This Week in ATLRetro, July 5-11, 2021

by Melanie Crew
Managing Editor

We at ATLRetro care about your health and well-being, so This Week we are bringing you our next installment of our Home-Edition, a week’s worth of hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and/or safely socially distanced!

Manic Monday, July 5

Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer! Get weird and wonderful with Edgar Wright’s THE SPARKS BROTHERS (2021) screening at Midtown Art Cinema this week! Post-punk it up and catch a digital screening (iTunes, Amazon, etc.) of Matt Hinton’s newest documentary, PARALLEL LOVE (2021), which delves deep into the strange and bizarre lives of a small-town Georgia band! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! Check out Laces’ “Almost Happy” featuring Butch Walker! Glam rock it up with Art d’Ecco’s cover of “That’s Entertainment!” Marc Ribler (Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Carole King, etc.) releases a new solo album, THE WHOLE WORLD AWAITS YOU on July 16. Atlanta-based new wave punk band Lesibu Grand has released their newest single “Not Sweet Enough.” 

Timeless Tuesday, July 6

Midtown Art Cinema screens Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary portrait, TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION (2020) this week! Or catch a screening of Questlove’s SUMMER OF SOUL (2021), documenting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, screening this week! Psych it up as MONSTERWATCH shares EP via Rebel Noise, NOISE YOU WILL NEVER CARE ABOUT, out now! Frenchy and the Punk release their Emma Peel-themed video for “Emma Bella Citronella!” The Psychedelic Furs share new video for “Wrong Train” out now! Get old-school with L.A.’s Gretchen Lieberum (Maya Rudolph, Wendy/Prince) and her new album, THIS MAY ONLY BE A DREAM. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST: THE LIFE OF ACTOR JIM VARNY continues their virtual fundraiser campaign for the documentary here! Get your Americana fix as Envoy Records announce their debut release, a split single featuring “Phoenix” by Elijah Ocean and “Let’s Go” by Peter Donovan, available now! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!

Way Back Wednesday, July 7

Get your Swing fix in the comfort of your own home every Wednesday, with WE Swing Dance’s Online Dance at 7pm! Or swing on down to 57th Fighter Group Restaurant for West Coast Swing Wednesdays at 6:30pm! Get jazzy and live stream (or in person) the Gordon Vernick Quartet hosted by the Red Light Café at 9pm! Drive-By TruckersJay Gonzalez shares duet with Michael Cerveris, Crying Through the Wall” streaming now with new album, BACK TO THE HIVE out now! New-Wave it up with Ronna Reason’s single “American Queen” and check out her self-titled debut EP! James Levy shares a new single and video, “Fool” from forthcoming LP SOLDIER out on Side Hustle Records! Stay Free Recordings has just released a new collaboration and single, “Consequences Coming,” from punk pioneer and former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock and gamed guitarist Earl Slick!  

Throwback Thursday, July 8

Get criminal and catch a 55th Anniversary screening of Seijun Suzuki’s TOKYO DRIFTER (1966) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 7:30pm, and stick around because Videodrome’s PLAZADROME is back and you won’t want to miss their presentation of Douglas Burke’s SURFER TEEN CONFRONTS FEAR (2018) at 9:30pm! Hometowns to Hollywood, LLC presents their online event, The Women Who Built Hollywood at 2pm! Rock out online with The Stadium tour: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett at 5:30pm! Or grunge it up with Pearl Jam – BST Hyde Park Live online at 11pm! Ann Wilson opens the vault to pre-Heart era recordings! New EP of unheard archival songs from the rock and roll icon’s first band, The Daybreaks, is available now digitally with Limited Edition 10” vinyl available for pre-orders! Boogie down and check out Jazz Beat Productions’ new podcast, Doc’s Jazz Beat with host Doc Robinson! Boogie down during the 80s Alternative New Wave Synth Pop online event every Thursday at 10pm! Eighties-esque Adult Books share sophomore album GRECIAN URN – check out single, “Florence!” Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! Make your way to Smith’s Olde Bar for their retrotastic Thursday Throwdown

Freaky Friday, July 9

Kool Kat Nicole Givens Kurtz and Mocha Memoir Press present their virtual Hot Summer Horror event, featuring author readings, giveaways, trivia and more at 6pm! Make your way to Out Front Theatre for their presentation of ICONS: A Celebration of Black Legends! Get rocked with Fiend Without a Face, Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah and more at Bogg’s Social & Supply! Slink on down to the Heretic for RITUAL: Horns and Halos (Goth Industrial Night)! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! Get rocked online with Pearl Jam and The Pixies – BST Hyde Park Live at 11pm! Atlanta’s Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel release new album, OUMUAMUA now! Check out their single, “Vesta!” Prog-rock it up with another track release, “The Wall (Live 2019-20)” from Kansas’s upcoming live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out today! Rock out and get some soul as Atlanta’s Lynx Deluxe’s JUNGLELAND debuts on Drivin N Cryin Records! DJ FernandoF brings you Flashback Friday, with a live video blend of 70s, 80s, 90s and more at Hot Betty’s Breakfast Bar in Tucker!

Swell Saturday, July 10

Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for a 35mm indoor screening of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO (1961) at 4pm! Darkwave it up with Gothicat Festival #7 online at 10am! Get your vintage car fix with the July Tucker Cruise-In on Main Street in Tucker at 11am! St. Lenox is reborn through Dungeons & Dragons, via his single “Teenage Eyes!” Boogie down during an 80s Video Dance Party online at 9pm! Atlanta’s dim releases new single “Break You Down” streaming everywhere! Violet Island release cover of A-Ha’s Take On Me! Dark Horse Records celebrates new Joe Strummer collection, ASSEMBLY, out now!  American Television pay tribute to Black Flag, Bad Religion and more on their new LP, ADOLESCENCE out now!

Science ‘n’ more Sunday, July 11

Rock out with The Disco Cowboy during The Earl’s 22nd Anniversary Party with Gentleman Jesse, the Country Westerns,Tag Team and more! Spend the night with Howard Hewett at City Winery! George Harrison’s masterpiece, ALL THINGS MUST PASS, is celebrated with suite of new 50th Anniversary editions [Super Deluxe Edition of landmark 1970 solo album collects 70 tracks over five CDS or eight LPS including 42 previously unreleased demo recordings, session outtakes and studio jams]! Sixties/ seventies-inspired indie popper, Stacey, shares new single and video, “Strange (But I Like it),” out now! Swedish psychedelic indie-rock outfit La Fleur Fatale release anniversary single and music video, ”Skydancer!”

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