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Turkuaz announced a series of seven headlining dates scheduled for April 2020.
JamBase’s ScottyB shares 12 of the many memorable moments he experienced over the final two days of Jam Cruise 18.
Talking Heads co-founder Jerry Harrison discussed his upcoming ‘Remain In Light’ tributes with Adrian Belew and Turkuaz, his relationship with David Byrne and more in a new interview.
Turkuaz and Talking Heads’ Jerry Harrison and Adrian Belew confirmed the full slate of ‘Remain In Light’ tributes scheduled for May through July.
The Motet and Turkuaz with special guests Jerry Harrison and Adian Belew performing Talking Heads’ ‘Remain In Light’ will appear together at Red Rocks in May.
Release Day Picks this week highlights new albums by Beck, Keller & the Keels, Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Coldplay, Turkuaz, Grateful Dead, Big Band Of Brothers and a pair of holiday compilations.
Latest Turkuaz Setlist
Turkuaz at Echo Mountain Recording
- Mister Man
- The One and Lonely
- Big Business
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 Avett Brothers announced a handful of summer tour dates.
Mike Gordon’s first set in Cincinnati on Thursday ended with a three-piece horn section contributing to three songs.
Umphrey’s McGee will reunite with Gene Ween for a Godboner set as part of UM’s three-night stand at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado this June.
Phish Summer Tour 2020 has been confirmed.
Circles Around The Sun will head to the Northeast for a week of 2020 tour dates in February and March.