Astoria, Music, Video
Oct 15, 2014

Video of Postmodern Jukebox and a Very Tall Crooning Clown Shot in Astoria

This video flew around social media last year and I remember really liking the sounds coming out of this very tall clown singing Lorde’s “Royals.” Turns out, it was filmed (…)

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This video flew around social media last year and I remember really liking the sounds coming out of this very tall clown singing Lorde’s “Royals.” Turns out, it was filmed in Astoria! I learned this factoid in a recent NJ.com article. Scott Bradlee, leader of the band Postmodern Jukebox, was an Astoria resident but is now in LA doing a residency with the group.

Not sure if he is coming back to the neighborhood, as his video making activities got him into a little bit of trouble with his landlord:

Postmodern filmed all of its videos at Bradlee’s apartment in Astoria, Queens (“The most we’ve ever done in a day was four,” he says. “That was intense.”). That is, until noise complaints forced him out — maybe it was that one extended tap-dance solo that put the landlord over the edge, Bradlee says. Hence the name of Postmodern Jukebox’s upcoming tour: “Eviction Tour 2014.” The retro coalition comes to New York’s Best Buy Theater on Oct. 20.

Vintage gone viral: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox takes music back in time [NJ.com]

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Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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