Postmodern Jukebox, says a press release, is “a group that basically makes every day #TBT.” But you don’t have to be a fan of throwbacks (or Thursdays, for that matter) to like this New York City-based collective. The group, created by pianist/composer/arranger Scott Bradlee, takes pop tracks and reworks them as vintage jazz, swing and ragtime songs. The musicians whose songs get the Postmodern Jukebox treatment seem to love it: “Gotta watch this. They are amazing,” Meghan Trainor tweeted of the “All About That Bass” cover. The band posts a song to YouTube each week — a cover of Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” now has over 7 million hits. Bradlee and company have taken on everything from Miley Cyrus (“We Can’t Stop,” doo-wop style) to Nicki Minaj (“Anaconda,” bluegrass hoedown style). Every selection is inspired. The group performs at The Orange Peel on Tuesday, May 19, at 8 p.m. $20 advance/$22 day of show. theorangepeel.net. Photo courtesy of the band
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