This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #8 – May 4-10, 2020

Posted on: May 4th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our eighth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch! Want to know how to support our local artists, vendors and businesses? Scroll to the end of the calendar for a listing of creatives and how to support!

Manic Monday, May 4

You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE! Tonight’s kickin’ line-up includes Elijah Ocean (6 – 6:45pm CST), Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters (7 – 7:45pm CST), and Black Bettie (8 – 8:45pm CST)! Or get monsterific and stream Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM (1920) via KinoNow here! Get experimentally rocked with The Residents livestreaming at The Variety Playhouse here! Check out Eddie’s Attic’s Songwriters Open Mic here! DooGallery presents their daily Covid-19 Art Show virtually in support of local artists through May 31! Join 7 Stages online every Monday at 5pm here for 7S Manic Monday Live! Get your Americana fix and go Live with Alice and Palmer! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more!

Timeless Tuesday, May 5

Check out Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer’s new piano collection of his older songs via LP here! Get rocked as L7 unleashes “Fake Friends” single featuring Joan Jett paired with spooky “Witchy Burn” B-Side! Brigid Dawson & The Mothers Network (Thee Oh Sees) announce debut LP, BALLET OF APES, out May 23rd on Castle Face Records. Check out their “Is the Season for New Incarnationshere! Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! Goth noir it up with Marchelle Bradanini’s new single “Red White & Blueshere! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, May 6

A Cappella Books presents legendary singer-songwriter, activist and author Billy Bragg with a live virtual author event online at 6pm here! Bragg will join Atlanta music journalist Chad Radford for a Zoom discussion of his career and two most recent books, “The Three Dimensions of Freedom” (2019) and “Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World” (2017), followed by an online Q&A session. Brooklyn-based psych rockers Zebedee share new EP, FANCY SEEING YOU HERE, out on Bandcamp here! You won’t want to miss ACME RADIO LIVE’s SOCIAL DISTANCING SESSIONS via ACME RADIO LIVE’S FACEBOOK PAGE! Tonight’s kickin’ line-up includes Tim Easton (6 – 6:45pm CST), Kirby Brown (7 – 7:45pm CST), and Mike Maimone (8 – 8:45pm CST)! Get down with Frenchy and the Punk’s Live Stream Mini Concert from Batfrog HQ, with this week’s theme being “Stripped Down” at 8pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12! Check out their single, “Bad News Darlin’here! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana!

Throwback Thursday, May 7

Kool Kat Vanessa Wright with the Women in Horror Film Festival present Hellbent for Horror Takeover at 8pm via Zoom joined by special guest, writer/director Adam Marcus (JASON GOES TO HELL, SECRET SANTA, TEXAS CHAINSAW 3-D)! We love The Plaza Theatre, so we’re sharing the love with their special online Virtual Tour of 80 years of cinema in Atlanta at 7pm! HENNESSEY share their single, “LET’S PRETEND (IT’S THE 80s)here and announce S/T EP out this summer on Velvet Elk Records! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere! Parisian space disco six piece L’Imperatrice have some freaky fun with their new single “Exit”(“Fou”)here! Unloved have released a new single “Why Not”, available now via Heavenly Recordings. UGA Extension Fulton County presents a free webinar on the basics of home canning with their Home Canning for Beginners event at 6pm! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here.

Freaky Friday, May 8

The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here (and keep your eyes peeled for info regarding The Plaza’s upcoming Drive-In Theatre experience)! Hilarity is bound to ensue as Dad’s Garage Theatre Company hosts a Free Online Improv Class at 7pm! Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) shares his new track “Stockholm City Blueshere! His new album STRAIGHT SONGS OF SORROW is due out today on Heavenly Recordings featuring members of Afghan Whigs, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lamb of God and more! Pop punk it up with New Jersey’s FRND CRCL who have dropped their sophomore album INTERNET NOISE which can be streamed here! Check out their video for “Loose Cannonhere! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. San Diego’s Hey, Chels releases their debut full-length EVERYTHING GOES digitally for FREE here! The LP will also be released on vinyl later this year via Brainworm Records. Stream the new music video “You’ve Got You Nowhere! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here!

Scintillating Saturday, May 9

Join the National Endowment for the ArtsHuman: A Pretty Monstrous Experience, an arts festival intended to celebrate their 41st season. While the entirety of humanity encounters this pandemic together, our artists continue to connect while examining what is essential during this pretty monstrous experience. A variety of artistic responses inspired by Kelly Link’s PRETTY MONSTERS and our responsibility in navigating fear and social divide will knock down the barriers of isolation. Tune in between noon and 6 PM for all of these world premieres complete with introductions via live feed from the blood drive to keep you company along the way! Boogie down with DJ Livestream with Johnny’s Hideaway at 8pm! Indie-psych band Elephant Stone released their 6th album Hollow shortly before March, eerily about the end of the world. Today, they’ve shared a poignant new single, American Dream exclusively on Bandcamp. All proceeds will be donated to the PLUS1 COVID-19 Relief Fund! Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE on April 24. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! Georgia boy, Butch Walker, released new single “Gridlock” (which you can check out here) on his upcoming album, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a rock opera that tackles racism, homophobia and the social divides in modern America out May 8. Pre-order the album here! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 10

The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more! Glass Animals have released the first portion of their “Quarantine Covers which includes Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.” Joan As Police Woman  released her acclaimed new COVER TWO album May 1 on Sweet Police / [PIAS]. Her new single “Under Control” (The Strokes)” is a soulful, classic R&B reimagination of the punky era-spanning original, featuring Jacob Silver (bass) and Parker Kindred (drums, vocals). Check out “Maelstrom by Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel here! Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here!


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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro – Home Edition #7 – April 27-May 3, 2020

Posted on: Apr 27th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our seventh installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch! Want to know how to support our local artists, vendors and businesses? Scroll to the end of the calendar for a listing of creatives and how to support!

Movie Madness & More Monday, April 27

Focus Features continues their “Movie Monday” event with free livestreams of classic Focus titles for fans at home via their FB page here at 8pm. Tonight’s screening is Pawel Pawlikowski’s MY SUMMER OF LOVE (2004), followed by a Q&A! Or get monsterific and stream Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM (1920) via KinoNow here! Check out Eddie’s Attic’s Songwriters Open Mic here! DooGallery presents their daily Covid-19 Art Show virtually in support of local artists through May 31! Join 7 Stages online every Monday at 5pm here for 7S Manic Monday Live! Get your Americana fix with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Zach Aaron streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more!

Timeless Tuesday, April 28

Get rocked as L7 unleashes “Fake Friends” single featuring Joan Jett paired with spooky “Witchy Burn” B-Side! Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees) shares his new track “Stockholm City Blueshere! His new album STRAIGHT SONGS OF SORROW is due out May 8 on Heavenly Recordings featuring members of Afghan Whigs, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Lamb of God and more! Get psychedelic with Elephant Stone’s “Fox on the Run” video here! Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! Goth noir it up with Marchelle Bradanini’s new single “Red White & Blueshere! Rock out with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Andy Brasher, streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!

Way Back Wednesday, April 29

Get down with Frenchy and the Punk’s Live Stream Mini Concert from Batfrog HQ, with this week’s theme being “From the Drum Po(u)nd” at 8pm! Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12! Check out their single, “Bad News Darlin’here! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Get artsy as ABV Gallery presents Drink & Doodle Virtual Edition at 6pm where you can watch artists creates their art online! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase! The “We Are Still All Together” Tour 2020 from Devon Allman’s house is LIVE via his Facebook page here, and then reposted the next day to all platforms like YouTube, Instagram etc.

Throwback Thursday, April 30

Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere! Parisian space disco six piece L’Imperatrice have some freaky fun with their new single “Exit”(“Fou”) here! Unloved have released a new single “Why Not”, available now via Heavenly Recordings. Catch Cautious ClayStill WoozySophie MeiersRemi WolfClaudMelanie Faye and HXNS’s new single, “Cheesin” out now via slowplay/Republic Records—listen here (created remotely amongst all of the artists, is a collaboration to assist fellow artists and the entire music community affected during this time)! 100% of net profits from “Cheesin’” will be donated to benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Alt-country it up with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here.

Freaky Friday, May 1

The Plaza Movie Club Time Warps it up with The Rocky Horror Quarantine Show every Friday here (and keep your eyes peeled for info regarding The Plaza’s upcoming Drive-In Theater experience)! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks every Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Air streaming network. MusiCares donations encouraged. Waller’s Coffee Shop gets to the root of it all with a live stream with Matthew Kahler at 8pm here! Femme Fatale Productions is proud to present Gender Empowerment Week in coordination with 320 Festival Online, beginning today through May 7, via Twitch and Instagram Live! You won’t want to miss the daily online educational sessions and panels, drag make-up tutorials, and special guest performances to further the conversation on gender fluidity, the queer community, and mental health. San Diego’s Hey, Chels releases their debut full-length EVERYTHING GOES digitally for FREE here! The LP will also be released on vinyl later this year via Brainworm Records. Stream the new music video “You’ve Got You Nowhere! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! Wiretap Records has announced a month-long live stream series, The Wiretap Records Family Vacation Live Stream Series, that will span over the month April 10 – May 1, at 6pm.

Scintillating Saturday, May 2

Garage rock duo, THE DODIES, released their debut album IT’S ONE HELL OF A RIDE on April 24. Check out their video for single “Boiling Pointhere! Georgia boy, Butch Walker, released new single “Gridlock” (which you can check out here) on his upcoming album, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a rock opera that tackles racism, homophobia and the social divides in modern America out May 8. Pre-order the album here! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!


Science ‘n’ more Sunday, May 3

The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more! Glass Animals have released the first portion of their “Quarantine Covers” which includes Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.”  They’ve also unveiled their own brand-new fully interactive Open Source Website – a unique online hub which will give their fans tools to create their own art and music during quarantine. Check out “Maelstrom” by Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel here! Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here!

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #6 – April 20-26, 2020

Posted on: Apr 20th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our sixth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic fun you can experience straight from your couch! Want to know how to support our local artists, vendors and businesses? Scroll to the end of the calendar for a listing of creatives and how to support!

Movie Madness & More Monday, April 20

Focus Features continues their “Movie Monday” event with free livestreams of classic Focus titles for fans at home via their FB page here at 8pm. Tonight’s screening is Kevin Smith’s MALLRATS (1995), followed by a Q&A with Kevin Smith! Get Trekkie and binge watch “Star TrekPicard” for free on CBS All Access using the code “GIFT,” valid through April 23! Hot Knife’s new EP DREAD (produced by Jesse Cannon) now available for purchase and streaming here! Blues it up with Mudcat Live on Country Blues QuaranTunes at 4pm! Get rocked with Prisca and The Band of Heathens via Eddie’s Attic livestream here at 9am! Or catch Trish Land’s Birthday Party Stream hosted and put on by Michelle Malone at 12:30pm! Or check out Lockdown Live at The Brickyard featuring Plaid Company at 8pm! Get your Americana fix with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Charles Wesley Godwin, streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more!

Timeless Tuesday, April 21

Folk rock it up with The Felice Brothers during their Eddie’s Attic livestream here at 7pm! Get psychedelic with Elephant Stone’s “Fox on the Run” video here! Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! Get rocked with The Venomous Pinks’ new music video “Todos Unidoshere! Get pop-y with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Judy Blank, streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here! Check out Once and Future Band’s new album DELETED SCENES here!

Way Back Wednesday, April 22

Surf-Western duo Andrea & Mud announce new LP, BAD NEWS DARLIN’ out June 12! Check out their single, Bad News Darlin’here! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase! The “We Are Still All Together” Tour 2020 from Devon Allman’s house is LIVE via his Facebook page here, and then reposted the next day to all platforms like YouTube, Instagram etc.

Throwback Thursday, April 23

Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere! Parisian space disco six piece L’Imperatrice have some freaky fun with their new single “Exit”(“Fou”)here! Unloved have released a new single “Why Not”, available now via Heavenly Recordings. The track was featured in the first episode of KILLING EVE’s third season, which has launched on BBC. Listen to it here. Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here.

Freaky Friday, April 24

Check out “Maelstrom” by Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel here! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Airstreaming network. MusiCares donations encouraged. Boogie down during the Atlanta Corona Rave 2020 livestream here! Alice Bag announces new album, SISTER DYNAMITE due out April 24 on In The Red Records /Video! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! Wiretap Records has announced a month-long live stream series, The Wiretap Records Family Vacation Live Stream Series, that will span over the month April 10 – May 1, at 6pm. Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Jeff Crosby, streaming via SWEETHEART PR and BABY ROBOT MEDIA on Facebook! Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here!

Scintillating Saturday, April 25

Tune into The Plaza Theatre Foundation’s The Plaza Movie Club’s Saturday Silent Cinema virtual screening of Fred C. Newmeyr’s NEVER WEAKEN (1921), accompanied by Ken Double at 3pm, followed by Tommy Wiseau’s THE ROOM (2003) live watch Party with Greg Sestero at 9pm! Grammy-nominated guitar-slinger, troublemaker, raconteur, producer, and Georgia boy, Butch Walker, released new single “Gridlock” (which you can check out here) on his upcoming album, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a rock opera that tackles racism, homophobia and the social divides in modern America out May 8. Pre-order the album here! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, April 26

The Fernbank Museum goes epically virtual! Catch virtual screenings of DINOS ALIVE! and MUMMIES and more! Glass Animals have released the first portion of their “Quarantine Covers” which includes Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box.”  They’ve also unveiled their own brand-new fully interactive Open Source Website – a unique online hub which will give their fans tools to create their own art and music during quarantine. Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here!


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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #5 – April 13-19, 2020

Posted on: Apr 13th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our fifth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retrotastic goodness you can experience straight from your couch! Want to know how to support our local artists, vendors and businesses? Scroll to the end of the calendar for a listing of creatives and how to support!

Movie Madness & More Monday, April 13

Focus Features kicks off “Movie Mondays” with free livestreams of classic Focus titles for fans at home via their FB page here at 8pm, with special Q&As for each screening. Each livestream will include a link to donate to the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s COVID 19 Response Fund. Tonight’s screening is Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012)! The Cooper Union’s new weekly series, Cooper on Demand, is bringing you world-renowned artist Judy Chicago in conversation with author Sarah Thornton on the release of JUDY CHICAGO: NEW VIEWS! The Plaza Theatre is now offering streaming for some of their films. For more information, go here! The Criterion Channel provides a 14-day free trial, so why not get comfy with the Criterion Collection here! Get folksy with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Sofia Talvik! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more! Garage rock it up with Cup’s new LP out May 8 (NOTHING COULD BE WRONG) and check out their spooky music video for “Night Litehere!

Timeless Tuesday, April 14

Get your ‘80s new-wavy fix with Bloods’ “I Hate It” music video here! Stomp it up with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Van Darien! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here! Check out Once and Future Band’s new album DELETED SCENES here!

Way Back Wednesday, April 15

Americana it up with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Kirby Brown! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase!

Throwback Thursday, April 16

Get rocked with Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts Live from Tuks House at 7pm! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Nineties rock it up with Decent Criminal’s new music video “Bleachedhere! Check out Infinite Eve’s cover of Heart’s “Barracudahere! Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Andrew Weiss & Friends! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule. The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here.

Freaky Friday, April 17

Parisian space disco six piece L’Imperatrice have some freaky fun with their new single “Exit”(“Fou”)here! Donita Sparks of L7 deliversThe Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparksevery Friday @ 3pm PT viaWe Are Hear: On The Airstreaming network. MusiCaresdonations encouraged. Hardcore punk it up with Rotting Out’s new album RONIN via Pure Noise Records! Check out their music video for “Last Man Standing” here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! Wiretap Records has announced a month-long live stream series, The Wiretap Records Family Vacation Live Stream Series, that will span over the month April 10 – May 1, at 6pm. Get rocked as WYLDLIFE drops their new single “Automatic” inspired by The Jesus and Mary Chain with their new album YEAR OF THE SNAKE out today! Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Great Peacock! Jeff Beam releases new single, Think Twice, It’s Not Alright,” from self-titled LP out today. Also, check out the first tune on the album, Stephen King!” Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here!

Scintillating Saturday, April 18

Comeback Vinyl hosts a virtual screening of Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler’s documentary, VINYL NATION (2020) for $12 anytime today! Grammy-nominated guitar-slinger, troublemaker, raconteur, producer, and Georgia boy, Butch Walker, released new single “Gridlock” (which you can check out here) on his upcoming album, AMERICAN LOVE STORY, a rock opera that tackles racism, homophobia and the social divides in modern America out May 8. Pre-order the album here! The Earl Smith Strand Theatre is providing virtual classic double features every Friday night via Twitch TV here! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Sci-Fi ‘n’ more Sunday, April 19

Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here! Get Trekkie and binge watch “Star TrekPicard” for free on CBS All Access using the code “GIFT,” valid through April 23! Comeback Vinyl hosts a virtual screening of Christopher Boone and Kevin Smokler’s documentary, VINYL NATION (2020) for $12 anytime today!

 

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #4 – April 6-12, 2020

Posted on: Apr 6th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our fourth installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of old-school fun you can experience straight from your couch! Want to know how to support our local artists, vendors and businesses? Scroll to the end of the calendar for a listing of creatives and how to support!

Monday Madness, April 6

The Plaza Theatre is now offering streaming for some of their films. For more information, go here! The Criterion Channel provides a 14-day free trial, so why not get comfy with the Criterion Collection here! Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Caitlin Anne Webster! Catch Eddie’s Attic’s Live Streaming Open Mic here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! The Metropolitan Opera is offering a Nightly Opera Stream. Click here for more information, including weekly schedule.

Tune It Up Tuesday, April 7

Get your Americana fix with Jason Waller as he delivers a Virtual House Concert hosted by Waller’s Coffee Shop at 2pm! Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with the Heart Hunters! Local H rocks out with new album LIFERS out April 10! Catch their video “Hold That Thoughhere! Check out Aurora Theatre’s Digital Series 2020 featuring crafting, art, games and more, starting today! Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and check out his online store here! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! Get rocked as WYLDLIFE drops their new single “Automatic” inspired by The Jesus and Mary Chain with their new album YEAR OF THE SNAKE Out April 17! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here!

Way Back Wednesday, April 8

Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Mercy Bell! Atlanta alt-country/indie rock band Nikki & The Phantom Callers releases debut LP, EVERYBODY’S GOING TO HELL (BUT YOU AND ME) out now! Check out their “Fallen Angel” video here! Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Check out the Birmingham Arts Journal here featuring stories, poems and art! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase!

Throwback Thursday, April 9

Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with The Good Graces! Get the Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings and purchase their tunes and merchandise here! Celebrate Roger Corman’s birthday with a free viewing of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures’ (Kool Kat Daniel Griffith) short documentary, “Counter-Culture Cormanhere! Check out the Kennedy Center’s YouTube channel/digital stage here featuring concerts from Gladys Knight, Queen Latifah and more! The National Theatre is streaming a production a week, every Thursday, here, with tonight’s feature being JANE EYRE.

Fiercely Weird ‘n’ Fun Friday, April 10

Donita Sparks of L7 launches weekly “The Hi-Low Show with Donita Sparks” every Friday @ 3pm PT via “We Are Hear: On The Air” streaming network. MusiCares donations encouraged. Join the dynamic duo of Michelle Malone and Trish Land while they sing upbeat songs, crack bad jokes, and cook something up in their kitchen here at 7:30pm. Its “Pay what you can” with suggested donation of $20. Get musical with Andrew Lloyd Webber as he streams his musicals free online, every Friday, via his The Shows Must Go On YouTube channel here!  Wiretap Records has announced a month-long live stream series, The Wiretap Records Family Vacation Live Stream Series, that will span over the month April 10 – May 1.  Get down with today’s Nuncheon Session featuring a live-stream concert with Nathan Kalish! Jeff Beam releases new single, “Think Twice, It’s Not Alright,” from self-titled LP out April 17th. Also, check out the first tune on the album, “Stephen King!” Or garage rock it up with The Bobby Lees’ Bo Diddley cover of “I’m a Man” here while waiting for their new album SKIN SUIT to be released in May 2020, produced by legendary Jon Spencer! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more!

Spooktastic Saturday, April 11


ELZIG, The Demon Elvis rocks your face, so why not get hellacious with him here! Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! Horror punk it up with Kool Kats, The Casket Creatures and check out their official video for “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb!” Check it out here! Creature Feature it up and stream Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG (1933) on Amazon Prime! Check out local independent horror filmmakers, Kool Kat Dayna Noffke and Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright!

Sci-Fi ‘n’ more Sunday, April 12

Sword & Soul it up by supporting Sorghum & Spear and catch an interview with the one and only Nichelle Nichols here! Check out the ‘80s progressive-esque, The ButtertonesJAZZHOUND out now, with single “Phantom Eyes” and video “Fade Away Gently” available to stream! Get space rocked with Big Black Delta’s new music video “Summonerhere!

 

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #3 – March 30-April 5, 2020

Posted on: Mar 30th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday Madness, March 30

Join A Cappella Books’ VIP discount and membership club, the A Cappella Choir, which provides a 10% discount, plus you will receive priority seating at author events and regularly extend exclusive invitations to author meet & greets. Members who would like to purchase anything you see online can do so by sending them your list via email or by phone order at (404) 681-5128. All choir members are eligible for free home delivery! Find out more and join here. You can support The Plaza Theatre by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation! Help support The Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta here. Or you can support Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre by purchasing gift cards for future use here. The Criterion Channel provides a 14-day free trial, so why not get comfy with the Criterion Collection here! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Tune It Up Tuesday, March 31

Garage rock it up with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and check out his online store here! The music community launches a high-profile global #loverecordstores initiative in order to mobilize artist support and encourage customers to shop online with their favorite independent record stores. Find out more here! Zachery Allan Starkey and New Order’s Bernard Sumner deliver “Force” online here! His new LP FEAR CITY featuring collaborations with Sumner will be out April 30! Garage rock it up with Glasgow’s Catholic Action who are releasing their new album CELEBRATED BY STRANGERS (order here) on Palo Santo Records. Check out their dynamic album single “I’m No Artist.” Get rocked as WYLDLIFE drops their new single “Automatic” inspired by The Jesus and Mary Chain with their new album YEAR OF THE SNAKE Out April 17! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Get rocked with Static Cycle’s new music video “Wolfhere!

Way Back Wednesday, April 1

Check out Emory’s Carlos Museum’s “Carlos at Home” virtual exhibition tours and more. This week you’ll get a chance to experience artwork related to the Indian epic Ramayana! Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books! Check out the Birmingham Arts Journal here featuring stories, poems and art! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase!

Throwback Thursday, April 2

Get psychedelic with ‘60s garage rock’esque High Waisted’s new LP coming to your ears May 22 and catch their single “Drive” while you wait! Atlanta Contemporary presents their exhibit “The Life and Death of Charles Williams” which can be virtually toured here. Get your ‘80s fix as The Story Changes unveils their new animated music video for their song “Golden Agehere. Mark Lanegan, a.k.a. Kid Eastwood, shares his new track “Bleed All Over” from his new album STRAIGHT SONGS OF SORROW due out in May 2020! Check outGeek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up! Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here. Get the Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings and purchase their tunes and merchandise here!

Fiercely Weird ‘n’ Fun Friday, April 3

Jeff Beam releases new single, “Think Twice, It’s Not Alright,” from self-titled LP out April 17th. Also, check out the first tune on the album, “Stephen King!” Skank it up with Ska/Pop/Punk band Bite Me Bambi, featuring members Save Ferris, Starpool and more! Check out their music video to “Hot Lava” here! Or garage rock it up with The Bobby Lees’ Bo Diddley cover of “I’m a Manhere while waiting for their new album SKIN SUIT to be released in May 2020, produced by legendary Jon Spencer! The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more! Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here!

Spooktastic Saturday, April 4

ELZIG, The Demon Elvis rocks your face, so why not get hellacious with him here! Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more! Horror punk it up with Kool Kats, The Casket Creatures and check out their official video for “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb!” Check it out here! Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more! Or check out Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offering tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need! Creature Feature it up and stream Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG (1933) on Amazon Prime! Check out local independent horror filmmakers, Kool Kat Dayna Noffke and Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright!

Sci-Fi, Shoppin’ ‘n’ more Sunday, April 5

Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market! Get space rocked with Big Black Delta’s new music video “SummonerhereDirk Hays, purveyor of all that is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk! Or get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture! Get your vintage jewelry with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro! Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger, and creator of our ATLRetro logo! Or make your way to Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION #2 – March 23-29, 2020

Posted on: Mar 22nd, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your heath and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our second installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of retro-tastic fun you can experience straight from your couch!

Movie Madness Monday & More, March 23

Kool Kat James Bickert is sharing the exploitation love as he streams FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS (2016) for FREE here! Help support our local theatres! You can support The Plaza Theatre by either purchasing vouchers for future events here, or by supporting their Go Fund Me here, or you can donate or become a member of The Plaza Theatre Foundation! Help support The Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta here. Or you can support Landmark’s Midtown Art Theatre by purchasing gift cards for future use here. The Criterion Channel provides a 14-day free trial, so why not get comfy with the Criterion Collection here! Experience the mystical arts of Tibet during the Green Tara Mandala Sand Painting Livestream, through March 27! Get your Americana fix and live stream Eddie’s Attic’s Chris Knight show here! Find out who the real monster is in Jack Smight’s FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973) streaming on Amazon Prime! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Or horror punk it up with Kool Kats, The Casket Creatures and check out their official video for “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb!” Dirk Hays, purveyor of all this is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!

Tune It Up Tuesday, March 24

Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer has released a new EP PARTIALISMS which can be purchased here. Rock with The Ramones and stream Allan Arkush/Joe Dante’s ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL (1979) via Hulu, Vudu, Amazon Prime and more, or purchase the 40th Anniversary edition here which includes a documentary [CLASS OF ’79: 40 YEARS OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL HIGH SCHOOL] by Atlanta’s Kool Kat Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures! Get rocked with Lucky Boys Confusion’s 1998 debut album GROWING OUT OF IT as it is rereleased on vinyl on April 10 and is available for pre-order here. Experience the mystical arts of Tibet during the Green Tara Mandala Sand Painting Livestream, through March 27! The Once & Future Band rocks out with their new album DELETED SCENES out April 10! Catch their album teaser here. Get down as Shamir releases a new album, CATACLYSM streaming on Bandcamp now, here! We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Check out our Retro Review of The BeatlesA HARD DAYS’ NIGHT (1964), also streaming on Amazon Prime, Vudu, YouTube and more!

Way Back Wednesday, March 25

Get down with Robyn Hitchcock as he delivers a free (donations requested) quarantine concert live streaming at 5pm here! Browse and purchase your favorite books and more at Atlanta Vintage Books! Experience the mystical arts of Tibet during the Green Tara Mandala Sand Painting Livestream, through March 27! Every episode of THE FRENCH CHEF with Julia Child is streaming on Amazon Prime and PBS! Check out some foot-stompin’ in-home entertainment! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase!

Throwback Thursday, March 26

Geek it up and check out Dr. No’s Comics & Games Superstore (online store here) in Marietta offering gift certificates which can be purchased over the phone for later use and curbside pick-up! Check out Kool Kat Michael Stark and Terrell Garret’s second issue of WOLVERTON: THIEF OF IMPOSSIBLE OBJECTS via their shoppe here! Help support the staff at Eddie’s Attic by contributing to their GoFundMe here. Experience the mystical arts of Tibet during the Green Tara Mandala Sand Painting Livestream, through March 27! Get the Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings and purchase their tunes and merchandise here! Experience the mystical arts of Tibet during the Green Tara Mandala Sand Painting Livestream, through March 27!

Fiercely Weird ‘n’ Fun Friday, March 27

The Center for Puppetry Arts is live-streaming performances and providing workshops on line via their website for free here! Hey parents! Check out the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s virtual learning program #CMAatHome, featuring story time, singing and more! Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here! It’s your last chance to experience the mystical arts of Tibet during the Green Tara Mandala Sand Painting Livestream!

Spooktastic Saturday, March 28

Hey all you home-bound horror fans! The Winchester Mystery House is offering virtual tours here! Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more! Check it out here! Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more! Or check out Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offering tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need! Creature Feature it up and stream Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG (1933) on Amazon Prime! Check out local independent horror filmmakers, Kool Kat Dayna Noffke and Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright!

Sci-Fi, Shoppin’ ‘n’ more Sunday, March 29

Atlanta Science-Fiction & Fantasy Expo 2020 had to cancel/postpone (we’ll post their new dates when they announce) but you can still support their authors, artists & vendors at their Virtual Market! Or get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture! Get your vintage jewelry with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro! Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger, and creator of our ATLRetro logo! Or make your way to Jeanne the Maskmaker’s Etsy page here!

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This Week in ATLRetro – HOME-EDITION, March 16-22, 2020

Posted on: Mar 15th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your heath and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our special Home-Edition celebrating our own local artists, musicians, filmmakers and more – a week’s worth of retro-tastic fun you can experience straight from your couch!

Monster Madness Monday, March 16

Find out who the real monster is in Jack Smight’s FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973) streaming on Amazon Prime! Or get monsterific and check out Monsterama’s Kool Kat Anthony Taylor’s Etsy page, Pop Kulture Vulture! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Or horror punk it up with Kool Kats, The Casket Creatures and check out their official video for “The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb!” Dirk Hays, purveyor of all this is monstrous and weird, makes art, so why not check out Art by Dirk!

Tune It Up Tuesday, March 17


Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer has released a new EP PARTIALISMS which can be purchased here. In honor of Genesis P-Orridge, check out Throbbing Gristle, or their great live performance of “Hamburger Lady!” We know you need your swingin’ Joe Gransden fix, so why not visit his site and catch a video or two of his, including him and his band swingin’ it up at Café 290, here! Check out our Retro Review of The BeatlesA HARD DAYS’ NIGHT (1964), also streaming on Amazon Prime, Vudu, YouTube and more!

 

Way Back Wednesday, March 18

Check out some foot-stompin’ in-home entertainment! Get “Hot Wired” with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Ghost Riders Car Club! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho DeVilles and their new album, RUMBLE ROAD now available for download and purchase! Like old-school film? Why not check out the AV Club’s cool article on 20th Century Flicks! While Emory Cinematheque had to cancel their African-Americans in American Film Series screening of Julie Dash’s DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991), you can catch it streaming on Amazon Prime!

Throwback Thursday, March 19


Alice Bag announces new album, SISTER DYNAMITE due out April 24 on In The Red Records /Video! Check out rule-bending, award-winning author and Kool Kat Nancy A. Collins and purchase her books here! Alt-country it up with Drive-By Truckers’ new LP THE UNRAVELING which arrived via ATO Records and released Friday, January 31! Watch “ARMAGEDDON’S BACK IN TOWN!” Get the Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings and purchase their tunes and merchandise here! Or check out the ‘80s progressive-esque, The ButtertonesJAZZHOUND!

 

Fiercely Weird ‘n’ Vintage Friday, March 20

Check out 7 Stages’ YouTube channel here to live stream, and while you’re at it, purchase a gift certificate or two to help now and see art later here! Get your vintage jewelry with Jezebel Blue and your retro style fix with 2the9s Retro! Check out our Retro Review of Dario Argento’s DEEP RED (1975), and stream it on Amazon Prime! Want some cool vintage art? Why not check out our Kool Kat Derek Yaniger, and creator of our ATLRetro logo! Or for some Weird words, check out author and Kool Kat Michael Wehunt! Check out our Retro Review of Frank Pavich’s JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (2013), and stream it at Amazon Prime, Vudu, YouTube and more! Or check out Kool Kat Daniel Griffith’s Ballyhoo Motion Pictures for his long list of DVD/Blu-ray extras and documentaries!

Spooktastic Saturday, March 21

Shane Morton – Silver Scream FX Lab

Kool Kat Shane Morton,  and Silver Scream FX Lab offers one hellacious merch store with monster masks, art and more! Check it out here! Kyle Yaklin gets creaturific with his creature masks and more! Or check out Jonathan Chaffin’s Horror in Clay, offering tiki mugs filling your every monster madness need! Creature Feature it up and stream Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG (1933) on Amazon Prime! Check out Lynne Hansen’s art featuring book covers for horror writers and more! Or take a gander at our Retro Review of Michael J. Paradise’s THE VISITOR (1979), filmed in Atlanta, and streaming at Amazon Prime, Vudu and more! Check out local independent horror filmmakers, Kool Kat Dayna Noffke and Kool Kat Vanessa Ionta Wright!


Sci-Fi, Shoppin’ ‘n’ more Sunday, March 22

Sci-fi it up this Sunday and check out our RETRO REVIEW of Robert Wise’s THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951), stream available at Amazon Prime! Looking for some rare spooky jewelry and more? Why not check out Kool Kat Aileen Loy’s Lovely Hoodoo, or Rebecca Perry’s DeathKiss Designs, or Crystal ChambersBleeding Heart Curio! Hiromi Kanda, Japanese vocalist Who Keeps Alive the Great American Songbook, releases SEVEN ELEGANT BALLADS!

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 9-15, 2020

Posted on: Mar 9th, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s on the Retro menu This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, March 9

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!” Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! 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 rockin’ blues and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 10

Make your way to Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they continue their killer Classics Series with a screening of Robert Downey Sr.’s PUTNEY SWOPE (1969) at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, March 11

Emory Cinematheque continues their African-Americans in American Film Series with a screening of Julie Dash’s DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991) at 7:30pm in White Hall 208! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a Wussy Wednesdays (WUSSY MAG) screening of Jeff Kanew’s TROOP BEVERLY HILLS (1989) at 7pm! Spend the night with Bernadette Seacrest at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS (1990) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! The Highlander rocks out with their Skaryoke! Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 12

Honkytonk it up with Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives at the Variety Playhouse! Or boogie down with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club at the Clermont Lounge! Get artsy and Enter the Microverse II at The Odd’s End! Or French folk it up with Pierre Bensusan at Eddie’s Attic! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get down with Eddie 9V at Blind Willies! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 13

Get bizarre with Videodrome and The Plaza Theater as they present An Evening with Deadly Prey Gallery, featuring the Chicago-based art gallery dedicated to the hand-painted movie posters from Ghana, followed by a Q&A with Brian Chankin (DPG founder) and a screening of David A. Prior’s DEADLY PREY (1987), all beginning at 6pm [exhibit through March 19]! Or catch a Legacy Series screening of Sergio Leone’s THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967) at SCADShow at 7pm! Head to a galaxy far, far away as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings you George Lucas’s STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) in concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Terror goes retro as Folklore Haunted House in Acworth brings you Attack of the 1980s! Stomp on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a night with The Villain Family! Garage rock it up at The Earl with The Black Lips! Get mystical and shop the Seelie Court Marketplace! Get artsy and Enter the Microverse II at The Odd’s End! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, March 14

Get monsterific with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his Silver Scream Spook Show at The Plaza Theater with a screening of James Whales’s classic BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) and Ghoul Gal shenanigans at 1:30pm and 10pm! Geek it up at North Dekalb Mall in Decatur during The Atlanta Sci-Fi and Fantasy Expo, through March 15! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts’ s Puppets & Pints event! Sci-fi it up at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s Silent Film Series screening of Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS (1927) at 7:30pm, with organ accompaniment by Clark Wilson! Horror punk it up at The Pointe in Conyers for ELZIG’s Birthday Bash, featuring Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and The Spectremen! Shake it up at the Red Light Café during They Might be Glittered: Geek Music at its Sexiest! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Vista Room! New-Wave it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during an 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party every 2nd Saturday of the month at Amsterdam Atlanta! Head to a galaxy far, far away for a second night as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra brings you George Lucas’s STAR WARS: RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983) in concert at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Garage rock it up at The Earl with The Black Lips! Get artsy and Enter the Microverse II at The Odd’s End! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 15

It’s Creature Feature Sunday as TCM Big Screen Classics presents a screening of Merian C. Cooper’s KING KONG (1933) at theatres across Atlanta [AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Perimeter Pointe 10; Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Regal Mall of Georgia Stadium (Buford); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); and Movie Tavern (Tucker)]! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a special matinee screening of Jeff Kanew’s TROOP BEVERLY HILLS (1989) at 3pm! Get down with the Blues Beatles at The Vista Room! Get artsy and Enter the Microverse II at The Odd’s End! Get bewitched and catch a screening of Mike Newell’s HARRY POTTER & THE GOBLET OF FIRE (2005) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10!

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

Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 2-8, 2020

Posted on: Mar 1st, 2020 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, March 2

The Vista Room presents their Dining Room Series featuring Diane Durrett and Michael Tolcher! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Get your vinyl fix at Little 5 Points Corner Tavern’s Records of Mass Destruction, every Monday! 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 rockin’ blues and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 3

Get rocked with The Cowboys at The Earl! Make your way to Landmark Midtown Art Cinema as they continue their killer Classics Series with a screening of Barbara Loden’s WANDA (1970) at 7pm, or catch a special screening of Sabina Fedeli and Anna Migotto’s ANNE FRANK PARALLEL STORIES (2019), starring Helen Mirren at 7pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s! Hula on down to Waller’s Coffee Shop for a Ukulele Jam! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 4

Get thrilled with a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Emory Cinematheque continues their African-Americans in American Film Series with a screening of Wolfgang Petersen’s ENEMY MINE (1985) at 7:30pm in White Hall 208! The Cazanovas host a blues jam and dance party at Blind Willie’s! The Highlander rocks out with their Skaryoke! Punk/Metal/New Wave Karaoke Night, every Wednesday! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Funk it up with the Mike Veal Band at Tin Roof Cantina! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of blues with the Tyler Neal Band! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, March 5

Hilarity ensues as Cineprov riffs Brian Trenchard-Smith’s LEPRECHAUN IN SPACE (1996) at The Plaza Theater at 7:30pm! Jazz it up with Four80East at Suite Food Lounge! Get the rockin’ blues with Mandi Strachota at The Vista Room! Catch a screening of Roger Spottiswoode’s AND THE BAND PLAYED ON (1993) at 7:30pm in White Hall 208 at Emory! Folk rock it up with Arlo Guthrie at the Variety Playhouse! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, March 6

Get your ukuleles ready and hula on down to Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender Friday – Sunday (March 6-8) at the Sheraton Downton Atlanta, hosted by Jonathan Chaffin and Horror in Clay (see our Shop Around feature here) and Mug Crate (check out our Kool Kat Interview with Alison Chaffin here). The Atlanta Fair is in town, so come on out for a smashing good time through April 12! Surf on into Friday night’s events including panels, karaoke, old-school movies [Delmer DavesBIRD OF PARADISE (1951) and Abbott & Costello’s AFRICA SCREAMS (1949)], tiki-tastic vending (Derek Yaniger’s (see our Kool Kat interview with Derek here) and more! Tribute celebrates the music of the Allman Brothers at The Vista Room! Spend the night with Pleasure Club at The Earl! Time-Warp it up at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, March 7

Get rocked for a good cause at Allison’s Upbeat Birthday Bash at Little Tree Art Studios in Avondale Estates featuring live tunes with the Screamin’ Demons, Kool Kats The Disapyramids, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello with The Mondellos, Chrome Castle and more! Hula on down to Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender Day 2, featuring panels on all things island and tiki including history, cocktails, cooking, art, and more! And you won’t want to miss a screening of Rowland V. Lee’s CAPTAIN KIDD (1945) at 9pm! Post-punk it up with WIRE at the Variety Playhouse! Or get down with Big Head Todd & The Monsters with Los Colognes at the Buckhead Theatre! Spend a second night with Pleasure Club at The Earl! The Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus brings you Queens & Queen at the Lassiter Concert Hall in Marietta! Get the blues with Mudcat at Waller’s Coffee Shop! Paradocs get down at The Earl Smith Strand Theater! Folk it up with Mike Killeen at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Gypsy jazz fix with Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet at Ziba’s in Grant Park! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne and DJ Kwasi Mandisco transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, March 8

It’s your last chance to get your Tiki fix at Inuhele Atlanta Tiki Weekender! Go way back and experience Cool Rides & Rescues at Decatur Estate & Wayback Antiques featuring an old-school car show and adopt a new family member while you’re at it! Get down with LEYA at The Bakery! Get old-school at The Earl Smith Strand Theater’s Strand Ole’ Opry Revival! Get criminal and catch a screening of Martin Scorsese’s GOODFELLAS (1990) at theatres across Atlanta [Northlake Festival Movie Tavern (Tucker); GTC Merchant’s Walk Cinemas (Marietta); Movie Tavern at Horizon Village (Suwannee); and The Springs Cinema & Taphouse (Sandy Springs)! Funk it up with Risky Biscuit at Tin Roof Cantina! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Atlanta Fair is in town, so come on out for a smashing good time through April 12!

The Children’s Museum of Atlanta presents their Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer exhibit, kicking tail through May 10!

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

Have a deadly good time during Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Dance every 4th Saturday at Amsterdam Atlanta!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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