This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 20-26, 2017

Posted on: Feb 20th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, February 20

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

Tuesday, February 21

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

Wednesday, February 22

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

Thursday, February 23

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

Friday, February 24

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

It’s a night of intergalactic debauchery ‘n’ shenanigans with Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello, The Nude Party, The Ar-kaics, Wahya’s and Roadkill Debutante at The Star Bar! Videodrome (JavaDrome) continues their Frank Perry retrospective with a screening of PLAY IT AS IT LAYS (1972) at 8:30pm, with an introduction by Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer, and out soon-to-be Kool Kat of the Week! Come on out to Avondale Towne Cinema for A Sondheim Cabaret! Make your way to Gallery 992 for Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and Film Love Atlanta’s “Two Films by Horace Ove” featuring BALDWIN’S NIGGER (1969) and REGGAE (1971) at 8pm! Get festive and Mardi Gras it up at The Vista Room during Fare Thee Well Foundation’s 9th Annual Mardi Gras Ball featuring live tunes by String ‘n Bones, Electric Codpiece and Hoodoo Moon! Banjo it up with The Wooks and Little Country Giants at the Red Light Café! Make your way to The Earl for a two-night stand with the riotous ruckus that is Kool Kat Blair Crimmins and the Hookers (CD release) and the Jon Stickley Trio! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Suburban Tap (Marietta)! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Terminal West dishes out a night of vintage psychedelic disco fun with BoomBox! Get the blues with Tab Benoit at the Variety Playhouse! Get groovy and make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Disco Tendencies, The Orange Constant and Lagoons! Get the blues with Victor Wainwright at Blind Willie’s! Get funky New Orleans’ style during Zydefunk’s Annual King Cake Party at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 25

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

Sunday, February 26

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

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Feb. 13-19, 2017

Posted on: Feb 12th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, February 13

Catch a screening of Mark Rydell’s THE COWBOYS (1972) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Blues it up with Marshall Ruffin and Lindsay Jarman at Eddie’s Attic! Get the cosmic blues with The Bumbs, Andrew Carter, and Saint Roosevelt at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, February 14

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

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

Wednesday, February 15

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

Thursday, February 16

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

Friday, February 17

It’s a weekend of mischief and mayhem at The Star Bar with their Hammerhead Fest 666! Night one brings you Lazer/Wulf, Order of the Owl, The Vaginas, Old Thrones, Dropout and Holy Quit! Funk it up with Voodoo Visionary’s Album Release Party with Little Raine Band and Opposite Box at Aisle 5! Gangster it up at SCADShow with a screening of Raoul Walsh’s WHITE HEAT (1949) at 7pm! Get old school and blues it up with Mac Arnold & The Plate Full O Blues Band at the Crimson Moon Café! Or get the Delta blues with Nathan Angelo at Eddie’s Attic! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at the High Museum! It’s a night of rockin’ blues at the Red Clay Theatre with the Highbeams! Jam out with Dead Affect and Honeywood at Smith’s Olde Bar! Eighties it up with Members Only at Venkman’s! The Georgia Players Guild brings you Outlaws & Outlands paying tribute to Willie Nelson and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get your folk rock fix with The Broken String Band, Lola Cole and the Jess Goggans Band at Vinyl! Get intergalactic with Papadosio, JAW Gems and Skydyed at the Variety Playhouse! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! The Red Light Café presents an encore presentation of THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES benefitting One Billion Rising at 8pm! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with the Rockaholics! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 18

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

Sunday, February 19

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

 

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, February 6-12, 2017

Posted on: Feb 5th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get hep to the jive and take a peek at what’s going down in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, February 62.6

Catch a thief, or even a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s TO CATCH A THIEF (1955) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get jazzy with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Or make your way to the Blind Willie’s as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, February 7

2.7StarBarLandmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Billy Wilder’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) at 7pm! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Stephen Kellogg and Harrow Fair! Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern as they screen Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Blues it up with Grant Reynolds at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out John Lennon’s “IMAGINE”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 8

Rock out with Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions) at City Winery! It’s a night of folk rock psychedelia at The Earlwith Liz Cooper & The Stampede and Airpark! Make a date with fate during Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) 2.8screening of Michael Curtiz’ classic, CASABLANCA (1942) at 7:30pm! Catch Emory Cinematheque’s screening of J. L. Anderson’s SPRING NIGHT, SUMMER NIGHT (1967) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Dance with the devil in the pale moonlight at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern as they give you an encore screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! It’s as night of foot-stompin’ Americana with The BooHoo Ramblers at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 9

Rock out with The Scragglers, Sodajerk and Reconciler at The Star Bar! Make your way to the Variety 2.9StarBarPlayhouse and experience Al Di Meola’s Elegant Gypsy 40th Anniversary Tour! Celebrate Black History Month with free African-American History Tours at the Historic Oakland Cemetery, through Feb. 21! Get the blues with Jason Childs’ Blues Jam at the Crimson Moon Café! It’s a hootenanny and a half at with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express at The Vista Room! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! George Hughley & The Shadows get the blues at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s and get some soul with Bogey & The Viceroy! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, February 10

It’s an evening of murder ballads, obsession and love gone wrong with the third annual Bloody Valentine show featuring Kool Kat Aileen Loy with Till Someone Loses and Eye, W8ing4UFOs and so much more at The Earl! The Star Bar gets down with a night of shenanigans with Kenny Howes & The Wow!, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and The Compartmentalizationalists, Navajo Joe and Steve Baskin! Kingsize it up with Kool Kat 2.10StarBar“Big Mike” Geier with The Kingsized Trio at The Vista Room! Gangster it up at SCADShow for their screening of Brian De Palma’s SCARFACE (1983) at 7pm! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with the Packway Handle Band and Forlorn Strangers! ZOSO dish out a night of Led Zeppelin at the Variety Playhouse with The Vegabonds! Or groove on down to Park Tavern and get your fill of silly love songs with Yacht Rock Schooner! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night of local mischief with Station 7, Vinyl Refuge and Melonfunky! Get down to Venkman’s for a night with ATL Collective as they relive Sade’s “LOVE DELUXE”! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Alamo in Newnan! Rock out with Bon Jovi at Philips Arena! Or AFI at The Buckhead Theatre! Strut your stuff and get kinky with Mary and Friends: Love is Love event at the Red Light Café! Get down with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with the Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 11

Ghosts and love collide at the Historic Oakland Cemetery with their Love Stories of Oakland tours running 2.11ATCthrough Feb. 12! Surf on down Kavarna for a night with Kool Kat Chad ShiversSouthern Surf Stomp! featuring Liz Brasher, The Wave Slaves and Radisaurus Rex! Get your cult classic fix with Andrea Colburn & Her Low Standards with The Boy Jones with Barbarella Night at Avondale Towne Cinema! Or get sinfully seductive at 7 Stages for Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and the burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South’s 10th Annual Vixen’s Valentease Vaudeville & Variety Show! Groove on down to The Star Bar for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar as Rumours plays Fleetwood Mac’s “RUMOURS”! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for a night with Donna Hopkins and friends! Gussy it up gore-style at the Red Light Café’s Valloween Dance Party featuring The Atlanta Rock ‘n’ Roll All-stars! ZOSO dish out an encore night of Led Zeppelin at the Variety Playhouse with The Mammoths! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get to the root of it all with Delta Moon at Eddie’s Attic! Bluegrass it up with Banjolicious at Venkman’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, February 12

Make your way to My Parents’ Basement for their February Bizarre Bazaar and pick up a few things for the 2.12one who’s stolen your bloody heart, from 12-5pm! Groove on down to Venkman’s for an unplugged night with Yacht Rock Revue! Celebrate the  60th Anniversary screening of Leo McCarey’s AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (1957) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Dr. Dixon at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2017

Posted on: Jan 30th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew M
anaging Editor

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

Monday, January 301.30

Catch a screening of Preston SturgesSULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues it up with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, January 31

1.31RLCLandmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s BLOOD SIMPLE (1984) at 7pm! Get folksy at Atlanta Contemporary with an evening with folk artist Lonnie Holley “The Sandman” and Ben Sollee! Rock out with German heavy metal rocker Dirkschneider at the Variety Playhouse! Get jazzy with Pat Metheny at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Flamenco on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Cristian Puig, Julie Moon and more! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, February 1

Make your way to City Winery for a Film and Wine Pairing with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton! Or geek on down to My Parents Basement and celebrate 25 years of Image Comics! Get really retro and catch a couple of “pre-code era” films with Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Alfred L. Werker’s BACHELOR’S AFFAIRS (1932) and Frank Tuttle’s THE BIG BROADCAST (1932) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television2.1 Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Or catch a screening of Clint Eastwood’s THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (1995) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:30pm! Swing on by the Graveyard Tavern for Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings! Get your dancin’ shoes on and catch the 30th Anniversary screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, February 2

Get your West Coast funk jazz fix with A Tribute to the Crusaders at Venkman’s! Rock out and folk it up at The Earl with The Preakness, Ben Trickey and Big Brutus! Or nitty gritty it up at 529 with Bigfoot, LUST, Action City Blackout and The Aggravated! Make your way to The Plaza Theater and catch screenings of 2.2Kunihiko Ikuhara’s newly restored SAILOR MOON R, THE MOVIE (1993) and Cosmo Feilding-Mellen’s 2015 documentary about Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the “unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counter-culture,” THE SUNSHINE MAKERS! “Go behind the screen” with SCADShow’s aTVfest! Get your Woody Allen fix with Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 3oth Anniversary screening of his classic RADIO DAYS (1987) at the Tara Theatre at 7:45pm! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Bo Ramsey and Greg Brown! Get the folksy blues with Tom Rush at Eddie’s Attic! Funk on down to Terminal West for The James Brown Dance Party! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at the Northside Tavern! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Collins Drive and Alex and Todd! Bluegrass it up at the Crimson Moon Café for Mark Garrison’s Bluegrass Jam! Brother Hawk rocks out at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of rockin’ tunes with 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, February 3

Get traumatized and HORROR-fied this weekend as the Days of the Dead Convention kills it at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel for three days of ghastly gore-filled events, running through Feb. 5! You won’t want to miss monstrous retro celebrity guests Tom Savini (SFX legend); PJ Soles (HALLOWEEN) Linda Blair (THE EXORCIST); Doug Bradley (HELLRAISER); Kool Kat Shane Morton a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte; Kool Kat James Bickert (DEAR GOD NO!/FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS); STRANGER THINGS cast; 2.3DOTDmasked menace Kane Hodder of FRIDAY THE 13TH fame; the 48-Hour Horror Film Fest; a hell raisin’ Friday night party featuring Celebrity Scaryee-Okee, horror rockers Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and so much more! So, get your fill of the blood-bath that is, Days of the Dead!

Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for the Atlanta opening of Raoul Peck’s I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO (2017), written by James Baldwin (See our Retro Review soon!) The Star Bar dishes out a rockin’ hootenanny with Blake Rainey & His Demons, Dang Dang Dang and Gas Hound! Geek it up with Dragon Con Night at Medieval Times at 7pm! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night of ‘60s and ‘70s rock and roll with The Rainmen! Get rocked folk-style with The Devil Makes Three and Lost Dog Street Band at the Variety Playhouse! Blues it up with Dr. Dixon at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to The Vista Room for a night with Ed Roland & the Sweet Tea Project! Make your way to the High Museum for their “First Friday” event featuring a screening of John HughesFERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986); a performance by the Atlanta Funk Society; fortune telling; and so much more! Rock out at Venkman’s with Acoustic Beatles with Nick Niespodziani & Tim Smith, Escape Vehicle, and The Rainmen! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, February 4

It’s Day 2 to get spooked at the Days of the Dead Convention at the Sheraton Atlanta! Get your blood curdling fill of monsters galore with the Son of Celluloid Show; a 7pm screening of John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (1978) with a special introduction by PJ Soles; a midnight screening of Kool Kat James Bickert’s 2.4StarBarFRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS; gore-ific panels and a terrifying end to the night with an ‘80s Slasher Prom that will have you rattlin’ your bones deep into the night!

Bebop on down to The Star Bar for Hollyfest IX, rockin’ out with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids, The Cherry Bomb, Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers, Rodeo Twister, Kira Annalise, The Sideburners, Atomic Boogie, The Mystery Men?, Rockabilly Kitty Rose, Kool Kat Rev. Andy and The Southern Ska Syndicate, Bad Friend and so much more!  Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Make your way to Venkman’s for The Whiskey Gentry Unplugged: Storytelling Set! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at the Dawsonville Tavern! Boogie on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Tinsley Ellis! Prog rock it up with Neal Morse at City Winery! Smith’s Olde Bar dishes out a night of rockin’ tributes with Nameless Nameless (Nirvana); Pinups (David Bowie); and Stone Tribute Pilots (Stone Temple Pilots)! Get funky with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Spend the night with John Berry at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp down to the Red Light Café for a night with Ralph Roddenbery, Donna Hopkins and Steve “Big Daddy” McMurry! Get the rockin’ blues with Swap Raw Deal at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, February 5

It’s Day 3 and your last chance to experience the rockin’ blood and horror fest, the Days of the Dead Convention!2.5  Today’s events include horrorific panels, including a TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE panel, so, come on and check out all the swell and retro horror goodness while you can! Get retro ‘n’ geeky at the Atlanta Comic Convention at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center! Or get really retro and help the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival celebrate 75 years of Ernst Lubitsch’s TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942) with an 11:10am screening at Lefont Sandy Springs! Spend the night with Upstate Rubdown at the Red Light Café! Bluegrass it up with the Edgar Loudermilk Band at City Winery! Big Band it up with Joe Gransden and the legendary Francine Reed at Eddie’s Attic! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, Jan. 23-29, 2017

Posted on: Jan 22nd, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Take a peek at what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro this week!

Monday, January 23 1.23

Rock out with Doyle Bramhall II at City Winery! Get really retro and catch a screening of Stephen RobertsTHE EX-MRS. BRADFORD (1936) at the Alpharetta Branch Library! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a screening of Kunihiko Ikuhara’s newly restored SAILOR MOON R, THE MOVIE (1993), running through Jan. 26! Make your way to the Tabernacle for a rockin’ night with Breaking Benjamin! Get the blues with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues it up with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, January 24

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Charles Laughton’s NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955) at 7pm! The Atlanta Film Festival kicks off tonight with a 1.24-529screening of Vincent PerezALONE IN BERLIN (2016), and runs through Feb. 15 at theatres across Atlanta (keep your eyes peeled for our coverage of their upcoming classic cinema screenings)! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of Penny Marshall’s ‘80s classic BIG (1988) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Get rocked by Black Cat Attack, Children of October and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures at 529! Get your folk rock fix with Cloud Cult at The Earl! Get nostalgic with The Lark and The Loon at the Red Light Café! Get nitty gritty at the Woodruff Arts Center for a night with Warren Haynes, The Last Waltz Ensemble, Michael McDonald and more! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Nick Johnson Trio gets down at Blind Willie’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 25

Make your way to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night with Jason Webley, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and George Kotler-Wallace! Catch Emory Cinematheque’s screening of John Ford’s THE LONG VOYAGE HOME (1940) at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour! Or1.25LVL spend the night with the Dread Pirate Roberts at the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta) screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at 7pm! Spend the night with Geoff Tate (Queensryche) at City Winery! Surf on down to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a night with The Beach Boys! Billy Joe Shaver dishes out a night of outlaw country at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Future Babes and Ben Millburn at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a night of Chicago/West Coast blues with The Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! Venkman’s gets some soul with Kyshona Armstrong, Shannon LaBrie and Jess Nolan! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their encore screening of Penny Marshall’s ‘80s classic BIG (1988) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Get the rockin’ blues with the Michael Preston Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 26

Rock out with The Pinx (Kool Kat Adam McIntyre), The Crush and Ham Bagby & The Siege at The Earl! Kool Kat Andy Ditzler and our pals of Film Love Atlanta are back at it with a screening of Melissa Llewelyn-1.26StarBarDavies’ controversial BBC documentary THE WOMEN’S OLAMAL (1984) at Atlanta Contemporary with doors at 6pm! The Star Bar dishes out a night of mischief with Skin Jobs, Vincas, Nate & The Nightmares and Roadkill Debutante! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! The Talking Dreads reggaes up the Talking Heads at Venkman’s! Get funky at Elmyr with DJ Cozy’s 4th Annual Rick James Birthday Tribute Bash!  Get the rockin’ blues with ANA Popavic at City Winery! Cicada Rhythm gets old-timey at the Crimson Moon Café! Get old-fashioned with Steve Poltz at Eddie’s Attic! Gypsy jazz it up with UltraFaux and 9 String Theory at the Red Light Café! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of rockin’ island tunes with Kool Kat “Big Mike” Geier with Tongo Hiti! 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, January 27

Videodrome (JavaDrome) delivers a night of “motherly malice” as they kick off their Frank Perry series with a screening of MOMMIE DEAREST (1981) at 8pm, with an introduction by Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer! Rockabilly it up with Wanda Jackson at City Winery! Honkytonk it up with Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires at The Earl! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for a night with Bluegrass & Beyond! Get 1.27Varietyintimate with Casey Camp & Co. and Andrea Colburn in the Little Vinyl Lounge! Spend the night with Indy at the Woodruff Arts Center with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s performance of John Williams’ score at 8pm! Get your Yacht Rock Revue retro fix at the Variety Playhouse as they perform “ABBEY ROAD” and “DARK SIDE OF THE MOON”! Get your Americana fix with Caleb Caudle and Eliot Bronson at Eddie’s Attic! Skank on down to the Masquerade for a night with Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Ballyhoo! and more! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café (Alpharetta)! Catch a screening of Mel BrooksROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS (1993) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Groove on down to The Plaza Theater for their screening of Cosmo Feilding-Mellen’s 2015 documentary about Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the “unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counter-culture,” THE SUNSHINE MAKERS! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Deja Blues get down at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows! 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, January 28

Kool Kat Shane Morton, ghost host with the most, and the Silver Scream Spook Show kills it with a riotous ruckus with his riff raff at Avondale Towne Cinema followed by a screening of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s monstrous classic KING KONG (1933) at 1pm and 10pm! Or get chummy with Peter O’Toole 1.28StarBarduring the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival’s 35th Anniversary screening of Richard Benjamin’s MY FAVORITE YEAR (1982) at the Tara Theatre at 7:50pm! The Jugtime Ragband dishes out old-time pandemonium at The Vista Room! Get the electric blues with Delbert McClinton at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a night of mischief at The Earl with Material Girls, Muuy Biien, DiCaprio, Shepherds, Mannequin Lover and more! It’s adventure times two at the Woodruff Arts Center with a second screening of Steven Spielberg’s RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981) accompanied by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s performance of John Williams’ score at 8pm! Get bizarre with filmmaker Kool Kat Brian Lonano and Video Video Nasty’s “It Does A Body Good” event at JavaVino! Folk it up with Jim White and Cicada Rhythm at Grocery on Home! Rock out roots-style with Steve Earle at City Winery! Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets get down at the Crimson Moon Café! It’s a night of ‘70s era pop at Eddie’s Attic with Susi French Connection! Jam it up at the Red Light Café with gr8FLdude and Honeywood! Groove on down to The Star Bar for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! It’s a Chickin’ Pickin’ Brunch with the Sweet Auburn String Band at Venkman’s! Get to the root of it all with Damon Fowler at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Get the rockin’ blues with the Michael Preston Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, January 29 1.29Masquerade

The Masquerade revs it up with A Rockabilly Riot in Hell with the Legendary Shackshakers, The Brains, The Delta Bombers and Kool Kat Rev. Andy! Or get your dancin’ shoes on and catch the 30th Anniversary screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Rock out with The Muckers, American Myth and Cadillac Junkies at Smith’s Olde Bar! Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets get down at City Winery! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, Jan. 16-22, 2017

Posted on: Jan 15th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get hep to the jive in ATLRetro This Week! We’ve dug up all the old-school-esque rock, funk, blues and all around shakin’ shenanigans your little ‘ol heart desires! Come see what we’ve found just for you!

Monday, January 16 1.16

Get some soul with Roy Ayers at City Winery! Get the blues with Barrel House Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues it up with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, January 17

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Orson WellesTOUCH OF EVIL (1958) at 7pm! Come on out to the Little Vinyl Lounge and catch Kenny Howes performing Joe Touch of EvilJackson’s “LOOK SHARP” with special guest Paul Melancon! Catch a screening of Joseph Pevney’s TAMMY AND THE BACHELOR (1957) at The Plaza Theater, running through Jan. 19! Rock out with Mike Doughty at Terminal West! Get the country blues with The Brookses and the Chinquapin Duo at the Red Light Café! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Duo Evolution gets down at Blind Willie’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 18

Get really retro with Emory Cinematheque’s screening of Sam Taylor’s MY BEST GIRL (1927), at 7:30pm as part of the UCLA Film & Television Archive Festival of Preservation Tour, presented with D.W. Griffith’s THE SON’S RETURN (1909) and Thomas Ince’s A MANLY MAN (1911)! Or get your dancin’ shoes on and 1.18catch TCM’s Big Screen Classics 65th Anniversary screening of Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Rock out at 529 with Eureka California, The Hotels, Feather Trade and Antbrain! Folk it up with Caroline Aiken and John Chandler at City Winery! Get funky with Lola Cole at Venkman’s! Get the rockin’ blues with the Michael Preston Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get some bluesy southern soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 19

1.19RLCSpend the night with Dr. John and the Nite Trippers at City Winery! Tango on down to the Red Light Café for a night with the Tango Orchestra Club! Get your psychedelic pop fix with Indianapolis Jones and Telegram at Venkman’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! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Heather Luttrell! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 20

Glam it up with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s The Music of David Bowie Concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Or rock on down to The Earl for a night with the Subsonics, Bad Spell and Black Cat Rising! Roll, roll, roll in the hay with a screening of Mel BrooksYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Make your way to Venkman’s as ATL Collective relives Erykah Badu’s1.20EarlBADUIZM”! Groove on down to The Plaza Theater with their screening of Cosmo Feilding-Mellen’s 2015 documentary about Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully, the “unlikely duo at the heart of the 1960s American drug counter-culture,” THE SUNSHINE MAKERS, screening through Jan. 26, or catch their screening of Kunihiko Ikuhara’s newly restored SAILOR MOON R, THE MOVIE (1993), running through Jan. 22! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a Talking Heads-esque electrifying and intergalactic night with Lotus and Higher Learning! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Rock on down to 529 for a night with Pony League, Slow Parade, Wasted Wine and Jesse Nighswonger! Rock out roots-style with Steve Earle at City Winery! Get your Americana fix with The Barefoot Movement at the Crimson Moon Café! Jazz it up with The Convergence at the High Museum! Get folksy with Missy Raines & The New Hip at the Red Clay Theatre! Spend the night with Peter Case at the Red Light Café! Departure pays tribute to Journey at Cosmopolitan Live in Marietta! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks at Northside Tavern! The Vista Room dishes out a night of classic rock with The Barbaric Gentlemen! Get the blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with a Rockin’ Blues Revue! Get to the root of it all with Delta Moon at Blind Willie’s! 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, January 21

Jazz it up with Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli’s tribute to Nat King Cole, “Straighten Up and Fly Right” at the Rialto Center for the Arts! Get your vinyl fix at the Avondale Record Fair at Avondale Towne Cinema from 10am – 3pm! Get some soul and rock on down to The Star Bar for Kool Kat Gringo Starr’s 10th A1.21Drunkennniversary Show, with special guests the Woolly Bushmen, The Sh’Booms and DJ Poppin Pietro! Make your way to the Moonshadow Tavern in Tucker for a night of ‘60s/’70s rock ‘n’ roll with The Rainmen! Venkman’s delivers a tribute to the early R.E.M. catalogue with The REMakes! Bluegrass it up with Greensky Bluegrass and Front Country at the Buckhead Theatre! The Breakfast Club dishes out a night of ‘80s tributes at Cosmopolitan Live in Marietta! Boogie down at The Vista Room’s Globe Rocks ‘80s Prom, benefitting music education! Get a second helping of Lotus at the Variety Playhouse with Bells and Robes! James Armstrong, the “Ambassador of the Blues” gets down and dirty at Blind Willie’s! Albert White dishes out old-school blues at Northside Tavern! Make your way to the Drunken Unicorn for RadFest 2017 featuring the Soloriens Native Unity Quartet (ft. Marshall Allen, leader of the Sun Ra Arkestra, and James Harrar), Pyramid Club, Jade Poppyfield and more! Get your ‘90s alt-rock fix as ATL Collective relives Pearl Jam’s “TEN” at Terminal West! Get some soul with The Sole Travelers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, January 22 1.22Earl

Get horrorfied and rock on down to The Earl for a night with Koffin Kats, The SideBurners and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures! Jazz it up with the Matthew Kaminski Trio during Venkman’s Bottomless Mimosa Brunch! Spend the day with the Dread Pirate Roberts at the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta) screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at 2pm! Rock out with Don Henley at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Denny Laine (Moody Blues)! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, Jan. 9-15, 2017

Posted on: Jan 8th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

This Week in ATLRetro is the Kat’s meow! Kick off the new year with a killer line-up of shakin’ shenanigans dug up just for you!

Monday, January 9 1.9

Tickle your campy funny bone at Avondale Towne Cinema with a screening of Ivan Reitman’s MEATBALLS (1979) at 10:30pm! Celebrate 20 years of Hayao Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Jazz it up with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues it up with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, January 10

1.10RLCLandmark Midtown Art Cinema kills it with their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of Billy Wilder’s SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950) at 7pm! Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and the burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spice up your evening with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: 3rd Anniversary event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get folksy with Matthew Perryman Jones and Reuben Bidez at Eddie’s Attic! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Get down with J.T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Booker G & The MTs get down at Blind Willie’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, January 11

Holler and stomp on down to Grocery on Home for a night of swampy blues with Phillip Roebuck! Twentieth1.11 Century Fox celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Henry King’s classic, CAROUSEL (1956) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Get some old-school Georgia soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics at Venkman’s! Old-time it up with Wrinkle Neck Mules and Cold Heart Canyon at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a night of rockin’ roots with Donna Hopkins and Hannah Zale at The Vista Room! Get the rockin’ blues with the Michael Preston Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with the BooHoo Ramblers!  Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 12

Avondale Towne Cinema dishes out a riotous ruckus for your rights with Kool Kat Ray Dafrico’s Fight For Your Rights – A Civil Rights Benefit featuring Comedian Shelby Hofer (The Push Push Theatre), 68-75, 1.12BasementSash the Bash (Midnight Larks), Ray Dafrico & His Band, Blake Rainey & His Demons, Chickens and Pigs and more! Get down and dirty in The Basement with Mothership, Order of the Owl, Gunpowder Gray and The Dirty Magazines! Rock out with Alejandro Escovedo and Peter Buck at City Winery! Rev on down to Venkman’s for a night with Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers! Rock out at 529 with Muuy Biien, the Reverends, Doesin and Bataille! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Bowie in Sweats, W8ing4UFOs and Flap! Get the blues with Jason Childs’ Blues Jam at the Crimson Moon Café! Bluegrass it up with Robbie Fulks and Southern Avenue at Eddie’s Attic! Red Light Café delivers a night of Southern soul and rock ‘n’ roll with The Lively Exchange, Poverty Level and Lexi Street! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky at Trader Vic’s with Bogey & The Viceroy! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta! 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! Blues it up with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, January 13

Skank on down to The Earl for night one of the Dirty South Winter Weekender, featuring the Soul Radics, Kool Kat Rev. Andy & The Southern Ska Syndicate and more! Rock out and celebrate 50 years of The Doors 1.13Earlwith The Dirty Doors at Venkman’s! Get your mobster fix at SCADShow’s screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER (1972) at 7pm! Or for a little dark comedy, make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their screening of Mel BrooksBLAZING SADDLES (1974) at 8pm! Rock on down to The Star Bar for a helluva two-day weekend featuring The Booze, Barreracudas, Paint Fumes, Wyldlife, Mama, GG King, the Ravagers, RMBLR, Shocked Minds, Trouble Boys, Bad Spell, Boy Toy, the Capones, Cheap Fur, Talking Dogs, Bad Mother and more! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Charlie Starr and John Cowan! It’s a rockin’ encore with Alejandro Escovedo and Peter Buck at City Winery! Shimmy and shake on down to the Red Light Café for Sadie HawkinsLast Pasties Standing – Parade of Parody, featuring Annette Coquette Jack Calico, Kool Kat Vivien Laye and more! Get some swanky soul with Bogey & The Viceroy at The Vista Room! Get your Americana fix with Railroad Earth and David Wax Museum at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with Dr. Dixon at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blues it up with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Surf on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with The Chalfonts! 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, January 14

1.14KavarnaSurf on down to Kavarna for Kool Kat Chad ShiversSouthern Surf Stomp! featuring The Buckrabbits, Racket Squad and Two Sisters! New Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s ‘80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: Bowie Edition at Amsterdam Atlanta! The Masquerade dishes out a night of ‘60s garage and ‘70s punk-esque rock with TIGER SEX, Oakland After Dark and The Story Continues! Get funky with the Mike Veal Band at The Vista Room! Bluegrass it up with Barry Waldrep and Kelli Johnson at the Red Light Café! Jump on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Atlanta Boogie! Make your way to Venkman’s for a Chickin’ Pickin’ Brunch with The Family Portrait! Make your way to City Winery as The Machine brings you the music of Pink Floyd! It’s Night 2 of the Dirty South Winter Weekender, so Oi! Oi! Oi! on down to The Earl for a hellacious night with The Templars, Patriot, Antagonizers ATL, DDC, Hanging Judge, Bastard Brigade and more! Get the blues with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, January 15

Get your dancin’ shoes on and catch TCM’s Big Screen Classics 65th Anniversary screening of Gene 1.15Kelly/Stanley Donen’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Rock down to The Earl for a night with Dinos Boys, The Gartrells, The Ridgelands and Cheap Fur! Jazz it up with Debb Moore at City Winery’s Jazz Brunch! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, January 2-8, 2017

Posted on: Jan 2nd, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Resolve to rock out in ATLRetro This Week! Check out all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, January 21.2Starbar

Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, January 3

The Maltese FalconLandmark Midtown Art Cinema kicks off their Noir Film Classics Series with a screening of John Huston’s THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at 7pm! Rock out at 529 with The Organ Machines, Not Having Fun, Femignome and Vanilla Envelope! Get your roots rock fix with Donna the Buffalo and Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band at City Winery! Get the blues with Ross Pead & Friends at Front Page News (L5P)! Eddie’s Attic presents The Music of “Troubadour”, celebrating 1950s Nashville! 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, January 4

Make your way to City Winery for the Holiday Hangover Blues Revue! Rock out with the Grammy Award-1.4winning The Indigo Girls at Terminal West! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a night with Keena Graham (Blood on the Harp), Rachael Petit (Cold Heart Canyon), Lindsay Rakers and Kim Bates! Swing on by the Graveyard Tavern for Swing Night, featuring the swingin’ jazz and boogie-woogie sounds of the Savoy Kings! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, January 5

Celebrate 20 years of Hayao Miyazaki’s PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at theatres across Atlanta at 7pm 1.5StarBar[Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Hootenanny it up at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton and the Alabama Bluegrass All-Stars! Bluegrass it up at the Crimson Moon Café for Mark Garrison’s Bluegrass Jam! Rock out with Vito Romeo and Brawful at The Star Bar! Get your Americana fix at the Red Light Café with Mike Fiorello and Hank Erwin! Get mischievous with Capital Arms, 32 Pints, Killing Kuddles and The Concussion Theory at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get some Americana soul with Clay Evans and Connor Rand of The Cumberland Collective at Eddie’s Attic! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta! 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, January 6

Hey! Ho! Let’s go to The Star Bar for the 2nd Annual Rock & Roll High School Ramones Tribute featuring1.6StarBar Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles, The Living Deads, Learning to Count, Cadillac Junkies, V8 Death Car, Martini Shakers, The Devil May Care, Drop Dead Nasty, The Aggravated, Mikey Clams, Red Rocket Deluxe, Bad Spell and more! Glam it up with PINUPS and The Backyard Birds at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get old-timey with The Steel City Jug Slammers at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Escape Vehicle (upstairs), or head downstairs for Kenny Howes & The Wow! Get some soul with Chelsea Shag at the Tijuana Garage! Funk it up with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Rock out with The Muckers at The Vista Room! It’s a night of R&B legends at Eddie’s Attic as Amplify presents Marvin Gaye vs. Al Green! The Stranger pays tribute to Billy Joel at City Winery! Geek it up and get intergalactic with a screening of Mel BrooksSPACEBALLS (1987) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, January 7

1.7StarBarCelebrate Elvis’ birthday in style at Avondale Towne Cinema’s Elvis Jam! Get down and dirty with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Tiger! Tiger! and Invisible Teardrops at The Star Bar! Rock out roots-style with Steve Earle and Kevn Kinney at City Winery! Blues it up old-school style with Mac Arnold & The Plate Full of Blues Band at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to the Red Clay Theatre for a night with Callaghan and Granville Automatic! Get folksy with Dusty Roads and CJ Jones & the Spirit Bones at the Red Light Café! Get down with The Charlie Fog Band and The Bitteroots at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s a night of psychedelic southern rock with The Marcus King Band at Terminal West! Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders bring you the tunes of the Grateful Dead at The Vista Room! Rust dishes out a night of rockin’ Americana at Eddie’s Attic! Get to the root of it all with Midnight Revival at Venkman’s and stick around for the Common Ground Collective! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, January 8

Glam it up and make your way to Terminal West for A Celebration of David Bowie’s 70th Birthday, 1.8RLCbenefiting The Southern Poverty Law Center, featuring PINUPS, Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth, Adron, The Preakness and more! Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Red Light Café for Vinyl Night! Twentieth Century Fox celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Henry King’s classic, CAROUSEL (1956) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)]! Get down with tunes of the ‘60s and ‘70s with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Café! Get to stompin’ with The Honey Dewdrops at Eddie’s Attic!  Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, 2016

Posted on: Dec 26th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the Kat’s meow this week, kicking off the new year with a whole lotta shakin’ shenanigans!

Monday, December 2612.26StarBar

Get some soul with David Ryan Harris at Eddie’s Attic! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with The Pork Bellies!

Tuesday, December 27

12.27Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up at Blind Willie’s!  The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, December 2812.28StarBar

Get country punked with An English Place, Tom Cheshire and Ben Trickey at The Star Bar! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night of acoustic Beatles with Nick Niespodziani (Yacht Rock Revue) & Tim Smith! Jazz it up with a Burroughs/Ellington duo at the Elliott Street Pub! Blind Willie’s gets down with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo! Get some soul with The Hollidays at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get rootsy with Faithless Town, Sailing to Denver and Matt Megrue at The Earl! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! 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, December 29

12.29Make your way to The Vista Room for a night with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton! Rock out with Parker Gispert (The Whigs) at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night of acoustic Beatles and a special set of BOWIE with Nick Niespodziani (Yacht Rock Revue) & Tim Smith! Get groovy with Perpetual Groove at Terminal West! Get countrified with Gillian Welch at the Variety Playhouse! Get down with Kristen & the Honey Badgers at Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up with Marcus Johnson at City Winery! Jam with the Disco Biscuits at the Tabernacle! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty Tiki cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta! 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, December 30

Get bizarre with Videodrome and JavaDrome as they present another rare treat with a screening of Timothy Carey’s THE WORLD’S GREATEST SINNER (1962) at 8pm! Get down and dirty at the Elliott Street Pub with12.30 Candybox Underground Burly-Q, featuring Kool Kat Roula Roulette, Annette Coquette, Ariel Allegro, Candi LeCoeur, Kat Asstrophy, DJ Doctor Q and more! Rock out with Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ and Dan Baird & Homemade Sin at Center Stage! Get brassy with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at Venkman’s! Get to the root of it all with Donna Hopkins and Ralph Roddenberry at the Crimson Moon Café! Funk it up with Moontower at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a groovy encore of Perpetual Groove at Terminal West! Or jam it up with the Disco Biscuits for a second night at the Tabernacle! Blues it up with Sandra Hall & the Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at the Northside Tavern! Rock out with Metal McDonald and Dang Dang Dang at The Earl! Shimmy on down and retro-glam it up at City Winery with a night of Wasabassco Burlesque! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Runaway Gin! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & the Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 31

12.31It’s New Year’s Eve, folks!  Out with the old and in with the new!  Although, we here at ATLRetro prefer the old, so we’ve put together a swell Throwback to the 20th Century New Year’s Eve Guide, that will lead the way as you boogie on down to your final destination in 2016 (keep your eyes peeled)! Ring in the New Year in style and toast 2017 in ATLRetro! We wish you a very vintage and rockin’ Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 101.01

Welcome to 2017! Gypsy jazz it up with Jared & Amber at Eddie’s Attic! Get the blues 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

Make a trek to the Island of Misfit Toys a.k.a. the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present Jon Ludwig’s adaptation of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, directed by Tim Sweeney, running through Dec. 31! (LAST CHANCE!)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, Dec. 19-25, 2016

Posted on: Dec 18th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you retro-lovin’ kiddies! It’s that time of year again! The big jolly fella may be spying to see if you’re naughty or nice, so show ‘em how good (or bad, we don’t mind!) you are by gettin’ out and seeing what Retro Atlanta has in store for you!  It’s a week of holiday cheer, retro-style, so whether you’re hankerin’ for a good classic flick or are needing to get your retro rockin’ fix, come see what we’ve found just for you!

Monday, December 19

Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T. Thomas Mahoney dish out their annual Charlie Brown Christmas shindig12.19strand at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & The Knights performing The Beach Boys’ and The Ventures’ Christmas albums! Get intergalactic with Space Wizard, Gnomonaut, Crown of Sorrow and Kilberth at 529! Merry it up at the Fox Theatre’s Mighty Mo & More! annual holiday organ concert and sing-along featuring John Pasquin’s THE SANTA CLAUSE (1994) at 7:30pm! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Ed Roland! Charlie Brown it up as David Ellington performs “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of Preston SturgesTHE MIRACLE OF MORGAN’S CREEK (1944) at 10:30am! Get bewitched holiday-style at Battle & Brew for two nights with their Hogwarts Christmas Feast! Catch a screening of Chris ColumbusHOME ALONE (1990) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7pm! Get bluesy with Matthew Pendrick at Blind Willie’s! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with The Pork Bellies!

Tuesday, December 20

12.20LVLRock out with John Kadlecik at the Red Light Café! Get your holiday fix at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 7:30pm! Blind Willie’s gets down with the Bob Page! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night two of Ed Roland! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

 

Wednesday, December 21

Charlie Brown it up as David Ellington performs “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” at Venkman’s! Get down and dirty with Order of the Owl, The Dirty Magazines, Spore Lord and Day Old Man at The Earl!12.21StarBar The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago and West Coast blues at Blind Willie’s! Get some soul with The Hollidays at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get your holiday fix at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of Frank Capra’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at 7:30pm! Swing on by the Red Clay Theatre for Joe Gransden’s Big Band Holiday Show featuring Laura Coyle! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night three of Ed Roland!Darwin’s Burgers & Blues gets down and dirty at their Blues Jam hosted by The Cazanovas! The Star Bar gets down with their Okie Dokie Karaoke, every Wednesday at 9pm! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, December 22

Rock out with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre with The Pinx, Guantanamo Baywatch, Nate & The Nightmares 12.22StarBarand Mammabear at The Star Bar! Get your Americana fix with The Brookses at the Red Light Café! Get down with David Shaw of The Revivalists at the Variety Playhouse! Get your ‘70s rockin’ fix with the Barreracudas, Dinos Boys and Gunpowder Gray at The Earl! Make your way to The Vista Room for a night with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton! Swing on by Venkman’s for the Big Band Holiday Show featuring the Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre presents a merry holiday marathon with screenings of Frank Capra’s classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) from noon to 9pm! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty tiki cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues in Marietta! 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, December 23

Have a rockin’ holiday at The Star Bar with The Locksmyth, Till Someone Loses an Eye (Kool Kat Aileen 12.23LVLLoy), Rob Leines and Cinch! Or get old-timey with Reverend Hylton’s Xmas EVE EVE shindig in the Little Vinyl Lounge featuring Kool Kat Caleb Warren, Chilly Winds, Ethan Fogus, Jason Waller and Rachel Petit! Spend the night with the Griswolds at Venkman’s with a screening of Jeremiah Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 6:30pm, followed by a night with Yacht Rock Revue with special guest Peter Stroud! Get your Stones fix at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with The Street Fighting Band featuring Kool Kat Rich Desantis and Stephen Skipper! Eighties it up one final time at Club Famous80s New Wave Video Dance Party with Kool Kat VJ Anthony! Get brassy with the Wasted Potential Brass Band’s Wasted Christmas Party at the Northside Tavern! Have a Sex, Drugs & Bluegrass Holiday at the Red Light 12.23StarBarCafé with Flight of Sorrows, Uncle Daddy & The Kissin’ Cousins, Happy Lonesome, Jammin’ Jupiter & The Space Age Rat Pak and more! It’s a rockin’ night of tributes at the Variety Playhouse with Rumours: A Fleetwood Mac Tribute and The Dirty Doors! Swing on by the Eddie’s Attic for Joe Gransden’s Big Band Holiday Show featuring Laura Coyle! Get down with Banks & Shane at the Red Clay Theatre! Make your way to City Winery for Natural Wonder: The Ultimate Stevie Wonder Tribute! Pay tribute to Simon and Garfunkel at Avondale Towne Cinema with Absynthe Makes the Art Garfunkel! Get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Willy Jackson at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, December 2412.24

Xmas Eve it up with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck at the Northside Tavern! Catch a screening of Frank Capra’s holiday classic, IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm/7pm [Regal Atlantic Station 18; Regal Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); and Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 – (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; UA Tara Theatre; Regal Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough)]! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, December 25

12.25We hope you have a rockin’ retro Christmas this year! For those of you wondering, ATLRetro is alive and hopping, so come on out and see what the jolly old fella has up his big red sleeve! Rock out with Brother Hawk, A Drug Called Tradition and Sash the Bash at The Earl! Get the blues 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

Scrooge it up at the Alliance Theatre’s 27th season of “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” running through Dec. 24! (LAST CHANCE!)

Make a trek to the Island of Misfit Toys a.k.a. the Center for Puppetry Arts as they present Jon Ludwig’s adaptation of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, directed by Tim Sweeney, running through Dec. 31!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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