This Week in ATLRetro, January 13-19, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get retro-tastic in ATLRetro This Week and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, January 13

Blue Ribbon Cinema gets bizarre and hosts a screening of David Lynch’s BLUE VELVET (1986) at The Plaza Theater at 8pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Lena Gardenia & The Mood Swings, Fun Isn’t Fair and more! Folk rock it up with David Broza at City Winery! Alt-rock it up with Will Turpin (Collective Soul) and Carly Gibson at The Vista Room! 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! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, January 14

Make your way to the Buckhead Theatre  for Motion City Soundtrack! Bluegrass it up with David Bromberg at Eddie’s Attic! Reggae it up with Sound Culture, Higher Education, and Rockstead at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! Get the blues with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 15

Get post-punk rocked with Sadie & The Ladies at 529! Spend the night with Amy Ray at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Bluegrass Jam! Get some ‘90s soul with Montell Jordan at City Winery! Bluegrass it up with David Bromberg at Eddie’s Attic! Get experimental and catch the Ear Pollen Experimental Music Series #1 at 378 Art Gallery! Sci-fi it up and catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (1982) 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 some rhythm and soul and rock ‘n’ roll with Art Holliday at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! 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, January 16

Videodrome’s PlazaDrome gets absurd at The Plaza Theater with Vera Chytilova’s Czech New Wave classic DAISIES (1966) at 9:30pm! Garage rock it up with The Cavemen, Mongo, The Bea Arthurs and JesusHoney at 529! Get worldly and jazz it up with Jesse Cook at the Buckhead Theatre! Get down with Ann Nesby at City Winery! Brass it up with Too Many Zooz at the Variety Playhouse! Get acoustic with Yacht Rock Schooner with The Landing Party Band at Venkman’s! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Killick, Viceroy Cyprian and Penn Bryce! 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, January 17

Spend an evening with Kelly Hogan (Neko Case, Rock*A*Teens) and W8ing4UFOs at The Vista Room! SCADShow’s SCAD Cinema Circle presents a screening of the Coen Brothers’s FARGO (1996) at 7pm! Sleaze it up with Fast and Loose, Eliminate Earth, and The Supersonic Cocksuckers at The Highlander! Get righteous with Hamell on Trial at the Red Light Café!  Get surfy with Small Reactions at The Earl! Spook on down to 7 Stages for Book Club – Pretty Monsters! Get rocked with Bigwig’s 25th Anniversary Tour featuring Kool Kats Shehehe and Reconciler at 529! Bluegrass it up with the Steep Canyon Rangers at the Variety Playhouse! Get old-timey with Jane Kramer & A.M. Rodriquez at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with The Righteous Bros.! 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, January 18

Rock out with Love Tractor and MagnaPop at The Vista Room! Kool Kat Rich Desantis and Street Fighting Band pay tribute to The Rolling Stones at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get folk-rocked with Matt Mays at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a night of hot gypsy jazz at the Red Light Café with Mayhayley’s Grave and The Gleam! Grace Potter rocks out at the Tabernacle! Gr8FLdude & Frenz pay tribute to the Grateful Dead at Tin Roof Cantina! Smooth it up at Venkman’s with Yacht Rock Revue! The Children’s Museum of Atlanta kicks off their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10! Rock out with MxPx at the Buckhead Theatre! Get the blues with Grant Green Jr. at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Jet Black 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, January 19

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) 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 McDonough Stadium 16; and Movie Tavern (Tucker)]! Stomp on over to Terminal West for a night with Carbon Leaf, Red Wanting Blue, and The Alternate Routes! Get down to the Red Light Café for a night with King Street (‘80s tribute), Atlanta Brass Cats (Chicago/Blood Sweat and Tears tribute) and Story of A Life (prog rock)! Get rocked at 529 with Radfest 2020 featuring The Purkinje Shift, W8ing4UFOs, Loony and a record swap! Retro rock it up with Vintage Vixens at The Vista Room! Get bewitched and catch a screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS (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)! Spook on down to 7 Stages for Book Club – Pretty Monsters! Get some soul with Booker T. Jones at City Winery! Get the blues with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Hip hop it up with Blackalicious and Alex Bond at the Masquerade! 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 Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday at Amsterdam Atlanta!

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

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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