by Melanie Crew
Take a peek at what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro this week!
Rock out with Doyle Bramhall II at City Winery! Get really retro and catch a screening of Stephen Roberts’ THE EX-MRS. BRADFORD (1936) at the Alpharetta Branch Library! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a screening of Kunihiko Ikuhara’s newly restored SAILOR MOON R, THE MOVIE (1993), running through Jan. 26! Make your way to the Tabernacle for a rockin’ night with Breaking Benjamin! Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues it up with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!
Tuesday, January 24
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Charles Laughton’s NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) at 7pm! The Atlanta Film Festival kicks off tonight with a screening of Vincent Perez’ ALONE IN BERLIN (2016), and runs through Feb. 15 at theatres across Atlanta (keep your eyes peeled for our coverage of their upcoming classic cinema screenings)! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of Penny Marshall’s ‘80s classic BIG (1988) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Get rocked by Black Cat Attack, Children of October and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at 529! Get your folk rock fix with Cloud Cult at The Earl! Get nostalgic with The Lark and The Loon at the Red Light Café! Get nitty gritty at the Woodruff Arts Center for a night with Warren Haynes, The Last Waltz Ensemble, Michael McDonald and more! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Nick Johnson Trio gets down at Blind Willie’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!
Wednesday, January 25
Make your way to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night with Jason Webley, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and George Kotler-Wallace! Catch Emory Cinematheque’s screening of John Ford’s THE LONG VOYAGE HOME (1940) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Or spend the night with the Dread Pirate Roberts at the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta) screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at 7pm! Spend the night with Geoff Tate (Queensryche) at City Winery! Surf on down to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a night with The Beach Boys! Billy Joe Shaver dishes out a night of outlaw country at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Future Babes and Ben Millburn at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a night of Chicago/West Coast blues with The Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! Venkman’s gets some soul with Kyshona Armstrong, Shannon LaBrie and Jess Nolan! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their encore screening of Penny Marshall’s ‘80s classic BIG (1988) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Get the rockin’ blues with the Michael Preston Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.
Thursday, January 26
Rock out with The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), The Crush and Ham Bagby & The Siege at The Earl! Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and our pals of Film Love Atlanta are back at it with a screening of Melissa Llewelyn-Davies’ controversial BBC documentary THE WOMEN’S OLAMAL (1984) at Atlanta Contemporary with doors at 6pm! The Star Bar dishes out a night of mischief with Skin Jobs, Vincas, Nate & The Nightmares and Roadkill Debutante! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! The Talking Dreads reggaes up the Talking Heads at Venkman’s! Get funky at Elmyr with DJ Cozy’s 4th Annual Rick James Birthday Tribute Bash! Get the rockin’ blues with ANA Popavic at City Winery! Cicada Rhythm gets old-timey at the Crimson Moon Café! Get old-fashioned with Steve Poltz at Eddie’s Attic! Gypsy jazz it up with UltraFaux and 9 String Theory at the Red Light Café! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of rockin’ island tunes with Kool Kat “Big Mike” Geier with Tongo Hiti! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.
Friday, January 27
Videodrome (JavaDrome) delivers a night of “motherly malice” as they kick off their Frank Perry series with a screening of MOMMIE DEAREST (1981) at 8pm, with an introduction by Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer! Rockabilly it up with Wanda Jackson at City Winery! Honkytonk it up with Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at The Earl! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for a night with Bluegrass & Beyond! Get intimate with Casey Camp & Co. and Andrea Colburn in the Little Vinyl Lounge! Spend the night with Indy at the Woodruff Arts Center with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s performance of John Williams’ score at 8pm! Get your Yacht Rock Revue retro fix at the Variety Playhouse as they perform “ABBEY ROAD” and “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”! Get your Americana fix with Caleb Caudle and Eliot Bronson at Eddie’s Attic! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Ballyhoo! and more! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café (Alpharetta)! Catch a screening of Mel Brooks’ ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Groove on down to The Plaza Theater for their screening of Cosmo Feilding-Mellen’s 2015 documentary about Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the “unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counter-culture,” THE SUNSHINE MAKERS! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Deja Blues get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!
Saturday, January 28
Kool Kat Shane Morton, ghost host with the most, and the Silver Scream Spook Show kills it with a riotous ruckus with his riff raff at Avondale Towne Cinema followed by a screening of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s monstrous classic KING KONG (1933) at 1pm and 10pm! Or get chummy with Peter O’Toole during the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 35th Anniversary screening of Richard Benjamin’s MY FAVORITE YEAR (1982) at the Tara Theatre at 7:50pm! The Jugtime Ragband dishes out old-time pandemonium at The Vista Room! Get the electric blues with Delbert McClinton at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a night of mischief at The Earl with Material Girls, Muuy Biien, DiCaprio, Shepherds, Mannequin Lover and more! It’s adventure times two at the Woodruff Arts Center with a second screening of Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s performance of John Williams’ score at 8pm! Get bizarre with filmmaker Kool Kat Brian Lonano and Video Video Nasty’s “It Does A Body Good” event at JavaVino! Folk it up with Jim White and Cicada Rhythm at Grocery on Home! Rock out roots-style with Steve Earle at City Winery! Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets get down at the Crimson Moon Café! It’s a night of ‘70s era pop at Eddie’s Attic with Susi French Connection! Jam it up at the Red Light Café with gr8FLdude and Honeywood! Groove on down to The Star Bar for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! It’s a Chickin’ Pickin’ Brunch with the Sweet Auburn String Band at Venkman’s! Get to the root of it all with Damon Fowler at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Get the rockin’ blues with the Michael Preston Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!
The Masquerade revs it up with A Rockabilly Riot in Hell with the Legendary Shackshakers, The Brains, The Delta Bombers and Kool Kat Rev. Andy! Or get your dancin’ shoes on and catch the 30th Anniversary screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Rock out with The Muckers, American Myth and Cadillac Junkies at Smith’s Olde Bar! Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets get down at City Winery! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!
Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!
Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!
Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups. Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’
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