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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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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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #53 – April 26-May 2, 2021

Posted on: Apr 25th, 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, April 26

Hey all you cinephiles! The 45th Atlanta Film Festival continues this week with screenings across town at The Plaza Theatre (indoor screenings), The Plaza Drive-in and Dad’s Garage Drive-In, and is also offering virtual screenings, running through May 2! Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema screens Marilyn Agrelo’s documentary, STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET (2021), through April 29! Have a bloody good time during the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Trivia live-stream at 8:30pm! 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 March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! Put your money where your mouth is and check out Atlanta’s WRFG’s (89.3FM) Spring Fund Drive, through May 1! 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, April 27

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! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Grunge it up with the Communions‘ new single, “Cupid” and keep your eyes peeled for their new LP PURE FABRICATION out April 23! 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, April 28

Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now! 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! 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, April 29

Jazz it up with the Tri-Fi Trio at Napoleon’s! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt at Southern Roots Tavern in McDonough! Make your way to 7 Stages for a presentation of Charmed Ones, celebrating otherness, through May 1! 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, April 30

Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s virtual exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer, running through Aug. 1, which includes a special opening program tonight featuring an artist talk, video, a music performance and more beginning at 7pm! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! Grave Flowers Bongo Band share “Down Man” video and their new album STRENGTH OF SPRING is out today! Spook it up during the virtual West Coast Haunters Convention, through May 2! Get your ‘80s fix with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Avalon in Alpharetta! Fling it up during the Fernbank’s Museum Chills & Science Thrills event!  Have a foot-stompin’ good time with Heather Luttrell and the Possumden’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Take a wee trip up north to Chattanooga for Metrotham Con, a pop fandom celebration through May 2! Join Film Threat’s Watch Party as they screen CLAPBOARD JUNGLE online at 8pm! Spend the night with Mike Veal at Napoleon’s with Bogey & The Viceroy! Get funky with The Talismen at Aisle 5! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Defending Democracies 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 1

Get twisted with Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello’s Mondellothon Dusk to Dawn, beginning at 7pm! Get ready to raid because the Georgia Renaissance Festival is back in town, through June 13! Come to the dark side and catch the Atlanta Lightsaber Pub Crawl from 3pm-9pm! Jam out with Bird Dog Jubilee at Aisle 5! Check out Bizarre Bazaar’s Midsommar Mayday Market from 12pm-6pm! Or check out Cryptid Collective’s May Day Market from 1pm-5pm! Get your comic fix and check out Batman’s Grave Comic Signing with Richard Starkings Online at 1pm! Check out Yo-Yo Ma Online at 2pm! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 2

Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop and check out the Atlanta Artis Relief Fund’s presentation of their May Day Cabaret at 2:30pm! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents Murders in the Rue Morgue at 4pm! Get rocked with Jackie Venson at Eddie’s Attic! Boogie down with the online Sunday Blues Dance at 7pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Pets of the Presidents 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!  Frenchy and the Punk (check out our AnachroCon Performer Spotlight here) release their cover of Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone!” Get monsterific and catch the final weekend of The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! 

 

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 #52 – April 19-25, 2021

Posted on: Apr 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 your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, April 19

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 March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! Put your money where your mouth is and check out Atlanta’s WRFG’s (89.3FM) Spring Fund Drive, through May 1! 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, April 20

Get rocked with Ministry and KMFDM at the Tabernacle! Check out a Free Online Riff of Reefer Madness at 9pm! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Grunge it up with the Communions‘ new single, “Cupid” and keep your eyes peeled for their new LP PURE FABRICATION out April 23! 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, April 21

The Last Tuesday Society & The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities gets monsterific during their online event, The Philosophy of Monsters: An Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Stephen Asma at 2:30pm! Or check out the High Museum’s Virtual Talk: Philip Auslander on Ragnar Kjartansson at 6pm! Geek it up and make your way to Battle & Brew’s Mortal Kombat Trivia at 8pm! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! Grave Flowers Bongo Band share “Down Man” video and their new album STRENGTH OF SPRING is out April 30th! 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, April 22

Hey all you cinephiles! The 45th Atlanta Film Festival kicks off today with screenings across town at The Plaza Theatre (indoor screenings), The Plaza Drive-in and Dad’s Garage Drive-In, and is also offering virtual screenings, running through May 2! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Catch an online screening of Charles Raymond’s BETTA THE GIPSY (1918) at 9am hosted by CINEMATEK! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: The 1814 Burning of Washington at 7pm! Spend the night with Sister Hazel at 37 Main Avondale! 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, April 23

Creep on over to the virtual 4th Annual Rotten Revival hosted by the Nashville Curiosities Collective, through April 24th! Drunken Cinema presents their virtual Goofy Horror Double Feature Night at 7pm! Get folksy with Peter Bradley Adams (two shows) at Eddie’s Attic! Spend an evening with Shawn Mullins at From the Earth Brewing Company! Get wacky ‘n’ retro with The Blibbering Humdingers online at 8pm! Get rocked through April 25th at the SweetWater 420 Festival 2021, rocking out at Centennial Olympic Park! Check out Profs & Pints Online: True Crime’s Story at 7pm! If you need your 70s soul fix, check out EJ Worland’s “Hard To Find” video, and check out his NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME EP out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP out now! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out today! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out today 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! 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, April 24

Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Have a bloody fangtastic time during the online event, Watch With…Bruce Campbell Presents Evil Dead II at 9pm! Funk You celebrates ten years of funk at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center! Get down and check out The Blues Room’s Journey Through Blues (Part 2) online at 12pm! Support local artists and vendors and make your way to Iron & Anvil’s Artists Alley from 1pm – 8pm! Or check out Cryptid Collective’s Emerald City Marketplace from 1pm – 5pm! Nineties rock it up with a virtual streaming event, Korn: Monumental at 4pm! Jam out with GR8FLDUDE at Steady Hand Beer Co.! The George A. Romero Foundation presents their virtual 40th Anniversary Knightriders Celebration at 7pm! Get your Americana fix with Magnolia Express at Napoleon’s! Check out a Free Online Riff of The Matrix at 9pm! Get rocked through April 25th at the SweetWater 420 Festival 2021, rocking out at Centennial Olympic Park! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, April 25

Get rocked at the SweetWater 420 Festival 2021, rocking out at Centennial Olympic Park!  Check out Profs & Pints Online: Pirate Queens of the Caribbean 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!  Frenchy and the Punk (check out our AnachroCon Performer Spotlight here) release their cover of Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone!” Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! 

 

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 #51 – April 5-11, 2021

Posted on: Apr 4th, 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, April 5

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 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. MUSIC BENEFACTORS officially launches and announces first artist partnership with The Latin Dead!

Timeless Tuesday, April 6

The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Grunge it up with the Communions‘ new single, “Cupid” and keep your eyes peeled for their new LP PURE FABRICATION out April 23! 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, April 7

Kaiju it up and make your way to Battle & Brew’s Godzilla & Friends Trivia! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now! Travel the world from the safety of your own home and catch a Virtual Tour: Vatican City at 5pm!  Grave Flowers Bongo Band share “Down Man” video and their new album STRENGTH OF SPRING is out April 30th! 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, April 8

Bluegrass it up with Cory Chambers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Or stomp on over to Eddie’s Attic and get countrified with Ward Davis (2 shows)! Check out Profs & Pints Online: A History of India’s Magic at 7pm! 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, April 9

Get retro-futuristic and check out the virtual Steampunk CommuniTea Weekend through April 12! The Cogkneys get monsterific with their virtual The Call of Cogthulhu concert at 3pm! Cosplay it up and catch the virtual costuming convention, AradaniCon! Get 70s rocked with Swami Gone Bananas at High Card Brewing in Tucker! Get old-timey with the Hibbs Family Band and Brianna BassOuter Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Goddess of Spring and the Underworld at 7pm! Get virtually rocked with Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals: A Vulgar Display of Pantera at 7pm! If you need your 70s soul fix, check out EJ Worland’s “Hard To Find” video, and check out his NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME EP out today! You won’t want to miss the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry’s virtual Representing Alterity Through Puppetry and Performing Objects Symposium through April 10! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP out now! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out today! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out today 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! 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, April 10

Support local artists and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Bell Tower Boutique from 10am – 4pm! Take a Tour of Intrenchment Creek and The Old Atlanta Prison Farm from 10am – 1pm! Catch Brother Sam’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop from 12-2:30pm followed by Blood on the Harp at 6:30pm! Make a trek into the spooky woods during Fernbank’s Forest Night Walk at 7:30pm! Get down with Erykah Badu’s virtual concert at 8pm! Or rev it up with Kook Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at the Dixie Tavern! Cash Unchained pays tribute to the Man in Black at 37 Main Avondale! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, April 11

Have an epic good time and catch a 70mm screening of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) indoors at The Plaza Theatre at 3pm! The George A. Romero Foundation presents their virtual 40th Anniversary Knightriders Celebration at 7pm! Park Tavern presents their Sunset Sessions featuring Slow Parade and Mermaid Motor Lounge! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Spring’s Bird Migrations 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!  Frenchy and the Punk (check out our AnachroCon Performer Spotlight here) release their cover of Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone!” Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! 

 

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 #50 – March 22-28, 2021

Posted on: Mar 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, March 22

Retroformat Silent Films Los Angeles presents an online screening of John Ford’s THE IRON HORSE at 10:30pm! Check out Profs & Pints Online: How Diseases Drive History 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! MUSIC BENEFACTORS officially launches and announces first artist partnership with The Latin Dead!

Timeless Tuesday, March 23

Celebrate ALL THINGS KAIJU and support our local artist community at Battle & Brew during their Kaiju Art Show at 5pm! Check out Somersault Strings online here at 7pm! Catch a Cuban-Inspired Meal with a Side of Hemingway online at 7:3opm, with a special preview screening of Ken Burns’ documentary, HEMINGWAY (2021)! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Grunge it up with the Communions‘ new single, “Cupid” and keep your eyes peeled for their new LP PURE FABRICATION out April 23! 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, March 24

Spook it up with the online Ghosts of YORK – Live Ghost Tales at 5pm! Kryptonite it up and catch a free Online roast of Smallville at 9pm! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection [ASSEMBLY – out March 26] with release of never-before-heard recording of “Junco Partner!” Grave Flowers Bongo Band share “Down Man” video and their new album STRENGTH OF SPRING is out April 30th! 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, March 25

Get really retro and check out The Rosenbach Museum’s online event, Mary Shelley: The Godmother of Goth at 6pm! Alamo Drafthouse Cinema presents Fellowship of the Ring Cast Reunion, hosted by Stephen Colbert at 6pm, through March 28 at 9:30pm! Check out the Randall Bramblett Band Live Stream from Hendershots Coffee (Athens) at 7pm! Get alt-rocked with Collective Soul at the Coca-Cola Roxy! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! If you need your 70s soul fix, check out EJ Worland’s “Hard To Find” video, and check out his NO ONE LEFT TO BLAME EP out April 9! 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, March 26

Honky-tonk it up with Webb Wilder online here at 8pm! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents an online presentation of STRICTLY SHERLOCK at 3pm, running through March 28! Jam out with Perpetual Groove at From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell! Get vintage  with Bernadette Seacrest’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Plaza Theatre presents a remastered screening of Peter Jackson’s LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) indoors! Prog rock it up and pre-order Kansas’ live concert album, POINT OF NO RETURN LIVE & BEYOND, today! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP out now! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out today! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out today on Side Hustle Records! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert! 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! 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, March 27

Have a bloody fantastic virtual time during That BIG 80s Party: Lost Boys Edition at 5pm! Support our local artists and vendors and check out the Bizarre Bazaar Night Owl Market in Avondale, 5pm – 9pm! Esotouric’s Secret to Los Angeles presents their online webinar, “Art Deco Leisure Suits: How Los Angeles Preserved the 1930s in the 1970s” at 3pm! The Blues Room presents an online Journey Through the Blues with Adamo and special guest Kenneth Shipp at 1pm! Cryptid Creatives Collective presents their Solar Marketplace 2pm – 6pm! Get old-timey and catch Hutcheson’s Ferry’s Outer Space Series concert at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Jam out with a second night of Perpetual Groove at From the Earth Brewing Company in Roswell! Get your science on and make your way to Fernbank’s Museum Chills & Science Thrills event! Back in Black pays tribute to AC/DC at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Check out Profs & Pints Online: When Pirates Prowled the Chesapeake at 7pm!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, March 28

Funk it up and catch Jess Goggans online at 3pm! Or catch Wynonna Judd Unplugged (2 shows) at City Winery! Get down during the Beads, Blues & Beer Festival online, benefitting Beads of Courage, from 5pm – 7pm! Get adventurous and check out Profs & Pints Online: Adventures of Victorian Aeronauts at 7pm! Finnish indie rock band, messier, have released a new song and music video for “Pollyanna!” Frenchy and the Punk (check out our AnachroCon Performer Spotlight here) release their cover of Blondie’s “Hanging on the Telephone!” Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! 

 

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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