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Tyler Jacobson unveils Casual, a new Brit pop dance night at the Meadowlark, August 20

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Tyler Jacobson can't stay away from the turntables for too long. The local DJ and tastemaker has been keeping busy since his 2009 departure from Lipgloss (a night he co-created) with his semi-regular throwback night, Mile High Soul Club. But on Saturday, August 20, at the Meadowlark, he's unleashing Casual, an event that brings some of what originally made Lipgloss a destination for Brit-pop, soul and glam rock junkies alike.

After last year's Shag! reunion night was a success, Jacobson says the seed was planted for his own revival of an evening celebrating bands like The Clash, The Smiths and Franz Ferdinand.

"The place was wired no matter what we dropped," he recalls. "I played My Bloody Valentine, the place went off. I threw on Happy Mondays, the place went off. Everything was square." Since that night, the DJ has gotten back together with friend and Shag! reunion organizer Tim Shady, and, along with turntable partner Jake Ryan, he's planning on focusing on the same kind of music.

Jacobson says for right now, Casual will be a one-off, but that could very well change. The DJ promises that old fans of the early Lipgloss days will be more than happy with his selection of tracks, which include the likes of Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip, Gang of Four, Chemical Brothers and more.

Casual goes down Saturday night, August 20 at the Meadowlark. Doors open at 9 p.m., cover is $5 and the event is twenty-one and up. For more information visit the night's Facebook page.

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