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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.
Turkuaz previewed their forthcoming ‘Kuadrochrome’ EP by unveiling new single “Heat Drop.”
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.
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Turkuaz at The Warehouse at the Fairfield Theatre Company
- JB Intro
- The Mountain
- If I Ever Fall Asleep
- Heat Drop
- Got To Get Better
- The Rules
- Mister Man
- Snap Your Fingers
- Coast to Coast
- Lookin' Tough, Feelin' Good
- Do Like I Do
- Take 'Em Down
- Better Get Ready
- Big Business
- Murder Face
- Jealous Guy
- Ballad of Castor Troy
- Monkey Fingers
- Brain Drain Fever
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 marathon Capricorn Revival concert celebrating the re-opening of Capricorn Sound Studios in Macon honored the history of Southern Rock and featured Chuck Leavell, John Bell, Marcus King, Taj Mahal, Jaimoe and many others.
Fruition, who added March & April 2020 tour dates, will release a new album entitled ‘Broken At The Break Of Day’ in January and previewed the LP by sharing a video for lead single “Dawn.”
Live Nation detailed the company’s 2020 Lawn Pass promotion, which gives purchasers unlimited lawn access to concerts at one of 29 select Live Nation amphitheaters.
Kamasi Washington will embark on a month-long tour of the U.S. during the winter of 2020.
Phish’s Fall Tour 2019 continued Wednesday at Pittsburgh’s Petersen Events Center with a setlist featuring debuts, bust outs and Fish playing the vacuum.