Kool Kat of the Week: Rockin’ the Candy Shop with Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife!

Posted on: Sep 16th, 2019 By:

By Ray Dafrico
Contributing Writer

Atlanta is in for a sweet treat from Japanese band, Shonen Knife, who play Wed. Sept. 18  at Smith’s Olde Bar. For those not already in the know and one of the three-piece band’s many fans, this is your chance to get a taste.

Shonen Knife is not unlike an all-female version of The Ramones in Mondrian print dresses instead of leather jackets. They sing super-catchy pop songs in Japanese and English. They have tunes about food, cats, space, sushi bars, Barbie Dolls, Blue Oyster Cult and many other delightful, altogether kooky, themes. Formerly on Virgin Records, their fans have included Redd Kross, Nivana, Sonic Youth and, of course, ATLRetro!

The band’s currently tour promotes their new release SWEET CANDY POWER and ATLRetro was lucky to be able to ask front-person, guitarist and founding member Naoko Yamano a few questions.

ATLRetro: What is the rock music scene like in Japan? Shonen Knife seems to be the band that comes to mind when people think of rock and roll and Japan. I was curious to hear your viewpoint on it and also what it’s like to be three women coming out of the Japanese music scene?

Naoko Yamano: [The] Japanese mainstream music scene is in Tokyo. We are independent and based in Osaka, so we don’t have much relationship with [the] major scene now. In ’90s when we had a record deal with a major label, we often went to Tokyo for promotion or something, though. I don’t know much about Japanese rock scene. I mainly have a connection with independent underground bands. But anyway our music style is unique and lyrics are in English. Most of all Japanese major music were sang by Japanese lyrics. There are many all-female or women’s musicians. I’m not very conscious that we’re a female band, but we are musicians, a band.

I read in your press release that SWEET CANDY POWER is your 19th recording. That’s an incredible amount of music. Most bands are lucky if they can get anything recorded and released. Do you all write together or is it mostly one or two people or that write the majority of your songs?

I wrote all songs by myself. I record songs roughly with playing a guitar and send them to our members. They make their instruments’ arrangement and get together at a studio. Then decide the details of the arrangements.

Tell me a little about the new release? Where was it recorded?

It was recorded at Yotsubashi LM Studio in Osaka.

What made you want to start a band? How and when did the band start?

I just wanted to play music for having fun at the beginning, but now I play music for our audience and for myself. Our fans are the first. I am happy if people get happy through our music. Shonen Knife was started December 29, 1981.

So Shonen Knife tours around the world, do your audiences react the same way everywhere you go or are there cultural differences that affect the way crowds respond? Where are some of your favorite places to play?

The reactions of audiences depends on cities or situations. It is not by countries. Sometimes [our] audience is very cheerful or sometimes smiling. I can tell the atmosphere at our show is always happy. I like everywhere to play. Playing in my hometown Osaka is easy and fun, though.

As a guitar player myself I was interested to hear who your favorite guitar players are or who influenced you to start playing?

My favorite guitar players are Tony Iommi, Glenn Tipton, KK Downing, George Harrison… like that. When I start playing, I didn’t have any guitarist influences. I just chose a guitar as a tool to express myself.

OK last question. What’s your favorite food or……..candy?

I have tons of favorite food. I like nuts like macadamias nuts, edamame. Regarding candy, “Candy” in Japanese means using thick malt syrup and flavored candies or drops like Ricola or Halls. But we have many kinds and many flavors of candies in Japan. I can’t find such candies here in the US. Anyway, I like mint candy which use[s] natural mint and natural sugar. I also like honey candy, too. I sometimes like a ginger honey one. All of these are good for your throat.

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This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 16-22, 2019

Posted on: Sep 15th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, September 16

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Frank Simon’s newly-restored documentary THE QUEEN (1968) at 7pm! Get some soul with Angie Stone at City Winery! Grunge it up at the Red Light Café with Play Center, Buzzard Cult, Cosmic Kitten and Jerry Would Let Me Down! Or get old-timey at Smith’s Olde Bar with the Tyler Neal Band, Folk Family Revival, John Evans and Alex Culbreath! Head out to the Sahara for a night with Tinariwen and Lonnie Holley at the Variety Playhouse! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), through Sept. 19 at The Plaza Theater! Or make your way to Regal Tara Cinemas for a screening of Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s documentary, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE (2019), or Max Lewkowicz’s documentary, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES (2019), through Sept. 19! AJFF on Campus presents a screening of  Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s documentary, MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS (2017) at 5:30pm in White Hall 208/Emory! Americana it up with Jason Waller 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 a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 17

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Alain Robbe-Grillet’s LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (1961) at 7pm! Or have some late night laughs as The Plaza Theater and the Silver Scream Spook Show present a screening of Shinichirou Ueda’s ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (2017) at 9pm! Jeff Sparks gets jazzy at City Winery! Spend the night with Sinkane at The Earl! Folk it up with Barns Courtney and The Hunna at The Loft! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 18

Rock out with The Who at State Farm Arena! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Shonen Knife at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get some soul with Syleena Johnson at City Winery! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) 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 Mudcat & the Piedmont Playboys at Blind Willie’s! Live long and prosper and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE (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); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! 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 Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 19

Spend the night with the godfather of Hong Kong action films with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Jackie Chan’s POLICE STORY (1985) at 9:30pm! Get some soul with the Seratones and Wanderwild at The Earl! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Russian Roulette Band! Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of Robert Zemeckis’s BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) and bingo! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Matthew Sweet at City Winery! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Bombshell Burlesque! 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, September 20

Surf it up with The Disasternauts, The Manakooras and DJ Big Tiki Dude at the official Southern Surf StompFest Pre-Party at Trader Vic’s! WUSSY MAG nineties it up and invites you to The Buffy Hour: Party at the Hellmouth at 7 Stages! Have a slashing good time and catch HALLOWEEN: THE MUSICAL at Pulp Atlanta, through Sept. 21! Stomp on down to the Tin Roof Cantina for a night with The Muckers, Whiskey Magnolia and Shayne Goss! Nelson Ramos gets jazzy at the High Museum! SCADShow presents a Legacy Series screening of Disney’s SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937) at 7pm! Get jazzy at Callandwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Bob Baldwin! Spend the night with Snarky Puppy at the Tabernacle! Get down with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get rocked with T.N.T. at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with the Chris O’Leary Band at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 21

Rock out surf-style with the big kahuna, Kool Kat Chad Shivers and his kickin’ cohorts at the rockin’est annual shindig in Avondale Estates, the Southern Surf StompFest, catching a wave at Little Tree Art Studios, featuring The Surge!, The Mystery Men?, Fiend Without a Face, The Madeira, Surfer Joe, Insect Surfers, the Intoxicators, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, The Flamethrowers and so much more to feed your kitschy vintage culture lust (check out our Shop Here feature for 2th9’s Retro and Jezebel Blue here)! In celebration of Southern Surf Stompfest, My Parents’ Basement brings back their Bizarre Bazaar featuring 50 artists, vintage dealers, collectables and oddities, comic books, vintage toys, and more! Get Muppet-y at the Center for Puppetry Arts for Henson Cosplay Day and stick around for a screening of Frank Oz/Henson’s THE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) at 7pm! Head on over to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta for their opening of Curious George: Let’s Get Curious exhibit! Or make your way to the Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest featuring live music, tasty treats and a lantern parade! Get rocked with Kool Kats Blackfoot Gypsies at The Earl! Midsummer Night Faire in downtown Smyrna is an experience you don’t want to miss – with an artist’s market, fire performances, aerial performances, food trucks, palm readings Tarot readings, a dragon lighting and so much more! Spend the night with Bob Mould at City Winery! Or get hellacious with ELZIG and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for a night with Hank Williams, Jr.! The Destroy Boys rock out at the Drunken Unicorn! Spend the night with Fiona Silver, Sash the Bash, Damn Jackals and the Pussy Willows at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a buggy double-feature with Kurt Newmann’s THE FLY (1958) and David Cronenberg’s THE FLY (1986) at 8pm! Get old-timey with the Rev. Justin Hylton and Trent Rice at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with the Tyler Neal Band! 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, September 22

Break free and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Frank Darabont’s THE SHAWSHANK REDEMTPION (1994) 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 Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! New Wave it up with Squeeze at the Tabernacle! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Michelle Malone & Drag the River! Celebrate all things Japan at JapanFest at the Infinite Energy Center! Get rocked with GWAR at the Masquerade! Catch a screening of Dennis Hopper’s EASY RIDER (1969) and Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at The Plaza Theater! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of Harold Lloyd’s THE KID BROTHER (1927), featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! Get rocked with Strung Out, The Casualties and The Breaknecks at The Earl! Spend the night with Julio Iglesias at Gwinnett Arena! Get classical with Joshua Bell at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your film noir fix and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) 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)! Or 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

Geek it up as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen!

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, September 9-15, 2019

Posted on: Sep 8th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro and come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, September 9

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s MILLENIUM ACTRESS (2001) at The Plaza Theater, or catch Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’s documentary, TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (2019), both through Sept. 12! Get rocked with The Bodeans at City Winery! Americana it up with Jason Waller 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! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 10

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets intergalactic with their Classics Series screening of Andrei Tarkovsky’s SOLARIS (1971) at 7pm! Geek it up at the Red Light Café with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during their Tease Tuesday: Burlesque Nerdtastic event! Jazz it up with Mike Phillips at City Winery! Get your old-time country fix with The Waymores at Smokin’ Cues! Or folk it up with Glen Hansard at the Tabernacle! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Get the blues with Skyler Saufley at Blind Willie’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! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 11

SCADShow presents a special screening of Spike Lee’s DO THE RIGHT THING (1989), with Academy Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter leading a post-screening discussion! Or camp it up with WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater’s Director’s Cut screening of Frank Oz’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986) at 7pm! Get rocked with the The Pietasters, the Antagonizers and Close Enough at the Masquerade! Old-time it up with The Hot Club of Cow Town at Eddie’s Attic! Get bluesy with Buddy Guy at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) 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)! Catch a classic during Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s NINOTCHKA (1939) at 7:30pm! Let loose and laugh it up with a screening of Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES (1974) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Marietta) at 7:15pm! Pop over to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Daniela Mercury! Get some soul with CC Sunchild at City Winery! Funk it up with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker at the Variety Playhouse! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! 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 Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 12

Hilarity ensues with Genre-ly Speaking (featuring Kool Kat Madeline Brumby) as they celebrate the 45th anniversary of Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES (1974) at 10pm! Honky tonk on down to Hampton for Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt Solitary Doin’ Time Series at Jail House Brewing Company! Get low down with DADDY LONG LEGS and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at The Earl! The Indigo Girls folk it up with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Rider’s Car Club! Get some soul and funk it up with Los Stellarians at City Winery! Get your reggae fix with New Kingston and The Green at the Masquerade! Swing on by Ray’s in the City for a night with Joe Gransden! Get old-timey and jazz it up with the Corner Pocket Quintet at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get horrorfied during the 2019 Atlanta Horror Film Festival, creeping through Sept. 14! 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, September 13

Happy Friday the 13th! Why not spook on down to SCADShow for a screening of Tobe Hooper’s POLTERGEIST (1982) at 7pm! Or get down to hell with the Demon Elvis, ELZIG with special guests The Valkyrie (Kool Kat Shane Morton) and Buck O’ Five at The Star Bar! Bump in the Night Ghoulesque spooks it up with their Cult Horror Ghoulesque Show at the Red Light Café! The Indigo Girls folk it up for night two with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Anarcho-punk it up with the Subhumans at the Masquerade! Break the boundaries and jazz it up with a screening of Stanley Nelson Jr.’s documentary, MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (2019), through Sept. 15 at The Plaza Theater! Get heavy with Order of the Owl, Serial Hawk, Savagist and Monte Luna at 529! Rumours pays tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend the night with K. Michelle Dubois, Rosser and Chris Devoe at The Earl! Get your alt-country fix with Drive-by Truckers at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Foxies, Daybreaks and Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer with The Compartmentalizationalists downstairs; or cross the pond and catch Abbey Road Live! upstairs! Get down with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Get the dirty blues with Seminole Jackson 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, September 14

Stomp on down to The Star Bar for the 3rd Annual Hank Williams Tribute hosted by Andrea & Mudd featuring Dusty Booze & the Baby Haters, Kool Kat Caroline & the Ramblers, Rodeo Twister, Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and more! Get creaturific with Kool Kat Shane Morton during his Intro to SPFX Make-up Class at his haunted Silver Scream FX Lab! Or rock on down to the Masquerade as Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin performs DEEP RED in Heaven! Or get garage rocked in Hell with Bleached and Paranoyds! Boogie down to Amsterdam for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the PsychoDevilles! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a double-feature screening of Claudio Fragasso’s TROLL II (1990) and Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) at 8:30pm! Get some soul with Grant Green Jr. at Agency Socialtheque! Catch Lynyrd Skynyrd at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Get rootsy and reggae it up with Steel Pulse and Neal Francis at the Variety Playhouse! Get spooky at the Historic Lawrenceville Cemetery during their Full Moon Haunted Cemetery Tour! Spend the night with Vanessa Williams with the Atlanta Symphony at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get the with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Northside Tavern gets down with Claudette King, Albert White and Lil’ Joe from Chicago! 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, September 15

Live long and prosper and catch a 40th Anniversary screening of Robert Wise’s STAR TREK: THE 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); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Robert Lee Coleman gets the blues at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING (2003) 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)! Or catch an AJFF on Campus screening of  Dani Levy’s GO FOR ZUCKER (2004) at 7:10pm in White Hall 208/Emory! Or 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

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, September 2-8, 2019

Posted on: Sep 2nd, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, September 2

The Super Suckers rock out at The Earl with The Hangmen and Sash the Bash! Or psyche garage rock it up with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard at the Tabernacle! Space is the place so make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 20th anniversary screening of Dean Parisot’s GALAXY QUEST (1999) at 9pm! Get rocked with Mexican rock band Molotov at the Masquerade! Make your way to Park Tavern for WRFG’s 34th Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ featuring Bill Sheffield, Sandra Senn, Eddie 9V, Larry Griffith, Lil’ Joe Burton & The Atlanta Horns, and Selwyn Birchwood! 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 a night with Larry Griffith!

Tuesday, September 3

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema spices it up with their Classics Series screening of David Lynch’s DUNE (1984) at 7pm! Get rocked with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx at 529 with Johnny D, the Accidents and Buzzard Cult! Spend the night with Mal Blum and Peeko at The Earl! Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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! Eddie & the 9 Volts get the rockin’ blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 4

Catch a silent classic during Emory Cinematheque’s 35mm screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s FORBIDDEN PARADISE (1924) at 7:30pm! Spend the night with Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) at Chastain Park! New wave it up with Modern English at the Masquerade! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Mike & the Moonpies and Nikki & the Phantom Callers! Get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Deerhunter and the Dirty Projectors! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of David Lean’s LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962) 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 Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16;]! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING (2001)  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)! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Blues it up with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! 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 Electric Blue Express! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, September 5

TCM Underground and Videodrome gift you with mayhem, adventure and bazookas (Oh my!) with their screening of Andy Sidaris’s HARD TICKET TO HAWAII (1987) at The Plaza Theater at 9:30pm! Get hellaciously rocked with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and ELZIG at the Clermont Lounge! Get rootsy with Stillhouse Junkies, The Foothill Brothers and Thud EhVul & His Advocates at the Red Light Café! Bluegrass it up with Billy Strings at Terminal West! The National Parks and Wild folk it up at Vinyl! It’s a hilarious night of machines vs. humans as Cineprov rifs and screens Tim Kincaid’s ROBOT HOLOCAUST (1986) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Get some soul with Kindred the Family Soul at City Winery! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for night two of Deerhunter and the Dirty Projectors! 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, September 6

Webb Wilder dishes out a night of rock AND roll at Kavarna! Stay up late at the High Museum as ATL Collective relives the Talking Heads’s entire LITTLE CREATURES album! Get jazzy with the Nikolai Panov Quartet at the Red Light Café! Get a second helping of Billy Strings at Terminal West! Funk it up at the Variety Playhouse with Funk You, Voodoo Visionary and Hedonistas! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Matthew Kahler! Make your way to Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews screening of Collin Higgins’s NINE TO FIVE (1980) at 7pm! Salsa on down to Callanwolde for their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Eddie Lopez & Orquesta MaCuba! Or shake a tail feather down to Metropolitan Studios for the Atlanta School of Burlesque’s 2019 Burlesque Summer Series Recital! Make your way to Venkman’s for Bowie vs. Gabriel, a tribute to the Dynamic Duo, with Jerome Newton & the Band Who Fell to the Earth and The Sledgehammers! Get some soul with night two of Kindred the Family Soul at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at the Crimson Moon Café! Get bluegrassy with Smoke on the Mountain at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Sept. 8! Get the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission at the Northside Tavern!  Spend the night with Lady D at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Nick Moss gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 7

Get bizarre with a screening of Jan Svankmajer’s CONSPIRATORS OF PLEASURE (1996) at The Bakery at 7pm, with the screening followed by half an hour of surreal short films, hosted by Peculiar Mormyrid Journal and Videodrome! Garage rock it up with the Subsonics, Midnite Snaxxx and NAG at The Earl! Rock on down to Chastain Park for a night with the B-52s, OMD and Berlin! Folk it up with Griffin House at Eddie’s Attic! It’s punk-o-billy madness with Slim & The Gems, V-8 Death Car and The Tomb Tones at The Highlander! Spend the night with ATL Collective as they relive Sunny Day Real Estate’s DIARY at 529! Get the rootsy blues with Johnny Scales at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get saxxy with Dave Koz at the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre! Get bewitched during The FANDom Nerdlesque’s Yule Ball at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with DEL & DAWG! Funk it up with The Jacksons at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Mudcat! Cody Matlock gets the blues 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, September 8

Get old-timey with Dusty’s Ragtime & Novelties at the Red Light Café! It’s a night of foot stompin’ Americana with the Boohoo Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! Art punk it up with Tropical Fuck Storm, T. Hardy Morris and Motherfucker at The Earl!  Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for Mudcat’s Blues Jam! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) 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)! Or 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

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, August 19-25, 2019

Posted on: Aug 18th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather and come see what’s happening in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, August 19

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Blake EdwardsVICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) at 7pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get rocked as Heart brings their Love Alive Tour to Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Catch a screening of Satoshi Kon’s MILLENNIUM ACTRESS (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! It’s tribute night at City Winery, so come on by for a night with Elton Dan & The Rocket Band and Gypsies, Doves & Dreams! Get indie rocked with Kingsbury and Alex Lahey at The Earl! Or get industrial at the Masquerade with God Module, Finite Automata and Absynthe of Faith! Americana it up with Jason Waller 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 a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 20

Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a special screening of the 40th anniversary final cut of Francis Ford Coppola’s homage to Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) at 8pm, through Aug. 26! RIFFTRAX LIVE gets creepy crawly with an encore screening of Bill Rebane’s THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975) 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); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your ‘90s rock fix with Live, Bush and Our Lady Peace at Chastain Park! Get down with the Redstone Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! Or catch Algebra Blessett at City Winery! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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, August 21

Parody your way on down to the Masquerade and get rocked with Mac Sabbath, Okilly Dokilly and Playboy Manbaby! Funk it up with two helpings of Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and AFI! Or garage rock it up with The Raconteurs at the Variety Playhouse! The Dude abides with a Flashback Cinema screening of The Coen Brothers’  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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)! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Get old-timey and make it to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 22

Euro crime it up with tough guy and Kool Kat Mike Malloy as Videodrome and Grindhouse Releasing present Umberto Lenzi’s THE TOUGH ONES (1976) at The Plaza Theater! Spend a second night with Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Boogie down to City Winery for a night with Marcia Ball! Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with The Titos, Brian Revels and The Last Tycoon! Folk it up at The Star Bar with Bridget Leen! Glam rock it up with Queen with Adam Lambert at State Farm Arena! Garage rock it up with The Raconteurs at the Tabernacle! Get the blues with Southern Avenue at Terminal West! Spend the night with Pedro the Lion at the Variety Playhouse! 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 blues with Rae & The Royal Peacocks at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 23

Get ready for spooky shenanigans at The Bakery’s Summer Halloween Carnivale featuring live music, dancing, art, costume contests, twenty local vendors of art/oddities and more! Catch a screening of Joe Johnston’s JUMANJI (1995) at SCADShow at 7pm! Spend your summer nights at Callanwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn event featuring Joe Gransden & Robin Lattimore! Punk out with The Cynics, Paint Fumes and Bad Spell at The Earl! Folk it up with Over the Rhine at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with Texas KGB at the Crimson Moon Café! The Electromatics dish out a night of West Coast/Chicago blues with Nathan Nelson at the Northside Tavern! It’s tribute night at Smith’s Olde Bar featuring El Scorcho, February Stars, Cherry Bomb and Doll Parts! Spend the night with The Dirty Guv’nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with The Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Mo-Town it up with “Jukebox Giants” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Aug. 25! Big Bill Morganfield gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 24

Get horror-fied and make your way to The Plaza Theater for a EyeDrum‘s special screening of Robert Wiene’s silent horror classic, THE HANDS OF ORLAC (1924) featuring live accompaniment by Paul Mercer, Gabe Monticello and Paul Stevens at 7pm! Get revved and rock out at The Star Bar with The Fabulous Thrillbillys, Valkyrie and LUST! Or garage rock it up with Death Valley Girls, the Craig Brown Band and Twisty Cats at The Earl! Funk it up with Michael Henderson at City Winery! Get some soul with The Revivalists at the Fox Theatre! Celebrate the culture and history of Africa during The Africa Expo-ATL 2019! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Heather Luttrell! Spend the night with Red Rocket Deluxe at The Highlander! Make your way to Grant Park’s Summer Shade Festival, celebrating through Aug. 25! Spend the night with The Dirty Guv’nahs at the Variety Playhouse! Bill Sheffield and Ike Stubblefield get the blues at the Northside Tavern! Blue Roads get the blues 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, August 25

GKIDS Presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988)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 Phipps Plaza 14; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Roger & Hammerstein’s SOUTH PACIFIC (1958) 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 Dirty Dozen Brass Band at City Winery! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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

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, Aug. 12-18

Posted on: Aug 11th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, August 12

Jill Scott dishes out a night of soul at the Fox Theatre! Get rocked with Slash at the Tabernacle! Americana it up with Jason Waller 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! Lizz Wright gets jazzy at City Winery! 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, August 13

Surf on down to 529 for a night with Scott Yoder, the Mystery Men?, LOS FRENETICOS and Moonshield! Get rocked as The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a 40th anniversary screening of Franc Roddam’s QUADROPHENIA (1979) at 7pm! Get down with Haley Grey & The Medicine at Blind Willie’s! Or catch Algebra Blessett at City Winery! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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, August 14

Bad Religion rocks out at the Masquerade with The Lawrence Arms! WUSSY MAG and The Plaza Theater present their monthly campy feature fantastico, with a 30th anniversary screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at 7pm! Or spend the night with the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock with a screening of his STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (1951) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (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)! Rattle on down to City Winery for a night with Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers! The Earl gets blues rocked with Brother Hawk, Tedo Stone and Pike Co.! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Get old-timey and make it to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with The Boohoo Ramblers! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly’s classic, HELLO DOLLY! (1969) 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); Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! 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, August 15

Catch a special 40th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) in IMAX at AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw) at 7pm! It’s a turf battle between Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Walter Hill’s THE WARRIORS (1979) at 9:30pm! Glam it up with Bryan Ferry at the Tabernacle! Or spend the evening with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and Friends at Buteco! Alt-country it up with The Vandoliers and Jeremy Ray & The Carolina Highway at The Earl! Get rocked and experience Michael Wadleigh’s WOODSTOCK: The Director’s Cut (1970) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [AMC North Dekalb (Decatur); AMC Phipps Plaza 14; 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); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]!  RIFFTRAX LIVE gets creepy crawly as shenanigans ensue at theatres across Atlanta as they take on Bill Rebane’s THE GIANT SPIDER INVASION (1975) [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); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your Dead Head fix bluegrass-style with Grass is Dead at Smith’s Olde Bar! Or catch the Jerry Garcia Band Cover Band at Terminal West! Get down with jazz guitarist Peter White at Suite Food Lounge! 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 down with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 16

Catch a Legacy Series screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at SCADShow at 7pm! Spend the night with Ace Frehley and The Georgia Thunderbolts at the Variety Playhouse! Americana it up with The Vegabonds and The Trongone Band at City Springs! Get some soul with Loose Ends at City Winery! Spend the night with The Groove Rockets at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Mo-Town it up with “Jukebox Giants” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre, through Aug. 25! RockForce pays tribute to the ‘80s and ‘80s at the Dixie Tavern! George Hughley & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks 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, August 17

Get mythical 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 Desmond Davis’ classic CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Or get rocked for a cause at the 2nd Annual UpBeat! Benefit Show at The Star Bar featuring one helluva line-up with The Border Dogs, The Wheel Knockers, ELZIG, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, Sash the Bash, The Cogburns, Kool Kat Phil Stair and Rocket 350, and The Pits! Or head into a ring of fire with Social Distortion and Flogging Molly at the Coca Cola Roxy! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents an Evening of Soul with Jeffrey Osborne and Jody Watley! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with The Selmanaires, Omni and Anna Kramer & The Lost Cause! Kitten Fontaine brings you Woodstock 50 at MadLife State & Studios! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles the Dixie Tavern! ATL Collective relives Astrud Gilberto’s “Beach Samba” at 529! Spend an evening with Melissa Etheridge at the Atlanta Botanical Garden! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Have a second helping of soul with Loose Ends at City Winery! Boogie on down to The Highlander for ‘80s Dance Night! Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and Bill Sheffield get the blues at the Northside Tavern! The BadAsh Allstar Team gets groovy with their Woodstock Jam at the Red Light Café! The Pylon Reenactment Society pays tribute to Pylon at The Vista Room! Herman Hitson gets the blues 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, August 18

Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and his Russian Roulette Band get down at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rev on down to Killer Creek Harley Davidson in Roswell for their Rockabilly Rollout event featuring live tunes by Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! The Dude abides with a Flashback Cinema screening of The Coen Brothers’  THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) 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 bluesy with The Nick Johnson Trio at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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

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, August 5-11, 2019

Posted on: Aug 4th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, August 5

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get rocked with Tenacious D at the Coca Cola Roxy! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema delves into the lives of Leonard Cohen and his muse Marianne Ihlen with a screening of Nick Broomfield’s documentary MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE (2019), through Aug. 8! 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 a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 6

Come on Class of ’79! Get rocked as The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a 40th anniversary screening of Allen Arkush and Joe Dante’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979), with live pre-movie tunes by Ramones tribute band Kings of Queens at 6:30pm! Get hellacious with Hank Von Hell (Turbonegro) at The Earl! Fathom Events and CBS will present 5 uncut, full-length colorized episodes of I LOVE LUCY in celebration of Lucille Ball’s Birthday, plus REDHEAD TALES – a newly produced and never-before-seen featurette on the colorization of the hit show, at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! 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, August 7

Catch a screening of Danny DeVito’s film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic MATILDA (1996) at SCADShow at 7pm! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (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)! Get glam rocked with Kyle Craft at The Earl! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Join the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival for their final AJFF Selects of the season, FIDDLER: A MIRACLE OF MIRACLES, which traces the creation and enduring legacy of the beloved Broadway musical and global theatrical phenomenon, at the Sandy Springs Performing Arts Center at 7:40pm. Blind Willie’s gets down with The Cazanovas! 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, August 8

Get garage rocked and doo-wopped with The King Kahn & BBQ Show at The Earl, with UPCHUCK and Rude Dude and the Creek Freaks! It’s a night of dirty ‘ol rock ‘n’ roll at 529 with The Dollyrots, The Pink Spiders and Kyle Troop & The Heretics! Stomp on down to Clermont Lounge Mid-Summer Social starring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton & the Ghost Riders Car Club! Get acoustic with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt  (solo) at Porterdale Bar! Jazz it up with Ken Ford at Suite Food Lounge! 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 down with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 9

Get dead and hungry during Ritual’s Zombie Pin-Ups Goth Industrial Theme Party at Heretic! Americana it up with Ray Wylie Hubbard at Center Stage! The Stranger pays tribute to Billy Joel at City Winery! Surf on down to The Drunken Unicorn for a night with Small Reactions and more! Become one with the dinosaurs during Fernbank’s After Dark: Mythbusters event! Get rocked at 529 with high spirits, Lazer/Wulf, Gunpowder Gray and Maiden Killers! Psyche rock it up with The Claypool Lennon Delirium at the Variety Playhouse! The Kerry Hill Band gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Sandra Hall & the Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 10

Eighties it up at the Jimmy Carter Museum with their Strange Saturday event featuring Stranger Things costumes, panels, arcade games and more! The 19th Annual Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival invades downtown with tasty food, arts, crafts and live rockin’ tunes featuring Honeywood, Campbell Station, Roxie, Grizzly Goat, Sandra Hall, Randall Bramblett and more! Lost love is in the air at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Date Night tour! Swing on by Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band! Get rocked with The Smithereens at Suwanee City Park! Celebrate 20 years of The Earl with All the Saints and Rock*A*Teens! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre in Dacula for a double-feature screening of Terry Gilliam’s FEAR AND LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS (1998) and Gaspar Noe’s ENTER THE VOID (2009) at 9pm! Roots rock it up with Delta Moon at Blind Willie’s! Get funky with AJ Ghent at the Crimson Moon Café! Or get down with Rough Draft at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Lobsters of Rock pay tribute to the B-52s at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Lola and Bill Sheffield 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, August 11

Get your classic silent film fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Comedy Shorts event [Buster Keaton to Harold Lloyd and more!], featuring live organ accompaniment at 3pm with Kool Kat Ron Carter! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 50th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly’s classic, HELLO DOLLY! (1969) 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); Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Make your way to the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre for a night with Peter Frampton and Jon Bonham! Lizz Wright gets jazzy at City Winery! Make your way to 529 for a night with Daikaiju, Kool Kats SHEHEHE, and Trauma City! Mudcat dishes out his Acoustic Blues & Roots Jam at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Carpenter’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA (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)! Get bluesy with The Vipers at Blind Willie’s! Or get down with Jet Black & The Whacos 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

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 29-Aug. 4, 2019

Posted on: Jul 28th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, July 29

Get jazzy with the Sataras Quartet and Sister Sai at the Red Light Café! Americana it up with Bonehart Flannnigan at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs) for the 2019 WIFTA (Women in Film & Television Atlanta) Short Film & Talent Showcase! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond, at The Plaza Theater during their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Sam MendesSKYFALL (2012) at 7pm! 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]! 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 30

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)]! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! The Plaza Theater Foundation presents a screening of Milos Forman’s HAIR (1979) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! 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]! 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 31

Get old school and groove on down to Chastain Park for a night with Lionel Richie! The Plaza Theater rounds out their 25 Days of Bond Marathon with a screening of Sam MendesSPECTRE (2015) at 7pm! Get your ‘60s garage rock fix with The Trouble Obscene at The Star Bar! 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)! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Head down the Yellow Brick Road and catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) 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, August 1

Get hellaciously rocked at 529 with Bible of the Devil, The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), Dusty Booze & the Babyhaters, and Timmy James & the Blue Flames! Rev it up and rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar with The Muckers, The Sideburners and the Tomb Tones! Get saxxy with Paul Taylor at Suite Food Lounge! A night of hilarity ensues at The Plaza Theater with a Cineprov riff-session and screening of a Mystery Movie! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Chris Jones & The Night Drivers! Megan Jean & The KFB bring you Lounge Act: The Songs of Nirvana as Jazz at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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, August 2

The Center for Puppetry Arts kicks off their 80s Family Film Festival with 80s Puppet Hunts, Puppet MASH, 80s Pop-up Dance Parties, I love 80s Trivia, a screening of John Badham’s SHORT CIRCUIT (1986) at 1pm and more! Make your way to Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre’s Movies, Bands & Brews screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at 7pm! Get down with Kool Kats Gringo Star, Shantih Shantih and Lesibu Grand at 529! Alt rock it up with The Verve Pipe at City Winery! Post-hardcore it up with Silverstein at the Tabernacle! 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, August 3

Garage rock it up with The Growlers at the Variety Playhouse! The Center for Puppetry Arts continues their 80s Family Film Festival with a screening of Wolfgang Petersen’s THE NEVERENDING STORY (1984) at 4pm! Geek it up with Kook Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) and make your way to Legion ComicCon from 11am – 5pm in Smyrna! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at Falcons Fury Harley Davidson in Conyers! Bluegrass it up with Battlefield Collective at The Hunt House! The Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre presents an Evening of Jazz with Brian Culbertson! Get rocked with DINOS Boys, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more at The Earl! Get folksy with Antsy McClain & the Trailer Park Troubadours at the Red Light Café! Catch Mudcat recording live at Waller’s Coffee Shop! 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, August 4

Get monsterific as Found Stages presents Cocktails and Reading Series: Frankenstein’s Funeral at the Dunwoody Nature Center from 2pm – 4pm! It’s your last chance to eighties it up at the Center for Puppetry Arts80s Family Film Festival with a screening of Frank OzTHE MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN (1984) at 4pm! Make your way to EAV for an August Art Market & Tie-Dye Party! Shimmy down with Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil at Metropolitan Studios for her Feather Fan-Damentals Workshop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (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

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 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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