This Week in ATLRetro, June 19-25, 2017

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rock ‘n’ Roll into the summer and check out all the shakin’ shindigs we’ve found just for you in ATLRetro!

Monday, June 19

The Plaza Theater continues their Clint Eastwood Film Festival through June 22, with screenings of Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO (2008) at 7:10pm, and Eastwood’s PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971) at 9:30pm! Or head out to the Alpharetta Branch Library for their screening of Norman Jewison’s MOONSTRUCK (1987) at 10:30am! Funk it up with Soul Underrated at City Winery! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with Bokante! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Retrowave on down to Vinyl for a night with Vampire Step-Dad! Barrel House Bob Page dishes out a night of rockin’ blues at Blind Willie’s! 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 on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 20

Rock out with Dirty Fences and RMBLR at The Earl! Get cosmic and funky with Electric Kif and the Stephen Cox Electric Trio at the Red Light Café! Catch a screening of Don Siegel’s THE BEGUILED (1971) at 7pm and Sergio Leone’s THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967) at 9pm during The Plaza Theater’s Clint Eastwood Film Festival! Catch the beach boogie encore as RiffTrax LIVE presents a Summer Shorts Beach Party at theatres across Atlanta at 7:30pm [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); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Folk it up with the Joe Taylor Group and Guthrie Brown at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for The Boo Hoo Ramblers! Get jazzy with Deb Bowman at The Regent Cocktail Club! 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 and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 21

Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie! Get your ‘60s neotropical pop/soul fix with Adron and Josh Kelley at Eddie’s Attic! Get Dirty Harry’d at Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Ted Post’s MAGNUM FORCE (1973) at 7:15pm! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get some southern soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of the blues with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! 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, June 22

The Plaza Theater closes out their Clint Eastwood Film Festival with a 9:30pm screening of Sergio Leone’s FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1967)! Rock out with 10 Hit Combo, Swartzwelder, The 19 Hands and Bleach Garden at Union EAV! Get rocked with Los Colognes and the Roadkill Ghost Choir at The Earl! Raise a ruckus with MIPSO at Eddie’s Attic! Get poppy with Baby Baby and Pls Pls at The Star Bar! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at The Vista Room! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Sydney Pollack’s SABRINA (1995) at dusk! Get countrified with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Get down at Sweet Betty’s Birthday Bash at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so swank it up with Bogey & The Viceroy at Trader Vic’s! 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, June 23

Get some rockin’ soul with Pzzyfoot, BAST and Concrete God at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get your 007 fix with SCADShow’s screening of Peter R. Hunt’s ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969) at 7pm! Alt-rock it up with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at City Winery! Get the blues with the Barry Richman Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk rock it up with Daniel Romano at The Earl! Bluegrass on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Robbie Fulks and Jack’s River Band! Get revived with Elevation, The Howling Tongues, Gasoline Heart and Mike Dunn at Vinyl! Swank it up with Bogey & The Viceroy at The Vista Room! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get some southern fried soul with Secondhand Swagger at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Verizon Amphitheater for a night with Chicago and The Doobie Brothers! Rock out with The Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the rockin’ blues at the Northside Tavern with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Atlanta Horns and special guest Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! 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, June 24

Jazz it up with Sweet Lu Olutosin at the Red Light Café! Old-time it up with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Band at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with The Roosevelts and Eliot Bronson at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre (Peachtree City) for a night with Paul Anka! Get to jammin’ with the Charlie Fog Band and Gr8ful Dude & Frenz at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with Richard Lloyd (Television) and The Night Terrors at The Star Bar! Get folksy with The Good Graces, Straw Polly and the Skipperdees at Avondale Towne Cinema! Put on your boogie shoes and make your way to The Basement to celebrate five years of their Keep on Movin! Dance Party! Head south to Jonesboro, GA as they host the Smokey & The Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival, from 11am to 6pm!  Boogie down and get artsy at The ArtsATL Lawn Party at the Historic Oakland Cemetery! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at the Dawsonville Tavern! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Get some redemption with Sal’s Soulful Sinners at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk it up with Sailing to Denver at Venkman’s followed by ‘70s jazz funk classics with Grant Green, Jr.! Randall Bramblett gets the blues at The Vista Room! Rock out with JGBCB and Tribute at the Variety Playhouse! Get rootsy with Damon Fowler at Blind Willie’s! Get the rockin’ blues at the Northside Tavern with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Atlanta Horns and special guest Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! Get venomous with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at 10:30am and PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at 1pm! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 25

Surf on down to Park Tavern for a night with Surfer Blood, Winter and Small Reactions! Twang it up with Saint Luke’s Drifters and The Western Sizzlers at Smith’s Olde Bar! Make your way to Venkman’s for The SoPo Playboys! Rock out with Dave Mason (Traffic) at City Winery! Come on out to Chastain Park for a night with Sheryl Crow! Check out The Station Breaks at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, encore screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at 10:30am and PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

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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