This Week in ATLRetro, April 1-7, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the bee’s knees This Week! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, April 1

Folk it up with Jackson Browne at the Cobb Energy Centre! Get saxxy with Nate Myers at City Winery! Indie folk it up with james of mosaics, VYB and Justin Lee at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, April 2

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets experimental with their new Classics Series screening of Sergei Parajnov’s THE COLOR OF POMEGRANATES (1969) at 7pm! Celebrate 35 years of John G. Avildsen’s classic, THE KARATE KID (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Rock out at The Earl with Dinos Boys, Tommy and the Commies, Les Lullies and Mongo! Jazz it up at the Schwartz Center for a night of Emory Jazz Combos! Get your Americana fix at Smiths’ with Cortez Garza, Brian Revels and Tom Gray!  Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s 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 3

Emory Cinematheque continues their “History of Color Films” series with a screening of Robert Altman’s MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER (1971) at 7:30pm! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for Nick Lowe’s Quality Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue starring Los Straitjackets! Get experimentally rocked with Norman Westberg, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and DBUK at The Earl! Get some soul with the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio at Eddie’s Attic! Get the rockin’ blues with Toxic Foxtrot, Dry Reef and Rhythm Earth at Smith’s Olde Bar! Southern gothic it up at The Star Bar with Ghost Moths, Delta Moan and Groove Moose! Get the blues with Tab Benoit at Terminal West! Make your way to the Aurora Theatre for their presentation of ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END, through April 14! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of George Cukor’s THE PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Spend the night with DEZ & Friends at City Winery! Folk rock it up with Jonathan Byrd at the Crimson Moon Café! 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 for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! 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 4

Funk it up with the one and only George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic during their final tour at Cobb Energy Centre! Or sleaze on down to The Star Bar for a night with Sodajerk, Bad Friend and Dang Dang Dang! The 43rd Annual Atlanta Film Festival kicks off and will be presenting films across Atlanta through April 14! Get rocked with Big Eyes at 529! Get country rocked with Rhett Miller at City Winery! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with ANTiSEEN, EYEHATEGOD and The Obsessed! Spend the night with Papa Jack Couch & The Standard Electric Irregulars and Shawn James at Eddie’s Attic! Riot grrrl it up with The Regrettes at the Masquerade! Get folksy with Dead King Cotton, Manny Blu and Paige McCauley at the Red Light Café! Bluegrass it up with Boy Named Banjo at Terminal West! Mandolin Orange dishes out a night of rootsy grass at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with The Foothill Brothers at Venkman’s! Jazz it up with Steve Cole at Suite Food Lounge! Get artsy at the historic Rhodes Theatre during Shamel Pitts’ Black Hole: Trilogy & Triathlon, through April 6! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! 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, April 5

Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall and folk it up with John Prine and Courtney Marie Andrews! Rock steady on down to the Masquerade for a night with Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev. Andy), The Slackers and Control This! Get mysterious and make your way to 221B Con, a convention for all things Sherlock Holmes, getting criminal through April 7, at the Atlanta Airport Marriott! Catch a killer screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Spend the night with the Francisco Vidal Band at City Winery! Get down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sam Burchfield and The Scoundrels! A Brothers Revival brings you the tunes of the Allman Brothers at MadLife Stage & Studios! Bluegrass it up with Jim Hurst at the Red Clay Theatre! Hi-octane it up with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, Dale Jepson & The Nighthawks and Codeine Haze at The Star Bar! Indie rock it up with Guster at the Tabernacle! The Dark Star Orchestra pays tribute to the Grateful Dead at the Variety Playhouse! Funk it up with Maleke O’Ney at Venkman’s! Get down with Sammy Blue at the Northside Tavern! 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, April 6

Get deadly first thing in the morning and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Headstone Preservation Workshop at 8:30am! Rev it up in Conyers with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson! Atlanta Radio Theatre Company  gets mysterious as 221B Con presents Tony Sarrechia’s LADY SHERLOCK HOLMES, IN THE CASE OF THE WOMAN IN RED! Psychobilly it up with Unknown Hinson at the Masquerade! Make your way to The Highlander for a night with Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev. Andy), Flying Raccoon Suit and Taj Motel Trio! Spend the night with Roseanne Cash at Center Stage! Get folksy with How and Why at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with EG Kight at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to The Deep End for a night with New Madrid, Wasted Potential Brass Band and The Medium! Geek it up with Bit Brigade at The Earl! Get chill with Yacht Rock Schooner at MadLife Stage & Studios! The Dark Star Orchestra pays tribute to the Grateful Dead at the Variety Playhouse! Or catch The Dirty Doors’ tribute to The Doors at Venkman’s! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at the Northside Tavern! 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, April 7

Get your classic silent film fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s screening of Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1923), featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! Jazz it up with Joe Gransden at City Winery! Celebrate the tunes of the ‘60s and ‘70s with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Café! Spend the night with the Dirty Kitchen Band, Tracy Bonham and Blake Morgan at Eddie’s Attic! Get chill with Yacht Rock Schooner at MadLife Stage & Studios! Rock ‘n’ Roll all night with KISS at State Farm Arena! Get some soul with Patti LaBelle at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John LandisTHE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)]! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar with Eddie Tigner! And get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Get your dramatic ‘50s fix with Aurora Theatre’s presentation of MEN WITH MONEY, through April 7! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Alliance Theatre presents their production of THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Woodruff Arts Center, through April 14!

Aurora Theatre presents ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT’S END, through April 14!

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first 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!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

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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