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Girls Night Out: Showgirls (1995)

Aug
22
7:30 pm





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Doors at 7:30 PM

Movie at 8:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated NC-17

The Arcata Theatre Lounge presents Girls Night Out featuring Showgirls (1995). As a special treat for this event only, the bar will be serving the Stardust, a powerful and luscious take on the classic Sex on the Beach with raspberry liqueur and champagne.

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Can she make it to the top?

“”I’m gonna dance,” Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley) insists in the opening scene of Showgirls, and dance she does. In this quasi-update of All About Eve, Nomi is a drifter whose sole ambition is to headline the “Goddess” topless dance show at the Stardust in Las Vegas. Of course, even Nomi must pay her dues, and she does so at the Cheetah, grinding poles and lap dancing her way to a future. Fortunately, her roommate, Molly, works at the Stardust and invites Nomi to see the show, where she meets Crystal Conners (Gina Gershon, in the Bette Davis role), with whom she immediately forms a love/hate relationship. Nomi soon learns what she must do to get ahead, and the rest of the film documents her cat-like crawl up the showgirl ladder of success. Directed by Paul Verhoeven, (Robocop, Basic Instinct, The Fourth Man), Showgirls was conceived as the first big-budget “adult” film since 1977′s Caligula, and the first such production to wear the NC-17 rating; its failure at the box-office discouraged further attempts at large-scale adult productions.” ~ Dylan Wilcox, Rovi


Mary Poppins (1964)

Aug
24
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated Approved

It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

“Long resistant to film adaptations of her Mary Poppins books, P.L. Travers finally succumbed to the entreaties of Walt Disney, and the result is often considered the finest of Disney’s personally supervised films. The Travers stories are bundled together to tell the story of the Edwardian-era British Banks family: the banker father (David Tomlinson), suffragette mother (Glynis Johns), and the two “impossible” children (Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber). The kids get the attention of their all-business father by bedevilling every new nanny in the Banks household. Whem Mr. Banks advertises conventionally for another nanny, the kids compose their own ad, asking for someone with a little kindness and imagination. Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews in her screen debut) answers the children’s ad by arriving at the Banks home from the skies, parachuting downward with her umbrella. She immediately endears herself to the children. 

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The next day the children meet Mary’s old chum Bert (Dick Van Dyke), currently employed as a sidewalk artist. Mary, Bert, and the children hop into one of Bert’s chalk drawings and learn the nonsense song “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” in a cartoon countryside. Later, they pay a visit to Bert’s Uncle Albert (Ed Wynn), who laughs so hard that he floats to the ceiling. Mr. Banks is pleased that his children are behaving better, but he’s not happy with their fantastic stories. To show the children what the real world is like, he takes them to his bank. A series of disasters follow which result in his being fired from his job. Mary Poppins’ role in all this leads to some moments when it is possible to fear that all her good work will be undone, but like the magical being she is, all her “mistakes” lead to a happy result by the end of the film. In 2001, Mary Poppins was rereleased in a special “sing-along” edition with subtitles added to the musical numbers so audiences could join in with the onscreen vocalists.” ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


The Tingler (1959)

Aug
27
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

“A scream at the right time may save your life.”

The coroner and scientist Dr. Warren Chapin is researching the shivering effect of fear with his assistant David Morris. Dr. Warren Chapin is a pathologist who regularly conducts autopsies on executed prisoners at the State prison. He has a theory that fear is the result of a creature that inhabits all of us. His theory is that the creature is suppressed by our ability to scream when fear strikes us. He gets a chance to test his theories when he meets Ollie and Martha Higgins, who own and operate a second-run movie theater. Martha is deaf and mute and if she is unable to scream, extreme fear should make the creature, which Chapin has called the Tingler, come to life and grow. Using LSD to induce nightmares, he begins his experiment which culminates in a battle with terror itself in a crowded movie theater.

 


A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Aug
29
7:30 pm





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Doors at 7:30 PM

Movie at 8:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated Approved

They’ve been working like dogs.

The year is 1964 and four young lads from Liverpool are about to change the world – if only the madcap world will let them out of their hotel room. Richard Lester’s boldly contemporary rock n’ roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

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The plot is a study of a day in the life of the Fab Four beginning with them running from their adoring fans to catch a train. Every plot point circles around the band getting to a television show in order to perform a live concert, and within this stream of action is a series of slapstick, zany, and otherwise wacky bits of funniness. One obstacle in the works is Paul McCartney’s babysitting of his grandfather (Wilfrid Brambell), a first class mixer always getting into mischief. It becomes one of the running jokes in the film that Brambell is a “clean old man,” at least physically (this contrasts with Brambell’s most famous role as Albert Steptoe in Steptoe and Son where he was a “dirty old man” both physically and psychologically). Ringo Starr gets a sense of liberation and goes off on his own to find happiness only to land in jail for loitering. John Lennon fires playful barbs at TV director (Victor Spinetti), whose biggest worry is that if for some reason the Beatles stand him up his next job will be doing “news in Welsh.” One great story line is with George Harrison, in which he is mistaken for an actor auditioning for some trendy TV show for some trend setter hostess. The earnest demeanor of the casting head and his associates is undercut by George’s declaration that she is a well-known drag. Norman Rossington and John Junkin as The Beatles’ managers are stalwart English character actors who fill out the cast and support the general lunacy of the film with a more traditional presence, but still sustain an on-going battle about one being taller than the other. Anna Quayle has a great bit with John Lennon about his being someone he’s not. The whole thing ends with an ear-shattering concert and the band yet again running from the adoring fans.


Savage Henry Comedy Festival

Aug
30
6:30 pm





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18 and over

Savage Henry Comedy Festival and the Arcata Theatre Lounge proudly bring you Fresh Like Cadaver, and the Savage Henry Comedy Festival Headline Show. Join us first for movie riffing madness via Fresh Like Cadaver, and then prepare for a night of more laughs at the Headline Show.

  

Fresh Like Cadaver

Doors at 6:30 PM

Show at 7:00 PM

$5 tickets at door only

FRESH LIKE CADAVER! is a monthly horror themed, LIVE, movie riffing comedy show in the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Held at The Cinecave “Micro-Theater” located in the basement of Lost Weekend Video in The Mission District of San Francisco every 2nd Friday…UNTIL NOW! Savage Henry and the Arcata Theatre Lounge proudly bring you this imported event as part of the Savage Henry Comedy Festival.

Featuring Comedians…

Andre Parker 

Danny Felts

Craig May 

Nick Rutherford 

and more TBA

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“The producers insisted that this sixth entry in the Nightmare on Elm Street series marked the last; no points for guessing that additional sequels followed. This time, homicidal wraith Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) decides to extend his reign of terror past Elm Street. His agent-on-earth is his own long-lost daughter Maggie (Lisa Zane, sister of Phantom star Billy Zane). Securing a job as a dream therapist for troubled teens, Maggie is able to “open up” the minds of her patients so that Freddy can exercise his usual bloody prerogative. In a garish, 3-D climax, Freddy himself becomes the victim of the vengeful Maggie. Since what happens in this picture is laid out in the title, we can’t possibly be accused of giving the ending away. Watch for cameos from Roseanne and her then-husband Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper, Elinor Donahue, and Johnny Depp, one of the stars of the very first Nightmare.” ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

 

Headline Show

Doors at 9:30 PM

Show at 10:00 PM

$15 tickets at door only

Featuring Comedians…

Greg Edwards 

Paul Danke

Dutch Savage 

Josh Argyle 

David Gborie  

Sam Tallent 

Jules Posner  

Isaac Kozell 

Scott Bowser 

Christopher John 

and more TBA

The Iron Giant (1999)

Aug
31
5:00 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated PG

You are what you choose to be…

What if a gun had a soul? The Iron Giant is based upon the 1968 story,’Iron Man,’ by the British poet laureate Ted Hughes. Taking place in 1958 Maine, a gigantic mobile weapon from another planet is sent to destroy Earth but is damaged on arrival and loses its memory. The damaged war machine is soon befriended by a young boy, Hogarth, who is an outcast at school and relishes the chance to have a real friend. However, soon the paranoid government agent Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. Hogarth must protect the gentle iron-man, while the giant  begins to discover it’s own humanity while saving the towns people from their fears and prejudices.

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A classic science fiction story for all ages, the Hugo Awards nominated The Iron Giant for Best Dramatic Presentation, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts gave the film a Children’s Award as Best Feature Film. In addition The Iron Giant won nine Annie Awards and was nominated for another six categories, with another nomination for Best Home Video Release at The Saturn Awards. IGN ranked The Iron Giant as the fifth favorite animated film of all time in a list published in 2010.

Come enjoy what The American Film Institute nominated as one of the top 10 animated films of all time, at the Arcata Theatre Lounge.

 


Snowbeast (1977)

Sep
3
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce VideoSavage Henry MagazineScrap HumboldtPhantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage AvengerTin Can MailmanThe Clothing Dock and more.

Bigfoot launches a campaign of death and destruction against the skiers who have disturbed its home.

Mystery hangs over the Rill Ski Resort in Colorado after a young skier is found dead by an animal. But no ordinary animal. The Town Sheriff and Naturalists believe it could be a Yeti – the creature that was seen for years in the Colorado Rockies and North Western America. After many other skiers are found dead, Tony Rill a good hunter sees a white creature disappearing into the woods. Worried he informs his Grandmother, the ski resort supervisor, but in order to keep her business she keeps the Resort open and says creatures are legends. After more attacks two ski champions go into pursuit to stop the beast.

 


Ocean Night Film Screening

Sep
4
6:30 pm





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Doors at 6:30 PM

All ages

$3 suggested donation

Free for OC, Surfrider, and Baykeeper members & children 10 and under.

Every month: Ocean Night Films! From majestic documentaries to epic surf flicks, explore the great blue sea with Northcoast Environmental Center, Humboldt Surfrider, and Humboldt Baykeeper.

This month Ocean Night will be featuring a screening of Mission Blue (2014).

Mission Blue follows world renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle on her personal mission to save the ocean. Sylvia Earle – scientist, explorer, visionary – has spent over 6 decades exploring the ocean and the creatures who live there. Mission Blue documents Sylvia’s efforts over 3 years as she takes on the greatest challenge of her remarkable life: a personal mission to reverse the destructive course our species is on before it’s too late.” – Rottentomatoes

 

 


The Brave Little Toaster (1987)

Sep
7
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated G

“Holy Mother of Edison!”

“A fast-paced and funny twist on the Homeward Bound saga in which devoted pets traverse the wilderness in search of their owners, Brave Little Toaster is an animated family treat that tells the delightful story of a gang of household appliances who set off for the big city to find their young master after he thoughtlessly leaves them in his summer cabin. Along the way they must face many dangers and obstacles, including figuring out how to get juice in a wilderness containing no electricaloutlets. The film is based on a children’s tale by science-fiction author Thomas M. Disch and won a Parent’s Choice Award.” ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Monday Night Football

Sep
8
4:00 pm





Monday, September 8

Doors at 4:00 PM

New York Giants at Detroit Lions at 4:10 PM

San Diego Chargers at Arizona Cardinals at 7:20 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Join us for Monday Night Football this season at the ATL.


Doomsday Machine (1972)

Sep
10
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus?

Poorly written, directed and photographed, The Doomsday Machine (1972) is one of those cheap sci-fi farragos which rounds up several faded stars and then gives them nothing to work with. Among the trapped former luminaries are Denny Miller, Mala Powers, Bobby Van and Henry Wilcoxon. The plot (for lack of a better word) involves a Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a “doomsday machine” capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? 

Trailer courtesy of Cinematic Titanic.

 

 


Can’t Stop The Serenity

Sep
14
5:00 pm

 

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Sunday, September 14

Doors at 5:00 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $6

Rated PG-13

ATL Productions, The Humboldt Browncoats, and  HSU Browncoats present Can’t Stop the Serenity.

This event is a benefit for Equality Now (100% of the proceeds go to Equality Now), the preferred charity of Joss Whedon, the creator of Firefly and Serenity, to help end violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world. There will be a screening of Serenity as well as drawings for great prizes and a trivia contest.

Prizes include: the Inevitable Betrayal Dinosaurs, Alliance Money Packs, Can’t Stop the Serenity T-shirts, Firefly T-shirts and much much more. Come dressed as your favorite Joss Whedon character and hoist a pint of Mudder’s Milk with us!

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Serenity (2005)

“A band of renegades on the run in outer space get in more hot water than they anticipated in this sci-fi action-adventure adapted from the television series Firefly. In the 26th century, the galaxy has been colonized by a military force known as the Alliance, but its leadership has not gone unquestioned. The Alliance was once challenged by a league of rebels known as the Independents, but the Alliance emerged victorious after a brutal civil war, with the surviving Independents scattering around the galaxy. Also wandering the edges of the galaxy are the Reavers, who have won few allies due to their violent behavior and habit of ripping apart their enemies and eating them before they’re dead.

Capt. Malcolm “Mal” Reynolds (Nathan Fillion), who fought as an Independent in the galactic war, is the head of Serenity, a rogue frieghter ship whose crew includes Mal’s first mate, Zoe (Gina Torres), who fought alongside him in the war, her husband, hotshot pilot Wash (Alan Tudyk), sunny but dependable mechanic Kaylee (Jewel Staite), and hard-nosed gunman Jayne (Adam Baldwin). The crew of Serenity wander the galaxy, taking on whatever work they can get, from criminal activities like smuggling and stealing to legitimately offering transport to travelers. Passengers aboard Serenity include professional “companion” Inara (Morena Baccarin) and holy man Shepherd Book (Ron Glass), but the real trouble aboard the ship comes with the arrival of Simon (Sean Maher) and his teenage sister, River Tam (Summer Glau). In time the crew discovers that River has remarkable psychic powers and was being held captive by Alliance forces until Simon came to her rescue. Now the Alliance is hot on the heels of Serenity and its passengers, with The Operative (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a sinister Alliance tracker, leading the chase.

Serenity was written and directed by Joss Whedon (in his directorial debut), creator of Firefly, which only lasted 11 weeks on the air but gained a powerful cult following who rallied to get the show released on DVD after its cancellation, leading to impressive home-video sales and and an eventual motion picture deal. A couple of months prior to Serenity’s theatrical release, reruns of Firefly were picked up by the Sci-Fi channel, adding even more fans to its cult following.” ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

 


Monday Night Football

Sep
15
5:15 pm





Monday, September 15

Doors at 5:15 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Join us for Monday Night Football this season at the ATL.


Adventures Edge presents The Radical Reels Tour

Sep
16
6:00 pm





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Doors at 6 PM

Show at 7 PM

$20 at the Door

$15 advanced tickets available at Adventures Edge in Arcata and Eureka

$10 Youth 12 & Under

Adventures Edge presents The Radical Reels Tour!

“Every year, the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival presents the wildly popular Radical Reels night: a presentation of the best high-adrenaline films entered into the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival competition. Inspired by the excitement of the Festival event, the Radical Reels Tour has been travelling with a selection of the hottest action sports films since 2004. The Radical Reels Tour visits more than 50 locations across the US and Canada, from Sitka to Vegas, Atlanta to Toronto, and dozens of happening towns in between … Many of the screenings, hosted by local organizations in each location, benefit not-for-profit and community organizations. The Radical Reels program is made up of short, action-packed climbing, paddling, mountain biking, BASE jumping, skiing, snowboarding, and other adrenaline sport films. We always keep an eye out for films that feature a fresh approach, a new sport, and a radically independent spirit.” – Banff Mountain Film Festival

 


Hands of Steel (1986)

Sep
17
6:00 pm





Wednesday, September 17hands-of-steel-movie-poster-1986-1020460538resize

Doors at 6 PM

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Beer and Pizza specials all night long!

The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. A free raffle before the feature include some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all.Sponsored by La Dolce Video, Savage Henry Magazine, Scrap Humboldt, Phantom Wave Records, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.

Is he human or robot?

“In a complex sci-fi tale set at some point in the not-too-distant future, an evil industrialist named Francis Turner (John Saxon) has created Paco Querak (Daniel Greene), a cyborg who is 70% robot and 30% human. Paco has been programmed to murder a blind ecologist whose environmental activism does not sit well with Turner’s bottom-line motivation. But once he is set up to do his job, the 30% human component in Paco only permits him to injure the ecologist, not kill him. With the local police (and eventually just about everyone else) after him, Paco detours to Arizona to look for his true identity.” ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Hook (1991)

Sep
21
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated PG

What is Peter Pan grew up?

“Steven Spielberg filters J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan through a distinctly 1990s sensibility in Hook. Peter Pan has become Peter Banning (Robin Williams), a 40-year-old mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cellular phone in his belt. Banning has lost any memory of being Peter Pan, and he is also in danger of losing his wife Moira (Caroline Goodall) and two children, Jack (Charlie Korsmo) and Maggie (Amber Scott). Peter and his family travel to London to visit Granny Wendy (Maggie Smith) who recalls Peter’s lost youth and asks him, “Peter, dear, don’t you know who you are?” With Peter’s children asleep in the same bedroom where the original Peter Pan story began, there is a blinding flash. Peter comes into the room to discover a note from Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman), informing Peter that he has kidnapped his children. Granny Wendy now tells him who he really is and encourages him to re-discover his happy thoughts, transform himself into the Peter Pan of the past, and go rescue his children. With the encouragement of Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts), Peter recalls the birth of his son and once again takes wing. Then it’s off to Never Land to rescue his kids.” ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Monday Night Football

Sep
22
5:15 pm





Monday, September 22

Doors at 5:15 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

Chicago Bears at New York Jets

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Join us for Monday Night Football this season at the ATL.


ATL Productions Presents Rising Appalachia

Sep
24
8:00 pm





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Doors at 8 PM

$20 at the Door

$15 advanced ticket at

ATL, Wildberries, People’s Records and The Works.

Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 9:00 PM.

21 and Over

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia brings to the world new sounds, stories, and songs collected across oceans and originally sculpted to embody our human journey, our global community, and the treasures and troves of soul harmony.  Led by sisters Leah and Chloe, the band tears into sound with sensual prowess as stages ignite revolutions and words light up soul fires. Listen to their beautiful sound for poetic harmonies, soul singing, spoken word rallies, banjos, fiddles, organic bass and groove rhythms. With an array of incredible collaborators, they are joined by everything from jazz trumpet to beat boxing, Afro-cuban percussion to Appalachian fiddlers, poets to burlesque and circus art as their style redefines performance using sound as a tool to spark a cultural revolution and birth a new movement of unity and healing.

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Intentionally self-managed and produced for the last 8 years, Rising Appalachia has toured over 30,000 miles across the United States and graced many stages around the world, Rising Appalachia’s vision and sound is quickly proving to be contagious to everyone it touches. …they have toured heavily both nationally and internationally boasting events all across the board but including: Joshua Tree Music Fest, Envision Festival, Burning Man, Rootwire, Naropa University, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, National Public Radio All Songs Considered, The School of Americas Vigil, Nunez Arts Festival New Orleans, Emory University Schwartz Center, The Floyd Festival, The Beacon Theater NYC, The Lake Eden Arts Festival, Radio Popular Italy, Guerilla Radio Amsterdam, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Highlander Center 75th Reunion, Urkult Sweden, Lightening in a Bottle, Symbiosis, and the OZORA festival in Hungary…

Their career has produced 5 albums, one full length documentary DVD, a host of beautiful artful music videos, a new collaborative release with The Human Experience, and more coming every season.

They have sculpted a path for the new generation of music aficionados and created a new lens to understand the impact of global sound on the world at large. Having been raised in the American South with Appalachian lullabies at night and soul music for breakfast Sisters Leah and Chloe have drawn great inspiration from their global community. Their mother and father claimed art and music as a full part of their lives and the girls have been shaped by the sounds of the South. They have continued to use those powerful roots to find musical connections and community around the world.

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Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Featuring Roosevelt Collier

Sep
26
8:00 pm





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Doors 8:00 PM

$25 at the Door

$20 limited advanced ticket at ATL

$35 advanced tickets at WildberriesPeople’s Records and The Works.

Happy hour prices on food and beverage until 9:00 PM.

21 and Over

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

For nearly three decades, legendary saxophonist Karl Denson has been getting crowds around the world out on the dance floor.  Approaching iconic status, Denson has moved bodies and minds dating back to his earliest years with Lenny Kravitz’s band through his ongoing tenure as a founding member of seminal boogaloo revivalists The Greyboy Allstars and his current roll as a member of San Diego dub rockers Slightly Stoopid.  Nowhere, however, is this more apparent than with his band, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe.  Touring relentlessly for the past 15 years and leaving a massive audience in his wake, fans know that when KDTU is in town a dance party will ensue.

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Karl and his band are back on the road for a multi-city tour in support of their latest studio album, New Ammo, an infectious 13-track collection, and Denson’s debut release on Slightly Stoopid’s record label, Stoopid Records. Alongside Denson originals like the title track and “Everybody Knows That,” which have become fan favorites from his live sets, KDTU offers up searing versions of “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes, “Hang Me Up To Dry” by Cold War Kids and “Sure Shot” by The Beastie Boys. The first single “My Baby,” features Nicki Bluhm on vocals.

In Denson’s own words: “We’ve finally figured out how to capture in the studio what the Tiny Universe does live. We move around a lot musically, but this record reflects who we are as a band and where we’re headed with our music.”

 

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Roosevelt Collier

Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the sacred steel guitar. Brought up in the tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. Seated front and center, “The Dr.” leaves an indelible mark on listeners, flooring audiences with his lightning-fast slide work on the pedal steel. At festivals, he is a regular “Artist at Large,” performing alongside many of music’s most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, to the Funky Meters, to Los Lobos to the Del McCoury Band. Whether on tour with the Lee Boys, bouncing from stage to stage at festivals, or hosting an allstar get down in Miami, when Roosevelt takes the stage, the ear-to-ear grins can’t help but be contagious.

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Ghostbusters (1984)

Sep
28
5:30 pm





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Doors at 5:30 PM

Movie at 6:00 PM

Film is $5

Rated PG

Who ya gonna call?

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) are three scientists at Columbia University in New York City. When their grant expires, the guys are fired and they go into business as a ghost extermination company called “Ghostbusters”. Armed with proton guns, the Ghostbusters become wildly popular, and they are joined by Winston Zeddmore, who is looking for a job with good pay. Overzealous Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agent Walter Peck thinks the Ghostbusters are frauds, and he has the Ghostbusters put in jail. Peck is forced to believe the Ghostbusters when New York City is put under is besieged by an army of unfriendly spirits, conjured up by a long-dead Babylonian demon and “channelled” through beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdish Louis Tully (Rick Moranis). The most expensive comedy made up to 1984, Ghostbusters made money hand over fist, spawning not only a 1989 sequel but also two animated TV series (one of them partially based on an earlier live-action TV weekly, titled The Ghost Busters).


Monday Night Football

Sep
29
5:15 pm





Monday, September 29

Doors at 5:15 PM

Game at 5:30 PM

New England Patriots at Kansas City Chiefs

All ages

FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase

Join us for Monday Night Football this season at the ATL.


Leftover Salmon Featuring Bill Payne of Little feat with Special Guests Absynth Quintet

Oct
2
8:00 pm





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Thursday, October 2

Friday, October 3

Doors at 8 PM

Shows at 9 PM

Tickets available at  Wildberries

$25 per night

$45 for both nights

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Leftover Salmon

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Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Formed in Boulder at the end of 1989, the Colorado slamgrass pioneers were one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre.

Though the lineup would change through the years, the foundation of Leftover Salmon was built on the relationship between co-founders Drew Emmitt (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin), Vince Herman (vocals, guitar,washboard) and Mark Vann (electric banjo). Following a decade of constant growth and constant touring, on March 4, 2002, Mark Vann lost his battle with cancer. Vann insisted that the band carry on and Salmon did so for several years leading up to an indefinite hiatus in 2005. If Leftover Salmon had never played another note after leaving the stage in 2005, the legacy would have been secure; the members’ names etched in the books of history. But today, more than two decades after Salmon first took shape, the band has a new album, Aquatic Hitchhiker, on LoS Records, a new banjo phenom named Andy Thorn, and a new lease on an old agreement. Leftover Salmon is officially back.

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Thorn grew up a Salmon fan in North Carolina and says the band helped him realize “this is what I want to do with my life.” Ironically, it’s his presence in the group that has given Leftover Salmon new life. “Andy’s a real young guy with a lot of great energy who plays in a way that definitely relates to Mark’s [Vann] playing and he’s a lot of fun to be around, it’s led to a real revival that just clicks on some hard to describe level” says Herman. “We’ve played with some great banjo players over the past few years, and not to say anything about them being less than great musicians, but there’s just something intangible about playing with Andy that kind of makes Drew and I look at each other and grin. This is what we’ve been missing as far as that feeling between Drew, Mark and I that used to be there.” Produced by Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin, Aquatic Hitchhiker is Leftover Salmon’s first record in eight years and first ever of all original material. “Steve [Berlin] understood where this album needed to go and how we all needed to work together as a band to make it happen” explains Emmitt. The recording process solidified the new Salmon, cauterizing old wounds and allowing fresh ideas to grow over past scars.

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Absynth Quintet

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“It!s not a leap to suggest that Absynth Quintet will be a big deal on the west coast string band circuit in short order.” – The Metro, Santa Cruz.

“A bionic string band?” Fire breathing traveling-gypsy-circus-indie-grass?” The Absynth Quintet purvey a truly unique brand of high energy acoustic music. “The band’s sound, born and cultured in the fertile hills of Humboldt County, Ca. melds a reverent treatment of time honored American music with a reckless, virtuosic and often zany approach to innovation.” There’s something Django-esque, something distinctly Eastern European that saturates many of the songs, but always present is the foot-stomping influence of bluegrass roots.

In response to Indigo Shoes, the AQ raised the money needed for their second album by pre-selling it on Kickstarter. Promptly, they began work on their latest album, ‘IOTA’, which was released in 2011.” Michael Dronkers, program director for KHUM and KSLG radio said “…their semi-nerdy songwriting and brilliant virtuosity don’t overpower the melodies that overrun Iota.” This record succeeds at every level.”

Matt Eakle of the David Grisman Quintet said of” IOTA, “The AQ hit a home run! Great original material, some of the tunes sound like they were written at the height of the bluegrass era, 60 years ago, but about modern subject matter. VERY COOL!”

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“While touring to support their latest release, the band has shared the stage with such greats as Hot Buttered Rum, Emmitt-Nershi Band, Railroad Earth, Devil Makes Three, Rushad Eggleston, Fareed Haque,  Leftover Salmon  and Matt Eakle of the Grisman Quintet.

” Absynth Quintet finds a space between street corner busking, sit down concerts at The Freight And Salvage and all night laser light shows.” They tap into their diverse musical roots and teases out something fresh, original and relevant to today’s music scene.

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ATL Productions Presents Pimps of Joytime, Moon Hooch

Oct
11
9:00 pm





Saturday October 11

Doors at 9 PM

$20 at the Door

$15 advanced ticket at

ATL, Wildberries, People’s Records and The Works.

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The Pimps of Joytime

If you have yet to encounter the Brooklyn-based band, The Pimps of Joytime, prepare to take a funky ride! The PJT’s live events and recordings have captivated fans all across the country, as they have begun writing their own success story, show-by-show, and track-by-track.

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Bandleader Brian J is a charismatic and soulful visionary, whose well-crafted songs invite the listener to enter a world of infectious dance grooves and indelible melodies. Spending formative years in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles, Mista J honed his craft, becoming an accomplished live performer, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

In 2005, Brian began to assemble a group of righteously soulful vocalists and musicians to assist in bringing to life the musical concept that would become The Pimps of Joytime. The band’s diverse sound and spirited attitude is strongly influenced by the Brooklyn DJ culture and live music scene from which they emerge. Recent collaborations with legendary artists Cyril and Art Neville of the Neville Brothers and Roy Ayers have helped vitalize the band’s connection to its roots.

Over the course of the past five years, The Pimps have evolved into a road tested and audience approved groove machine. They have excited crowds at over 100 club dates and festivals in 2012 alone, and are on target to exceed that volume in 2013. The exponential growth of the band’s fan base can be partially attributed to an artful blend of musical styles, including elements of afro-beat, salsa, rock & roll and electronica. Brian J’s classic songwriting and the band’s undeniable swagger on stage consistently energize dance parties wherever they appear.

In 2011, The Pimps of Joytime released their second studio album, “Janxta Funk!” through the boutique label Wonderwheel Recordings. With a steadily increasing repertoire and a passionate following of music lovers nationwide, the time was right to fortify their organization. The wall of their Facebook page is constantly receiving enthusiastic posts from fans from around the globe as word of mouth further carries news of this fresh new arrival.

The Pimps of Joytime are poised to bring their audacious sound to savvy audiences around the planet. Their forthcoming third studio album coming this fall will be a new chapter in the book of the Funk and a testament to the fact that real music is alive and kicking!

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Moon Hooch

Moon Hooch captured the imaginations of thousands with its infamous stints busking on subway platforms and elsewhere in New York City: two sax players and a drummer whipping up furious, impromptu raves. This happened with such regularity at the Bedford Ave station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, that the band was banned from playing there by the NYPD. The trio’s subsequent tours with They Might Be Giants, Lotus, and Galactic as well as on their own have only broadened the band’s appeal. Wherever Moon Hooch plays, a dance party soon follows.

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Hornblow Recordings and Palmetto Records are now proud to release Moon Hooch’s second album, This Is Cave Music, on Sept 16, 2014. The title refers to the term Moon Hooch coined to describe their unique sound: like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. Horn players Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen do this by utilizing unique tonguing methods, or adding objects — cardboard or PVC tubes, traffic cones, whatever’s handy — to the bells of their horns to alter their sound. Not to be outdone, drummer James Muschler gets swelling, shimmering sounds from his cymbals, and covers the head of his snare with a stack of splash cymbals to emulate the sound of a Roland TR-808 drum machine’s clap.

Wilbur was raised in Massachusetts, and Muschler in Ohio; McGowen grew up in several different European countries. The three met while students at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City, and they found in each other a common work ethic and holistic philosophy. Moon Hooch are committed to environmental and agricultural sustainability, and they’re such fans of Michael Pollan’s groundbreaking The Omnivore’s Dilemma that they visited the farm that Pollan profiled in the book, Polyface Farms, in rural Virginia while on tour in 2013. Moon Hooch literally caused a stampede when they set up and played their song “Tubes” in the pasture as cattle swirled in the background. (The trio lived to tell the tale, and the “Cattle Dance Party” video has been viewed nearly 200,000 times and counting on YouTube.) Muschler also maintains a blog called Cooking in the Cave (cookinginthecave.net) where he chronicles the band’s vegan tour-van culinary endeavors — it’s amazing what these guys can do with a hot plate.

While their self-titled first album, which cracked the top 10 of Billboard’s Jazz Albums chart, approximated the band’s acoustic approach to dance music, This IsCave Music takes their cave music hybrid further into electronic and pop music realms with synthesizers, post-production work, and even singing added to the mix. “We aren’t trying to do it for the sake of reaching a wider audience,” McGowen points out. “We are doing it because it’s where our passion has evolved to. This album is a culmination of that.”

Listening to this music, it’s easy to become emotionally invested. It may not always prompt you to strip off your clothes, but the emotional impact on both the musicians and their fans is visceral and undeniable.

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