This Week in ATLRetro, September 2-8, 2019

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, September 2

The Super Suckers rock out at The Earl with The Hangmen and Sash the Bash! Or psyche garage rock it up with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Tabernacle! Space is the place so make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 20th anniversary screening of Dean Parisot’s GALAXY QUEST (1999) at 9pm! Get rocked with Mexican rock band Molotov at the Masquerade! Make your way to Park Tavern for WRFG’s 34th Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ featuring Bill Sheffield, Sandra Senn, Eddie 9V, Larry Griffith, Lil’ Joe Burton & The Atlanta Horns, and Selwyn Birchwood! 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! 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! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 3

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema spices it up with their Classics Series screening of David Lynch’s DUNE (1984) at 7pm! Get rocked with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx at 529 with Johnny D, the Accidents and Buzzard Cult! Spend the night with Mal Blum and Peeko at The Earl! Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! 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! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 4

Catch a silent classic during Emory Cinematheque’s 35mm screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s FORBIDDEN PARADISE (1924) at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) at Chastain Park! New wave it up with Modern English at the Masquerade! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Mike & the Moonpies and Nikki & the Phantom Callers! Get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Deerhunter and the Dirty Projectors! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 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 Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16;]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)  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)! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Blues it up with The Cazanovas 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 for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 5

TCM Underground and Videodrome gift you with mayhem, adventure and bazookas (Oh my!) with their screening of Andy Sidaris’s HARD TICKET TO HAWAII (1987) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Get hellaciously rocked with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and ELZIG at the Clermont Lounge! Get rootsy with Stillhouse Junkies, The Foothill Brothers and Thud EhVul & His Advocates at the Red Light Café! Bluegrass it up with Billy Strings at Terminal West! The National Parks and Wild folk it up at Vinyl! It’s a hilarious night of machines vs. humans as Cineprov rifs and screens Tim Kincaid’s ROBOT HOLOCAUST (1986) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Get some soul with Kindred the Family Soul at City Winery! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for night two of Deerhunter and the Dirty Projectors! 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! 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, September 6

Webb Wilder dishes out a night of rock AND roll at Kavarna! Stay up late at the High Museum as ATL Collective relives the Talking Heads’s entire LITTLE CREATURES album! Get jazzy with the Nikolai Panov Quartet at the Red Light Café! Get a second helping of Billy Strings at Terminal West! Funk it up at the Variety Playhouse with Funk You, Voodoo Visionary and Hedonistas! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Matthew Kahler! Make your way to Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews screening of Collin Higgins’s NINE TO FIVE (1980) at 7pm! Salsa on down to Callanwolde for their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Eddie Lopez & Orquesta MaCuba! Or shake a tail feather down to Metropolitan Studios for the Atlanta School of Burlesque’s 2019 Burlesque Summer Series Recital! Make your way to Venkman’s for Bowie vs. Gabriel, a tribute to the Dynamic Duo, with Jerome Newton & the Band Who Fell to the Earth and The Sledgehammers! Get some soul with night two of Kindred the Family Soul at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at the Crimson Moon Café! Get bluegrassy with Smoke on the Mountain at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Sept. 8! Get the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission at the Northside Tavern!  Spend the night with Lady D at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Nick Moss gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 7

Get bizarre with a screening of Jan Svankmajer’s CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE (1996) at The Bakery at 7pm, with the screening followed by half an hour of surreal short films, hosted by Peculiar Mormyrid Journal and Videodrome! Garage rock it up with the Subsonics, Midnite Snaxxx and NAG at The Earl! Rock on down to Chastain Park for a night with the B-52s, OMD and Berlin! Folk it up with Griffin House at Eddie’s Attic! It’s punk-o-billy madness with Slim & The Gems, V-8 Death Car and The Tomb Tones at The Highlander! Spend the night with ATL Collective as they relive Sunny Day Real Estate’s DIARY at 529! Get the rootsy blues with Johnny Scales at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get saxxy with Dave Koz at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get bewitched during The FANDom Nerdlesque’s Yule Ball at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with DEL & DAWG! Funk it up with The Jacksons at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Mudcat! Cody Matlock gets the blues 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, September 8

Get old-timey with Dusty’s Ragtime & Novelties at the Red Light Café! It’s a night of foot stompin’ Americana with the Boohoo Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! Art punk it up with Tropical Fuck Storm, T. Hardy Morris and Motherfucker at The Earl!  Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for Mudcat’s Blues Jam! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) 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)! Or get down with 10,000 Pontiacs 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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