This Week in ATLRetro, April 24-30, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Round out the month of April in Retro style and come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, April 24

Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of Elia Kazan’s EAST OF EDEN (1955) at 10:30am! Get your metal fix with Steel Panther and Citizen Zero at Center Stage! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Dengue Fever! Spend the night with Ben Folds at Atlanta Symphony Hall! 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! Blues it up with Barrel House Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And get some soul with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, April 25

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema dishes out Shakespeare with their Classics Series’ screening of Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996) at 7pm (includes intermission)! Funk it up with Sinkane and Eric Slick at The Earl! Get folksy at Eddie’s Attic with Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Dukes! Get heavy and rock out with Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder and Black Wizard at the Masquerade! The Imposeurs pay tribute to R.E.M. at the Red Light Café! Get the blues with J. T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get old school with Andrew Black at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

 

Wednesday, April 26

Rock out with Bob Mould at Terminal West! Celebrate 50 years of Mike NicholsTHE GRADUATE (1967) at theatres across Atlanta at 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); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get your Americana fix with Mandolin Orange and Brian Collins at City Winery! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Sara Rachelle and Kim Logan! Eddie’s Attic folks it up with Bombadil, Older Brother, Joshua James and Timmy the Teeth! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Bluegrass & Beyond! Get the blues with a splash of funk at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with Kool Kats Georgia Flood! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago and West Coast blues at Blind Willie’s! 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, April 27

Rock out with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Joe Walsh at Philips Arena! Or catch a laugh with Billy Crystal at the Fox Theatre! Folk rock it up with John Kadlecik at the Red Light Café! Mahogany Marie & The 11th Hour Band rock out with Khari Green at Smith’s Olde Bar! ATL Collective relives Bruce Springsteen’s “BORN IN THE U.S.A.” at Terminal West! Get down and dirty with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! Make your way to The Earl for a night with The Future Babes, Gas Hound and Bird Laww! 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, April 28

Videodrome (JavaDrome) completes their Frank Perry retrospective with a screening of LAST SUMMER (1969) at 8:30pm, with an introduction by Kool Kat Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer! Make your way into the Final Frontier during Treklanta, Atlanta’s annual sci-fi con dedicated to space opera and Star Trek, running through April 30, at the Doubletree Atlanta Northlake! Catch a screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (1986) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get mischievous and rock out during the two-day Atlanta Mess-Around 2017, featuring a day show at 529 with The Chiefs, Watcher, Death Stuff and Mutual Jerk! Then make your way to The Earl for a night show with The Gories, Timmy’s Organism, Heavy Lids, Poison Rites, Vincas and more! Yacht Rock Revue performs Prince’s “PURPLE RAIN” at Piedmont Park! Boogie on down to Nemoe’s Tavern for a Speakeasy Swing Dance Party! Rock out blues-style with Siavash Ghomayshi at Center Stage! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Kenny Lattimore! Get weird in Hell at the Masquerade with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue! Jam it up with Dead Affect and Honeywood at the Red Clay Theatre! Come on out to Suntrust Park for a night with Billy Joel and Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness!  Venkman’s dishes out a night of Yacht Rock Schooner and Fire & The Knife! Get to the rockin’ root of it all with Donna Hopkins and Electric Codpiece at The Vista Room! Shimmy down to the Red Light Café as Sadie Hawkins presents her Cheap Thrills! Burlesque on a Budget event! Rock out with The Black Angels and A Place to Bury Strangers at the Variety Playhouse! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Blues it up with Cody Matlock at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! 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, April 29

It’s that time of year again, folks! Rock on down to the 46th Annual Inman Park Spring Festival, running through April 30, featuring 3 stages of live music, home tours, a street parade, an artist’s market and more! Rockin’ retro performances include, the Rainmen, 10 Degrees Off, Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck, Cledus Jeremiah Jones & The Spirit Bones, Reign & Revelry, Geoff Achison, Balalaika Fantasie, The Bitteroots, Solid State, Webb Wilder and more! Rock out with Day 2 of Atlanta Mess-Around 2017, featuring a day show at 529 with Night Birds, GG King, Unknown Sender, Glare, Art School Jocks and Hyena! Then make your way to The Earl for a night show with Redd Kross, Terry & Louie, The Cowboys, RMBLR, the Craig Brown Band and Uniform! Rock on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for BJ Wilbanks’ debut album release party! Get down with Dave Davies at City Winery! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Steel Wheels, Jonathan Byrd and Erick Baker! Get old school and countrified with Hank Williams, Jr. and Lee Brice at the Georgia World Congress Center! Or catch Levi Lowry & The Antique Rodeo Show at the Red Clay Theatre! Get some soul with the Ben Wade Band, Void Luna and Shreeps at the Red Light Café! Boogie down to Vinyl for the Disco Juice Anniversary Party! Jazz it up and get some soul with Christian McBride & Tip City and Khari Cabral Simmons at the Variety Playhouse! Or blues it up with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 30

Swing on by day 2 of the 46th Annual Inman Park Spring Festival featuring rockin’ performances by Uncle Don’s Band, Grut, Rumours, Kool Kat Andy Hawley’s Southern Ska Syndicate, MerryLeigh Giarra & After Six, the Georgia Soul Council, Joe Gransden & His 17-Piece Big Band, Hoodoo Moon and more! Get jazzy with the Jazz Epistles during the International Day of Jazz at the Rialto Center for the Arts! Get your fill of Neil Diamond at Philips Arena! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for the Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show featuring guest star Sadie Hawkins! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents an encore Classics Series’ screening of Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996) at 4pm (includes intermission)! The Freddy Jones Band dishes out a night of rockin’ blues with Brian Collins at City Winery! Get vintage with the Atlas Road Crew, Disco Tendencies and The Gypsies at Park Tavern! Blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm!

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!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

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!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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