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Turkuaz’s ‘None’s A Ton’ concert film will be screened in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn in September.
Turkuaz will focus on the East Coast and Midwest over the course of their fall tour.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by The Flaming Lips, ALO, From Good Homes, Turkuaz and Joe Pug.
Powerhouse funk band Turkuaz unveiled two brand new originals during their set at Maplewoodstock on Sunday.
Turkuaz goes unplugged for a rendition of “Tiptoe Through The Crypto” for the latest video from their ‘Sugarshack Sessions’ set.
Turkuaz unveiled pro-shot video of “Superstatic,” the fourth in a series of videos filmed at the band’s April concert in Burlington, Vermont.
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Turkuaz at Oregon Ridge Park
- Chatte Lunatique
- 20 Dollar Bill
- If I Ever Fall Asleep
- Better Get Ready
- Tiptoe Through the Crypto
- Big Business
- Murder Face
- Gogo Mr. Dodo
- Percy Thrills, The Moondog
- Electric Habitat
- Make You Famous
- Baby Don't You Do It
- Brain Drain
- Bubba Slide
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…
Bobby’s busy weekend at Lockn continued Saturday as Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir sat-in with Twiddle and Oteil & Friends.
Watch Billy Strings sit-in (literally) with Widespread Panic during their acoustic show at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville Saturday night.
Trey Anastasio joined Tedeschi Trucks Band for a complete performance of Derek & The Dominoes’ classic album ‘Layla’ last night at Lockn’.
Watch Bob Weir perform Grateful Dead songs with Old Crow Medicine Show and “Deep Elem Blues” with Edie Brickell from Lockn’ 2019.
Widespread Panic kicks off their three-night run at the Ryman in Nashville with a number of bust outs from Neil Young, The Beatles and more.