This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #10 – May 18-24, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, May 18

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 Edan Archer (6 – 6:45pm CST) and Faith Evans Ruch (7 – 7:45pm CST)! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program The Women Who Wrote at 2pm! Dance it up with a Virtual Hot Jam with Jenna Applegarth at 8pm! Come see what’s playing at the Starlight Drive-In here! Join The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) for their virtual Eat, Drink & B-Indie on Instagram Live at 7:30pm! Hear from Natalie White (AKA “pumashock“) about how and why she’s developed skills in a wide variety of areas! 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! DooGallery presents their daily Covid-19 Art Show virtually in support of local artists through May 31! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, May 19

Eddie’s Attic delivers your Americana fix with a live stream of Papa Jack Couch here at 7pm! MAMADRAMA, a mom-only band made up of five moms who rock by night, and roll (with 11 kids) by day, has released their new single “MILF.” Check it out here! 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! UGA Extension Fulton County presents their Container Garden Webinar Series at 12:30pm, through May 26! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program Desert Storm at 2pm! Get apocalyptic as industrial metal band Dead Animal Assembly Plant premiers their official music video for single “A Violent Breed” from their forthcoming album BRING OUT THE DEAD here! Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! 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 20

The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program The History of Magic & Illusion at 2pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. 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 Sammy Kay (6 – 6:45pm CST)! Get down with Frenchy and the Punk’s Live Stream Mini Concert at 8pm! Get artsy with Barry Gregg Clayworks’s Virtual Spring Studio Sale from 10am to 6pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12!

Throwback Thursday, May 21

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival present Hellbent for Horror Takeover Episode #3 at 8pm via Zoom with special guests producer/actor Heather Buckley (THE RANGER), writer/director/actor Tristan Risk (PARLOUR TRICKS, AMAZON HOT BOX), Salem Horror Fest’s K. Lynch and more! Film Impact Georgia presents Ask a Pro Anything Featuring Tara Ochs at 3pm! Get folksy and catch The Indigo GirlsSong Request Livestream Benefiting Feeding the Valley at 7pm! The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program. Tonight, join ATLFF at 7 PM for an interview with filmmaker Dean Hammer here as they discuss the creation of his film, KAPAEMAHU (2020)! 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! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program Weapons Throughout the Ages at 2pm!Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere!

Freaky Friday, May 22

Join RITUAL’s Live Goth Industrial Club Experience for a night of dark fun and dancing from the comfort of your own cave, streaming here at 9pm! Brooklyn-based Queen/Weezer’esque indie rock band, The Next Great American Novelist (“Wicked” was featured in Season 8 of THE WALKING DEAD) share their new single, Kubler,” from their forthcoming record, CARELESS MOON. Check out Femme Power TV by Femme Power Productions featuring innovative and intersectional web series, narrative, experimental, and documentary short films. And you won’t want to miss Queerantine, a stellar program of award-winning and underground queer artists! 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)! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program Ask a Historian at 2pm! Arkansas-based pop punk band Go For Gold just dropped their new EP COLOR ME Via InVogue Records. Stream it here! 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! Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) shares his new track “Stockholm City Blueshere! 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! 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! Donita Sparks of L7 delivers “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, May 23

Get down as Absynthe Makes the Art Garfunkel pays tribute to Simon & Garfunkel via livestream here at 5pm! Or get the rockin’ blues with Michelle Malone during her livestream at 7pm here! Get heavy with THE HATE CLUB’s newly released single titled “A Dying Dream” via The Label Group/Ingrooves here! Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network (Thee Oh Sees) announce debut LP, BALLET OF APES, out today on Castle Face Records. Boogie down with DJ Livestream with Johnny’s Hideaway at 8pm! 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. 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! 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 24

Dino it up with The Plaza Theatre’s Drive-In and catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) at 8:45 in The Plaza parking lot and 9pm in at Dad’s Garage! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! 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. 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! The Command Sisters unveil their first single and official music video for “I Can Do What I Want Tohere! Join ARTISTSCAN for “Lean on Me” to raise more than $8 million dollars for COVID-19 relief and the Canadian Red Cross! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. 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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