Still brainstorming date night ideas for Valentine’s Day? Well look no further! The wildly popular ensemble band Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox is coming to the Arlington Theatre (1317 State St.) on February 14 at 8 p.m., presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures.
Founded by pianist and arranger Scott Bradlee in 2009, Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) reimagines contemporary pop, rock and R&B hits in the style of various yesteryears, from swing to doo-wop, ragtime to Motown—or, as Bradlee himself puts it, “pop music in a time machine.” The ensemble parlayed a series of YouTube videos shot in Bradlee’s Queens living room into massive success, accruing more than 450 million YouTube views and over 2 million subscribers, an appearance on Good Morning America and performances at packed houses across the globe.
PMJ’s tracks feature “breathtaking vocal performances, raucous horn solos, infectious dance rhythms and nostalgic melodies, all captured the way music was recorded in the Golden Age of the record industry: with everyone together, in the same room.” Let this multi-talented group of performers, frequent collaborators, guest vocalists and featured musicians serenade you and your valentine in a live show unlike any other—a must-see for anyone who loves jaw-dropping live performances!
Visit postmodernjukebox.com to read more about the band. For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at 805/893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu, or Arlington Theatre at 805/963-4408 or visit www.ticketmaster.com/venue/73731. A limited quantity of tickets include a Valentine’s Day party with the band.
—Victoria Tai Murphy