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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This Week in ATLRetro, May 1-7, 2017

Posted on: Apr 30th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday, May 1

Geek it up and get to bowlin’ at The Comet Pub & LanesComet Cosplay, getting nerdy the first Monday of every month! Get criminal and make your way to The Plaza Theater for their 25th Anniversary screening of Quentin Tarantino’s RESERVOIR DOGS (1992), screening through May 4! Get classically vintage and make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of George Cukor’s DINNER AT EIGHT (1933) at 10:30am! Rock on down to the Fox Theatre for Hampton 70, a celebration of Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton! And then make your way to Terminal West for the Official Hampton 70 After Party with The Zambi All Stars! The Avondale Towne Cinema presents a screening of local filmmaker Hal Jacobs’ documentary on Mary Crovatt Hambidge at 8pm, followed by a Q&A! 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! Make your way to Blind Willie’s as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! And boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, May 2

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets bizarre with their Classics Series’ screening of David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992) at 7pm! It’s a night of ‘70s nitty gritty with Mothership, The Dirty Magazines, TORO and The Stir at The Drunken Unicorn! Spend the night with Indy at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern with their screening of Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get indie at the Variety Playhouse with The New Pornographers! Rock out with the BoDeans at City Winery! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! The Entertainment Crackers get bluesy with their folksy Americana 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 3

Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their encore screening of Steven Spielberg’s INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Or dance on down to Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of Gene Kelly’s SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952) at 7:15pm! Get your ‘90s alt-rock fix with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre! Boogie on down to East Atlanta’s Graveyard Tavern for their Graveyard Swing Night, held the first Wednesday of every month, promising an evening of swingin’ jazz and jive with the Savoy Kings! Make your way to The Earl for a night with Sweet Crude! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock out hair metal style with Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla at Lakewood Amphitheatre! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Bluegrass & Beyond! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! Blues it up with Barrel House Bob Page at Blind Willie’s! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! St. James Live! delivers their Hump Days Blues night, getting classic blues-style every Wednesday! And as always, it’s Ladies Night at Johnny’s Hideaway which plays hits from Sinatra to Madonna for a generally mature crowd.

Thursday, May 4

Star Wars it up at My Parents’ Basement during their May the 4th Be With Brew & Star Wars Costume Contest event! Dad’s Garage lives long and prospers with their Wrath Of Con Staged Reading at 8pm! Surf down to Trader Vic’s for a Mai Tai and a night with Grinder Nova! Get folksy with Andy Shauf at The Earl! Get intergalactic and have a laugh at Venkman’s with a free screening of Mel BrooksSPACEBALLS (1987) at 9pm! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! 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 low country blues with Steve James 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 5

Get your pre-May Ham Fest fix at Avondale Towne Cinema for a rockin’ pre-party with Kool Kat Carloline & The Ramblers, Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids and DJ Dusty Booze! Roll in the hay with Mel BrooksYOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) at SCADShow at 7pm! Get smooth as Tennessee whiskey with Chris Stapleton at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre! Make your way to the Red Light Café with Greg Presmanes and the FOG! Retro rock it up with Low Cut Connie, Scantron and Pony League at The Earl! Get sweet and low down with Sandra Hall & The Shadows 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, May 6

Hey all you miscreants! Get mischievous and rock out at May Ham Fest 2017, featuring vendors, a pig roast, live music and more at the Pine Street Market in Avondale! You won’t want to miss a hellacious musical lineup with ELZIG, the Zodiac Panthers, Wahya’s, Kool Kats The Casket Creatures, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, Crank County Daredevils, Red Rocket Deluxe, The Scragglers, Tiger! Tiger!, The El Caminos, The Good OL’ Blues Brothers Boy Band! Stick around for a late night double feature with screenings of John LandisTHE BLUES BROTHERS (1980) and Jack Arnold’s creature-feature, THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 3D (1954) (see our Kool Kat Interview with “The Gill ManRicou Browning here)! Get your nitty gritty rock ‘n’ roll fix with Kool Kat Adam McIntyre and The Pinx with El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists and HeY!ALLigator at 529! Rock out with Midnight Oil at Center Stage! Shimmy and shake on down to the Red Light Café for Mary and Friends: May Day May-Day featuring Kool Kat Mary Strawberry and more! Blind Willie’s dishes out the blues with John Nemeth! New-Wave indie punk it up with NE-HI, Background and Drew Beskin (Kool Kats The District Attorneys) at The Earl! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a Chicken Pickin’ Brunch with The Family Portrait! Folk it up with an early show featuring Sean Rowe at Eddie’s Attic, followed by a little soul with The AJ Ghent Band and Kyshona Armstrong! Or get some soul with Booker T. Jones at City Winery, followed by Zach Deputy! Spend another night with Chris Stapleton at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, May 7

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)]! Venkman’s gets jazzy and dishes out a  Bottomless Mimosa Brunch with The Tray Dahl Jazz Quintet! Or jazz it up with The Bad Plus at City Winery! Rev on down to Kavarna for a night with Rockabilly Kitty Rose! 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, April 24-30, 2017

Posted on: Apr 24th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Round out the month of April in Retro style and come see what’s shakin’ in ATLRetro This Week!

Monday, April 24

Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of Elia Kazan’s EAST OF EDEN (1955) at 10:30am! Get your metal fix with Steel Panther and Citizen Zero at Center Stage! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Dengue Fever! Spend the night with Ben Folds at Atlanta Symphony Hall! 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 get some soul with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, April 25

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema dishes out Shakespeare with their Classics Series’ screening of Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996) at 7pm (includes intermission)! Funk it up with Sinkane and Eric Slick at The Earl! Get folksy at Eddie’s Attic with Tony Lucca, Jay Nash and Matt Dukes! Get heavy and rock out with Brant Bjork, Royal Thunder and Black Wizard at the Masquerade! The Imposeurs pay tribute to R.E.M. at the Red Light Café! Get the blues with J. T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Get old school with Andrew Black 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, April 26

Rock out with Bob Mould at Terminal West! Celebrate 50 years of Mike NicholsTHE GRADUATE (1967) 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! Get your Americana fix with Mandolin Orange and Brian Collins at City Winery! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Sara Rachelle and Kim Logan! Eddie’s Attic folks it up with Bombadil, Older Brother, Joshua James and Timmy the Teeth! Stomp on down to The Vista Room for Bluegrass & Beyond! Get the blues with a splash of funk at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with Kool Kats Georgia Flood! Jazz it up at the Red Light Café with The Gordon Vernick Quartet! The Electromatics dish out a night of Chicago and West Coast blues 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, April 27

Rock out with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Joe Walsh at Philips Arena! Or catch a laugh with Billy Crystal at the Fox Theatre! Folk rock it up with John Kadlecik at the Red Light Café! Mahogany Marie & The 11th Hour Band rock out with Khari Green at Smith’s Olde Bar! ATL Collective relives Bruce Springsteen’s “BORN IN THE U.S.A.” at Terminal West! Get down and dirty with The Cazanovas at Blind Willie’s! Make your way to The Earl for a night with The Future Babes, Gas Hound and Bird Laww! 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, April 28

Videodrome (JavaDrome) completes their Frank Perry retrospective with a screening of LAST SUMMER (1969) at 8:30pm, with an introduction by Kool Kat Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer! Make your way into the Final Frontier during Treklanta, Atlanta’s annual sci-fi con dedicated to space opera and Star Trek, running through April 30, at the Doubletree Atlanta Northlake! Catch a screening of Tony Scott’s TOP GUN (1986) at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre at 8pm! Get mischievous and rock out during the two-day Atlanta Mess-Around 2017, featuring a day show at 529 with The Chiefs, Watcher, Death Stuff and Mutual Jerk! Then make your way to The Earl for a night show with The Gories, Timmy’s Organism, Heavy Lids, Poison Rites, Vincas and more! Yacht Rock Revue performs Prince’s “PURPLE RAIN” at Piedmont Park! Boogie on down to Nemoe’s Tavern for a Speakeasy Swing Dance Party! Rock out blues-style with Siavash Ghomayshi at Center Stage! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Kenny Lattimore! Get weird in Hell at the Masquerade with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue! Jam it up with Dead Affect and Honeywood at the Red Clay Theatre! Come on out to Suntrust Park for a night with Billy Joel and Andrew McMahon In the Wilderness!  Venkman’s dishes out a night of Yacht Rock Schooner and Fire & The Knife! Get to the rockin’ root of it all with Donna Hopkins and Electric Codpiece at The Vista Room! Shimmy down to the Red Light Café as Sadie Hawkins presents her Cheap Thrills! Burlesque on a Budget event! Rock out with The Black Angels and A Place to Bury Strangers at the Variety Playhouse! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Blues it up with Cody Matlock at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or get the blues with George Hughley & The Shadows 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, April 29

It’s that time of year again, folks! Rock on down to the 46th Annual Inman Park Spring Festival, running through April 30, featuring 3 stages of live music, home tours, a street parade, an artist’s market and more! Rockin’ retro performances include, the Rainmen, 10 Degrees Off, Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck, Cledus Jeremiah Jones & The Spirit Bones, Reign & Revelry, Geoff Achison, Balalaika Fantasie, The Bitteroots, Solid State, Webb Wilder and more! Rock out with Day 2 of Atlanta Mess-Around 2017, featuring a day show at 529 with Night Birds, GG King, Unknown Sender, Glare, Art School Jocks and Hyena! Then make your way to The Earl for a night show with Redd Kross, Terry & Louie, The Cowboys, RMBLR, the Craig Brown Band and Uniform! Rock on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for BJ Wilbanks’ debut album release party! Get down with Dave Davies at City Winery! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with The Steel Wheels, Jonathan Byrd and Erick Baker! Get old school and countrified with Hank Williams, Jr. and Lee Brice at the Georgia World Congress Center! Or catch Levi Lowry & The Antique Rodeo Show at the Red Clay Theatre! Get some soul with the Ben Wade Band, Void Luna and Shreeps at the Red Light Café! Boogie down to Vinyl for the Disco Juice Anniversary Party! Jazz it up and get some soul with Christian McBride & Tip City and Khari Cabral Simmons at the Variety Playhouse! Or blues it up with The Vipers at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 30

Swing on by day 2 of the 46th Annual Inman Park Spring Festival featuring rockin’ performances by Uncle Don’s Band, Grut, Rumours, Kool Kat Andy Hawley’s Southern Ska Syndicate, MerryLeigh Giarra & After Six, the Georgia Soul Council, Joe Gransden & His 17-Piece Big Band, Hoodoo Moon and more! Get jazzy with the Jazz Epistles during the International Day of Jazz at the Rialto Center for the Arts! Get your fill of Neil Diamond at Philips Arena! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for the Wham Bam Glitter Glam Show featuring guest star Sadie Hawkins! The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presents an encore Classics Series’ screening of Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996) at 4pm (includes intermission)! The Freddy Jones Band dishes out a night of rockin’ blues with Brian Collins at City Winery! Get vintage with the Atlas Road Crew, Disco Tendencies and The Gypsies at Park Tavern! Blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, April 17-23, 2017

Posted on: Apr 17th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what we’ve dug up just for you in ATLRetro!

Monday, April 17

Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of George Sidney’s KISS ME KATE (1953) at 10:30am! Polka on down to Pallookaville for their Dyngus Day 2017 event at 6pm! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 15th anniversary screening of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001), screening through April 20! Krautrock it up at 529 with Acid Mothers Temple, Babylon and Reverends! Get some soul with Emily King at City Winery! CJ Ramone rocks out with Big Eyes and Skin Jobs at The Earl! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month! Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And get some soul with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, April 18

The Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets volcanic with their Classics Series’ screening of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’AVVENTURA (1960) at 7pm! Or make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for a screening of Mel BrooksBLAZING SADDLES (1974) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Riff Trax Live invades theatres across Atlanta with a screening of Amir Shervan’s SAMURAI COP (1989) 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Buckhead Backlot 6!] City Winery delivers a boot stompin’ night with Junior Brown! Get retrotastic with Bourgeois Mystic at the Red Light Café! The Fox Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s “Matilda: The Musical” through April 23! Get the blues with J. T. 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, April 19

Make your way to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for an encore screening of Mel BrooksBLAZING SADDLES (1974) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Get the blues and reggae it up with Vieux Farka Toure and Last Good Tooth at Terminal West! Get the blues with a splash of funk at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with Kool Kats Georgia Flood! 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, April 20

Surf on down to The Earl and rock out with Guitar Legend Dick Dale (see ATLRetro’s article on Dale here) and The Gartrells! Or boogie on down to The Star Bar for a night with Southern Culture on the Skids and The Wooly Bushmen! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so hula on down to Trader Vic’s for a night with Kool Kat Joshua Longino and The Disapyramids! Get classical with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Rocktopia Live: A Classical (R)evolution at Atlanta Symphony Hall! Get revived at the Clermont Lounge’s Grand Re-Opening featuring Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Riders Car Club! Get psychedelic with The Fritz, Bird Dog Jubilee and The Groove Orient at Aisle 5! City Winery dishes out The Everly Brother Experience with the Zmed brothers! Get traditional with Max Godfrey, Daryl Shawn and I Together S.O.U.L. at the Red Light Café! Funk it up with Kung Fu, Those Cats, and Dr. Strangelove at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with Jump, Little Children at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! 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, April 21

Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles and Hillbilly Casino rev it up at The Star Bar! Or surf on downstairs as Kool Kats Jeffrey Butzer and Chad Shivers bring Southern Surf Stomp! to the Little Vinyl Lounge featuring The Compartmentalizationalists, Genki Genki Panic, In Snow and Nikki Speake! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with Dan Random and Daniel Cowen! Bluegrass it up with Bluebilly Grit at the Crimson Moon Café! Jazz it up with Jason Collier at the High Museum! Sadie Hawkins shimmies on down to the Red Light Café with her Last Pasties Standing event! Rock out and groove on down to Centennial Olympic Park for the Sweetwater 420 Fest, jamming it up through April 23! Sweet & Sassy gets the blues 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, April 22

The early bird gets the vinyl! Make your way to Criminal Records for 2017’s Record Store Day celebration at 10am! Rock out at The Star Bar’s Planned Parenthood Benefit featuring Illegal Drugs, Midnight Larks, Hymen Moment, Bitter, Paralyzer, Anna Kramer and more! Creep on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS Music Video Dance Party featuring Goth, dark 80s and more! Rock out with Kool Kat Noelle Shuck with SheHeHe and more at 529! Jam it up with Bird Dog Jubilee at Vinyl! Rock out at Centennial Olympic Park for day two of the Sweetwater 420 Fest! Make your way to the Variety Playhouse for a night of ‘90s rock with Sister Hazel! Or blues it up with Dr. Dixon & The Operators at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up with Dusty Roads at Venkman’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

 


Sunday, April 23

Celebrate 50 years of Mike NicholsTHE GRADUATE (1967) 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Avenue Forsyth (Cumming)]! It’s your last chance to groove on down to Centennial Olympic Park for the Sweetwater 420 Fest! Make your way to The Vista Room for the Six String Syndicate! Blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, April 10-16, 2017

Posted on: Apr 9th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Shake a tail feather in Retro Atlanta this week! Come see what we’ve found for you!

Monday, April 10

Spend the night with Chris Shiflett at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Alpharetta Branch Library for a screening of George Cukor’s BORN YESTERDAY (1950) at 10:30am! Rock out at the Masquerade with The Mumzees, Terry Malts, Business of Dreams and more! Blues it up with Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Get funky and groove on down to Café 290 every second and fourth Monday of the month for a taste of Bumpin the Mango, ‘The groove that makes you want to move!” Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And get some soul with Larry Griffith at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Tuesday, April 11

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema gets melodramatic with their Classics Series with a screening of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s BLACK NARCISSUS (1947) at 7pm! Shimmy ‘n’ shake it up as Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spring your fling with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: April Showers event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! The Fox Theatre dishes out a night of folk, Baroque pop with The Decemberists! Rock on down to 529 for a night with The Rubs, Paralyzer and Bad Spell! Spend the night with the “Father of the Italian blues” Zucchero at Center Stage! Funk it up New Orleans-style with Jojo’s Slim Wednesday and Sam Holt at City Winery! Get sinister with a little ‘90s Romanian black metal with Negura Bunget and more at the Drunken Unicorn! Folk it up with Richard Shindell at Eddie’s Attic! Get the blues with J. T. Speed at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Blind Willie’s gets the blues with the Cody Matlock Band! 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, April 12

Raise a ruckus at The Earl with Rev. Hylton’s Tour Kick-Off Show featuring Kool Kat Caleb Warrant & The Gents, Cold Heart Canyon, Blood On The Harp and more! Sci-fi it up with a screening of Joel Silver’s THE MATRIX (1999) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth), 7:15pm! Make your way to 529 for a night with Weisshund, The 200s and Bird City! The Musical Box pays tribute to Genesis at Center Stage! Get the blues with a splash of funk at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack with Kool Kats Georgia Flood! Rock out with Anthrax at the Tabernacle! It’s a night of Bluegrass & Beyond at The Vista Room! Make your way to Blind Willie’s for a night with Danny Michel! 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, April 13

Riff Trax Live invades theatres across Atlanta with a screening of Amir Shervan’s SAMURAI COP (1989) 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); AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow); and AMC Buckhead Backlot 6! Rock out with Uncle Van & the Buzzards of Fuzz, Hot Ram and Trent Rice at The Earl! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a garage rock revival with Parker Gispert! Jam it up at Venkman’s with gr8FLdude & frenz! Groove on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! Stomp on down to the Red Light Café for a night with Malcolm Holcombe and Jared Tyler! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so rock out with a couple cocktails and The Sundogs at Trader Vic’s! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Get down with House Rocker Johnson & The Shadows at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern gets rockin’ with a little Chicago/Delta blues of The Breeze Kings! 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, April 14

It’s “Crackerjill Rockabilly Night” at The Star Bar with Rockabilly Kitty Rose, Kool Kat Caroline & The Ramblers and Crazy Man Crazy! New Wave it up with Yacht Rock Revue as they perform the Talking HeadsSTOP MAKING SENSE at Venkman’s! It’s a night of fuzzed out rock ‘n’ roll with The Weeks and The Lonely Biscuits at The Earl! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Suburban Tap (Marietta)! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 15th anniversary screening of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001), screening through April 15! Make your way to Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with 68-75, Kenny Howes & The Wow and Steve Baskin! Donna Hopkins and the Pussy Willows get the rockin’ roots at the Crimson Moon Café! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Leland Sundries and Todd Snider! Rock out with hits from the 50s-70s with The Way Back Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get folksy with Boo Reefa at Java Monkey! Bluegrass it up with Dusty Roads and C. J. Jones & The Spirit Bones at the Red Light Café! Interstellar Echoes pay tribute to Pink Floyd at The Vista Room! Blues it up with John Primer at Blind Willie’s! The Allman Brothers Tribute Band rocks out at Northside Tavern! Boogie on down to The Earl Smith Strand Theatre for a screening of Emile Ardolino’s DIRTY DANCING (1987) at 8pm! Spend the night with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Philips Arena! 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, April 15

Catch a wave and come on down to Trader Vic’s for The Surf Music Seminar featuring James Honeycutt! Rev on down to the Dixie Tavern for a night with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles! The BadAsh Allstar Team brings you their Women Rock Jam at Avondale Towne Cinema! Rock out with Michelle Malone and Drag the River at The Vista Room! Get heavy and rock out at Center Stage with Testament, Sepultura and Prong! Make your way to The Earl for a night with PLS PLS featuring this week’s KOOL KAT Dan Dixon (interview here!), Hank & Cupcakes and Fox Grin! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a night of the blues with Geoff Atchison & The Soul Diggers! Or blues it up with Frankie’s Blues Mission at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get your Americana fix with the Grassland String Band at the Red Clay Theatre! Sandra Hall & The Shadows dish out a night of bluesy goodness at Blind Willie’s! The Northside Tavern puts on their Annual Sean Costello Celebration featuring Donna Hopkins, the Cody Matlock Band, Danny Michel, Michael Delaney and Odd Man Out! Get old-timey at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre with The Strand Ole Opry! Make your way to Venkman’s for their Chicken Pickin’ Brunch featuring Sailing to Denver! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cormier Finch and Denim Arcade at Wild Wings Café in Dunwoody! Make your way to City Winery for a night with Todd Snider and Steve Poltz! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 16

Gypsy jazz it up with Kool Kat Amy Pike and the Bonaventure Quartet at Venkman’s! City Winery gets down with some old-time country vibes with Dale Watson & Ray Benson! Blues it up with Fat Back Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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, April 3-9, 2017

Posted on: Apr 2nd, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

April showers bring swell ATLRetro shenanigans! Get hep to the jive and come see what we’ve dug up for you!

Monday, April 3

Hey Daddy-O! Make your way to City Winery for a riotous night with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy! Make your way to The Plaza Theater for a 15th anniversary screening of Richard Kelly’s DONNIE DARKO (2001), screening through April 6! Get really retro with Greta Garbo and John Barrymore at the Alpharetta Branch Library’s screening of Edmund Goulding’s GRAND HOTEL (1932) at 10:30am! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month!  Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam!

Tuesday, April 4

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema kicks off their new Classics Series with a screening of Federico Fellini’s LA DOLCE VITA (1960) at 7pm! Get musical and make your way to the Fox Theatre for “HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH”! Get criminal at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern during their screening of Arthur Penn’s classic BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Get the blues with Coco Montoya at City Winery! Americana on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for a night with Blake Rainey, Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery and The 19 Hands! Get to jammin’ with Rusted Root at Terminal West! 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, April 5

Sci-fi it up with a screening of Ridley Scott’s BLADE RUNNER (The Final Cut) (1982) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth), 7:15pm! Or catch a TCM Big Screen Classics screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959) 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); Georgian Stadium 14 (Newnan); AMC Avenue Forsyth 12 (Cumming); and AMC Southlake Pavilion 24 (Morrow)! Rock out with The Roomsounds and Roadside Glorious at The Earl! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a night of folksy soul with Ben Sollee! Get down to 529 for a night with Eugene Chadbourne and the Merle Haggard Memorial Orchestra! Get criminal at the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern during their encore screening of Arthur Penn’s classic BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967) during their Retro Cinema series at 7:30pm! Psyche rock it up with Black P*ssy at The Star Bar! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Boogie on down to East Atlanta’s Graveyard Tavern for their Graveyard Swing Night, held the first Wednesday of every month, promising an evening of swingin’ jazz and jive with the Savoy Kings! 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, April 6

Get hellacious and rev on down to The Star Bar for a night with The Living Deads, V8 Death Car, Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho-Devilles, and Crypt 24! Hilarity ensues with Cineprov at The Plaza Theater as they riff Randal Kleiser’s THE BOY IN THE PLASTIC BUBBLE (1976) at 7pm! Kick off The Highlander’s 25th Anniversary Weekend with Highlander25 multi-media art show and kick-off party! Twang on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with Bogey & the Viceroy at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple cocktails! Get your folk rock fix with Aaron Lee Tasjan and Jon Latham at The Earl! Eddie’s Attic dishes out a night of folksy soul with Ben Sollee! Stomp on down to Venkman’s for a night with the Rumpke Mountain Boys! Get intergalactic with The Space Time Travelers at Avondale Towne Cinema! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! 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, April 7

Catch The Whiskey Gentry’s album release party with Kool Kat Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics and The Darnell Boys at Center Stage! Raise a ruckus at The Star Bar with Kool Kats Blackfoot Gypsies, the Stacktone Slims and Phill Reynolds! Oompa Loompa it up at SCADShow with their screening of Mel Stuart’s WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (1971) at 7pm! Folk it up with Leo Kottke and Keller Williams at the Variety Playhouse! It’s a night of rockin’ vintage doo-wop with Shannon & The Clams, Small Reactions and Art School Jocks at The Earl! Get rootsy with Cody Marlowe at Eddie’s Attic! Make your way to the Drunken Unicorn for a night with The Octopus Project, Kool Kat Jeffrey Butzer & the Bicycle Eaters and more! Funk it up with the Atlanta Funk Society at Venkman’s! Rock out with Bas Clas at Avondale Towne Cinema! Have a laugh or two with Jerry Seinfeld at the Fox Theatre! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, April 8

Get your ‘80s fix and spend the night with Duran Duran at Chastain Park! Get Drawn & Disorderly with our pal and Kool Kat Chris Hamer (UrbnPop) and more at the Red Brick Brewing Company! Psycho surf it up as Daikaiju attacks The Star Bar with Lazer/Wulf, Pirato Ketchup, El Capitan & The Reluctant Sadists and more! Kool Kat VJ Anthony brings you his 80s New Wave Music Video Dance Party: Duran Duran edition at Amsterdam Atlanta at 10pm! Get some soul with Travis Smith and more at the Red Light Café! Get your psyche pop fix with The Zombies for their Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary Finale Tour at the Variety Playhouse! Get brassy with the Black Sheep Ensemble and Sehwe Village Percussion at Smith’s Olde Bar! Rock out with The Skylarks and Bark at Kavarna! Sleaze it up with Gunpowder Gray, Dead Red Flowers and more at 529! Bluegrass it up with Banjolicious during Venkman’s Chicken Pickin’ Brunch, followed by Acoustic Beatles with Nick Niespodziani and the Elegant Bachelors presenting their Paul (McCartney) vs. Paul (Simon) show! Eighties it up with Electric AvenueThe 80s MTV Experience at The Vista Room! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 9

Banjo it up with The Molsky Mountain Drifters at the Red Light Café! Get revived at Eddie’s Attic with a Gospel Brunch featuring “The American Songbird of the South” Myrna Clayton, Harrold Holloway and Jillian Loux! And come back later that night for Boy Named Banjo! Jazz it up with Trey Dahl and his Quintet at Venkman’s! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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! I

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

 

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 27-April 2, 2017

Posted on: Mar 27th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Come see what we’ve dug up just for you in ATLRetro This Week!

Tuesday, March 28

Folk it up with Six Organs of Admittance and Duet for Theramin Lap and Steel at The Earl! Bluegrass on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Old Salt Union, Brian Elmquist and Jenni Lyn Gardner! Pop on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with The Magnetic Fields! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys 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, March 29

Get the rockin’ blues with Davin McCoy at Eddie’s Attic! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! 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, March 30

It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Make your way to Grady High School and Meet the Authors of Black Speculative Fiction, including Milton Davis, Kool Kat Balogun Ojetade, Gerald Coleman, Valjeanne Jeffers and more! Get your Cretan lute fix with Xylouris White and White Magic at The Earl! Rock out with Los Lobos at City Winery! The Masquerade dishes out a night of gritty garage punk-y grass with Strung Like a Horse and Bella’s Bartok! Stomp on down to Terminal West for a night with Whiskey Myers and The Steel Woods! Or make your way to Venkman’s for a night with Jackson County Line! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Star Bar with The Hooten Hallers, Andrea Colburn & Her Low Standards and more! It’s Mai Tai Thursday and a night of Dick Dale-esque shenanigans so get swanky with Grinder Nova 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, March 31

Videodrome (JavaDrome) continues their Frank Perry retrospective with a screening of his THE SWIMMER (1968) at 8:30pm, with an introduction by Justin Bozung, Perry’s official biographer, and out soon-to-be Kool Kat of the Week! Get experimental and make your way to the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center for Kool Kat Andy Ditzler’s Film Love Presents: The Most Human Desire event, focusing on the films of Chick Strand! Rock out with the Starbenders at Avondale Towne Cinema! Orchestra Noir, The Atlanta African-American Orchestra invite you to “A Night at the Symphony” at Center Stage! Funk it up at City Winery with Paul & Fred and the New Orleans Suspects! Get to bluegrassin’ with Noam Pikelny at The Earl! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Café for Twirly Whirly Burly-Q featuring classic burlesque with a classic twirl! Folk rock it up with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Atlanta Symphony Hall! It’s a rockin’ feud at the Variety Playhouse with Led Zeppelin vs. The Who performed by Yacht Rock Revue, with special guest Peter Stroud! Spend the night with Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’ and Five-Eight at The Vista Room! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, April 1

Get intergalactic at 529 with W8ing4UFOs, Shawnthony Calypso, the 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra and Kool Kat Aileen Loy with Till Someone Loses and Eye! Skank on down to City Winery for a night with Kool Kat Rev. Andy and the Southern Ska Syndicate! Don’t be the fool who misses Kool Kat “Big Mike” Geier a.k.a. Puddles Pity Party at Center Stage! Or geek it up at Studio Space Atlanta for Hair of the Dragon VI, the premiere costume studio party! Jam it up with Dead Affect with special guest Honeywood at Avondale Towne Cinema! Spend the night with Radiohead at Philips Arena! Rock out with Drivin’ ‘n’ Cryin’ and Five-Eight at The Vista Room! Come on out to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Michelle Malone, Gareth Asher and more! Blues it up with Rough Draft at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, April 2

Head on down to City Winery for a night with Micky Dolenz! Get down with tunes of the ‘60s and ‘70s with Boomers Gone Wild at the Crimson Moon Café! Rock out with The Flaming Lips at the Tabernacle! Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! Blues it up with Fatback Deluxe at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

 

 

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 20-26, 2017

Posted on: Mar 19th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

Get to shakin’ This Week in ATLRetro! From the weird and the horrorific, to honkytonk shenanigans and classic cinema, we’ve dug it all up just for you!

Monday, March 20

Blues it up folk-style with M. Ward at City Winery! Get witchy at the Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge during the Bleux Stockings Society, Volume 12: Magic event! Catch a screening of Fred Zinnemann’s A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (1966) at the Alpharetta Branch Library at 10:30am! The Masquerade dishes out a night with ‘60’s rock girl-esque group The Regrettes and Active Bird Community! Swing on by Big Band Night featuring Joe Gransden and his amazing 16-member orchestra at Café 290 every first and third Monday of the month!  Skye Paige, “Queen of Slide Guitar” rocks out at the Little Vinyl Lounge! Get to the root of it all with Brandon Reeves at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 21

Rock out at the Drunken Unicorn with the Cosmonauts, The Molochs and Black Linen! Skip school and head to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of John Hughes’ eighties classic, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Stomp on down to City Winery for a night with Robert Earl Keen! Get some psychedelic soul with Chicano Batman at The Earl! Spend the night with James McCartney at Eddie’s Attic! Win a buck or two at the Fox Theatre during The Price is Right Live! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Andrew Black gets the old-school blues at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out Teenage Fanclub’s “BANDWAGONESQUE”! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 22

Get mischievous with Cold Heart Canyon, Blood on the Harp and Urban Pioneers in The Basement! Get your garage rock fix with The Mystery Lights, The Nude Party and Reverends at 529! All work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, so have some creepy fun and make your way to Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) for a screening of  Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING (1980) at at 7:15pm! Get some classic soul ‘n’ funk with Nick & The Grooves at Avondale Towne Cinema! Skip school and head to the Northlake Festival Movie Tavern for their screening of John Hughes’ eighties classic, FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1986) during their “Classic Films on the Big Screen” series at 7:30pm! Stomp on down to City Winery for an encore performance by Robert Earl Keen! Folk it up with Caroline Spence, Brian Revels, Mike Love and Sol Seed at Eddie’s Attic! Kool Kat Scott Glazer’s Mojo Dojo dishes out a night of blues and southern soul at Blind Willie’s! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! 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, March 23

It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Get some southern fried funky soul with Secondhand Swagger at Venkman’s! Make your way to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Cracker! The Mark Twain of Americana Paul Thorn makes his way to City Winery! Rock out with Sacred Leather, Gunpowder Gray and Sadistic Ritual at 529! Spend the night with Pierre Bensusan at Eddie’s Attic! Folk it up with Le Vent du Nord at the Red Clay Theatre! Southern Avenue dishes out a night of funky soul at Smith’s Olde Bar! Head on down to the Variety Playhouse for a night with Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers! Twang on down to the Red Light Café for their Bluegrass Pickin’ Party! Funk it up with DJ Cozy Shawn’s P-Funk Night at Elmyr! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with the Knotty Boys at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple 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! Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck and the Atlanta Horns fire up the rockin’ blues 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, March 24

Get weird and mingle with some killer Weird Fiction/Spec-Lit writers from across the country during The Out Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird’s Pre-Party (more info on the full event covered below) at My Parents’ Basement! Rock out at The Star Bar for a night with Rodney “Pie Man” Henry with Western Star, Black Cat Rising and Sash the Bash! Get down and funk it up with the Charles Walker Band and The Wasted Potential Brass Band at Venkman’s! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Mike Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts and the John Pagano Band! Shimmy on down to City Winery for Wasabassco Burlesque featuring Kool Kat Talloolah Love and more! Rock on down to Avondale Towne Cinema for Prog Rock Live Night 2017! Catch a few Summer Sunsets with Yacht Rock Schooner at Park Tavern! Come on out to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Loudon Wainwright III! Get your Americana fix with Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Red Clay Theatre! George Hughley & The Shadows get down at Blind Willie’s! Blues it up with The Kerry Hill Band at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! 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, March 25

ATLRetro is a proud sponsor of The Out Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird as it gets bizarre and lands in Atlanta at Decatur CoWorks, featuring panels, readings and more featuring 19 Weird Fiction/Spec-Lit writers from across the country, including our soon-to-be Kool Kat, Atlanta’s own Michael Wehunt, Kool Kat Balogun Ojetade, ATLRetro’s own publisher and bloggess in charge Anya Martin, Gerald Coleman, Milton Davis, TOD producer and host Scott Nicolay and more! Spook on down to The Plaza Theater for the 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival’s horror block, FEAR HAUS, hosted by Blair Bathory and Drew Sawyer with guest of honor Luchagore! Make some noise with Dinosaur Jr. and Easy Action at the Variety Playhouse! Fritz Lang it up at The Earl Smith Strand Theatre’s 90th Anniversary screening of his sci-fi classic, METROPOLIS (1927) at 7:30pm! Get horrorific and rock out at The Highlander with Crypt 24, Drop Dead Nasty and The Cherry Bomb! Get weird ‘n’ artsy at The Odd’s End Curiosity Shop’s Art at the End, Vol. III event! Get your zombie fix with the Atlanta Film Festival’s screening of SPRING BREAK ZOMBIE MASSACRE at the Avondale Towne Cinema presented by Kool Kat Shane Morton, a.k.a. ghost host with the most, Prof. Morte and his GOGO Ghouls, with Kool Kat Madeline Brumby and Allison Maier and more at 5:30/8:30pm! Rock out at The Star Bar with Hank & The Cupcakes, Kool Kat Adam McIntyre with The Pinx, The Stir and the Buzzards of Fuzz! Get really retro and dance like it’s 1799 at an English Country Dance Class with ECD Atlanta at the Decatur Recreation Center! Slim Chance & the Convicts celebrate 30 years with a performance of their 1996 album “TWANG PEAKS” at Kavarna! Come out and play at the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, running through March 26, featuring retro tunes by Dyn-O-Mite, Housebroken, Kool Kat Blair Crimmins & The Hookers and more! Hillbilly it up at the Red Light Café for a night with Tony Levitas & The Levitations and Roadkill Debutante! It’s Beatlemania at the Red Clay Theatre with Forever Abbey Road! Get morose and boogie on down to Amsterdam Atlanta for Kool Kat VJ Anthony’s COFFIN CLASSICS: Goth Industrial Music Video Dance Night! Get mischievous with The Platinum Boys at 529! Come on out to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Loudon Wainwright III and Leyla McCalla! Get folksy with Cicada Rhythm at Terminal West! Get funky at The Vista Room for a night with The Sundogs and Dyn-O-Mite! Or make your way to the Northside Tavern as Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck fires it up with his rockin’ blues! Blues it up with the Juke Joint Jukes at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Big Bill Morganfield at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 26

Come out for day 2 of the 3rd Annual Brookhaven Cherry Blossom Festival, featuring retro tunes by Willie Ziavino & the C.O.T. Band, The Breeze Kings, Gurufish, Ed Roland & The Sweet Tea Band and more! Get down with Cracker at City Winery! Boogie on down to Smith’s Olde Bar for Sadie HawkinsElectric Glitterland Rock ‘n’ Roll Cabaret. Get sweet and low down blues-style at the Northside Tavern with Uncle Sugar! Blues it up with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!


Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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! I

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

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This Week in ATLRetro, March 13-19, 2017

Posted on: Mar 12th, 2017 By:

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

This Week in Retro Atlanta is the Kat’s Meow! Come see all the shakin’ shenanigans we’ve found for you! From honkytonk hootenannies to rockin’ garage, glam ‘n’ punk, we’ve got you covered!

Monday, March 13

Rock out with the Crocodiles, AJ Davila, Sash the Bash and Low Valley Hearts at The Earl! Gets some rockin’ soul with the Devon Allman Band at City Winery! Get folksy with the Riverside Joyride, Brad Parsons and Jack’s River Band at Smith’s Olde Bar! 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 Bill Sheffield at Blind Willie’s! Boogie on down to the Northside Tavern and spend an evening with Lola at her famous Monday Night Northside Jam! And blues on down to Fat Matt’s Rib Shack as they dish out The Pork Bellys and a plate full ‘o finger lickin’ BBQ!

Tuesday, March 14

Shimmy ‘n’ shake it up as Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and her burly-Q gals of Syrens of the South spring your fling with their Tease Tuesday Burlesque: Spring Fling! event, shakin’ it up at the Red Light Café! Get down with Raul Midon at City Winery! Glam it up and spend the night with Bryan Ferry and Judith Owen at the Tabernacle! Rock on down to The Earl for a night with Pony League, Motel Radio and the High Divers! Make your way to Philips Arena for a Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience featuring Ramin Djawadi! Get down and dirty with Gray & The Bad Boys at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Laugh it up with Perfect Strangers Improv Perfect Strangers & Friends event! Jam it up with Joe Gransden and his jazz jam session at Venkman’s every Tuesday! Eric Sommer dishes out the blues at Blind Willie’s! The Star Bar delivers a night of retro shenanigans with their Downtown Tuesday Night Dance Party featuring retro-soul, funk, ‘80s, ‘90s and more!  Or come down to the Little Vinyl Lounge for Kenny’s Record Club featuring Kenny Howes dishin’ out The Pretenders’ Debut Album! And as always, groove on down with Swami Gone Bananas at the Northside Tavern!

Wednesday, March 15

Get old-timey and folk it up with Saw Black, Ben Trickey, John Vournakis and Lebo Jenkins at 529! Spend the night with Kevn Kinney (Drivin’ n Cryin’) at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with Martin Barre at Smith’s Olde Bar! Catch a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968) at Studio Movie Grill (Alpharetta/Duluth) at 7:15pm! Vinyl dishes out a night of folksy tunes with Paper Bird! Groove on down to The Star Bar for Romeo Cologne’s Granny Panty Hootenanny with DJ Quasi Mandisco! The Hollidays deliver a night of rhythm ‘n’ soul and rock ‘n’ roll at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Bluegrass it up at The Vista Room with The Vista Stringband! Get down with Bob Page 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, March 16

Spook it up and rock out with Weird Omen, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, Nate & The Nightmares and Deadly Lo-Fi at The Star Bar! Get old-timey and bluegrass it up with The Dustbowl Revival and The John Stickley Trio at The Earl! Or catch the Georgia Mountain String Band and City Hotel at Eddie’s Attic! It’s a hootenanny and a half at The Vista Room with Kool Kat Col. Bruce Hampton & the Madrid Express! Spend the night with Regina Spektor at the Tabernacle! It’s Mai Tai Thursday, so get swanky with Bogey & the Viceroy at Trader Vic’s and throw back a couple 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, March 17

Rock on down to The Star Bar for their St. Pat’s Jerzfest Day 1 featuring a hellacious night with The Stacktone Slims, Night Terrors, The Crush and The Unsatisfied and more! Get your bizarre circus side-show fix at the Dixie Tavern with the Southern Fried Rock ‘n’ Roll Show featuring Captain & Maybelle, Bigfoot, Kool Kat the Casket Creatures and more! Get your ‘60s and ‘70s rock fix with The Rainmen and Kitten Fontaine at Avondale Towne Cinema! Jamie Laval dishes out a night of Irish folk at the Crimson Moon Café! Stomp on down to Eddie’s Attic for a night with Antigone Rising and Mike Farris! Jazz it up with David Potter at the High Museum! Rock out folk-style with The Mulligan Brothers at the Red Clay Theatre! Get the old-time Delta blues at the Red Light Café with the Steel City Jug Slammers, The Brookses and Moses Nesh! The Vista Room gets down with a night of Chicago/Delta blues with The Breeze Kings! Make your way to the Fox Theatre for their presentation of “ANNIE” through March 19! Blind Willie’s St. Patty’s it up with Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck & the Atlanta Horns! Blues it up with Mr. Chapman’s Quarterly Review at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack! Get the blues with Stoney Brooks at the Northside Tavern! And as always, time-warp it up and get naughty with some uber musically-inclined transsexual aliens at The Plaza Theater as they continue their tradition of screening THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975) every Friday night, featuring the live cast of Lips Down on Dixie at midnight!

Saturday, March 18

Honkytonk on down to the Avondale Towne Cinema for a night with The Western Sizzlers, Skye Paige and Donnie Picou! Day 2 of The Star Bar’s St. Pat’s Jerzfest cow punks it up with Nine Pound Hammer, Crank County Daredevils, Bad Spell, Dusty Booze & The Baby Haters, JJ & The Hustlers and more! Boogie woogie on down to the Northside Tavern’s Chicken Raid 2017 featuring Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, Bill Sheffield, Steve “The Blues Dude”, Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck, Robert Lee Coleman, the Wasted Potential Brass Band, Roy Lee Johnson, Chickens and Pigs, Essie Mae Brooks, Mandi Strachota, Cool John Ferguson, Albert White and more! Glam it up with the BadAsh All Star Team’s David Bowie Jam at the Red Light Café! Make your way to The Space’s (A Movement Arts Studio) Movie Night featuring four themed acts based on Rob Reiner’s classic, THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987), followed by a screening of the film! Cabaret it up at the Shakespeare Tavern with Sex Ed Burlesque, presented by Bettie Bullet! ATL Collective gets down with the Beastie Boys’ “LICENSED TO ILL” at the Buckhead Theatre! Stomp on down to the Crimson Moon Café for a night with Michelle Malone and Antigone Rising! It’s a night of old-time rockabilly and country with Roxie Watson and Patrick Davis at Eddie’s Attic! Rock out with At the Drive In at the Tabernacle! Get funky with the Naughty Professor at Terminal West! Fat Matt’s Rib Shack dishes out a night of outlaw blues with Blue Roads! Get the blues with Jarekus Singleton at Blind Willie’s! St. James Live! delivers their Tribute to the Legends night every Saturday night!

Sunday, March 19

Day 2 of the Northside Tavern’s Chicken Raid 2017 gets down with Essie Mae Brooks, the Radio Ramblers, Skye Paige, Nate Nelson, Swami Gone Bananas, Lola, Eddie Tigner, The Rockaholics, Uncle Sugar and more! Blues it up with 10,000 Pontiacs at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack!

Ongoing

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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