This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #9 – May 11-17, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, May 11

Get down and dirty with Blue Monday with Chickens and Pigs at 9pm! You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE! Tonight’s kickin’ line-up includes The Wealthy West (6 – 6:45pm CST), Jack Barksdale (7 – 7:45pm CST), and Will Payne Harrison (8 – 8:45pm CST)! Spook it up as Patriarchy featuring Ian Svenonius shares “Burn The Witch” video via BrooklynVegan, and their debut LP ASKING FOR IT is out now via DERO Arcade! Get folksy and livestream it up with Josh Schicker and Lindsay Allward via Eddie’s Attic here at 11am! DooGallery presents their daily Covid-19 Art Show virtually in support of local artists through May 31! Join 7 Stages online every Monday at 5pm here for 7S Manic Monday Live! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more!

Timeless Tuesday, May 12

Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Imaginary Tricks rocks out and unleashes their single “Believe It” with their new EP ART FLAKEY out June 19! Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network (Thee Oh Sees) announce debut LP, BALLET OF APES, out May 23rd on Castle Face Records. UGA Extension Fulton County presents their Container Garden Webinar Series at 12:30pm, through May 26! Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! Goth noir it up with Marchelle Bradanini’s new single “Red White & Blueshere! 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 musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, May 13

Brooklyn-based psych rockers Zebedee share new EP, FANCY SEEING YOU HERE, out on Bandcamp here! You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE! Tonight’s kickin’ line-up includes Heather Anne Lomax (6 – 6:45pm CST), Jesse Terry (7 – 7:45pm CST), and Nick Pagliari (8 – 8:45pm CST)! Still Woozy gets abstract and live streams it up via Variety Playhouse here! Write Club Atlanta (WCA) presents their WCA Pandemic Lit Live event at 9pm! Get down with Frenchy and the Punk’s Live Stream Concert with Guitarmy of One-Scott Solo at 8pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12!

Throwback Thursday, May 14

Get folksy and catch The Indigo Girls’s Rites of Passage Livestream at 7pm! Alt rock it up as Reignwolf shares new single “Cabin Fever” recorded in his garage! Marchelle Bradanini announces debut solo album ONLY A WOMAN out July 3, tackling mansplaining with empowering “Oscar Wilde” single/video! HENNESSEY share their single, “LET’S PRETEND (IT’S THE 80s)here and announce S/T EP out this summer on Velvet Elk Records! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere! Unloved have released a new single “Why Not”, available now via Heavenly Recordings.

Freaky Friday, May 15

The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here (and keep your eyes peeled for info regarding The Plaza’s upcoming Drive-In Theatre experience. You can purchase tickets here)! South London, UK ska/punk 5-piece Call Me Malcolm sign up with Wiretap Records with two music videos streaming (“Wake Up, the Monster Said” and “What You Burn”) and new album ME, MYSELF AND SOMETHING ELSE releases today! Dark, psychedelic & theatrical outfit from Athens, Georgia, Immaterial Possession announce their debut self-titled album. Check out their single “Midnight Wanderhere! Hammonds House Museum presents Nu Africans Virtual Exhibit with a virtual Opening Party tonight! You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE live from the rooftop of Acme Feed & Seed featuring Mark Fredson’s album release stream! Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) shares his new track “Stockholm City Blueshere! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here) releases July 3 on Bella Union! His new album STRAIGHT SONGS OF SORROW is due out today on Heavenly Recordings featuring members of Afghan Whigs, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lamb of God and more! Donita Sparks of L7 delivers “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air streaming network. San Diego’s Hey, Chels releases their debut full-length EVERYTHING GOES digitally for FREE here! The LP will also be released on vinyl later this year via Brainworm Records. Stream the new music video “You’ve Got You Nowhere! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, May 16

OMD Share “Live From Your Sofa” Hammersmith Apollo London Live Video at 7pm BST and announce new merch with their 40th Anniversary Box Set Souvenir out now via Universal Music! Boogie down with DJ Livestream with Johnny’s Hideaway at 8pm! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE on April 24. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! Georgia boy, Butch Walker, released new single “Gridlock” (which you can check out here) on his upcoming album, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a rock opera that tackles racism, homophobia and the social divides in modern America out May 8. Pre-order the album here! 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!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 17

Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! Departure pays tribute to Journey via their livestream concert here at 7pm!  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! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more! Glass Animals have released the first portion of their “Quarantine Covers which includes Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.” Joan As Police Woman  released her acclaimed new COVER TWO album May 1 on Sweet Police / [PIAS]. Her new single “Under Control” (The Strokes)” is a soulful, classic R&B reimagination of the punky era-spanning original, featuring Jacob Silver (bass) and Parker Kindred (drums, vocals). Check out “Maelstrom” by Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel here! Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *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!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything 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.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*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!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek 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!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support 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. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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