This Week in ATLRetro, April 17-23, 2017

Posted on: Apr 17th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what we’ve dug up just for you in ATLRetro!

Monday, April 17

Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of George Sidney’s KISS ME KATE (1953) at 10:30am! Polka on down to Pallookaville for their Dyngus Day 2017 event at 6pm! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 15th anniversary screening of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001), screening through April 20! Krautrock it up at 529 with Acid Mothers Temple, Babylon and Reverends! Get some soul with Emily King at City Winery! CJ Ramone rocks out with Big Eyes and Skin Jobs at The Earl! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And get some soul with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, April 18

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets volcanic with their Classics Series’ screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’AVVENTURA (1960) at 7pm! Or make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for a screening of Mel BrooksBLAZING SADDLES (1974) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Riff Trax Live invades theatres across Atlanta with a screening of Amir Shervan’s SAMURAI COP (1989) at 8pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Buckhead Backlot 6!] City Winery delivers a boot stompin’ night with Junior Brown! Get retrotastic with Bourgeois Mystic at the Red Light Café! The Fox Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s “Matilda: The Musical” through April 23! Get the blues with J. T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night 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, April 19

Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Mel BrooksBLAZING SADDLES (1974) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get the blues and reggae it up with Vieux Farka Toure and Last Good Tooth at Terminal West! Get the blues with a splash of funk at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with Kool Kats Georgia Flood! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 20

Surf on down to The Earl and rock out with Guitar Legend Dick Dale (see ATLRetro’s article on Dale here) and The Gartrells! Or boogie on down to The Star Bar for a night with Southern Culture on the Skids and The Wooly Bushmen! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids! Get classical with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Rocktopia Live: A Classical (R)evolution at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get revived at the Clermont Lounge’s Grand Re-Opening featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club! Get psychedelic with The Fritz, Bird Dog Jubilee and The Groove Orient at Aisle 5! City Winery dishes out The Everly Brother Experience with the Zmed brothers! Get traditional with Max Godfrey, Daryl Shawn and I Together S.O.U.L. at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with Kung Fu, Those Cats, and Dr. Strangelove at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with Jump, Little Children at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, April 21

Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles and Hillbilly Casino rev it up at The Star Bar! Or surf on downstairs as Kool Kats Jeffrey Butzer and Chad Shivers bring Southern Surf Stomp! to the Little Vinyl Lounge featuring The Compartmentalizationalists, Genki Genki Panic, In Snow and Nikki Speake! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Dan Random and Daniel Cowen! Bluegrass it up with Bluebilly Grit at the Crimson Moon Café! Jazz it up with Jason Collier at the High Museum! Sadie Hawkins shimmies on down to the Red Light Café with her Last Pasties Standing event! Rock out and groove on down to Centennial Olympic Park for the Sweetwater 420 Fest, jamming it up through April 23! Sweet & Sassy gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, April 22

The early bird gets the vinyl! Make your way to Criminal Records for 2017’s Record Store Day celebration at 10am! Rock out at The Star Bar’s Planned Parenthood Benefit featuring Illegal Drugs, Midnight Larks, Hymen Moment, Bitter, Paralyzer, Anna Kramer and more! Creep on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Rock out with Kool Kat Noelle Shuck with SheHeHe and more at 529! Jam it up with Bird Dog Jubilee at Vinyl! Rock out at Centennial Olympic Park for day two of the Sweetwater 420 Fest! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night of ‘90s rock with Sister Hazel! Or blues it up with Dr. Dixon & The Operators at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up with Dusty Roads at Venkman’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

 


Sunday, April 23

Celebrate 50 years of Mike NicholsTHE GRADUATE (1967) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! It’s your last chance to groove on down to Centennial Olympic Park for the Sweetwater 420 Fest! Make your way to The Vista Room for the Six String Syndicate! Blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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!

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, April 10-16, 2017

Posted on: Apr 9th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in Retro Atlanta this week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, April 10

Spend the night with Chris Shiflett at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of George Cukor’s BORN YESTERDAY (1950) at 10:30am! Rock out at the Masquerade with The Mumzees, Terry Malts, Business of Dreams and more! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! 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!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And get some soul with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, April 11

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets melodramatic with their Classics Series with a screening of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) at 7pm! Shimmy ‘n’ shake it up as Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spring your fling with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: April Showers event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! The Fox Theatre dishes out a night of folk, Baroque pop with The Decemberists! Rock on down to 529 for a night with The Rubs, Paralyzer and Bad Spell! Spend the night with the “Father of the Italian blues” Zucchero at Center Stage! Funk it up New Orleans-style with Jojo’s Slim Wednesday and Sam Holt at City Winery! Get sinister with a little ‘90s Romanian black metal with Negura Bunget and more at the Drunken Unicorn! Folk it up with Richard Shindell at Eddie’s Attic! Get the blues with J. T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Blind Willie’s gets the blues with the Cody Matlock Band! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night 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, April 12

Raise a ruckus at The Earl with Rev. Hylton’s Tour Kick-Off Show featuring Kool Kat Caleb Warrant & The Gents, Cold Heart Canyon, Blood On The Harp and more! Sci-fi it up with a screening of Joel Silver’s THE MATRIX (1999) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth), 7:15pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Weisshund, The 200s and Bird City! The Musical Box pays tribute to Genesis at Center Stage! Get the blues with a splash of funk at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with Kool Kats Georgia Flood! Rock out with Anthrax at the Tabernacle! It’s a night of Bluegrass & Beyond at The Vista Room! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Danny Michel! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 13

Riff Trax Live invades theatres across Atlanta with a screening of Amir Shervan’s SAMURAI COP (1989) at 8pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Buckhead Backlot 6! Rock out with Uncle Van & the Buzzards of Fuzz, Hot Ram and Trent Rice at The Earl! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a garage rock revival with Parker Gispert! Jam it up at Venkman’s with gr8FLdude & frenz! Groove on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Malcolm Holcombe and Jared Tyler! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock out with a couple cocktails and The Sundogs at Trader Vic’s! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Get down with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, April 14

It’s “Crackerjill Rockabilly Night” at The Star Bar with Rockabilly Kitty Rose, Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers and Crazy Man Crazy! New Wave it up with Yacht Rock Revue as they perform the Talking HeadsSTOP MAKING SENSE at Venkman’s! It’s a night of fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll with The Weeks and The Lonely Biscuits at The Earl! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Suburban Tap (Marietta)! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 15th anniversary screening of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001), screening through April 15! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with 68-75, Kenny Howes & The Wow and Steve Baskin! Donna Hopkins and the Pussy Willows get the rockin’ roots at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Leland Sundries and Todd Snider! Rock out with hits from the 50s-70s with The Way Back Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get folksy with Boo Reefa at Java Monkey! Bluegrass it up with Dusty Roads and C. J. Jones & The Spirit Bones at the Red Light Café! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! Blues it up with John Primer at Blind Willie’s! The Allman Brothers Tribute Band rocks out at Northside Tavern! Boogie on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at 8pm! Spend the night with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Philips Arena! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, April 15

Catch a wave and come on down to Trader Vic’s for The Surf Music Seminar featuring James Honeycutt! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles! The BadAsh Allstar Team brings you their Women Rock Jam at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock out with Michelle Malone and Drag the River at The Vista Room! Get heavy and rock out at Center Stage with Testament, Sepultura and Prong! Make your way to The Earl for a night with PLS PLS featuring this week’s KOOL KAT Dan Dixon (interview here!), Hank & Cupcakes and Fox Grin! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a night of the blues with Geoff Atchison & The Soul Diggers! Or blues it up with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get your Americana fix with the Grassland String Band at the Red Clay Theatre! Sandra Hall & The Shadows dish out a night of bluesy goodness at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern puts on their Annual Sean Costello Celebration featuring Donna Hopkins, the Cody Matlock Band, Danny Michel, Michael Delaney and Odd Man Out! Get old-timey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with The Strand Ole Opry! Make your way to Venkman’s for their Chicken Pickin’ Brunch featuring Sailing to Denver! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wings Café in Dunwoody! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Todd Snider and Steve Poltz! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 16

Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet at Venkman’s! City Winery gets down with some old-time country vibes with Dale Watson & Ray Benson! Blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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!

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, April 3-9, 2017

Posted on: Apr 2nd, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

April showers bring swell ATLRetro shenanigans! Get hep to the jive and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, April 3

Hey Daddy-O! Make your way to City Winery for a riotous night with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 15th anniversary screening of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001), screening through April 6! Get really retro with Greta Garbo and John Barrymore at the Alpharetta Branch Library’s screening of Edmund Goulding’s GRAND HOTEL (1932) at 10:30am! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month!  Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, April 4

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kicks off their new Classics Series with a screening of Federico Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA (1960) at 7pm! Get musical and make your way to the Fox Theatre for “HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH”! Get criminal at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern during their screening of Arthur Penn’s classic BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get the blues with Coco Montoya at City Winery! Americana on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Blake Rainey, Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery and The 19 Hands! Get to jammin’ with Rusted Root at Terminal West! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night 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, April 5

Sci-fi it up with a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (The Final Cut) (1982) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth), 7:15pm! Or catch a TCM Big Screen Classics screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Rock out with The Roomsounds and Roadside Glorious at The Earl! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a night of folksy soul with Ben Sollee! Get down to 529 for a night with Eugene Chadbourne and the Merle Haggard Memorial Orchestra! Get criminal at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern during their encore screening of Arthur Penn’s classic BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Psyche rock it up with Black P*ssy at The Star Bar! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Boogie on down to East Atlanta’s Graveyard Tavern for their Graveyard Swing Night, held the first Wednesday of every month, promising an evening of swingin’ jazz and jive with the Savoy Kings! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, April 6

Get hellacious and rev on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Living Deads, V8 Death Car, Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles, and Crypt 24! Hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they riff Randal Kleiser’s THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (1976) at 7pm! Kick off The Highlander’s 25th Anniversary Weekend with Highlander25 multi-media art show and kick-off party! Twang on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with Bogey & the Viceroy at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple cocktails! Get your folk rock fix with Aaron Lee Tasjan and Jon Latham at The Earl! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a night of folksy soul with Ben Sollee! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a night with the Rumpke Mountain Boys! Get intergalactic with The Space Time Travelers at Avondale Towne Cinema! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, April 7

Catch The Whiskey Gentry’s album release party with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics and The Darnell Boys at Center Stage! Raise a ruckus at The Star Bar with Kool Kats Blackfoot Gypsies, the Stacktone Slims and Phill Reynolds! Oompa Loompa it up at SCADShow with their screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) at 7pm! Folk it up with Leo Kottke and Keller Williams at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a night of rockin’ vintage doo-wop with Shannon & The Clams, Small Reactions and Art School Jocks at The Earl! Get rootsy with Cody Marlowe at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Drunken Unicorn for a night with The Octopus Project, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & the Bicycle Eaters and more! Funk it up with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Rock out with Bas Clas at Avondale Towne Cinema! Have a laugh or two with Jerry Seinfeld at the Fox Theatre! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, April 8

Get your ‘80s fix and spend the night with Duran Duran at Chastain Park! Get Drawn & Disorderly with our pal and Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) and more at the Red Brick Brewing Company! Psycho surf it up as Daikaiju attacks The Star Bar with Lazer/Wulf, Pirato Ketchup, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists and more! Kool Kat VJ Anthony brings you his 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: Duran Duran edition at Amsterdam Atlanta at 10pm! Get some soul with Travis Smith and more at the Red Light Café! Get your psyche pop fix with The Zombies for their Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary Finale Tour at the Variety Playhouse! Get brassy with the Black Sheep Ensemble and Sehwe Village Percussion at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with The Skylarks and Bark at Kavarna! Sleaze it up with Gunpowder Gray, Dead Red Flowers and more at 529! Bluegrass it up with Banjolicious during Venkman’s Chicken Pickin’ Brunch, followed by Acoustic Beatles with Nick Niespodziani and the Elegant Bachelors presenting their Paul (McCartney) vs. Paul (Simon) show! Eighties it up with Electric AvenueThe 80s MTV Experience at The Vista Room! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 9

Banjo it up with The Molsky Mountain Drifters at the Red Light Café! Get revived at Eddie’s Attic with a Gospel Brunch featuring “The American Songbird of the South” Myrna Clayton, Harrold Holloway and Jillian Loux! And come back later that night for Boy Named Banjo! Jazz it up with Trey Dahl and his Quintet at Venkman’s! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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!

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! I

f 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, March 27-April 2, 2017

Posted on: Mar 27th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what we’ve dug up just for you in ATLRetro This Week!

Tuesday, March 28

Folk it up with Six Organs of Admittance and Duet for Theramin Lap and Steel at The Earl! Bluegrass on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Old Salt Union, Brian Elmquist and Jenni Lyn Gardner! Pop on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with The Magnetic Fields! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night 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, March 29

Get the rockin’ blues with Davin McCoy at Eddie’s Attic! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 30

It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Make your way to Grady High School and Meet the Authors of Black Speculative Fiction, including Milton Davis, Kool Kat Balogun Ojetade, Gerald Coleman, Valjeanne Jeffers and more! Get your Cretan lute fix with Xylouris White and White Magic at The Earl! Rock out with Los Lobos at City Winery! The Masquerade dishes out a night of gritty garage punk-y grass with Strung Like a Horse and Bella’s Bartok! Stomp on down to Terminal West for a night with Whiskey Myers and The Steel Woods! Or make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Jackson County Line! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with The Hooten Hallers, Andrea Colburn & Her Low Standards and more! It’s Mai Tai Thursday and a night of Dick Dale-esque shenanigans so get swanky with Grinder Nova at Trader Vic’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, March 31

Videodrome (JavaDrome) continues their Frank Perry retrospective with a screening of his THE SWIMMER (1968) at 8:30pm, with an introduction by Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer, and out soon-to-be Kool Kat of the Week! Get experimental and make your way to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for Kool Kat Andy Ditzler’s Film Love Presents: The Most Human Desire event, focusing on the films of Chick Strand! Rock out with the Starbenders at Avondale Towne Cinema! Orchestra Noir, The Atlanta African-American Orchestra invite you to “A Night at the Symphony” at Center Stage! Funk it up at City Winery with Paul & Fred and the New Orleans Suspects! Get to bluegrassin’ with Noam Pikelny at The Earl! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Twirly Whirly Burly-Q featuring classic burlesque with a classic twirl! Folk rock it up with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Atlanta Symphony Hall! It’s a rockin’ feud at the Variety Playhouse with Led Zeppelin vs. The Who performed by Yacht Rock Revue, with special guest Peter Stroud! Spend the night with Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’ and Five-Eight at The Vista Room! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, April 1

Get intergalactic at 529 with W8ing4UFOs, Shawnthony Calypso, the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra and Kool Kat Aileen Loy with Till Someone Loses and Eye! Skank on down to City Winery for a night with Kool Kat Rev. Andy and the Southern Ska Syndicate! Don’t be the fool who misses Kool Kat “Big Mike” Geier a.k.a. Puddles Pity Party at Center Stage! Or geek it up at Studio Space Atlanta for Hair of the Dragon VI, the premiere costume studio party! Jam it up with Dead Affect with special guest Honeywood at Avondale Towne Cinema! Spend the night with Radiohead at Philips Arena! Rock out with Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’ and Five-Eight at The Vista Room! Come on out to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Michelle Malone, Gareth Asher and more! Blues it up with Rough Draft at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 2

Head on down to City Winery for a night with Micky Dolenz! Get down with tunes of the ‘60s and ‘70s with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Café! Rock out with The Flaming Lips at the Tabernacle! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! Blues it up with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

 

 

Ongoing

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!

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, March 20-26, 2017

Posted on: Mar 19th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get to shakin’ This Week in ATLRetro! From the weird and the horrorific, to honkytonk shenanigans and classic cinema, we’ve dug it all up just for you!

Monday, March 20

Blues it up folk-style with M. Ward at City Winery! Get witchy at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge during the Bleux Stockings Society, Volume 12: Magic event! Catch a screening of Fred Zinnemann’s A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! The Masquerade dishes out a night with ‘60’s rock girl-esque group The Regrettes and Active Bird Community! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month!  Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Get to the root of it all with Brandon Reeves at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 21

Rock out at the Drunken Unicorn with the Cosmonauts, The Molochs and Black Linen! Skip school and head to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of John Hughes’ eighties classic, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Robert Earl Keen! Get some psychedelic soul with Chicano Batman at The Earl! Spend the night with James McCartney at Eddie’s Attic! Win a buck or two at the Fox Theatre during The Price is Right Live! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Andrew Black gets the old-school blues at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out Teenage Fanclub’s “BANDWAGONESQUE”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 22

Get mischievous with Cold Heart Canyon, Blood on the Harp and Urban Pioneers in The Basement! Get your garage rock fix with The Mystery Lights, The Nude Party and Reverends at 529! All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, so have some creepy fun and make your way to Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of  Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at at 7:15pm! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Skip school and head to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of John Hughes’ eighties classic, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Stomp on down to City Winery for an encore performance by Robert Earl Keen! Folk it up with Caroline Spence, Brian Revels, Mike Love and Sol Seed at Eddie’s Attic! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo dishes out a night of blues and southern soul at Blind Willie’s! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 23

It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Get some southern fried funky soul with Secondhand Swagger at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Cracker! The Mark Twain of Americana Paul Thorn makes his way to City Winery! Rock out with Sacred Leather, Gunpowder Gray and Sadistic Ritual at 529! Spend the night with Pierre Bensusan at Eddie’s Attic! Folk it up with Le Vent du Nord at the Red Clay Theatre! Southern Avenue dishes out a night of funky soul at Smith’s Olde Bar! Head on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers! Twang on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! Funk it up with DJ Cozy Shawn’s P-Funk Night at Elmyr! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with the Knotty Boys at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and the Atlanta Horns fire up the rockin’ blues at Blind Willie’s! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, March 24

Get weird and mingle with some killer Weird Fiction/Spec-Lit writers from across the country during The Out Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird’s Pre-Party (more info on the full event covered below) at My Parents’ Basement! Rock out at The Star Bar for a night with Rodney “Pie Man” Henry with Western Star, Black Cat Rising and Sash the Bash! Get down and funk it up with the Charles Walker Band and The Wasted Potential Brass Band at Venkman’s! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Mike Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts and the John Pagano Band! Shimmy on down to City Winery for Wasabassco Burlesque featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love and more! Rock on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for Prog Rock Live Night 2017! Catch a few Summer Sunsets with Yacht Rock Schooner at Park Tavern! Come on out to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Loudon Wainwright III! Get your Americana fix with Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Red Clay Theatre! George Hughley & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with The Kerry Hill Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, March 25

ATLRetro is a proud sponsor of The Out Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird as it gets bizarre and lands in Atlanta at Decatur CoWorks, featuring panels, readings and more featuring 19 Weird Fiction/Spec-Lit writers from across the country, including our soon-to-be Kool Kat, Atlanta’s own Michael Wehunt, Kool Kat Balogun Ojetade, ATLRetro’s own publisher and bloggess in charge Anya Martin, Gerald Coleman, Milton Davis, TOD producer and host Scott Nicolay and more! Spook on down to The Plaza Theater for the 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival’s horror block, FEAR HAUS, hosted by Blair Bathory and Drew Sawyer with guest of honor Luchagore! Make some noise with Dinosaur Jr. and Easy Action at the Variety Playhouse! Fritz Lang it up at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s 90th Anniversary screening of his sci-fi classic, METROPOLIS (1927) at 7:30pm! Get horrorific and rock out at The Highlander with Crypt 24, Drop Dead Nasty and The Cherry Bomb! Get weird ‘n’ artsy at The Odd’s End Curiosity Shop’s Art at the End, Vol. III event! Get your zombie fix with the Atlanta Film Festival’s screening of SPRING BREAK ZOMBIE MASSACRE at the Avondale Towne Cinema presented by Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his GOGO Ghouls, with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby and Allison Maier and more at 5:30/8:30pm! Rock out at The Star Bar with Hank & The Cupcakes, Kool Kat Adam McIntyre with The Pinx, The Stir and the Buzzards of Fuzz! Get really retro and dance like it’s 1799 at an English Country Dance Class with ECD Atlanta at the Decatur Recreation Center! Slim Chance & the Convicts celebrate 30 years with a performance of their 1996 album “TWANG PEAKS” at Kavarna! Come out and play at the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, running through March 26, featuring retro tunes by Dyn-O-Mite, Housebroken, Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers and more! Hillbilly it up at the Red Light Café for a night with Tony Levitas & The Levitations and Roadkill Debutante! It’s Beatlemania at the Red Clay Theatre with Forever Abbey Road! Get morose and boogie on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Night! Get mischievous with The Platinum Boys at 529! Come on out to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Loudon Wainwright III and Leyla McCalla! Get folksy with Cicada Rhythm at Terminal West! Get funky at The Vista Room for a night with The Sundogs and Dyn-O-Mite! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Blues it up with the Juke Joint Jukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Big Bill Morganfield at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 26

Come out for day 2 of the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, featuring retro tunes by Willie Ziavino & the C.O.T. Band, The Breeze Kings, Gurufish, Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Band and more! Get down with Cracker at City Winery! Boogie on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Sadie HawkinsElectric Glitterland Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret. Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! Blues it up with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!


Ongoing

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!

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! I

f 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, March 13-19, 2017

Posted on: Mar 12th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

This Week in Retro Atlanta is the Kat’s Meow! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve found for you! From honkytonk hootenannies to rockin’ garage, glam ‘n’ punk, we’ve got you covered!

Monday, March 13

Rock out with the Crocodiles, AJ Davila, Sash the Bash and Low Valley Hearts at The Earl! Gets some rockin’ soul with the Devon Allman Band at City Winery! Get folksy with the Riverside Joyride, Brad Parsons and Jack’s River Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 14

Shimmy ‘n’ shake it up as Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spring your fling with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Spring Fling! event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get down with Raul Midon at City Winery! Glam it up and spend the night with Bryan Ferry and Judith Owen at the Tabernacle! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with Pony League, Motel Radio and the High Divers! Make your way to Philips Arena for a Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Laugh it up with Perfect Strangers Improv Perfect Strangers & Friends event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Eric Sommer dishes out the blues at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out The Pretenders’ Debut Album! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 15

Get old-timey and folk it up with Saw Black, Ben Trickey, John Vournakis and Lebo Jenkins at 529! Spend the night with Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ n Cryin’) at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Martin Barre at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Vinyl dishes out a night of folksy tunes with Paper Bird! Groove on down to The Star Bar for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Get down with Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 16

Spook it up and rock out with Weird Omen, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Nate & The Nightmares and Deadly Lo-Fi at The Star Bar! Get old-timey and bluegrass it up with The Dustbowl Revival and The John Stickley Trio at The Earl! Or catch the Georgia Mountain String Band and City Hotel at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Spend the night with Regina Spektor at the Tabernacle! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with Bogey & the Viceroy at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, March 17

Rock on down to The Star Bar for their St. Pat’s Jerzfest Day 1 featuring a hellacious night with The Stacktone Slims, Night Terrors, The Crush and The Unsatisfied and more! Get your bizarre circus side-show fix at the Dixie Tavern with the Southern Fried Rock ‘n’ Roll Show featuring Captain & Maybelle, Bigfoot, Kool Kat the Casket Creatures and more! Get your ‘60s and ‘70s rock fix with The Rainmen and Kitten Fontaine at Avondale Towne Cinema! Jamie Laval dishes out a night of Irish folk at the Crimson Moon Café! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Antigone Rising and Mike Farris! Jazz it up with David Potter at the High Museum! Rock out folk-style with The Mulligan Brothers at the Red Clay Theatre! Get the old-time Delta blues at the Red Light Café with the Steel City Jug Slammers, The Brookses and Moses Nesh! The Vista Room gets down with a night of Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for their presentation of “ANNIE” through March 19! Blind Willie’s St. Patty’s it up with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Atlanta Horns! Blues it up with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Review at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, March 18

Honkytonk on down to the Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with The Western Sizzlers, Skye Paige and Donnie Picou! Day 2 of The Star Bar’s St. Pat’s Jerzfest cow punks it up with Nine Pound Hammer, Crank County Daredevils, Bad Spell, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, JJ & The Hustlers and more! Boogie woogie on down to the Northside Tavern’s Chicken Raid 2017 featuring Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Bill Sheffield, Steve “The Blues Dude”, Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck, Robert Lee Coleman, the Wasted Potential Brass Band, Roy Lee Johnson, Chickens and Pigs, Essie Mae Brooks, Mandi Strachota, Cool John Ferguson, Albert White and more! Glam it up with the BadAsh All Star Team’s David Bowie Jam at the Red Light Café! Make your way to The Space’s (A Movement Arts Studio) Movie Night featuring four themed acts based on Rob Reiner’s classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987), followed by a screening of the film! Cabaret it up at the Shakespeare Tavern with Sex Ed Burlesque, presented by Bettie Bullet! ATL Collective gets down with the Beastie Boys’ “LICENSED TO ILL” at the Buckhead Theatre! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Michelle Malone and Antigone Rising! It’s a night of old-time rockabilly and country with Roxie Watson and Patrick Davis at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with At the Drive In at the Tabernacle! Get funky with the Naughty Professor at Terminal West! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of outlaw blues with Blue Roads! Get the blues with Jarekus Singleton at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 19

Day 2 of the Northside Tavern’s Chicken Raid 2017 gets down with Essie Mae Brooks, the Radio Ramblers, Skye Paige, Nate Nelson, Swami Gone Bananas, Lola, Eddie Tigner, The Rockaholics, Uncle Sugar and more! Blues it up with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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!

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, March 6-12, 2017

Posted on: Mar 5th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey kiddies! This week in ATLRetro is the Kat’s MEOW! Check out all the swell shenanigans we’ve found just for you!

Monday, March 6

Catch a screening of Howard HawksHIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get your Americana fix with Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman at City Winery! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 7

Rock out with Flatfoot 56 and Mickey Rickshaw at The Earl! Folk it up with Tim O’Brien at Eddie’s Attic! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get your traditional Celtic folk fix with The Chieftains at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Thundercat dishes out a rockin’ show at Terminal West with Zack Fox! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Make your way to 529 for a night with Walker Lukens! Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (The Final Cut) (1982) at 7pm! Or make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of Ethan/Joel Coen’s classic, RAISING ARIZONA (1987) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Blues it up with Grant Reynolds at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night 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, March 8

Punk out horror-style with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Burns Like Fire and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at The Star Bar! Catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET (1987) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Catch a screening of Joseph L. MankiewiczALL ABOUT EVE (1950) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Dan Baird & Homemade Sin rock out at The Earl! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Get down with the Cody Matlock Band at Blind Willie’s! Get Victorian retro at Liquid Sky with Girls Shooting Girls: Victorian Tea Party, hosted by Marilyn Chen Photography! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 9

Honkytonk it up with Dwight Yoakam and The Whiskey Gentry at the Buckhead Theatre! Cold Hard Cash pays tribute to “The Man In Black” at City Winery! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for a night with “The King” during their presentation of Elvis Lives! Psyche rock out with Shadow Band, Weird Sin and Little Rituals at 529! Make yoru way to Cobb Energy Center for a night with Garrison Keillor! Crimson Moon Café dishes out their Blues Jam Session! Funk it up with Big Sam’s Funky Nation at Terminal West! It’s a night reminiscent of ‘70s rock at Venkman’s with Valley Queen! Get jazzy with Selina Albright at Suite Food Lounge! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with Bogey & the Viceroy at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Heather Luttrell! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, March 10

Head on down the Atlanta Highway to Criminal Records for an Artist Signing and meet ‘n’ greet with Cindy Wilson (B-52s), followed by her live performance at Venkman’s! It’s a night of rockin’ tributes with The Ballbreakers (all-female AC/DC tribute), The Cherry Bomb (Joan Jett tribute) and Sash the Bash at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get swanky with Bogey & the Viceroy at The Vista Room! Catch Communist Daughter at the Masquerade! Get criminal with a prohibition pandemonium at SCADShow’s screening of Brian De Palma’s THE UNTOUCHABLES (1987) at 7pm! It’s a night of naughty magic at the Buckhead Theatre with The Naked Magicians! Spend the night with Sandra Bernhard at City Winery! Get your garage rock fix with Deep Sea Diver, Shantih Shantih and Oak House at The Earl! Jimmy Webb dishes out a night of old-time country at Eddie’s Attic! Blues it up with Brown Dog at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out at The Star Bar with Highriders, Skin Jobs and Black Cat Rising! Stomp on down to Terminal West for a night with Son Volt! Bluegrass it up with The Steeldrivers at the Variety Playhouse! Get the blues with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get old-school at the Northside Tavern with Albert White! Jam it up with the Jerry Garcia Cover Band at Aisle 5! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, March 11

Hey kiddies of all ages! Joelanta & The Great Toy Con 2017 invades the Atlanta Marriott Century Center for 2 days only, through March 12! If you love vintage toys, stop-motion animation, comics, cosplay, pop culture and more, you won’t want to miss this two-day toy extravaganza including vendors and celebrity guests! Surf on down to Kavarna for Kool Kat Chad ShiversSouthern Surf Stomp! featuring Gemini 13, Forbidden Waves and The 19 Hands! Get old-school with a night of Taj Mahal at City Winery! Stomp on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Jackson County Line and Shadowlands! Folk rock it up with Livingston Taylor at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Norah Jones at the Fox Theatre! You won’t want to miss Venkman’s Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Banjolicious, followed by Smithsonian that night performing “Hatful of Hollow”! Get some soul with Lee Fields & The Expressions at Terminal West! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre as the Georgia Players Guild pays tribute to Creedance Clearwater Revival and Three Dog Night! Get some rockin’ soul with Diane Durrett and Soul Suga at The Vista Room! Boogie on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: PBS Edition! It’s an encore night of naughty magic at the Buckhead Theatre with The Naked Magicians! Get some soul with Courtney Daly at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Folk it up with Ellis Paul at the Red Clay Theatre! It’s a night of cosmic boogie with Parker Smith & The Bandwidth, Station 7 and Captain & The Kid at Smith’s Olde Bar! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Sadie HawkinsThe Gentlemen’s Quarterly! Blues on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! Get some soul with Grant Green, Jr. at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 12

It’s day 2 and your last chance to experience the Joelanta & The Great Toy Con 2017 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center! Catch Celtic Woman at Cobb Energy Center! Or get your Celtic folk rock fix with The Buddy O’Reilly Band at Eddie’s Attic! Get your reggae fix with Rub-A-Dub gettin’ down at WildPitch Music Hall, every second Sunday of the month! Get down with Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones at the Variety Playhouse! Blues it up with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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!

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, Feb. 27-Mar. 5, 2017

Posted on: Feb 26th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Take a peek at what we’ve dug up for you This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, February 27

Make your way to the Tabernacle for Sting’s 57th and 9th Tour! Catch a screening of Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get some soul with Lake Street Dive and Joey Dosik at the Variety Playhouse! Brandon Reeves dishes out a night of roots ‘n’ soul at Blind Willie’s! 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!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, February 28

Cult writer Joe R. Lansdale signs his newest release in his HAP AND LEONARD series, RUSTY PUPPY, at Eagle Eye Books at 7pm! Get your circus shenanigan fix at the Red Light Café with the Tinderbox Circus Sideshow and more! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for Mardi Gras with Bob Page! Party it up with a Fat Tuesday Extravaganza at The Vista Room! Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Roman Polanski’s CHINATOWN (1974) at 7pm! Rock out with Agent Orange, Guttermouth, The Queers and Atom Age at The Earl! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out Ringo Starr’s “Blast From Your Past”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 1

Grab your favorite droogs and catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for the Southern Soul Assembly, featuring JJ Grey, Luther Dickinson, Anders Osborne and Marc Broussard! Spend the evening with Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge at The Earl! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Big Mean Sound Machine and the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra! Make your way to Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Anthony Mann’s MEN IN WAR (1957) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 2

Get funkadelic with George Clinton & P-Funk with Gurufish at the Buckhead Theatre! Cineprov returns to The Plaza Theater and kills it with an undead riffing of George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at 7:45pm! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with JD McPherson! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Yacht Rock Revue performing The Beatles’ “Abbey Road”! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Piedmont Playboys get down at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a couple cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, March 3

Get criminal at SCADShow’s screening of Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS (1990) at 7pm! Folk it up with Cory Branan and Ben Trickey at The Earl! It’s R.E.M. Night at Eddie’s Attic! Eighties it up with Saved by the Band at Venkman’s! Get artsy at the High Museum with “A Curatorial Conversation on Cross Country: The Power of Place in American Art, 1915-1950” at 7pm! Celebrate 21 years of rock with PARADOCS at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater’s Rocky Horror Pub Crawl 2, featuring a costume contest, a screening of  Jim Sharman’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) and more, at 7pm! The Masquerade gets mischievous and metal with Suicidal Tendencies, Crowbar and Havok! Get bizarre with filmmaker Kool Kat Brian Lonano and Video Video Nasty’s “Sad Stonewash!” event at JavaVino! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Greg Presmanes!

Saturday, March 4

Honkytonk it up with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers and Kool Kat Spike Fullerton with the Ghost Riders Car Club at Kavarna! That 1 Guy dishes out a night of future funk ‘n’ experimental jazzy goodness all in a one-man-band at Eddie’s Attic! Get dark and rock out with The Saturation, James Hall & The Steady Wicked and Shadowland at The Star Bar! Glam it up with PINUPS and The Backyardbirds at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock out with Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out at The Earl with Clashinista (Clash tribute), Cadillac Jones and Jupiter Watts! The Park Tavern dishes out a full day of the Big Easy with their Oyster Crawfish Festival featuring live tunes by Kool Kat Fred Leblanc with Cowboy Mouth, Gurufish and the Atlanta Brass Connection! Get some New Orleans funk with The Mar-Tans at Venkman’s! Get rootsy with Delta Moon at The Vista Room! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 5

Catch a screening of Joseph L. MankiewiczALL ABOUT EVE (1950) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Get hellacious and rock out with Overkill at the Variety Playhouse! Get folksy with Mouths of Babes at Eddie’s Attic! And get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get haunted Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Fox Theatre, running through March 5! (LAST CHANCE!)

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!

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!

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, Feb. 20-26, 2017

Posted on: Feb 20th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, February 20

Get folksy with Devendra Banhart at Terminal West! Shimmy on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Sadie HawkinsElectric Glitterland Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret with Kool Kat Ursula Undress, Nikki Nuke’m and more (upstairs)! Or honkytonk on downstairs for a night with Mike & the Moonpies and the Andrea Colburn Band! Get some soul with Nick Rosen at City Winery! Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, February 21

Get some rockin’ garage soul with our Kool Kat of the Week Emily Robb and Louie Louie with A Drug Called Tradition at The Earl! Jazz it up with legendary crooner Tony Bennett at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of John Huston’s THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950) at 7pm! It’s a night of old-fashioned radio show goodness with The Rookery Radio Hour at the Highland Inn Ballroom & Lounge at 8pm! The hills are alive at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern with a screening of Robert Wise’s classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Rock out with Eddie Rascal, A Sunday Fire, Like Mike and Holders at 529! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Muddy Magnolias! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Nick Johnson Trio gets down at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 22

Rock on down to City Winery for a night with Candlebox! Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” comes to the Fox Theatre as part of the new North American Tour, haunting through March 5! Funk it up with a screening of Jason Orr’s DIARY OF A DECADE: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT (2012) at The Plaza Theater! The hills are alive at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern with an encore screening of Robert Wise’s classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC (1965) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Or catch a screening of Vincente Minnelli’s FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1950) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Rock out with The Cadillac Three and The Quaker City Night Hawks at the Variety Playhouse! Get some bluesy southern soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Get horrified with a deadly double feature with Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Victor Halperin’s WHITE ZOMBIE (1932) and John H. Auer’s THE CRIMES OF DR. CRESPI (1935) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 23

Rock out at 529 with the Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Go Rounds and Slow Parade! It’s a night of surfy rock ‘n’ pop at The Earl with Small Reactions, Art School Jocks and Fake Flowers! Get hellacious with Joe Buck (Hank III) and Sash the Bash at The Star Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get funky and hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with The Mar-Tans! Rock out with Sick Of It All, Murphy’s Law and Death Card at the Masquerade! Get down with This Way to the Egress and Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings! You won’t want to miss the “Modern Day Buddy Holly” Girls, Guns & Glory, Rachel Rowland and Kira Annalise & The Trainwrecks at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Catch a free screening of Jim Henson’s LABYRINTH (1986) at Venkman’s at 9:15pm! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, February 24

For those who prefer alternate history to reality and Victorian-era lifestyles and fantasy, travel back to the 60s (1960s, 1860s, 1760s and more!) during this year’s 3-day event (Feb. 24-26), AnachroCon 2017, celebrating historical reenactments, Steampunk, science-fiction, classic horror, literature, fashion and a cornucopia of indulgences!  So, catch a train and head on over to the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, where you’ll catch Guest of Honor, author Christopher Stasheff, performances by Dreaming Shadows (performing during the Psychedelic 60s Rock Show), The Gin Rebellion, Wasted Wine, informative panels discussing Steampunk as Victorian science-fiction, time travel, Gothic literature, vintage tales of terror (Lovecraft, Poe, Stoker), ghost stories and the classic monster flicks of Universal and Hammer and a vendors room chock full of goodies, including our pals at Horror in Clay (see our Shop Around feature here) and so much more! Boogie on down to The Heretic for RITUAL’s Steampunk Party!

It’s a night of intergalactic debauchery ‘n’ shenanigans with Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello, The Nude Party, The Ar-kaics, Wahya’s and Roadkill Debutante at The Star Bar! Videodrome (JavaDrome) continues their Frank Perry retrospective with a screening of PLAY IT AS IT LAYS (1972) at 8:30pm, with an introduction by Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer, and out soon-to-be Kool Kat of the Week! Come on out to Avondale Towne Cinema for A Sondheim Cabaret! Make your way to Gallery 992 for Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and Film Love Atlanta’s “Two Films by Horace Ove” featuring BALDWIN’S NIGGER (1969) and REGGAE (1971) at 8pm! Get festive and Mardi Gras it up at The Vista Room during Fare Thee Well Foundation’s 9th Annual Mardi Gras Ball featuring live tunes by String ‘n Bones, Electric Codpiece and Hoodoo Moon! Banjo it up with The Wooks and Little Country Giants at the Red Light Café! Make your way to The Earl for a two-night stand with the riotous ruckus that is Kool Kat Blair Crimmins and the Hookers (CD release) and the Jon Stickley Trio! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Suburban Tap (Marietta)! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Terminal West dishes out a night of vintage psychedelic disco fun with BoomBox! Get the blues with Tab Benoit at the Variety Playhouse! Get groovy and make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Disco Tendencies, The Orange Constant and Lagoons! Get the blues with Victor Wainwright at Blind Willie’s! Get funky New Orleans’ style during Zydefunk’s Annual King Cake Party at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, February 25

It’s day 2 of AnachroCon 2017, dishing out anything and everything Victorian, steampunk, the ‘60s and more! The Earl dishes out night two with the riotous ruckus that is Kool Kat Blair Crimmins and the Hookers (CD release) and the Banditos! Get your ‘70s vintage rock fix with Thelma & The Sleaze and M.O.T.O at The Star Bar! Get brassy with the Rebirth Brass Band in Heaven at the Masquerade! Or go to Hell and catch Save Ferris, Baby Baby and Burns Like Fire! Bluegrass it up at the Red Light Café with the Todd Prusin Experience and Void Luna! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Little Perks in Paradise, the Bridget Kelly Band and Tony Levitas & The Levitations! Folk rock it up at Vinyl with Frontier Ruckus! Get your classic rock fix with The Barbaric Gentlemen at The Vista Room! Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with The VipersBlind Willie’s dishes out a night of blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! Stoney Brooks dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, February 26

Get squeaky clean with The Clermont Girls Bike & Car Wash at B3 Bar & Grill (Austell)! Folk it up with Arlo Guthrie at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Step right up folks! It’s day 3 and your last chance to experience the Victorian life and alternate history at AnachroCon 2017! Jackson County Line delivers a night of Americana at the Crimson Moon Café! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Dr. Dixon at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Get haunted Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at the Fox Theatre, running through March 5!

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!

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!

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, Feb. 13-19, 2017

Posted on: Feb 12th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you lovers and hep vintage rockin’ romantics! It’s a week of love and lust and romance, oh my! So, if you’re searching for that Funny Valentine or would prefer to forget the day, we have everything your wretched little heart could desire! So, come on out and take a peek at what ATLRetro has in store for you!

Monday, February 13

Catch a screening of Mark Rydell’s THE COWBOYS (1972) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Blues it up with Marshall Ruffin and Lindsay Jarman at Eddie’s Attic! Get the cosmic blues with The Bumbs, Andrew Carter, and Saint Roosevelt at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! 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!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, February 14

It’s St. Valentine’s Day folks and you know what that means! We’ve dug up a variety of rockin’ vintage shindigs taking place tonight, that we know will get your blood pumping and all set for that shot to the heart! Swing on by The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for Douglas Cameron and his 17-piece Big Band’s Fly Me to the Moon concert at 8pm! Venkman’s dishes out a Valentine’s Day Dinner featuring classical jazz with Le Grand Fromage and a Prix fixe menu by Executive Chef Nick Melvin, $65/person, begins at 5:30pm! Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spice up your Valentine’s evening with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Hearts & Heartbreakers event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Wax poetic at Center Stage for their Passion & Poetry Valentine’s event featuring spoken word and Broadwayesque performances at 7pm! Or be a pair of star-crossed lovers as the Shakespeare Tavern performs their special Valentine’s production of “Romeo & Juliet” at 7:30pm! Laugh it up with Perfect Strangers Improv’s Perfect Strangers and Flying Giants event this Valentine’s Day at 8:30pm! Hula on over to Trader Vic’s and escape into the island atmosphere of love with their pre-fix Tropical Valentine’s Day Dinner, $60++. Grab your geeky guy or gal and make your way to Battle & Brew’s Valentine’s Day Dinner, featuring a Prix Fixe menu, $80/couple!

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Alexander Mackendrick’s SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS (1957) at 7pm! It’s an old-time pandemonium at 529 with Blood on the Harp, Coldheart Canyon and Kool Kat Caleb Warren & The Gents! Make your way to City Winery for an evening with Shawn Mullins! Rock on down to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Yes! Get educated with Lauryn Hill at the Tabernacle! It’s a night of back porch folk rock with Jamestown Revival at Terminal West! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out Paul McCartney’s “ALL THE BEST”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 15

Surf on down to The Earl for a hellacious night with Fiend Without A Face, Highriders and Dang Dang Dang! Rat Pack Now croons on down to the Red Clay Theatre, doors at 6:30pm! Celebrate the  60th Anniversary screening of Leo McCarey’s AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Mahogany Marie & The 11th Hour Band! Get the West Coast/Chicago blues with The Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! Catch Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Douglas Sirk’s THE FIRST LEGION (1951) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! It’s as night of foot-stompin’ Americana with The BooHoo Ramblers at! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 16

Rock out at The Earl with Kool Kat Ray Dafrico and His Band with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids! Doo-wop it up with Under the Streetlamp at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out with The Trews and Whisky Dixie at Smith’s Olde Bar! New Age it up with Yanni at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get funky with The Werks at the Terminal West! Get your Americana fix with Liz Brasher and the Georgia Mountain String Band at Venkman’s! The Red Light Café presents THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, a Valentine’s performance, benefitting One Billion Rising at 8pm! Get sweet and low down with Sweet Betty & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! It’s a hootenanny and a half at with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express at The Vista Room! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, 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, February 17

It’s a weekend of mischief and mayhem at The Star Bar with their Hammerhead Fest 666! Night one brings you Lazer/Wulf, Order of the Owl, The Vaginas, Old Thrones, Dropout and Holy Quit! Funk it up with Voodoo Visionary’s Album Release Party with Little Raine Band and Opposite Box at Aisle 5! Gangster it up at SCADShow with a screening of Raoul Walsh’s WHITE HEAT (1949) at 7pm! Get old school and blues it up with Mac Arnold & The Plate Full O Blues Band at the Crimson Moon Café! Or get the Delta blues with Nathan Angelo at Eddie’s Attic! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at the High Museum! It’s a night of rockin’ blues at the Red Clay Theatre with the Highbeams! Jam out with Dead Affect and Honeywood at Smith’s Olde Bar! Eighties it up with Members Only at Venkman’s! The Georgia Players Guild brings you Outlaws & Outlands paying tribute to Willie Nelson and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get your folk rock fix with The Broken String Band, Lola Cole and the Jess Goggans Band at Vinyl! Get intergalactic with Papadosio, JAW Gems and Skydyed at the Variety Playhouse! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! The Red Light Café presents an encore presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES benefitting One Billion Rising at 8pm! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with the Rockaholics! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens 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, February 18

Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and The Bonaventure Quartet at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Allman Brothers fix with Tribute at City Winery! Make your way to the Avondale Towne Cinema for the Badash All-Star Team’s Michael McDonald v. Kenny Loggins Jam! Make your way to the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their presentation of The Sam Cooke Story “A Changae is Gon Come”! It’s day 2 of Hammerhead Fest V at The Star Bar featuring Black Tusk, Death of Kings, Shehehe, The Dirty Magazines, Repulsory, and Get Damned! Rock out with a night of bubblegum pop with Starbenders, Chief Scout, The Soul Shakers and Juan de Fuca at The Earl! Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles at the Dixie Tavern! Honkytonk on down to Venkman’s for the Georgia Soul Council’s Album Release Party! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café (Dunwoody) for their 2nd Anniversary Bash! Glam it up with The Lemon Twigs and Savoy Motel at Aisle 5! Rev it up with Roxie Watson at the Crimson Moon Café! Blues it up with the Cody Matlock Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!  Get the funky disco blues with Moontower at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get intergalactic for night two with Papadosio, Zoogma and Echo Maestro at the Variety Playhouse! Big Bill Morganfield gets down and dirty at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Get folksy with The Good Graces at Kavarna! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, February 19

Get revived at Eddie’s Attic with a “Brunch by Revival” featuring Eric “Ricky” McKinnie and Paul Beasley (The Blind Boys of Alabama) and Mudcat & The Atlanta Horns! Catch John Doe (“X”/The Blasters) at City Winery! The Red Light Café presents an encore presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES benefitting One Billion Rising at 8pm! Rock out with He is Legend at The Drunken Unicorn! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Dr. Dixon at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

 

Ongoing

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!

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!

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!

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