This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #14 – June 15-21, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, June 15

Every Monday until live shows return Going Left Music will be presenting 2 artists to live stream on Smith’s Olde Bar‘s Instagram page (@smithsoldebar). Sets are 40 minutes and start at 8pm and 9pm Eastern Time. Tune in and enjoy tonight’s featured artists, Horti and Killer Whale! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Geek it up with Dad’s Garage during Improvisers in Dungeons Getting Dragons, streamed via Twitch at 8pm! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, June 16

Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Honyock debuts sunny single “The Quarry” via Buzzbands LA and announces #13 EP out July 3 via Park The Van Records! Sixties/seventies-inspired pop/rock artist, Eddy Lee Ryder, releases new single, “There In Dreams,” and announces debut EP, EXPECTED TO FLY to be released July 10, 2020! LA-based artist Arrested Youth releases first fan co-written EP ARRESTED YOUTH & THE QUARANTINERS! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! The Alliance Theatre has launched “The Artist’s Approach,” an online video Q&A series with leading theater professionals and features prerecorded conversations with award-winning actors, directors, and writers for stage and screen on their approach to their craft and tips of the trade.  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, June 17

Prog rock it up with Symphony X’s live stream hosted by The Masquerade at 2pm here! Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective along with Wordsmiths of the West End bring you storytelling, spoken Word and live jazz to the virtual stage, via their NOMMO: Power of the Spoken Word event at 2pm! Spoken word will focus on the rich history of Africa and the lives of Africans in America, specifically highlighting the history and culture of Atlanta’s West End. Make your way to The Plaza Theatre’s drive-in screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at the Dad’s Garage parking lot at 9:15pm! The Northeast Georgia History Center has some historic fun in store with their Live Virtual Trivia Game: The American Revolution at 2pm! Get folksy via Eddie’s Attic’s live stream concert with Tom Russell at 8pm here! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, June 18

Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring two days of tours, storytelling and more! Today’s event includes a “Reflections and Remembrance Walk” starting at 6:30pm (As this is an in-person event, we strongly encourage you to keep social distance and be safe because your health is our number one concern)! Make your way to The Plaza Theatre’s drive-in screening of Terry Gilliam’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998) at the Dad’s Garage parking lot at 9:15pm! Chattahoochee Riverkeeper hosts the 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival online at 6:30pm! Folk it up with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis via Eddie’s Attic’s live stream concert here at 7pm! Acme Feed and Seed/Acme Radio Live presents LadyCouch Single Release Livestream at 7pm CST! Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective along with Wordsmiths of the West End bring you a second day of storytelling, spoken Word and live jazz to the virtual stage, via their NOMMO: Power of the Spoken Word event at 2pm! Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. 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! 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!

Freaky Friday, June 19

Get down as Michelle Malone dishes out her All Request Hour Facebook Stream at 8pm! Or get ‘90s rocked as The New Teardowns perform on the porch of 124 Cambridge Ave in Decatur at 8pm! Check out Kino Lorber’s new restorations of three classics of early cinema for Pride Month with their PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA, available via Kino Marquee’s Virtual Cinemas! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery for a second day featuring a digital celebration which includes virtual tours of Oakland’s African American Burial Grounds, Gullah Geechee storytelling and musical performances, music and prayer from Reverend John Foster and the Big Bethel A.M.E. Church choir, and more! Stomp on down (virtually) to the Friendship Music & Arts Festival, through June 21 at 3pm! Geek it up and get scandalous during Dad’s Garage’s Scandal! League of Super Villains via their Twitch channel at 8pm! Guided By Voices share the video for My Valuable Hunting Knife exclusively with Funny or Die. With this video, comes the announcement of the 25th anniversary vinyl edition of ALIEN LANES out later this summer! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Member livestream program The History of American Vaudeville at 2pm! 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! 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 Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Airstreaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, June 20

Kaiju it up and make your way to The Plaza Theatre’s drive-in screening of Ishiro Honda’s DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (1968) at the Dad’s Garage parking lot at 11:30pm! Michelle Malone gets down at her “socially distanced together” event at Carrie’s Corner in Marietta at 6:30pm! Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out July 10th (Pre-Order Available Now) and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! Tune in and sleaze it up as Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello gets down during his Tex Mondeller An’ His Grievin’ Gee-tar streaming event at 11pm! Rock out and stream The Unfit’s single “Picturehere! The Used release heart-warming music video for “The Lighthouse” dedicated to frontline workers! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP 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! 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, June 21

Make your way to The Plaza Theatre’s drive-in screening of John Landis’s COMING TO AMERICA (1988) at the Dad’s Garage parking lot at 9:15pm! Support our local LGBTQ+ artists/makers at the outdoor Queer Artist Market – Spring Kickoff Social hosted by the Georgia Beer Garden at 12pm (wear your masks)! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 1:30pm! The Allman Betts Band releases their official music video for “Long Gone,” available on their DOWN TO THE RIVER LP out July 17! Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! 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 Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

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!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!


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