This Week in ATLRetro, August 16-22, 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 filled with a week’s worth of hootenannies and shenanigans you can experience straight from your couch and/or safely socially distanced (One helluva hybrid!)

Monday, August 16

Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday!

Tuesday, August 17

Spend the night with James Taylor at the Infinite Energy Center! Hometowns to Hollywood, LLC brings you their online event, The History of the Hollywood Musical at 8pm! 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!

Wednesday, August 18

Get your Americana fix with The Dustbowl Revival at Eddie’s Attic! Geek it up at Battle & Brew during their CASTLEVANIA TRIVIA night at 8pm! 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! Catch Dr. Temple Grandin’s online event, The Autistic Brain Webinar at 12pm! 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!  

Thursday, August 19

Surf on down to the Star Bar for a night with Kool Kat Chad Shivers & The Frigidaires, Genki Genki Panic and Loony! Spend the night with Langhorne Slim at Terminal West! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)! Get countrified and spend the night with Rodney Crowell at City Winery! Jazz it up with Brian Simpson at Suite Food Lounge! 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! 

Friday, August 20

Get rocked with The El Caminos, The Fill Ins and Massive 45s at the Star Bar! Stomp on down to The Earl for a night with Scott H. Biram, Andrea & Mud and Lonesome Valley! Bluegrass it up and make your way to Twain’s for an Americana Jubilee with Dusty Roads! Get 90’s rocked and celebrate 25 years of JAGGED LITTLE PILL with Alanis Morrisette and Garbage at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Boogie down at The Strand Theatre in Marietta during Jukebox Giants: Motown & More! Jazz it up with the Joe Gransden Quartet at the High Museum of Art! Colin Hay rocks out at City Winery! Jam it up with Spaghetti Western at Steady Hand Beer, Co.! Get some southern soul with Gareth Asher at Eddie’s Attic! Interstellar Echoes pays tribute to Pink Floyd at Terminal West! Atlanta’s Lindsay Jarman dishes out a throwback to lounge-y jazz grooves and alt-folk soul with her LP THE GALLERY, out today! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)! 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!

Saturday, August 21

Get down with Ray Wylie Hubbard (Lost Gonzo Band) at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the Piedmont Park Arts Festival, through Aug. 22! Make your way to the Outer Space at Waller’s Coffee Shop for their Artist Market Saturday event, every Saturday from 10am – 2pm, with live music featuring Charles Absher! The Beverly Atlanta brings you their I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party every Saturday! Spend the night with Blackberry Smoke at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Feminenergy: Queens of Summer rock out at Smith’s Olde Bar! Get your 60s/70s rock fix with The Rainmen at Tin roof Cantina! Catch A Jazzy All White Affair with the Dwan Bosman Quartet at the Red Light Café! Battle & Brew brings you their Anime Cosplay Night at 8pm! Catch the New Wave with Electric Avenue at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park! Atlanta Symphony Hall delivers a night out with Melissa Etheridge! Eighties it up with Kool Kat Becky Cromier Finch and Arcade Denim at Rock ‘n’ Taco in Roswell! Stomp on down to North Highland Park for a night with Ben Bostick! Check out Concerts to Cure at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville featuring Tedeschi Trucks, Fireside Live and The Gabe Dixon Band! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)! Boogie down at The Strand Theatre in Marietta during Jukebox Giants: Motown & More

Sunday, August 22

Gary Mullen & The Works brings you One Night of Queen at Atlanta Symphony Hall Live! Take a walk into the wilds and make your way to the Fernbank forest Night Walk at 7:30pm! B-Movie Bonfire brings you an online screening of Arch Hall Sr.’s EEGAH! (1962) at 9:30pm! Boogie down at The Strand Theatre in Marietta during Jukebox Giants: Motown & MoreThe Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)! 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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