This Week in ATLRetro, July 10-16, 2017

Posted on: Jul 9th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro this week!

Monday, July 10

Get terror-filled with The Plaza Theater’s screening of Mario Bava’s BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964), through Thursday! Make your way to The Earl for a night with the Plastic Pinks, Midnight Larks and more! Catch a screening of Blake EdwardsVICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get the blues with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy with the Emerald Empire Band at The Vista Room! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, July 11

Get creaturific at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Honkytonk on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with I Draw Slow and Rodeo Twister upstairs, or catch Blood on the Harp, The Singing Butcher and Reverend Hylton downstairs! Make your way to the Infinite Energy Center for a night with James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt! Get funky at ATL Live on the Park, Season 8 in Piedmont Park! Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South help you get to jumpin’ with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Patriot Acts event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Blues it up with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, July 12

Rock out at 529 with Shocked Minds, The Gartrells, The Whiffs and Bad Spell! Avondale Towne Cinema gets down with a Blues Jam! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get michevious at The Star Bar with The Jasons, Flamingo Nosebleed, Robot Party and Kool Kats The Joy Kills! Spend the night with Killing Kuddles at Vinyl! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Bluegrass and Beyond! Get creaturific at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of Steven Spielberg’s JAWS (1975) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Or make your way to the Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of Tim Burton’s BATMAN (1989) at 7:15pm! Funk it up with Les Nubians at City Winery! Get the blues with Michael Preston at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 13

Honkytonk it up at Smith’s Olde Bar for a rockin’ tribute to Waylon Jennings featuring Andrea Colburn & Mud Moseley, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Rider’s Car Club, JASON & LAUREN (of the Whiskey Gentry), Cold Heart Canyon, Radio Birds, Reverend Hylton, Barb Carbon Music and more!  Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt gets acoustic and pays tribute to Waylon Jennings at! Rev on down to the Georgia mountains (Hiawassee) for the Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In! Spend the night with Takenobu 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 libations! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Gary RossPLEASANTVILLE (1998) at dusk! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 14

Get your horrorific rock fix at The Star Bar with Kool Kats, The Casket Creatures, Death is a Dialogue, Useless Against and Resident One! Yacht Rock Schooner dishes out a night of smooth rock ‘n’ roll at Dixie Tavern! Folk it up at Avondale Towne Cinema with Threadbare Skivvies and Ben Provencial! Make your way to the Lawrenceville Lawn for a screening of Hal Needham’s SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) at 8pm! ATL Collective relives The BeatlesWHITE ALBUM at Terminal West! Or shimmy on down to City Winery for Clubesque: A Contemporary Cabaret! Rock out with the Jess Goggans Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the country blues with Sturgill Simpson and Adia Victoria at the Fox Theatre! Get yer old-time jugband fix with Uncle Daddy and the Kissin’ Cousins at the Red Light Café! Catch the Amy Ray Band and The Honeycutters at the Variety Playhouse! Eighties it up with Electric Avenue at The Vista Room! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 15

Spend the night with The Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton at the Verizon Amphitheater! Get heavy and rock out STAR WARS-style with Galactic Empire at the Masquerade! Faux grass it up with the Possum Kingdom Ramblers and Bean & Bear at Avondale Towne Cinema! Folk it up with Shawn Mullins at City Winery! Get down with the Little G Weevil Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get the rockin’ blues with The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theatre! Bluegrass it up with The Dappled Grays at The Vista Room! Sammy Blue gets down at Northside Tavern! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Hiroyuki Morita’s THE CAT RETURNS (2002) at 10:30am and Isao Takahata’s ONLY YESTERDAY (1991) at 1pm! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, July 16

Get to cookin’ at the Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival at Park Tavern (1-5pm), featuring tasty tomato creations and live music with The B-53s, followed by their Sunset Sessions with The Whiskey Gentry! The Supersuckers and Andrea Colburn raise a ruckus at the Masquerade! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring encore screenings of Hiroyuki Morita’s THE CAT RETURNS (2002) at 10:30am and Isao Takahata’s ONLY YESTERDAY (1991) at 1pm!   Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And Fatback Deluxe dishes out some classic blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, July 2-9, 2017

Posted on: Jul 2nd, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro this week!

Monday, July 3

Departure dishes out a night of Journey at City Winery! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Catch a screening of Hal Ashby’s HAROLD AND MAUDE (1971) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! Get the rockin’ blues with The Delta Troubadours, Meaning of Everything and Max Norton at Smith’s Olde Bar! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, July 4

Celebrate the 4th, get funky and jazz it up with the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra at Pallookaville! Pay tribute to Billy Joel with The Stranger at City Winery! Blues it up with JT Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

 

Wednesday, July 5

Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Blues it up with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willie’s! Get the blues with Michael Preston at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, July 6

Get artsy and rock on down to The Highlander for their Punk’s Not Dead, a multi-media art show diving into the history of punk rock at 9pm! Hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they dish out a reptilian tale of terror and riff John McCauley’s RATTLERS (1976) at 7:00pm! Make your way to The Earl for a night of rock ‘n’ roll with CFM, The Cairo Gang and Paralyzer! Get criminal and countrified with The Van Lears, Kameron Corvet, The Alchemy, and Ryan Calhoun at Smith’s Olde Bar! Or get damned and stomp on down to The Star Bar for a night with Dirty Rotten Snake in the Grass, Deadly Lo-Fi, and The Liquors! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of island tunes and tasty libations! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of James L. BrooksAS GOOD AS IT GETS (1997) at dusk! Get down with The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, July 7

Get terror-filled with The Plaza Theater’s screening of Mario Bava’s BLOOD AND BLACK LACE (1964), through Saturday! Or get covert and Bond it up during SCADShow’s screening of Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977) at 7pm! Raise a ruckus with Unknown Hinson and Clownvis Presley at Terminal West! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar as El Scorcho presents Chris Cornell – A Life & Music Celebration! Rock out with Timmy James & The Blue Flames, The Crush and The Accidents at The Earl! Donna Hopkins rocks out at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with The Silver Tones at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Cross the pond and catch Please Please Rock Me at Venkman’s! Funk it up with the Atlanta Funk Society at The Vista Room! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Suwannee! Boogie on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More event, through Sunday, July 9! Bluegrass it up with The String Cheese Incident at Chastain Park! Get down with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get your old-school blues fix with Cool John Ferguson at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 8

Surf on down to Kavarna as Kool Kat Chad Shivers presents his Southern Surf Stomp! featuring Kool Kat Sen Artie Mondello and the Delusionaires, El Capitan and Kitty Rose! Scream Queen it up and hang with Lynn Lowry (SHIVERS, THE CRAZIES, CAT PEOPLE) at her photo signing, hosted by Monsterama Con, at Two LiRu Antiques in Acworth! Make your way to Historic Oakland Cemetery for their Malts & Vaults event, where beer meets history! Boogie down ‘80s-style with Kool Kat VJ Anthony during his 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: Erasure/Yazoo Edition at Amsterdam Atlanta! Jam out with Gr8ful Dude & Frenz and Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders at Avondale Towne Cinema! Make your way to City Winery for a night with The Verve Pipe! Get the blues with JP Soars & The Red Hots at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Or get rootsy with Cody Marlowe, Hannah Thomas and Emmy Law at Eddie’s Attic! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out the blues with Sana Blues! Tribute rocks out to the tune of the Allman Brothers at Northside Tavern! Eighties it up with Saved by the Band at Venkman’s! Get down and dirty with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Bluegrass it up for night two with The String Cheese Incident at Chastain Park! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Yoshifumi Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES (2013) at 1pm! ATL Collective relives TLC’s CRAZY, SEXY, COOL at the Variety Playhouse! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, July 9

Make your way to Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions and get down with a night of Prohibition pandemonium with Kool Kat Blair Crimmons & The Hookers! Dweezil Zappa it up at City Winery! Get your apocalyptic cowboy fix with Roselit Bone and the Rollfast Ramblers at The Earl! Swamp folk it up with The Krickets at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Cosmic Gypsies at Johnny’s Hideaway! Metallica invades Suntrust Park! Get your Americana fix at the Red Light Café with Brian Revels, The Singing Butcher and The Boy Jones! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring encore screenings of Yoshifumi Kondo’s WHISPER OF THE HEART (1995) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES (2013) at 1pm!  Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And Fatback Deluxe dishes out some classic blues at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 26-July 2, 2017

Posted on: Jun 25th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro is hot, hot, hot This Week! Come see all the shakin’ summer shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, June 26

Get prehistoric and catch a free screening of John Milius’ eighties classic, CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982) at Dad’s Garage Theatre Company at 8:30pm! Catch a screening of Robert Mulligan’s SUMMER OF ’42 (1971) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! GKids Presents Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 with a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) at theatres across Atlanta [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Regal Mall of Georgia 20 Plus Imax (Buford) and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Station Breaks! Rock out with Dave Mason (Traffic) at City Winery! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move”! Get to the root of it all with Brandon Reeves at Blind Willie’s! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 27

Get horrorific with our Kool Kat of the Week, Vanessa Ionta Wright (RAINY SEASON) and Kool Kat Debbie Hess (HORROR HOTEL) and more local horror aficionados during the Attack of the 50 Foot Film Fest, promising to terrify at The Plaza Theater at 7pm! Or hop across the pond and catch Scott Freiman’s documentary, DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (2017) tonight and Thurs. June 29! Or why not celebrate the album’s 50th Anniversary with a screening of Robert Stigwood’s SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1978) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern at 7:30pm! Get some soul with Sam Lewis at Eddie’s Attic! Funk it up with Jon Cleary and Bobby Messano at City Winery! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Micah Schnabel (Two Cow Garage) and Trae Vedder!  Get down with John Mellencamp at Chastain Park! Blues it up with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Blind Willie’s! Get jazzy with Deb Bowman at The Regent Cocktail Club! 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 and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 28

Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Catch an encore screening of Robert Stigwood’s SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1978) at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern at 7:30pm! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room during Bluegrass and Beyond with The Vista String Band! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get your Chicago/West Coast blues fix with The Electromatics at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 29

Skank it up at The Star Bar for a rockin’ ruckus with The Toasters and Lloyd’s Rocksteady Revue! Get funky with the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Bill Brovold, the Frank Pahl Duo, and Duet for Theremin and Steel at Avondale Towne Cinema! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids! The Red Light Café dishes out a night of murder, mayhem and mockery with the Tied and Tasseled Fetish Cabaret’s Wanted! A Criminal Night of Burlesque and Drag! Rock out with Spiral Stairs, The Preakness and Floral Print at The Earl! Get countrified with The Steel Woods and George Shingleton at Eddie’s Attic! Get rootsy with The Black Lillies at City Winery! Get rocked at Lakewood Amphitheatre with the Van’s Warped Tour! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Jan de Bont’s TWISTER (1996) at dusk! Or catch a free screening of David Anspaugh’s RUDY (1993) at Town Brookhaven’s Movies on the Town event at dusk! Get down with George Hughley & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 30

Get trapped at Videodrome (JavaDrome) for a screening of Brian Trenchard-Smith’s DEAD END DRIVE-IN (1986) at 8:30pm! Boogie down in The Basement with Nonsense ATL’s Commotion: A Tribute to Women in Music! Honkytonk it up with Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, Lonnie Holley, Bitter and Reconciler at The Earl! Get to rockin’ with ZOSO Rising, Cannibal Joe and Lars Nagel (El Caminos) at Smith’s Olde Bar! Boogie on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More event! Swing on by American Legion Post 201 (Alpharetta) for a night of Swingin’ the Blues! Stomp on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Heather Luttrell and Skye Paige! Get down and dirty with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get the blues with Groove Rocket at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get your old-school blues fix with Albert White at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, July 1

Glam it up at The Earl as Jerome Newton & The Band Who Fell to Earth recreates Ziggy Stardust’s farewell concert! Rock on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Dwarves, Richie Ramone, the Vaginas and We Want Blood! Jazz it up with Marcus Johnson at City Winery! Get old-timey with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband at The Vista Room! Get funky with the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra at Venkman’s! Boogie on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for night two of their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More event! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Guston’s Grille (Kennesaw)! Or boogie down to The Basement for their Heyday 80’s Dance Party! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Kick the Robot! Robert Lee Coleman dishes out the blues at the Northside Tavern! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, July 2

Geek it up at the Atlanta Comic Convention July 2017, from 11am – 5pm! Get some soul with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics during Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions! Back in the Saddle delivers a night of old-school western with Little Country Giants at Eddie’s Attic! Get old-timey with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband at Venkman’s! Boogie on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for night three of their Jukebox Giants: Motown & More event! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 19-25, 2017

Posted on: Jun 18th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Rock ‘n’ Roll into the summer and check out all the shakin’ shindigs we’ve found just for you in ATLRetro!

Monday, June 19

The Plaza Theater continues their Clint Eastwood Film Festival through June 22, with screenings of Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO (2008) at 7:10pm, and Eastwood’s PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971) at 9:30pm! Or head out to the Alpharetta Branch Library for their screening of Norman Jewison’s MOONSTRUCK (1987) at 10:30am! Funk it up with Soul Underrated at City Winery! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with Bokante! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Retrowave on down to Vinyl for a night with Vampire Step-Dad! Barrel House Bob Page dishes out a night of rockin’ blues at Blind Willie’s! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 20

Rock out with Dirty Fences and RMBLR at The Earl! Get cosmic and funky with Electric Kif and the Stephen Cox Electric Trio at the Red Light Café! Catch a screening of Don Siegel’s THE BEGUILED (1971) at 7pm and Sergio Leone’s THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967) at 9pm during The Plaza Theater’s Clint Eastwood Film Festival! Catch the beach boogie encore as RiffTrax LIVE presents a Summer Shorts Beach Party at theatres across Atlanta at 7:30pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Folk it up with the Joe Taylor Group and Guthrie Brown at Eddie’s Attic! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for The Boo Hoo Ramblers! Get jazzy with Deb Bowman at The Regent Cocktail Club! 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 and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 21

Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie! Get your ‘60s neotropical pop/soul fix with Adron and Josh Kelley at Eddie’s Attic! Get Dirty Harry’d at Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Ted Post’s MAGNUM FORCE (1973) at 7:15pm! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Get some southern soul with Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern for a rockin’ night of the blues with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! 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, June 22

The Plaza Theater closes out their Clint Eastwood Film Festival with a 9:30pm screening of Sergio Leone’s FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1967)! Rock out with 10 Hit Combo, Swartzwelder, The 19 Hands and Bleach Garden at Union EAV! Get rocked with Los Colognes and the Roadkill Ghost Choir at The Earl! Raise a ruckus with MIPSO at Eddie’s Attic! Get poppy with Baby Baby and Pls Pls at The Star Bar! Folk it up with Lilac Wine at Venkman’s! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at The Vista Room! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Sydney Pollack’s SABRINA (1995) at dusk! Get countrified with Mac McAnally at City Winery! Get down at Sweet Betty’s Birthday Bash at Blind Willie’s! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so swank it up with Bogey & The Viceroy at Trader Vic’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 23

Get some rockin’ soul with Pzzyfoot, BAST and Concrete God at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get your 007 fix with SCADShow’s screening of Peter R. Hunt’s ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969) at 7pm! Alt-rock it up with Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) at City Winery! Get the blues with the Barry Richman Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk rock it up with Daniel Romano at The Earl! Bluegrass on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Robbie Fulks and Jack’s River Band! Get revived with Elevation, The Howling Tongues, Gasoline Heart and Mike Dunn at Vinyl! Swank it up with Bogey & The Viceroy at The Vista Room! Get down and dirty with Sandra Hall & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! Get some southern fried soul with Secondhand Swagger at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Verizon Amphitheater for a night with Chicago and The Doobie Brothers! Rock out with The Wild Hares at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the rockin’ blues at the Northside Tavern with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Atlanta Horns and special guest Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! 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, June 24

Jazz it up with Sweet Lu Olutosin at the Red Light Café! Old-time it up with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Band at City Winery! Or get your Americana fix with The Roosevelts and Eliot Bronson at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre (Peachtree City) for a night with Paul Anka! Get to jammin’ with the Charlie Fog Band and Gr8ful Dude & Frenz at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with Richard Lloyd (Television) and The Night Terrors at The Star Bar! Get folksy with The Good Graces, Straw Polly and the Skipperdees at Avondale Towne Cinema! Put on your boogie shoes and make your way to The Basement to celebrate five years of their Keep on Movin! Dance Party! Head south to Jonesboro, GA as they host the Smokey & The Bandit 40th Anniversary Festival, from 11am to 6pm!  Boogie down and get artsy at The ArtsATL Lawn Party at the Historic Oakland Cemetery! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at the Dawsonville Tavern! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Get some redemption with Sal’s Soulful Sinners at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Folk it up with Sailing to Denver at Venkman’s followed by ‘70s jazz funk classics with Grant Green, Jr.! Randall Bramblett gets the blues at The Vista Room! Rock out with JGBCB and Tribute at the Variety Playhouse! Get rootsy with Damon Fowler at Blind Willie’s! Get the rockin’ blues at the Northside Tavern with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Atlanta Horns and special guest Beverly “Guitar” Watkins! Get venomous with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at 10:30am and PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at 1pm! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 25

Surf on down to Park Tavern for a night with Surfer Blood, Winter and Small Reactions! Twang it up with Saint Luke’s Drifters and The Western Sizzlers at Smith’s Olde Bar! Make your way to Venkman’s for The SoPo Playboys! Rock out with Dave Mason (Traffic) at City Winery! Come on out to Chastain Park for a night with Sheryl Crow! Check out The Station Breaks at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, encore screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at 10:30am and PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 12-18, 2017

Posted on: Jun 11th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro this week!

Monday, June 12

The Alpharetta Branch Library presents a screening of Richard BrooksCAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (1958) at 10:30am! 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 as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, June 13

Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South help you get to jumpin’ with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: June is Jumpin’ event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get hunted at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of John McTiernan’s PREDATOR (1987) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Nitty gritty it up at 529 with Gunpowder Gray, Illegal Drugs and GT! Get the rockin’ blues with Little Hurricane at The Earl! Get jazzy with Deb Bowman at The Regent Cocktail Club! Get freaky and celebrate 20 years of the Cut Throat Freak Show at Swayze’s! Boogie down with Kolars, The Sh-Booms and Sash the Bash at Vinyl! Jam out with Dead & Company at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Folk it up with Joan Shelley and Jake Xerxes Fussells at Eddie’s Attic! 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 and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, June 14

TCM Big Screen Classics brings Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) to theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Rock out with The Murder Junkies, The Mentors and Rotten Stitches at 529! Get hunted at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of John McTiernan’s PREDATOR (1987) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Rock out with the Garrison Blagg Band at The Regent Cocktail Club! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 15

Get your beach boogie on as RiffTrax LIVE presents a Summer Shorts Beach Party at theatres across Atlanta at 8pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get your indie 90s fix with Edwin McCain at City Winery! Or get geeky with Neil deGrasse Tyson at the Cobb Energy Center! Folk it up with Kelly McFarling and John Elliot at Eddie’s Attic! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Penelope SpheerisTHE LITTLE RASCALS (1994) at dusk! Or catch a free screening of Robert ZemeckisBACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) at Town Brookhaven’s Movies on the Town event at dusk! Rock out with Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Andrew Leahey and the Homestead and Nobody’s Darlings at Smith’s Olde Bar! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of rockin’ island tunes and tasty cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 16

Surf on down to The Star Bar as Kool Kat Chad Shivers and Southern Surf Stomp! presents The Blair-Pongracic Band, The Mystery Men? and The Surge! Rock out with The Producers and The REMakes at the Variety Playhouse! Get some soul with ATL Collective as they perform Marvin Gaye’s “WHAT’S GOING ON” at Terminal West! The Plaza Theater kicks off their Clint Eastwood Film Festival, running through June 22, with screenings of Ted Post’s HANG ‘EM HIGH (1968) at 5pm, Eastwood’s PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971) at 7:30pm and Don Siegel’s DIRTY HARRY (1971) at 9:30pm! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Escape Vehicle, the Honeysliders and Daybreaker! Get the blues with Mike Lowery and Rev. Freakchild at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Or blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a night with Deja Blues! Faith Carmichael dishes out a night of saucy jazz at the High Museum! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for a night with Donna Hopkins and Voodoo Visionary! Diesel Filling Station, home of many a cool retro shindig has a birthday coming up, so come on out and celebrate during their 9 Year Anniversary Party! Make your way to the Northside Tavern for a night with Stoney Brooks! 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, June 17

Swing on down and shimmy it up Shakespeare-style with DJ Doctor Q and Speak Easy Electro Swing Atlanta’s “A Midsummer Night’s Speakeasy” at the Red Light Café featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love, Candy LeCouer, Flame Cynders and more! The Plaza Theater continues their Clint Eastwood Film Festival with screenings of Ted Post’s HANG ‘EM HIGH (1968) at 2:30pm, Don Siegel’s THE BEGUILED (1971) at 5:10pm and Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN (1992) at 9:30pm! Rock out with Natural Velvet, Shepherds and more at 529! Avondale Towne Cinema dishes out a night of rock ‘n’ roll in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of “The Summer of Love” with The Rainmen and Kitten Fontaine! Put on your dancin’ shoes and make your way to Chastain Park for a night with the Gipsy Kings! Bluegrass it up at City Winery with the Packway Handle Band and Cicada Rhythm! It’s a night of blues ‘n’ swampfunk with The Rockin’ Jake Band at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues! Get down with The Rockaholics at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! The Masquerade dishes out a night of garage pop with The Regrettes and Stef Chura! Spend the night with James McMurtry and Jonny Burke at the Variety Playhouse! Psyche rock it up with Black P*ssy, B.S.O.L and Timmy James & The Blue Flames at The Star Bar! Spend the night with The Skylarks at Kavarna! Departure pays tribute to Journey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Isao Takahata’s GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1993) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 1pm! Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Historic Oakland Cemetery featuring tours, storytelling and more! Make your way to the Elliott Street Pub for Pop-Up Palooza featuring live music, artists and vendors! Jazz it up as Atlanta Freedom Bands present “Gershwin!” at North Atlanta High School! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at the Northside Tavern! Bluegrass it up at Venkman’s during their Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Banjolicious! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 18

Jazz it up with Norman Connors at City Winery! Or get your bluesy jazz fix with Francine Reed and Lily Windwood at Eddie’s Attic! Kool Kat Brooks Mason and The Georgia Flood funk it up at the Park Tavern The Plaza Theater dishes out more of their Clint Eastwood Film Festival with screenings of Eastwood’s GRAN TORINO (2008) at 1pm, Eastwood’s UNFORGIVEN (1992) at 3:30pm, Sergio Leone’s FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE (1967) at 6pm, Don Siegel’s DIRTY HARRY (1971) at 7:30pm, and Sergio Leone’s THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967) at 8:30pm! Or make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring encore screenings of Isao Takahata’s GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (1993) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s SPIRITED AWAY (2001) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! And get the blues with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, June 5-11, 2017

Posted on: Jun 4th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in ATLRetro and come see what we’ve dug up just for you this week!

Monday, June 5

Get your ‘80s adventure fix and catch a free screening of Richard Donner’s THE GOONIES (1985) at City Winery at 7pm! Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay: Wonder Woman, presented by NerdLanta and getting nerdy the first Monday of every month! Get your Bond fix at The Plaza Theater’s screening of Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977), through June 8! The Alpharetta Branch Library sends you to court with a screening of Robert Benton’s KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979) at 10:30am! Get the blues with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! 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, June 6

Rock out with Ann Wilson (Heart) at the Buckhead Theatre! Rock out with Nest Egg, Hidden Ritual and A Drug Called Tradition at The Earl! Make your way to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Bobby Whitlock (Derek & the Dominos) and CoCo Carmel! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Bernard “Pretty” Purdie! 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! The Entertainment Crackers get bluesy with their folksy Americana at Blind Willie’s! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!


Wednesday, June 7

TCM Big Screen Classics celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic THE GODFATHER (1972) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Atlantic Station 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Suzy Bogguss pays tribute to Merle Haggard at Eddie’s Attic! Get funky and groove on down to City Winery for a taste of Bumpin the Mango! Get criminal and make your way to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Don Siegel’s DIRTY HARRY (1971) at 7:15pm! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Blind Willie’s! Get jazzy at the Red Light Café with Burris and the Jack Jones Quartet, followed by The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 8

Make your way to Criminal Records for  an in store signing and Q&A panel with David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets)! Folk rock it up with The Avett Brothers at the Fox Theatre! Rock out with the Eric Johnson Electric Band at the Variety Playhouse! The Split Squad rocks out at The Earl with Dressy Bessy! The Ghost Wolves rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar with Foxtrot & The Getdown and The Bantam Breaks! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Andrew DavisTHE FUGITIVE (1993) at dusk! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at The Vista Room! Suzy Bogguss pays tribute to Merle Haggard at Eddie’s Attic! Get your Americana fix with Bay Station at the Red Light Café! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night of tunes with the Knotty Boys and tasty cocktails! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get down with Kristen & The Honey Badgers 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, June 9

Rev on down to The Star Bar for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles and the Cigar Store Indians! Get your old-school game fix at the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo 2017 featuring pinball machines, arcade games, consoles and more! And you won’t want to miss the Y’allywood Southern-Fried Film Fest, all running through June 11 at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel! Get groovy with Yacht Rock Schooner’s Summer Sunsets at Park Tavern! Catch a screening of Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) with a live accompaniment by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall (8pm)! Spend the night with Bond, James Bond at SCADShow’s screening of Guy Hamilton’s GOLDFINGER (1964) at 7pm! Boogie down with the boys as Sadie Hawkins presents: The Men’s Room Quarterly at the Red Light Café! Get brassy with the Wasted Potential Brass Band at the Northside Tavern! Get fuzzed out at The Earl with the White Reaper and The Buzzards of Fuzz! Get rootsy with The Subdudes at City Winery! Get jazzy and funk on down to Venkman’s for The JAZZ of Prince: A Night of Prince’s Jazz-Funk Compositions! Rock out with Captain Trips & The Sunstroke Serenaders at The Vista Room! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Dunwoody! “George Hughley & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 10

Haunt on down to the Historic Oakland Cemetery for Tunes from the Tombs 2017 (12p – 8pm), featuring 3 retro-tastic stages of live music! The Mailchimp Main Stages gets down with Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband, Cadillac Jones, Secondhand Swagger, Delta Moon and Tinsley Ellis (paying tribute to Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton)! Shakin’ on the Creative Loafing Atlanta Stage will be The Atlanta Rock n’ Roll All Stars, Dang Dang Dang, Blake Rainey & His Demons, Spencer Garn & The Diamond Street Players, Bad Spell and Five Eight! And you won’t want to miss the Bell Tower Porte-Cochere Stage featuring Octave, Little Country Giants, the Wasted Potential Brass Band and Kool Kat Amy Pike with the Bonaventure Quartet! It’s tribute night at The Star Bar, so rock on down for a night with Clashinista and The Cherry Bomb! Make your way to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s Prince 80s Music Video Dance Party: Purple Edition! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2012) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 1pm! Funk it up with a twist with Zydefunk at the Northside Tavern! Get Hip to be Smooth at the The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s tribute to Huey Lewis & The News and Hall & Oates! Catch an encore screening of Gene Kelly/Stanley Donen’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) with a live accompaniment by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at Atlanta Symphony Hall (8pm)! Get countrified at Venkman’s during their Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Dusty Roads followed by an encore presentation of The JAZZ of Prince: A Night of Prince’s Jazz-Funk Compositions! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 11

Get your gypsy jazz fix at Venkman’s with The Hot Club of Atlanta! Make your way to the Infinite Energy Center for a night with Hall & Oates and Tears for Fears! Catch a screening of Victor Fleming’s classic, GONE WITH THE WIND (1939) at the Fox Theatre! TCM Big Screen Classics brings Billy Wilder’s SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959) to theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Boogie on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Sadie HawkinsElectric Glitterland Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret! Or make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring an encore screening of Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2012) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 1pm! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 29-June 4, 2017

Posted on: May 29th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Kick off your summer with a helluva lot of killer shenanigans, retro-style! We’ve got it all kiddies, so come see what we’ve dug up for you This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, May 29

Catch a screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s HOLY BLOOD (SANTA SANGRE) (1989) at The Plaza Theater, screening through June 1! Garage rock it up with Deaf Poets, The Buzzards of Fuzz and Bleach Garden at 529! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! 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, May 30

The Atlanta Latin Jazz Orchestra gets down at Café 290! Hang with John Travolta and the Pink Ladies during the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Rock out with Cusses, Double Ferrari and Motherfucker at 529! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night Steve Cunningham & Lilac Wine! 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, May 31

Psyche folk it up with Kikagaku Moyo, Al Lover and Suzanne Vines at The Earl! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Hang with John Travolta and the Pink Ladies during the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of Randal Kleiser’s GREASE (1978) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get down at City Winery with Roomful of Blues’ 50th Anniversary Tour! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Bluegrass & Beyond! Make your way to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Vincente Minnelli’s THE BAND WAGON (1953) at 7:15pm! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, June 1

Hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they get intergalactic and riff Don Dohler’s GALAXY INVADER (1985) at 7:00pm! Spend the night with Tom Russell at Eddie’s Attic! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Jon Avnet’s FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (1992) at dusk! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at The Vista Room! Arrested Development gets down at City Winery! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Truett, Dreambrother and Karen Kole! 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! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get the rockin’ blues with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, June 2

Get wickedly bizarre with Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer (The Bicycle Eaters; The Compartmentalizationalists) and the “Ladies in the Radiator” at The Earl with his Club Silencio: Music From the Films of David Lynch (Keep your eyes peeled for our new interview with Buzter coming soon!) Make your way to Chastain Park for a night with Paul Simon! Jazz it up with two shows featuring Joe Gransden and special guest Annie Sellick at Eddie’s Attic! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Suburban Tap (Marietta)! Get filled with tasty food and tunes at the two-day Candler Park Music & Food Fest, featuring Friday night tunes by Railroad Earth, Matisyahu, Ripe and Chelsea Shag! Get your Bond fix at The Plaza Theater’s screening of Lewis Gilbert’s THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)! Get alt-rocked ‘90s style with Blue October at the Variety Playhouse! Arrested Development gets down for night two at City Winery! Venkman’s delivers a night with Rapture: The Ultimate Blondie Experience! Avant-garde it up at the High Museum’s First Friday: Warhol Factory Party event where you can experience “Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family” before the exhibit opens to the public (June 3) and so much more! Get groovy with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows dish out the blues at Blind Willie’s! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, June 3

Get your twang on at Avondale Towne Cinema’s Hank Williams Night, featuring Skye Paige, Kira Annalise, Cool Hand Haves, Chris Estrada, Ron Harris, Andrew Vickery, The Tiger Kings, Donnie Piccou, Stephan Duncan, Joshua Gilliland, Bato Veljkov, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and Chicken and Pigs! Make your way to The Moonshadow Tavern for a night with The Rainmen and Downtown Executives! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with La Terza Classe, followed by Kermit Ruffins & The Barbeque Swingers bringing you a taste of the Big Easy! Rock out with The Radio Men at the Red Light Café! Get horrorfied and gore-tastic with two helpings of Last Podcast on the Left at The Earl! Spend the night with Paula Cole at City Winery! Make your way to The Basement for Heyday! 80s Dance Party with Kimber and Saved By The Band! It’s a hootenanny and a half at Kavarna with Slim Chance & The Convicts! Rock out at The Drunken Unicorn with Art School Jocks, Shepherds, Shantih Shantih and Small Reactions! Electric Avenue pays tribute to George Michael at Terminal West! Come on out for Cabbagetown Reunion Day 2017, from 11am – 5pm, featuring live tunes by The Racketeers, Ross Pead, The Chumblers, the Griddle Lickers, Chicken & Wine, W8ing4UFOs and more! Rock on down to 97 Estoria for Estoriafest featuring Big Jesus, Midnight Larks, Dot.s, Bad Spell and more! Boogie on down for Day 2 of the Candler Park Music & Food Fest featuring Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The Motet, Lake Street Dive, The Marcus King Band, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Webster Band Atlanta and more! Get your glam on and come on out to the last ever East Point Possum Show, benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Snellville! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Isao Takahata’s POM POKO (2005) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE  (2005) at 1pm! Get the blues with the Cody Matlock Band at the Northside Tavern! Sandra Hall & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, June 4

TCM Big Screen Classics celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic THE GODFATHER (1972) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); Regal Atlantic Station 18; and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Folk it up with Jamestown Revival during Park Tavern’s Sunset Sessions Live! Or make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring encore screenings of Isao Takahata’s POM POKO (2005) at 10:30am and Hayao Miyazaki’s HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE  (2005) at 1pm! Get revived with Otis Redding III and Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck with the Atlanta Horns during Eddie’s Attic’s Gospel Brunch! Get some soul with Howard Hewett at City Winery! Get old-timey at Venkman’s with the Trey Dahl Jazz Quintet! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 22-28, 2017

Posted on: May 21st, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see all the retrotastic events we’ve found for you This Week in ATLRetro!

Monday, May 22

Get bizarre and make your way to The Plaza Theater for a screening of Jon Nguyen/Olivia Neergaard-Holm/Rick Barnes’ documentary, DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE (2016), screening through May 25! Get indie folked with The Mountain Goats and The Hot at Nights at Terminal West! Get rootsy 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, May 23

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series and disturbs with a screening of Martin Scorsese’s TAXI DRIVER (1976) at 7pm! Or rock out Icelandic-style with Sigur Ros at the Fox Theatre! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Bash & Pop (Tommy Stinson of The Replacements)! Asleep At The Wheel dishes out a night of old-time Texas country at City Winery! Get folksy with Angie Aparo at Eddie’s Attic! Or folk it up with Julia Finch and Kittens Slay Dragons at the Red Light Café! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get bluesy with the Nick Johnson Band at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 24

TCM Big Screen Classics celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Hal Needham’s SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Get a second helping of Angie Aparo at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Masquerade for a night with Saintseneca! Get the rockin’ blues with Aiden Connell, The Love Agenda and The Wild Now at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out at The Star Bar with 20 Watt Tombstone, Stephen El Ray, Catfish & The Bottom and Sasha Vallely! ! Spend the night with Frank Sinatra at the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of George Sidney’s ANCHORS AWEIGH (1945) at 7:15pm! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Get the Chicago/West Coast blues with The Electromatics at  Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 25

Get rocked with Brit Floyd at the Fox Theatre! Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park continues with a free screening of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991) at dusk! Get funky and rock out with Doesin, Flower, Cinema Novo and Gas Hound at The Earl! It’s a night of folksy blues with Randall Bramblett at Madlife Stage & Studios in Woodstock! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Kira Annalise & The Trainwrecks! Make your way to the Red Light Café for a night with Beau & Luci, Robot Jurassic, Horrible Idea and The Ain’t Sisters! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Stomp on down to Blind Willie’s for a night with Heather Luttrell! Get your boogie on at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, as Chickenshack featuring Eddie Tigner, delivers some honky-tonk blues! And as always, boogie down at Mary’s, as the East Atlanta venue gets funky with their weekly Disco in the Village.

Friday, May 26

Raise a ruckus and get down with one helluva hootenanny and sleaze-fest with Kool Kats galore at Bubbapalooza 2017 at The Star Bar running through Sat. May 27, featuring a whole lotta nitty gritty with Kool Kat Dave Weil and The Blacktop Rockets, Rodeo Twister, Kool Kat Sen. Artie Mondello and The Delusionaires, The Mystery Men?, Slim Chance & The Stoned Mountain Folk, AM Gold, The Scragglers, Nikki & The Phantom Callers, Kool Kat Rev. Andy and Southern Ska Syndicate, Rockabilly Kitty Rose, ELZIG, The Wheelknockers, JJ & The Hustlers, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer and The Compartmentalizationalists, Al Shelton, DJ Dusty Booze and more! Get dosed with a night cultish shenanigans at Videodrome’s JavaDrome screening of Frank Henenlotter’s BRAIN DAMAGE (1988) at 8:30pm! Or catch a screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s HOLY BLOOD (SANTA SANGRE) (1989) at The Plaza Theater, screening through June 1! Get jazzy in Piedmont Park with the 40th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival running through May 28, kickin’ things off with The Pedrito Martinez Group and the Robert Glasper Experiment! Get shakin’ and shimmy on down to Elliott Street Pub’s “The 51” for The Candybox Revue Underground with Kool Kat Talloolah Love, DJ Doctor Q and so much more! Get down with Freddie Jackson at City Winery! Rock out with The Music Tapes at The Drunken Unicorn! Or rock on down to The Earl for a night with The Rock*A*Teens, Bad Sports and the All Night Drug Prowling Wolves! Spend the night with Reuben Bidez at Eddie’s Attic! Get your AC/DC fix with Back N Black at Madlife Stage & Studios in Woodstock! Funk it up with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Get cozy with The Dude at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s screening of The Coen BrothersTHE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) at 8pm! It’s a night of rockin’ Americana at the Red Light Café with the Bill Hart Band and the Carl Culpepper Band! Sandra Hall & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Spend the night with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at the Northside Tavern! Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for The Silvertones! 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, May 27

Creep on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for the Silver Scream Spook Show’s matinee (1pm) screening of Julian Roffman’s THE MASK 3D (1961), and an encore screening at 10pm, with Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and more! Noir it up at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s screening of John Huston’s classic, THE MALTESE FALCON (1941) at 8pm! Or head to downtown Decatur for the Decatur Arts Festival featuring performing arts, literary events, tasty food and live music with Hollis Brown, Chelsea Shag, Paul Melancon, Underhill Rose, The Ain’t Sisters, the ConunDrums and more, through May 28! Skank on down to City Winery for a night with Kool Kat Rev. Andy and Southern Ska Syndicate! Make your way to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s PORCO ROSSO (1992) at 10:30am and MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) at 1pm! Retro-glam it up with the Wasabassco Burlesque Company at City Winery! Make your way to Piedmont Part for Day 2 of the 40th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival featuring The Allan Harris Band, Regina Carter, Randy Weston’s African Rhythm Quintet, Rene Marie, the Charles Lloyd Sky Trio and more! Rumours pay tribute to Fleetwood Mac at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Summerville and get folksy and low-brow during Finster Fest 2017 at Howard Finster’s Paradise Gardens, running through May 28! Don’t forget to get rocked and rolled at Day 2 of Bubbapalooza 2017 at The Star Bar! Blues it up with the Legendary Ike Stubblefield at The Vista Room! Haunt on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more!! Get down and dirty with Beverly “Guitar” Watkins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Spend the night with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck at the Northside Tavern! Selwyn Birchwood dishes out the blues at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, May 28

Head on down to the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema for their Studio Ghibli series, encore screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s PORCO ROSSO (1992) at 10:30am and MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988) at 1pm! Make your way to Piedmont Part for the final day of the 40th Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival featuring Dwight Andrews, Joe Gransden’s Big Band, The Ojeda Penn Experience, Freddy Cole and more! Make your way to City Winery for Who’s Bad, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience! It’s your last chance to make it out to the Decatur Arts Festival, so come on out and catch Grant Green, Jr., Cody Matlock, Tray Dahl & The Jugtime Ragband and more! Rock out with Tim Kasher at The Earl! Celebrate three decades of the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club with their 30th Anniversary Extravaganza promising beer, bands and BBQ! Blues it up with Dr. Dixon & The Operators at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, May 15-21, 2017

Posted on: May 15th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro gets down this week! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, May 15

Take the stage at the Shakespeare Tavern for LadyShakes 2017: An Evening of Shakespeare! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month!  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, May 16

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a steamy suspenseful screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s MARNIE (1964) at 7pm! Get mischievous and rocked during X’s 40th Anniversary Tour at the Masquerade! Rock on down to 529 for a night with Doug Tuttle, Shantih Shantih and Grand Vapids! Get cozy with The Dude and have a White Russian special at City Winery during their free screening of The Coen BrothersTHE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998) at 7pm! Get adventurous at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get to the root of it all with Joe McGuinness at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 17

It’s a night of nitty gritty rock ‘n’ roll at The Star Bar with Dr. Boogie, Sleazy Cheetah and Adam Anzio! Sci-fi it up and celebrate 20 years of Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal Atlantic Station 18; AMC Parkway Point 15; Regal Mall of Georgia 20 plus IMAX; AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough)]! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Funk it up with the Victor Wooten Trio at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to Terminal West for a night with Kiefer Sutherland! Put on your dancin’ shoes and make your way to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Vincente Minnelli’s AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (1951) at 7:15pm! Get adventurous at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern’s encore screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo gets down at  Blind Willie’s! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 18

Atlantic Station’s Movies in Central Park kicks off with a free screening of Ron Underwood’s TREMORS (1990) at dusk! Get revived at the Clermont Lounge’s Grand Re-Opening featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club! Catch a night of acoustic Prince vs. Bowie with Nick from Yacht Rock Revue at Venkman’s! Get a taste of Argentina at Avondale Towne Cinema with the Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-member orchestra at City Winery! Get down at Eddie’s Attic with Kip Winger, Jim Richey and Hass Kowert Tice! The Sonics and Flat Duo Jets rock out and psychobilly it up at the Masquerade! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with the Donna Hopkins Band, Robert Bidney and Heidi Pollyea! Spend the night with Chris Knight at Terminal West! Make your way to the Tabernacle for a night with Korn! Surf down to Trader Vic’s for Mai Tai night and island tunes! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get down and dirty with 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, May 19

Garage rock it up with The Woggles, Black Cat Rising, Sash the Bash and more at The Star Bar! Swing on down and shimmy it up with DJ Doctor Q’s Speak Easy Electro Swing Atlanta at the Red Light Café featuring Kool Kat Roula Roulette, Kool Kat Vivien Laye, Kool Kat Talloolah Love and more! Make your way to SCADShow for the hilarity that is Mel BrooksBLAZING SADDDLES (1974) at 7pm! ATL Collective relives The Eagles’ “Hotel California” at City Winery! Blues it up with Joe Louis Walker at Blind Willie’s! Rock out with Saint Pe, A Drug Called Tradition and MammaBear at The Earl! Get retro rocked with Yacht Rock Revue Unplugged at Venkman’s! Funk it up for three days with 2017’s Atlanta Funk Fest getting down at Wolf Creek Amphitheatre featuring Erykah Badu, Digable Planets, Bell Biv Devoe, En Vogue and more! Spend the night with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! Make your way to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for the Rockin’ Blues Revue! 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, May 20

Come on down to Two LiRu Antiques (Acworth) for Lynn Lowry Signing (SHIVERS, THE CRAZIES, CAT PEOPLE) hosted by Monsterama at 3pm! Take a stroll down to the 15th Annual Kirkwood Spring Fling featuring local art, tasty food and a live musical lineup featuring Little Tybee, Kool Kat Ruby Velle, Control Burn, Slow Parade and more! Make your way to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for their Tribute to Janis Joplin and Sly & The Family Stone: Soul Revolution at 8pm! It’s Tribute Night at The Star Bar, so rock on down for a night with The Dirty Doors (The Doors) and Ballbreakers (AC/DC)! Rock out with the North Mississippi All Stars at the Variety Playhouse! Get rocked with Face to Face and The Attack at The Earl! Mythology meets mausoleums at Arts At Oakland Presents: Persephone, Oakland Cemetery’s third annual art event featuring the work of Sanithna Phansavanh! Or get some tasty grub and more at Decatur Farmer’s Market’s BBQ Picnic Fest! Rock out at RATAID2017 at Smith’s Olde Bar, featuring Dan Baird, Kool Kat Ray Dafrico, 68-75 and Bryce Clifford! Make your way to the Center for Puppetry Arts’ screening of Spike Jonze’s BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999) at 8pm! Kavarna dishes out a night of Kenny Howes and the Wow! and The Soogs! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wing Café in Suwannee! Get the blues with Lazer Lloyd at the Crimson Moon Café! Get folksy and stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Bitteroots and Cereus Bright! Catch the Sole Travelers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get down at the Red Light Café with Collins Drive, Kool Kat Spike Fullerton’s Russian Roulette Band and The Brookses! Surf on down to Swayze’s for a night with Genki Genki Panic! The REMakes pay tribute to early R.E.M. at Venkman’s! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at the Northside Tavern! Get the blues with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, May 21

TCM Big Screen Classics celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Hal Needham’s SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (1977) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Geek it up at My Parents’ Basement for the B-Geeky Collectibles Bazaar! Rock out with Ritchie Kotzen at City Winery! Blues it up with Garrett Collins at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!


Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Every first and third Mondays are Big Band Nights at Café 290, featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 17-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, May 8-14, 2017

Posted on: May 7th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

ATLRetro gets down this week! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve dug up just for you!

Monday, May 8

Get suspenseful at the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s DIAL M FOR MURDER (1954) at 10:30am! Rock out with Derek St. Holmes at City Winery! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Blues it up with Barrel House Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack for a side of Dry White Toast and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, May 9

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema continues their Classics Series with a screening of Akira Kurosawa’s RASHOMON (1950) at 7pm! Prog rock it up with Carl Palmer at City Winery! Funk it up with Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Let Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South help you spring into spring with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: May Flowers event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Stomp on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Branches and the Ain’t Sisters! Get folksy and rock out with Citizen Cope at Center Stage! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get down with The Real Deal Blues Band at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, May 10

Get weird and chase demons with Atlanta author Kristi DeMeester and help celebrate the launch of her newest novel, Beneath at FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock (get a sneak peak with her ATLRetro piece here)! Rock out with Shonen Knife’s “2017 Ramen Adventure Tour”, Starbenders and Floral Print at The Earl! Get a funky second helping of Mother’s Finest at Eddie’s Attic! Follow the yellow brick road to the Studio Movie Grill’s (Alpharetta/Duluth) screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 7:15pm! Or boogie down and celebrate 40 years of John Badham’s SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (1977) at theatres across Atlanta at 2pm/7pm [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)]! Rock on down to The Star Bar for the Midnight Larks’ Record Listening Party! Joe Purdy folks it up at City Winery! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of the blues with Frankie’s Blues Mission! Reggae it up with The Elovaters, Rhythm Earth and Kaya’s Embrace at the Masquerade! Rock out with Bush and The Kickback at the Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre! It’s a night of boot stompin’ Americana at Blind Willie’s with The Boo Hoo Ramblers! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 11

Hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they get intergalactic and riff Antonio Margheriti’s BATTLE OF THE WORLDS (1961) at 7:30pm! Get hellacious and rock out with The Damned and The BellRays at the Masquerade! Get the blues with the Teresa Lynn Band featuring George Price at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock out with Carbon Leaf and Me and My Brother at City Winery! The Obsessed, purveyors of doom, along with Karma to Burn and Lo-Pan rock out at The Earl! Get to fiddlin’ with Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas with Tony Furtado at Eddie’s Attic! The Lennon Jones Band rocks out at the Red Light Café with Aaron Lebos Reality! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Slowdive and The Casket Girls! Surf down to Trader Vic’s for a Mai Tai and a night with The Sundogs! The Madrid Express keeps the music alive in memory of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton at The Vista Room! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! Stagger on over to Noni’s Bar & Deli for their Bitter Heroes event featuring DJ Brian Parris as he gets charmingly morose with a little New-Wave, The Smiths and The Cure! Get down and dirty with Sweet Betty & The Ramblers 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, May 12

Jazz it up and catch a screening of John Scheinfeld’s CHASING TRANE: THE JOHN COLTRANE DOCUMENTARY (2017) at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema, screening through May 18! Day one of the 3-day 2017 Shaky Knees Festival has arrived at Centennial Olympic Park, chock full of retro-inspired tunes! Rock on down and catch the Pixies, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The London Souls, The GROWLERS and more! Get funky with The Main Squeeze and The London Souls at Vinyl’s Shaky Knees after party! Get Avant-Garde and make your way to Kool Kat Andy Ditzler’s Film Love Presents: Happy Mother’s Day Mrs. Warhol, featuring a screening of Andy Warhol’s MRS. WARHAL (1966) at 7pm! Get your Gene Wilder fix at SCADShow’s screening of Mel BrooksTHE PRODUCERS (1968) at 7pm! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with The Deep, W8ING4UFOs and Duet For Theremin and Lap Steel! Cross the pond and catch Abbey Road Live! at the Buckhead Theatre! Bluegrass it up with Old Salt Union at the Crimson Moon Café! Get raucous with the Whores at The Drunken Unicorn! Get rootsy with Anderson East and Great Peacock at The Earl! Folk it up with Charlie Mars at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for a night with Carlos Vives! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Watermelon Slim! Or boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola! ATL Collective relives Maxwell’s “URBAN HANG SUITE” at Venkman’s! Blues it up with Dani Mac & Company 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, May 13

Rock out at 529 with the Subsonics, Material Girls, GG King and Borzoi! Boogie on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: John Hughes Edition! Get some soul with Kitten Fontaine at Avondale Towne Cinema! Day two of the Shaky Knees Festival brings you The Record Company, Shovels & Rope, The Revivalists, Mondo Cozmo, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Moon Taxi and more! Get Victorian and make your way to the Historic Oakland Cemetery’s “Love Stories of Oakland” Mother’s Day tours through May 14! Get the blues with Ron Cooley & The Hard Times at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Big Bill Morganfield gets down and dirty at Blind Willie’s! Blues on down to the Northside Tavern for Magic Fred’s Birthday Party featuring Eddie Tigner, Albert White, the Casanovas and more! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with Banjolicious followed by a night with Lloyd’s Rocksteady Revue! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, May 14

Sci-fi it up and celebrate 20 years of Luc Besson’s THE FIFTH ELEMENT (1997) at theatres across Atlanta (2pm/7pm) [Hollywood Stadium 24 (Chamblee); Regal Atlantic Station 18; AMC Parkway Point 15; Regal Mall of Georgia 20 plus IMAX; AMC Barrett Commons 24 (Kennesaw); Avalon Stadium 12 (Alpharetta); AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 (Lawrenceville); Cinemark Tinseltown 17 (Fayetteville); Perimeter Pointe 10; Regal McDonough Stadium 16 (McDonough);]! Catch Day 3 of the Shaky Knees Festival featuring Con Brio, The Quaker City Night Hawks, Great Peacock, Saint Motel, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Third Eye Blind, Ron Gallo, The Shins and more! Gypsy it up and swing on by Venkman’s for a day with Django Earnhardt! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Project! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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