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

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

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

Movie Madness & More Monday, April 20

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

Timeless Tuesday, April 21

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

Way Back Wednesday, April 22

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

Throwback Thursday, April 23

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

Freaky Friday, April 24

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

Scintillating Saturday, April 25

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

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, April 26

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

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

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

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