This Week in ATLRetro, Aug. 12-18

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, August 12

Jill Scott dishes out a night of soul at the Fox Theatre! Get rocked with Slash at the Tabernacle! Americana it up with Jason Waller at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Lizz Wright gets jazzy at City Winery! 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!” 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 13

Surf on down to 529 for a night with Scott Yoder, the Mystery Men?, LOS FRENETICOS and Moonshield! Get rocked as The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a 40th anniversary screening of Franc Roddam’s QUADROPHENIA (1979) at 7pm! Get down with Haley Grey & The Medicine at Blind Willie’s! Or catch Algebra Blessett at City Winery! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, August 14

Bad Religion rocks out at the Masquerade with The Lawrence Arms! WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater present their monthly campy feature fantastico, with a 30th anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at 7pm! Or spend the night with the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock with a screening of his STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (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)! Rattle on down to City Winery for a night with Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers! The Earl gets blues rocked with Brother Hawk, Tedo Stone and Pike Co.! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Get old-timey and make it to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with The Boohoo Ramblers! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly’s classic, HELLO DOLLY! (1969) 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); Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! 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 Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, August 15

Catch a special 40th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) in IMAX at AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw) at 7pm! It’s a turf battle between Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Walter Hill’s THE WARRIORS (1979) at 9:30pm! Glam it up with Bryan Ferry at the Tabernacle! Or spend the evening with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and Friends at Buteco! Alt-country it up with The Vandoliers and Jeremy Ray & The Carolina Highway at The Earl! Get rocked and experience Michael Wadleigh’s WOODSTOCK: The Director’s Cut (1970) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC North Dekalb (Decatur); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; 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); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]!  RIFFTRAX LIVE gets creepy crawly as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta as they take on Bill Rebane’s THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975) [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); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your Dead Head fix bluegrass-style with Grass is Dead at Smith’s Olde Bar! Or catch the Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band at Terminal West! Get down with jazz guitarist Peter White at Suite Food Lounge! 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 down with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! 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, August 16

Catch a Legacy Series screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at SCADShow at 7pm! Spend the night with Ace Frehley and The Georgia Thunderbolts at the Variety Playhouse! Americana it up with The Vegabonds and The Trongone Band at City Springs! Get some soul with Loose Ends at City Winery! Spend the night with The Groove Rockets at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Mo-Town it up with “Jukebox Giants” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Aug. 25! RockForce pays tribute to the ‘80s and ‘80s at the Dixie Tavern! George Hughley & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks and Nathan Nelson 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, August 17

Get mythical with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Desmond Davis’ classic CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Or get rocked for a cause at the 2nd Annual UpBeat! Benefit Show at The Star Bar featuring one helluva line-up with The Border Dogs, The Wheel Knockers, ELZIG, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, Sash the Bash, The Cogburns, Kool Kat Phil Stair and Rocket 350, and The Pits! Or head into a ring of fire with Social Distortion and Flogging Molly at the Coca Cola Roxy! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents an Evening of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne and Jody Watley! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with The Selmanaires, Omni and Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause! Kitten Fontaine brings you Woodstock 50 at MadLife State & Studios! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles the Dixie Tavern! ATL Collective relives Astrud Gilberto’s “Beach Samba” at 529! Spend an evening with Melissa Etheridge at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Have a second helping of soul with Loose Ends at City Winery! Boogie on down to The Highlander for ‘80s Dance Night! Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and Bill Sheffield get the blues at the Northside Tavern! The BadAsh Allstar Team gets groovy with their Woodstock Jam at the Red Light Café! The Pylon Reenactment Society pays tribute to Pylon at The Vista Room! Herman Hitson gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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, August 18

Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and his Russian Roulette Band get down at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rev on down to Killer Creek Harley Davidson in Roswell for their Rockabilly Rollout event featuring live tunes by Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! The Dude abides with a Flashback Cinema screening of The Coen Brothers’  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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)! Get bluesy with The Nick Johnson Trio at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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

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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