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Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox

April 22, 2018
  • Location: Vinyl Music Hall/5 1/2 Bar
  • 2 S. Palafox Place
  • Pensacola, FL 32502
  • (850) 607-6758 phone
  • Time: Starting: 7:00 PM
  • Admission: $35 - $135

Details

The work of Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox has been viewed on the ensemble's YouTube channel well over a hundred million times. Most of those doing the viewing, however, are not fully aware of the method to Bradlee's madness.

On the surface, the method is video – clips of full-band performances (that's Bradlee on piano) shot in the bandleader's living room with a single stationary camera. The madness: pop hits of the present performed à la pop hits of the past. Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" assayed as a doo-wop number; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" tricked out in flapper jazz; Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" rendered a 1940s big-band standard.