This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #43 – Feb. 1-7, 2021

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 hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, February 1

Got the Monday blues? Well, why not check out the Toronto Blues Society’s 24th Maple Blues Awards online at 8pm! Space Cadet release new song/video for “Bad Luck” out on their debut album LION ON A LEASH out March 26, produced by The Bouncing SoulsPete Steinkopf! Catch the Sundance Film Festival at The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta’s Satellite Screen (indoors, Plaza Drive-In and Dad’s Garage Drive-In), through Feb. 3! Get folk-rocked as Athens, GA’s Adam Klein releases new EP LITTLE TIGER! The legendary Tom Jones recently shared his cover of Todd Snider’s “Talking Reality Television Blues” which you can listen to here.  A.A. Williams shares cover of The Pixies “Where Is My Mind? and her SONGS FROM ISOLATION covers album is due out Feb. 12 on Bella Union! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! 

Timeless Tuesday, February 2

Get Weird with Charis Books as they bring you Dread Isle: Edward Austin Hall in Conversation With Bryant O’Hara and Lesly Wheeler online at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Counterpunch’s new 7″ “Handbook For The Recently Debriefed” via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and SBÄM Records (EU). Help support the Atlanta Film Festival via their Kickstarter to ensure 2021’s festival is a success! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! 

Way Back Wednesday, February 3

Get bluesy and check out Mudcat Live Stream Wednesdays at 7pm! Or get medically retro and catch Profs & Pints: Infections, Vaccines, Evolution & Medicine at 7pm! Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers) shares “What Are You Gonna Do” video via Brooklyn Vegan, with BORN STUPID out Feb. 12th! 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! 

Throwback Thursday, February 4

The Bremen Museum presents their virtual Jews and Jazz III featuring Gordon Vernick, Kevin Bales and Rita Graham at 7pm! The Atlanta History Center and A Cappella Books present Chad Sanders in Conversation Virginia Prescott online at 7pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Southern Roots Tavern with Johnny Royals! Atlanta-based rock band glimmers announce new EP WORLDS APART and share new single “Not Good At Goodbyes!” Legendary rock singer and songwriter Ann Wilson has announced the premiere of her new single. “Tender Heart” available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, February 5

Scott Crawford’s SOMETHING BETTER CHANGE documentary follows the political journey of D.O.A.’s Joe Keithley and explores connections between music and activism. Film launched its Kickstarter Campaign and features Henry Rollins, Jello Biafra, Beto O’Rourke, Ian MacKaye, Duff McKagen and more! Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for screenings of Ridley Scott’s THELMA & LOUISE (1991) and a 35mm screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at 4:30pm/8:30pm! Funk it up with Bumpin’ the Mango at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get dark during A Black Celebration – Dark 80s Depeche Heavy LiveStream at 8pm! Goth it up with Athens GA’s Entertainment’s new single, “Voyeur” on their upcoming EP HORROR PT. 1! Echo releases a limited-edition print series of Jimi Hendrix, available now! Catch A Rufus Retro Wainwright-Spective 2021 online concert at 2pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here

Swell Saturday, February 6

Get down with Bill Kirchen (Commander Cody) as he Comes to Red Boots Roots from his house at 7pm! Throughout the month of February, the Historic Oakland Cemetery is providing a free African-American Burial Grounds Tour at 1pm! Goonies never say die, and neither do we, so why not catch Goonies Movie Trivia online at 7pm! Spook it up as Paranormal Warehouse brings you a Selma Mansion Live Investigation online at 8pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt acoustic-style at Johnnie Maccracken’s! Get the blues with Mudcat Live Stream Saturdays at 9pm! New Jersey based power pop rock group The Mylars announce the release of their high energy rendition of the 1970’s Pilot smash hit, “Magic!” Get medieval and check out the virtual Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2021 at 9am! Afro Soca Love presents Black Owned Marketplace & Afterparty at 11am! Or make your way to the 37 Main Buford for a night with Guardians of the Jukebox! Frenchy & The Punk’s solo project, Guitarmy of One releases new single “I Spy the Prisoner” out now! Check out Drive-By Truckers’ lyric video for “Tough to Let Go.”Rock on down to the Star Bar for Punk Rock Night!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, February 7

Check out the Music of the African People online at 4pm, a twelve week virtual program that explores the contributions of African people! Check out Profs & Pints Online: Frightful Fairy-Tale Weddings at 7pm! Get monsterific and catch The Rosenbach Museum’s Sundays with Frankenstein at 2pm through May 2, an online event exploring Mary Shelley’s masterpiece! Atlanta indie-pop singer/songwriter K Michelle DuBois (The Wire, Louder Than War, Northern Transmissions) releases new single “The Fever Returns” and new solo LP out February 12th! Shop local and support small businesses during February Sunday Funday Markets every Sunday in February from 1pm – 5pm! 


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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