Beanstalk Music Festival 2018 was one for the books, everyone! Where to begin… Imagine a festival with one of the best lineups the Colorado jam music scene has to offer in a beautiful location on the river, deep in the mountains. There was rafting, hiking, tubing, kayaking, paddle boarding, camping with friends, fantastic food, beautiful sunsets and sunrises, and a full moon lighting your way at night. Those are all just the extra activities available at Beanstalk every year, but this particular line up was very special.
In mythology, folklore and speculative fiction, shapeshifting is the ability of a being or creature to completely transform its physical form or shape. In the world of music, the verb can be applied in a similar context, particularly to one New York powerhouse funk quartet. Enter TAUK, a mind-melting, constantly moving, an ever-evolving force of nature that has taken the jam community by storm with their complex time signatures and catchy, melodic grooves.
Fresh off the release of their Shapeshifter 1: Construct EP and riding a train hell-bent on metamorphosis, New York’s mesmerizing instrumental quartet TAUK took over Denver’s Ogden Theatre this past weekend, showcasing their unique ability to blend elements of jazz, rock, and funk to captivate the minds of audiences across the country.
The Oyster Bay, New York-bred rock-fusion four-piece, TAUK, debuted a new track "Premises" on Mar. 14 via SiriusXM's Jam On, and have announced a 2018 spring tour in support of their new EP Shapeshifter I: Construct out April 6. On the EP, TAUK tap into their singular chemistry to elevate and expand their all-instrumental blend of funk, hip-hop, progressive rock, and jazz and offer a hint of what is to come from a full length album this fall.
With Thanksgiving weekend in the rearview, ALO is excited to announce the acts who will be joining them on the road for their 12th annual Tour d’Amour. Held each year in February and March, to surround Valentine’s Day, the tour is a celebration of love in all of its forms. John Craigie will open most shows, including the Friday at the Fillmore. Monophonics will join ALO for Seattle and Portland, and TAUK will help close out the tour, and Fillmore weekend on the Saturday night in San Francisco.
Instrumental rock-fusion quartet TAUK have confirmed a grand finale to their Fall US Tour. 2017 will come to a close with 2 shows at Charleston, SC’s Pour House, and one night at Atlanta, GA’s Variety Playhouse. The current fall tour comes after a successful summer run of festival shows at Electric Forest, LOHI Music Festival, FloydFest and many more. Support acts for the NYE run, and the band’s hometown TAUKsgiving show will be announced shortly. Tickets to the New Years’ run will be available this Friday at 10 am EST.