The Avondale Towne Cinema is part of the historic Avondale Estates Tudor Village building that was constructed in 1924 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally housing City Hall and the local U.S. Post Office, both were relocated in 1938 to construct the theater space that is now home to the Avondale Towne Cinema. Opened originally as the Avon Theater, the theater name was changed in 1966 to the Avondale Towne Cinema. The theater has a storied history as a live performance venue showcasing boxing, wrestling, Vaudeville shows, movies, plays, musicals, dance, and magic shows. But above all else, the Avondale Towne Cinema is best known for its rich history showcasing live music and as a popular music recording studio space. Artists who have graced the stage at the Avondale Towne Cinema include:
The Allman Brothers Band
Shooter Jennings & Jason Boland
Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
Jason & The Scorchers
OPEN MIC NIGHT
8 PM WEDNESDAY JUNE 21
Every other week at The Avondale Towne Cinema.
Sign up for your 15 minutes on the big stage.
Come join a wonderful community of songwriters.
Enjoy the full bar in this historic venue.
Your host is dedicated to bringing new songs each week! Bring a new song or one you are working on. Knock the dust off of some old songs you don’t play anymore. Come meet local songwriters. Sign up with another songwriter and the two of you write a song together and perform the new creations!
Pzzyfoot Record Release Party
SHOW TIME 8 PM
$10 ADVANCE / $15 DAY OF SHOW
In the 2016 Best Of Atlanta issue of Creative Loafing, Pzzyfoot won the readers poll for Best Pop Band. Since last Summer, Pzzyfoot has branched out into Funk, Hard Rock, and Blues, and their unique blend of music has been knocking over audiences from Cumming to Macon, and cities in between. On June 23rd, they will make their debut at the historic Avondale Towne Cinema to celebrate the release of their new album Religion. Opening the show are two other Punk Black alumni, BAST and Conkrete God. All three bands are lead by strong, talented women who know how to rock an audience and leave them sweaty and yelling for more! So don’t miss this night of heavy rock, the way the ladies like to do it! Tickets available through the Avondale Towne Cinema on line ticket sales. Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM. $10 in Advance, $15 day of show.
The Good Graces release show w/ Straw Polly and The Skipperdees
Saturday June 24 at 8 PM – 11:30 PM
Atlanta’s the Good Graces have a new album coming out on their own Pretty New Songs imprint, in conjunction with their North Carolina friends Potluck Foundation, who has supported their previous two releases. While the “official” release date is July 7, you can get your hands on it Saturday, June 24 at the (pre)release show at the amazing Avondale Towne Cinema! Mark your calendars, don’t sleep on this, this is a super-duper bill with all the feels and so many talented ladies (and a few dudes, too)!
THE SKIPPERDEES will kick things off.
The Skipperdees (twin sisters Emily and Catherine Backus) hail from Oak Ridge, TN, a town mentioned in the 1989 film “Fat Man and Little Boy” which featured Paul Newman with a mustache. They write sad songs but are happy people. They are Capricorns and vegetarians. They live (separately) in Atlanta and SW Virginia and reunite for very special occasions. Come say hey at
STRAW POLLY holds down the middle slot in style.
Straw Polly features musicians, K Michelle DuBois, Jim Prible, Mary O Harrison and Fran Capitanelli. From Top40 cheese to elitist Deep Cuts, Straw Polly shamelessly plays songs they love without discrimination. Costumes a bonus! Join the fun as Straw Polly croons another mixed tape of fave covers curated just for this event.
And finally, after what will amount to nearly two years of working and waiting, THE GOOD GRACES will perform their new album for you in its entirety, full-band style.
the Good Graces is an indie-folk collective based in Atlanta, GA. Formed by singer-songwriter Kim Ware in 2006, tGG has performed up and down the east coast, in California, and at such festivals as 30A, NXNE, Athens Pop Festival, and International Pop Overthrow. Their previous album, “Close to the Sun,” explored a variety of styles and genres, from folk and alt. country to 90s-inspired indie pop. In 2015, the album caught the attention of the Indigo Girls, and the band was asked by the renowned duo to support some midwest and southeast shows during their summer tour. The new record marks their 4th full-length collection, and once again places Kim’s heart-on-her-sleeve songwriting and earnest, honest lyrical delivery at the forefront of a sonic expedition led by producer / guitarist Jonny Daly and supported by a long list of players from Atlanta and the southeast.
4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Bill Brovold/Frank Pahl, DfTaLS
Jun 29 at 8 PM to Jun 30 at 12 AM
One night only! 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, Bill Brovold and Frank Pahl Duo, Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel. There’s some bang for your buck! Only TEN bucks!
The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is a klezmer-funk-rock-jazz ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements
combining West African rhythms with Eastern European klezmer melodies.
The 4WAKO boasts a roster of extraordinary veteran Atlanta talent.
Bill Brovold is a painter, composer and artist-at-large. His father was a drill sergeant in the military and his mother studied classical piano. In the early 1980s, he joined a number of New York avant-garde no wave groups like Rhys Chatham Ensemble, East Village Orchestra, Fast Forward and the Zen Vikings. He is also the creator of the bands Larval and Strange Farm. He’s spent a lot of time performing and recording in New York then Detroit and now New York again. Brovold has a long resume overflowing with interesting projects and obscure yet important names in the worlds of art and avant-garde music.In 2016 and 2017, Brovold was commissioned by Mass MoCA to rebuild the massive collection of home made instruments by Gunnar Schonbeck and a bone conducting table for Laurie Anderson. April 1st 2017 Brovold and Jamie Saft released a duet 2 LP/CD called “Serenity Knolls” on RareNoise records of American Music based on old country, via psychedelic, folk and the occasional/accidental Indian raga. He teaches children in the public schools in Brooklyn, art and improvisational music.
A true original, composer/musician/sound artist Frank Pahl spent his musical career in the underground, amassing a small cult following. Whether with his groups Only a Mother and the Scavenger Quartet or playing solo, he charms his public with lovely avant-garde melodies played on an impressive array of neglected acoustic instruments and homemade automatons. When he decides to write lyrics, they take the form of bittersweet stories. His music allies a naïve simplicity and a tasteful touch of amateurism (the result of using instruments that are difficult to keep in tune). His aesthetics belong to an unsuspected territory between Eugene Chadbourne and Pascal Comelade.
The name of this Atlanta duo implies a proper classical recital, a rigid formality. But Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (lap steel) don’t do scripted, improvising not so much distinct sounds as evolving eddies of sound, vapors of tones that develop and transform gracefully. Hypnotic pulses and dreamy drones weave together to form a kaleidoscope of sounds and moods, ambient clouds and swooning collages that are as much about texture as they are timbre, like a long-lost soundtrack to a deep-sea documentary.
Heather Luttrell and Skye Paige Avondale Towne Cinema
Friday, June 30 at 8 PM
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES OF OUR DIFFERENT EVENTS
AVONDALE ESTATES DINING BEFORE OR AFTER THE SHOW
Looking for a place to get something to eat before or after a show at the Towne Cinema? May we suggest our fabulous local cuisine