This Week in ATLRetro, July 12-18, 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 12

Get artsy and check out Hammonds House Museum’s exhibit, Departure by Charly Palmer! Catch a screening of Questlove’s SUMMER OF SOUL (2021), documenting the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, screening this week at Midtown Art Cinema! Les Agamemnonz share new single “Artemis” and new album AMATEURS out now! 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 13

Hometowns to Hollywood, LLC presents their online event Silent Clowns: Chaplin, Keaton & Lloyd at 7:30pm! Take a Virtual Tour of the Taj Mahal at 5pm! Check out the virtual The Mads: A Night of Shorts 4 – Live Riffing with MST3K’s The Mads! at 8pm! Shimmy on down to the Red Light Cafe with Kool Kat Katherine Lashe and Tease Tuesday Burlesque! Or 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! Legendary folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards returns with a self-penned new album, RIGHT WHERE I AM! 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 14

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! Join WUSSY MAG at the Plaza Theatre for a 15th Anniversary screening of David Frankel’s THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (2006) indoors at 7pm! Have a bloody good time with a Free Online Riff of TRUE BLOOD at 9pm! 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 15

Make your way to the Plaza Theatre for screenings of Beth B.’s documentary, LYDIA LUNCH: THE WAR IS NEVER OVER (2019) at 5:30pm, a 35mm screening of Akira Kurosawa’s YOJIMBO (1961) at 7:30pm and William Friedkin’s TO LIVE OR DIE IN L.A. (1985) at 10pm! Get some old-school soul with Nanseera Wolff at Eddie’s Attic! Jazz it up with Nils at Suite Food Lounge! Check out Texas Public Radio’s virtual Summer Night City ft. Zydeco Blanco at 8pm! Get rocked with Mastadon virtually, at the Georgia Aquarium! 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 16

Have a hootenanny and a half with Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and The Ghost Riders Car Club Live at the Tin Roof Cantina! Get rocked at the Star Bar with Killer Hearts (Houston, TX), Ladrones and Mala Vista (New York) with DJ Teddy Spaghetty! Marshall Charloff’s Purple Piano pays tribute to Prince at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Rev on down to The Strand Theatre in Marietta for their Sing Along with Grease! At 8pm! Check out Debra of America’s Concerts to Cure at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville featuring The Disco Biscuits! Get old-school with John R. Miller at Eddie’s Attic! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! 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 live album POINT OF KNOW RETURN LIVE & BEYOND out now! 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 17

Make your way to Midtown Art Cinema for their Summer Mega Matinees Series featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984) at 11am! Get bizarre and catch a 35mm screening of Alejandro Jodorowsky’s THE HOLY MOUNTAIN (1973) at the Plaza Theatre at 9:30pm! Glam it up with Faster Pussycat, Enuff Z’Nuff and Kicken’ Valentina at 37 Main Avondale Estates! Get intergalactic and catch a Free Online Riff of E.T. at 9m! Get rocked with 96 Replay paying tribute to the 80s and 90s at Dixie Tavern! JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) announces New LP FUNGUS SHUI out Aug. 21 and shares single “Gittin It!” Make your way to The Strand Theatre as The Georgia Player’s Guild brings you The Music of the Eagles! 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 18

Make your way to Midtown Art Cinema for their Summer Mega Matinees Series featuring a screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989) at 11am! Catch a free online event Dylan Shadow Kingdom, an exclusive broadcast event at 2pm! 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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