This Week in ATLRetro, June 4-9, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Tuesday, June 4

Get rocked with rockabilly legend Tav Falco’s Panther Burns with Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and The Delusionaires at the Masquerade! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Terry Gilliam’s THE FISHER KING (1991) at 7pm! Garage rock it up with The Mystery Lights and Future Punx at 529! Prog rock it up with The Musical Box at Center Stage! The Lemonheads rock out at Terminal West with Tommy Stinson! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, June 5

Swing noir it up with Bernadette Seacrest at Eddie’s Attic! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Celebrate 40 metalrific years of Vicious Rumors at 529 with Negative Wall and Black Candle! Get bewitched with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta)]! Skip school and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) 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 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! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! 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 6

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement at Jon Waterhouse’s “Star Wars Adventures” Comic Book Release Party at 7pm! Get adventurous and take back your town as hilarity ensues with Cineprov and their screening of John MiliusRED DAWN (1984) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Garage rock it up with Japan’s The Let’s Go’s and Tiger! Tiger! at The Earl! Get intergalactic as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RIFFTRAX LIVE taking on Mark Steve Grove’s STAR RAIDERS (1983) [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Historic Oakland Cemetery honors those who have served with their Flashlight Tours: Veterans of Oakland! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! 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 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 7

Get wicked ‘n’ weird with local artist Dirk Hays during his Born Weird Art Show Opening at Diesel Filling Station at 7pm [check out our Shop Around Feature of Hays here]! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre kicks off their Movies, Bands and Brew event with a performance by Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth and a screening of Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH (1986), all starting at 7pm! Rev it up at Motorheads with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Departure pays tribute to Journey at the Dixie 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, June 8

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for the 9th annual Tunes from the Tombs (12p – 8pm), featuring 4 retro-tastic stages of live music! The Platform Main Stage gets down with She Returns from War, The Artisanals, Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and Futurebirds! Shakin’ on the Larken Underground  Stage will be the Distilled Butter Band, Mike Killeen, Kylie Odetta and The Harraway Brothers! The New Realm Beer Garden Acoustic Stage brings you Kylie Odetta, Caryn Lee Carter, She Returns from War and Mike Killeen! And you won’t want to miss what’s happening on the Bell Tower Buskers Stage featuring Octave, The Hills and The Holler, Serson Brannen and Nate Helfrich! Or get old-school with Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and Garage71 during Vintage Fest at Timms Harley-Davidson celebrating the history of Harley Davidson, featuring Pin-Ups, old-school rides, vintage venders and live tunes with Atomic Boogie and V-8 Death Car! Or boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! Catch a bloody double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 9pm! Rev it up at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! 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, June 9

Get down with Steve Earl & the Dukes at the Buckhead Theatre! Make your way to My Parents’ Basement for the final bazaar of the season, their June Bizarre Bazaar featuring local vendors, artists and more! Hey you guys! Why not catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Richard Donner’s ‘80s classic THE GOONIES (1986) 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!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

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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