This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 18-24, 2017

Posted on: Sep 17th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rock out in ATLRetro This Week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, September 18

Catch a screening of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/6pm [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Dine-In North Point Mall 12 (Alpharetta)] through Sept. 21! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Get your roots and soul fix 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, September 19

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Terrence MalickTHE THIN RED LINE (1998) at 7pm! Rock out with The Golden Pelicans, Nag, Skin Jobs, and Harmacy at 529! Get old-timey with The Cactus Blossoms at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for a screening of Mike Judge’s OFFICE SPACE (1999) ‘during their  Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Funk it up with Voodoo Visionary at City Winery! Get your old-timey Americana fix with Isaac Smith, Kyle Lacy & The Harlem River Noise and Kool Kat Caleb & The Gents at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with Lydia Loveless and Devon Gilfillian! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with Deer Tick! Get down with the Poverty Level Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! It’s a night of foot stompin’ Americana with the Boo Hoo Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! 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 DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 20

It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with Lydia Loveless and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Spend the night with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Phone home and get intergalactic as TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 35th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T.THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Make your way to the Buckhead Theatre for a night with Hanson. Get funky and groove on down to City Winery for a taste of Bumpin the Mango! Emory Cinematheque continues their Resist Fascism Series with a screening of Ernst Lubitsch’s TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) at 7:30pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Pony League and The High Divers! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Mike Judge’s OFFICE SPACE (1999) ‘during their  Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get the rockin’ blues with the Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Art Holliday, Inc. boogies down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Spend the night with The Prestage Brothers at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 21

Take a walk down the “Dead Carpet” for the inaugural Women in Horror Film Festival brought to you by Festival Directors Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright (RAINY SEASON) and Samantha Kolesnik, killing it through Sept. 24 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta SW in Peachtree City, featuring a horrorific lineup of shorts and feature-length films (keep your eyes peeled for our Kool Kat interview with film judge and local filmmaker, Dayna Noffke), panels, vendors and special guests including Heather Langenkamp (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET), Amanda Wyss (A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET/BETTER OFF DEAD), Marianne Maddalena (SCREAM), Lynn Lowry (CAT PEOPLE/THE CRAZIES), Trina Parks (DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER) and more! The Melvins rock out at the Masquerade! Or rock out with Gunpowder Gray, The Blood Royale, Moth Face, and Timmy James & The Blue Flames at The Star Bar! Stomp on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Blood on the Harp, Justin Hylton and Jason Waller! Funk it up with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Tabernacle! Get down and dirty at The Clermont Lounge with Forsaken Profits, We Want Blood, The Break and Resident One! Live long and prosper and celebrate 35 years of Nicholas Meyer’s STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Spend the night with Jake Clemons at City Winery! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get your old-time country fix with Jimmy Webb at Eddie’s Attic! Gutter folk it up with Zale, Gas Hound, Greco, and Bellbreakers at The Earl! Lilly Hiatt at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty cocktails! Get down and dirty with 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, September 22

It’s Day 2 of the Women in Horror Film Festival, so come on down and get your horror fix with a helluva lot of killer films, genre panels and more! Get funky with The New Orleans Suspects at City Winery! Hogarth it up and catch a screening of Brian Bird’s THE IRON GIANT (1999) at SCADShow at 7pm! Hop across the pond to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night of Beatles ’67 with Kenny Howes & Friends! Celebrate 60 years of Stax Records with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at The Vista Room! Get in the chamber and rock out with 2CELLOS and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain Park! Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles revs it up with The Rocketz at The Star Bar! Kool Kat Talloolah Love, DJ Doctor Q and company get to swingin’ with their Speakeasy ElectroSwing Atlanta at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with The Charles Walker Band and Cadillac Jones at Venkman’s! The Temptations and The Four Tops dish out a night of classic soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Cobb Energy Center! Get to the root of it all with the Donna Hopkins Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the old-school blues with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Mulligan Brothers folk it up at the Red Clay Theatre! Funk it up with Dumpstaphunk and Naughty Professor at Terminal West! The Shadows bring down the house at Blind Willie’s! Get down with Stoney Brooks at 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, September 23

Day 3 of the Women in Horror Film Festival brings you SFX make-up panels and workshops, a meet and greet with Trina Parks, and blocks of killer films! Get hell-bent and rock on down to the Masquerade for Slaughter Que 2017, featuring a full carnival midway, sinfully delicious food and rockin’ live tunes! Or slink on down to EAV for the 2017 EAV Strut, featuring local food, an artist’s market and retro-tastic tunes with Big Brutus, The Cherry Bomb, Chickens and Pigs, Dusty Roads, DOT.S, Front Porch Session Players, Highriders, Low Valley Hearts, Mark and Lady Outlaw, Paralyzer, Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband and more! Rock out during the EAV Strut’s After Party at The Earl with Red Sea, Adron and Kenneth Kenito Murray! Or get old-timey at the Atlanta History Center for the Fall Folklife Festival! Blues it up at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre with An Evening Under the Stars Blues Festival featuring Anthony Hamilton and Tank! Spend the night with Adam Ant at the Variety Playhouse! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Rock out retro-style with The Western Sizzlers and the Chris Massey Band at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock on down to The Star Bar for a night with El Scorcho, Nameless Nameless and Hyperspace! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Sugarcane Jane dishes out a night of Americana at Serenbe’s Oak Room! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Eliot Bronson, Caroline Aiken, Michelle Malone and Dede Vogt! Get down with The Scissormen at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jazz it up with Francine Reed at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, September 24

It’s your last chance to get terror-fied at the Women in Horror Film Festival, so come on out and get your horror movie fix! Rock out with 1916, The Muckers and Battlefield Collective at The Earl! Get your vinyl fix during The Atlanta Record & CD Show at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center, from 10am – 4pm! Rock out with TESLA at Atlanta Symphony Hall! GKids presents a Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Studio Movie Grill’s (Duluth); and Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford)]! Or make your way to Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville) and help celebrate 30 years of Oliver Stone’s WALL STREET (1987) at 2pm/7pm! Mandi Strachota dishes out the blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Make your way to Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions featuring Ron Gallo, Kool Kats Gringo Star and Shantih Shantih! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get intergalactic with Wicket: The Musical at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, geeking it up through Oct. 7!

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

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

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

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, Sept. 11-17, 2017

Posted on: Sep 10th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Surf on into ATLRetro This Week and come check out all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, September 11

[Monday’s events are subject to cancellation due to impending weather. Contact venues for event updates.] Get intergalactic and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) at theatres across Atlanta (contact theatres for show times) [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Parkway Point 15] through Sept. 13! Get sinister and celebrate 40 years of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA (1977), bloodying it up at The Plaza Theater through Sept. 14! Get down with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Come on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Sonia Leigh! 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!” Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick 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, September 12

[Tuesday’s events are subject to cancellation due to impending weather. Contact venues for event updates.] Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Mike Nichols’ adaptation of Joseph Heller’s CATCH-22 (1970) at 7pm! Get nerdy and naughty with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South during their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Nerdtastic event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with Kool Kat Noelle Shuck/Shehehe, Jenny Parrott and Banjolicious at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get down with the Poverty Level Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! The Real Deal Blues Band gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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 DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 13

Rock out with Cheetah Chrome’s DEAD BOYS, The Cheifs and Kool Kat Ray Dafrico at The Earl! Or sleaze it up and make your way to The Star Bar for a night with Black P#ssy, The Crush and Hot Ram! Emory Cinematheque continues their Resist Fascism Series with a screening of Michael Curtiz’ classic CASABLANCA (1942) at 7:30pm! Rock on down to 529 for a night with Dinos Boys, Trouble Boys and Paralyzer! Folk it up with Ben Ottewell and Cortez Garza at City Winery! Get hell bound and make your way to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Clint Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN (1992) at 7:15pm! Live long and prosper and celebrate 35 years of Nicholas Meyer’s STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)] Get the rockin’ blues with the Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Art Holliday, Inc. boogies down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get down with Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! 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, September 14

Rock out with Andy Blade and Dinos Boys at The Star Bar! Spend the night with The Jailhouse Gypsies and Dave Tamkin at the Red Light Café! Spend the night with Andrew W.K. and 7-10 Split at Terminal West! Get the psychedelic folk blues with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Variety Playhouse! Take the Atlanta Highway on down to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with The B-52’s and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt gets acoustic and rocks out at Porterdale Bar & Grill! Blues it up with Dwayne Shivers and Joe Pub at City Winery! Spend the night with A.J. Croce and Mike Ryan at Eddie’s Attic! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with the Knotty Boys! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo dishes out a night of blues and southern soul 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, September 15

Surf on to Trader Vic’s ‘cause you won’t want to miss the shakin’ pre-bash shenanigans during  Pre-Party for SouthernSurf Stomp Fest 2017, featuring rockin’ tunes with the Aqualads, The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show and The Dangling Tassels! Or take the Atlanta Highway on down to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with The B-52’s and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra! Get your Americana fix with Ray Wylie Hubbard and Caroline Aiken at City Winery! Raise a ruckus at The Star Barwith the Heels, Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley and Mishka Shubaly! Make your way to the Little Vinyl Lounge (The Star Bar) for Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s ANT LODGE Vol. 2 starring The Bicycle Eaters, Bill Taft, Georgie Harris and the Endless West Traveling Magic Show! Rock out with The Biters and Gunpowder Gray at The Earl! Get down with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Get jazzy with Melvin Jones at the High Museum! Thrash it up with Overkill, Crowbar and Havoc at the Masquerade! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Russ Still & The Moonshiners, Honey Hips and The dround hounds! Get your ‘90s Brit rock fix with Swervedriver at Terminal West! Get the psychedelic folk blues and a second night with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood at the Variety Playhouse! Rev on down to The Pointe in Conyers for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles! Get your North Mississippi Hill country blues fix with The Bush League at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk it up with Mike Kinnebrew and Eric Dodd at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with the Jason Pastras Trio at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Big Bill Morganfield dishes out the blues at Blind Willie’s! Get funky with Zydefunk at 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, September 16

Rock out surf-style with the big kahuna, Kool Kat Chad Shivers and his kickin’ cohorts at the rockin’est annual shindig in Avondale Estates, the Southern Surf StompFest, catching a wave at Little Tree Art Studios, featuring Kool Kat Caroline & the Ramblers, The Surge!, The Mystery Men?, the Aqualads, Genki Genki Panic, The Out of Limits, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists, the Rondo Hatton Band, the Reverburritos, special guest DJ Dusty Booze and so much more to feed your kitschy vintage culture lust! Get Drawn & Disorderly with our pal and Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) and more at the Red Brick Brewing Company! Get intergalactic and make your way to a galaxy far away with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams event at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre! Spend the night with the Man in Black at The Star Bar’s annual Johnny Cash Tribute Show & Diabetes Benefit! Jam on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for Dead Affect! Old-time it up with classic ‘60s and ‘70s country during The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Strand Ole Opry! Get your classic soul fix with Lalah Hathaway and Avery Sunshine during the Fox Theatre’s Saturday Soul Series! Or swing on down to the Blue Mist Café in Marietta as the Camilla Sanders Jazz Quartet brings you Indigo Swing! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Wing Cafe in Marietta! Get groovy and head on over to the Buckhead Theatre for a Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Stephane Wrembel, Granville Automatic, Jesse Terry and Delta Moon! Raise a ruckus at Motorheads in McDonough with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles! Get funky with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his FASCINATED: Electro Disco Freestyle Funk Video Dance Party at Amsterdam Atlanta! It’s a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Kool Kat Caleb & The Gents at Venkman’s! Biscuit Miller & The Mix gets funky at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Forever Abbey Road pays tribute to The Beatles at the Red Clay Theatre! ATL Collective relives Phil Collins’ HITS at Terminal West! Bluegrass it up with The Infamous Stringdusters and Boy Called Banjo at the Variety Playhouse! Get down and dirty with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Blind Willie’s! Get funky with Zydefunk at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, September 17

For a little hair of the surfy dog that bit ya, boogie on down to The Burnt Hickory Brewery (Kennesaw) for the Southern Surf StompFest 2017 After Party, featuring encore presentations of Genki Genki Panic, The Mystery Men? and The Out of Limits! Get down with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at City Winery! Shimmy on down to 7 stages and celebrate a decade of salty shenanigans Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and the burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South with their 10th Annual Burlesque, Vaudeville and Variety Show at 7pm! Phone home and get intergalactic as TCM Big Screen Classics Presents a 35th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s E.T.THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Geek it up at Challenges Games & Comics during their Batman: TAS 25th Anniversary Marathon at 2pm! Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out with The Cosmic Gypsies at Johnny’s Hideaway! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get intergalactic with Wicket: The Musical at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, geeking it up through Oct. 7!

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

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

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

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, Sept. 4-10, 2017

Posted on: Sep 4th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

This Week is chock full of oldies but goodies! Come see what we’ve found for you. Get out and get Retro!

Monday, September 4

Get intergalactic and celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977) at theatres across Atlanta (contact theatres for show times) [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Parkway Point 15; and AMC Dine-In North Point Mall 12 (Alpharetta)], through Sept. 6! Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with the Goo Goo Dolls! Blues on down to Park Tavern for their 32nd Annual Labor Day Blues BBQ featuring tasty food and live music with Nick Moss, Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck, The Breeze Kings, Tribute and more! Bring the funk and pay Tribute to Chaka Khan at City Winery! Travel through time and save the world with James Cameron’s TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY (1991) at theatres across Atlanta (contact theatres for show times) [AMC Phipps Plaza 14; AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Parkway Point 15; AMC Classic North Dekalb Mall 16; AMC Classic Mansell Crossing 14 (Alpharetta); and AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw)], through Sept. 6! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, September 5

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Jean Renoir’s LA GRANDE ILLUSION (1937) at 7pm! Rock out at the Masquerade with GBH, The Casualties and The Hanging Judge! Apocalyptica brings their ‘90s Finnish orchestra rock to Center Stage! Catch a DeLorean on over to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for a screening of Robert Zemeckis’ ‘80s classic BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) during their  Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get old-timey with Annette Conlon at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get down with the Poverty Level Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Blues it up with Steve Cunningham at Blind Willie’s! 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 DJ Quasi Mandisco’s Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, September 6

Emory Cinematheque continues their Resist Fascism Series with a screening of Frank Borzage’s THE MORTAL STORM (1940) at 7:30pm! Stomp on down to The Star Bar for a night with Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Black Tarpoon and Southern Sinners! Get your garage rock fix with Thee Oh Sees and All the Saints at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a DeLorean on over to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Robert Zemeckis’ ‘80s classic BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) during their  Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get the rockin’ blues with the Cazanovas at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Art Holliday, Inc. boogies down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Blind Willie’s! Down South Swing brings you their September Swing Classes at Firefly Studio Decatur! 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, September 7

Madness, maniacs and science, oh my – hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they riff Anthony Lanza’s THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT (1971) at 7:00pm! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk it up with Ben Sollee at Eddie’s Attic! Get weird with Shark Jackson at EyeDrum! Get your klezmer fiddle fix with Alicia Svigals at the Schwartz Center (Emory)! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out at The Star Bar with Air Wolves, Glen Iris and Hip to Death! Garage rock it up with The Afghan Whigs and Har Mar Superstar at Terminal West! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for some smokin’ hot island tunes and a couple of cocktails! Get down with The Whiskey Charmers at the Red Light Café! Sweet Betty & The Shadows get down 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, September 8

Get sinister and celebrate 40 years of Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA (1977), bloodying it up at The Plaza Theater through Sept. 14! Get down and dirty and sleaze it up with The Dreaded Marco, Filthy Rebel and Bigfoot at The Star Bar! Blake Rainey & His Demons raise a ruckus at The Earl with Virginia Plane and Takenobu! Rock out with Kool Kat Fred Leblanc/Cowboy Mouth and Five Eight at The Vista Room! Shimmy on down to City Winery for Wasabassco Burlesque! Old-time it up with Don Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) at Art Farm (Serenbe)! Get intergalactic with Wicket: The Musical at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, geeking it up through Oct. 7! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Suwannee! Get strange and make your way to Venkman’s for The Dirty DoorsStrange Days 50th Anniversary Celebration! Make your way to the Old Fourth Ward Fall Fest, running through Sept. 9, featuring tasty food, a parade, and live music with The Pussywillows, The Breeze Kings and more! Blues it up with Vintage #18 at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the blue with Kerry Hill at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Spend the night with the Villain Family at the Fernbank Museum’s “Fernbank After Dark” adults-only event! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Smith’s Olde Bar! George Hughley & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! Get down with Lola at 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, September 9

Beebopalula on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys! Or get hellacious with ELZIG at The Highlander! Boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: Depeche Mode Edition at Amsterdam Atlanta! The REMakes pay tribute to R.E.M. at Venkman’s! Get your Americana fix with Penny & Sparrow at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out at The Star Bar with the TNT Band, The Gartrells, and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah! Or make your way to the Little Vinyl Lounge downstairs for a night with Sasha Vallely! Rock out with The Skylarks at Kavarna! Roar on down to The Wren’s Nest for their The Great Gatsby Lawn Party! Get some summer lovin’ cemetery-style with the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Love Stories of Oakland: Summer Lovin’ Date Night! Make your way to the Infinite Energy Center for I Love the 90s Tour! Rock out with Kool Kat Fred Leblanc/Cowboy Mouth and the Barbaric Gentlemen at The Vista Room! Shimmy on down to City Winery for Wasabassco Burlesque! Blue it up with Swap Raw Deal at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get folksy with Webster at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch featuring the Sweet Auburn String Band! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Tyler Neal Band dishes out the blues at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, September 10

Surf on down to Victory Sandwich Bar for their Victory Fall Luau featuring live tunes with The Flamethrowers and Kinky Wiakiki! Live long and prosper and celebrate 35 years of Nicholas Meyer’s STAR TREK II: WRATH OF KHAN (1982) at theatres across Atlanta, 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)] Get down with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out with Band X at Johnny’s Hideaway! Make your way to Yaarab Shriners for I.C.E.’s Fall Craft & Vintage Market! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Get intergalactic with Wicket: The Musical at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company, geeking it up through Oct. 7!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2017

Posted on: Aug 27th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you Kool Kats and Kittens! It’s Geeks ‘n’ Glory this week as Dragon Con 2017 invades our city! We’ve got all the sci-fi geekery your hearts could desire! And you won’t want to miss all the blues, punk and rock ‘n’ roll mischief! So, get out and get Retro!

Monday, August 28

Surf on down to Vinyl for a night with Donavon Frankenreiter and Matt Grundy! Get rocked and space out with the Breathers, OCHI, Rail Gun and The Pleasure Point at 529! Spend the night with Sly Stallone and catch a screening of John G. Avildsen’s ROCKY (1976) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! 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!” Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 29

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Wolfgang Petersen’s DAS BOOT (1981) at 7pm! Or get down with The Breeze Kings as they dish out a rockin’ tribute to B. B. King at The Vista Room! Get some folksy soul with Julie Rhodes and Andrew Hammond at Eddie’s Attic! Or folk it up with The Good Graces and Wyatt Espalin at Smith’s Olde Bar! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Chickens and Pigs with Nandha! 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, August 30

Emory Cinematheque kicks off their Resist Fascism Series with a double feature of Joris Ivens documentaries with THE SPANISH EARTH (1937) and THE 400 MILLION (1938) at 7:30pm! Get retro rocked with Greta Van Fleet and Goodbye June at The Earl! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get new-wavy and surf on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Cruise Director, Brother Oliver and Cougar Sweat! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with the Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 31

Put on your best duds and get your pre-Dragon*Con 2017 fix in Goblin City at the Center for Puppetry Arts’s Labyrinth Masquerade Ball at 7pm! DragonCon Tiki-A-GoGo it up with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids at Trader Vic’s! Or spend the night with Wallace Shawn at Horizon Theatre Company! It’s! Get groovy with Groove Centric at City Winery! Get down with the NuEnsemble Trio at the Red Light Café! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! 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, September 1

Get your uber geek on, starting today, as the 31st Annual premier sci-fi convention, Dragon*Con 2017, kicks off, running through Sept. 4! It’ll be an event chock full of rockin’ retro shenanigans, including a comic/pop artist alley, sci-fi classics, alternative history, comics, pop-art, fantasy, horror, paranormal, sci-fi literature, Star Wars, Tolkien, Star Trek, and more! Tonight, you won’t want to miss the Carrie Fisher Dragon Con Memoriam, Kool Kat Talloolah Love and her bevy of bathing beauties’ Pin-Ups by the Pool Party and so many more sci-fi ‘n’ geeky shenanigans! Rev on down to The Star Bar for Atomic Boogie’s CD Release Party featuring Rockabilly Kitty Rose, The Sideburners and more! Rock out at Avondale Towne Cinema with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Cult Wife and The Buzzards of Fuzz! Get down with Mike Farris at City Winery! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! Funk it up Big Easy-style with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at 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, September 2

It’s day 2 of Dragon*Con 2017! So, sci-fi it up with a whole lotta retro goodies! You won’t want to miss the Dragon*Con Parade at 10 am; Ballyhoo Motion Pictures and Kool Kat Daniel Griffith’s MST3K TO THE MAX event, Lips Down on Dixie’s largest ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW event, and so much more! Make your way to the Westside for A Taste of Soul Food & Music Festival! Street Fighting Band rocks out and pays tribute to The Rolling Stones at MadLife Stage & Studios! Or get rocked with Roky Erickson and Death Valley Girls at Aisle 5! Spend the night with Chuck Mosley (Faith No More/Bad Brains) at the Red Light Café! The Endorphin Machine pays tribute to Prince at Venkman’s! The Diamond Dogs rock out and pay tribute to Bowie at Smith’s Olde Bar! Boogie on down to The Basement for Heyday – ‘80s Dance Party! Get funky and make your way to Terminal West for the James Brown Dance Party! Folk it up with Griffin House at Eddie’s Attic! Blues it up with Nick Moss at Blind Willie’s! Randy Chapman dishes out the blues at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, September 3

It’s day 3 of Dragon*Con 2017, so sci-fi it up and get geek-filled with a whole lotta shenanigans, including Kool Kat Talloolah Love’s Glamour Geek Review, The Art of the Tiki event featuring Kool Kat Derek Yaniger, Horror in Clay’s Jonathan Chaffin (see our Shop Around feature here), and more! Seventies Atlanta punks the Razor Boys dish out their 1978 LP Preview Party at Gaja Korean Bar! Shimmy on down to the Tabernacle for Dita Von Teese’s “The Art of the Teese” Burlesque Revue! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for their BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) Sing-A-Long at 2pm! Spend the night with Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet at City Winery! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, August 21-27, 2017

Posted on: Aug 20th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get rocked, get shocked and come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, August 21

It’s a night of gangs, girls and rock ‘n’ roll as The Plaza Theater screens Philip Kaufman’s THE WANDERERS (1979), through Aug. 24! The Fox Theatre dishes out some culture with their legendary Behind the Scenes Tours through Aug. 26! Sludge on down to The Earl for a night with EYEHATEGOD and Negative Approach! Get some soul with Durand Jones & The Indications at the Masquerade! Rock out old-school with Deep Purple and Alice Cooper at Chastain Park! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Get some soul 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 22

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema claims their kingdom with their Classics Series screening of Kenneth Branagh’s HENRY V (1989) at 7pm! Or shake a tail feather and celebrate 30 years of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic, DIRTY DANCING (1987) during the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! The Real Deal Blues Band gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 23

Get mischievous and rock out with Jack Oblivion & The Sheiks, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and Deadly Lo-Fi at The Star Bar! Or raise a ruckus with Social Distortion at the Tabernacle! Honkytonk it up with Dale Watson at Smith’s Olde Bar! Have a jazzy good time with Joe Gransden at Valenza in Brookhaven! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Or shake a tail feather and celebrate 30 years of Emile Ardolino’s ‘80s classic, DIRTY DANCING (1987) during the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get your southern soul fix with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 24

Celebrate 5 Years of Nightmares with Horror in Clay at the Highlander (see our Shop Around feature here)! Get teleported to theatres across Atlanta for RiffTrax Live: DOCTOR WHO: THE FIVE DOCTORS (1983) at 7:30pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Merchant’s Walk (Marietta)]! Rock on down to The Earl for Small Reaction’s LP Release Show, featuring Deep State and The Sticky & Smooth Variety Show! Folk it up with Michelle Shocked at City Winery! Grinder Nova rocks out and surfs it up at Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Thursday! Get smooth and sail on down to Venkman’s for a night of acoustic Yacht Rock Revue! Kristen & The Honey Badgers get down 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, August 25

Film Love and Kool Kat Andy Ditzler presents How to Live in the City: The Story of the American Music Show at Whitespace Gallery! You won’t want to miss Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s screening of RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD (2017), a documentary by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana about American Indian rock guitarist Link Wray, through Aug. 31! Get old-timey at The Vista Room with Trey Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband with Back in the Saddle! Get possessed at Videodrome (JavaDrome) with a screening of Sam Firstenberg’s NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (1984) at 8:30pm! Street Fighting Band rocks out and pays tribute to The Rolling Stones at Good ol’ Days Irish Pub! Sample wines and jazz it up with Joe Gransden at the Georgia Aquarium’s 12th Annual Aqua Vino event! Get hellacious with Raven at The Earl! Get your Americana fix with Jim Lauderdale at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to The Star Bar for a night with the Young Antiques, Zen Arcade, The Highriders and The Accidents! Get to rockin’ with Rik Emmett (Triumph) at City Winery! Venkman’s dishes out The Music of Michael McDonald! Get the blues with Jontavious Willis at Avondale Towne Cinema! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with The Presmanes Brothers! The Cody Matlock Band dishes out the blues at Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up with Denise Kirkland at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! It’s a night of rockin’ bluesy mayhem with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & The Atlanta Horns, featuring Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at 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, August 26

Get sinister at Avondale Towne Cinema as Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show presents a live Spook Show followed by a screening of Jacques Tourneur’s CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957) at 1pm and 10pm!End the summer with a bang at the 15th Annual Summer Shade Festival in Grant Park, through Aug. 27, featuring tasty food, an artists’ market and live retro tunes on two stages! Saturday’s lineup includes Blue Spirit Wheel, the Wheeler Boys, Mia Green, Jimmy Galloway, Grinder Nova, James Hall & The Steady Wicked, Grant Green, Jr. and Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics on the Boulevard Stage; with Moody Hollow, the Foe Killer Creek Band, Honeywood, Blue Mother Tupelo, Rockabilly Kitty Rose and the Front Porch Session Players on the Cherokee Stage! Jesse Colin Young (Youngbloods) folks it up at City Winery! Make your way to the Donald Nixon Centre for the Performing Arts (Newnan) for Joe Gransden and Carmen Bradford’s “Happy 100th to Ella Fitzgerald” event! Get trippy and rock out with Interstellar Echoes as they pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! Or rock out with The Cherry Bomb and Learning to Count at Tin Roof Cantina! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at the Dawsonville Tavern! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Dwan Bosman with Morgan Bosman jazz it up at the Red Light Café! Groove on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Perpetual Groove! It’s an encore night of rockin’ bluesy mayhem with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & The Atlanta Horns at Northside Tavern! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for Jackson County Line! Back N Black pays tribute to AC/DC at Venkman’s! Delta Moon gets rootsy at Blind Willie’s! Get down and dirty with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get some soul with Grant Green, Jr. at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, August 27

It’s your last chance to rock out at the final day of the 15th Annual Summer Shade Festival featuring a rockin’ musical lineup with Saturation, Indianapolis Jones, Greg Lee (Yacht Rock Revue), Adron, Michelle Malone and Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers on the Boulevard Stage; with Anti Trance, Yes Maam, Lord High Admirals, The Skylarks, Rust and the Matt Wauchope Trio on the Cherokee Stage! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get the blues with Jackie Venson at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Shooter Jennings and The Cordovas! Get down with Max & The Italians at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, August 14-20, 2014

Posted on: Aug 13th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, August 14

Get some soul with an Anita Baker Tribute at City Winery! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Jimmy Galloway and Big Brutus! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Jazz it up with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Blues it up with Barrel House Bob Page 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 for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 15

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema takes you near the enemy line and continues their new Classics Series with Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H (1970) at 7pm! Rock out during Kevn Kinney’s Rocket Shop & Travel Show at City Winery! You won’t want to miss the Tony Award-winning production, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Fox Theatre, through Aug. 20! Get down with the Nick Johnson Band at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 16

Rev it up with The Octanes, the Sideburners, Sweatin’ Bullets and Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt at The Star Bar! TCM Big Screen Classics get criminal with their 50th Anniversary screening of Arthur Penn’s BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Folk it up Irish-style with The High Kings at City Winery! Get your ‘70s super group fix with Captain Beyond and Mathis Hunter at The Earl! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) & the Nightflyers! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get the old-school blues with Andrew Black at Blind Willie’s! 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, August 17

New Wave it up with The Fixx at City Winery! Get teleported to theatres across Atlanta for RiffTrax Live: DOCTOR WHO: THE FIVE DOCTORS (1983) at 8pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Merchant’s Walk (Marietta)]! Get mischievous with Kool Kat Aileen Loy and Till Someone Loses an Eye, Bad Friend and Dang Dang Dang at The Star Bar! Rock out with The Goddamn Gallows and Birdcloud at The Earl! Graceland presents Elvis Live in Concert with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Chastain Park! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Ellis Dyson & The Shambles, The Extraordinary Contraptions and Rodeo Twister! Get the rockin’ blues with the Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for some smokin’ hot island tunes and a couple of 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, August 18

Roll in the hay and get monstrous with a screening of Mel Brooks’ classic YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars event at Piedmont Park! Make your way to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s monthly variety show ANT LODGE starring Pinkerton/Black, Dirty Titty and Rose Hotel! Kool Kat Talloolah Love, DJ Doctor Q and company get to swingin’ with their Speakeasy ElectroSwing Atlanta at the Red Light Café! Yacht Rock Schooner dishes out a night of Steely Dan at The Vista Room! Get reformed and catch a screening of Alan Clarke’s SCUM (1979) at The Plaza Theater, through Aug. 20! Rock out with A Drug Called Tradition, David Barbe, T. Hardy Morris and more at 529! Or get to rockin’ at the Buckhead Theatre for The Magpie Salute! Get your Texas roots fix with Lee Roy Parnell at City Winery! The Pettybreakers (tribute to Tom Petty) and The Journeymen rock out at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre in Peachtree City! Get jazzy at the High Museum with Henry Conerway III, Russell Gunn & the Krunk Jazz Orchestra! Or rock out at the Highlander with Magoo’s Heroes, The Sentinels and Skatanic! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! Blues it up with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down with Stoney Brooks at Northside Tavern! Runaway Gin pays tribute to Phish at Terminal West! 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, August 19

“The King” graces the stage at Avondale Towne Cinema’s Elvis Fest featuring Elvis & The Blue Suedes Rockabilly Tribute Show and more shakin’ shenanigans! Or spend the night and funk it up with Earth, Wind & Fire at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre! Make your way to the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a screening of Rob Reiner’s 1987 classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE! Lyle Lovett & His Large Band invades Atlanta Symphony Hall! Jazz it up at Chastain Park with George Benson and Boney James! Get down with Mathis Hunter, Liz Brasher, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, Cereal Glypths, and Frosted Orange at 529! Roxie Watson dishes out a hootenanny and a half at Buckhead Theatre! Elzig gets hellacious at the Highlander! Folk it up with Sailing to Denver and The Ormewoods at Venkman’s! Get slayed with the Petty Fam Burlesque Tour at the Red Light Café! Get historic at the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Malts & Vaults event! If you’re into hot rods, pin-ups, vintage art and revved up rockin’ tunes, you won’t want to miss the Rockabilly Rumble hosted by Southern Devil Harley-Davidson in Cartersville featuring Phil Rocker and the Screamin’ Demons! ATL Collective relives A Tribe Called Quest’s “LOW END THEORY” at Terminal West! Albert Castiglia gets down at Blind Willie’s! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get some soul with Grant Green, Jr. at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, August 20

Sci-fi it up at Aurora Cineplex (Roswell) with a special screening of Mike HodgesFLASH GORDON (1980) at 7pm! Rock out with Band X at Johnny’s Hideaway! Reggae it up with The Elovaters at the Masquerade! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Farewell Angelina! Catch the Shatka Jazz Trio at Venkman’s! Blues it up with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Stomp on down to Park Tavern for a night with Girls, Guns and Glory, Cold Heart Canyon and more! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Aug. 7-13, 2017

Posted on: Aug 6th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Go back to school with what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro! Take a peek at what we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, August 7

Get your psyche soul fix with The Veldt, Shepherds and Twin Studies at 529!  The Plaza Theater gets devilish and screens George Pavlou’s RAWHEAD REX (1986), through Aug. 10 (no screening on Wed.)! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Catch a screening of Woody Allen’s ANNIE HALL (1977) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, August 8

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema takes you behind enemy lines and continues their new Classics Series with Steven Spielberg’s SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998) at 7pm! Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South get you ready for a new school year with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Back to School event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Rock out at City Winery with Kevn Kinney, Lenny Kaye, Tim Nielsen and David V. Johnson! Funk it up with Michael Franti & Spearhead and Trevor Green at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with Mary J. Blige at the Wolf Creek Amphitheatre! Celebrate 35 years of Amy Heckerling’s ‘80s classic, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! 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, August 9

Glam it up with a screening of Stephen Elliott’s THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994) at The Plaza Theater! Get to the root of it all with Jeff Mosier, The Migrant Workers, Inside Out and TnS at City Winery! Get the rockin’ blues with Stephen Stills & Judy Collins at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Celebrate 35 years of Amy Heckerling’s ‘80s classic, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or get down with The Man of Steel at the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) at 7:15pm! 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, August 10

Spend the evening with Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls) at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with Lucinda Williams and Mary Chapin Carpenter! Get your acid jazz fix with N’Dea Davenport (The Brand New Heavies) at City Winery! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Bluegrass & Beyond! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get funky at Trader Vic’s with The Mar-Tans! 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, August 11

Get sludged and fuzzy and rock out with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre with The Pinx, Bleach Garden, Buzzards of Fuzz and Hot Ram at The Star Bar! Get your retro rock fix with The Atlanta Brass Cats at Avondale Towne Cinema! Or soft rock it up with Air Supply at Chastain Park! The Stranger pays tribute to Billy Joel at City Winery! 3 Doors Down and Thomas Wynn & The Believers rock out at Cobb Energy Centre! Get the blues with Bobby Messano at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Atlanta Rhythm Section! Jump on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for an electrifying night with Atlanta Boogie! Or get your old-school blues fix with Eddie Tigner and Uncle Sugar at Northside Tavern! Rock on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Dead Affect and Jessie Albright & Foster Blues! Get funky with All the Locals, the AJ Ghent Band and Mac McComb at Vinyl! Raise a ruckus with Donna Hopkins and Ink & Ash 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, August 12

Garage rock out and celebrate 30 years of The Woggles with their TALLY-HO Record Release Party, with Tiger! Tiger! and Bad Spell at The Star Bar! Or Surf on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge as Kool Kat Chad Shivers presents his Southern Surf Stomp! featuring The Del Rios and The Wheel Knockers! Rock out with Sweet Knives, GG King and Black Cat Rising at The Earl! Kool Kat Darcy Malone & The Tangle dish out a night of rockin’ Big Easy blues at the Red Light Café! Get your boogie on at the Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass Festival, from 2-9pm, featuring smokin’ hot BBQ and live tunes on two stages by the Porch Bottom Boys, Donna Hopkins, Grizzly Goat, Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Greg Humphrey’s Electric Trio, the Vista String Band, Kool Kat Brooks Mason and The Georgia Flood, Farewell Angelina and more! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Russ Still & The Moonshiners, Mic Harrison & The High Score and Blake Rainey & His Demons! Get artsy and make your way to the Old Smyrna Firehouse for the Indie Arts Alliance Art Showcase at 7pm! Get the funky disco blues with Moontower at The Vista Room! Rock on down to Chastain Park for The Australian Pink Floyd Show! The BadAsh Allstar Team brings you their Lez Zeppelin Jam at Avondale Towne Cinema! Boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: The Smiths Edition at Amsterdam Atlanta! Geek it up with Tom Servo and Crow and the whole gang as Atlanta Symphony Hall hosts MST3K Live: Secret Surprise Film! Make your way to 529 for a night with Dot.s, Flamingo Shadow and MonteQarlo! Get folksy with Mary Black at City Winery! Or get the rockin’ blues with the Ally Venable Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Raise a ruckus with Ink & Ash at Eddie’s Attic! R&B it up with The Isley Brothers, Keith Sweat, Kid ‘N Play and Evelyn Champagne King at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement’s 2nd Anniversary Party, featuring games, food and a huge comics sale! Willy Jackson gets the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up with the Sweetwater Creek Bluegrass Band at Venkman’s! Madrid Express gets down at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, August 13

Cowpunk it up with Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely at City Winery! Catch The Stacktone Slims at The Earl! Kool Kat Russ Marshalek walks with fire dishes out a night of re-imagined Twin Peaks vibes at the Red Light Café with a place both wonderful and strange! Gypsy Jazz ‘n’ Western Swing it up with Django Earnhardt at Venkman’s! It’s Second Sunday, which means free tickets to the High Museum from 12-5pm! TCM Big Screen Classics get criminal with their 50th Anniversary screening of Arthur Penn’s BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Blues it up with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Motown on down to the Infinite Energy Arena for a night with Lionel Richie! Get your ‘90s alt rock fix with Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Make your way to Park Tavern for a night with Thomas Wynn & The Believers and Marshall Ruffin! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 31-Aug. 6, 2017

Posted on: Jul 30th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, July 31

Liver Down the River and Blue Train Bound dish out a night of psychedelic bluegrass at City Winery! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up at Blind Willie’s!

Tuesday, August 1

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their new Classics Series with Darryl F. Zanuck’s THE LONGEST DAY (1962) at 7pm! Get post-industrial with PIG at the Drunken Unicorn! Catch Michelle Branch and Haerts at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out during Kevn Kinney’s Rocket Shop & Travel Show at City Winery! 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, August 2

Get hell bent and catch Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s 25th Anniversary screening of Clint Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN (1992) at 7pm! Get down with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at The Star Bar! Celebrate 35 years of Amy Heckerling’s ‘80s classic, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Folk it up with Von Grey at Eddie’s Attic! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! 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! 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, August 3

Hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they get brutal and riff John Boorman’s ZARDOZ (1974) at 7:00pm! Dixieland it up with Waller, Sailing to Denver and Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband at The Earl! Rock out at The Star Bar with Black Irish Texas, Pretty Please and Hot Wives! Get your ‘90s alt-rock fix with Dishwalla at City Winery! Get down at Rowdy Dowdy with Shagwuf, Reverends, Bad Spell and Weary Heads! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Donal Petrie’s MISS CONGENIALITY (2000) at dusk! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with the The Sundogs! 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, August 4

Rock out with Wayne Kramer (MC5) at 529! Wipe out with The Surfaris featuring Bob Berryhill at the Masquerade! Or get covert and Bond it up with a screening of Martin Campbell’s GOLDENEYE (1995) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get ghoulish and boogie on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for the Spectres Ball featuring Paul Mercer, The Ghosts Project, Valentine Wolfe and more! Get a weekend full of fantasy, horror, and sci-fi films during the Something Wicked Film Fest 2017 at the Southern Performing Arts Academy (Lawrenceville), running through Aug. 6! Wanda Jackson, the “Queen of Rockabilly” revs it up at Vinyl! Have a hellacious time with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at Motorheads (McDonough)!  The Kevin See Quintet gets jazzy at the Red Light Café! Get funky with The Groove Orient at Venkman’s! Get the old-school blues with Ike Stubblefield & Friends at The Vista Room! Blues rock it up with Tinsley Ellis Blues is Dead and Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders at Terminal West! Get the blues with Jontavious Willis 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, August 5

Kool Kats The Casket Creatures rock out during the Heavy Metal Homecoming III at the Masquerade! The Plaza Theater gets devilish and screens George Pavlou’s RAWHEAD REX (1986), through Aug. 10! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Adam Torres, Moses Nesh and Big Brutus! Tribute dishes out a night of The Allman Brothers tunes at City Winery! Get your reggae Talking Heads fix with the Talking Dreads at Venkman’s! Tommy Talton and Scott Boyer are Laying it Back One More Time at Avondale Towne Cinema! Boogie on down to The Vista Room for DJ Romeo Cologne’s Disco Dance Party! Walk like an Egyptian on down to The Basement for their Heyday – 80s Dance Party! Make your way to the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for A Tribute to Eagles/Alabama: East Meets West! The Fox Theatre gets witchy and screens the first three films in the HARRY POTTER series at 12pm! Head south for the City of Jonesboro’s Summer Concert & Beach Party featuring the Swingin’ Medallions! Have a rockin’ time with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles at Sportsline Bar (Lawrenceville)! Blues it up with The Cody Matlock Band at Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, August 6

Rock on by Criminal Records for their Garbage Book Signing event (THIS IS THE NOISE THAT KEEPS ME AWAKE) at 12pm! Follow that up with a killer time at Chastain Park with Blondie and Garbage! Shimmy on down to Smith’s Olde Bar Disney-style as The Candybox Revue presents their New York STRIPPED Burlesque Show paying tribute to Disney on Broadway at 8:30pm! Get your flamenco fix with Cristian Puig at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Mary Bragg! Get rocked retro-style with Radio Birds, the Cordovas and Foxtrot & The Get Down at Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions! Gypsy jazz it up with The Hot Club of Atlanta at Venkman’s! Get to jammin’ at Terminal West during their 10th Annual Jerry Day featuring JGBCB, Dead Affect, String ‘N Bones, Escape Vehicle, The Charlie Fog Band, Gr8fldude & Frenz, Honeywood and more! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 24-30, 2017

Posted on: Jul 23rd, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Check out what’s on the Retro menu This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, July 24

GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! You’re your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for Hamiltunes! Folk it up with Todd Sheaffer at City Winery! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And get some soul with Brandon Reeves at Blind Willie’s!

Tuesday, July 25

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kicks off their new Classics Series with David Lean’s THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (1957) at 7pm! Or spend the night with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! “Swamp Yankee” The Suitcase Junket, Big Brutus and Chastity Brown get down at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip at Terminal West! Blues it up with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Redstone Ramblers get down at Blind Willie’s! 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, July 26

Rock out and make your way to The Star Bar for a night with Las Pinas and Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & The Bicycle Eaters! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Spend the night with an encore screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s VERTIGO (1958) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! It’s a night of fuzzy rock ‘n’ roll at 529 with Shantih Shantih, Impossible Vacation, Minorcan and Nikki & The Phantom Callers! Get to rockin’ with Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene at City Winery! Get folksy with Steve Poltz at Eddie’s Attic! Cody Matlock dishes out the blues at Blind Willie’s! Make your way to The Vista Room for Bluegrass & Beyond! It’s a night of late ‘90s power metal with DragonForce at the Masquerade! Get the blues with Michael Preston 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! 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, July 27

Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for The Savannah Sweet Tease’s “I Love the ‘90s” event with featured guest Kool Kat Lola LeSoleil! Spend the night with Barry Manilow at the Fox Theatre! Get countrified and stomp on down to The Star Bar for a night with Truckstop Confidential, BLACKFOX, Chickens and Pigs and Antic Clay! Or rock on down to the Clermont Lounge for a night of debauchery with The Crush, Forsaken Profits, We Want Blood and ATTN SPAN! Get to rockin’ with Matthew Sweet and Tommy Keene at City Winery! Or get rootsy with Mark Miller at Eddie’s Attic! Reggae it up with Rebelution and Nahko & Medicine for the People at the Tabernacle! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! Get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with the Knotty Boys! 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, July 28

Make your way to The Star Bar for a night with The Woolly Bushmen, Midnight Larks and Pono AM! Get down with The Swimming Pool Q’s and Pylon Reenactment Society at The Vista Room! Retro it up at Chastain Park during the Retro Futura Tour featuring Howard Jones, Men Without Hats, English Beat, Katrina & The Waves and Modern English! Get hellacious with Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Die 985 and The Zombie Mafia at Sweetwater Bar & Grill (Duluth)! Get psyched for A Drug Called Tradition’s MEDICINE MUSIC LP release party at The Earl! Get old-timey with the Georgia Mountain String Band and Cold Heart Canyon at Eddie’s Attic! Hula on down to Heretic and have a helluva good time at RITUAL’s Gothic Luau! Spend the night with James Bond as SCADShow screens John Glen’s THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) at 7pm! Rock on down to The Highlander for a night with Air Wolves, Boston Marriage, and Dogs in Slow Motion! Gets some soul with The Raukus Jubilee featuring Gina Maria at the Red Light Café! Funk it up at Venkman’s with Spirk and The Atlanta Funk Society! Groove on down to Park Tavern for a night with Yacht Rock Schooner! Get the blues with Michael Preston at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! House Rocker Johnson gets the blues at Blind Willie’s! Get down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and Beverly “Guitar” Watkins 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, July 29

Get monsterific at Avondale Towne Cinema as Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show presents Atlanta’s first ever kaiju toy show (Kaiju Cult) featuring toys, art (with special guests, including Kyle Yaklin and more) and a live Spook Show followed by screenings of Shan Hua’s INFRA-MAN (1975) at 1pm and 10pm! Get intergalactic at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre during their screenings of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. (1982) at 3pm and 8pm! Or get sin-sational and make your way to Diesel Filling Station for the 2017 Atlanta ZOMBIE Pin-Up Contest! Honkytonk it up with the Georgia Soul Council and Cadillac Jones at 529! Chastain Park rocks out with Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour featuring Cheap Trick and Jason Bonham! Get folksy with Michelle Shocked at City Winery! Get the folk blues with Hill Roberts at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Lonnie Holley, Minton Sparks and Michelle Malone! Blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ! Get old-timey with The Vaudevillains, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton, the Glacier Singers and more at the Red Light Café! Head on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Toad the Wet Sprocket and Beta Play! Rockabilly it up with Rodeo Twister at Venkman’s! Get the bottleneck slide blues with the Jon Harris Band at The Vista Room! Get mischievous at The Star Bar with Gateway to Hell, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters and We Want Blood! It’s a scattered, smothered and covered sort of day with the Waffle House Museum Open House in Decatur! Make your way to Elliott Street Pub for a night with Bird City Revolutionaries and The Morkestra Live! Get down with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck at Northside Tavern! Or get bluesy with the Randall Bramblett Band at the Red Clay Theatre! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, July 30

Celebrate 35 years of Amy Heckerling’s ‘80s classic, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Make your way to City Winery for The Band of Heathens! Have a barrel of laughs at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s 6th Annual Silent Comedy Shorts featuring the antics of Keaton, Chaplin and more, from 3pm – 5pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And Fatback Deluxe dishes out some classic blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 17-23, 2017

Posted on: Jul 16th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is hot, hot, hot This Week! Cool off with a Kool Kat fix and come see what we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, July 17

Get horrorific and make your way to Synchronicity Theatre for Horror Films in Hotlanta: Film Festival 2017! Make your way to the Mammal Gallery for 16mm Avante-Garde films by Julie Orlick! Catch a screening of Herbert RossSTEEL MAGNOLIAS (1989) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get some old southern soul with The Pussywillows, Hans Wenzel & The Eighty Sixers and Danielle Howle at Smith’s Olde Bar! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! Or catch Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s!

Tuesday, July 18

The Tabernacle dishes out a night with AFI and Circa Survive! Garage rock it up with The Coathangers, the Residuals, The Gartrells and Bitter at The Earl! Get folksy with Wild Rivers and Von Strantz at Eddie’s Attic! Spend the night with Hans Zimmer at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre! Blues it up with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Real Deal Blues Band gets down at Blind Willie’s! 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, July 19

Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get to rockin’ ‘70s stoner-style with The Atomic Bitchwax, Mirror Queen, Spore Lord and HOT RAM at The Star Bar! Funk it up with The APX at City Winery! Get countrified with Striking Matches at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out late 90s style at the Masquerade with Taking Back Sunday, Every Time I Die, and Modern Chemistry! The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago and West Coast Blues at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS (1992) at 7:15pm! Get the blues with Michael Preston 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! 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, July 20

Here’s looking at you kid! Catch a screening of Michael CurtizCASABLANCA (1942) at the Fox Theatre at 7:30pm! The Film Crew presents a free screening of Kool Kat Bret Wood’s THE UNWANTED (2014) at The Speakeasy (Porterdale) at 8pm! Make your way to the Dixie Tavern for a Chris Cornell Memorial Show and Benefit! Rock out with Fastball and Parker Gispert (The Whigs) at City Winery! Get some old-school soul with Rudy Currence at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! Get funky at Terminal West with Boyd Tinsley and Moontower! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! Mick Kolassa’s Taylor Made Blues Band rocks out at Blind Willie’s! 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 your rockin’ Americana fix with Michelle Malone and Matthew Kahler at the Red Clay Theatre! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Gil Junger’s 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999) at dusk! 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, July 21

It’s a night of dirty rock ‘n’ roll with The Unsatisfied, the El Caminos and Night Terrors at The Star Bar! Raise a riotous ruckus with High Spirits, Bible of the Devil, Gunpowder Gray and Kool Kat Adam McIntyre with The Pinx at The Earl! Natural Wonder pays tribute to Stevie Wonder at City Winery! Joe Gransden gets jazzy at the High Museum! Get your nitty gritty fix with The Dirty Soul Revival at Smith’s Olde Bar! Gary Clark Jr. dishes out the rockin’ blues at the Tabernacle! Get folksy with John Moreland and Travis Linville at Terminal West! It’s a night of psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll with The Black Lips, the Subsonics and The TNT Band at the Variety Playhouse! Venkman’s funks it up with The Wasted Potential Brass Band and The Chris Paterno Band! Cross the pond with Abbey Road Live at The Vista Room! Get down with Jarekus Singleton at Blind Willie’s! Spend the night with The Queen of Soul at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s presentation of Natural Woman! Spend the night with Charlie Wilson at Chastain Park! For your spiritual well-being, make your way to the three-day (July 21-23) Mystic South Conference 2017 at Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia! Get jazzy with The Kerry Hill Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Deb Callahan at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Or blues it up with John Hammond and Rob Baird at Eddie’s Attic! Get down 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, July 22

Rev it up with a Rockabilly Reckoning at the B3 Bar & Grill (Austell) with hellacious live tunes with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles, Billy Harlan & The Rocka’ Billy’s, Little Lesley & The Bloodshots, Kitty Rose, Crypt 24; a retro car/motorcycle show; pin-ups; vendors and more! Or hula on down to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their 9-Year Anniversary Psycho Beach Party featuring Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids, DJ Brian Parris, tasty tiki drinks and more! Have a raucous good time with The Sh-Booms, Metal McDonald, Black Cat Rising and Bad Friend at The Star Bar! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Get retro with the Western Sizzlers and Bas Clas at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get the jam band blues with John Ginty at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike & The Bonaventure Quartet and Jonah Smith at Eddie’s Attic! Get the old-school blues with the Juke Joint Dukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Folk it up with Sailing to Denver at Venkman’s! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of rockin’ blues with James Armstrong! Spend the night with The Queen of Soul at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s presentation of Natural Woman! Albert White gets down at Northside Tavern! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Tomomi Mochizuki’s OCEAN WAVES (1993) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at 1pm! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, July 23

Get your magical nanny fix at the Fox Theatre’s screening (and sing-a-long) of Robert Stevenson’s MARY POPPINS (1964) at 2pm! Get your fill of stadium rock at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre with STYX, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder! Get revived with The Howling Tongues at Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at theatres across Atlanta at 12:55pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! The Moody Blues invade Chastain Park! Get down and dirty with Swanky Tiger, The Paper Arcadia and The Warsaw Clinic at the Masquerade! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring encore screenings of Tomomi Mochizuki’s OCEAN WAVES (1993) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s CASTLE IN THE SKY (1989) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And Fatback Deluxe dishes out some classic blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

Catch the Andy Warhol exhibit at the High Museum through Sept. 3! Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month!

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

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

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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