This Week in ATLRetro, Sept. 6-12, 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, September 6

Chamber pop it up with Takenobu’s new album ALWAYS LEAVE A NOTE, out now! Rock out and tune into Kool Kat Rev. Andy Hawley’s Psychobilly Freakout Radio broadcasting on Garage 71 at 8pm, every Monday! JD Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) shares “Slow Crawl” video from FUNGUS SHUI out now via Shimmy-Disc/Joyful Noise Recordings!

Tuesday, September 7

Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! 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 8

Get some soul with Leon Bridges at The Eastern! Head on over to The Highlander for Christopher Lloyd-Themed Trivia on the patio! Get intergalactic and catch the free online event, The International UFO Congress & Film Festival, at 4:15pm! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! 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 9

Sci-fi it up with a 4K Remaster screening of Paul Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL (1990) at the Plaza Theatre at the Drive-In at 8:30pm, or indoors at 9:30pm! Americana it up with Brent Cobb & Nikki Lane at the Variety Playhouse! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! Make your way to Boggs Social & Supply for Sasha Stray and more! 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 10

Spook on over to The Highlander for their Something Wicked This Way Comes VII Halloween Art Show Opening, through Sept. 11 (show will remain up through Oct. 31)! Sci-fi it up during the Fernbank After Dark: Science Fiction event at 7pm! Funk it up with the Rebirth Brass Band and the Seratones at Smith’s Olde Bar! Have a spectral good time and catch a screening of Jerry Zucker’s GHOST (1990) at the Strand Marietta at 8pm! Love never dies at Historic Oakland Cemetery, so grab your main squeeze for a unique outdoor date during their Love Stories of Oakland tour at 6pm! Boogie down to The Candler Park Music Festival 2021, running through Saturday! Tonight’s musical lineup includes Galactic, Ripe, The Vegabonds, VooDoo Visionary, Airwolf and more! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! WUSSYMAG hosts a screening of David Mirkin’s ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (1997) at the Plaza Theatre indoors at 9:30pm! Country rock it up with Reckless Kelly at the Variety Playhouse! Make your way to the High Museum and check out their exhibit “Really Free: The Radical Art of Nellie Mae Rowe” through Jan. 9! Cold Weather Co. releases new LP/EP/Video COALESCENCE out today Via Deko Entertainment! Catch BritPop on the patio at The Marlay House! Time Warp it up with Lips Down on Dixie at the Plaza Theatre’s screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at 10pm! 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 11

Get criminal and catch a screening of Michael Mann’s HEAT (1995) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 7pm! Make your way to The Earl for a night with the Country Westerns, GG King, Vincas and The Sporrs! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! Get adventurous and catch a screening of Rob Reiner’s THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987) at the Strand Marietta at 8pm! New-Wave it up at The Highlander’s Destination Unknown 80s New Wave Dance Party! Take a walk into the wilds and make your way to the Fernbank forest Night Walk at 7:30pm! Rock out with the Heartisans (Heart tribute band) at Tin Roof Cantina! Get down during the free online 90s R&B Soulfest Starring Monica at 7pm! It’s day 2 and your last chance to catch The Candler Park Music Festival 2021! Tonight’s musical line-up includes The Infamous Stringdusters, Spafford, The Dirty Guv’nahs, Marco Benevento, Hedonistas, Webster, Moneyshot, and more! 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!

Sunday, September 12

Get criminal and catch a screening of Michael Mann’s HEAT (1995) indoors at the Plaza Theatre at 3pm! Get your history fix and catch HAMILTON at The Fox Theatre! 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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