This Week in ATLRetro, Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 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 30

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

Tuesday, August 31

Rock on down to the Coca-Cola Roxy for Primus – A Tribute to Kings who will be performing Rush’s classic, A FAREWELL TO KINGS in its entirety! 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, September 1

Have a freakishly good time at The Masquerade with the HELLZAPOPPIN Circus Sideshow! 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, September 2

Geek it up (safely please!) at DragonCon 2021 and have a helluva good time through Sept. 6! And you won’t want to miss Terminus Retrowave’s DragonCon Synthpop Afterparty at the Star Bar featuring Primo the Alien, Frisky Monkey and Seersha! Spend the night with Meshell Ndegeocello at the Variety Playhouse! Or funky rock it up at The Earl for a night with The Ides of June, The Pussywillows and the Silver Tongue Devils! Get psychedelic and folksy with Futurebirds at The Eastern! Spend An Evening with Charlie Wilson (The Gap Band) online at 9pm! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, through Sept. 5 (Thurs – Sun each week)! 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! Don’t Go Into the Cellar Theatre Company presents their online Pod-Casket 11, every Thursday at 4pm! 

Friday, September 3

Rev it up with Kool Kat Hot Rod Walt & The Psycho Devilles, Pearl Bottom Radio and The Krank O Matix at the Star Bar! Funk it up with George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic at The Eastern! Make your way to the High Museum and check out their exhibit “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe” through Jan. 9! Sci-fi it up with a 4K Remaster screening of Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL (1990) at the Plaza Theatre! Get the blues with The Larry Griffith Band at Tunes by the Tracks! Rock out with Kool Kat Rod Hamdallah, The Bobby Lees and Massive 45 at The Earl! Catch Gregg Allman’s Laid Back Legacy at the Variety Playhouse! Catch a Flicks on the Bricks in Duluth Town Green’s screening of Victor Fleming’s THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) at 8pm! 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, September 4

Have a hellacious good time at the Star Bar with West End Motel, Blood on the Harp and Kael Jackson & The Paradigm! Spook on down to The Odd’s End for Crazy Coffin Man’s Extravaganza at 12pm! Hula on over to Tiki Tango for their Tiki Luau & Pig Roast! Spend the night with Mdou Moctar at Terminal West! Make your way to The Garden Club at Wild Heaven West End for a night with Cedric Burnside, Cary Hudson and The Weeks! 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, September 5

Jam it up with Garcia Peoples and Sarah Louise at The Earl! Get some southern soul with JJ Grey & Mofro at The Eastern! Take a walk into the wilds and make your way to the Fernbank forest Night Walk at 7:30pm! The Atlanta Shakespeare Company presents their last performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM! 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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