This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #3 – March 30-April 5, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our third installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of old-school fun you can experience straight from your couch!

Monday Madness, March 30

Join A Cappella Books’ VIP discount and membership club, the A Cappella Choir, which provides a 10% discount, plus you will receive priority seating at author events and regularly extend exclusive invitations to author meet & greets. Members who would like to purchase anything you see online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here. You can support The Plaza Theatre by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation! Help support The Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta here. Or you can support Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre by purchasing gift cards for future use here. The Criterion Channel provides a 14-day free trial, so why not get comfy with the Criterion Collection here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Tune It Up Tuesday, March 31

Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and check out his online store here! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! Zachery Allan Starkey and New Order’s Bernard Sumner deliver “Force” online here! His new LP FEAR CITY featuring collaborations with Sumner will be out April 30! Garage rock it up with Glasgow’s Catholic Action who are releasing their new album CELEBRATED BY STRANGERS (order here) on Palo Santo Records. Check out their dynamic album single “I’m No Artist.” Get rocked as WYLDLIFE drops their new single “Automatic” inspired by The Jesus and Mary Chain with their new album YEAR OF THE SNAKE Out April 17! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get rocked with Static Cycle’s new music video “Wolfhere!

Way Back Wednesday, April 1

Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books! Check out the Birmingham Arts Journal here featuring stories, poems and art! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase!

Throwback Thursday, April 2

Get psychedelic with ‘60s garage rock’esque High Waisted’s new LP coming to your ears May 22 and catch their single “Drive” while you wait! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Get your ‘80s fix as The Story Changes unveils their new animated music video for their song “Golden Agehere. Mark Lanegan, a.k.a. Kid Eastwood, shares his new track “Bleed All Over” from his new album STRAIGHT SONGS OF SORROW due out in May 2020! Check outGeek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up! Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here. Get the Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings and purchase their tunes and merchandise here!

Fiercely Weird ‘n’ Fun Friday, April 3

Jeff Beam releases new single, “Think Twice, It’s Not Alright,” from self-titled LP out April 17th. Also, check out the first tune on the album, “Stephen King!” Skank it up with Ska/Pop/Punk band Bite Me Bambi, featuring members Save Ferris, Starpool and more! Check out their music video to “Hot Lava” here! Or garage rock it up with The Bobby Lees’ Bo Diddley cover of “I’m a Manhere while waiting for their new album SKIN SUIT to be released in May 2020, produced by legendary Jon Spencer! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more! Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!

Spooktastic Saturday, April 4

ELZIG, The Demon Elvis rocks your face, so why not get hellacious with him here! Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more! Horror punk it up with Kool Kats, The Casket Creatures and check out their official video for “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb!” Check it out here! Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more! Or check out Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offering tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need! Creature Feature it up and stream Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG (1933) on Amazon Prime! Check out local independent horror filmmakers, Kool Kat Dayna Noffke and Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright!

Sci-Fi, Shoppin’ ‘n’ more Sunday, April 5

Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market! Get space rocked with Big Black Delta’s new music video “SummonerhereDirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk! Or get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture! Get your vintage jewelry with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro! Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger, and creator of our ATLRetro logo! Or make your way to Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!

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