This Week in ATLRetro, August 23-29, 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 23

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

Tuesday, August 24

Hometowns to Hollywood, LLC brings you their online event, Fins, Furs and Feathers: A-List Animals at 8pm! Reggae it up with Jah Sun & The Rising Tide at Smith’s Olde Bar! Quest on down to The Nest in Kennesaw for The Lord of the Rings Trivia! Legendary folk singer-songwriter Jonathan Edwards returns with a self-penned new album, RIGHT WHERE I AM! Stay Free Recordings releases BARMY LSD ARMY from acclaimed British street artist and Electronic musician Charles Uzzell Edwards!


Wednesday, August 25

Shake a tail feather and make your way to the Variety Playhouse for Violet Chachki’s A Lot More Me! Spend the night with Emmaline at Eddie’s Attic! 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!  

Thursday, August 26

Get your thriller fix and make your way to the Plaza Theatre for an indoor screening of Jacques Deray’s LA PISCINE (1969) at 9:30pm! Catch online event Yann Tiersen – Kerber: The Film at 2pm! Have a deadly good time during The London Necropolis Virtual Tour & The Railway of Death at 5pm! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)! Get your New Orleans swamp funk fix with The Iceman Special at Eddie’s Attic along with Bob Sima! Jazz it up with Marc Antoine 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 27

Have a bloody good time at Days of the Dead Atlanta through Aug. 29! Creep on down to the Strand Marietta for Double Feature Movie Night featuring George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) and Ed Wood’s PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE (1959) at 8pm! Stomp on down to the Tin Roof Cantina for Kool Kat Spike Fullerton and the Ghost Rider’s Car Club! Get countrified and spend the night with Chris Stapleton at Ameris Bank Amphitheatre! Make your way Back to the 90s at 57th Fighter Group Restaurant! 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 28

The Dementia Spotlight Foundation presents 9th Annual Alzheimer’s Music Fest at The Tabernacle featuring legendary bands Cracker, Drivin N’ Cryin, Arrested Development and more! Swing on by Eddie’s Attic for a night with Joe Gransden & His Big Band! Make your way to Norcross for Atlanta Cosplay Yard Sale 2021, from 9am – 3pm! Or head on over to The Beer Growler in Avondale Estates for the Bizarre Bazaar Night Owl Market from 5pm – 11pm! Get folksy at The Earl with The Good Graces, The Preakness and Ben Trickey! Groove on down to Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park for a night with Yacht Rock Revue! 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! The Beverly Atlanta brings you their I Still Love the 90s Brunch Party every Saturday! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)!

Sunday, August 29

Catch a screening of Mary Pickford’s SPARROWS (1926) at Strand Marietta during their Silent Film Experience event at 3pm! Take a walk into the wilds and make your way to the Fernbank forest Night Walk at 7:30pm! The 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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