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

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Monday Madness, April 6

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

Tune It Up Tuesday, April 7

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

Way Back Wednesday, April 8

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

Throwback Thursday, April 9

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

Fiercely Weird ‘n’ Fun Friday, April 10

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

Spooktastic Saturday, April 11

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

Sci-Fi ‘n’ more Sunday, April 12

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


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

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

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