MASON CITY | A high-energy variety show is coming to North Iowa.
Postmodern Jukebox, a band that puts an “old-school spin” on popular songs, will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at North Iowa Community Auditorium, 500 College Drive, in Mason City as part of the 2018-2019 Performing Arts and Leadership Series.
“We kind of have a little bit of everything,” said Natalie Angst, a vocalist with Postmodern Jukebox. “It’s fun. It’s fun for everyone.”
The performance is part of the band’s weeks-long Back in Black & White Tour, which began last week, that brings a full band of gifted musicians with a cast of singers and tons of surprises to stages around the world.
Angst said Postmodern Jukebox, created by pianist Scott Bradlee in 2009, brings the “best of both worlds together” by reworking 21st century pop hits in a variety of vintage styles, like turning Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” into a 1950s-style doo wop number or giving Macklemore’s “Thrift Shop” a 1920s jazz accent.
“It appeals to everyone,” she said. “So many people love that old-school style, but so many people relate to the more popular songs.”
Angst, who has been performing with Postmodern Jukebox since early 2016, said this is her first tour with the band. She previously performed with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a popular Florida-based Big Band group, for two years.
“They’re consistently switching songs and people,” she said. “You’ll never see the same show twice, even with the same people in the cast. It’s just fun.”
Among the recent songs recorded by Postmodern Jukebox are a 1960s-style cover of Christina Aguilera’s “Genie and a Bottle,” a West Side Story-style cover of Queen’s “Who Wants to Live Forever” and a 1950s-style cover of Toto’s “Africa.”
The band’s YouTube page has 3.6 million subscribers and received more than 1 billion views.
Within the past five years, Postmodern Jukebox has played hundreds of sold-out shows on six continents.
For more about Postmodern Jukebox, visit postmodernjukebox.com.
To purchase tickets to the show, call the North Iowa Area Community College Box Office at 1-888-466-4222, extension 4188, or visit niacc.edu/boxoffice.