide – Our Top Ten Vitally Vintage Eras for Toasting 2021

Posted on: Dec 21st, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get to roarin’ and ring in a much-needed vintage New Year with ATLRetro! Help us safely welcome with open arms 2021 while kicking 2020 to the curb! Start the New Year off with a bang with all the hoppin’ virtual and socially distanced shindigs we’ve dug up just for you!

1. PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ & ALL THAT JAZZ. Celebrate the New Year in style! Flap on over to Red Phone Booth’s annual Roaring 20s NYE Party featuring a full band with Yacht Rock Schooner and more! Gatsby it up at Ventanas during their Gatsby Penthouse NYE Party at 8:30pm! Jazz it up during Pink Martini’s NYE Good Riddance 2020! online concert at 3pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm (12/30)!

2. BLUES, SOUL & FUNK, OH MY. Funk it up this NYE! Head on down to the bayou for a virtual Mudcat New Year’s Eve at 11:30pm! Get down and funk it up with Lola at the Northside Tavern’s NYE Party)! Raise a Ruckus with Eddie 9V & His Big Band at Blind Willie’s this NYE! $40/Doors at 7pm. Get some soul with Davis & The Love at Park Tavern’s Goodbye 2020 NYE Party! Funk it up with The Orange Constant at Best End Brewing Co.!

3. HEY! HO! LET’S GO! Hey all you miscreants, why not rock into the New Year! Brotherhood pays tribute to The Doobie Brothers livestreaming this NYE hosted by Eddie Owens Presents – Red Clay Theatre! Nightrain rocks out and pays tribute to Guns ‘n’ Roses at 37 Main Avondale Estates at 9pm!

4. I PUT A SPELL ON YOU: MONSTERS, MADNESS & WITCHY FUN. Battle & Brew gets mad during their Mad Hatter’s NYE Tea Party featuring free console gaming all night, photo booth, complimentary champagne at midnight and more! $30/Doors at 7pm!

5. RAISE A ROCKABILLY/FOLKSY/ROOTSY RUCKUS. Raise a ruckus and have a helluva NYE with Kool Kat Hot Rod Waltand the Psycho-DeVillesat The Social Goat Tavern in Covington! Folk rock it up with The Avett Brothers during their Virtual NYE Concert at 8pm! For a New Year’s Eve filled with foot stompin’ Americana, blues and rock ‘n’ roll, make your way to Eddie’s Attic for two hoppin’ helpings of the sultry Michelle Malone Band and her 23rd annual New Year’s Eve Bash!

6. SMOOTH OPERATOR.  Get your soft rock fix at MadLife Stage & Studios as On the Border pays tribute to The Eagles with two NYE shows (8pm and 10:30pm)!

7. LIFE’S A BEACH. Hula on down and spend the holidays at The S.O.S. Tiki Bar in Decatur during their NYE Celebration beginning at 5pm (reservations required)!

8. THE CURE FOR BANANARAMA. Electric Avenuerings in the New Year with a night of MTV-era rockin’ online here at 10pm and can be viewed through Jan. 3! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finchwith Denim Arcade at Del Rio Mexican Grill in Dacula at 9:30pm!

9. MASQUERADES AND GALAS GALORE. Get dressed to the nines and make your way to Dancing Skulls for their NYE Masquerade Party! $75 entry fee includes preset menu, a cocktail, and a champagne toast at midnight! Doors at 7:30pm! Hey all you lovers of glitz and glam! Shimmy on down to the NYE: Pink Elephant Cabaret virtual party at 1:30am!

10. SCI-FI IT UP & More. 
Jumanji it up at My Sister’s Room during their socially distanced New Year’s Eve Party! Doors at 7:30pm! Spend NYE at Atlanta Botanical Gardens set against the glimmering backdrop of Garden Lights at 9:30pm! Get really retro during Shakespeare’s New Year’s Shakin’ Eve online at 9:30pm!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #30 – Oct. 19-25, 2020

Posted on: Oct 19th, 2020 By:

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 spooky fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, October 19

Creep down to The Plaza Theatre for a screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS II: THE NEW BATCH (1990) at 8pm! Boogie down with Santana and Earth, Wind & Fire virtually, hosted by Cellairis Amphitheatre at 7pm! Get haunted virtually during DooGallery’s annual Haunted Art Show, running through Oct. 31! Do some good this spooky season and donate tasty treats during the Feed the Pumpkin Food Drive, hosted by The Point, through Oct. 31! Check out Brian Skutle’s Horror Soundscapes Virtual Concert at 8pm! Grab the kiddies and monster mash your way down to Legoland Discovery Center’s Brick or Treat event, running through Oct. 31! Get in the spooky mood during Sleepy Hollow Farm’s (Powder Springs) Fall Fun Season, running through Nov. 1! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, October 20

Have a bloody fantastic time at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE II (1986) at 8pm! Get bewitched and take a Witch’s Brew Class with Damaris at Phoenix & Dragon Bookstore at 7pm! Get the rockin’ blues with Walter Trout at City Winery! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here

Way Back Wednesday, October 21

Get spooked with Nightmare Film Festival’s Masquerade 2020, a five-day digital showcase of terror and more, through Oct. 25! Make your way to the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema to catch Stevie Nicks 24Karat Gold the Concert, for one night only at 7pm! Doom metal it up with Amorphis live-streaming, hosted by The Masquerade at 8pm! The Breman Museum hosts a virtual film screening and discussion of Bob HerculesMIKVA! DEMOCRACY IS A VERB (2020) at 8pm! Get zombified at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of George A. Romero’s DAWN OF THE DEAD (1978) at 8pm! Your nightmares go live as Netherworld Haunted House kicks off this season of haunts, Wed.-Sun. through Nov. 1! Check out an abridged 60-minute version of William Shakespeare’s HAMLET – but with Hamlet being completely wasted, presented during Wet Willy Wednesdays at 8pm, through Nov. 11! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! 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, October 22

The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you PAGLIACCI outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 13! Or catch Smith & Myers (of Shinedown) during their Live from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm, hosted by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get rocked at 37 Main in Avondale with 84, paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen! Get horrorfied at The Plaza Theatre’s screening of Rusty Cundieff’s TALES FROM THE HOOD (1995) at 8pm! Check out The Breman Museum’s new virtual exhibition A Jazz Memoir, Photography by Herb Snitzer. You can check out the virtual exhibition here! Check out the Emory Gamelan Ensemble at 7pm! Check out the title track “The New Ok!” American musician, songwriter, music producer, and multi-instrumentalist Kurt Baker has dropped a vintage 80’s-inspired music video for “Over You,” the lead single off his upcoming solo album AFTER PARTY set for release on October 23 via Wicked Cool Records. Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! 

Freaky Friday, October 23

Get monsterific during Profs & Pints Online: The Horror Within at 7pm! The Atlanta School of Photography haunts it up during their Frights & Lights event at the Decatur Cemetery at 6:30pm! Get haunted atThe Legion Theatre with TheatreExtreme during Cartersville Ghost Tours, through Oct. 24! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Get down during On Stage’s Spooktacular – A Virtual Cabaret at 8pm! Get folk-rocked with the Indigo GirlsLive from the Drive-In concert at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 8pm! Meet your doom during Vision Video’s A Southern Gothic virtual concert at 9:30pm! Time-warp it up during the Hard Rock Cafe’s Friday Night Frights – Dinner & Movie featuring THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm!Get down with Interstellar Echos paying tribute to Pink Floyd at 37 Main! Spook on down to East Roswell Park with the kiddies for an Eerie Egg Hunt at 4:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Moon Taxi and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Jam it up with the Tom Hill Trio at Tucker Brewing Company! Or get folksy with Pajama Garden at Railroad Earth-ATL! Or indie folk it up with Noah Gunderson’s live-stream hosted by Eddie’s Attic at 7pm! The Atlanta Opera Players Opera it up and bring you THE KAISER OF ATLANTIS outdoors under an open-sided circus big top at Oglethorpe University at 7:30pm, through Nov. 14! Spook on down to Stone Mountain’s Pumpkin Festival – Play by Day, Glow by Night, running through Nov. 1! Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, October 24

Have a bloody fangtastic time during a screening of F. W. Murnau’s silent horror classic NOSFERATU (1922) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In with live music accompaniment by Moloq at 7:30pm! Spook it up and catch a free drive-in screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Duluth High School at 9:30pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at The Metropolitan Club in Alpharetta! Join Bi+ Georgia for A Haunted Halloween Picnic at Historic Oakland Cemetery at 12pm! Hard Labor Creek State Park creeps it up with their Haunted Village at 1pm! Check out The Village Corner’s Oktoberfest Prost at 1pm! Or pull your lederhosen and celebrate Oktoberfest with The Before Times at Eventide Brewing at 2:30pm! Spend the night with Chilly Winds and Ben Tricky during Outer Space Concerts at Waller’s! Stomp on down to From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell for The Randall Bramblett Band Album Pre-Release Drive-In at 7pm! Get rocked with Poison’us at 37 Main! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Revue during their online concert, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Or spook on over to the Fernbank’s Ghostly Gatherings event at 6:30pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss the Marcus King Trio and Futurebirds, at 5:30pm! Check out the 35th Annual Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center at 6pm! Geek it up and join The Force during the Lightsaber Pub Crawl starting at 3pm! Sarah Peacock Comes to Red Boots from Her House at 7pm! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! 

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, October 25

Neon Horror and Mary’s bring you macabre musical mashups during their virtual Necrodance event at 3pm! B-Movie Bonfire brings you a free online screening of Larry Buchanan’s CURSE OF THE SWAMP CREATURE (1968) at 8:30pm! Check out Live from the Drive-In and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Music of David Bowie at 6pm! Get a little haunted shopping in at the 50th edition of The Bizarre Bazaar being held at The Imperial in Decatur at 12pm! Historic Oakland Cemetery hosts a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Workshop at 2pm! Check out Tucker Brewing Co.’s Sunday Outdoor Blues Jam! Get spooked and take the kiddies to Boo at the Zoo, from 9am – 5pm! Be safe and get down during Centennial Olympic Park’s Big Night Out! Concert Series, running through Oct. 25! Tonight you won’t want to miss Big Boi & Friends, at 5:30pm! 

 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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