April 5, 2019417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO
A true internet sensation, Postmodern Jukebox is known for putting their trademark vintage twist on modern pop hits. This group has amassed more than 925 million YouTube views by reimagining contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop and ragtime to Motown — creating what founder Scott Bradlee calls, “pop music in a time machine.”
Imagine marrying the 21st century party vibe of Miley Cyrus or the minimalist angst of Radiohead with the crackly warmth of a vintage 78 or the plunger-muted barrelhouse howl of a forgotten Kansas City jazzman. Bradlee’s choice of material ranges from the ‘80s hard rock of Guns N’ Roses to hits as recent as 2015’s Justin Bieber plea “Sorry.” They’re rendered by a rotating cast of musicians and singers in fashions that date back to a time when Axl, Slash and Bieber’s parents had yet to be born – a time of street corner harmonies and torch singers, blues belters and golden-voiced crooners.