This Week in ATLRetro, June 25-July 1, 2018

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is sizzlin’ this summer! Come see what’s on the Retro menu This Week!

Monday, June 25

Spend the night with Cracker at Eddie’s Attic! The Plaza Theater screens Samuel D. Pollard’s documentary, MAYNARD (2017) about the life and times of the first black mayor of Atlanta, Sergio Leone’s classic A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964), and Kool Kat James Bickert’s AMAZON HOT BOX (2018) (through June 28)! Prog rock it up with Geoff Tate (Queensryche) and Till Death Do Us Part at the Variety Playhouse! 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!” Barrelhouse Bob Page fires it up at Blind Willies! 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 26

Tongues Out Puppetry presents THE BIRTH OF THE MOON at The Bakery! Garage pop it up with Stray Fossa at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Get old-timey with Ol’ GoForth at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Blues it up with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willie’s! 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 DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Little 5 Points Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Gray & The Bad Boys get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 27

Get intergalacticly retro-tastic at the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) with a screening of Brian Bird’s, THE IRON GIANT (1999) at 7:15pm! Get rootsy and reggae it up with Mighty Mystic at Smith’s Olde Bar (upstairs), or head downstairs for a funky night with Wren & The Wravens, Hustle Souls and The Woofs! Shimmy and shake on down to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY (1961) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Station Breaks and Morgan Evans! Catch a double feature of Jim Henson’s ‘80s classic LABYRINTH (1986) and Guillermo del Toro’s PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006) at Noni’s Bar & Deli during their Cinema Paradiso film event starting at 10pm! Get rocked with The Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s His Mojo Dojo dishes out a night of Southern soul at Blind Willie’s! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up a night of acoustic 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, June 28

Get doomed ‘n’ dirty with The Vaginas, Doesin, Metal McDonald, LUST and Dead Red Flowers at the Clermont Lounge! The Plaza Theater screens Samuel D. Pollard’s documentary, MAYNARD (2017) about the life and times of the first black mayor of Atlanta and Sergio Leone’s classic A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS (1964)! Or come on down to The Plaza for the 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows featuring 16 animated shorts, including a special screening of Paul Julian and Les Goldman’s “Hangman” (1964)! Roots rock it up with Masters of Telecaster, Jim Weider & G.E. Smith at City Winery! Get your rockin’ bluegrass fix with The Goddamn Gallows, Days N Daze and Gallows Band at The Earl! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for night two of The Station Breaks! Rock out at The Highlander with DJ Howiestein and Mister Wilson’s Over the Edge Record Party! Folk it up with Salt and Pine and Ashley Heath at the Red Light Café! Raise a ruckus with the Sunny South Blues Band, Vinyl Suns and Camera Box at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Solis Two Porsche Drive! Make your way to The Star Bar for a night with Mighty, BIRDS, holders and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Americana on down to Terminal West for a night with Parker Millsap and Travis Linville! The Ladies of ‘60s Soul Keisha and Kourtney Jackson get down at Venkman’s! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Jazz Jam Live in the Lumiere Lounge at 7pm! Funk it up with Travers Brothership at Aisle 5! Bumpin the Mango boogies down at their Summer Groove Party at The Vista Room! Cody Matlock & the Mothership get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so hula on down for a night of rockin’ island tunes and killer island cocktails! Get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! 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 29

Skank on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Toasters and Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley with Southern Ska Syndicate! Rock out at Sweetwater Bar & Grill during their PUNK NIGHT featuring Learning to Count (Ramones tribute), Demon Bolt (Misfits tribute), Odd Holiday and The Scows! Get some psychedelic soul with Black Pumas at 529! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Vista Room! ATL Collective relives Tom Petty’s WILDFLOWERS at the Buckhead Theatre! Get jazzy with Diane Durrett at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center during their Jazz on the Lawn event! The Nouveaux Honkies get down at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Rock out with Hank & Cupcakes, The Stir and Ayo River at The Earl! Clay Cook delivers two shows at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Gypsy swingin’ Dixie Jazz fix with Ellis Dyson & The Shambles at the Red Clay Theatre! Groove on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Jess Wells & Cosmic Fire! Or get your smooth ‘80s rock fix with Members Only and Yacht Rock Schooner at Venkman’s! Make your way to Park Grounds for a dog-friendly screening of Christopher Guest’s BEST IN SHOW (2000) at 8pm! Get the blues with Marshall Ruffin at Avondale Towne Cinema! Groove on down to Park Tavern for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! Sly Dog gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up a night of acoustic blues! Time-Warp it up 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 30

Rock out with The Blasters and Clownvis Presley at The Earl! Or get old-timey and Gypsy Jazz it up with Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet at The Vista Room! Remember Jones revives Amy Winehouse’s BACK TO BLACK at the Masquerade! Sadie Hawkins brings you Britcom Burlesque at the Red Light Café, featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love, Kool Kat Roula Roulette and more! Get freaky ‘n’ mischievous at the Dixie Tavern with Captain & Maybelle, Dale Jepson and The NightHawks, with special guest ELZIG! Boogie on down to The Basement for Commotion: A Tribute to Women in Music! Natural Wonder pays tribute to Stevie Wonder at City Winery! Make your way to Suntrust Park for the Zac Brown Band! Get down with Wet Jeans at Tin Roof Cantina! Bluegrass it up with Battlefield Collective during Venkman’s Bottomless Mimosa Brunch, followed by the Chi-Town Transit Authority paying tribute to Chicago! Stomp on down to Kavarna for a night with Mary Battiata, the Good Graces and Black Fox! Get your reggae and Afro-Cuban beats fix at Aisle 5 during their Atlanta SuperJam Beach Party! Get countrified with Lauren Morrow of The Whiskey Gentry at the Roxy! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Mark Miller, Control Burn and Ryan Harris Brown! Rev on down to Big Tex for a night with Kitty Rose & The Ramblers! Catch The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with the Atlanta Horns and Nate Nelson! Spend the night with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 1

Get horrorfied this summer and make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Flashback Cinema series screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) at 2:30pm/7:30pm! Get funky with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Rock out with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner!

Ongoing

Noni’s Bar & Deli hosts their Cinema Paradiso film event, screening two films beginning at 10pm, through June 28! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Alliance Theater presents WINNIE-THE-POOH, a musical based on the stories of A.A. Milne, running through July 15!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every firsts Wednesday of the month!

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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One Response to “This Week in ATLRetro, June 25-July 1, 2018”


  1. Mattie T. Dowd
    on Jun 30th, 2018
    @ 1:51 am

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