From 3 p.m. on, savor tropical sounds and libations, as well as a Polynesian dinner, during Mai Tai Monday at Smith’s Olde Bar. Northside Tavern hosts its weekly Blues Jam featuring Lola Gulley. Head over to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for BBQ and Dry White Toast.
Tuesday, July 24
Motley Crue and KISS rock Aaron’s Amphitheatre @Lakewood. And love will tear you apart again as One Will Burn pays tribute to Joy Division at 529. Catch up on our Kool Kat with bassist Todd Caras here. It’s Mai Tai Tahitian Tuesday with tiki cocktails starting at 9 p.m. at the Dark Horse Tavern tonight. Grab your horn and head to Twain’s in Decatur for a Joe Gransden jazz jam session starting at 9 p.m. Burning Time rock the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Nathan Nelson & Entertainment Crackers blues it down at Northside Tavern. Dance the night away at Tues. Retro in the Metro nights at Midtown’s Deadwood Saloon featuring video mixes of ’80s, ’90s and 2Ks hits.
It’s the kind of Dirty Laundry we love – a pop-up art show that features works by four Atlanta pop artists and music by ATLRetro fave garage/punk band The El Caminos – at Friends Neighborhood Bar in Decatur. Joe Cocker and Huey Lewis and the News bring back the ’80s at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in the Delta Classic Chastain series. Get ready to rumba, cha-cha and jitterbug at the weekly Swing Night at Graveyard Tavern. The Hollidays brings some soul to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck blues it down at Northside Tavern. Dance to ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s hits during Retro in the Metro Wednesdays at Pub 71 in Brookhaven.
ParaNormal, Norm Ficke‘s new group merging world music, jazz, blues and rock & roll, play with The F’n Heartbreaks and Lindsay Appel at The Five Spot. If you missed our Kool Kat on The F’n Hearbreaks’ frontwoman Brook Bolen, catch up here. Cheap Trick and Aerosmith rock Philips Arena. Eat, drink and play a classic game with an adult spin every Thursday night as Mon Cherie presents Mad Lib-Ations, Atlanta’s newest Retro weekly pastime, starting at 7 p.m. at the Corner Tavern in Little 5 Points. The fun-filled night includes games and prizes from some of the city’s most fun Retro retailers, Psychobilly Freakout and punk faves spun by The Right Reverend Andy and a raffle. Relax with a tropical cocktail at vintage tiki bar Trader Vic’s where Tongo Hiti play Retro-Polynesian luxurious live lounge sounds, as well as trippy takes on iconic pop songs, every Thursday night. The Breeze Kings and Chickenshack bring on the blues respectively at Northside Tavern and Fat Matt’s Rib Shack. Frankie’s Blues Mission is at The Family Dog. Smokey’s Farmland Band jams at Red Light Café’s weekly Bluegrass Thursday.
Take a time machine back to Max’s Kansas City in the mid-1970s when Jayne County & The Electrick Queers headline the NYC Punk Tribute Night at The Star Bar along with The Forty-Fives ( doing MC5 songs), The El Caminos, Randy Micheal and the Sharp Dressed Lads, Ghost Bikini and more doing the music of Velvet Underground, The New York Dolls, Ramones, Blondie, Dead Boys, Stooges, Devo and more. Catch up on our Kool Kat on the legendary Jayne County here. The Smiths tribute band Smithsonian pairs with The B-53s at The Earl. Yacht Rock Revue plays classic rock covers in their spirited way at Park Tavern. The Martans bring New Orleans funk and R&B, along with Blues, Jazz, Latin and original music, to Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX. Faith Carmichael, songwriter, storyteller and jazz vocalist leads a five-piece band known simply as Faith at Callanwolde Jazz on the Lawn. Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck blues it down at Northside Tavern.
Blast-Off Burlesque’s Taboo-La-La presents REFORM SCHOOL GIRLS (1986) starring The Plasmatics’ Wendy O. Williams. Before the movie, enjoy a sexy live stage show courtesy of Blast-Off Burlesque, and super special guests Vanity Uncanney and Poly Sorbate! Also riots, chainsaws, and pillow fights , a Wendy O. Williams and Reform School Girls Costume Contest and prizes from Libertine. Lloyd’s Rocksteady Revue brings new life into the soulful Jamaican sounds of the ’60′s and early ’70s at the Star Bar. Learn yourself some crazy creative art at a Hands On Art Demo by Urbnpop‘s and Kool Kat Chris Hamer at Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). Celebrate Noni’s 4-Year Anniversary BAYWATCH-style with Edgewood Nasty, Best Friends, Andrew & the Disapyramids, Watch the Duck, Dragonhouse, sick tunes and fireworks. Lindsey Buckingham plays Center Stage. Danny “Mudcat” Dudeck blues it down at Northside Tavern. And as usual, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours.
Sunday, July 1
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