Vintage Events


“For a while I’ve wanted to throw a “Mad Men” style dinner party, and when I did, Dr. Nate’s music set the mood perfectly.” – Randi Schmidt

Jazz Age Speakeasy: Calling all flappers, vamps, cake-eaters, bootleggers, dewdroppers, molls, gangsters, and daddys; it’s time to Charleston! Pour your sidecars and gimlets because we’re going to party like it’s 1929. Hey, I think I might see Jean Harlow and Mary Pickford talking to Harold Lloyd! That’s right, all this merriment to the tune of all your favorite Cotton Club hits of the ’20s and ’30s: Billie Holiday, Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Annette Hanshaw, Louis Armstrong, Paul Whiteman, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, and many more.

1940s Big Band Swing Dance Party: Lace up your stompers, this party is killer diller. Doesn’t matter if you’re a dead hoofer or rug cutter cuz this joint is jumpin’ with the gutbuckets and barnburners from the big band swing era. DJ Dr. Nate will create the perfect atmosphere for jivers, jitterbuggers, and Lindy Hoppers with his grand mix of Gene Krupa, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Ella Fitzgerald, Woody Herman, and numerous hits of the WWII era.

1950s Rock-n-Roll Bash: When the greasers, hipsters, and hot-rodders are done playing back seat bingo it’s time for the all American sounds of iconic 1950s teen-culture. Get ready to bop and hand-jive your cares away because DJ Dr. Nate’s got the boss sets: Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Junior Parker, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ruth Brown, Johnny Ace are all coming out to party. Let’s not leave out Doo-wop: The Coasters, The Platters, The Marcelles, The Penguins, and The Del-Vikings. Nate can even oil up his spurrs and “Billy” it up for ya with some rootin’ tootin’ Gene Vincent, Janis Martin, and Carl Perkins.

Early ’60s “Mad Men” Cocktail Lounge Party: Better bust out your martinis and Brandy Alexanders because Don Draper and Jack Lemmon will be here in sharkskin suits any moment now. Their beehive haired ladies are going to need a beat to bat their fake eyelashes to. Some folks are gonna want to mambo but there’s mostly going to be a lot of clustering and chatting, so mood is key. It’s the time of the atomic space age but we’re gonna want to stop in Vegas on the way to our lunar landing. DJ Dr. Nate has your swankiest spins ready with The Rat Pack, Esquivel, Burt Bacharach, Henry Mancini, and Martin Denny.

’70s Disco Funk Groove: When the brick house hits the dance floor with her brother she’s gotta boogie. You need to hustle? You got a hankerin’ for Yacht Rock or is all this glitter makin’ you feel like you’re standing on stardust? What’s the buzz? Slap me some skin bro and reanimate Studio 54 with DJ DR. Nate’s dyn-o-mite collection of Abba, Bee Gees, Jacksons, Gloria Gaynor, Fleetwood Mac, Donna Summer, Electric Light Orchestra, and Doobie Brothers just to toss out a few.

’80s “I want my MTV” Jam Fest: For one night only DJ Dr. Nate climbs out of his DeLorean and transforms into DJ. Marty McFly. Time to peg leg your pants and walk like an Egyptian because the New Wave is coming for ya with A Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran and Joy Division. This party will be cool enough for even Ferris Buller to skip school and crash. Are you a brain, a beauty, a jock, a rebel or a recluse? Before the night is over, you’ll break the rules. Bare your souls and touch each other in a ways you never dreamed possible. No, wait- that was “The Breakfast Club” but this party will be righteous enough that even Cameron will be glad he left his sick bed. Nate’s mixtape of ’80s hits will certainly not make you wonder, “Where’s the Beef?”: Michael Jackson, Billy Idol, Madonna, Prince and Nena with her 99 Luftbalons.

’90s Grunge Rock, Pop n’ Hip Hop Slam: Meh generation: let’s put on our finest flannel shirt, Doc Martin’s, and try our best to look like we’re homeless. It’s the ’90s and we’re all full of angst even though the economy is pretty decent and things are largely stable. Life is hard and we must play the heartbreaking, angry, soul crushing yet entirely rockin’ music of our times. DJ Dr. Nate will blow out his speakers with the most delightfully depressing ’90s music from all your favorites players like: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, U2, The Beastie Boys. Wanna push it to the lighter, sunnier side of the ’90s with C+C Music Factory, Roxette, Black Box, They Might be Giants, Cake, Real McCoy, and Bryan Adams? No problemo, Dude.

The Mixed Bag: Can’t decide which decade you want to go to, Baby? Don’t fret, it only takes a moment to travel to a new time with a new song. DJ Dr. Nate can mix it up as good as any giant sized bag of Dum Dum suckers. What’s the mystery flavor? It’s no mystery. It’s the song YOU choose. DJ Dr. Nate is ready to set down with you and tailor a program specifically suited to your own tastes. He plays ALL THE HITS from moldy figs to new car smell. Do you like ’80s New Wave? Country? Hip Hop? Modern hits? Classic hits of the Beach Boys/Beatles/Rolling Stones? A program tailored for specifically for swing dancers where songs are chosen for danceability sake? Don’t worry, there’s nothing Nate can’t do. Let him take care of the particulars while you sit pretty and entertain your guests.