This Week in ATLRetro, July 22-28, 2019

Posted on: Jul 21st, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ALTRetro This Week!

Monday, July 22

Get rocked at The Earl with Davila 666, Gentleman Jesse & His Men and Bad Spell! Swing on by City Winery for a night with Louis Prima Jr. ! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Folk rock it up with Gordon Lightfoot at the Cobb Energy Centre! Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World, and Ra Ra Riot! Get down with Jimbo Mathus at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Martin Campbell’s GOLDENEYE (1995) at 7pm! The UA Tara Theatre screens Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), through July 25! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, July 23

Get experimental with Part Time, Gary Wilson and Improvement Movement at 529! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café as The Good Graces present Atlanta Old Girls’ Club: A Woman’s In the Round! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! The Plaza Theatre Foundation presents a screening of Bob Fosse’s ALL THAT JAZZ (1979) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 24

Funk it up at Chastain Park with Earth, Wind & Fire! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Roger Spottiswoode’s TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) at 10pm! Bluegrass it up with Nefesh Mountain at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a 20th Anniversary Flashback Cinema screening of Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s THE MATRIX (1999) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Edward Zwick’s GLORY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough), and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 25

Spend the night with Jake La Botz at Smith’s Olde Bar! Beer & Lounge it up at the Clermont Lounge with Bigfoot, Coffin Hunter and Turbo Gatto! Funk it up at the Fox Theatre during the One Nation Under a Groove Tour featuring George Clinton, Fishbone, Miss Velvet & The Blue Wolf and more! Skank on down to The Star Bar for a night with Mephiskapheles! Get improvisational with Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Celebrate 40 Muppet-y years of Jim Henson’s THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Spend the night with The Bottle Rockets at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked with Alice in Chains at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Michael Apted’s THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (1999) at 7pm! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 26

Get artsy with the dead during the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Flashlight Tour: Artists of Oakland! Psych rock it up with A Drug Called Tradition at 529! Garage rock it up with Ex Hex, Spider Bags and The Preakness at The Earl! Spend the night with Dapo Dina at the Red Light Café! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with The Protomen! Bluegrass it up with the Travelin’ McCourys at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a screening of Amy Heckerling’s CLUELESS (1995) at SCADShow at 7pm! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Lee Tamahori’s DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002) at 9pm! Head back to school and catch a screening of Mark WatersMEAN GIRLS (2004) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 27

The 10th Annual Atlanta Zombie Pub Crawl invades Diesel Filling Station at 4p! The 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents a screening of Rob Reiner’s ‘80s classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at the Fox Theatre at 6:30pm! Doowop it up with The Isley Brothers at Chastain Park! Time Travel Events presents their Creature Feature: 50s Movie Night with screenings of Jack Arnold’s CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954) and William Castle’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) at 8pm! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Dixie Tavern! ABBA The Concert boogies down at the Cobb Energy Centre! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Martin Campbell’s CASINO ROYALE (2006) at 7pm! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for  double-feature screenings of Mamoru Oshii’s GHOST IN THE SHELL (1995) and Katsuhiro Otomo’s AKIRA (1988) at 9pm! Flannel Nation pays tribute to ‘90s rock at Venkman’s! The Breeze Kings and Bill Sheffield get down at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 28

The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Marc Forster’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) at 4pm! Celebrate 30 years of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert ZemeckisBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Be a smooth operator and make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Forever ’78, Bencoo and Yacht Rock Revue! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26! [LAST CHANCE!]

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 15-21, 2019

Posted on: Jul 14th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Beat the heat and chill in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, July 15

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Gus Van Sant’s MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991) at 7pm! Americana it up with John Driskell Hopkins at City Winery! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of John Glen’s FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981), with a live organ intro, at 4:45pm! The UA Tara Theatre screens Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ documentary TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), through July 18! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, July 16

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Robert Wise’s WEST SIDE STORY (1961) at 7pm! Get jazzy with Christian Scott at City Winery! Spend the night with Steven Conn at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Mickey Abraham at the Red Light Café! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s OCTOPUSSY (1983) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 17

Catch a 50th Anniversary screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]!  The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Irvin Kershner’s NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (1983) at 7pm! Folk rock it up with Angie Aparo, Granville Automatic, with Max Stalling & Heather Stalling at Eddie’s Attic! Swing on by City Winery for a night with Karla Harris! Get rocked with Bill Callahan (Smog) at Terminal West! Get your dino fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 18

Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater and catch PlazaDrome’s screening of David Lynch’s LOST HIGHWAY (1997) at 9:30pm! Spend the night with Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at Eddie’s Attic! Get down at The Star Bar with Alias Patrick Kelly, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer, and the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra! Kevin Scott gets funky and hosts a tribute to STUFF at Buteco! Minos the Saint gets folksy at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with the Andy Browne Troupe at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Plaza Theater continues their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of DEATH PROOF (2007) at 7pm! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 19

New-Wave it up with Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and All Hail the Silence at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out and pay tribute at the Tin Roof Cantina with The Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett), Learning to Count (The Ramones) and Hyperspace! Spend the night with Chinua Hawk at City Winery! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Park Tavern! Runaway Gin pay tribute to Phish at Terminal West! Get old-timey with the Canyon Ladies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spend a second night with Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at Eddie’s Attic! SCADShow presents a Legacy Series screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 7pm! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s A VIEW TO A KILL (1985) at 6:30pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS (2009) at 9pm! Groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas and Nathan Nelson at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 20

Get geeky and mysterious with Kool Kats Michael Stark and Terrell Garrett at My Parents’ Basement during their WOLVERTON #2 Signing & Release event at 12pm! Make your way to Eagle Eye Books and get monsterific with ATLRetro Bloggeress in Charge, Anya Martin in conversation with horror writer J.S. Breukelaar at 2pm! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater with the Spin Doctors and 10,000 Maniacs! Get rocked with Iron Maiden at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Or glam it up in Hell with L.A. Guns at the Masquerade! Groove on down to the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre for Gentlemen of Soul! Get your ‘70s-esque power pop fix with The Head, The Titos and Me, Me, Me at Smiths’ Olde Bar! Catch a screening of Frank OzTHE MUPPET GUYS TALKING (2017) at Center for Puppetry Arts at 8pm! Spend the night with the Rock*A*Teens at Buteco! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Last Pasties Standing: Metallic! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1985) at 4pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of DJANGO UNCHAINED (2012) at 7pm! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for  double-feature screenings of Paul Michael Glaser’s THE RUNNING MAN (1987) and Kinji Fukasaku’s BATTLE ROYALE (2000) at 9pm! Spend a second night with Chinua Hawk at City Winery! Americana it up with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! The Rainmen and Bill Sheffield get down at the Northside Tavern! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Wolfgang Peterson’s THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) at 10am! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 21

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Edward Zwick’s GLORY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough), and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! The 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents a sing-along with Robert Stevenson’s MARY POPPINS (1964) at the Fox Theatre at 2pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 10am! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of John Glen’s LICENSE TO KILL (1989) at 4pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015) at 6:30pm! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Get down to The Earl for Tag Team’s Obligatory 20th Anniversary Show! Catch a 20th Anniversary Flashback Cinema screening of Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s THE MATRIX (1999) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 8-14, 2019

Posted on: Jul 7th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, July 8

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Peter R. Hunt’s ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969) at 7pm! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, July 9

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema has a bloody fantastic time during their Classics Series screening of Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 7pm! Rock out with Paralyzer, WASH, Swingset and Highriders at 529! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Patriot Acts event! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Guy Hamilton’s DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971) with an intro by Trina Parks (“Thumper”) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 10

WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater present their monthly campy feature fantastico, with a 20th anniversary screening of Darren Stein’s JAWBREAKER (1999) at 7pm! Get nostalgic and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Wolfgang Peterson’s THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 11

Get your fill of some red hot honkytonk with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge! It’s a night of cosmic Americana at the Red Light Café with Josh Nolan and Gypsy Outfit! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for a screening of THE CURE ANNIVERSARY 1978-2018 LIVE IN HYDE PARK LONDON at 7pm! Go unplugged with Yacht Rock Revue at Venkman’s! Bond it up with The Plaza Theater’s Bond 25 screening of Guy Hamilton’s LIVE AND LET DIE (1973), with a live organ intro at 7pm, and stick around for their Tarantino Retrospective screening of RESERVOIR DOGS (1992) at 9:45pm! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for a screening of THE CURE ANNIVERSARY 1978-2018 LIVE IN HYDE PARK LONDON at 7pm! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 12

Get retro rocked with some Georgia soul at The Earl with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics with Elijah Jones & The Tenderness! Rock out at the 3rd annual OTP Fest at Sweetwater Bar & Grill, through July 14! Tonight’s rockin’ lineup includes The Hooliganz, The Hanging Judge, Drink & Destroy Crew, Eliminate Earth, Hembree & the Satan Sisters and Rotten Stitches! Or get nostalgic and catch a screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at SCADShow at 7pm! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of Guy Hamilton’s THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974) at 6pm, and their Tarantino Retrospective with a screening of PULP FICTION (1994) at 8:45pm! Geek it up at the Georgia World Congress Center for Atlanta ComiCon featuring a weekend chock full of comics, toys, art, celebrities and more, running through July 14! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 13

Dope Girls and The Plaza Theater present a screening of Gary RossPLEASANTVILLE (1998) at 7pm! And you won’t want to miss their Bond 25 screening of Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) at 1:30pm, and Tarantino Retrospective screening of JACKIE BROWN (1997) at 4pm! Jam it up with Gurufish at Smiths’ Olde Bar! Indie rock it up with The Connells at the Variety Playhouse! Eighties it up with Shyanne at the Dixie Tavern! The Dirty Doors celebrate 50 years of The Soft Parade at Venkman’s! The Highlander rocks out with their Xmas in July Benefit featuring killer live music by Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and the Southern Ska Syndicate, The Sideburners, BSOL and more! Get down with The Get Up Kids at The Earl! Get rocked with day 2 of the OTP Fest at Sweetwater Bar & Grill, with a rockin’ lineup including Cancerslug, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, The Muckers, Die 985, TAPED FIST, Freakshow Sinema, The Lovebuzzards and Five O’Clock Devil! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at 10am! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 14

The 2019 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival presents a sing-a-long with Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) at 2pm, followed by a screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at the Fox Theatre at 6:30pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE (2005) at 10am! Join Houdini historian John Cox at the Breman Museum at 2pm as he shares the amazing story of Houdini’s involvement in early cinema with rare photos and film clips and stick around after this lecture for a Q&A session. Catch a 50th Anniversary screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get rocked with the final day of the OTP Fest at Sweetwater Bar & Grill, with a rockin’ lineup including Crabhammer, The Breaks, Close Enough and Craigzlist Punks! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Cleverly’s! The Plaza Theater continues their Bond 25 event with a screening of MOONRAKER (1979) at 1:30pm, and a Tarantino Retrospective screening of KILL BILL VOL. 1 (2003) at 4pm! Get your dino fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s JURASSIC PARK (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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RETRO REVIEW: THE QUIET ONE: Have You Seen the Bass Player Standing in the Shadows?

Posted on: Jul 5th, 2019 By:

By Ray Dafrico
Contributing Writer

THE QUIET ONE (2019); Dir. Oliver Murray; Documentary about Bill Wyman featuring Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof, Andrew Oldham, Glyn Johns; Opens Friday, July 5 at the Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema; Trailer here.

Upfront, a disclaimer of sorts, I am a huge Rolling Stones fan. As a rock and roll musician myself, I believe them to be archetypal band, from the quintessential, charismatic front man Mick Jagger; the effortlessly cool, eternal Keith Richards; to the diverse, multitalented abilities of Brian Jones, Mick Taylor and Ron Wood. Ultimately however the band was always at its heart a rhythm and blues band, with its foundation in the rhythm section of Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman, the subject of a new documentary THE QUIET ONE.

The film, directed by Oliver Murray, features commentary from Eric Clapton, Bob Geldof, Andrew Oldham, Glyn Johns and others. Wyman was the Stone who never received the attention that some of his bandmates did,  but amongst musicians, he is considered one of the world’s best bass players. Non-musicians and casual fans probably don’t know that much about him as he was content to stand stoic and mysteriously to the side and back of the stage, being the glue, holding down a machine firing on all cylinders. As Wyman himself says in the film: “We could blown any band off a stage.”

The film begins with Wyman recalling his earliest memories. Born as Bill Perks on October 24, 1936, Wyman recalls the bombings during World War II and how deeply this experience affected him. He could remember classmates suddenly not showing up for school after a bombing raid due to the fact that they had been killed.  The film then reveals Wyman’s relationship, or rather lack of one, with his parents. He was alienated from them and felt closest with his grandmother through whom he discovered collecting and documenting things—something that Wyman, along with photography and music, would continue to do extensively for the rest of his life.  He would become the unofficial archivist for The Rolling Stones, and part of this film’s attraction is its unseen footage from Wyman’s own collection. The death of his grandmother when Wyman was still a child devastated him. His father then pulled him out of school and forced him to work as a bet collector in a local pub. Not unlike a Dickens novel, you feel the pain of this childhood.

Bill Wyman in the Studio. Photo credit: Bent Rej Photography. Used with permission.

Tired of living in dangerous working class Penge, England, Wyman, then still named Bill Perks (which he hated), joined the British armed forces in the late 1950s and ended up stationed in Germany where he discovered rock and roll via Armed Forces Radio and records which American GIs had. He also befriended a man named “Gordon Lee Wyman,” who Wyman describes as “quite a character.” Young Bill Perks was impressed enough to change his name legally to Bill Wyman. Soon after, and under the spell of rock ’n’ roll, Wyman modified his first bass by hand and started his first band The Cliftons.

Upon his return to England he went to an audition that a friend had told him about that would lead to Wyman joining the soon-to-be Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World. At this point, Wyman’s life accelerates at warp speed—constant touring, fame, riots, rebellion, arrests, sex, and, for most of the band, drugs. Wyman never had any interest in the latter. However, he does describe smoking a joint that was laced with animal tranquilizer and said, “ I don’t need this.”

The Rolling Stones on tour in North America. Photo credit: Bob Bonis Archives Inc./Promotone. Used with permission.

The 1960s were a cultural phenomenon, and The Rolling Stones were front and center. Although the Stones were reaching incredible artistic heights at the time, authorities targeted the band as a threat to society. “It was really us vs. them” is how Wyman describes it, and he then goes on to talk about the deterioration and eventual death of bands founder Brian Jones, in 1969.  Despite a momentous concert in London’s Hyde Park and a very successful US tour, the dark times would continue later that year at the free concert at Altamont, California, where a man was stabbed to death directly in front of the stage while they played. Wyman says he doesn’t like to talk about it because it was so horrible.

The 1970s saw the Stones having to flee the U.K for France because they were so far in debt and British taxes were so high. Wyman dreaded leaving and recalls the madness of recording EXILE ON MAIN STREET in the basement of Keith Richard’s villa in Villefranche-sur-mer. What he would discover was he really liked France and struck up friendships with the likes of Marc Chagall and James Baldwin. Wyman would end up keeping a home there to this day. The Stones continued to tour and record throughout the ’70s, but Wyman felt the need to express himself creatively and was the first member of the band to release a solo LP, MONKEY GRIP, in 1974, followed by “STONE ALONE” in 1976. While these records were mostly just side projects for Wyman, he scored a worldwide hit in 1981 with the song “(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star.”

Production Still – Bill Wyman working in his archive. Photo credit: Luke Varley. Copyright: The Quiet Ones Ltd./Promotone. Used with Permission.

While he never fell for drugs, sex, however, was Wyman’s vice, and he explains that his loneliness was probably the cause of  it. Hearing  this in context with his childhood, it is easy to imagine how he could feel this way. Combined with the isolation that fame can bring, it is also easy to understand when Wyman states that it was “sometimes very difficult to keep one’s sanity.” He was first married in the late 1950s to Diane Cory, and they had a child, Stephen from the marriage. When the couple divorced, he felt his son should stay with his mother as he was constantly working and touring. He later found that his son was miserable, sick, and not even being fed. He won custody, and Stephen lived with him from then on. Swedish model Astrid Lundstrom was Wyman’s companion throughout most of the 1970s.

The Rolling Stones were never a band without controversy and Wyman would receive his share when he fell in love with and then married 18-year-old Mandy Smith on June 2, 1989. The tabloids had a field day. In the film Wyman, who was 51 at the time, reflects upon what a mistake it was. He would later go on to meet and marry his current wife, Suzanne Accosta in April 1993. Wyman officially left The Rolling Stones in January 1993 after the very successful STEEL WHEELS comeback tour. He says wanted to leave on a high note and felt that was the time. Wyman talks of his life after The Stones playing with his band The Rhythm Kings, and in the film’s conclusion he tells a wonderful story about a meeting with Ray Charles.

A line from the film that struck me was Wyman saying that all of his heroes were “the little guys.” Director Oliver Murray successfully takes us through Wyman’s journey of a somewhat reluctant rock star’s life. THE QUIET ONE is a surprisingly touching film that speaks from the heart and one which I would highly recommend regardless if you are a Rolling Stones fan or not.

Contributing Writer Ray Dafrico is a guitarist, singer/songwriter and founding member of The Nightporters and Kathleen Turner Overdrive.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 1-7, 2019

Posted on: Jun 30th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rev it up in ATLRetro This Week and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, July 1

Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater as they kick off their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s DR. NO (1962) at 7pm! Get folksy with Matt Heckler at Smith’s Olde Bar! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for Deconstructing the Beatles: Abbey Road, Side 1 at 7pm. The The Plaza Theater screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through July 4! GKIDS presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Yoshifumo Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for The Pork Bellies and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, July 2

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Sidney Lumet’s DOG DAY AFTERNOON (1975) at 7pm! GKIDS presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Yoshifumo Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 7pm at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with Johnny Cash Now at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 3

Get your Bond fix and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) at 7pm! Spend the night with Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. at State Farm Arena! Get a bigger boat and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s summer classic JAWS (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening of Brad Bird’s THE IRON GIANT (1999) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 4

Get intergalactic and celebrate the 4th with a screening of Roland Emmerich’s INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! ELZIG and Thunderosa rock out and celebrate America at the Clermont Lounge! Bogey & The Viceroy get down during Sandy Springs’ 4th of July Celebration! Get nostalgic and catch a screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 5

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles , The Rocketz , Kitty Rose & The Ramblers, and Slim & The Gems at The Star Bar! Get Southern Gothic with The Constellations, during The Earl’s 20th Anniversary Series! Get Bond-ed and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Guy Hamilton’s GOLDFINGER (1964) at 7pm! The Asylum Countess presents Spookily Ever After at Diesel Filling Station! Get down with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials at Blind Willies! We only want to see you underneath Albert Magnoli’s PURPLE RAIN (1984) at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews event! Rock out with Jeff Lynne’s ELO with special guest Dhani Harrison at State Farm Arena! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at the Dixie Tavern! Make your way to the Red Light Café for Grateful Shred and the Badash Allstar Team’s Grateful Dead Jam! The String Cheese Incident gets down at The Fox Theatre! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 6

Get post-apocalyptic and MadMax it up at Art Apocalypse Atlanta during their 6th of July MadMax Party #8! VideoPulp  (Videodrome & Pulp Atlanta) presents a screening of Kenji Misumi’s SHOGUN ASSASSIN (1980) at 10pm! Get intergalactic at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with double-feature screenings of Roland Emmerich’s INDEPENDENCE DAY (1996) and Tim Burton’s MARS ATTACKS! (1996) at 9pm! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Big Deal Burlesque! The String Cheese Incident gets down at The Fox Theatre! Help celebrate 20 years of The Earl with Little Tybee! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Terence Young’s THUNDERBALL (1965) at 7pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 10am! the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s presents an Evening of Jazz with Boney James and Avery*Sunshine! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at the Northside Tavern! Get down with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, July 7

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 10am! Get nostalgic and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of David M. EvansTHE SANDLOT (1993) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Lewis Gilbert’s YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) at 7pm! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 24-30, 2019

Posted on: Jun 23rd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Beat the heat and see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 24

Get groovy at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they screen Barak Goodman and Jamila Ephron’s WOODSTOCK: THREE DAYS THAT DEFINED A GENERATION (2019), through June 27! WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their new monthly series at The Plaza Theater, Queers on Film with a screening of the Jennie Livingston’s newly restored documentary PARIS IS BURNING (1990) through June 27! Spend the night with Monifah at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! The Operators and DoomSquad rock out at The Earl! Rock out with The Pauses at the Masquerade! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for The Pork Bellies and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 25

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Susan Seidelman’s DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985) at 7pm! Celebrate 25 years of Robert ZemeckisFORREST GUMP (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Folk it up with A. A. Bondy at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Son Volt and Old Salt Union at the Variety Playhouse! Get rocked with Static X, DevilDriver, and Dope at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Blind Willies! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with Johnny Cash Now at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 26

Get to hell raisin’ at The Star Bar’s Sabbathian Wednesday, featuring Greenbeard, Bigfoot and Ladykiller! THE GOON 20th Anniversary World Tour makes a pit stop at My Parents’ Basement with Eric Powell! Catch a screening of Joe Pytka’s SPACE JAM (1996) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Get rocked with Hannah Wicklund and C2 & the Brothers Reed at Aisle 5! Bossa Nova it up with Bebel Gilberto at City Winery! Boogie down with a Flashback Cinema screening of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics at Blind Willies! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 27

Have a bloody good time and get improvisational with Genre-ly Speaking (with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) as they bring to life Roger Corman’s THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960) at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Rick Springfield at Atlanta Symphony Hall with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Experience Latrese Bush at City Winery! Get to Beer & Lounging with the Andy Browne Troupe, Coyote Anyway and Gas Hound at the Clermont Lounge! Or get folksy with Leon Majcen, Bryan Elijah Smith and Szlachetka at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at The Star Bar with Dround Hounds, Vito Romeo and Wet Jeans! The Kristen Hersch Electric Trio rocks out at Terminal West! Get your acoustic fix with The Foothill Brothers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! The Feminist Film Club presents a screening of Collin Higgins9 TO 5 (1980) at the Women’s Health Center of Atlanta at 7:30pm, sponsored by Videodrome! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Or blues it up with The Shadows at Blind Willies! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 28

New wave it up with The Swimming Pool Q’s and Love Tractor at The Vista Room! Or spend the night with Drivin ‘N Cryin’ at Center Stage! The The Plaza Theater screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through June 30! Jazz up with Joe Gransden at Eddie’s Attic! Groove on down to Park Tavern with Yacht Rock Schooner! Franco Rosso’s controversial film BABYLON (1980) opens at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema! SCADShow presents a screening of John G. Avildsen’s KARATE KID (1984) at 7pm! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Ben Folds & The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Spend the night with Sandra Hall at Blind Willies! Get jazzy with Madoca Kawahara at the Red Light Café! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop  for the Four Man String Band! The Disrupt Festival invades Lakewood Amphitheatre, featuring Juliet Simms! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Dani Mac & Co! Get funky with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 29

Kaiju it up with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Eugene Lourie’s monster classic GORGO (1961) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Or make your way to Diesel Filling Station for MarksterCon’s Stranger than the 80’s Pub Crawl! Jam it up at with Dead & Company at Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Boogie down at The Highlander with Destination Unknown: ‘80s New Wave Dance Party! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 10am! Faye Webster folks it up at The Earl with Jenny O! Spend the night with Cody Matlock at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre with The Ultimate Queen Celebration! Americana it up with the Kudzu Kings at The Loft! Spend the night with Tommy James & The Shondells at the Southern Ground Amphitheatre! She Wants Revenge delivers a post-punk revival at Terminal West! Spend the night with the Time Warp Orchestra at Venkman’s! Celebrate 30 years of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) with a screening at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Lil Joey’s Jumpin Jive invades Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky with Zydefunk and Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! George Hughley gets down at Blind Willies! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 30

Get wonderfully bizarre with Weird Al Yankovic at Chastain Park! Or shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Fandom Nerdlesque’s Disney Strip Along Show! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents a Family Matinee Series screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) at 10am! Get retro with The Neon Queen at City Winery! Or death metal it up with The Chasm, Crutiamentum, Infernal Conjuration and Vimur at The Earl! Get indie rocked with Damien Jurado and Corrina Repp at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Johnny’s Hideaway! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Streetlight Manifesto! Get a bigger boat and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s summer classic JAWS (1975) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with Garrett Collins at Blind Willies! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 17-23, 2019

Posted on: Jun 18th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Boogie down and shake a tail feather in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 17

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their new monthly series at The Plaza Theater, Queers on Film with a screening of the Jennie Livingston’s newly restored documentary PARIS IS BURNING (1990) at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get futuristic and catch a screening of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) at The Plaza Theater through June 20! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Make your way to SCADShow for their Storytellers: Soundtracks event! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 18

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets criminal in Little Italy with their new Classics Series screening of Spike Lee’s CROOKLYN (1994) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Phil Aldon Robinson’s FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 19

Get freaky as the Masquerade presents the HELLZAPOPPIN CIRCUS SIDESHOW at 7pm! Get really retro with Opera’s Greatest Hits in Piedmont Park! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Hey you guys! Get adventurous and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s ‘80s classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 20

Get bloody and bizarre and catch PlazaDrome’s screening of Kathryn Bigelow’s NEAR DARK (1987) at 6:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Funk it up with the Afro-Klezmer Orchestra at Buteco! Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre as they present An Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery exhibit, featuring the Chicago-based art gallery dedicated to the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, through June 23! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 21

Catch SCADShow’s Legacy Series screening of William Wyler’s classic BEN-HUR (1959) at 7pm! The Gone With The Wine Marietta Museum proudly presents a GWTW 80th Anniversary Celebration with a grand reopening of the museum, through June 23! Folk rock it up with Todd Snider at the Variety Playhouse! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 22

Get horror rocked at The Highlander with Swearwolf, Freakshow Sinema, and Blood Oaks! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! It’s your last chance to catch The Grindhouse Players’ adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents An Evening of Jazz with Gregory Porter and Ken Ford! Get monstrous and boogie down the fourth Saturday of every month with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Coffin Classics: Spark: Goth/Industrial Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! Catch a hilarious double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with John Hughes’s PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) and Carl Reiner’s THE JERK (1979) at 9pm! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 23

Garage rock it up at The Earl during See My Friends, a Memorial for Jeff Walls, featuring The Woggles, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Tiger! Tiger! and more! Skank on down to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Reel Big Fish, Bowling for Soup and Nerf Herder! Celebrate 25 years of Robert Zemeckis FORREST GUMP (1994) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Boogie down with a Flashback Cinema screening of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! (LAST CHANCE!!)

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 10 – 16, 2019

Posted on: Jun 10th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, June 10

Rev on down to Summit Racing in McDonough for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! Shimmy on down to Metropolitan Studios for Burlesque from the Inside with Kellita the Showgirl Shaman! Catch a screening of Luis Bunuel’s THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (1972) at The Plaza Theater, running through June 13! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 11

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets criminal in Little Italy with their new Classics Series screening of Martin Scorsese’s MEAN STREETS (1973) at 7pm! Celebrate all things Tim Burton at Battle & Brew’s Tim Burton Art Show – Opening Night! Get rocked with Ringworm and All Hell at 529! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield, Nate Nelson and Brandon Reeves at Blind Willies! Get intergalactic as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RIFFTRAX LIVE taking on Mark Steve Grove’s STAR RAIDERS (1983) [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Historic Oakland Cemetery honors those who have served with their Flashlight Tours: Veterans of Oakland! Celebrate Pride with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque event at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 12

WUSSY MAG gets futuristic at the The Plaza Theater with their monthly campy feature fantastico, with Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) at 7pm! Get really retro with Tchaikovsky and More in Piedmont Park! Get your Americana fix with Dylan LeBlanc and Erin Rae at The Earl! Or stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Blood on the Harp, Blue Water Highway and The Wheelhouse Rousters! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Hey you guys! Why not catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Richard Donner’s ‘80s classic THE GOONIES (1986) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Blues it up with Cody Matlock at Blind Willies! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 13

Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theatre as they present An Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery exhibit, featuring the Chicago-based art gallery dedicated to the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, followed by a Q&A Brian Chankin (DPG founder) and a screening of Ratno Timoer’s THE DEVIL’S SWORD (1984) [exhibit through June 23]! Honkytonk it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! Kristin & The Honeybadgers get down at Blind Willies! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 14

Get futuristic and catch a screening of John Carpenter’s ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (1981) at The Plaza Theater! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Get your sleazy blues-tinged rock fix with Gunpowder Gray at The Earl! Or get psyche-rocked with Unknown Mortal Orchestra at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Mad Hatter Market Art & Music Festival, featuring live tunes, tasty treats and vintage vendors! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Get down with George Hughley at Blind Willies! Swap Real Deal gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 15

Blast-Off Burlesque takes you to the Chicken Ranch with their TABOOLALA event at The Plaza Theater, featuring pre-show lobby shenanigans and a screening of Colin HigginsBEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (1982) at 9:30pm! Surf rock it up at the Mule Camp Tavern with El Capitan & the Reluctant Sadists and ELZIG! Cross the pond and make your way to the Red Light Café as the BadAsh Allstar Team celebrates McCartney’s birthday with their Beatles Jam! Catch a bloody double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 9pm! Get rootsy with Delta Moon at Blind Willies! Funk it up with Kool & The Gang at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra pairs up with Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring tours, storytelling and more! Get down at the Variety Playhouse with Bone Thugs n Harmony! Get down with Johnny Scales at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 16

TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Phil Aldon Robinson’s FIELD OF DREAMS (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get adventurous and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Steven Spielberg’s ‘80s classic RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get rocked with Paul Gilbert at City Winery! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 4-9, 2019

Posted on: Jun 3rd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Tuesday, June 4

Get rocked with rockabilly legend Tav Falco’s Panther Burns with Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and The Delusionaires at the Masquerade! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with a screening of Terry Gilliam’s THE FISHER KING (1991) at 7pm! Garage rock it up with The Mystery Lights and Future Punx at 529! Prog rock it up with The Musical Box at Center Stage! The Lemonheads rock out at Terminal West with Tommy Stinson! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Electric Blues Express at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 5

Swing noir it up with Bernadette Seacrest at Eddie’s Attic! The Highlander rocks out with Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Celebrate 40 metalrific years of Vicious Rumors at 529 with Negative Wall and Black Candle! Get bewitched with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE (2009) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta)]! Skip school and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash Now! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 6

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement at Jon Waterhouse’s “Star Wars Adventures” Comic Book Release Party at 7pm! Get adventurous and take back your town as hilarity ensues with Cineprov and their screening of John MiliusRED DAWN (1984) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Garage rock it up with Japan’s The Let’s Go’s and Tiger! Tiger! at The Earl! Get intergalactic as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta with RIFFTRAX LIVE taking on Mark Steve Grove’s STAR RAIDERS (1983) [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Historic Oakland Cemetery honors those who have served with their Flashlight Tours: Veterans of Oakland! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 7

Get wicked ‘n’ weird with local artist Dirk Hays during his Born Weird Art Show Opening at Diesel Filling Station at 7pm [check out our Shop Around Feature of Hays here]! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre kicks off their Movies, Bands and Brew event with a performance by Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth and a screening of Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH (1986), all starting at 7pm! Rev it up at Motorheads with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22! Departure pays tribute to Journey at the Dixie Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 8

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for the 9th annual Tunes from the Tombs (12p – 8pm), featuring 4 retro-tastic stages of live music! The Platform Main Stage gets down with She Returns from War, The Artisanals, Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics, and Futurebirds! Shakin’ on the Larken Underground  Stage will be the Distilled Butter Band, Mike Killeen, Kylie Odetta and The Harraway Brothers! The New Realm Beer Garden Acoustic Stage brings you Kylie Odetta, Caryn Lee Carter, She Returns from War and Mike Killeen! And you won’t want to miss what’s happening on the Bell Tower Buskers Stage featuring Octave, The Hills and The Holler, Serson Brannen and Nate Helfrich! Or get old-school with Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and Garage71 during Vintage Fest at Timms Harley-Davidson celebrating the history of Harley Davidson, featuring Pin-Ups, old-school rides, vintage venders and live tunes with Atomic Boogie and V-8 Death Car! Or boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! Catch a bloody double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) and Mary Harron’s AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000) at 9pm! Rev it up at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 9

Get down with Steve Earl & the Dukes at the Buckhead Theatre! Make your way to My Parents’ Basement for the final bazaar of the season, their June Bizarre Bazaar featuring local vendors, artists and more! Hey you guys! Why not catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Richard Donner’s ‘80s classic THE GOONIES (1986) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Grindhouse Players present their adaptation of 2003 thriller PHONE BOOTH at Pulp Atlanta, through June 22!

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 27-June 2, 2019

Posted on: May 27th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, May 27

Geek it up at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Terry Zwigogg’s GHOST WORLD (2001) at 7pm! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema screens Sydney Pollack’s AMAZING GRACE (2018) and Pamela B. Green’s BE NATURAL: THE UNTOLD STORY OF ALICE GUY-BLACHE (2018) through May 30! Get folksy and spend the night with David Hyde, Zach Haines and Jon Oswold at City Winery! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 28

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema glams it up as they kick off their new Classics Series with a screening of Blake EdwardsBREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) at 7pm! Get your Americana fix at Eddie’s Attic with Kristina Murray and Riley Downing! Get the blues with Harlem River Noise at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with David Gray at The Roxy! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Blues it up with the Crosstown Allstars at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 29

Rock out at The Star Bar’s Sabbathian Wednesday featuring a psychedelic sludge of a line-up with HOT RAM, Space Coke, and Bog Monkey! Reggae it up at the Masquerade with Dread Mar I! Spend the night with Ryan Sheffield & The Highhills at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bewitched with a screening of David YatesHARRY POTTER & THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX (2007) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get down with Mrs. Smith at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with Frankie’s Blues Mission! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 30

Get intergalactic with the Paper Heart Collective and make your way to their A Very Outer Space Dance Party, featuring art, live music with They Act Human, vintage vendors, tasty treats and more! Roots rock it up with JD & The Straight Shot at City Winery! Get Dilly Dally’d at The Earl! Blues it up with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get old-timey with The Waymores at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Nick of Yacht Rock Revue and Tim bring you the Beatles at Venkman’s! Country rock it up with Mark Mulch and Liv Noelle at the Red Light Café! Get funky with Tragic City and Misnomer at Smith’s Olde Bar! Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, May 31

Have a fantastical time at the Center for Puppetry Arts during their Jim Henson Film Weekend featuring myth, magic, tours and more, through June 2! Catch a screening of Henson’s THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982) at 1pm, and LABYRINTH (1986) at 7:30pm! Get filled with tasty food and tunes at the two-day Candler Park Music & Food Fest, featuring Friday night tunes by Priscilla Block, Funk You, Stephen Marley, Greensky Bluegrass and more! Supernatural avengers kill it at The Plaza Theatre’s 25th Anniversary screening of Alex ProyasTHE CROW (1994), through June 3! Get rocked at The Star Bar during Bad Spell’s record release party, with Paint Fumes, The Woolly Bushmen, J & Jumpmen and DJ Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Roar on down to the Swan House at the Atlanta History Center for History on the Rocks, featuring a ‘20s cocktail party, dance lessons and more! Get some soul with Vivian Green at City Winery! Blues it up with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and The Cerny Brothers at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at the Masquerade with New Found Glory! Get your Americana fix with Amelia White and Kevin Gordon at the Red Clay Theatre! Prog rock it up with Coheed & Cambria, Mastadon and Every Time I Die at The Roxy! Get retro rocked with The Last Chance Riders and the JP Blues Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Funk it up with Trey Anastasio at the Tabernacle! It’s your last chance to get merry at the Georgia Renaissance Festival! Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack gets down with R&B Revue! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Rib Shack Lady! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 1

Get freaky and make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for Step Right Up! A History of the Circus Side-Show and Mini Museum at 4pm! Get fuzz-rocked during 529’s FUZZSTOCK II featuring Abby Gogo, The Buzzards of Fuzz, DethPlain, Sash the Bash, PINKY DOODLE POODLE and BAST! Bluegrass it up with High Lonesome at the Red Light Café! Catch a menacing double feature at the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula with the Coen BrothersNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 9pm! Lobsters of Rock pay tribute to the B-52s at Venkman’s! Or catch Back N Black paying tribute to AC/DC at the Dixie Tavern! Boogie down to The Basement for Heyday – Power Ballads ‘80s Dance Party! Get your Flamenco fix with Rodrigo y Gabriella at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to the Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2019 featuring art, tasty food and live music with The Dround Hounds, The Twotakes, DAYSHAWNX, Sam Burchfield, Andy Suzuki & The Method and Red Wanting Blue, through June 2! The Center for Puppetry Arts continues their Jim Henson Film Weekend with a screening of LABYRINTH (1986) at 3:30pm and more! Boogie on down for Day 2 of the Candler Park Music & Food Fest featuring Larkin Poe, Webster Band Atlanta, Aqueous, Trampled by Turtles, Dr. Dog, Dispatch and more! Rock on down to 97 Estoria for Estoriafest featuring Dinos Boys, The Hump Daze Crew a Drag Revue, Shantih Shantih, DARTH, Challenger Deep, The Queendom, Krystal V and more! Get magical with MarksterCon‘s Unicorn Pub Crawl in Virginia Highlands! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, June 2

Get rocked with the one and only Joan Jett & the Blackhearts at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre! Celebrate 32 years the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club with some killer tunes and more, featuring Amy Alice Wilson, The Tito’s, Heather Luttrell, the Boohoo Ramblers, JesusHoney, Blackfox and more! Catch a screening of Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta)]! Make your way to Day 2 of Virginia Highland Summer Fest 2019 featuring art, tasty food and live music with Blood on the Harp, Sailing to Denver, Whiskey Wolves of the West and Free Fallin! Spend the night with The Rad Trads at Park Tavern! It’s your last chance to catch the Center for Puppetry Arts’s Jim Henson Film Weekend with a screening of LABYRINTH (1986) at 2pm and more! Skip school and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get really retro and journey back 220 million years to when massive pterosaurs ruled the skies with Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s newest Giant Screen film, FLYING MONSTERS 3D, through June 1! (LAST CHANCE!)

Get merry as the Georgia Renaissance Festival kicks off its 34th year, jousting it up every weekend through June 2! (LAST CHANCE!)

Darkwave it up at Noni’s during their weekly DARK ROOM event, every Thursday through July 26!

Haunt on down to the Aurora Theatre for Ghost Tours through Sept. 28!

ATL CRAFT presents a magical occult Movie Night every second Friday of every month!

My Parents’ Basement goes old-school with their monthly Pinball Tournament, every first Wednesday of the month!

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

Dad’s Garage’s Big Boozy Nerdy Game Night brings out the kid in you, every first Monday of the month at 7pm! 

Union EAV rocks out with their Punk Rock Karaoke ATL, and every last Tuesday of the month!

The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday!

Get your vinyl fix during Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction! event, every Monday!

Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement with their weekly Tuesday night Nerd Trivia at 8pm!

Nerd Film Mafia screenings at the Diesel Filling Station following NerdCore Trivia, every last Tuesday of the month!

The Plaza Theater Time-Warps it up as they screen, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month!

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-piece orchestra playing jazz and swing standards in the tradition of The Glen Miller Orchestra and other legendary groups.  Second and fourth Mondays are Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!’

Every first Wednesday is the Graveyard Tavern’s Graveyard Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings!

If you have a suggestion for a future event that should be included in This Week in Retro Atlanta or see something we missed, please email us at atlretro@gmail.com.

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