Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox – Postmodern Jukebox is the brainchild masterpiece of arranger Scott Bradlee. PMJ releases YouTube videos each week, which have featured over 70 different guest performers over the years, that turn popular songs into vintage swing/jazz/ragtime gems. The perfect soundtrack to your next Gatsby-esque party.
Ghostland Observatory – This duo from Austin, Texas melds electro music with funk rhythms and rock vocals. They’ve perfected their inventive sound over the last 12 years, and when I listen to them I’m not sure if I want to go for a run or write some crazy blog posts while drinking a bottle of Captain Morgan (one of those little “personal” bottles… I’m not a complete mess).
Lake Street Dive – Awesome folk & southern rock vibes abound. Singer Rachael Price provides an impressive range and bluesy tones, while the rest of the band plays, ya know, the typical instrumental lineup – drums, guitar, trumpet and upright bass. The name? They were inspired by a street in Minnesota with a ton of dive bars (Go Vikings!!!).