This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #26 – Sept. 14-20, 2020

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, September 14

Bluegrass it up during the Carolina Blue Monday Concert Series at 8pm! Get criminal and check out the Decatur Book Festival’s free online event, Crime Fiction Down South at 6:30pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album MADE OF! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out now! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, September 15

Check out the Atlanta History Center’s Virtual Author Talk: Katherine Landdeck with Virginia Prescott, discussing Landdeck’s THE WOMEN WITH SILVER WINGS, hosted by A Cappella Books at 7pm! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! 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, September 16

Sweden’s HammerFall rocks your face during their free online concert at 8pm, hosted by the Masquerade! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Get the blues with Geoff Atchison during his free Worldwide Online Concert at 8pm! Check out Smith’s Olde Bar’s Wednesday Night Live online event, every Wednesday at 7:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! 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, September 17

You won’t want to miss the Atlanta Film Festival & Creative Conference featuring panels, film screenings and more online through Sept. 27! City Parks Foundation announces final line-up for Summer Stage Jubilee: Songs and Stories Benefiting Free Programs in the Parks featuring Sting, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash and more via livestream at 8pm! Goth Country it up as Nashville duo Anne Malin releases “Empty Is the Day” single and announces new album, WAITING SONG, due Oct. 2! Stomp it out during Waller’s Bluegrass Revue online via Amplify Summer Streaming Series at 8:30pm! LUNA AURA gets gritty with her new single “Talking to Me,” out now on The Noise! Keep an eye out for her new album THREE CHEERS FOR THE AMERICAN BEAUTY out Oct. 2! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. 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! 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, September 18

Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet get swanky and gypsy jazz it up at Ziba’s in Grant Park at 8:30pm! Check out AJFF Recommends, a new online film catalogue showcasing every film that’s passed through the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival over the past 20 years! The Osees share “Dreary Nonsense” Levitation Live Session Video, New LP PROTEAN THREAT out today via Castle Face Records! Eric Hutchinson releases new album CLASS OF 98 – DELUXE & UNPLUGGED! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR out now! Mickey Leigh‘s (Rattlers, Stop) Mutated Music releases new music video for “Little Cristine!” Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, September 19

Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Check out the September EAV Market (masks required) at 3pm! Or make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a socially-distanced and safe Outdoor Artist Market from 10am – 2pm! Raf Rundell shares new track “Monsterpiece” out now on Heavenly Recordings! Crown Lands get psychedelic and releases celestial video for “Sun Dance,” and announce environmental campaign with WEARTH! Frenchy and the Punk (Drawing Hands Side Project) rock out with a new single and music video for “Jumping Jacks” out now! Get rocked as American Hi-Fi unveils cover of Squeeze’s “Another Nail in My Heart!” Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER! Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! 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! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, September 20

Get intergalactic and sci-fi it up with B-Movie Bonfire’s online screening of David L. Hewitt’s THE WIZARD OF MARS (1965) at 8:30pm! Southern rockers, Great Peacock announce new album, FOREVER WORSE BETTER, out Oct. 9! And check out their single, “All I Ever Do!” The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out now! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! The Allman Betts Band release new single, “Pale Horse Rider” available on their new album, BLESS YOUR HEART! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. 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)

 *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!
*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!
*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!
*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!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!

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