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Vinyl Nights: “Rhythm Night” on The Lakely Patio with RetroTommy

Thursday Oct. 7th, 2021 | 7-10pm

Rhythm Night with RetroTommy will start with an Ultra Lounge vibe, including Martin Denny, Enoch Light and Astrud Gilberto. DJ RetroTommy will also dip into Afrobeat with William Onyeabor and Osibisa, Jazz with Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Jack Dejohnette, Eddie Harris, Billy Cobham, and Deodato. You’ll also hear Avant Pop with Laurie Anderson, David Thomas, Material, Talking Heads, and Philip Glass. Three hours of rhythmic grooves!


A college radio DJ from 1980-1985, RetroTommy explored a variety of sounds, and lived in Seattle during the late 1980’s – ‘90’s, where he heard a lot of guitars. RetroTommy moved to Eau Claire ten years ago and works a baker at UWEC. For the better part of that time, he has been on the air with WHYS radio, where he hosts the Monday Morning Jumpstart from 9:00 am ‘til noon and mucks about genres and timelines. He recently returned from a Midwestern trip where he hit eight record stores in five states.

The Lakely opens for drinks and dinner at 5pm, so come early for farm-to-fork fare and craft cocktails before the event kicks off! Reservations are appreciated, but not required.

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