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Turkuaz are giving up their signature rainbow look for a new palette of colors to embrace a new era that includes the upcoming release of an EP entitled ‘Kuadrochrome’ and a 2020 winter tour.
The FloydFest 2020 lineup has been expanded with two nights of The String Cheese Incident, a Talking Heads tribute from Turkuaz featuring Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew and more.
Turkuaz’s encore on Friday at Pittsburgh’s Rex Theater started with shenanigans provided by Andy Frasco of opening act Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Turkuaz performed classic “E.Y.E. (Lookin’ Good)” aboard Jam Cruise 17 earlier this year and pro-shot video is now available.
Turkuaz’s New Year’s Run 2019 now includes three concerts leading up to their annual Ball Drop New Year’s Eve extravaganza.
Turluaz announced their 2019 New Year’s Eve show at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado.
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Turkuaz at Blue Note TOKYO
- The Mountain
- Coast to Coast
- Take 'Em Down
- Babies Makin' Babies
- Mister Man
- The Question
- Ballad of Castor Troy
- Lookin' Tough, Feelin' Good
- Take Me to the River
- Al Green
Credible bios are supposed to be objective and not full of superlatives and hyperbole, but it’s hard to avoid gushing when the subject is a funk army of multi-instrumentals and singers that is part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex, who-even on an off night-can blow away a room on the basis of sheer physics alone. That’s one way to describe Turkuaz, but it doesn’t address the music. In this regard, as with any band, influences are everything. One cannot escape them as one seeks to carve out a unique sound for themselves. Still, there are so many benefits to having Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James, Parliament and Bohannon in your record collection. With this as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-power groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom.
Turkuaz certainly does have sheer size in their favor, but when broken down into the basic components, each stands out on their own. Founders Dave Brandwein and Taylor Shell had the cream of the crop to choose from at Berklee, but making it happen as a large touring ensemble takes more than chops: it takes the right blend of personalities. When Turkuaz takes the stage the chemistry is clear. The special combination of elements—singers in sequined dresses, guys in tails (or sometimes all of them in jumpsuits or other complimentary outfits) horns, keys, guitars, amps and drums and smiles all around… well, it’s easy to get caught up in the explosive auditory and visual circus and find oneself dancing. Despite all of the gear and people on stage, it is becomes clear that it is not the size that matters here: it is performance.
Through constant touring and great festival performances, Turkuaz has built a solid, passionate coast-to-coast fan base that grows with every mile driven and each night on stage. They are currently criss-crossing North America in support of their third independent release, Future 86, and have plans to conquer the world… or at least shake the walls and all the booties in every room they play…
The latest installment of ‘The JamBase Podcast’ features Kelsey Waldon talking “Musical Mentors” and Ben Morrison sitting for a “Quit My Day Job” segment after “The Rundown” of recent news stories.
The Wood Brothers shared “Cry Over Nothing,” a track featured on their forthcoming studio album ‘Kingdom In My Mind.’
‘GarciaLive Volume 12’ features a Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders performance from January 23, 1973 at the Boarding House in San Francisco.
Amanda Shires confirmed an extensive tour to start 2020 that includes support from L.A. Edwards.
The first installment of ‘After Midnight,’ a five-episode episode original narrative podcast celebrating the 20th anniversary of Phish’s Big Cypress Millennium Eve festival in Florida’s Everglades has arrived.