This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2019

Posted on: Nov 24th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

It’s a Holiday Hootenanny in ATLRetro This Week! Take a gander at all the janglin’ shindigs we’ve found for you!

Monday, November 25

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly through Jan. 11! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Mikal Cronin and Shannon Lay! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get some soul with K. Michelle at the Tabernacle! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Better Daze Ahead Band! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 26

Get old-school with the Blind Boys of Alabama and Kristen Englenz at Eddie’s Attic! The Royal Opera House’s THE NUTCRACKER screens at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 7pm! Pop rock it up with Sara Bareilles at the Fox Theatre! Or get your death metal fix with Cannibal Corpse at the Masquerade! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 27

Grinder Nova and the Mariachi Pit Stop Band return to The Star Bar, one night only! Boogie down with Bela Fleck & the Flecktones at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Spend the night with Coy Bowles (Zac Brown Band) at the Variety Playhouse! Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get bewitched and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! ATL Collective relives The Grateful Dead’s AMERICAN BEAUTY at City Winery! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sam Burchfield & The Scoundrals! The Manchester Orchestra presents the 10th Annual The Stuffing event featuring GroupLove, Foxing, O’ Brother, Kevin Devine, and Brother Bird at the Fox Theatre! Skank on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with The Supervillians! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Waller’s Coffee Shop gets down with a Bluegrass Thanksgiving Jam! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 28

Gobble, Gobble, Hey! it up in ATLRetro! Shake a ghastly tail feather at 529 with DKA Sisters of Turkey Goth Danse Party! Catch a screening of Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 29

Get your holiday cheer on during the Puddles Pity Party & Friends Holiday Jubilee at Center Stage, featuring Kool Kat Big Mike Greier! Get retro rocked at The Star Bar with the Highriders, JJ & the Hustlers, Ricer and RUST! Spend the night with Basquiat and catch a screening of Edo Bertoglio’s DOWTOWN ’81 (2000) at The Plaza Theater! Tribute pays tribute to the Allman Brothers Band at City Winery! Folk rock it up with Ralph Roddenbery at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Back N Black pays tribute to AC/DC at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get the garage rockin’ blues with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at the Northside Tavern! Rock on down to the Red Light Café for the 20th Annual Glenn Phillips Day-After-Thanksgiving Show! Get ‘90s alt-rocked at the Roxy with Collective Soul! The Last Waltz Ensemble pays tribute to The Band and Bob Dylan at Smith’s Olde Bar! Stomp on down to the Tabernacle for a night with Blackberry Smoke! Futurebirds rock out at the Variety Playhouse! The Dirty Doors pay tribute to The Doors at Venkman’s! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 30

Celebrate 20 rockin’ years of The Earl with The Oblivions and Kool Kat Quintron & Miss Pussy Cat! Holiday shenanigans ensue at Atlanta Symphony Hall as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides the soundtrack to Chris Columbus’s holiday favorite, HOME ALONE (1990) at 7:30pm! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get funky with Mother’s Finest at the Buckhead Theatre! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Michelle Malone & The Hot Toddies! Ellis Paul gets folksy at Eddie’s Attic! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get ‘90s alt-rocked at the Roxy with Collective Soul! Rockabilly it up at The Star Bar with the Georgia Dish Boys, Tyler Key & Strangers, Dan Clifford & The Tall Boys, Fun Isn’t Fair and Fatties! Stomp on down to the Tabernacle for a night with Blackberry Smoke! Americana it up with American Aquarium at Terminal West! Or get your folk-rock fix with Shawn Mullins at the Variety Playhouse! Get old-timey with the Canyon Ladies at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to The Bakery for Plasma Fest 2019! Get down with the Rib Shack Lady at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 1

Spend Dunch with Greg Cartwright (The Oblivions) at The Earl! Holiday shenanigans ensue for a second day at Atlanta Symphony Hall as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra provides the soundtrack to Chris Columbus’s holiday favorite, HOME ALONE (1990) at 3pm! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents a Sing-A-Long with Robert Wise’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) at 3pm and 7:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 30th Anniversary screening of Rob Reiner’s WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get down with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Or get countrified with Kristian Bush at Eddie’s Attic! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HOME ALONE (1990) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29!

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 18-24, 2019

Posted on: Nov 17th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 18

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Todd Solondz’s WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE (1995) at 7pm! Get rocked at The Bakery with Material Girls and Control Top! Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 19

Prog rock it up with The Pineapple Thief and Gavin Harrison at the Variety Playhouse! Desert rock it up with King Buffalo at The Earl!  Get countrified with The Flatlanders at City Winery! Rock out with The Menzingers, Tigers Jaw and Culture Abuse at the Masquerade! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, November 20

Bluegrass it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s IRMA LA DOUCE (1963) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get in the holiday mood and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Zemeckis’s THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Ice Nine Kills at the Buckhead Theatre! Get a cappella’d with Straight No Chaser at City Winery! Folk it up with Heather Woods Broderick at the Masquerade! Jam out with Jimmy Herring (Widespread Panic) at the Variety Playhouse! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING (2003) at 7:15pm! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 21

Get bizarrely criminal and raise a ruckus with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of The Coen Brothers’s RAISING ARIZONA (1987) at 9:30pm! Get rocked at the Clermont Lounge with Mermaid Motor Lounge, Slow Parade and Tempest! Or stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Evan Stepp & The Piners, Ben Trickey, and Ryan Sheffield & The Highhills! Skip school and have a blast as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of John Hughes’s FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) and bingo at 7:30pm! Jazz it up with Joe Alterman at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with the Sataras Quartet at the Red Light Café! Venkman’s gets down with the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra! Celebrate the music of John Coltrane at Oakhurst Presbyterian Church during their A Love Supreme event! Get old-timey and classic with The Ruen Brothers at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 22

Garage rock it up with Catfight, 6X and The Accidents at The Star Bar! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29! Get down with James Hall & The Steady Wicked at The Earl! WUSSY MAG brings you The Potter Hour at 7 Stages, a night of comedy, music, drag, and spoken word all about Harry Potter! Metalcore it up with As I Lay Dying at the Buckhead Theatre! Who’s Bad pays tribute to Michael Jackson at City Winery! The Chi-Town Transit Authority pays tribute to Chicago at the Red Clay Theatre! Get retro rocked with White Denim and Spaceface at Terminal West! Be a smooth criminal and make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! Get folksy with CAAMP and Parker Louis at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with Daniel Hearn! Get some holiday shopping done with local artists at EAV Farmer’s Market’s Candle Nights Marketplace! Help celebrate Mary’s 21st Birthday with all the shenanigans they’ve got lined up for you! Spend the night with The Ain’t Sisters, Granville Automatic and Anna Rose at Eddie’s Attic! Get rocked at Madlife Stage & Studios with Molly Hatchet, Vintage Vixens and 2 Broke Kings! Get the blues with The Vipers at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 23

Stomp on down to The Star Bar and raise a ruckus with Petunia (of Petunia & The Vipers), Andrea & Mudd and Rodeo Twister! Have a retrotastic time during Indie Craft Experience’s Holiday Shopping Spectacular at the Georgia World Congress Center! Or celebrate the holidays with Metropolitan Studios during their Nightmare Before Christmas Art Carnival with over 30 local vendors, live music, food, and more! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance at Amsterdam Atlanta! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles at the Dixie Tavern! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Get some soul with Regina Belle at City Winery! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Cafe for a night with Granville Automatic and Anna Rose! Gareth Asher dishes out a night of Southern soul at Eddie’s Attic! The Four Horsemen rock out at Madlife Stage & Studios! Jam out with Perpetual Groove at the Variety Playhouse! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 24

Mannheim Steamroller invades the Fox Theatre, so come on out and start the season with a bang! Spend the night with Matt Wertz at City Winery! Get rocked with Bayside at the Masquerade! Doom folk it up with Dear Woodland Creatures at The Bakery! Hilarity ensues at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as Ed Asner stars in A Man and His Prostate. Johnny’s Hideaway delivers a night with the Cosmic Gypsies! Get stoner rocked with Black Mountain at Terminal West! Get bewitched and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Chris Columbus’s HARRY POTTER & THE SORCERER’S STONE (2001) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

Get your diner fix this holiday season with Horizon Theatre’s production of WAFFLE PALACE CHRISTMAS, running through Dec. 29!

Experience the glow of the Atlanta Botanical Garden‘s annual electrical extravaganza shining nightly Nov. 16 – Jan. 11!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kool Kat of the Week: Holy Gut Punch! Producer Kendall Keeling Screens Her First Feature THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE at Buried Alive Film Festival 2019

Posted on: Nov 13th, 2019 By:

Kendall Keeling and the poster for THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE. All photos are provided by Kendall Keeling and used with permission.

From festival judge to producer screening her first feature, Kendall Keeling is no stranger to Buried Alive Film Festival, Nov. 13-17, 2019, at 7 Stages. The ‘60s giallo-fueled THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE screens Sunday Nov. 17 at noon. Based on a novella by Thomas de Quincey (CONFESSIONS OF AN ENGLISH OPIUM EATER) and written and directed by Kool Kat Bret Wood (THE UNWANTED [2014]), this incessant thriller subverts the formula of the revenge film, its “hero” Jonathan (Joe Sikes) enacting brutal crimes in the name of justice goaded by the cold-hearted spirit of his dead ten-year-old sister Berenice (Alice Lewis [MALICE OF ALICE photo series]) and also features scream queen Lynn Lowry (THE CRAZIES [1973], SHIVERS [1975] in a key villain role.

A longtime aficionado of horror film of the most vicious variety, Kendall Keeling cut her producing teeth with the extreme zombie short film ABED (2012), from director Ryan Lieske, who she met at Buried Alive 2010, and Bram Stoker Award-winning writer Elizabeth Massie. Next, she co-produced the horrific CRAZY2CRAZY, written and directed by Greg Daniel (currently in post-production). Keeling acquired a taste for producing, and then applied her lessons learned on these films (#1: don’t be afraid to show it, squeamish people can look away if they need to) on THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE. She also contributes movie reviews for new horror releases to STOMP AND STAMMER magazine.

So basically Kendall is a natural/unnatural ATLRetro Kool Kat of the Week, and we were dying to ask her how she discovered horror, why she has a special fondness for Buried Alive, go behind the bloody curtains of THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE, her recent recommended films, and what’s next for this cutting edge horror movie producer!

ATLRetro: What’s the secret origin story of how little Kendall got hooked on horror movies and what are a few films that had an early impact on you?

Kendall Keeling: As far back as I can remember, I have always loved horror movies and scary things. When I was about 6 or 7, I watched Friday Night Frights every week on [Atlanta’s] Channel 17. They played tons of Hammer and AIP films. I remember being obsessed with HOUSE OF USHER [1960] and the other Roger Corman Poe movies. About a year later, my dad found out that Vincent Price was going to be speaking at Emory University. He took me to see Price speak and then took me backstage to meet him after the show. He was just the most wonderful person. After that, the horror compulsion just continued to gain steam.

Kendall Keeling and Bret Wood at Buried Alive Film Festival.

You’ve attended a lot of Buried Alives and even been a festival judge. What stands out about this festival and why should horror fans be sure to attend?

I think of BAFF as family, almost. The horror community in Atlanta is just fantastic and everyone is really supportive of each other. Buried Alive is like the Christmas Dinner of horror. I have met so many amazing people at the festival over the years, most who have become friends. Blake [Myers] and Luke [Godfrey] really have a passion for the subject matter and it shows. They work very hard to keep the line-up fresh and interesting.

We’ll get to your film in a moment, but what else are you most excited about in this year’s festival line-up? Anything you think readers should definitely not miss?

What I look forward to the most every year are the shorts blocks. They are, without a doubt, my favorite thing about Buried Alive. There are always one or two that really stick with me. The features are always badass, but there is something special about seeing a 7-minute film that blows you away.

You’ve said that you only work on “films that leave you feeling gut-punched.” Can you explain what you mean by that?

I watch a lot of horror movies. I like about 70% of what I see. The 10% that I adore are the ones that stun me in some way. If I find myself saying “holy shit!” at any point in a movie, that’s a keeper. A great example of that would be Gaspar Noé‘s work. For all of the work that goes into filmmaking, I wouldn’t want to bother with something that doesn’t at least aspire to disturb or upset people.

Bret now has a number of features under his belt. Did you particularly want to work with him on a project?

Definitely. I first met Bret at a Splatter Cinema screening of Takashi Miike‘s ICHI THE KILLER [2001]. A few months later, we both ended up on the jury for BAFF. We became friends, and it was clear that we shared a taste for subversive films. We first discussed working together when he was beginning THE UNWANTED [2014]. It just wasn’t the right time or fit, so we decided to do something else once that was completed. We talked about a number of different ideas and themes, and then he showed up with a script! And here we are!

Alice Lewis and Joe Sikes in THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE (2019).

The giallo aspects of the movie (cinematography, bloodletting, music!) imbue it with that retro quality that we love while also being very contemporary, delving into returning vet Jonathan’s memories of the Iraq War and Middle East terrorism. Can you talk a little about that aspect and balancing then and now in the film? 

Well, the revenge facet of the story lends itself perfectly to the giallo style. But Bret did a great job weaving in Jonathan’s war memories and their role in the obligation he has to fulfill to his sister. Jonathan wrestles with both his decisions during the war and his inability to resolve his family crisis.

The casting also was spot on—especially Alice Lewis and ‘70s horror demi-goddess Lynn Lowry in the pivotal roles of mercurial little girl Berenice and aging, bitter Justice Merrill. Any anecdotes about how they got cast and working with them on set? 

This was Alice’s first real acting role. Bret found her a on a casting website and she was the only young girl who was scowling, so that was exactly what he was looking for in Berenice. With Lynn, that was a decision made after we started the film. In fact, the role was originally written for a man. Bret decided to rewrite the character for Lynn after meeting her during an interview, if I remember correctly. They were both fantastic to work with. On set, Alice would be laughing and playing cards with Joe (who plays Jonathan) one minute, and then snap right into Berenice and be creepy as hell the next minute. She never got tired or bored or complained. Totally professional out of the gate. Lynn really brought it for every scene she performed. She delivered a nasty, unlikeable villian and I can’t even imagine that role being filled by anyone but her now. And Lynn is so nice in real life that it makes it even more impressive.

Lynn Lowry and Kendall Keeling on the set of THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE (2019).

Loved your cameo. How did you keep your cool, sipping wine casually in the foreground while the film’s two young…er…protagonists…get to know each other?  

I was totally unprepared for that, as you can probably tell from what I am wearing. We had shot the scene with Joe and Rachel a couple of times already when Bret said he needed something in the foreground. That something ended up being me. He handed me his phone to read and I remember being appalled that he had 1000 unread emails—I am pretty neurotic, so that drives me crazy! I also remember that I drank almost two glasses of wine before he was happy with the shot.

How was the film funded and what’s next after it plays Buried Alive?

Most of it was funded through Bret’s company Illustrated Films, LLC. We also raised about $10k through Kickstarter to complete it. We are submitting it to festivals through next spring and then expect a commercial release next summer, if everything goes as planned.

You’re also a film reviewer and you watch an astounding number of horror films annually. What trends and directors are pushing the envelope now, in your opinion? A few film recommendations for our readers?

I mentioned Gaspar Noé earlier, and his film CLIMAX was my favorite one so far this year. And although it was released last year, I have gotten a lot of traction out of Coralie Fargeat‘s REVENGE. I have shown it to a ton of my friends and everyone is always cheering before it’s over. It has a lot of “holy shit!” moments. I still really like anything that smells like French Extreme, but I have also enjoyed some domestic films this year. CRAWL by Alexandre Aja was so much fun. Well, he is French, but the film isn’t.

Kendall Keeling and Angus Scrimm.

You’ve attended a lot of horror cons and met so many of the actors and filmmakers behind horror classics. What one or two encounters stand out and surprised or delighted you the most?

I love going to horror cons and I am a total fangirl. Two of the absolute sweetest guests I have met are [actor] Angus Scrimm (PHANTASM[1979]) and [director] George Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD[1968]). Angus had each person he met sit down with him and just talk for about 10 minutes. It was so lovely and so wonderful seeing him enjoy all the fans. Romero is such a legend that I was about to pass out by the time I met him. He said that I had a great name and that I should be an anchorwoman. I don’t remember anything else about our conversation, but I was floating on air after that.

George Romero and Kendall Keeling.

What’s next for Kendall Keeling, film producer?

I am currently working on a screenplay for an idea I have had hanging around for about a decade now. I am also thinking about directing a music video for a kind of a horror song I wrote. I play survival horror video games whenever I can, so I am trying to work on these other things when I get the chance.

 

 

Find the full schedule and purchase tickets to Buried Alive Film Festival 2019 here.

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The 2019 Buried Alive Film Festival Raises Hell in its 14th Year and Gores it up with Five Days of the Best Global, US and Local Indie Horror Treasures!

Posted on: Nov 11th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

This haunted holiday season is alive and kicking as the Buried Alive Film Festival (BAFF) kills it with another year of hellacious cinematic treats! BAFF is brought to you by Festival Director, Kool Kat Blake Myers and Event Director, Kool Kat Luke Godfrey and a helluva killer team of mad scientists working behind the scenes. Gore it up with five blood-filled days (November 13-17) of film terror, including 8 features, 51 short independent horror films from around the globe, and two extra special events, bringing its sinister shenanigans for a fourth year to 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points.

BAFF kicks off Wed. Nov. 13, at 8pm, with the ever-popular BAFF Sinema Challenge, giving local filmmakers the opportunity to bring to life a horror film in 13 days. Production starts on November 1 and films are screened on the festival’s opening night. The contest is judged by co-creator and exclusive programmer for Turner Classic Movies (TCM) weekly late-night cult movie showcase TCM Underground, Kool Kat Millie De Chirico and “Archer” animation director and Atlanta-based filmmaker, Marcus Rosentrater.

Thursday night kicks off with Shorts Program #1: First Shovel in the Grave is always the best!, which includes Ujicha’s [Director of BAFF 2018’s VIOLENCE VOYAGER] TEMPURA (Japan) about man’s best friend; David Bornstein’s UNHOLY MOLE, where selling one’s soul for guacamole is where it’s at; German Sancho’s FEARS (Spain), delving into a little girl’s frightening world; Miao’s I LEARNED TO DRIVE AT THE END OF THE WORLD (China) and so many more! The Opening Night Feature is Michael Laicini and David Amito’s ANTRUM: THE DEADLIEST MOVIE EVER MADE (2018), a film about a cursed ‘70s film that finally has come to light. Watch if you dare!

Tricks ‘n’ treats abound as Friday brings you Shorts Program #2: Grave worm’s Finest, which includes Tyler Martin’s creepy crawly short, HATCH (USA); Jeon Jinkyu’s THE DEATH VENDOR (Korea), with death for sale; get exorcised with Steven Stull’s D IS FOR DEMON (USA); fight for your life with Kate Trefry’s HOW TO BE ALONE (USA) and more! Stick around for the 8pm Feature as punk mutants take on Vietnam vets in Joe Begos’s VFW (2019), preceded by James Sizemore and Tim Reis’s psychedelic short, BUDFOOT (USA/Local), shot at Kool Kat Shane Morton’s Silver Scream FX Lab! And of course no respectable horror film festival would be complete without screening a few horror classics, and ATLRetro loves all the special events chosen this year, including a special screening of Andrew Lemen’s 2005 silent film, THE CALL OF CTHULHU with a live soundtrack by Atlanta-based jazz group Samadha, followed by a special midnight grind-house screening of Ben Winston’s ‘70s-esque biker flick HELL BOUND (2018)!

The heads just keep rolling as Saturday brings you Shorts Program #3: Who Said Robbing Graves Wasn’t Fun! including Neal O’Bryan and Chad Thurman’s tasty TOE (USA); Jill Gevargizian getting twisted with ONE LAST MEAL (USA); Trevor Mirosh’s intergalactic EXHIBIT MAN (Canada); Tony Reames terrorizing the babysitter with PLAYTIME’S OVER (USA/Local); Stacey Palmer’s toothy gore, TOOTHACHE (USA/Local) and more followed by a 4pm Feature, dishing out sex education at its most sinister with Keola Racela’s PORNO (USA), preceded by Elwood Quincy Walker’s KISSED (USA). At 6pm, BAFF brings you Shorts Program #4: Dig the Grave Deep So They Can’t Crawl Out, featuring some #METOO horror with Yfke van Berkelaer’s LILI (Netherlands); Mia’kate Russel’s MAGGIE MAY (Australia); Ferris Wheels and strange creatures with Carlos Baena’s LA NORIA (Spain); Tomi Malkki’s SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET (Finland) and more! At 8pm get ready for another hellacious Feature with Brett and Drew Pierce’s boy vs. 1000-year old witch, THE WRETCHED (USA), preceded by Rich Ragsdale’s THE LOOP (USA)! And to top off the evening, BAFF offers a special treat at 10pm with a screening of Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz’s splatter classic, THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984), hosted by Atlanta’s award-winning Blast Off Burlesque, who will stage one of their signature TabooLaLa events including a performance inspired by the film before the screening! Last but not least is a midnight screening of local Tony Reams’ (et al) DEAD BY MIDNIGHT (USA).

For those early birds, Sunday kicks off with a 12pm feature of Kool Kat Bret Wood’s THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE (2019) [keep your eyes peeled for our Kool Kat of the Week, Producer Kendall Keeling coming soon], preceded by Joshua Giuliano’s IN SOUND WE LIVE FOREVER (USA), followed by a 2pm Feature screening of Sandy K. Boon’s documentary, J.R. “BOB” DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIOUS (USA), exploring the phenomenon of two self-proclaimed weirdos from Ft. Worth who created their own cult following, preceded by Alastar Train’s ALL STRETCHED OUT (UK). At 4pm, BAFF treats you to another feature with Kool Kat Daniel Griffith’s creaturific documentary, MARK OF THE BEAST: THE LEGACY OF THE UNIVERSAL WEREWOLF (USA/Local), preceded by Josh Gould’s MEAT WAGON (USA). Shorts Program #5: The Toll of the Death Bell promises a monstrous good time with screenings of David Oesch and Remo Rickenbacher’s DEAD ANIMALS (Switzerland); Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gaasparini’s DEAD TEENAGER SÉANCE (Brazil); Charles de Lauzirika’s LOVE BITE (USA), and more! And finally, the closing ceremonies and awards show begins at 8pm!

The 7 Stages Theatre is located at 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Individual program block tickets are $12, and five-day festival passes are just $120.

For more information and the complete Buried Alive Film Festival schedule, visit the website here. And view the official 2019 BAFF bumper here.

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, November 11-17, 2019

Posted on: Nov 11th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off this killer holiday season with ATLRetro and Buried Alive! Film Festival and all the other shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, November 11

Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Get old-school with the Daughters of Legacy at City Winery! Get some soul with Ari Lennox at the Variety Playhouse! Or get rocked with The Purkinje Shift at The Earl! Get old-timey with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, November 12

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema their Classics Series with a screening of Orson Welles’s THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942) at 7pm! New-Wave it up with Peter Hook & The Light (New Order, Joy Division) at the Variety Playhouse! Kikagaku Moyo dishes out a night of psychedelic folk at Terminal West! TCM Big Screen Classics gets criminal and presents a 45th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Sludge on down to 529 for a night with Order of the Owl, Blackwater Holylight and Monolord! The New Pornographers rock out at the Buckhead Theatre! Teedra Morris dishes out a night of soul at City Winery! Spend the night with The Doobie Brothers at the Cobb Energy Centre! Get down with Puma Blue at Eddie’s Attic! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 13

Kick off the wickedly weird and bone-chilling adventure that is the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival (BAFF), Atlanta’s premiere independent horror film festival presented by Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke Godfrey and more, with screenings at 8pm of the 2019 Sinema Challenge, a thirteen day filmmaking competition, judged by Kool Kat Millie De Chirico and Marcus Rosentrater, at 7 Stages! WUSSY MAG gets MOMsterific with a screening of Frank Perry’s MOMMIE DEAREST (1981) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Jangle pop it up with Robyn Hitchcock at Eddie’s Attic! Get experimental and make your way to 529 for a night with Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel, Kilberth, Posadist and Tiny Scissors! Get your Americana fix with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Or get rocked with Dinosaur, Jr. at the Variety Playhouse! TCM Big Screen Classics gets criminal and presents a 45th Anniversary screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER PART II (1974) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s ONE, TWO, THREE (1961) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Catch Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS (2002) at 7:15pm! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John McTiernan’s DIE HARD (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Garage rock it up with AllahLas and Mapache at Terminal West! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, November 14

The 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival officially begins tonight, horrifying through Nov. 17, with the first shorts block beginning at 7:30pm, and the Opening Night Feature, Michael Laicini and David Amito’s ANTRUM: THE DEADLIEST MOVIE EVER MADE (2018) screens at 9:30pm! Or get wonderfully bizarre and experience The Twilight Zone: A 60th Anniversary Celebration in theatres across Atlanta, featuring screenings of six episodes and a documentary short titled “Remembering Rod Serling” at 7pm [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); CineBistro Brookhaven; Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16]!  Honky-tonk it up with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge during their ThankXgiving Fall Ball! Rock out at The Earl with More (Abby Gogo), Country Westerns, Safety Net, Willful Boys and Strobobean! Get down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sonia Leigh, The Good Graces and Virginia Plane! The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, beginning tonight and running through Dec. 23! Get some soul with Vintage Trouble and Kyle Daniel at The Loft! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Bumpin’ Uglies and more! Jazz it up with Joey Sommerville at Suite Food Lounge! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Sister Hazel at the Variety Playhouse! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 15

Get your terrified tail down to the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival for a helluva line-up of monstrous goodness beginning at 6pm, including a special screening of Andrew Lemen’s 2005 silent film, THE CALL OF CTHULHU at 10:30pm, with a live soundtrack by Samadha, and get hellacious with a midnight grind-house screening of Ben Winston’s ‘70s-esque biker flick HELL BOUND (2018)! Get rocked and sleaze out at The Star Bar with The Woolly Bushmen, Bad Spell, Death Panels and Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello! Yo Adrian! Get with the kool kids and catch a Legacy Series screening of John G. Avildsen’s ROCKY (1976) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get folksy with The Ain’t Sisters at the Crimson Moon Cafe! Spend the night with Trace Bundy and Toby Lightman at Eddie’s Attic! Experience Myrna Clayton at the High Museum! Get rocked at The Highlander with Bleach Garden, Buzzard Cult and Ashes to Omens! Make your way to Stillwell’s Emporium for their Autumn Craftstravaganza! Hope Worldwide presents A Tribute to Elton John “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road” at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Folk rock it up with Corey Smith at City Winery! Get rocked with The Holly Street Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Folk it up with Bob Schneider and Carolina Story at Terminal West! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! Get old-school with Gwen & Vintage Vantage at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 16

The 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival kicks off at 2pm! Today’s grotesque goodies include Atlanta’s Stacey Palmer’s short “Toothache,” one of our favorite Finnish directors, Tomi Malkki’s animation, “Skeletons in the Closet,” and more! And make your way to Tromaville as Blast-Off Burlesque’s film series TABOOLALA, features a live pre-screening performance celebrating Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz’s splatter classic, THE TOXIC AVENGER (1984), followed by a screening of the film at 10pm! Get bizarre and creep on down to the Atlanta Oddities & Curiosities Expo at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, from 11am – 6pm! Or get artsy at the EAV Farmer’s Market during their Fall Arts Festival! Grab your favorite ghoulish guy or gal and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Love Stories of Oakland tour! Get the rockin’ blues with John Hiatt and Colin Elmore at City Winery! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for the 11th Homebrew Hootenanny featuring Mudcat, I Want Whisky, Max & Maggie, Skunkweed Juju and more! Get adventurous and make your way to Sweetwater for the JOE STRYKER Movie Premiere, followed by live tunes with ELZIG, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures and DDC! Or get down to Center Stage for the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Show! Get countrified with Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin at the Buckhead Theatre! Mock of Ages pays tribute to Def Leppard at Madlife Stage & Studios! Rock out at The Star Bar with Rick Richards & The Sweet Things, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters and The Speedwells! Get doom’d with Electric Wizard at the Tabernacle! Make your way to Vinyl for a jammin’ night with The Jauntee, Casual Cadenza and the Jack River Band! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Vista Room! Make your way to the Candler Park Art Block for art, live music and more! Cool John Ferguson dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 17

It’s your last chance to gore it up at the 14th Annual Buried Alive! Film Festival, so come on out for some fangtastic films beginning at 12pm, including a screening of Kool Kat Bret Wood’s THOSE WHO DESERVE TO DIE (2019), produced by Kendall Keeling (Keep your slimy eyes peeled for our Kool Kat of the Week feature on Kendall coming this week!), Sandy K. Boon’s documentary, J.R. “BOB” DOBBS AND THE CHURCH OF THE SUBGENIOUS (2019), Kool Kat Daniel Griffith’s monsterific documentary, MARK OF THE BEAST: THE LEGACY OF THE UNIVERSAL WEREWOLF (2019), and so much more! The Center for Puppetry Arts brings you Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – A Sensory-Friendly Afternoon, from 12pm to 5pm! It’s a night of folksy blues at City Winery with Sawyer Fredericks! Or indie folk it up with Fruit Bats at Terminal West! Get yer alt-country fix with William Elliott Whitmore at the Variety Playhouse! Get in the holiday mood and catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Robert Zemeckis’s THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17! (LAST CHANCE!)

The Aurora Theatre rings in the season with their Christmas Canteen, through Dec. 23!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019

Posted on: Oct 27th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Forget the horrorific daily grind and take a peek at what we have in store for you killer kool kiddies! Let ATLRetro fill you with a week’s worth of swingin’ good times; from vintage, fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll to bloody fangtastic films to classic cinema galore! It’ll be a bloody good time, so get out and get Retro and HALLOWEEN it up right!

Monday, October 28

The Plaza Theater continues their Little Plaza of Horror Series with screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at 7pm and Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) at 9:30pm! Rock out at 529 with Buzzard Cult, Hot Ram and more! Jazz it up with Elephant Wrecking Ball and Misnomer at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get the delta blues with The California Honeydrops at Terminal West! Get creeped out on Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Brian De Palma’s CARRIE (1976) at 8:30pm! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get old-timey with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop!  Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 29

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets monsterific during their Classics Series screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) at 7pm! Or get a tasty treat with a screening of Jonathan Demme’s SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! It’s UNICEF Movie Night at The Plaza Theater, so come get terrified with a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM (1996) at 7pm! Get countrified with James Dupre & The Randy Travis Band at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 30

WUSSY MAG gets bewitched with screenings of Kenny Ortega’s HOCUS POCUS (1993) at 7pm and 10pm at The Plaza! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Helmet celebrates 3o years of rockin’ out at the Masquerade! Have a bloody good time with a screening of Taika Waititi’s WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS (2014) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! Make a trek to the Bates Motel/CineBistro Brookhaven and catch a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO (1960) at 7pm! Or get possessed at Studio Movie Grill’s (Marietta/Alpharetta)  screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) at 7:15pm! Get down with Los Colognes and Midnight North at The Earl! Indie pop it up with Tegan and Sara at the Variety Playhouse! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Blues it up with Mudcat & the Piedmont Playboys at Blind Willies! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 31

IT’S ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE! Get mischievous all you miscreants, spooks and ghouls! Pull out your ghastly costumes and get spooky and see what gory galas ATLRetro has in store for you! The Star Bar gets hellacious with their Halloween Bash featuring ELZIG, Bigfoot and more! Spook on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Live from WVL Radio Theatre: The Headless Hessian of Sleepy Hollow event presenting a series of classic American horror stories at 8pm! Get rocked at 529 with their A Very Sabbath Halloween Party featuring Slack Sabbath, a tribute to Black Sabbath featuring members of El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, Till Someone Loses an Eye (Kool Kat Aileen Loy), Bully and more; BLACK TO COMM paying tribute to The MC5 featuring members of The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), The Buzzards of Fuzz & Anna Kramer and The Lost Cause – fronted By Chunklet Industries‘ Henry Owings; THE RAYMONDS paying tribute to The Ramones featuring members of Order of the Owl, West End Motel, The Rent Boys and All Night Drug Prowling Wolves; and FOR SALE paying tribute to The Replacements featuring members of Magnapop, Young Antiques, The Channel Three and more! Funk it up this Halloween with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Terminal West! Haunt on down to The Earl for a night with The Casket Lottery, Dead Neighbors and Eager Lungs! The Plaza Theater spooks it up with their Little Plaza of Horror Series screenings of Eduardo Sanchez/Daniel Myrick’s THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (1999) at 6pm, Andrew Fleming’s THE CRAFT (1994) at 8pm, and Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 10pm! Spend the night with The Cinematic Orchestra at The Loft! Boogie down ghoul style at Venkman’s during their Ghostbusters Halloween Dance Party! Goth it up at The Highlander during Nocturnia’s All Hallows Eve Party! Punk Black ATL Fest V kicks off their 3 day event at Union EAV with a Halloween Party featuring killer tunes by Chiiirp, DEA & SAINT, Nevamour and Vickis Dream! Spook it up at Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at 8:30pm! Have a bloody good time with a screening of Stephen Norrington’s BLADE (1998) hosted by Patina Pictures at the Georgia Blood Garden (Georgia Beer Garden) at 7pm! Party it up in the decadent Parisian atmosphere of Paris on Ponce featuring a costume contest with prizes, photo booth, burlesque performances by The Rouge Collective, Macabre Magic by N.Ever & Moore and music by Kool Kat Blair Crimmins and The Hookers! Boogie down with The Florida Bee Gees at Madlife Stage & Studios! Get the blues with Eliza Neals & the Narcotics and Rae & the Ragdolls at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Or spook on down with the kiddies for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, November 1

Night 2 of Punk Black ATL Fest V kills it at The Star Bar with Nerdius_prime, Royal Sun, Sixteen Bullets, Joy Boy, KillerKroc, SAMURAI SHOTGUN, Conkrete God and HOWLING STAR! Keep the spooky season alive and make your way to the 9th Annual Grant Park Halloween Lantern Parade! Or creep on down to the Fernbank Museum’s Forest Night Walk! Spend the night with Elton John during his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour at State Farm Arena! It’s tribute night at Venkman’s so rock on down for a night with Lobsters of Rock (The B-52s) and The Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett)! Get your old-timey country fix with Jimmy Webb at City Winery! Rock out with the Screaming Females at The Earl! Boogie down with The Florida Bee Gees at Madlife Stage & Studios! Funk it up with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, November 2

It’s your last chance to rock out at Punk Black ATL Fest V at Union EAV with Play Center, LIFEFIRE9, Blacker Face, Konniption Of Ymerej, Bangarang, Eurasian Eagle and Paleos! Get smokin’ and bluegrass it up with some spicy vittles at Chomp & Stomp 2019, raisin’ a ruckus with Kool Kat Amy Pike and Bonaventure Quartet, the Georgia Mountain String Band, Smokey’s Farmland Band, Evan Stepp & The Piners, Slim Chance & The Convicts and more! Celebrate Day of the Dead during Mutiny Artwwrx’s Day of the Dead Art & Culture Festival! Get your Afrobeat fix with The Budos Band at the Variety Playhouse! Boogie down at 529 during their New Wave Dance Party Battle! Get your retro fashion kick at The Plaza during their Georgia Hollywood Review Kickoff Party featuring a screening of Deborah Riley Draper’s documentary VERSAILLES ’73 at 3pm! Rockabilly it up with Lee Rocker at the Buford Community Center! Marcus Johnson gets jazzy at City Winery! Get your Van Halen tribute fix with ’84 at Madlife Stage & Studios! Cody Matlock dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! Boogie down for night 2 with Elton John at State Farm Arena! Or funk it up with Mausiki Scales & the Common Ground Collective at Venkman’s! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 3

Relive the golden era of soul at Venkman’s with Ladies of Soul! Get your Mongolian folk rock fix with The Hu at the Variety Playhouse! Edwin McCain dishes out a night of ‘90s alt rock at City Winery! It’s your last chance to spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW! And make sure you get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during their final presentation of The Edgar Allan Poe Experience! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of John Hughes’s PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES (1987) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! [LAST CHANCE!]

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9!

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 21-27, 2019

Posted on: Oct 20th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro massacres this spooky season with all the haunting and bone-chilling madness your little black hearts desire! We’ve got horror and slasher flicks! We’ve got sinister seduction and the unruly undead! We’ve got ghosts and goblins and monsters, oh my! Become one with the creatures of the night this week and rock out with a helluva line-up of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 21

The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 7:30pm, and Neil Jordan’s INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE (1994) at 10pm! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Catch a screening of Tara Wood’s documentary on Quentin Tarantino’s first eight films, QT8: THE FIRST EIGHT (2019) at theatres across Atlanta [Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Spend the night with Steven Gilbert at the Red Light Café! Get bluesy with Bill Sheffield at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to the Wrecking Bar for a night with Amy Rigby! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 22

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema rolls in the hay with their Classics Series screening of Mel Brooks’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at 7pm! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get intergalactic with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Cobb Energy Centre! The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 9:30pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Beauregard Higgins and Joey Harkum! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 23

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s SABRINA (1954) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get your Americana fix with Hollis Brown at Eddie’s Attic! The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17! Get rocked with Sleater-Kinney at the Tabernacle! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get freaked with a screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Get folksy with Mt. Joy and Susto at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs), or catch a screening at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 24

Beer & Lounge at the Clermont Lounge with the Subsonics, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Get the blues with Mandi Strachota at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to Venkman’s for Girls Just Dance with Somebody (Ladies of the 80s/90s), hosted by Yacht Rock Revue! The Plaza Theater presents their Little Plaza of Horror Series 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at 10pm! Get rocked with Miss June at The Earl! Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9! Roots rock it up with Famous Blue Raincoat at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get folksy with Jonathan Wilson and The Dead Tongues at Terminal West! Boogie down with Canned Heat at The Vista Room! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Or spook on down with the kiddies for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 25

The Dixie Tavern delivers one hellacious Halloween Party with Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Los Meesfits! Or get hell-bent at The Highlander with The Tomb Tones, Screamin’ Demons and Ghost Moths! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Or catch a broom to the Hocus Pocus Market featuring local art, live tunes with The African Space Program Collective, Dr. Tune, Emily Holloway and more, and other magical shenanigans! Or strut your spooky stuff during the Grant Park Lantern Parade from 6pm to 10pm! Have a screaming good time at the Fernbank Museum’s Fright Night featuring live music, costume contests, twilight access to the Halloween-themed outdoor experience, “Woodland Spirits,” and more! Rock out with Magnapop, Nikki & the Phantom Callers, Tiger! Tiger! and Young Antiques at 529! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of Tod Browning’s DRACULA (1931) at 8pm! Creep on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for The Music of Thriller & the Rocky Horror Picture Show with a screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) at midnight! Death metal it up with Obituary, Abbath and Midnight at the Buckhead Theatre! Get country folked with Ian Noe and Jeremy Ivey at The Earl! The Porchlighters folk it up at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at Eddie’s Attic! Psychobilly it up at The Star Bar with Fiend Without a Face and more! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get down The Hybrids at the Northside Tavern! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight, with special Halloween costume contests and mystery prizes!

Saturday, October 26

Get spooked with ghost stories galore during Scary Fireside Stories for Halloween at the Lake Claire Community Land Trust! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Haunt on down to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 8pm! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, with your last chance to get down with your favorite band of specters at the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Allied Ink Tattoo and UrbnPop (Kool Kat Chris Hamer) brings you the Halloweird Tyson’s Corner Fall Fest featuring local artists and ghoulish treats! Rock out with Stiff Little Fingers and The Avengers at the Masquerade! Kool Kats the Casket Creatures bring you their 7th Annual Halloween Party with Die 985, Freakshow Sinema and The Tomb Tones at Sweetwater Bar & Grill! Catch a screening of Lon Chaney’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) with live organ accompaniment by Randy Elkins at Druid Hills Presbyterian Church at 8pm! Get down to the The Star Bar and psyche rock it up with The Schizophonics, Bad Spell and Black Cat Rising, or make your way downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s ANT LODGE Presents: Jeffrey Butzer Turns 40 party! Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance at Amsterdam Atlanta! Boogie down with The S.O.S. Band at Center Stage! Purple Madness pays tribute to Prince at Madlife Stage & Studios! The Rainmen dish out a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock ‘n’ roll at Northside Tavern! ATL Collective relives Earth, Wind and Fire’s THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with the Polyrhythmics at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at Eddie’s Attic! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater with two screenings of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975), featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at 9pm and midnight, with special Halloween costume contests and mystery prizes for the last show! Make your way to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with the 4 Man String Band! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 27

Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of John S. Robertson’s DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) at 3pm, with organ accompaniment by Kool Kat Ron Carter! Americana it up with Wyatt Espalin at the Crimson Moon Café! Melvin Seals & the JGB pay tribute to Jerry Garcia at the Variety Playhouse! Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3! Get bewitched with a screening of Alfonso Cuaron’s HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) in concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get spooky at the Halloweentown Market! Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  [LAST CHANCE!]

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3!

Horrorific hilarity ensues as Out Front Theatre Company presents LITTLE SHOP OF WHORES, through Nov. 3!

Spook on down with the kiddies to the Center for Puppetry Arts for THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN OF SLEEPY SILLY HOLLOW, through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

Out Front Theatre Company presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, through Nov. 9!

The Fox Theatre is bewitchin’ with their presentation of WICKED, through Nov. 17!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 14-20, 2019

Posted on: Oct 14th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Become one with the creatures of the night this week and rock out with one helluva line-up of spooktacular shenanigans!

Monday, October 14

Spook on down to Ponce City Roof for their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Brad Silberling’s CASPER (1995) at 8:30pm! Or have a ghastly good time during Aurora Theatre’s Spirits & Spirits Ft. the Wicked Library at 8pm! Get Russian retro-rocked with Igor & the Red Elvises, The Muckers and Blood Oaks at the Masquerade! Catch a screening  of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) at 4:45pm and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) at 10:30pm at The Plaza Theater! Get retro rocked with Making Movies at Vinyl! Get old school with the Silkworm Smugglers at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 15

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s TOKYO TWILIGHT (1957) at 7pm! Get monsterific at the opening night of Battle & Brew’s Monster Mash Art Show! Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) presents Empire’s Final Reel: Andy Warhol and the Cinema of Darkness at Beautiful Briny Sea starting at 7:30pm! Get down with ’68, The Inspector Cluzo, The Messenger Birds and Ghost Moths at The Drunken Unicorn! The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series screens a trifecta of evil with Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990), Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981), and Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974)! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Get down with Yaiin Bey (Mos Def) at the Masquerade! Whet your appetite at Ponce City Roof during their Movies on the Roof event featuring a screening of Jonathan Demme’s SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991) at 8:30pm! Get your jazzy flamenco fix with New Bojaira at the Red Light Café! Get to the root of it all with The Mighty Pines at Smith’s Olde Bar! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 16

Emory Cinematheque screens Billy Wilder’s STALAG 17 (1953) in White Hall at 7:30pm! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, bone chilling Oct. 9, Oct. 15, and Oct. 17! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  The Highlander rocks out with their Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Catch a screening  of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) at 4:45pm and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) at The Plaza Theater! Get experimental during the Legendary Pink Dots 40th Anniversary Tour in Purgatory at the Masquerade, or rock out with Face-to-Face  and Lagwagon in Heaven! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Or catch a screening of Ridley Scott’s GLADIATOR (2000) at CineBistro Brookhaven! Death metal it up with Sweden’s Amon Amarth at the Tabernacle! Funk it up with Corey Henry & The Funk Apostles with Ric Wilson at Terminal West! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Bluegrass Jam! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 17

Conjure up a haunting myth with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater during PlazaDrome’s screening of Bernard Rose’s CANDYMAN (1992) at 9:30pm! Get hellacious and rock on down to the Clermont Lounge for the 4th Annual Shock & Roll Halloween Extravaganza featuring Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, ELZIG and Captain & Maybelle! Rock on down to The Star Bar for their Halloween Parade Weekend Kick-Off Party featuring El Capitan & the Reluctant Sadists, Naan Violence, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more! Shake a Prohibition pandemonium tail feather with Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers during Paris on Ponce’s Burlesque Night! Have a blood-curdling good time as NerdLanta presents their Back to the ‘80s Movie Night, every third Thursday of the month, at Mother Bar+Kitchen, this month featuring a screening of Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS (1987) and bingo at 7:30pm! Get your heart pumping and catch The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series screening of Tobe Hooper’s THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) at 7:30pm! Get rocked with Mike Watt & The Missingmen at The Earl! Dark Wave it up with Vatican Shadow at 529! Pink Talking Fish bring you a night of Pink Floyd, the Talking Heads and Phish at The Loft! Celebrate Halloween and Pride with an arts market and LGBTQ Halloween Dance Party during Halloween Mas(Queer)ade at Market of the Unorthodox! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Catch the BadAsh AllStar Team bringing their Pink Floyd Jam to the Red Light Café! Honky-tonk it up at Smith’s Olde Bar with JP Harris and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Get your Americana fix with Houndmouth at Terminal West! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 18

Roll in the hay and catch a screening of Mel Brooks’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Honky-tonk it up with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires and more at The Earl! Get jazzy with Dashill Smith at the High Museum! Or jazz it up and spend the night with Ledisi at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get your retro rock fix with Slippery When Wet at Madlife Stage & Studios! Americana it up with Seth Walker at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Terminal West for a night with Anders Osborne and The High Divers! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN (1931) at 8pm! Catch a Legacy Series screening of Robert Mulligan’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get folksy with Foy Vance at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with WILCO at Chastain Park! Hootenanny it up at City Winery with We Banjo 3! Folk it up with the Randall Bramblett Band at the Red Clay Theatre! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Park Tavern! Folk rock it up with Amigo the Devil at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get old-timey with the Georgia Mountain String Band at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, October 19

Today is the day all you ghosts and goblins have been waiting for! Little 5 Points business district hosts its annual L5P Halloween Festival & Parade! So, come on out dressed to the bloody nines in your spookiest Halloween costume and get horrorifically haunted! Get fed! Get rocked! And get your flesh to the biggest Halloween parade in the south! The event wakes from the dead at noon and haunts until 11 pm, with an artists’ market, food venders, as well as two stages for live entertainment, featuring tunes by Rumours, Nameless Nameless, Running down a Dream, Kool Kat Shane Morton with The VALKYRIE, Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley and the Southern Ska Syndicate, Sash the Bash, Slack Sabbath, ELZIG, The Dirty Doors, DJ Romeo Cologne’s Funk Disco and more! The spooktacular parade of horror runs from 4 to 6 pm on Euclid and Moreland and promises to spook even the bravest of the brave, so pick a spot and hold on tight!  Get your faces rocked off and have a bloody fangtastic time!

Funk on down to Terminal West for the Big Bang Block Party featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and more! Have a foot stompin’ good time with Michelle Malone at Eddie’s Attic! The Curtis Leow Project pays tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd at Madlife Stage & Studios! Haunt on down to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) and Michael Gornick’s CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) at 8pm! Yacht Rock Revue gets down at Historic Fourth Ward! Boogie down with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his Destination Unknown: Dead Man’s Party – 80s New Wave Halloween event at The Highlander! Get revved with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The PsychoDevilles at Dixie Tavern! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, followed by your favorite band of specters, The Ghastly Dreadfuls, bringing you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Get the blues with Charlie Wooten at The Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 20

Get down with Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble at The Vista Room! Grind Core it up with Captured! By Robots at 529! Or spend the night with the Cosmic Gypsies at Johnny’s Hideaway! It’s your last chance to unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL! Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! [LAST CHANCE!]

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!

Get haunted at the Wren’s Nest during The Edgar Allan Poe Experience nevermore’ing it up through Nov. 3!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, October 7-13, 2019

Posted on: Oct 6th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get spooked in ATLRetro this week! As the days creep closer and closer to that most haunted pinnacle of fright and terror, we’ve dug up some spooktacular events just for you! The ghosts and goblins have been let loose, so don’t be a fraidy cat – get out and get Retro!


Monday, October 7

WUSSY MAG and Out on Film present their monthly series, Queers on Film, at The Plaza Theater with a screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972) at 7pm, or stick around for The Plaza’s Little Plaza of Horrors Series 35th Anniversary screening of James Cameron’s THE TERMINATOR (1984) at 9:30pm! Get rocked with The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), Delicious, Fantomen and Gnomonaut at 529! Rev it up as Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt goes solo for the night at Smokin’ Cues in Stockbridge! Spend the night with Little Steven and the Interstellar Jazz Renegades at Center Stage! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Rock out with Napalm Death, Sick of it All and more at the Masquerade! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, October 8

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Agnes Varda’s ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (1977) at 7pm! Or angora sweater it up as Genre-ly Speaking presents The Plaza Theater’s Little Plaza of Horror Series 25th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (1994) at 9pm! Get down with Yaiin Bey (Mos Def) at the Masquerade! Spook on down to the Red Light Café for a killer night with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Boolesque Spooktacular! Get folksy with Julia Jacklin and Christian Lee Hutson at Terminal West! Jazz guitar it up with John Pizzarelli for two shows (7pm/9pm) at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Justin Townes Earle and at the Variety Playhouse! Get the Piedmont blues with Mudcat during Gypsy Rose’s Mudcat Tuesdays event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, October 9

Emory Cinematheque noirs it up and screens Billy Wilder’s ACE IN THE HOLE (1951) in White Hall at 7:30pm! The Fox Theatre dishes out a spooktacular time as they haunt it up during their annual Fox Theatre Ghost Tours, bone chilling Oct. 9, Oct. 15, and Oct. 17! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!  WUSSY MAG presents a screening of Wes Craven’s SCREAM 2 (1997) at The Plaza Theater at 7pm, or stick around for The Plaza’s Little Plaza of Horrors Series 40th Anniversary screening of David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD (1979) at 10pm! Skank on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Toasters, the Scotch Bonnets and Southern Ska Syndicate (Kool Kat Rev Andy Hawley)! Get rocked with Mudhoney at Terminal West! Catch a screening of Joe Sweet’s HOW TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (2002) at CineBistro Brookhaven at 7pm! Swing noir it up with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Jonathan Lynn’s CLUE (1985) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Catch a screening of Tim Burton’s BEETLEJUICE (1988) at Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta) at 7:15pm! Honkytonk on down to The Star Bar for Cowboy Karaoke! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, October 10

Angora sweater it up as Genre-ly Speaking presents a 25th Anniversary screening of Tim Burton’s ED WOOD (1994) at The Plaza Theater during their Little Plaza of Horrors Series at 10pm! Tell us who you’re gonna call during 35th Anniversary screenings of Ivan Reitman’s GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Or unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get magical and spend the night with Penn & Teller at the Cobb Energy Centre! Stomp on down to the Clermont Lounge for a Haunted Honky-Tonk Peepshow with the Ghost Riders Car Club (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton)! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Get rocked with Seagulls and Qualifier at The Earl! Folk rock it up with Angie Aparo at Madlife Stage & Studios! It’s Mai Tai Thursday at Trader Vic’s so get down with some island tunes and have some killer cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Star Bar kicks it in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Karaoke Night, every Thursday! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, October 11

Conjure up a demonic good time with a screening of William Friedkin’s THE EXORCIST (1973) at SCADShow at 7pm! Or catch screenings of Dario Argento/George A. Romero’s TWO EVIL EYES (1990) and Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD (1981) starting at The Plaza Theater tonight! The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra rocks out and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of BEGGAR’S BANQUET and LET IT BLEED with The Music of the Rolling Stones! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober screening of Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY (1932) at 8pm! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Jonathan Byrd! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Madlife Stage & Studios! Funk it up with The Mar-Tans at the Northside Tavern! Get some rockin’ soul with Diane Durrett at the Red Light Café! Get the country blues with Charlie Parr and Marshall Ruffin at Vinyl! Spend the night with Yacht Rock Schooner at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Chrome Castle and The Dround Hounds at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get jazzy at Callandwolde during their Jazz on the Lawn series featuring Joe Gransden and Francine Reed! Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, October 12

Have a stabbing good time with PSYCHO in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Film Love Atlanta (Kool Kat Andy Ditzler) presents a screening of Andy Warhol’s EMPIRE (1964) in 16mm at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences starting at 12pm! New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta! Get down with Chicago at Chastain Park! Spend the night with Ruthie Foster at Eddie’s Attic! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Or creep on down to the Center for Puppetry Arts for their Halloween Masquerade Tour, followed by your favorite band of specters, The Ghastly Dreadfuls, bringing you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26! Americana it up with Scott Miller at the Red Clay Theatre! Grassroots it up and celebrate music, art and community at Oakhurst Porchfest 2019 featuring old-timey tunes by 240 musicians on porches and lawns all around Oakhurst! Geek it up at Edgewood Speakeasy during DM Fight Club: Learn to Dungeon Master! Americana it up with Battlefield Collective at Reformation Brewery! Get your Americana fix with Blackfoot Daisy at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Make your way to the Ivy Wall Drive-In Theatre for their Spook/Haunt/Creep/Gore-tober double-feature screenings of Richard Donner’s THE OMEN (1976) and Gore Verbinski’s THE RING (2002) at 8pm! Get the blues with Cody Matlock at The Northside Tavern! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, October 13

TCM Big Screen Classics presents a 40th Anniversary screening of Ridley Scott’s ALIEN (1979) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Regal McDonough Stadium 16; Studio Movie Grill (Marietta/Alpharetta/Marietta) and Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18]! Haunt on down to The Plaza Theater for their Little Plaza of Horrors Series screening of Robert Weine’s THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1921) with live organ accompaniment at 5pm! Get rocked at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre with Cheap Trick, ZZ Top and Frankie & The Witch Fingers! Get glam with Steel Panther at the Buckhead Theatre! Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20! Get down with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Catch a Flashback Cinema screening of Joe Dante’s GREMLINS (1984) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Unleash evil spirits and catch Out of Box Theatre’s presentation of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL, through Oct. 20!

Your favorite band of specters has returned to the Center for Puppetry Arts as The Ghastly Dreadfuls bring you creepy tales, frightful songs and devilish dances, haunting through Oct. 26!

Haunt on down to Netherworld Haunted House’s new deadly digs in Stone Mountain for their horrorific 23nd season getting gory through Nov. 4!

New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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The Horror! The Horror! Our Top Reasons to Monster Mash it up at the 6th Annual MONSTERAMA CONVENTION

Posted on: Sep 24th, 2019 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

The horror! The horror! Atlanta kicks off its Halloween celebrations with a bang! Spook up the weekend with a whole lotta horror classics by haunting on down to the sixth annual Monsterama Convention (Little Shoppe of Monsterama) invading the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta and haunting all your senses this weekend (Sept. 27-29)! From legendary actors to spook shows to monstrous sightings, here are our top reasons to get your classic monster fix at MONSTERAMA 2019!

1) SILVER SCREAM SPOOK SHOW. Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Professor Morte and the Silver Scream Spook Show featuring the Go-Go Ghouls terrify with a live spook show, followed by a monstrous screening of Jack Arnold’s REVENGE OF THE CREATURE in 3D (1955) on 16mm, Saturday beginning at 4pm!

2) FANGTASTIC FILM. It’s monster movie madness with screenings of hellacious classics (most screening in 16mm) including Lucien Hubbard’s THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1929); Enrique Lopez Eguiluz’s FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR (1968); Leon Klimovsky’s DR. JEKYLL VS. THE WEREWOLF (1972); Denis Sanders’s INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS (1973); EDGAR ALLAN POE Shorts scored by Valentine Wolfe; Michael Reeves’s THE CONQUEROR WORM (1968); John Badham’s DRACULA (1979) in its original theatrical color; Russ Meyer’s BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970); Mario Bava’s BLACK SUNDAY (1960) and more!

3) GHOULISH GUESTS OF THE BIG SCREEN. Catch some killer guests including Jackie Joseph [LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS]; Ian Ogilvy [RETURN OF THE SAINT (78-79); DEATH BECOMES HER (1992); THE SORCERERS (1967)]; Jane Merrow [THE SAINT (1965); THE PRISONER (1967); THE AVENGERS (1967)]; Pauline Peart [THE SATANIC RITES OF DRACULA (1973); CUBA (1979)]; and so many more!

4) HAUNTED ARTISTS. Without killer artists there would be no monsters to love! Get your fill with the creaturific Kool Kat Mark Maddox; comic artist Craig Hamilton [AQUAMAN; GREEN LANTERN]; comics colorist Matt Webb[FLESH AND BLOOD]; and so many more!

5) MONSTER MAKE-UPS & MORE. Get goregous with monster make-up galore as part of this year’s Makers Track! Kevin Meaux delivers a monstrousPainting Maskspanel, Fri. at 6pm, followed by Shane Morton’sGrande Illusions – Special FX from Stage to Screenpanel at 8pm. On Sunday at 11:30amMake Monsterswith FACE OFF’s Roy Wooley, and so much more monster make-up mayhem in between! Stick around for a creeping cornucopia of frightful faces and monster masks!

6) MONSTER ATTACK!  Award-winning illustrator, Mark Maddox teams up with jack-of-all creative trades, Jim Adams, Kool Kat Madeline Brumby and Clay Sayre letting loose upon the unsuspecting public a monstrous creation, their podcast MONSTER ATTACK! Maddox and Adams’s beastly baby aired its first episode on January 11, 2016, diving head first into the monster madness that started it all for these monster kids [William Castle’s spine-chilling, THE TINGLER (1959) and Douglas Hickox/Eugene Lourie’s THE GIANT BEHEMOTH (1959)]. Catch the Monster Attack! squad at 1pm on Sunday!

7) WARPED WRITERS. Writers make the monstrous world go ‘round, so check out guest authors including our Kool Kat of the Week Nancy A. Collins [SONJA BLUE Series; VAMPIRELLA; SWAMP THING]; Amanda Dewees [NOCTURNE FOR A WIDOW; A HAUNTING REPRISE]; Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great grand-nephew (DRACUL; DRACULA THE UN-DEAD); Charles Rutledge [DRACULA’S REVENGE]; Jeff Strand [EVERYTHING HAS TEETH; FEROCIOUS; BLISTER]; Neil Vokes [FRIGHT NIGHT; THE KEY ETERNAL]; John Horner Jacobs [SOUTHERN GODS; THIS DARK EARTH]; and vampire aficionado J. E. Browning [GRAPHIC HORROR: MOVIE MONSTER MEMORIES], and so many more!

8) SCARE-TASTIC SHOPPING. Horror cons are the perfect place to stock up on both classic horror memorabilia, cult classics on DVD and creepy clothing, costumes and accessories. So come on down to the dealer’s room and check out all the toys, collectibles and monstrous goodies you can get your ghoulish little hands on!

9) MONSTER PROM. Hey all you boils and ghouls, get frightfully funky at this year’s Monster Prom, Saturday at 8pm! Dust off the old rat-infested tux, clear out the cobwebs, shine up your shoes and get ready to do the Monster Mash, and maybe even Time-Warp into the wee hours of the morning with DJ Rebecca Perry!

MONSTERAMA main con hours are Fri. Sept. 27 from 2 to 12 a.m.; Sat. Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sun. Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more info, visit the MONSTERAMA official website here.

 

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