This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #27 – Sept. 21-27, 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 21

Haunt your way to the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park, a week-long Victorian celebration of the Historic Oakland Cemetery, featuring virtual events, picnics, costume contests, pop-up shops and more, through Sept. 27! You won’t want to miss the Atlanta Film Festival & Creative Conference featuring panels, film screenings and more online through Sept. 27!  Garage rock it up with Japan’s Scandal via livestream, hosted by the Masquerade at 7pm! GPB brings you a virtual listening event, Shots in the Back: Exhuming the 1970 Augusta Riot at 7pm! Catch a screening of ATLFF’s 15 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT BIGFOOT, directed by Zach Lamplugh at Dad’s Garage Drive-In at 7:55pm! Check out the Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade at 12pm! 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! 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 22

Check out Matt Berry‘s album PHANTOM BIRDS out now on Acid Jazz records! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Detroit noise-pop singer-songwriter Zilched (Chloë Drallos) just released her single and self-directed music video for “Velcro Dog” from debut album DOOMPOP – out October 23. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Get rocked with Best Coast’s livestream, hosted by Terminal West, at 7pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out now 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 23

Get the blues during Mudcat’s Live Stream Wednesday event at 7pm! The Auburn Avenue Research Library in collaboration with Black Mecca of the South Tour hosts local historian Nasir Muhammad who will present the Lynching of a Morehouse Man: The Murder of Dennis Hubert at 7pm. Montreal-based multi-instrumentalist, singer and composer Linaire (Anna Atkinson) releases new track “Best I Can!” L7’s SMELL THE MAGIC: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION is out through Sub Pop Purchase/Stream across platforms! And watch Donita Sparks with the Lucha VaVOOM dancers performing “Fast and Frightening!” Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his DREAMS Music Video Live Stream at 8pm! Jam it up during Blackberry Smoke’s Pandemic Jam Livestream Series starting today 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 24

Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah via Flintwood Live’s livestream event at 7pm! Catch the Virtual Premiere of Blood Flow by Robert Earl Price, Film Created by Ashley James event, hosted by 7 Stages at 7pm, running through Sept. 27! The Horror Writers Association (HWA) spooks it up virtually with The Southern Nightmares Reading Series at 8pm! Re-discover the stars and glamour of Hollywood’s Golden Age with the Sonja Henie biopic, Anne Sewitsky’s SONJA: THE WHITE SWAN (2018) and eight other Silver Screen Icons Now available digitally on Kino Now! Goth Country it up as Nashville duo Anne Malin releases “Empty Is the Day” single and announces new album, WAITING SONG, due Oct. 2! Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 7pm! 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. 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 25

Get some southern soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics during Callanwolde’s Jazz on the Lawn series at 7:30pm! Get spooky during the Aurora Theatre’s Lawrenceville’s Ghost Tours, haunting through Oct. 31! Jam it up with Perpetual Groove’s livestreaming event Sweet Covidious Antidote at 9pm! Make your way to the jungle during The Springs Cinema & Taphouse Drive-In screening of Joe Johnston’s JUMANJI (1995) at 7:45pm! Big Black Delta share live performance for “Killing Me” with entire virtual show available until Oct. 9, Tickets Here; 4 LP out now! Brain Worm Records releasing Charity 4-Way Split 7″ SHINE A LIGHT Featuring Hey, Chels (San Diego, CA), Typesetter (Chicago, IL), Sunshine State (Gainesville, FL), and Lousy Advice (Sacramento, CA)! 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! Catch the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park event, Virtual Atlanta Trivia with the Oakland Cemetery at 7pm! Or stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a socially-distanced and safe Outer Space Concert with the Sweet Auburn String Band at 7pm! The Osees share “Dreary Nonsense” Levitation Live Session Video, New LP PROTEAN THREAT out now via Castle Face Records! 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! Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, released today! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS today! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 8pm! 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 26

Catch the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park tour Sights, Symbols and Stories of Oakland beginning at 10am! Red Boots Roots House Concerts get folksy and bring you a night with Mary Gauthier and Jaimee Harris at 7pm! Spook it up with The Southern Institute of Paranormal Research’s online Ghost-Hunting at the Wren’s Nest at 7:30pm! Catch a screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse Drive-In at 7:45pm! Get in the Halloween spirit with Fernbank’s seasonal outdoor experience, Woodland Spirits where you will encounter ghostly visitors as you explore WildWoods and Fernbank Forest, through Nov. 8! Robyn Hitchcock releases updated new single “The President” (2020 version) out now on Tiny Ghost Records! Catch The Osees live Levitation Session via livestream at 8pm, hosted by the Knitting Factory Brooklyn! Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 8pm! 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! 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 27

CURE takes a bite out of childhood cancer with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) and more at The Springs Cinema & Taphouse Drive-In at 6pm! Check out the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Run Like Hell Virtual 5k beginning at 5am! Bluegrass it up with Larry Keel during his socially distanced, masks-required event at Music on Main Street in Lilburn at 4pm! Tap in as the 43rd Annual Sunday in the Park brings you a Virtual Tarot Workshop at 6:30pm! The Atlanta Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence delivers their virtual sheNUNigans LIVE event at 7pm! New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, have announced a new single and video “All Weekend” which is premiering now on FLOOD Magazine. Fans can check it out now here. Southern rockers, Great Peacock announce new album, FOREVER WORSE BETTER, out Oct. 9! And check out their single, “All I Ever Do!” Catch some Live Jazz at Vista Vibes in Tucker at 12pm! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! 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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