This Week in ATLRetro, July 12-18, 2021

Posted on: Jul 11th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, July 12

Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer! Catch a screening of Questlove’s SUMMER OF SOUL (2021), documenting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, screening this week at Midtown Art Cinema! Les Agamemnonz share new single “Artemis” and new album AMATEURS out now! 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! Check out Laces’ “Almost Happy” featuring Butch Walker!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, July 13

Hometowns to Hollywood, LLC presents their online event Silent Clowns: Chaplin, Keaton & Lloyd at 7:30pm! Take a Virtual Tour of the Taj Mahal at 5pm! Check out the virtual The Mads: A Night of Shorts 4 – Live Riffing with MST3K’s The Mads! at 8pm! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Cafe with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and Tease Tuesday Burlesque! Or Psych it up as MONSTERWATCH shares EP via Rebel Noise, NOISE YOU WILL NEVER CARE ABOUT, out now! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Legendary folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards returns with a self-penned new album, RIGHT WHERE I AM! 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, July 14

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! Join WUSSY MAG at the Plaza Theatre for a 15th Anniversary screening of David Frankel’s THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006) indoors at 7pm! Have a bloody good time with a Free Online Riff of TRUE BLOOD at 9pm! 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, July 15

Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for screenings of Beth B.’s documentary, LYDIA LUNCH: THE WAR IS NEVER OVER (2019) at 5:30pm, a 35mm screening of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO (1961) at 7:30pm and William Friedkin’s TO LIVE OR DIE IN L.A. (1985) at 10pm! Get some old-school soul with Nanseera Wolff at Eddie’s Attic! Jazz it up with Nils at Suite Food Lounge! Check out Texas Public Radio’s virtual Summer Night City ft. Zydeco Blanco at 8pm! Get rocked with Mastadon virtually, at the Georgia Aquarium! 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, July 16

Have a hootenanny and a half with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and The Ghost Riders Car Club Live at the Tin Roof Cantina! Get rocked at the Star Bar with Killer Hearts (Houston, TX), Ladrones and Mala Vista (New York) with DJ Teddy Spaghetty! Marshall Charloff’s Purple Piano pays tribute to Prince at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Rev on down to The Strand Theatre in Marietta for their Sing Along with Grease! At 8pm! Check out Debra of America’s Concerts to Cure at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville featuring The Disco Biscuits! Get old-school with John R. Miller at Eddie’s Attic! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! 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 live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out now! 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, July 17

Make your way to Midtown Art Cinema for their Summer Mega Matinees Series featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 11am! Get bizarre and catch a 35mm screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973) at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30pm! Glam it up with Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff and Kicken’ Valentina at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Get intergalactic and catch a Free Online Riff of E.T. at 9m! Get rocked with 96 Replay paying tribute to the 80s and 90s at Dixie Tavern! JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) announces New LP FUNGUS SHUI out Aug. 21 and shares single “Gittin It!” Make your way to The Strand Theatre as The Georgia Player’s Guild brings you The Music of the Eagles! 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, July 18

Make your way to Midtown Art Cinema for their Summer Mega Matinees Series featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at 11am! Catch a free online event Dylan Shadow Kingdom, an exclusive broadcast event at 2pm! 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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This Week in ATLRetro, July 5-11, 2021

Posted on: Jul 5th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, July 5

Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer! Get weird and wonderful with Edgar Wright’s THE SPARKS BROTHERS (2021) screening at Midtown Art Cinema this week! 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! Check out Laces’ “Almost Happy” featuring Butch Walker! 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, July 6

Midtown Art Cinema screens Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary portrait, TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION (2020) this week! Or catch a screening of Questlove’s SUMMER OF SOUL (2021), documenting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, screening this week! Psych it up as MONSTERWATCH shares EP via Rebel Noise, NOISE YOU WILL NEVER CARE ABOUT, out now! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM. 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, July 7

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, July 8

Get criminal and catch a 55th Anniversary screening of Seijun Suzuki’s TOKYO DRIFTER (1966) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 7:30pm, and stick around because Videodrome’s PLAZADROME is back and you won’t want to miss their presentation of Douglas Burke’s SURFER TEEN CONFRONTS FEAR (2018) at 9:30pm! Hometowns to Hollywood, LLC presents their online event, The Women Who Built Hollywood at 2pm! Rock out online with The Stadium tour: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett at 5:30pm! Or grunge it up with Pearl Jam – BST Hyde Park Live online at 11pm! 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, July 9

Kool Kat Nicole Givens Kurtz and Mocha Memoir Press present their virtual Hot Summer Horror event, featuring author readings, giveaways, trivia and more at 6pm! Make your way to Out Front Theatre for their presentation of ICONS: A Celebration of Black Legends! Get rocked with Fiend Without a Face, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more at Bogg’s Social & Supply! Slink on down to the Heretic for RITUAL: Horns and Halos (Goth Industrial Night)! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! Get rocked online with Pearl Jam and The Pixies – BST Hyde Park Live at 11pm! 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! 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, July 10

Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for a 35mm indoor screening of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO (1961) at 4pm! Darkwave it up with Gothicat Festival #7 online at 10am! Get your vintage car fix with the July Tucker Cruise-In on Main Street in Tucker at 11am! 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, July 11

Rock out with The Disco Cowboy during The Earl’s 22nd Anniversary Party with Gentleman Jesse, the Country Westerns,Tag Team and more! Spend the night with Howard Hewett at City Winery! 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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This Week in ATLRetro, June 28 – July 4, 2021

Posted on: Jun 27th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, June 28

Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer! Get weird and wonderful with Edgar Wright’s THE SPARKS BROTHERS (2021) screening at Midtown Art Cinema this week! 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! Check out Laces’ “Almost Happy” featuring Butch Walker! 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 29

Midtown Art Cinema screens Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary portrait, TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION (2020) this week! Get down with an online 90s Alternative Happy Hour with DJ Baby Berlin at 6:30pm! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” 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 30

Bizarre it up with a Free Online Riff of TWIN PEAKS at 9pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! 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, July 1

Bluegrass it up with The Travelin’ McCourys at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Edgar Wright’s THE SPARKS BROTHERS (2021) at the Plaza Theatre indoors at 2pm/7pm! Or catch the 50th Anniversary screening of William Friedkin’s THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971) indoors at 9:45pm! Spend the night with BritPop on the patio at Napoleon’s! R&B it up with Chante Moore at City Winery! Rufus Wainwright releases the Judy Garland classic, “Over the Rainbow” in celebration of Pride Month! Jazz it up with Chris Standring at Suite Food Lounge! 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, July 2

Make your way to the Midtown Art Cinema for a screening of Questlove’s SUMMER OF SOUL (2021), documenting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, screening this weekend! Rock out with Kool Kat Rich Desantis and the Street Fighting Band as they pay tribute to The Rolling Stones at The Strand in Marietta! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! Drew Beskin (Kool Kat The District Attorneys) releases his third solo album (PROBLEMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE) today, and offers a peek at the first official single, “Going Alright for You” out now! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night (2 shows) with Wynonna Judd! Catch a Free Online Riff of Batman: The Animated Series at 9pm! 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! 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, July 3

Get intergalactic with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic, E.T. (1982) in 35mm at the Plaza Theatre at 5pm! Make your way to 529 for their Welcome Back Dance Party! 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, July 4

Happy Independence Day from us to you! Get intergalactic with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic, E.T. (1982) in 35mm at the Plaza Theatre at 3pm! 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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This Week in ATLRetro, June 14-20, 2021

Posted on: Jun 13th, 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/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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This Week in ATLRetro, June 7-13, 2021

Posted on: Jun 6th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, June 7

Jerry Grillo discusses “The Music and Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton” online at 7pm! Catch the Atlanta History Center’s virtual event, Annette Gordon-Reed in Conversation with Virginia Prescott at 7pm! Post-punk it up and catch a digital screening (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) of Matt Hinton’s newest documentary, PARALLEL LOVE (2021), which delves deep into the strange and bizarre lives of a small-town Georgia band! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Glam rock it up with Art d’Ecco’s cover of “That’s Entertainment!” Marc Ribler (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Carole King, etc.) releases a new solo album, THE WHOLE WORLD AWAITS YOU on July 16. Atlanta-based new wave punk band Lesibu Grand has released their newest single “Not Sweet Enough.” 

Timeless Tuesday, June 8

The Rumours rock out and release new single “Want Ya!” Catch Back to the Future Trivia online at 8:30pm! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” Drew Beskin (Kool Kat The District Attorneys) will be releasing his third solo album (PROBLEMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE) on July 2, and offers a sneak peek at the first official single, “Going Alright for You” out now! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST: THE LIFE OF ACTOR JIM VARNY continues their virtual fundraiser campaign for the documentary here! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Way Back Wednesday, June 9

Join Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright & Marissa Pona as they chat all things PRIDE, HORROR & FILMMAKING with season 9 Face Off winner and special MakeUp FX artist Nora Hewitt and actress/filmmaker Jenna Kanell (WANDA VISION, TERRIFIER, THE BYE BYE MAN) online at 9pm! The truth is out there, so why not catch a Free Online Riff of The X-Files at 9pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The White Supremacists Among Us at 7pm! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out on Side Hustle Records! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Throwback Thursday, June 10

Rufus Wainwright releases the Judy Garland classic, “Over the Rainbow” in celebration of Pride Month and you won’t want to miss the virtual event, Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios premiering tonight on Judy Garland’s 99th birthday! Conversations about Jazz & Other Distractions with Carl Anthony delves into The Fashion Of Jazz tonight at 7:30 pm! Spend the night with Austin Lucas and more at Waller’s Coffee Shop in The Outer Space! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Dan Rodriguez and Anna Rose! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, June 11

Atlanta’s glimmers announce virtual event – glimmers: Live at the Masquerade at 7pm, with all proceeds benefiting The Masquerade! Bluegrass it up with the Dejablue Grass Band at Napoleon’s! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Ancient Greek Social Networks at 7pm! Doctor Who it up and catch Eighth Wonder: A Q&A with Producer Philip Segal online at 7:30pm! Underground New York art-rock duo Disturbios return with new singles and videos ahead of their self-titled debut album! Check out their slinky surfy, instrumental “Surf Gnossienne,” a riff on composer Eric Satie’s 19th century Gnossiennes pieces, along with their similarly 60’s-inflected “Summer Loves!” Atlanta’s Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel release new album, OUMUAMUA now! Check out their single, “Vesta!” Prog-rock it up with another track release, “The Wall (Live 2019-20)” from Kansas’s upcoming live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out today! Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s virtual exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer, running through Aug. 1! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker!

Swell Saturday, June 12

Get dino-rific and catch an indoor screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) in 35mm at the Plaza Theatre at 6pm! Get rocked at the Star Bar with Neon Christ, GG King and Upchuck! Cryptid Creatives Collective Market brings you a Summer Art Marketplace from 1pm – 5pm! Jazz it up with the Micah Cadwell Trio at Waller’s! Catch a Free Online LGBT+ Roast of To Wong Foo at 9pm! Get rocked with ELZIG and The Hanging Judge at The Highlander! Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Get ready to raid because the Georgia Renaissance Festival is back in town, through June 13!  Atlanta’s dim releases new single “Break You Down” streaming everywhere! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now!  American Television pay tribute to Black Flag, Bad Religion and more on their new LP, ADOLESCENCE out now!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, June 13

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

  

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 31 – June 6, 2021

Posted on: May 30th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, May 31

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

Timeless Tuesday, June 1

Drew Beskin (Kool Kat The District Attorneys) will be releasing his third solo album (PROBLEMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE) on July 2, and offers a sneak peek at the first official single, “Going Alright for You” out now! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM. 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 2

Americana it up and get a peek at Katy J. Pearson’s video for “Miracle!” Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out on Side Hustle Records! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Throwback Thursday, June 3

Have a howling good time and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30pm! Check out the Lafayette Public Library’s online Classics Book Club for May featuring William Faulkner’s ABSALOM, ABSALOM! at 12:30pm! Or get rocked with Michelle Malone at Napoleon’s! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, June 4

The Star Bar gets rockin’ again and you won’t want to miss their two-day The Return of the Star Bar Party! Have a killer time on night one with Tuk Smith & the Restless Hearts, RMBLR, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Have a bloody good time and catch a screening of George A. Romero’s previously unreleased THE AMUSEMENT PARK (1973/2021) at the Plaza Theatre indoors at 9:30pm, and you won’t want to miss screenings of Arthur Rankin, Jr.’s, THE LAST UNICORN (1982) beginning tonight! Lilburn City Park brings you Rock the Park featuring Rumours, paying tribute to Fleetwood Mac! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Fictional Figures on the Couch at 7pm! Heart of Atlanta pays tribute to Heart and rocks out at Dancing Skulls in Alpharetta! Underground New York art-rock duo Disturbios return with new singles and videos ahead of their self-titled debut album! Check out their slinky surfy, instrumental “Surf Gnossienne,” a riff on composer Eric Satie’s 19th century Gnossiennes pieces, along with their similarly 60’s-inflected “Summer Loves!” Atlanta’s Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel release new album, OUMUAMUA now! Check out their single, “Vesta!” Prog-rock it up with another track release, “The Wall (Live 2019-20)” from Kansas’s upcoming live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out today! Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s virtual exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer, running through Aug. 1! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker!

Swell Saturday, June 5

The Bizarre Bazaar presents Luau in Little 5 featuring local vendors and more, 12pm – 6pm! Catch indoor screenings of George A. Romero’s previously unreleased THE AMUSEMENT PARK (1973/2021) at the Plaza Theatre at 8:15pm and Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) at 1pm/5:45pm! Night two of The Return of the Star Bar Party brings you Dusty Booze & the Baby Haters, ELZIG, Night Terrors and more! Head outdoors and check out the annual Spring Festival on Ponce 2021, running through Sunday, June 6! Or make your way to the Community Vintage Clothing Pop-Up at Pure Inman Park from 12pm – 5pm! The Young Antiques garage rock it up in the Outer Space at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Or stomp on down to Lloyd’s for a night with Andrea & Mud! Get old-timey with Dom Flemons at Eddie’s Attic! Get bewitched and catch a Free Online Riff of Prisoner of Azkaban at 9pm! Or make your way to Dixie Tavern for a 90s Rock Tribute: Flannel Nation! Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Get ready to raid because the Georgia Renaissance Festival is back in town, through June 13!  Atlanta’s dim releases new single “Break You Down” streaming everywhere! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now!  American Television pay tribute to Black Flag, Bad Religion and more on their new LP, ADOLESCENCE out now!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, June 6

Spend the day with Brother Sam live at Milltown Arms Tavern! The Bizarre Bazaar makes its way to Mableton from 1pm – 6pm! Sixties/ seventies-inspired indie popper, Stacey, shares new single and video, “Strange (But I Like it),” out now! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Simon Says” and you won’t want to miss their upcoming album, ON MALAISE, out now!  


Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Home Edition #56, May 24-30, 2021

Posted on: May 23rd, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, May 24

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

Timeless Tuesday, May 25

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST: THE LIFE OF ACTOR JIM VARNY kicks off their virtual fundraiser campaign for the documentary at 12pm, here! Or get your 80s fix with a Back to the Future Online Quiz at 3pm! Drew Beskin (Kool Kat The District Attorneys) will be releasing his third solo album (PROBLEMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE) on July 2, and offers a sneak peek at the first official single, “Going Alright for You” out now! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM.Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Way Back Wednesday, May 26

Have a bite and check out the Tellus Science Museum’s virtual Lunch & Learn: Paleolithic Tool Making event at 12:15pm! Americana it up and get a peek at Katy J. Pearson’s video for “Miracle!” Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out on Side Hustle Records! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Throwback Thursday, May 27

The Plaza Theatre gets dystopian and futuristic with screenings celebrating the 40th Anniversary of George Miller’s MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981) [indoors] at 9:30pm and the 45th Anniversary Michael Anderson’s LOGAN’S RUN (1976) [drive-in] at 8:45pm! Get your 60s and 70s acoustic rock fix with the Tri-Fi Trio at Napoleon’s! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, May 28

Get monsterific and catch a screening of John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (1981) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30pm! Spend the night with Pony Bradshaw, followed by The Murphs at Eddie’s Attic! Underground New York art-rock duo Disturbios return with new singles and videos ahead of their self-titled debut album! Check out their slinky surfy, instrumental “Surf Gnossienne,” a riff on composer Eric Satie’s 19th century Gnossiennes pieces, along with their similarly 60’s-inflected “Summer Loves!” Atlanta’s Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel release new album, OUMUAMUA today! Check out their single, “Vesta!” Prog-rock it up with another track release, “The Wall (Live 2019-20)” from Kansas’s upcoming live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out today! Goth it up and celebrate Siouxsie’s birthday during the virtual Siouxsie Soiree 2021 at 7pm! Catch a free Online Riff of My Little Pony at 9pm! Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s virtual exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer, running through Aug. 1! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker!

Swell Saturday, May 29

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

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 30

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

 

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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APES ON FILM: DOCTOR X Builds a Creature while BABYDOLL Gets Scandalous!

Posted on: May 17th, 2021 By:

by Anthony Taylor
Contributing Writer

Welcome to Apes on Film! This column exists to scratch your retro-film-in-high-definition itch. We’ll be reviewing new releases of vintage cinema and television on disc of all genres, finding gems and letting you know the skinny on what to avoid. Here at Apes on Film, our aim is to uncover the best in retro film. As we dig for artifacts, we’ll do our best not to bury our reputation. What will we find out here? Our destiny. Apes on Film also appears on Nerd Alert News. Check them out HERE!

 

 

DOCTOR X – 1932
4 out of 5 Bananas
Starring: Lionel Atwill , Fay Wray, Lee Tracy , Preston Foster
Director: Michael Curtiz
Rated: Unrated
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
Region: A
BRD Release Date: April 20, 2021
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC. New 4K HD Transfer Restoration by UCLA Film and Television Archive and The Film Foundation, in association with Warner Bros. Entertainment
Resolution: 1080p HD
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Run Time: 76 minutes
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Director Michael Curtiz is best known for making film classics like CASABLANCA, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD, and CAPTAIN BLOOD, but he also directed a trio of significant early horror films as well. DOCTOR X was the first of these, followed by MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM (1933 – reviewed here), and THE WALKING DEAD (1936). The first two films were shot using two-strip Technicolor®, while the third was shot in black and white. Warner Archive Collection has just released a fully restored version of DOCTOR X and the results are breathtaking. Once again, the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation have done an incredible job in reviving an important film from a dull, damaged carcass.

Featuring Lionel Atwill and Fay Wray (just as Wax Museum did), DOCTOR X is another pre-code horror title of the type that would be defanged by the censors had it been released just a few years later. The film has much to recommend about it. For example, Ray Rennehan’s cinematography is lush and fluid, art direction by Anton Grot is well ahead of its time, and many of the performances are quite good. It deals in cannibalism and body horror, perhaps the first Hollywood film to do so. However, the film is unfortunately saddled with some far-fetched and frankly ridiculous characters and situations that became overused tropes almost by the time it was released.

Atwill and Wray acquit themselves well, but Lee Tracy is nearly unwatchable as a Leo Gorcey-like newspaper reporter that is the least funny comic relief ever. Full of 1930s mannerisms (ok, I get it – it was the 1930s) and catchphrases, he comes off as pandering to an audience who came fully prepared to see a horrifying thriller. He seems to have been inserted by the WB brass who were afraid that the horror film “craze” started at Universal Studios wouldn’t translate to their gangster and crime-themed format. Also stinking up the joint – a police commissioner who allows Atwill’s Dr. Xavier forty-eight hours to conduct his own investigation to determine which of the professors at his university is a serial killer at large before letting his detectives take over. That kind of malarkey would get you fired even in 1932, folks. This film definitely seems like a precursor to Wax Museum, with many similar (though better presented) themes recurring in that film.

Warner Archive’s disc is presented very well, with only a few jump cuts throughout where the team was unable to spread available imagery far enough to account for missing frames. Audio is also quite good. The disc comes with a black and white version of the film that was shot simultaneously, as well as a slew of special features such as new commentaries by Alan K. Rode and Scott MacQueen, documentary “Madness & Mystery: The Horror Films of Michael Curtiz” (HD, 27:39) by Constantine Nasr, “Doctor X: Before and After Restoration Reel” (HD, 7:40), and the theatrical trailer: black and white version (HD, 2:15).

This is the kind of amazing restoration and packaging that Warner Media chair Jason Kilar is trying to kill; he’s a digital streaming-only zealot. If he has his way WB would release no physical media at all, and the public will be deprived of this kind of release. If you love classic films and physical media, let Warner Brothers know. Buy this or their other discs. Write them letters. Show them that there will always be an audience for great movies from the past that can be owned outright.

 

 

 

BABYDOLL – 1956
4 out of 5 Bananas
Starring: Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach
Directed By: Elia Kazan
Studio: Warner Archive Collection
BRD Release Date: February 16, 2021
Region: A
Rated: Unrated
Audio Formats: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC New 2K Master
Resolution: 1080p HD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Run Time: 115 Minutes
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With a director, cast and writer like this, it’s hard to go wrong – and BABYDOLL doesn’t. Steeped in the kind of sultry, southern-gothic atmosphere and seething sexual tension one expects of a Tennessee Williams script, the film is bursting at the seams with tawdry dialog, black comedy, backhanded insults, and character flaw reveals of the highest level.

Baker plays Babydoll, Malden’s virginal wife who is promised to him sexually when she turns twenty, a few days hence. Down on their luck financially, the couple’s furniture is repossessed. Malden blames his cotton ginning competitor Wallach (in his debut screen role) for their fate and burns down his plant. Wallach sets upon Babydoll to confirm his suspicions of arson, and the pair spend a day barely avoiding falling into each other’s arms. The trio burst into open hostility when Malden arrives, with Wallach and Baker using each other to taunt and belittle him into a rage of jealousy.

The film was denounced by the Catholic church’s National League of Decency on release, and pulled from distribution a few weeks later by Warner Brothers. It’s easy to see what it was so controversial; BABYDOLL and a handful of other films railed against the Hays Code, which had banned exactly this sort of film in 1934 and would continue to keep films at “G” to PG” equivalent rating until it was overturned in 1968. Though nothing explicit is shown onscreen, the overt sexual tones and themes are vividly on display. Despite its chilly reception, the film would garner several Academy Award nominations and was a hit with critics. Kazan won a Golden Globe and Wallach a BAFTA Award for BABYDOLL.

Warner’s presentation Blu-ray is once again a pleasure to view. The picture is flawless, and sound is good, though there’s quite a dichotomy of volume for some of the dialog, and a few of the lower volume examples might have been amplified a bit. Special features are sparse. There’s a featurette from 2006 – “See No Evil: Baby Doll” (SD, 13 minutes) which includes interviews with the three principles, and a HD theatrical trailer (3 minutes).

While not the milestone that LOLITA (with which this film has been compared) was, BABYDOLL is an important and entertaining movie with great performances and direction.  Recommended.

 

 

Anthony Taylor is not only the Minister of Science, but also Defender of the Faith. His reviews and articles have appeared in magazines such as Screem, Fangoria, Famous Monsters of Filmland, SFX, Video*WatcHDog, and more.

*Art Credit: Anthony Taylor as Dr. Zaius caricature by Richard Smith

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This Week in ATLRetro, Home Edition #55, May 17-23, 2021

Posted on: May 16th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, May 17

Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out now, 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. MUSIC BENEFACTORS officially launches and announces first artist partnership with The Latin Dead! Marc Ribler (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Carole King, etc.) releases a new solo album, THE WHOLE WORLD AWAITS YOU on July 16. Check out the new single “Who Could Ask For Anything More” streaming everywhere!

Timeless Tuesday, May 18

Blues it up with Eric Clapton Live Online at 2pm! Check out the Princeton University Art Museum’s online event, Exploring Recent Acquisitions in the Art of Ancient Americas at 5:30pm! 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 May 28! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM.Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Way Back Wednesday, May 19

Check out The Smithsonian’s online event, Native American Code Talkers: A Lasting Legacy at 2pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out on Side Hustle Records! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Throwback Thursday, May 20

Get deadly and retro and catch Mysterious Chicago’s online event, Virtual Tour: Antique Serial Killers in Chicago History at 9pm! The Atlanta Jewish Film Festival is pleased to announce the first AJFF Selects screening for 2021, STAND!, a musical telling of an immigrant Romeo and Juliet story, set in 1919 Winnipeg, screening today through May 23. Screening includes a special pre-recorded Q&A video featuring the film’s leading cast and composer. Get intergalactic and sci-fi it up during AlienCon! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Our Tradition of Violence at 7pm! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, May 21

The Plaza Theatre gets dystopian and futuristic with screenings of George Miller’s MAD MAX 2: THE ROAD WARRIOR (1981) and Michael Anderson’s LOGAN’S RUN (1976) beginning tonight! Scenic City Shakespeare brings you a virtual presentation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at 7:30pm! STIMULATE presents Gary Numan INTRUDER Record Release Party online at 8pm! Boogie down with Bogey & The Viceroy at Napoleon’s! Lord Huron unveils a new song entitled “Long Lost,” the title track of their fourth full-length album, LONG LOST, 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! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The Social History of EDM at 7pm! 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! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, May 22

Freak it up with the Captain & Maybelle Sideshow with The Aggravated and Heelturn at Smokin Cue’s! Or 80s it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Wing in Marietta! Make your way to the Starlight Drive-In Theatre for Encore Drive-In Nights Presents: Bon Jovi! Scenic City Shakespeare brings you a virtual presentation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING! Check out Sherlock Holmes Investigates, an online play at 2pm! You won’t want to miss A Black Celebration – World Goth Day Celebration online at 6pm! Make your way to Tucker Brewing Company for a night with JJ & The Hustlers and special guests W8ing4UFOs! Or spend the night with Reverend Hylton & Friends at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Atlanta Symphony Hall presents an intimate evening with Wynton Marsalis! Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Get ready to raid because the Georgia Renaissance Festival is back in town, through June 13!  Atlanta’s dim releases new single “Break You Down” streaming everywhere! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now!  American Television pay tribute to Black Flag, Bad Religion and more on their new LP, ADOLESCENCE out now!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 23

Waller’s Coffee Shop and Fiber Parts presents their Intro to the Spinning Wheel event at 12pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The Mark of the Beast at 7pm! Scenic City Shakespeare brings you a virtual presentation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING! Georgia Vintage Goods presents their Summerhill Sundays: A Vintage and Handmade Popup! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Simon Says” and you won’t want to miss their upcoming album, ON MALAISE out now!  

 

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *A Cappella Books Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*The Plaza Theatre Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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This Week in ATLRetro, Home Edition #54, May 10-16, 2021

Posted on: May 9th, 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/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, May 10

Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out now, 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. MUSIC BENEFACTORS officially launches and announces first artist partnership with The Latin Dead!

Timeless Tuesday, May 11

The Mads are back! Check out The Mads: T-Bird Gang Live Riffing with MST3K’s The Mads online event at 8pm! 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 May 28! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella” today! 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. Check out the Back to the Future Online Quiz at 3pm! Grunge it up with the Communions‘ new single, “Cupid” and check out their new LP PURE FABRICATION! Lord Huron unveils a new song entitled “Long Lost,” the title track of their fourth full-length album, LONG LOST, out May 21st! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Way Back Wednesday, May 12

Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now! Take A Virtual Tour: Old City of Jerusalem at 2pm and 5pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out now! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out on Side Hustle Records! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Throwback Thursday, May 13

Get super and catch a screening of Louis C.K.’s POOTIE TANG (2001) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 7pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Turning AI into Human Intelligence at 7pm! Jazz it up with the Tri-Fi Trio at Napoleon’s! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, May 14

The Plaza Theatre brings you some classics starting tonight! You won’t want to miss screenings of Phil Nibbelink and Simon Wells’s AN AMERICAN TAIL: FIEVEL GOES WEST (1991) and Richard Linklater’s DAZED AND CONFUSED (1993)! Take a trip down the yellow brick roach and catch ELTON LIVE at 37-Main Avondale Estates! Prog-rock it up with Kansas at the Atlanta Motor Speedway! Get social and scientific and make your way to the Fernbank After Dark: Eye Spy event! Have a foot-stompin’ good time during the Georgia Mountain String Band/Kristen Englenz Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Modern Gothic Heroines at 7pm! 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! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, May 15

Check out the Dunwoody Preservation Trust’s event, History Alive – Fighting Fascism with Film at 9:30am! Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Make your way to the Cryptid Collective’s Secret Garden Marketplace from 1pm – 5pm! Jam it up with Escape Vehicle and Magnolia Express at The Hunt House! From the Earth Brewing Company presents a night with TRIBUTE! Catch a Free Online Riff of The Wizard of Oz at 9pm! Get ready to raid because the Georgia Renaissance Festival is back in town, through June 13!  Atlanta’s dim releases new single “Break You Down” streaming everywhere! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 16

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho Devilles at Killer Creek Harley Davidson in Roswell! Head underground and catch a live stream with Dex Romweber featuring the songs of Charlie Rich at 7pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Our Lives in a Sci-Fi World at 7pm! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Simon Says” and you won’t want to miss their upcoming album, ON MALAISE out May 7!  

 

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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