It’s Postmodern Jukebox Thursday! And this week we’ve got a real treat for American Idol fans. Season 14 singer Jax teams up with the PMJ for a Janis Joplin inspired cover of the 2000 Alt Rock hit, “Teenage Dirtbag” by Wheatus.
“’Teenage Dirtbag’ may seem like an odd choice for a PMJ cover,” writes leader Scott Bradlee in a blog post, “but the combination of its lyrical storyline and the Janis Joplin classic rock sound makes for a particularly interesting juxtaposition.”
Next for Jax is a National Anthem performance at the Prudential Center in New Jersey ahead of an NCAA basketball event benefiting the children of 9/11 emergency workers on Dec. 10. Jax’s debut EP Funny is due out on January 27, The first single, “Stars,” is out now.
Check out the soulful, vulnerable cover of “Teenage Dirtbag” from Jax and Postmodern Jukebox below.