APES ON FILM: Mysteries, Mermaids, & The Man of Steel, Oh My!

Posted on: Aug 10th, 2020 By:

by Anthony Taylor
Contributing Writer

 Welcome to Apes on Film! This column exists to scratch your retro-film-in-high-definition itch. We’ll be reviewing new releases of vintage cinema on disc of all genres, finding gems and letting you know the skinny on what to avoid. Here at Apes on Film, our aim is to uncover the best in retro film. As we dig for artifacts, we’ll do our best not to bury our reputation. What will we find out here? Our destiny.

SUPERMAN: THE BULLETEERS – 1942
Starring: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander
Directors: Dave Fleischer
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Fleischer Studios
Original Release Date: March 27, 1942
4K Upscale via Waifu2x by Jose Argumedo
Run Time: 8 minutes
CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Every classic film deserves a classic cartoon screening before it! Youtuber and Warner Media employee Jose Argumendo has used an “AI” media suite to upgrade an example of one of the greatest cartoons of all time, a Fleischer Studios Superman cartoon from 1942, THE BULLETEERS. In the public domain for many years, the Fleischer Superman cartoons have long been relegated to low quality VHS and DVD releases, bundled with other PD animation clips. They are actually gorgeously rendered, high-quality animation that has rarely been duplicated, and it’s great to finally see one in such a high resolution presentation, though speckles, scratches, and other artifacts are still present. It would be great to see Argumendo run another pass through existing software to eliminate those issues as well.

Not released on disc (yet!), you can only view this wonderful animated short on Youtube at the link above. Do yourself a favor and click it now and enjoy the exploits of the “Man of Steel” as he protects the Art Deco canyons of Metropolis, rescues Lois Lane, and saves the day. Up, UP, and AWAY!

MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM – 1933
4 out of 5 Bananas
Starring: Fay Wray, Lionel Atwill, Frank McHugh, Glenda Farrell
Directors: Michael Curtiz
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Archives
BRD Release Date: May 12, 2020
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Video Resolution/Codec: MPEG-4 AVC, 1080p
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Run Time: 77 minutes
CLICK HERE TO ORDER

Perennial screen villain Lionel Atwill keeps handwringing in MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM to a minimum, proving once again what a great actor he was. No need to overstate the sadness and madness of his character, sculptor Ivan Igor, who loses everything in a fire at the beginning of the movie and spends the rest trying to recapture a flicker of magic that he lost in the flames. KING KONG’s Fay Wray is radiant and fresh throughout, only coaxed into hysterics by director Curtiz for a few screams in the third reel, but this film truly belongs to Glenda Farrell, whose fast-talking, wisecracking girl reporter Florence Dempsey steals all the best lines as well as hearts for the duration of the film. Remade as HOUSE OF WAX in 3D with Vincent Price in 1953, the original version is the superior watch, though both are worth viewing.

Shot in a two strip Technicolor process (red and green), the film has long been available in a washed out, speckled and lined print that originally belonged to Jack Warner. For the Blu-ray release it’s been restored to amazing success by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and The Film Foundation, with principle funding provided by The George Lucas Family Foundation. Colors are rich, though primarily tinted towards red and green, and there are little to no artifacts that haven’t been scrubbed clean. The picture is sharp and looks almost brand new in 1080p resolution. Audio is clear and well-toned. Bonus features include audio commentaries by UCLA Head of Preservation Scott McQueen as well as author Alan K. Rode. Also included are a featurette “Remembering Fay Wray” and a featurette on the film’s restoration.

Though hampered by the lack of an original musical score, especially in the final reel, MYSTERY OF THE WAX MUSEUM is a true classic of its era, and a great film worthy of the restoration lavished upon it. Do not hesitate, grab this disc while it’s available!

MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID – 1952
3 out of 5 Bananas
Actors: Esther Williams, Victor Mature, Walter Pidgeon, David Brian, Donna Corcoran
Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Busby Berkeley
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Archives
BRD Release Date: July 28, 2020
Audio – English: DTS-HD MA 2.0 Mono
Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Run Time: 110 minutes
CLICK HERE TO ORDER

“I learn much from people in the way they meet the unknown of life and water is a great test. If they come to it bravely, they’ve gone far along the best way. I am sure no adventurer nor discoverer ever lived who could not swim.” – Annette Kellerman

MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID tells the life story of Annette Kellerman, a pioneering aquatic performer and professional swimmer who created not only the sport of Synchronized Swimming and the modern one piece bathing suit for women, but also the cinematic nude scene in 1916’s A DAUGHTER OF THE GODS. Mervyn LeRoy’s film plays fast and loose with the facts of Kellerman’s life, but ultimately entertains thanks to solid performances from his cast, especially Esther Williams as Kellerman and Walter Pidgeon as her father. Williams was more than just a swimmer with a pretty face, she was a pretty fine actress.

What exactly do I mean by “fast and loose”, you ask? For one thing, none of the characters portrayed as Australians have any hint of an Aussie accent. None of the details of Annette’s personal life match up to reality except that she married her manager, James Sullivan, in 1912. Writer Everett Freeman’s screenplay introduces a lot of dramatic crossfire by adding a pseudo-romance with David Brian’s character, as well as a near fatal accident on a movie set that I can find no mention of in researching her life. However, the film will keep your attention as it rolls along thanks to its sharp dialog and amazing set pieces, especially as Williams cavorts in water tanks with dozens of other water ballet “dancers,” under the sure direction of Busby Berkeley. These sequences are worth the price of admission alone.

Picture quality is high, and the audio is crisp and well-balanced. The film is very colorful and looked gorgeous on my screen throughout thanks to a new 4K restoration. As with many high-resolution transfers, there is a bit of visible film grain, but not to a distracting level. Extras include an equally beautiful and hilarious MGM Tom & Jerry cartoon called “Little Quacker,” a vintage short subject called “Reducing,” a vintage radio adaptation featuring Williams and Pidgeon, as well as the theatrical trailer.

I’ve seen other reviewers recommend this for fans of Williams only, but I enjoyed the movie. As long as you realize its completely fictionalized, it’s quite watchable.

 

Anthony Taylor is not only the Minister of Science, but also Defender of the Faith. His reviews and articles have appeared in magazines such as Screem, Fangoria, Famous Monsters of Filmland, SFX, Video WatchDog, and more.

*Art Credit: Anthony Taylor as Dr. Zaius caricature by Richard Smith

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #22 – August 10-16, 2020

Posted on: Aug 10th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our 22nd installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch and safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, August 10

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival and S.A Bradley of Hellbent for Horror present a special Part II of their last show, with Hellbent Takeover Episode #12.5, featuring GenreBlast Film Festival Director Nathan Ludwig, Marketing Director Raygan Ketterer and more at 8pm! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album MADE OF RAIN (pre-order here)! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out Aug. 14! The Atlanta Film Festival’s 2020 selection FLANNERY (2019) directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco is now available for streaming here, and Dawn Porter’s JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020) is streaming here! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, August 11

Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts releasing new album NOWHERE TO GO BUT EVERYWHERE, out Sept. 18th. Check out their first single “Jesus and John Lennon!” The Next Great American Novelist share new single, “Bad Animation” out now! Their new album, CARELESS MOON will be released Oct. 2! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, August 12

You’re invited to a one-night only virtual celebration of the legacy, mission, and spirit of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. The concert will raise funds and friends in support of this venerable NYC institution of higher education and civic engagement. Register here! The Auburn Avenue Research Library brings you Africana Virtual Story Time: Hey Black Child at 7pm! Catch a free online screening of STAR WARS/STAR TREK THE EXPULSION, hosted by Scripts Gone Wild at 7:30pm! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, have released their imaginative new animated video for single “Alien” off of their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE! Broken Baby releases their explosive disco punk single/video “Manic Panic” as debuted w/ Women That Rock performing “Manic Panic” Live-ish from Quarantine today! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, August 13

Goth Country it up as Nashville duo Anne Malin releases “Empty Is the Day” single and announces new album, WAITING SONG, due Oct. 2! Grandpa Loves Rhinos released new album SEARCHING IN THE SARCHASM, featuring new single “Fostering Patience for Patients!” Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR will be out September 4! Rufus Wainwright releases much-anticipated album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, available free here! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, August 14

Get Weird and spend the weekend with one helluva line-up of authors, artists and more during The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020, through Sunday, Aug. 16! For tickets, go HERE! Skip school and catch a screening of John Hugh’s FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) at Dad’s Garage Drive-In hosted by The Plaza Theatre at 9pm! Mickey Leigh‘s (Rattlers, Stop) Mutated Music releases new music video for “Little Cristine!” Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you a Members Livestream: The Military Women of WWII at 2pm! Catch a virtual author talk via the Atlanta History Center, Isabel Wilkerson in Conversation with Jon Meacham discussing Wilkerson’s CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS at 7pm! Have a rockin’ good time at a safe distance during Drive-In Live at Avalon in Alpharetta (social distancing strictly enforced) at 6pm! Gero von Boehm’s documentary, HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, starring Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini and more opens today via Kino Marquee’s virtual theatres including the LeFont Film Society’s virtual theatre here! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! California brother-fronted indie rock band Honyock has released their new #13 EP via Park The Van Records, and sharing a dynamic video for single “The Quarry.” Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out now and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices announce sunny summer album MIRRORED AZTEC. Pre-order album at Rockathon Records! Check out their single Haircut Sphinx and make sure you catch their “World Tour” Full Electric Streaming Concert Friday July 17th! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 delivers “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT via “We Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, August 15

Get down with The 2020 UpBeat Virtual Variety Show at 8pm! Get your psychedelic blues rock fix during Bird Dog Jubilee’s Livestream, hosted by Aisle 5 at 8:30pm! Catch a screening of Paul Verhoeven’s SHOWGIRLS (1995) at the Plaza Theatre Drive-In at 8:45pm! Tune in and sleaze it up as Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello gets down during his Tex Mondeller An’ His Grievin’ Gee-tar streaming event at 11pm! Check out the Atlanta History Center’s Oakland City & Bush Mountain History Driving Tour, starting at 11am! Frenchy and the Punk (Drawing Hands Side Project) rock out with a new single and music video for “Jumping Jacks” out now! Get down on your couch with the virtual Friendship Music & Arts Festival at 1pm! Get rocked as American Hi-Fi unveils cover of Squeeze’s “Another Nail in My Heart!” Have a socially distanced good time at Eddie’s Attic during Pick ‘n’ Paint LIVE with Michelle Malone and Friends at 7pm! Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER out Aug. 21! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, August 16

Cryoprison it up with a screening of Marco Brambilla’s DEMOLITION MAN (1993) at the Plaza Theatre Drive-In in at 8:45pm! The Heavy Hours share debut single “Don’t Walk Away” co-written by Dan Auerbach and Simone Felice! Southern rockers, Great Peacock announce new album, FOREVER WORSE BETTER, out Oct. 9! And check out their single, “All I Ever Do!” The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out now! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! The Allman Betts Band release new single, “Pale Horse Rider” available on their new album, BLESS YOUR HEART, out Aug. 28! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #21 – August 3-9, 2020

Posted on: Aug 3rd, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, August 3

Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album MADE OF RAIN (pre-order here)! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out Aug. 14!  The Atlanta Film Festival’s 2020 selection FLANNERY (2019) directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco is now available for streaming here, and Dawn Porter’s JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020) is streaming here! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, August 4

The Atlanta History Center presents a Virtual Author Talk with Natasha Tretheway at 7pm! The Next Great American Novelist share new single, “Bad Animation” out now! Their new album, CARELESS MOON will be released Oct. 2! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, August 5

Plazadrome Drive-In presents a night of Australian entertainment at 9pm at Dad’s Garage parking lot with a screening of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s insane dystopian action extravaganza DEAD END DRIVE-IN (1986)! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, have released their imaginative new animated video for single “Alien” off of their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE! Broken Baby releases their explosive disco punk single/video “Manic Panic” as debuted w/ Women That Rock performing “Manic Panic” Live-ish from Quarantine today! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, August 6

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival and S.A Bradley of Hellbent for Horror present Hellbent Takeover Episode #12, featuring GenreBlast Film Festival Director Nathan Ludwig and Marketing Director Raygan Ketterer at 8pm! The Atlanta History Center presents a Virtual Author Talk with Grace Elizabeth Hale, discussing COOL TOWN: HOW ATHENS GA LAUNCHED ALTERNATIVE MUSIC AND CHANGED AMERICAN CULTURE at 7pm! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR will be out September 4! Rufus Wainwright releases much-anticipated album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, available free here! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, August 7

Join Dad’s Garage tonight and tomorrow (Aug. 7 & 8) for a special virtual extravaganza in celebration of their 25th Anniversary, featuring 25 hours of non-stop livestreaming filled with former members, special improv shows, commentary, telethons, etc.! New single from Rachel Angel, “Strapped” premieres at For The Rabbits — HIGHWAY SONGS EP out Aug. 21 via Public Works Records! Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! Take a Virtual Bird Walk with Atlanta Audubon and Manomet at 9am! Have a rockin’ good time at a safe distance during Drive-In Live at Avalon in Alpharetta (social distancing strictly enforced) at 6pm! Gero von Boehm’s documentary, HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, starring Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini and more opens today via Kino Marquee’s virtual theatres including the LeFont Film Society’s virtual theatre here! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! California brother-fronted indie rock band Honyock has released their new #13 EP via Park The Van Records, and sharing a dynamic video for single “The Quarry.” Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out now and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices announce sunny summer album MIRRORED AZTEC. Pre-order album at Rockathon Records! Check out their single Haircut Sphinx and make sure you catch their “World Tour” Full Electric Streaming Concert Friday July 17th! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT via “We Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, August 8

Tune in and sleaze it up as Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello gets down during his Tex Mondeller An’ His Grievin’ Gee-tar streaming event at 11pm! Frenchy and the Punk (Drawing Hands Side Project) rock out with a new single and music video for “Jumping Jacks” out now! Get down on your couch with the virtual Friendship Music & Arts Festival at 1pm! Get rocked as American Hi-Fi unveils cover of Squeeze’s “Another Nail in My Heart!” The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission with the Charleston County Public Library bring you Gullah Geechee Storytime with Storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather at 10am! Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER out Aug. 21! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, August 9

Jam it up during the 13th Annual Jerry Day ATL via livestream at 12pm! The Heavy Hours share debut singleDon’t Walk Away” co-written by Dan Auerbach and Simone Felice! Southern rockers, Great Peacock announce new album, FOREVER WORSE BETTER, out Oct. 9! And check out their single, “All I Ever Do!” The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out now! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! The Allman Betts Band release new single, “Pale Horse Rider” available on their new album, BLESS YOUR HEART, out Aug. 28! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #20 – July 27 – Aug. 2, 2020

Posted on: Jul 27th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, July 27

The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Come All Ye Faithful” from forthcoming album MADE OF RAIN (pre-order here)! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! Alt rock it up with Weathers here hosted by The Masquerade at 10am! Guitar duel from the depths as Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx burn it all down on scorching “It’s Electric,” single from their upcoming ELECTRIC! EP, out Aug. 14!  The Atlanta Film Festival’s 2020 selection FLANNERY (2019) directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco is now available for streaming here, and Dawn Porter’s JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020) is streaming here! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, July 28

Get rocked virtually with the Mystic Braves hosted by The Earl at 7pm! Catch Fresh Future Farm’s online webinar, Black Food Justice Pioneers at 7pm! The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and Old Salem Museums & Gardens present their online webinar Material Evidence of African Americans in Salem at 7:30pm! Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) presents an online screening of the first biographical documentary of John Lewis, Kathleen Dowdey’s JOHN LEWIS: GET IN THE WAY (2015) followed by an online discussion at 8pm! Get down with a live stream of Aventura and Romeo Santos, hosted by State Farm Arena, at 8pm! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, July 29

The Sweetwater Brewing Company gets down with Mermaid Motor Lounge outdoors at a safe social distance at 6:30pm! Author Milton Davis reads excerpts from his AMBUSH AT COLD RIVER at 8pm here! Broken Baby releases their explosive disco punk single/video “Manic Panic” as debuted w/ Women That Rock performing “Manic Panic” Live-ish from Quarantine today! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Livestream Program: Ask a Historian at 2pm! Catch the Dave Matthews Band livestreaming, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre at 3pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, July 30

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival and S.A Bradley of Hellbent for Horror present Hellbent Takeover Episode #11, featuring filmmaker, podcaster & USC professor Rebekah McKendry, filmmaker and DePaul University professor Shayna Connelly and filmmaker Izzy Lee at 8pm! The Auburn Avenue Research Library, in collaboration with the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will host a screening of the romantic drama LOVE AND BASKETBALL (2000), with a post-screening discussion with the film’s director Gina Prince-Bythewood at 7pm! Get your alt-country fix with Katie Pruitt’s live stream here at 7pm, hosted by Eddie’s Attic! Post-hardcore it up with We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Dayseeker via livestream concert here, hosted by The Masquerade at 8:30pm! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR will be out September 4! Rufus Wainwright releases much-anticipated album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, available free here! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program – tonight’s interview is with filmmaker T Cooper at 7pm! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, July 31

Swamp pop it up with Marc Broussard via livestream here, hosted by the Variety Playhouse, at 8pm! New single from Rachel Angel, “Strapped” premieres at For The Rabbits — HIGHWAY SONGS EP out Aug. 21 via Public Works Records! Kitty Coen serves psychedelic disco cowgirl realness in new “Dark Soul” music video, out now! Gero von Boehm’s documentary, HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, starring Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini and more opens today via Kino Marquee’s virtual theatres including the LeFont Film Society’s virtual theatre here! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Boogie down as the Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Members Livestream: 1920s Fashion and Dance at 2pm! Get down with Hippie Sabotage via their free live streaming event here at 8pm! Or get rocked with And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead’s live stream here at 9pm, hosted by The Masquerade! Mondo Cozmo shares new video for “Kicks (Positively Montauk)” on his new album NEW MEDICINE, out now! California brother-fronted indie rock band Honyock has released their new #13 EP via Park The Van Records, and sharing a dynamic video for single “The Quarry.” Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out now and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices announce sunny summer album MIRRORED AZTEC. Pre-order album at Rockathon Records! Check out their single Haircut Sphinx and make sure you catch their “World Tour” Full Electric Streaming Concert Friday July 17th! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT via “We Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, August 1

Rock out with The Slackers during their livestream concert at 3:45pm here, featuring additional performances by The Pietasters, The Bar Stool Preachers, Catbite and more! Or spend the night with Clem Snide during their live stream concert hosted by Eddie’s Attic here at 6pm! Get folk rocked with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down live streaming concert here at 7:30pm, hosted by Terminal West! Make your way to the live stream Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration with gr8FLdude & frenz at 9pm, hosted by Jekyll Brewing! The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission with the Charleston County Public Library bring you Gullah Geechee Storytime with Storyteller Anita Singleton-Prather at 10am! Psyche rock it up as Secret Machines share “Everything Starts” featuring Benjamin Curtis, with their new album AWAKE IN THE BRAIN CHAMBER out Aug. 21! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, August 2

My Night With Jimmy presents a virtual Happy 96th Birthday James Baldwin celebration at 7pm! Gary Mullen & the Works live stream One Night of Queen, hosted by Atlanta Symphony Hall at 8pm! Catch a live stream of Phish hosted by Piedmont Park here at 6:45pm! Spend the night with Clem Snide during their live stream concert hosted by Eddie’s Attic here at 7pm! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out July 31! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! The Allman Betts Band release new single, “Pale Horse Rider” available on their new album, BLESS YOUR HEART, out Aug. 28! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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APES ON FILM: Romance on the High Seas and the Docks

Posted on: Jul 20th, 2020 By:

By Anthony Taylor
Contributing Writer

Welcome to the first installment of Apes on Film on ATLRetro! This column exists to scratch your Retro-film-in-high-definition itch. Going forward we’ll be reviewing new releases of vintage cinema on disc of all genres, finding gems and letting you know the skinny on what to avoid. Here at Apes on Film, our aim is to uncover the best in Retro film. As we dig for artifacts, we’ll do our best not to bury our reputation. What will we find out here? Our destiny.

 

 

ROMANCE ON THE HIGH SEAS (1948)
2.5 out of 5 Bananas
Starring: Jack Carson, Janis Paige, Don DeFore, Doris Day, Oscar Levant
Directors: Michael Curtiz, Busby Berkeley
Rated: Not Rated
Studio: Warner Archives
BRD Release Date: June 16, 2020
Audio Formats: English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p AVC/MPEG-4
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Run Time: 99 minutes
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Film Still: Doris Day Romance on the High Seas

Doris Day bows on film as a cabaret singer caught in a wacky web of marital deception in the sort of screwball musical comedy she’d go on to perfect. This one is a bit too enamored of itself and the oh-so-whimsical, Preston Sturges-esque dialogue of the era; the problem is that no one bothered to have Preston Sturges actually write the film, so much of it just seems stilted and flat. The most entertaining lines and comedic bits come from background players. The musical numbers are forgettable and mostly fail to enthrall, the exception being “It’s Magic,” the picture’s finale. Throughout, the saving grace is Doris Day, who remains sparkling and a joy to watch. Hard to believe this was her first film, truly.

Warner Archive’s Blu-Ray release includes the film, its theatrical trailer, and a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon (“Hare Splitter”)—which is not presented in HD and laden with artifacts. The film itself looks gorgeous with deep blacks and vivid colors. Sound is adequate in MA 2.0 Mono.

Recommended for the completist, Doris Day fans, and lovers of period musicals.

 

CANNERY ROW (1982)
2 out of 5 Bananas
Actors: Nick Nolte, Debra Winger, Audra Lindley, Frank McRae, M. Emmet Walsh
Directors: David S. Ward
Rated: PG
Studio: Warner Archives
BRD Release Date: June 9, 2020
Audio – English: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono (48kHz, 24-bit)
Video Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Run Time: 121 minutes
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Film Still: Cannery Row, Nolte and Winger

Like Robert Altman’s POPEYE a mere two years earlier, David S. Ward’s CANNERY ROW concerns the effects a stranger’s arrival has on a small, seaside town filled with hobos, eccentrics, and the feeble-minded, and like the earlier movie, it misses the mark. Also based on well-loved source material, written and directed by a true wunderkind of the era (Ward wrote arguably one of the best movies of all time, THE STING), and featuring a cast of enormously talented performers, CANNERY ROW is the victim of its first-time director’s self-indulgent excess and misunderstanding of the process he was into up to his neck. Almost everything about the movie is too “on-the-nose,” eschewing innovation for cliché, from the production design to the score. Especially rancorous are the performances of the supporting cast, who Ward must have encouraged to chew scenery like it was bubble gum. The good in all of this are the performances of Nolte and Winger, who keep things on track even as the film meanders around aimlessly for its second half. Also, of note is Director of Photography Sven Nykvist’s cinematography, which is lush and evocative throughout.

Warner Archive’s Blu-ray release is bare bones, including just the film and its original trailer. Film grain is apparent throughout and heavy in many of the darker scenes, but overall, it’s a very watchable presentation. Audio seemed uneven from a volume aspect, but otherwise serviceable.

I wish I could recommend CANNERY ROW, but it is a very mixed bag. Nolte’s performance is nuanced and subtle at times, from the era when he was still capable of such a thing. Worth a watch for that if you have time to kill.

 

Anthony Taylor is not only the Minister of Science, but also Defender of the Faith. His reviews and articles have appeared in magazines such as Screem, Fangoria, Famous Monsters of Filmland, SFX, Video WatchDog, and more.

*Art Credit: Anthony Taylor as Dr. Zaius caricature by Richard Smith

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #19 – July 20-26, 2020

Posted on: Jul 20th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, July 20

Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm, and a screening of David R. Ellis’s SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006) at 11:40pm! Come see what the Plaza Theatre Drive-In has in store for you this week – new listings (screenings/times) are posted every Monday night here! The Atlanta Film Festival’s 2020 selection FLANNERY (2019) directed by Elizabeth Coffman and Mark Bosco is now available for streaming here, and Dawn Porter’s JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020) is streaming here! Kino Lorber is sizzlin’ this summer with their Lazy Hazy Crazy Summer Sale happening now! Venus Furs shares debut LP VENUS FURS out now via Silk Screaming Records! Paul Weller delivers new album ON SUNSET out via Polydor Records, which includes new singles, “Village,” “Earth Beat,” and more! Physical copies available July 31! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, July 21

Join the Atlanta Film Society as they present Eat, Drink & B-Indie on Instagram Live (@atlfilmsociety)! Hear from Jose A. Acosta (writer/ director/cinematographer known for his scripted TV work on PBS’s Edgar Allan Poe’s Mystery Theatre, and his promo work with Cartoon Network, Showtime, Bravo, and many others), at 7:30pm! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire!  Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm, and a screening of David R. Ellis’s SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006) at 11:40pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, July 22

A Cappella Books presents author and founding member of The Talking Heads, Chris Frantz during Remain in Love Exclusive Live Virtual Event at 8pm! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm, and a screening of David R. Ellis’s SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006) at 11:40pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, July 23

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival present The Hellbent Takeover at 8pm! Charis Books hosts The Black Feminist Book Club tonight virtually at 7pm, discussing Kathleen CollinsWHATEVER HAPPENED TO INTERRACIAL LOVE! Kristen Englenz gets down during Amplify’s Summer Streaming Series at 8:30pm, hosted by Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out with Built to Spill via livestream, hosted by the Variety Playhouse here at 8pm! Get your retro-tastic drive-in fix at The Starlight Drive-In with a double-feature of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at 9:30pm, Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at 11:35pm, and a screening of David R. Ellis’s SNAKES ON A PLANE (2006) at 11:40pm! Indie folk it up with Grant Pavol’s “Bones” single and video. Debut album ABOUT A YEAR will be out September 4! Rufus Wainwright releases much-anticipated album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, available free here! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program – tonight’s interview is with filmmaker T Cooper at 7pm! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, July 24

Gero von Boehm’s documentary, HELMUT NEWTON: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, starring Grace Jones, Isabella Rossellini and more opens today via Kino Marquee’s virtual theatres including the LeFont Film Society’s virtual theatre here! Bob Mould (Husker Du) releases “Forecast of Rain,” a new song from his upcoming album BLUE HEARTS, arriving via MERGE RECORDS September 25! Alt-rock artist, Rob Clores, releases his first single, “Flesh and Blood,” and announces debut EP, SPLIT SECOND MELTDOWN due out today! Spend the night with Bernadette Seacrest on Waller’s Coffee Shop Outer Space Stage, at a safe social distance (masks highly encouraged) at 6:30pm! Have a rockin’ good time at a safe distance during Drive-In Live at Avalon in Alpharetta (social distancing strictly enforced) at 6pm! California brother-fronted indie rock band Honyock has released their new #13 EP via Park The Van Records, and sharing a dynamic video for single “The Quarry.” Z Berg releases GET Z TO A NUNNERY, featuring numerous guests including Ryan Ross (Panic at the Disco, The Young Veins), Ethan Gruska, Phoebe Bridgers, Madison Cunningham and Blake Mills watch “To Forget You here! Sixties/seventies-inspired pop/rock artist, Eddy Lee Ryder, releases debut EP, EXPECTED TO FLY! Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out now and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices announce sunny summer album MIRRORED AZTEC. Pre-order album at Rockathon Records! Check out their single Haircut Sphinx and make sure you catch their “World Tour” Full Electric Streaming Concert Friday July 17th! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, July 25

Let Puddles Pity Party serenade you in the comfort of your own home with his Summer Streaming Series at 5:30pm! Plasma Canvas release new music video for “Rot” Exclusively with The Noise! And their new EP KILLERMAJESTIC is out now via SIDEONEDUMMY Records! The Point brings you their outdoor socially distanced (masks requested to be worn) Summer Event Series on the green featuring Last Five Standing at 5pm! The 2 Man String Band and Daniel Hearn get down on Waller’s Coffee Shop Outer Space Stage, safely socially-distanced and masked at 6:30pm! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, July 26

Feeling special? Why not check out Puddles Pity Party’s VIP Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet at 2pm! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out July 31! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! California skatepunk unit CHASER is thrilled to announce the release of LOOK ALIVE, a new 7-inch including 2 exclusive songs. Due out September 4, this new offering will be available worldwide in 4 different color variants via Thousand Islands Records (Canada), Sound Speed Records (USA), SBAM Records (Europe) and Pee Records (Australia). Limited to 333 copies with pre-orders going live on July 31. Los Angeles alt rockers WEATHERS deliver new single “C’est La Vie,” streaming here! The Allman Betts Band releases their official music video for “Long Gone,” available on their DOWN TO THE RIVER LP out now! Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! It’s your last day to geek it up with some old-school games during the Southern-Fried Gaming Virtual Expo!  The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #18 – July 13-19, 2020

Posted on: Jul 13th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, July 13

Hey kiddies! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Frontier Kids Virtual Summer Camp at 10am! Get wild and check out The Georgia Conservancy’s Untrips from Home: Cumberland Island National Seashore at 12pm! Get classical with cellist Sasha Ono here at 3pm! Venus Furs shares debut LP VENUS FURS out now via Silk Screaming Records! Paul Weller delivers new album ON SUNSET out via Polydor Records, which includes new singles, “Village,” “Earth Beat,” and more! Physical copies available July 31! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, July 14

Get Weird ‘n’ sci-fi as Read It Again Bookstore brings you their virtual The History of Women in Speculative Fiction: A Panel Discussion at 6pm! Hard rock band The Lonely Ones share their reimagined version of Queen’s classic song “Flash” via Loudwire!  Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, July 15

The Northeast Georgia History Center has some historical fun in store with their Virtual Trivia Game: The American Frontier at 2pm! Alt-rock artist, Rob Clores, releases his first single, “Flesh and Blood,” and announces debut EP, SPLIT SECOND MELTDOWN due out on July 24, 2020! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, July 16

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival present The Hellbent Takeover: Episode #9, with S.A. Bradley, horror icon Debra Lamb and more at 8pm! Rufus Wainwright releases much-anticipated album UNFOLLOW THE RULES, available free here! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program – tonight’s interview is with filmmaker T Cooper at 7pm! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, July 17

Matt Donald and Donna Hopkins get the rockin’ roots via Waller’s Coffee Shop Outer Space Stage, safely socially-distanced and masked at 6:30pm! California brother-fronted indie rock band Honyock has released their new #13 EP via Park The Van Records, and sharing a dynamic video for single “The Quarry.” Z Berg releases GET Z TO A NUNNERY, featuring numerous guests including Ryan Ross (Panic at the Disco, The Young Veins), Ethan Gruska, Phoebe Bridgers, Madison Cunningham and Blake Mills watch To Forget You here! Matthew Fowler goes online and covers his favorite songs for you here at 8pm! Sixties/seventies-inspired pop/rock artist, Eddy Lee Ryder, releases debut EP, EXPECTED TO FLY! Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out today and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices announce sunny summer album MIRRORED AZTEC. Pre-order album at Rockathon Records! Check out their single Haircut Sphinx and make sure you catch their “World Tour” Full Electric Streaming Concert Friday July 17th! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Airstreaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, July 18

Atlanta’s own rockin’ chef Jim Stacy dishes up some tasty eats during his Hustle Kitchen To-Go Pop Up at The Star Bar from 1pm – 5pm! The Point brings you their outdoor socially distanced (masks requested to be worn) Summer Event Series on the green featuring Lilac Wine at 5pm! Live stream it up with gr8FLdude & frenz at Tucker Brewing Company here at 6pm! The Jung Society of Atlanta brings you an online lecture, Myths and Fairy Tales: Maps from the Collective Unconscious at 7:30pm! Rev. Justin Hylton gets old-timey on Waller’s Coffee Shop Outer Space Stage, safely socially-distanced and masked at 6:30pm! Sonia Tetlow comes to Red Boots Roots from her House at 7pm! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get rocked as Slick Shoes announce their first full-length album in 17 years, ROTATION & FREQUENCY, to be released September 25! Steam their new song “Whispers” now! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, July 19

The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! Joy Division-esque Monograms release ONLY A CEILING CAN STAY INSIDE FOREVER, out July 31! And check out their single, “American Dreamz!” Uni (GOASTT/Jack White)  share “The Girl Who Has It All”! California skatepunk unit CHASER is thrilled to announce the release of LOOK ALIVE, a new 7-inch including 2 exclusive songs. Due out September 4, this new offering will be available worldwide in 4 different color variants via Thousand Islands Records (Canada), Sound Speed Records (USA), SBAM Records (Europe) and Pee Records (Australia). Limited to 333 copies with pre-orders going live on July 31. Los Angeles alt rockers WEATHERS deliver new single “C’est La Vie,” streaming here! The Allman Betts Band releases their official music video for “Long Gone,” available on their DOWN TO THE RIVER LP out July 17! Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! It’s your last day to geek it up with some old-school games during the Southern-Fried Gaming Virtual Expo!  The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #17 – July 6-12, 2020

Posted on: Jul 6th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, July 6

The Starlight Drive-In delivers some retro fun with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 9:30pm and Harold Ramis’s GROUNDHOG DAY (1993) at 11:25pm! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their virtual Classic Tales: Little Women narrated by Libba Beaucham at 12pm! Get countrified with Carolina Blue streaming live here at 8pm! Paul Weller delivers new album ON SUNSET out via Polydor Records, which includes new singles, “Village,” “Earth Beat,” and more! Physical copies available July 31! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, July 7

Catch GPB’s THE TALK: RACE IN AMERICA virtual screening at 7pm! Learn to stomp it up with Bluegrass Fiddle and Supporting Techniques with Corrina Logston online at 3pm! The Starlight Drive-In delivers some retro fun with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 9:30pm and Harold Ramis’s GROUNDHOG DAY (1993) at 11:25pm! Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, July 8

Unwind with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Dreams: Music Video Livestream at 8pm! The Starlight Drive-In delivers some retro fun with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 9:30pm and Harold Ramis’s GROUNDHOG DAY (1993) at 11:25pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, July 9

Get folksy with The Arcadian Wild during their livestream here at 7pm! The Starlight Drive-In delivers some retro fun with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 9:30pm and Harold Ramis’s GROUNDHOG DAY (1993) at 11:25pm! Hammonds House Museum presents new free virtual program: Conversations about Jazz with Carl Anthony, every other Thursday at 7:30pm, beginning July 9, through December 24. To RSVP, click here! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program – tonight’s interview is with filmmaker T Cooper at 7pm! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, July 10

Geek it up with some old-school games during the Southern-Fried Gaming Virtual Expo, through July 12! Get down in a safe, socially distanced outdoors event with Joe Capo and Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop at 6:30pm! Z Berg releases GET Z TO A NUNNERY, featuring numerous guests including Ryan Ross (Panic at the Disco, The Young Veins), Ethan Gruska, Phoebe Bridgers, Madison Cunningham and Blake Mills watch “To Forget Youhere! Sixties/seventies-inspired pop/rock artist, Eddy Lee Ryder, releases new single, “There In Dreams,” and announces debut EP, EXPECTED TO FLY released today! Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out today and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices share the video for My Valuable Hunting Knife exclusively with Funny or Die. With this video, comes the announcement of the 25th anniversary vinyl edition of ALIEN LANES out later this summer! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here)! Donita Sparks of L7 delivers “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks every Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, July 11

The Point brings you their outdoor socially distanced (masks requested to be worn) Summer Event Series on the green featuring the Broken Strings Poets at 5pm! Let Puddles Pity Party serenade you in the comfort of your own home with his Summer Streaming Series at 5:30pm! Sonia Tetlow comes to Red Boots Roots from her House at 7pm! Get virtual with some Smooth Jazz & Soulful Voices at 7:30pm! ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-Winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release their cover of the POST MALONE track “Over Now”, currently available exclusively on BANDCAMP, and on all other digital outlets here. The track will appear on their as yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. Get down in a safe, socially distanced outdoors event with Matthew Kahler and Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop at 6:30pm! Geek it up with some old-school games during the Southern-Fried Gaming Virtual Expo, through July 12! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, July 12

Feeling special? Why not check out Puddles Pity Party’s VIP Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet at 2pm! The Corner Tavern Hapeville brings you their new outdoor Beer Garden (socially distanced picnic tables) and presents the Francisco Lora Jazz Trio at 6pm! California skatepunk unit CHASER is thrilled to announce the release of LOOK ALIVE, a new 7-inch including 2 exclusive songs. Due out September 4, this new offering will be available worldwide in 4 different color variants via Thousand Islands Records (Canada), Sound Speed Records (USA), SBAM Records (Europe) and Pee Records (Australia). Limited to 333 copies with pre-orders going live on July 31. Los Angeles alt rockers WEATHERS deliver new single “C’est La Vie,” streaming here! The Allman Betts Band releases their official music video for “Long Gone,” available on their DOWN TO THE RIVER LP out July 17! Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! It’s your last day to geek it up with some old-school games during the Southern-Fried Gaming Virtual Expo!  The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

*Go to Save our Stages to help support Atlanta’s theatre/concert venues!
*Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #16 – June 29-July 5, 2020

Posted on: Jun 29th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, June 29

Get down and stomp it out with Nikki & The Phantom Callers online here at 5pm! Get your Americana fix with Alice Muson live here at 8pm! Get down and dirty with Blue Monday with Chickens and Pigs at 9pm! WUSSY MAG presents, Queerency, a pop-up online queer artist marketplace that celebrates the queer community during PRIDE month featuring a rotating list of artists and vendors via their website, through June 30! Hey kiddies, why not check out A SPUNKY Little ARTS Company’s Anime & Manga: Online Comics Camp (ages 11-16) at 1pm! Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, June 30

Space is the place, so check out Fernbank Science Center’s Asteroid Day online event from 9am – 4pm! The Seratones dish out some rockin’ soul with their online concert here hosted by The Earl at 3pm! In collaboration with Georgia State University’s Department of African American Studies, the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) will host Dr. Grace D. Gipson, who will present This Fourth of July is Yours, not Mine? Understanding Frederick Douglass’ “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” at 7pm. Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! WUSSY MAG presents, Queerency, a pop-up online queer artist marketplace that celebrates the queer community during PRIDE month featuring a rotating list of artists and vendors via their website, through today! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! Sixties/seventies-inspired pop/rock artist, Eddy Lee Ryder, releases new single, “There In Dreams,” and announces debut EP, EXPECTED TO FLY to be released July 10, 2020! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, July 1

Get some soul with Howard Hewett via two live streams here (11am/7pm), hosted by City Winery at 11am! Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) brings you an exclusive online screening of HAMILTON’S AMERICA at 8pm! Get rocked with The Big Zephyr online here at 5pm! Unwind with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Dreams: Music Video Livestream at 8pm! Get jazzy and live stream the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program The Declaration of Independence at 2pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, July 2

Chicago gets down via livestream here at 6:30pm, hosted by Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival present The Hellbent Takeover: Literary Horror at 8pm! The Southeast Premiere of the Atlanta Film Festival official selection by Dawn Porter, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE starts today at The Plaza Theatre Drive-In! Get experimental with Klimchak during Rialto’s Homegrown Artists Series at 12pm! Get down and dirty livestream-style with Bumpin’ the Mango here at 8pm! Spend the night with Johnny Cash’s grandson, Thomas Gabriel during his livestream concert via MadLife Studios here at 8pm! Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, July 3

Get funky during the free online Atlanta Brazilian Corona Carnival 2020 at 4pm! Or virtually rock out during Nightfall 2020 featuring the Playin’ Possum Blues Band and headliner Joanna Connor at 7pm! Or live stream it up with John Fogerty here at 7pm! Atlanta transgender psych-rock artist AM TAYLOR is featured at AudioFemme and delivers a new single, “Bright Yellow Sun” out here! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Guided By Voices share the video for My Valuable Hunting Knife exclusively with Funny or Die. With this video, comes the announcement of the 25th anniversary vinyl edition of ALIEN LANES out later this summer! Check out Femme Power TV by Femme Power Productions featuring innovative and intersectional web series, narrative, experimental, and documentary short films. And you won’t want to miss Queerantine, a stellar program of award-winning and underground queer artists! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here) releases July 3 on Bella Union! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, July 4

Folk it up with Eliot Bronson via his home, hosted by Red Boots Roots House Concerts at 7pm! Or get rootsy with The Wobblers during their July 4th livestream concert here at 7pm! Power popper Tiny Stills’ new single, “Craigslist Bed,” is available for streaming here! Lesibu Grand, harnessing the new-wave sensibilities of golden-era Blondie while keeping their feet firmly planted the alternative unpredictability of early Pixies delivers a new single and video for “Jennifer, My Girl.” Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out July 10th (Pre-Order Available Now) and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! You won’t want to miss the Mi Gente Drive Up Mural Launch at 10am, a project of the Neighborhood Initiative at Atlanta History Center by mural artist Yehimi Cambrón. Mi Gente depicts the stories of the everyday individuals and experiences that make up the Latinx community of Atlanta. Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, July 5

Los Angeles alt rockers WEATHERS deliver new single “C’est La Vie,” streaming here! The Allman Betts Band releases their official music video for “Long Gone,” available on their DOWN TO THE RIVER LP out July 17! Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! The Star Bar rocks out with their Almost Live from Little 5! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #15 – June 22-28, 2020

Posted on: Jun 22nd, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Manic Monday, June 22

WUSSY MAG presents, Queerency, a pop-up online queer artist marketplace that celebrates the queer community during PRIDE month featuring a rotating list of artists and vendors via their website, through June 30! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their livestream program Lo-Fi History: History Lessons to a Beat at 4pm! Get naturific during The Georgia Conservancy’s online event, Untrip From Home: The Chattanoochee in Columbus at 12pm! Get countrified with Carolina Blue streaming live here at 8pm!Get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe’s new album SELF MADE MAN out now via Tricki-Woo Records. Purchase/stream it here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Timeless Tuesday, June 23

Boogie down with BE Creative Arts Center’s virtual dance session, Soul Line Dance Tuesday at 8pm! Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith announce a new album PERADAM out September 2020 on Bella Union and share their new track “Peradamhere! Honyock debuts sunny single “The Quarry” via Buzzbands LA and announces #13 EP out July 3 via Park The Van Records! Sixties/seventies-inspired pop/rock artist, Eddy Lee Ryder, releases new single, “There In Dreams,” and announces debut EP, EXPECTED TO FLY to be released July 10, 2020! Catch the Atlanta Audubon Society’s Lunch “N” Learn Webinar: Creating Your Own Wildlife Sanctuary at 12pm! LA-based artist Arrested Youth releases first fan co-written EP ARRESTED YOUTH & THE QUARANTINERS! LPX (Lizzy Plapinger) releases “Delayed Gratificationhere from upcoming EP to come out Summer 2020. Her anthem for change “New Mood” can be streamed here and you can catch the video here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, June 24

The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a virtual Africana Story Time reading of the Langston Hughes’s Coretta Scott King Award winning book, The Negro Speaks of Rivers here at 7pm. The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you a live stream program: American LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement at 2pm! Catch Robyn Hitchcock every Wednesday at 9pm (details here), broadcasting from his kitchen all over the world! Also, please note, Emma Swift’s BLONDE ON THE TRACKS, a reimagining of Bob Dylan songs, will be released on Robyn’s Tiny Ghost label on August 14! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 5:30pm! Atlanta four-piece disruptive rock band The Villa is excited to share their debut single and video Turning Point premiering now with Alternative Press. The Nixons post-grunge it up with new EP SONIC BOOM through Intercept Music available for download here and share the official music video for single “Ghost of an Angelhere! Get your 80s-esque synth fix with machinegum’s “Kubes” video here!

Throwback Thursday, June 25

Film Impact Georgia presents Ask a Pro Anything Featuring Development Executive Paige Simpson at 3pm! Ren Harvieu shares video for “This is How You Make Me Feel,” and B-Side track, “Revel in the Drama.” Her new album REVEL IN THE DRAMA is out now on Bella Union. The Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF) is going live with filmmakers slated to play at the 44th Atlanta Film Festival! ATLFF will be hosting interviews with filmmakers from their 2020 official selections. Each interview will provide you with a behind the scenes look into the upcoming festival and the films we program! HENNESSEY share their single, “LET’S PRETEND (IT’S THE 80s)here and announce S/T EP out this summer on Velvet Elk Records! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here!

Freaky Friday, June 26

Check out Kino Lorber’s new restorations of three classics of early cinema for Pride Month with their PIONEERS OF QUEER CINEMA, available via Kino Marquee’s Virtual Cinemas! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ available now. Check it out here! NETHERWORLD’s escape room games, Escape the NETHERWORLD, has reopened. NETHERWORLD requests the use of face masks and/or face shields by guests while in public areas! Geek it up and get scandalous during Dad’s Garage’s Scandal! League of Super Villains via their Twitch channel at 8pm! Boogie down at home during the Atlanta Corona Rave 2020 at 10pm! Guided By Voices share the video for My Valuable Hunting Knife exclusively with Funny or Die. With this video, comes the announcement of the 25th anniversary vinyl edition of ALIEN LANES out later this summer! The Northeast Georgia History Center brings you their Member livestream program Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts at 2pm! Check out Femme Power TV by Femme Power Productions featuring innovative and intersectional web series, narrative, experimental, and documentary short films. And you won’t want to miss Queerantine, a stellar program of award-winning and underground queer artists! The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here! A.A. Williams shares cover of Deftones “Be Quiet and Drive” and her debut album FOREVER BLUE (pre-order here) releases July 3 on Bella Union! Donita Sparks of L7 delivers “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT via We Are Hear: On The Air streaming network. The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, June 27

Rev it up during the Rockin’ Route 66 Livestream Concert at 6:15pm featuring The Waymores, Atomic Boogie, Jane Rose & the Deadend Boys, and headlining the evening will be Slim & the Gems! Atlanta’s own rockin’ chef Jim Stacy dishes up some tasty eats during his Hustle Kitchen To-Go Pop Up at The Star Bar from 1pm – 5pm! Or get some swampadelic soul with Larkin Poe during their livestream here at 3pm! Let Puddles Pity Party serenade you in the comfort of your own home with his Summer Streaming Series at 5:30pm! Drab City dish out the eerie sounds of the ‘60s with their video for “Live Free & Die When It’s Cool” on their debut album, GOOD SONGS FOR BAD PEOPLE out now via Bella Union! Big Black Delta announces new LP 4 out July 10th (Pre-Order Available Now) and shares “Lord Only Knows” Video Via BrooklynVegan! You won’t want to miss the Mi Gente Drive Up Mural Launch at 10am, a project of the Neighborhood Initiative at Atlanta History Center by mural artist Yehimi Cambrón. Mi Gente depicts the stories of the everyday individuals and experiences that make up the Latinx community of Atlanta. Get jazzy in Canton with the socially-distanced Jazz “n” Blues Festival of the Arts at 11am (masks requested to be used)! Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, June 28

Feeling special? Why not check out Puddles Pity Party’s VIP Virtual Meet ‘n’ Greet at 2pm! Check out Atlanta Movie Tour’s Georgia Film & Chill: The Best of Georgia Edition at 1:30pm! The Allman Betts Band releases their official music video for “Long Gone,” available on their DOWN TO THE RIVER LP out July 17! Brooklyn Americana songwriter Seán Barna shares Naked Heart (Missy) via Cool Hunting with his new EP MARGARET THATCHER OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE out now! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here. Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. Get experimental and stream Matt Wolf’s documentary SPACESHIP EARTH (2020), delving into Biosphere 2 and the eight visionaries who quarantine themselves for two years in the self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more!

Help support our local businesses and artists (A-Z Listing)

 *Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!
*A Cappella Books – Join their VIP discount and membership club for discounts and more (A Cappella Choir). Members who would like to purchase anything online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here.
*Get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture!
*Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market!
*Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books!
*Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger’s art and creator of our ATLRetro logo!
*Dirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!
*Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up!
*Eagle Eye Book Shop is offering free shipping on $10 or more orders!
*The Earl Smith Strand Theatre – Help support them here.
*Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here.
*Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offers tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need!
*Check out Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!
*Get your vintage jewelry fix with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro!
*Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more!
*Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre – Support by purchasing gift cards for future use here.
*Support the employees of the Masquerade via their GoFundMe here!
*The Plaza Theatre – Support by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation. Check out their online store here!
*Get jazzy and help support the Suite Food Lounge’s Suite Jazz Band here!
*Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more!
*Support L5P’s Transporter Vintage and Retro via their Go Fund Me here!

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