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!

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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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This Week in ATLRetro, Dec. 12-18, 2016

Posted on: Dec 11th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is the Kat’s meow this ho-ho holiday season! Come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, December 12

Get fancy and swing on by the Hot Jam Holiday Soiree with Taryn Newborn & The Real Deal at the Garden12.12 Hills Community Center! Catch a screening of Stanley Kramer’s THE DEFIANT ONES (1958) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for an Irish Christmas – A Celebration of Carols! Get some soul with Brandon Reeves 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 night with The Pork Bellies!

Tuesday, December 13

12.13RLCLet Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and the burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spice up your evening with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Naughty or Nice event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get cozy at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of Michael CurtizWHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) at 7:30pm! Catch the Devon Allman Band at City Winery! Rock out with Twin Peaks and Golden Daze at Aisle 5! Make your way to The Vista Room for a night with Rick Beato & Friends! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get heavy Finnish-style with Children of Bodom and more at the Masquerade! Get geeky with Nerd-Core Tuesday Trivia Night’s special Star Wars Trivia at Diesel Filling Station! Tickle your funny bone ‘90s-style at the Fox Theatre with Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider and more! Blind Willie’s gets down with the Boohoo Ramblers! 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, December 14

Charlie Brown it up as David Ellington performs “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” at Venkman’s! Rock out with The Jesus and Mary Chain at the Masquerade! Get your prog-rock fix with the Trans-Siberian 12.14LVLOrchestra at the Gwinnett Center! Bluegrass it up with Chatham County Line at Terminal West! Get some soul with The Hollidays at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get cozy at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Michael CurtizWHITE CHRISTMAS (1954) at 7:30pm! TCM Big Screen Classics presents Fred Zinnemann’s FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) at theatres across Atlanta (7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Rock out blues-style with Titanium Blue at Smith’s Olde Bar (downstairs), or catch Jazz is PHSH upstairs! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Joe McGuinness! 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 raise a ruckus downstairs in the Little Vinyl Lounge with Cold Heart Canyon, Blood on the Harp and How & Why! 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 15

Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party – Holiday Edition! Glam it up at The 12.15RLCStar Bar with The Tip (vinyl release show), Gunpowder Gray, Motor Earth, Rad Rex and Sash the Bash! Get your holiday horror fix at Galactic Quest in Lawrenceville during their Spooky Christmas Party featuring the Possum Kingdom Ramblers and Kool Kats The Casket Creatures and more! Take a ride on the Dark Side and may the force be with you at Atlantic Station during their Star Wars Skate Night! Get some soul with The Shadowboxers at the Variety Playhouse! Rock out with Hot Wives and Pretty Please at The Earl! Get jazzy with Ken Ford at Eddie’s Attic! Get down and dirty with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with Space Plow 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, December 16

Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T. Thomas Mahoney dish out their annual Charlie Brown Christmas shindig for two nights at The Earl with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & The Knights performing The Beach Boys’ Christmas album (night one)! Get down and dirty and psychobilly it up with Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, 12.16EarlUnknown Hinson and Lucky Tubb & The Modern Day Troubadours at Center Stage! Relive James Brown’s “FUNKY CHRISTMAS” with ATL Collective at Terminal West! Get down with Pasadena, The Howling Tongues and The Beggar Guild at Vinyl! Get your Saint Nick fix with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as they present A Very Merry Holiday Pops at the Woodruff Arts Center! It’s a night of rockin’ outlaws at Avondale Towne Cinema with Shooter Jennings and Jason Boland & The Stragglers! Rock out with The Head (Kool Kat Scott Walker) at 529! Make your way to The Vista Room for an Evening of Steely Dan with Yacht Rock Schooner! Jazz it up with Henry Conerway and Dwight Andrews at the High Museum! Smith’s Olde Bar rocks out with The Vegabonds, Boy Named Banjo, Lagoons and Station 7! Stomp on down for a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with the Sweet Auburn String Band at Venkman’s and then eighties it up with Saved By the Band! Blues it up with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get folksy with the California Guitar Trio at the Red Light Café! Get the blues with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with The Vipers 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 17

Rev it up with Kool Kat Big Mike Geier’s Kingsized Holiday Jubilee & Toy Drive at the Variety Playhouse! Catch an encore of Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and T. Thomas Mahoney’s annual Charlie Brown 12.17VarietyChristmas shindig at The Earl with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & The Knights performing The Ventures’ Christmas album (night two)! Rock out with the Plastic Pinks, Skin Jobs and Bleach Garden at 529! Get naughty (or nice if you must) at The Star Bar’s annual Toys for Tots Show featuring Ghost Riders Car Club (Kool Kat Spike Fullerton); AM Gold; ELZIG; Bad Friend; Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters; JJ & The Hustlers; the Roxy Roz Dancers and more! Pick up some last minute gifts for the weirdos in your life at Pallookaville’s Pop-Up Art Show/Live Painting with JERT! You won’t want to miss the Rock ‘n’ Ska-liday Show at Avondale Towne Cinema with Braxton & The Renditions and Southern Ska Syndicate! Hey kiddies! You won’t want to miss SCADShow’s holiday film feast with free screenings of Dr. Seuss’ classic 1966 short, HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, followed by Chris ColumbusHOME ALONE (1990) at 6pm! Or catch a screening of HOME ALONE at Regal Atlantic Station 18; Regal Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); and Regal Hollywood Stadium 24 – (Chamblee) at 12pm! Get folksy with The Solstice Sisters at the Crimson Moon Café! Get to the root of it all with Cody Marlowe at Vinyl! Or folk it up holiday-style at the 25th Annual Celtic Christmas at the Rialto Center for the Arts, running through Dec. 18! Get the blues with Claudette King at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Blues it up with Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern dishes out a hootenanny and a half with Eddie Tigner and Lola’s Dueling Pianos! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

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Spend the evening with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel’s Classics & Christmas Tour at the Variety Playhouse, featuring Pat Bergeson, Annie Sellick, John Knowles and more! Rev it up with Rockabilly Kitty Rose at Kavarna! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Chickens & Pigs and The Aerials! Get ginger snappy at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s annual Gingerbread Trailer Park Contest! 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!

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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This Weekend in ATLRetro, Dec. 9-11, 2016

Posted on: Dec 9th, 2016 By:

Friday, December 9

Get some rockin’ blues ‘n’ soul with Nick Waterhouse and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at the Masquerade! The Star Bar gets to twangin’ with their Cowboy Karaoke event, featuring live-band old-time country and western 12.9masqtunes with Dry Gulch! Yacht Rock Revue delivers their Holiday Special at the Variety Playhouse! Start a family holiday tradition and catch the Atlanta Ballet’s NUTCRACKER at the Fox Theatre, live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra through Dec. 24!  Catch The Earl Smith Strand’s holiday song and dance revue, “A Christmas Tradition” running through Dec. 21! Swing on by Nemoe’s Tavern for 17-piece band Metro Jazz Club’s Speakeasy Swing Dance Party! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” running through Dec. 10! Get some soul with Kyshona Armstrong at Venkman’s and then funk it up with The JAZZ of Prince: A Night of Prince’s Jazz Funk Compositions! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for the BadAsh All Star Team’s Christmas Jam! Rock out with the Atlanta Rhythm Section at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Centennial Olympic Park for the Chinese Lantern Festival at 6pm! Geek it up at Atlanta’s 5th Annual BAR WARS 12.9DFSPUB CRAWL, from 7-10pm, at Diesel Filling Station! Spook on down to Club Famous as RITUAL Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas Party! Blues it up during Albert White’s Birthday Bash at the Northside Tavern! Rock out with The Chalfonts and Lexi Street at the Red Light Café! Mr. Sipp gets the blues at  Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Little G. Weevil 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 10

Join the hordes of horned and cloven miscreants and creatures during the 2016 Wreck the Halls L5P Krampuskrampus Krawl at 8pm, with the ever mischievous Black Sheep Ensemble! Or surf on down to Kavarna as Southern Surf Stomp! presents Kool Kat Chad Shivers & The Silent Knights as they perform The Ventures’ and The Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at 8pm! Jingle all the way to Taverna Plaka Atlanta for Kool Kat Kitty Love’s Cheeky Belles Stockings With Care Cabaret and Charity Sock Drive! Get intergalactic and geek on down to the Masquerade for Markster Con’s Bash of the Empire IV: Atlanta Star Wars Party at 9pm! Get mischievous at Stomp & Stammer’s (Kool Kat Jeff Clark) 20th Birthday Party and get your garage rock fix with The Coathangers, Dasher and Bad Spell at The Star Bar! It’s a night of rockin’ blues with Kool Kat Brooks Mason and The Georgia Flood (album release) with All the Locals at Vinyl! Rock out with Earthless, Ruby the Hatchet and Future Hunter 12.10Kavarnaat The Earl! Get old-timey with Whiskey Gentry, Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers and City Mouse at the Variety Playhouse! Bluegrass it up with John McCutcheon at Eddie’s Attic! Get your ‘60s/’70s holiday rock fix with The Rainmen’s Holiday Spectacular at Avondale Towne Cinema with Kitten Fontaine! Battle & Brew goes to the Dark Side during their STAR WARS Cosplay Night at 8pm! Get artsy this holiday season and make your way to the Goat Farm Open Studio and Holiday Sale from 12pm-6pm! Get the blues with Brown Dog at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Have a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Dusty Roads at Venkman’s, later followed by Nirvana Unplugged featuring Nameless Nameless!  Blues it up with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

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Go old-school at Eddie’s Attic with their Gospel Brunch featuring Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck! TCM Big Screen Classics presents Fred Zinnemann’s FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) at theatres across Atlanta (7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night of tease ‘n’’ circus shenanigans with Luxotica Lounge Cabaret! Make your way to City Winery for The Hartswick/Coffin Project! 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!

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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This Week in ATLRetro, December 5-11, 2016

Posted on: Dec 4th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Baby, it’s cold outside! But no worries!  ATLRetro promises to get you warm and toasty with a week of rockin’ good times, filled to the brim with nostalgic holiday goodness! So get hip to the jive and come on out to see what Retro Atlanta has in store for you!

Monday, December 5

Catch a screening of John Huston’s THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE (1948) at the Alpharetta Branch12.5 Library at 10:30am! Celebrate 15 years of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with The Pork Bellies!

Tuesday, December 6

12.6SOBLight up the season at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of Jeremiah Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 7:30pm! Make your way to City Winery for an evening with John Oates! Get gritty with Muddy Magnolias, Sarah Potenza and Crystal Hopkins at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with the Sunny South Blues Ban, the Kris Lager Band and Blood on the Harp! Blind Willie’s gets down with Andrew Black! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! Head on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night with Kenny Howes and Mike Goldman! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, December 7

Make your way to the Variety Playhouse as Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to David Bowie while recreating the set to Wes Anderson’s A LIFE AQUATIC! Charlie Brown it up as David Ellington performs “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS” at Venkman’s! Get jazzy with Lizz Wright at City Winery! Get some soul 12.7starbarwith The Hollidays at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down at The Vista Room with Hannah Zale, Greg Lee and Kaz Hawkins! Light up the season at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of Jeremiah Chechik’s NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989) at 7:30pm!  Boogie on down to East Atlanta’s Graveyard Tavern for their Graveyard Swing Night, held the first Wednesday of every month, promising an evening of swingin’ jazz and jive with the Savoy Kings! Get the blues with The Nick Johnson Trio at Blind Willie’s! 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 rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! 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 8

Get mischievous and naughty it up as 7 Stages presents their final season of Krampus Xmas, featuring the Little Five Points Rock Star Orchestra and our Kool Kat of the Week Adam Lowe (Kool Kat Interview coming 12.8rlcsoon!), Krampas himself, running through Dec. 17! Rock out with Blake Rainey & His Demons, Jeremy Ray and Ex-Wives at The Earl! Funk it up with Stanley Clarke at the Variety Playhouse! Celebrate 15 years with an encore screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Get folksy with Cereus Bright and the Highbeams at Eddie’s Attic! Flamenco it up at the Red Light Café! Get down and dirty with Sweet Betty & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of Jamaaican soul with Lloyd’s Rocksteady Revue 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, December 9

Get some rockin’ blues ‘n’ soul with Nick Waterhouse and Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah at the Masquerade! The 12.9masqStar Bar gets to twangin’ with their Cowboy Karaoke event, featuring live-band old-time country and western tunes with Dry Gulch! Yacht Rock Revue delivers their Holiday Special at the Variety Playhouse! Start a family holiday tradition and catch the Atlanta Ballet’s NUTCRACKER at the Fox Theatre, live with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra through Dec. 24!  Catch The Earl Smith Strand’s holiday song and dance revue, “A Christmas Tradition” running through Dec. 21! Swing on by Nemoe’s Tavern for 17-piece band Metro Jazz Club’s Speakeasy Swing Dance Party! Make your way to the Rialto Center for the Arts for the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” running through Dec. 10! Get some soul with Kyshona Armstrong at Venkman’s and then funk it up with The JAZZ of Prince: A Night of Prince’s Jazz Funk Compositions! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for the BadAsh All Star Team’s Christmas Jam! 12.9DFSRock out with the Atlanta Rhythm Section at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Centennial Olympic Park for the Chinese Lantern Festival at 6pm! Geek it up at Atlanta’s 5th Annual BAR WARS PUB CRAWL, from 7-10pm, at Diesel Filling Station! Spook on down to Club Famous as RITUAL Presents: The Nightmare Before Christmas Party! Blues it up during Albert White’s Birthday Bash at the Northside Tavern! Rock out with The Chalfonts and Lexi Street at the Red Light Café! Mr. Sipp gets the blues at  Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with Little G. Weevil 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 10

Join the hordes of horned and cloven miscreants and creatures during the 2016 Wreck the Halls L5P Krampus Krawl at 8pm, with the ever mischievous Black Sheep Ensemble! Or surf on down to Kavarna as Southern Surf Stomp! presents Kool Kat Chad Shivers & The Silent Knights as they perform The Ventures’ and The Beach Boys’ Christmas albums at 8pm! Jingle all the way to Taverna Plaka Atlanta for Kool Kat Kitty Love’s Cheeky Belles Stockings With Care Cabaret and Charity Sock Drive! Get intergalactic and geek on down to the Masquerade for Markster Con’s Bash of the Empire IV: Atlanta Star Wars Party at 9pm! Get mischievous at Stomp & Stammer’s (Kool Kat Jeff Clark) 20th Birthday Party and get your garage rock fix with The Coathangers, Dasher and Bad Spell at The Star Bar! It’s a night of rockin’ blues with Kool Kat Brooks Mason and The Georgia Flood (album release) with All the Locals at Vinyl! Rock out with Earthless, Ruby the Hatchet and Future Hunter at The Earl! Get old-timey with Whiskey Gentry, Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers and City Mouse at the Variety Playhouse! Bluegrass it up with John McCutcheon at Eddie’s Attic! 12.10masqGet your ‘60s/’70s holiday rock fix with The Rainmen’s Holiday Spectacular at Avondale Towne Cinema with Kitten Fontaine! Battle & Brew goes to the Dark Side during their STAR WARS Cosplay Night at 8pm! Get artsy this holiday season and make your way to the Goat Farm Open Studio and Holiday Sale from 12pm-6pm! Get the blues with Brown Dog at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Have a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Dusty Roads at Venkman’s, later followed by Nirvana Unplugged featuring Nameless Nameless!  Blues it up with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

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Go old-school at Eddie’s Attic with their Gospel Brunch featuring Beverly “Guitar” Watkins and Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck! TCM Big Screen Classics presents Fred Zinnemann’s FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953) at theatres across Atlanta (7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; and Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville)]! Get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for a night of tease ‘n’’ circus shenanigans with Luxotica Lounge Cabaret! Make your way to City Winery for The Hartswick/Coffin Project! 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!

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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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2016

Posted on: Nov 27th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off the holidays ATLRetro-style and see what’s shakin’ this week!

Monday, November 28 11.28AL

Folk it up with Caroline Aiken, Faye Webster and Cortez Garza at City Winery! Catch a screening of George Cukor’s CAMILLE (1936) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Blues it up with Barrelhouse Bob Page 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, November 29

11.29StarBarGet witchy at the Diesel Filling Station with their special Harry Potter Trivia at 8pm! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for a screening of Chris ColumbusHOME ALONE (1990) at 7:30pm! Rock out with Steve Vai’s Passion & Warfare 25th Anniversary Tour show at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Fox Theatre, but don’t shoot your eye out as they present “A Christmas Story – The Musical,” sleighing through Dec. 4! Blind Willie’s gets down with Slow Parade! 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, November 30

Ragtime jazz it up with Penny Serenade at Venkman’s! Scrooge it up at the Alliance Theatre’s 27th season of “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” running through Dec. 24! Cross Moon River in style with a TCM Big Screen Classics 11.30Vscreening of Blake EdwardsBREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) at theatres across Atlanta, screening at 2pm/7pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Chris ColumbusHOME ALONE (1990) at 7:30pm! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Rick Derringer! Get your traditional country fix with The Secret Sisters at City Winery! Rock out with Glen Iris at The Earl! Get the blues with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Frankie’s Blues Mission gets down and dirty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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 rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! 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 1

Get intergalactic this holiday season with Riff Trax’ Holiday Special Double featuring Nicholas Webster’s SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964) and a Christmas Shorts-Stravaganza at theatres across 12.1Atlanta (7pm) [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; GTC Merchants Walk 12 Cinema (Marietta); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)! Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Chris ColumbusHOME ALONE (1990) at 7:30pm! Get your ‘60s neotropical soul fix with Adron and Cicada Rhythm at Eddie’s Attic! Old-time it up with The Jugtime Ragband and The Clams at the Red Light Café! New Wave it up with Howard Jones and Indianapolis Jones at the Variety Playhouse! Blues it up with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Have a Merry Funkin’ Christmas with Secondhand Swagger at Venkman’s! 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, December 2

Rock on down to The Star Bar for James Hall & The Steady Wicked’s Album Release Party (“Electric Hex”) 12.2StarBar2with Darling Machine and The Crush! Get mischievous at Sweetwater Bar & Grill in Duluth with Radio Cult, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Savage Remains and Learning to Count (Ramones tribute)! Get funky and blues it up with the AJ Ghent Band at Eddie’s Attic! Yacht Rock Revue plays The Beatles at Venkman’s! Catch a 25th Anniversary screening of Julie Dash’s DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST (1991) at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema! Rock out during Day 1 of the International Pop Overthrow Atlanta at the Red Light Café with Pelicans & Their Allies, Steve Baskin, Matt Brown, The Shut-Ups, Paul Melancon  The New Insecurities, The Soogs and The Stoplight Roses! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Delta Moon! 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 3

12.3LVLGet your ‘70s psych rock fix with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre with The Pinx, Plaster (Reunion Show), Spore Lord and The Buzzards of Fuzz at 529! Kick off the killer Krampus season with Little Vinyl Lounge’s (The Star Bar) Deck the Walls: The L5P’s Krampus Art Show featuring original art for sale by Kool Kat Shane Morton, Kool Kat Aileen Loy, Dirk Hays and more through Dec. 10! Catch Day 2 of the International Pop Overthrow Atlanta as it invades the Red Light Café with Tony Low, Chris McKay, Brent Daniel, The Raves, the Netherglades, Kenny Howe & The Wow! and Kool Kat Ray Dafrico & His Band! And rock out at The Star Bar proper with El Scorcho (Weezer tribute), Siamese Dream (Smashing Pumpkins tribute) and Hyperspace! Or get Drawn & Disorderly holiday-style with Kool Kat Chris Hamer (Urbnpop) with a Holiday Art Market at Red Brick Brewing Company! Kool Kat Spike Fullerton’s Russian Roulette Band and The Punknecks get down at the Elliot Street Pub! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Mike Gordon! Or rock out with Strutter: The Ultimate Tribute to KISS at the Masquerade! Spend A Victorian Holiday at the Oakland Cemetery from 11-4pm, with carols, a 12.3Masqueradereading of “The Night Before Christmas”, hot cocoa and more! Get artsy with Jenny Bell and more with “Adornment – Holiday Art Show and Open Studio” featuring live tunes by W8ting 4 UFOs with Bill Taft at Sycamore Place Gallery from 6-9pm! Get spooked for a good cause during Containment Haunted House’s (Lithonia Springs) terror-ific Toy Drive! Walk the plank and catch a screening of Brian Henson’s MUPPET TREASURE ISLAND (1996) at 7pm at the Center for Puppetry Arts! Jump on down to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for a night with The Brian Setzer Orchestra! Support your local artists at the EAYC’s Lovecrafts: Local Artist’s Market from 1-6pm! Have a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Sailing to Denver at Venkman’s! Clashinista dish out a tribute to The Clash with Straw Polly at The Earl! Get down and dirty with Jarekus Singleton at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, December 4

12.4Celebrate 15 years of Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at theatres across Atlanta at 12pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Studio Movie Grill (Duluth) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! It’s your last chance to catch Atlanta’s best pop and rock ‘n’ roll with Day 3 of the International Pop Overthrow Atlanta at the Red Light Café with Lord High Admirals, Fairshake, After California, Orange Hat, Golden Eels, What the…? and The Joe & Joe Show! It’s a night of rockin’ soul with Diane Durrett and Soul Suga at Eddie’s Attic! Jazz it up with the Tray Dahl Jazz Quintet during Venkman’s Bottomless Mimosa Brunch! 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!

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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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 21-27, 2016

Posted on: Nov 20th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Hey all you ATLRetro kiddies! Start some new holiday traditions this year and let us guide the way! Whether you’re lookin’ to escape or just needing to get out and breathe, we’ve got a cornucopia of holiday rockin’ fun lined up that will fill you to the brim with giddy! So, come on out and get Retro rockin’ holiday-style!

Monday, November 21

Shake a tail feather with The Chameleon Queen, Kool Kat New Orleans Jon and more at the Electric 11.21ALibraryGlitterland Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with A Drug Called Tradition, Holy Wave, Reverends and Fake Flowers at 529! Catch a screening of Preston SturgesSULLIVAN’S TRAVELS (1941) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get your old-school country fix with Radney Foster at Eddie’s Attic! Blues it up with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck 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, November 22

11.22Catch the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Classics Series screening of Oliver Stone’s JFK (1991) at 7pm! Rock out with The Naked & Famous, XYLO and The Chain Gang of 1974 at the Buckhead Theatre! Get old-timey with The VaudeVillians and Aaron Till at the Red Light Café! Make your way to the Tabernacle for a night with Jim James! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for a night with The 1975! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! 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, November 23

Get stuffed at Center Stage’s The Stuffing VII event with the Manchester Orchestra and more! Pay tribute to The Beastie Boys with Ill Communication and Behind the Sun at Smith’s Olde Bar! Retro it up with Yacht 11.23Rock Revue at Venkman’s! Cirque Dreams Holidaze invades the Fox Theatre through Nov. 25! Make your way to City Winery as ATL Collective brings you Rumours and Tusk Hits! Rock on down to 529 for a night with Forsaken Profits, Rotten Stitches, Pleasures of the Ultraviolent and Pamela! Rock out with The Good Life, Field Mouse and Jake Bellows at The Earl! The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago and West Coast blues at Blind Willie’s! Frankie’s Blues Mission gets down and dirty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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 rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! 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, November 24

11.24Burn off all the extra Turkey Day stuffing in ATLRetro! Boogie down Turkey Day Goth-style at 529! 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, November 25

Bluegrass it up absurdist-style with the Packway Handle Band, City Mouse and Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Glenn Phillips (Hampton Grease Band) at the Red Light Café! Grab11.25RLC your partner and make your way to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center for Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, running through Nov. 27! City Winery gets down with Who’s Bad!, a Michael Jackson tribute! The Last Waltz Ensemble pays tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band with Seth Winters and the Kris Youmans Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! Eighties it up with Members Only at Venkman’s! Sleuth it up at the Historic Oakland Cemetery during The Harvest Hunt, running through Nov. 27! Kick off the ice skating season with the Park Tavern’s “Purple Party on Ice” featuring a night of Prince music videos and tunes! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows bring down the house at Blind Willie’s! Make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Get down with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins 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, November 26

11.26It’s a rockin’ ruckus at 529 with the Starbenders, Midnight Larks, Motor Earth and Bitter! Celebrate the holidays with Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Fox Theatre! Rock out with NOBUNNY, The Cowboys and Bad Spell at The Earl! Get your old-soul Americana and jazzy fix with The Clydes and Kyshona Armstrong at Venkman’s! Rock out with Departure as they pay tribute to Journey at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Get your 90s alt rock fix with Edwin McCain at City Winery! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with EG Kight! Folk it up at Eddie’s Attic with Ellis Paul! Make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s Malts & Vaults of Oakland event, where beer meets history! Todd Prussin bluegrasses it up at the Red Light Café! Get folksy with Shawn Mullins at the Variety Playhouse! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with Juke Joint Jones at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 2711.27

Django Earnhardt delivers a little gypsy jazz and western swing at Venkman’s! Cross Moon River in style with a TCM Big Screen Classics screening of Blake EdwardsBREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S (1961) at theatres across Atlanta, screening at 2pm/7pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); and Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan)! The Cody Matlock Band delivers a night of blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Michael C. Carlos Museum presents their “Doorway to an Enlightened World” exhibit, running through Nov. 27! (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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This Week in ATLRetro, Nov. 14-20, 2016

Posted on: Nov 13th, 2016 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, November 1411.14Masquerade

Eric Burdon (The Animals) rocks out at City Winery! Or get mischievous with Band of Heathens at Eddie’s Attic! Go straight to Hell with a hillbilly ruckus with The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Supersuckers and Jesse Dayton at the Masquerade! Make your way to Atlanta Symphony Hall for a night with the Pet Shop Boys! Catch a screening of Melvin Frank’s THE COURT JESTER (1956) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get to the root of it all with Brandon Reeves 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, November 15

11.15RLCCatch the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema’s Classics Series screening of Alan J. Pakula’s ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN (1976) at 7pm! Rock out with Sloan at The Earl! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Wolcotts and RIVVRS! Rock out with Peter Hook & The Light at Terminal West! Bluegrass it up with the Matt Flinner Trio and Control Burn at the Red Light Café! 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! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Blind Willie’s dishes out a night of the blues with 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! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, November 16

Kick off the wickedly weird and bone-chilling adventure that is the 11th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival (BAFF), Atlanta’s premiere independent horror film festival presented by Kool Kats Blake Myers and Luke 11.16Godfrey and more, with screenings at 7pm and 9pm of the 2016 Sinema Challenge, a thirteen day filmmaking competition, judged by our soon-to-be Kool Kat of the Week, Millie De Chirico, at BAFF’s 2016 location, 7 Stages! Get mischievous at 529 with Gunpowder Gray, Timmy & The Blue Flames, The El Caminos and Night Terrors! Take a trip down the yellow brick road to the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of Victor Fleming’s classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 7pm! Get funky with Consider the Source at Aisle 5! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Michelle Malone and Michael Tolcher! Blues it up with Jonny Lang at the Variety Playhouse! Spend the night with Minos the Saint at Venkman’s! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with The BooHoo Ramblers! Secret agents and 007s invade the Park Tavern during their James Bond Masquerade Gala Fundraiser! Celebrate 20 years of Joe Pytka’s SPACE JAM (1996) at theatres across Atlanta, screening at 2pm/7pm [Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Regal Atlantic Station 18; Perimeter Pointe 10; AMC Buckhead Backlot 6; Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); AMC Colonial 18 (Lawrenceville); and AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville)]! Frankie’s Blues Mission gets down and dirty at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! 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 rock on downstairs to the Little Vinyl Lounge for a night of retro shenanigans with Kool Kat Jeff Clark and Stomp & Stammer’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Trivia at 8pm! 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, November 17

11.17baffThe 11th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival officially begins tonight, horrifying through Nov. 20, begins at 7pm tonight and features Mitchell Altieri’s THE NIGHT WATCHMEN (2016) (see our Retro Review soon)! Rock out with Napalm Death at the Masquerade! Honkytonk on down to the Clermont Lounge as Dry Gulch presents Cowboy Karaoke! Get the rockin’ blues with Marc Ford & The Neptune Blues Club and Rod Picott at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night with The Ormewoods! Folk it up with Patty Griffith and Joan Shelly at City Winery! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Minos the Saint and Josh Erwin and Troy Harris of The Packway Handle Band! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty cocktails! Get down with Heather Luttrell at Blind Willie’s! 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, November 18

Get your terrified tail to night two of the 11th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival for a helluva lot of monstrous goodness, including a midnight screening of Kool Kat James Bickert’s FRANKENSTEIN CREATED BIKERS, featuring Kool Kat Jett Bryant, Kool Kat Madeline Brumby, Kool Kat Shane Morton and more! Get your11.18ATC fill of mischief at The Earl with Kool Kat Mark Sultan with The King Khan & BBQ Show, Paint Fumes and The Gartrells! Spend an evening with David Crosby & Friends at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Groove on down to Dixie Tavern for a night with Yacht Rock Schooner! Get funky and rock out with TAUK, Voodoo Visionary and the Orange Constant at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Venkman’s for a night with The Pussywillows, the Charles Walker Band and the Wasted Potential Brass Band! Get your fill of classic rock with the Barbaric Gentlemen at The Vista Room ATL! Rock out with the Space Giants, Blackfox and Jackwagon at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get some soul with St. Paul & The Broken Bones at the Fox Theatre! Get your ‘90s metal fix with Helmet and Local H at the Masquerade! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at The Alamo in Newnan! Bewitch it up at the Potter Pub Crawl #2, beginning at Diesel Filling Station! Swing on down to the Red Light Café for DJ Doctor Q’s Atlanta Speakeasy Electroswing! Goth it up with Kool Kat VJ Anthony at Club FamousCoffin Classics! Get a folksy encore with Patty Griffith and Joan Shelly at City Winery! Blues it up and get jazzy with Marshall Ruffin at the High Museum! Folk it up with Faye Webster and Sonia Leigh at Park Tavern! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get some heavy soul with the Rebirth Brass Band at Terminal West! George Hughley & The Shadows bring down the house at Blind Willie’s! Get down and dirty with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with The Kerry Hill Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! It’s Salsa Dance Night at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History’s Martinis and IMAX event, so cha-cha under the dinosaurs with the Salsambo Dance Studio while sippin’ a few cocktails! 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, November 19

11.19KavarnaBlast-Off Burlesque brings back their popular film series TABOOLALA for night three of the 11th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival, which features a live pre-show performance, homage to the film followed by a 40th anniversary 4K restoration screening of Brian DePalma‘s 1976 classic CARRIE! In addition to the show, there will be a free senior prom circa 1976 photo booth in the lobby, and a senior prom costume contest for prizes! Dress up in your prom best, and you may just be part of the show. “Bloody Carrie” cocktails available at Java Lords, next door to 7 Stages! Spook it up with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most and his go-go ghouls with a maniacal Silver Scream Spook Show matinee at Avondale Towne Cinema with a screening of William Castle’s classic HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959) at 1pm! Take it to the limit with the BadAsh Allstar Team at Avondale Towne Cinema with The Eagles Jam at 7:30pm! Celebrate the Music and Life of Leonard Cohen and his life with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer at The Star Bar! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café as Sadie Hawkins brings you Cheap Thrills! Burlesque on a Budget, featuring Candi LeCouer, Kool Kat Vivien Laye and so much more! Rock out with the Spectremen, Kool Kats the Casket Creatures, Elzig and Demon Elvis at The Highlander! Rev it up 11.19RLCwith Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles at Dixie Tavern! Get intergalactic at The Drunken Unicorn with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, Hedersleben and Gnomonaut! Hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of Tiki Trivia! It’s a night of old-time country and western with Slim Chance & The Convicts’ 30 year celebration at Kavarna featuring a special performance of the 1993 cassette-only album LETTERS TO MAMA with Jenny B! Get your magical fix at the 3rd Annual Atlanta Wizard’s Ball at Underground Atlanta! Get your noir folk fix with Gemma Ray, Ben Trickey and Spurs at 529! Make your way to the Tabernacle for a night with Drive By Truckers! Get old-timey with Cold Heart Canyon and The Elegant Bachelors at Venkman’s! Geek it up at My Parent’s Basement for Local Comic Shop Day! Geek it up at Heroes & Villains Atlanta, running through Nov. 20 at the Georgia World Congress Center! Grab some vintage goodies at the Pop-Up Vintage Valhalla Sale in Decatur at 10am! Blues it up at Blind Willie’s with Joe Louis Walker! Get funky Cajun-style with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night! Blues it up with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Revue at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, DJ Romeo Cologne transforms the sensationally seedy Clermont Lounge into a ’70s disco/funk inferno late into the wee hours of the night.

Sunday, November 20

11.20It’s your last chance to gore it up at the 11th Annual Buried Alive Film Festival, so come on out for some fangtastic films, including a screening of Sam Suchmann and Mattie Zufelt’s SPRING BREAK ZOMBIE MASSACRE (2016), featuring Kool Kat Madeline Brumby, our ghoulish gal pal Allison Maier and more! Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and Bonaventure Quartet at Venkman’s! Take a trip down the yellow brick road to the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a matinee screening of Victor Fleming’s classic, THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 2pm! Get countrified with Blue Rodeo and the Devin Cuddy Band at City Winery! Make your way to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Kevn Kinney! Get funky with Mother’s Finest at Terminal West! Stephen the Blues Dude delivers a night of blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

The Michael C. Carlos Museum presents their “Doorway to an Enlightened World” exhibit, running through Nov. 27!

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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