Eight Gigs: Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
Thu., Dec. 10, Crest Theatre, 8 p.m., $38-$125
Variety shows were once a big thing of the past, yet Scott Bradlee has done much to bring them back. The talented pianist, composer and arranger caught attention on YouTube and now he's a household name in jazz, free-form and pop circles. His method includes making catchy pop songs sound as if they were written in a different time period. Whether you're into current radio staples or just curious to hear some well-executed versions done with heaps of gusto and pizzazz, chances are you'll be leaving his show with a big smile. 1013 K Street, http://postmodernjukebox.com.