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Tue, 08/16/2016 - 1:29 pm

Winding down a busy summer within the festival circuit, including performances at Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, and coming up on a much anticipated debut appearance at Lock’n Festival,  Brooklyn’s Turkuaz is announcing a large scale co-headlining Fall 2016 tour with British funk band The New Mastersounds.

Kicking off at the beginning of October with four nights throughout Colorado, the tour caravans all four corners of the country and blankets both East and West Coasts. Notable stops include Ogden Theatre in Denver, Terminal 5 in New York City, the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and The Fillmore in San Francisco. A full list of tour dates is below.

To commemorate the co-headlining tour, The New Mastersounds and Turkuaz will be releasing a split 7" featuring both bands performing a cover song from the other artist's catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration.  The limited edition vinyl is now available for pre-order via both band's fan club ticketing.  The 7" vinyl will also be exclusively available at shows on the bands' co-headline Fall Tour.  The two tracks were recorded over two days at a studio in Oakland, CA where all members of both groups shacked up before playing High Sierra Music Festival.  The session made for exciting results with each band putting a fresh take on each other's songs. 

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall 2016 Tour Dates

10/06 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

10/07 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre

10/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

10/09 Aspen, CO Belly Up

10/12 Austin, TX The Parish

10/13 Houston, TX The Secret Group*

10/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada*

10/14 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival^

10/15 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival*

10/15 Tyler, TX Stanley's^

10/16 Dallas, TX Sundwon @ Granada^

10/18 New Orleans, LA  Joy Theater

10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution Live

10/21 Jacksonville, FL  Mavericks Live

10/22 St. Petersburg, FL  Jannus Landing

10/27 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater*

10/28 Buffalo, NY Iron Works*

10/29 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*

11/09 Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up

11/10 Los Angeles, CA  Teragram Ballroom

11/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

11/12 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre

11/13 Tahoe, NV Crystal Bay Casino

11/15 Bend, OR The Domino Room

11/16 Eugene, OR Hi-Fi Music Hall

11/17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

11/18 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre

11/19 Sandpoint, ID  The Hive

11/20 Missoula, MT The Top Hat

11/23 Minneapolis, MN  Cabooze

11/25 Chicago, IL Park West

11/26 Indianapolis, IN  The Vogue Theatre

11/30 Burlington, VT  Higher Ground

12/01 Boston, MA Royale

12/02 New York, NY Terminal 5

12/03 New Haven, CT  College Street Music Hall

12/04 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

12/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den

12/07 Rochester , NY Anthology

12/08 Pittsburgh, PA  The Rex Theater

12/09 Washington DC  9:30 Club

12/10 Philadelphia, PA  TLA

12/11 State College, PA  The State Theatre

12/13 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

12/14 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

12/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West

12/16 Nashville, TN  Exit/In

12/17 Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel

 

*Turkuaz only

^The New Mastersounds only

Mon, 10/03/2016 - 9:52 am

On the heels of beginning an extensive nationwide Fall Tour with The New Mastersounds, Turkuaz is pleased to announce The Ball Drop, their annual New Years event.  The two night event is being brought to Fete Ballroom in Providence on December 30 and 31.  Joining the festivities as support will be Moon Hooch on December 30, and Kung Fu and West End Blend on December 31.

Between standout performances at Lock’n Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Peach Music Festival, and Mountain Jam, and graduating into theater on the regular touring circuit, 2016 has been a landmark year for the 9-piece funk powerhouse. 

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has steadily ascended them into a mainstay staple for music lovers of all walks of life and all ages. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant coast-to-coast touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

The Ball Drop

Featuring Two Nights of Turkuaz

w/ special guests

Moon Hooch - 12/30

Kung Fu & West End Blend - 12/31

December 30 + 31

Fete Ballroom

Providence, RI

Turkuaz is:

Dave Brandwein -- Lead & Backing Vocals/Guitar

Taylor Shell -- Bass

Craig Brodhead -- Guitar/Keys

Michelangelo Carubba -- Drums

Josh Schwartz -- Baritone Sax/Lead & Backing Vocals

Greg Sanderson -- Tenor Sax

Chris Brouwers -- Trumpet/Keys

Sammi Garett -- Lead & Backing Vocals/Percussion

Shira Elias -- Lead & Backing Vocals

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 11:47 am

Waking up from the tour opener of a massive Fall Tour in Fort Collins, CO last night, Britain’s The New Mastersounds and Brooklyn’s Turkuaz are pleased to debut the music video for the latter’s cover of prior’s song “On the Border”.  The tune serves as one side of a Split 7” EP that both groups collaborated on.  The record features both bands performing a cover song from the other artist's catalog, while also joining in on the collaboration.

With the tour now underway, the official digital release date has been set for Friday, October 14.  The limited edition vinyl format is now available for purchase via both band's fan club ticketing, linked below.  It will also be exclusively available at shows along the band's co-headline US Fall Tour.

The two tracks were recorded over two days at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, CA where all members of both groups shacked up before playing High Sierra Music Festival this past summer.  The session made for exciting results with each band putting a fresh take on each other's songs. The music video, directed by Dani Brandwein, pulls back the blinds on the session that also served as the first time both bands had ever been in the same room together.

Kicking off at the beginning of October with four nights throughout Colorado, the tour caravans all four corners of the country and blankets both East and West Coasts. Notable stops include Ogden Theatre in Denver, Terminal 5 in New York City, the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., and The Fillmore in San Francisco. A full list of tour dates is below.

From their inception nearly two decades ago in Leeds, UK, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the “old school” label—their sound rooted deeply in those classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk albums on labels such as Blue Note and Prestige by artists like Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Lou Donaldson.

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

Vinyl 7” EP Pre order & tickets to The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall Tour 2016:

The New Mastersounds & Turkuaz Fall 2016 Tour Dates

10/06 Ft. Collins, CO Aggie Theatre

10/07 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre

10/08 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre

10/09 Aspen, CO Belly Up

10/12 Austin, TX The Parish

10/13 Houston, TX The Secret Group*

10/14 Dallas, TX Club Dada*

10/14 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival^

10/15 Eureka Springs, AR  Hillberry Music Festival*

10/15 Tyler, TX Stanley's^

10/16 Dallas, TX Sundwon @ Granada^

10/18 New Orleans, LA  Joy Theater

10/20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Revolution Live

10/21 Jacksonville, FL  Mavericks Live

10/22 St. Petersburg, FL  Jannus Landing

10/27 Syracuse, NY The Westcott Theater*

10/28 Buffalo, NY Iron Works*

10/29 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom*

11/09 Solana Beach, CA  Belly Up

11/10 Los Angeles, CA  Teragram Ballroom

11/11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

11/12 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre

11/13 Tahoe, NV Crystal Bay Casino

11/15 Bend, OR The Domino Room

11/16 Eugene, OR Hi-Fi Music Hall

11/17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

11/18 Seattle, WA Neptune Theatre

11/19 Sandpoint, ID  The Hive

11/20 Missoula, MT The Top Hat

11/23 Minneapolis, MN  Cabooze

11/25 Chicago, IL Park West

11/26 Indianapolis, IN  The Vogue Theatre

11/27 Kalamazoo, MI  Bell’s Brewery^

11/28 Columbus, OH Woodlands Tavern^

11/30 Burlington, VT  Higher Ground

12/01 Boston, MA Royale

12/02 New York, NY Terminal 5

12/03 New Haven, CT  College Street Music Hall

12/04 Portland, ME Port City Music Hall

12/06 Saratoga Springs, NY Putnam Den

12/07 Rochester , NY Anthology

12/08 Pittsburgh, PA  The Rex Theater

12/09 Washington DC  9:30 Club

12/10 Philadelphia, PA  TLA

12/11 State College, PA  The State Theatre

12/13 Richmond, VA The Broadberry

12/14 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre

12/15 Atlanta, GA Terminal West

12/16 Nashville, TN  Exit/In

12/17 Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel

 

*Turkuaz only

^The New Mastersounds only

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:30 am

As another exciting year winds down, Brooklyn’s Turkuaz is thrilled to share their first batch of tour dates for 2017.  The four week run will begin in the Southwest, anchored by McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, AZ where they will share the bill with Flume, The Shins, Chromeo, and more.  Following a trek through Colorado’s Rocky Mountain ski areas, the tour will land in Columbus, OH for two nights as part of Woodland's Tavern St. Fatty's Daze, before making way east to conclude in Stroudsburg, PA at Sherman Theater.  

The multifaceted “Powerfunk” outfit is currently winding down a three month tour with Britain's The New Mastersounds.  The extensive jaunt has taken the band coast to coast stepping into and filling prestigious rooms including The Ogden Theater in Denver, Terminal 5 in New York City, 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA, and The Fillmore in San Francisco.  The benchmark Bay Area play was highlighted by a special guest appearance from The Talking Heads Jerry Harrison.  The renowned keyboard player sat in on Turkuaz’s rendition of “Take Me To the River”.

In addition to the newly announced Winter dates, the band will begin 2017 on Jam Cruise, joining the likes of The Meters, Moe, Griz, and many more.  Aboard the ship, the group will be playing during the ship’s send off and host a curated late night Jazz Jam.

Turkuaz is a throng of nine diverse musicians whose sum of all parts take on the classic funk sound has yielded a powerful modern voice that tactfully balances their naturally raw, aggressive nature with the polished Pop sensibilities of R&B Soul. 

Described as the lovechild of Sly & the Family Stone and The Talking Heads with Uncles Prince, Morris Day, and George Clinton popping in throughout their upbringing, Turkuaz’s live shows have developed into high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing spectacled filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that have a penchant for those bearing witness to be plea for more.

Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates

01/20 Miami, FL: Jam Cruise

03/02 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room

03/03 Las Vegas, NV: Beauty Bar

03/04 Phoenix, AZ: McDowell Mountain Music Festival

03/06 Steamboat Springs, CO: Schmiggity's

03/07 Frisco, CO: Barkley Ballroom

03/09 Durango, CO: Animas City Theatre

03/10 Telluride, CO: Sheridan Opera House

03/11 Santa Fe, NM: Skylight

03/12 Taos, NM: Taos Mesa Brewing

03/15 Davenport, IA: Redstone Room

03/16 Urbana, IL: Canopy Club

03/17 Columbus, OH: Woodland's Tavern St. Fatty's Daze

03/18 Columbus, OH: Woodland's Tavern St. Fatty's Daze

03/19 Kalamazoo, MI: Bell's Brewery

03/21 Morgantown, WV: Mainstage

03/23 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt

03/24 Lancaster, PA: Chameleon Club

03/25 Stroudsburg, PA: Sherman Theater

04/09 Austin, TX: Euphoria Festival

04/21 Live Oak, FL: Wanee Festival

04/28 New Orleans, LA: Civic Theatre w/ Moe

04/29 New Orleans, LA: Civic Theatre w/ Moe

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:09 am

Adding to a buzzworthy maiden showing aboard Jam Cruise and announcements to appear at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks in Colorado with peers Lettuce, and two nights supporting Moe during Jazz Fest week in New Orleans, Turkuaz is thrilled to announce the Spring Leg of their 2017 tour.

The tour will embark through uncharted territory, headlining the Easter Island Festival in Oklahoma and right into Austin, TX for Euphoria Festival alongside Pretty LIghts, Chromeo, The Disco Biscuits, and more.  The run hugs the Southern region making way to Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL, and ultimately to New Orleans.  Up and coming trio Organ Freeman will serve as support on a number of dates throughout the tour.

Turkuaz is a throng of nine diverse musicians whose sum of all parts take on the classic funk sound has yielded a powerful modern voice that tactfully balances their naturally raw, aggressive nature with the polished Pop sensibilities of R&B Soul. 

Described as the lovechild of Sly & the Family Stone and The Talking Heads with Uncles Prince, Morris Day, and George Clinton popping in throughout their upbringing, Turkuaz’s live shows have developed into a high energy, floor shaking, and visually appealing spectacle filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that have a penchant for those bearing witness to be plea for more.

Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates:

03/02 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room

03/03 Las Vegas, NV: Beauty Bar

03/04 Phoenix, AZ: McDowell Mountain

03/06 Steamboat Springs, CO: Schmiggity’s

03/07 Frisco, CO: Barkley Ballroom

03/09 Durango, CO: Animas City Theatre

03/10 Telluride, CO: Sheridan Opera House

03/11 Santa Fe, NM: Skylight

03/12 Taos, NM: Taos Mesa*

03/15 Davenport, IA: Redstone Room*

03/16 Urbana, IL: Canopy Club*

03/17 Columbus, OH: Woodland Tavern

03/18 Columbus, OH: Woodland Tavern

03/19 Kalamazoo, MI: Bell’s Brewery*

03/21 Morgantown, WV: Mainstage*

03/23 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt*

03/24 Lancaster, PA: Chameleon Club*

03/25 Stroudsburg, PA: Sherman Theater*

04/06 Kansas City, MO: Knuckleheads Saloon

04/07 Keetonville, OK: Easter Island

04/08 Dallas, TX: Curtain Club

04/09 Austin, TX: Euphoria Festival

04/12 Fayetteville, AR: George's Majestic Lounge*

04/13 St. Louis, MO: Ready Room*

04/14 Lexington, KY: Cosmic Charlies*

04/15 Bloomington, IN: The Bluebird*

04/18 Chattanooga, TN: Revelry Room*

04/19 Athens, GA: Georgia Theatre*

04/20 Charleston, SC: The Pour House*

04/21 Live Oak, FL: Wanee Festival

04/25 Oxford, MS: The Lyric*

04/26 Jackson, MS: Duling Hall*

04/27 Birmingham, AL: Saturn*

04/28 New Orleans, LA: Civic Theatre^

04/29 New Orleans, LA: Civic^

05/13 Morrison, CO: Red Rocks

06/08 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo Music Festival

07/14 Noth Plains, OR: Northwest String Summit

07/28 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest

07/29 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest

* w/ Organ Freeman

^ w/ Moe

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 4:39 pm

Fresh off the release of their funky new single “Still Waiting,” the seven-piece Minneapolis funk band PHO is proud to announce their first-ever run of shows in Colorado, planned for June 2017.

PHO’s energetic live shows are well-known in the midwestern cities of Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, WI, but their journey to Colorado marks the band’s maiden voyage to the Western US. With a rapidly growing fan base, the time is right for PHO to bring their updated take on the classic Minneapolis sound to one of the country’s most thriving jam scenes.

The four-night run brings PHO to the popular Fox Theatre in Boulder; Cervantes’ Other Side in Denver; Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins; and the Beanstalk Music & Mountain Festival, where they proudly share a lineup with Fruition, Cory Henry of the Grammy Award winning band Snarky Puppy, Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven, the Magic Beans, and many more. Joining PHO on the Colorado run is the seven-piece jazz & soul band from Dallas, The Funky Knuckles. A full list of shows is below.

A young and growing band, PHO has been proving their funky prowess to the national music scene with powerful live shows that keep crowds dancing, and they’ve done it alongside big names in the business, including The Motet, Dopapod, Dumpstaphunk, TAUK, and many more. PHO has been gaining fans with every show they play, but the band made an unexpected fan in the winter of 2016. Prince caught a live performance of the band from their YouTube page, which prompted an invite to open for Larry Graham (Graham Central Station) at the iconic Paisley Park in Chanhassen, MN.

PHO’s second album, two, produced by  John Davis (FLY - Lettuce, Blood from a Stone - Eric Krasno Band, Introducing Nigel Hall - Nigel Hall) and featuring Kirk Johnson of Prince’s New Power Generation on percussion will be out this May. Check out the first two singles from their new album at the  Soundcloud.

Upcoming PHO shows:

4/14 La Crosse, WI: Midwest Music Fest

4/15 Milwaukee, WI: Miramar Theater*

4/21 Minneapolis, MN: Triple Rock**

6/22 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre^

6/23 Denver, CO: Cervantes’ Other Side^

6/24 Bond, CO: Beanstalk Music and Mountain Festival

6/25 Fort Collins, CO: Hodi’s Half Note^

8/10-12  Hillsboro, WI: People Fest

 

* w/ EGI

**w/ Euforquestra and Duffel ft. K. Raydio

^ w/ The Funky Knuckles

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:34 am

Brooklyn based funk force Turkuaz is thrilled to announce a handful of club dates amongst their very busy Summer touring schedule.  Highlighted by a two night stint in Rhode Island, additional stops include a pair of Upstate New York plays in Saranac Lake and Bouckville.

The newly added dates come as the band rounds out their Spring Tour that has included appearances at Euphoria Festival in Austin, TX and Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL.  The month long run concludes this weekend with a pair of shows supporting Moe in New Orleans, LA during Jazzfest.  After a short break, the group heads to Colorado for their Red Rocks debut supporting Lettuce on May 13.

Summer highlights include first time trips to Bonnaroo, Camp Bisco, Floyd Fest, Northwest String Summit, and Revival Festival.  These come in addition to returns to Summer Camp, Frendly Gathering, Disc Jam, Big What?, and more.

The band began 2017 aboard Jam Cruise where members joined Moe during their headlining set for a stunning cover of "This Must Be the Place" by The Talking Heads.  Video of the collaboration can be viewed below.  The two nights that the bands will be spending together this coming weekend in New Orleans during Jazzfest are sure to bring about more sit-ins and surprises.

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:47 am

Brooklyn based funk force Turkuaz is thrilled to announce a return to their home turf of New York City for a special Phish Baker’s Dozen After-party on July 25 at Irving Plaza.  The concert marks the first time back to The Big Apple since their last co-headlining play at Terminal 5 with The New Mastersounds last year.

2017 has been exciting for Turkuaz, including powerful debuts aboard Jam Cruise in January and at Red Rocks in Colorado opening for Lettuce earlier this month.  The coming weeks marks a first time appearance at Bonnaroo with a coveted late night set.  Never ones to sit still, the band has been holed up beginning work on new material with Jerry Harrison of The Talking Heads fame producing.

Other notable summer highlights include festival appearances at Camp Bisco, Floyd Fest, Northwest String Summit, and Revival Festival.  These come in addition to returns to Summer Camp, Frendly Gathering, Disc Jam, Big What?, and more.

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates

05/26 Clarks Grove, MN: Revival Festival

05/27 Chillicothe, IL: Summer Camp

06/08 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo

06/10 Stephentown, NY: Disc Jam

06/24 Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore

06/30 Waitsfield, VT: Frendly Gathering

07/01 Cincinnatti, OH: Paradise On the Point

07/02 Chicago, IL: Live On Lincoln

07/13 Scranton, PA: Camp Bisco

07/15 Northwest Plains, OR: Northwest String Summit

07/25 New York, NY: Irving Plaza

07/28 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest

07/29 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest

08/18 Pittsboro, NC: Big What?

08/19 Cockeyesville, MD: Hot August Festival

08/24 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club

08/25 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club

09/01 Saranac Lake, NY: The Water Hole

09/03 Bouckville, NY: The Yard @ Ray’s BBQ

09/16 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore

09/17 Templeton, CA: Whale Rock Music Festival

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:04 am

As the middle of 2017 approaches, Brooklyn based, funk party powerhouse Turkuaz is thrilled to announce that their plans for the Fall will commence with a return to the West Coast.  The tour will canvas California, reach up throughout the Pacific Northwest, extend as far east as Colorado, and conclude at Joshua Tree Music Festival.  The majority of dates will feature support from very special guest Sinkane.

By the time the September outing hits, the group will have finished a landmark summer including debuts at Bonnaroo, Red Rocks, Camp Bisco, Northwest Strings Summit, Floyd Fest and more.  Other notable summer stops include Funk Of Ages with Lettuce and Snarky Puppy at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, PA in June, and a Phish Baker’s Dozen After-Party at Irving Plaza in New York City in July.  A full list of tour dates are below with more to be added in the future.

Off the road, the nine piece has been working on new material and spent time in May at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, NY with Jerry Harrison of The Talking Heads in the producer’s chair.

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” outfit from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern take on the classic funk sound has established them as leaders in the funk revolution that’s currently taking place in the genre. Blending elements of Pop, R&B, and Soul with their distinct aggressive funk core, Turkuaz sounds like the musical love child of Sly & the Family Stone and Talking Heads.

The group’s constant touring since 2012 has earned them a passionate and dedicated national fan base that’s consistently growing. A dance band at their roots, Turkuaz’s live shows are high-energy, floor-shaking, visually appealing events filled with colorful clothing and choreographed dance moves that always leave attendees wanting more.

Turkuaz 2017 Tour Dates

06/08 Manchester, TN: Bonnaroo

06/10 Stephentown, NY: Disc Jam

06/24 Philadelphia, PA: The Fillmore

06/30 Waitsfield, VT: Frendly Gathering

07/01 Cincinnati, OH: Paradise On the Point

07/02 Chicago, IL: Live On Lincoln

07/13 Scranton, PA: Camp Bisco

07/15 Northwest Plains, OR: Northwest String Summit

07/25 New York, NY: Irving Plaza

07/28 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest

07/29 Floyd, VA: Floyd Fest

08/18 Pittsboro, NC: Big What?

08/19 Cockeyesville, MD: Hot August Festival

08/24 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club

08/25 Westerly, RI: Paddy’s Beach Club

09/01 Saranac Lake, NY: The Water Hole

09/03 Bouckville, NY: The Yard @ Ray’s BBQ

09/12 Arcata, CA: Humboldt Brews

09/13 Ashland, OR: The Historic Ashland Armory

09/14 Chico, CA: Lost On Main

09/15 Santa Cruz, CA: The Catalyst Atrium

09/16 San Francisco, CA: The Fillmore*

09/17 Templeton, CA: Whale Rock Music Festival

09/20 Missoula, MT: Top Hat Lounge*

09/21 Spokane, WA: Knitting Factory*

09/22 Seattle, WA: Neumos*

09/23 Portland, OR: Wonder Ballroom*

09/24 Bend, OR: Domino Room*

09/27 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room*

09/28 Aspen, CO: Belly Up*

09/29 Boulder, CO: Fox Theatre*

09/30 Denver, CO: Ogden Theatre*

10/03 Phoenix, AZ: Last Exit Live*

10/04 Solana Beach, CA: Belly Up*

10/05 Los Angeles, CA: Teragram Ballroom*

10/06 Las Vegas, NV: The Yard @ Top Golf^

10/07 Joshua Tree, CA: Joshua Tree Music Festival

10/27 Placerville, CA: Hangtown Music Festival

10/28 Placerville, CA: Hangtown Music Festival

 

*w/ Sinkane

^ w/ Organ Freeman

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:56 am

Coinciding with Phish’s 13-night run at Madison Square Garden, American Beauty NYC will host a run of shows occurring before and after the Baker’s Dozen run. Located 1 block from MSG, American Beauty is a multi-room live music space & craft beer bar serving a free personal pizza with every drink purchase. The venue is named after The Grateful Dead’s acclaimed 1970 studio album. Thus, making it a popular hangout spot for the jam band community in NYC.

In addition to ticketed concerts, the venue will also host a ‘Jerry Lounge’ on the second floor that will replicate the lot scene that occurs at outdoor Phish shows. Entry is free, and the lounge will feature vendors curated by PhanArt, a Grateful Dead DJ, grilled cheese, and other entertainment.

On the off-nights of Phish, American Beauty will host Phish & Grateful Dead themed trivia (Mondays) and one-time-only specialty concerts by local artists (Thursdays). A number of shows and entertainment will focus on the Grateful Dead’s music, including two shows with John Kadlecik Band, of Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra and featuring Jay Lane of Primus and RatDog on drums. Both pre & post shows on August 1st will be in celebration of Jerry Garcia’s birthday, with Half Step playing the Grateful Dead’s music for Jerry’s Birthday Jam before Phish, followed later that night by Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Celebrate Jerry's Birthday Phish After-Party.

American Beauty Show Schedule:

7/21 After-Party: The Werks

7/22 After-Party: The Werks

7/23 Pre-Party: Polyvamp & Dorsia

7/23 After-Party: West End Blend & DJ Logic

7/24: Off-Night: Phish Trivia

7/25 Pre-Party: The Mallet Brothers Band

7/25 After-Party: John Kadlecik Band (of Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra-  featuring Jay Lane of Primus and Ratdog on drums.)

7/26 Pre-Party: Escaper

7/26 After-Party: John Kadlecik Band (of Furthur, Dark Star Orchestra-  featuring Jay Lane of Primus and Ratdog on drums.)

7/27 Off-Night: Lawrence Presents Christina vs. The World: A Y2K Retrospective

7/28 Pre-Party: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer Band

7/28 After-Party: Big Mean Sound Machine

7/29 Pre-Party: PhanArt art show with Space Carnival

7/29 After-Party: J-Dilla Tribute ft. Borahm Lee (Break Science, Pretty Lights Live Band), Daru Jones (Jack White), Maurice ‘Mobetta’ Brown (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Nate Edgar (Nth Power) & Very Special Guests

7/30 Pre-Party: Wig & Bee

7/30 After-Party: ShwiKus Play P-Funk  (downstairs)

7/30 After-Party: lespecial (upstairs)

7/31: Off-Night: Grateful Dead Trivia

8/1  Pre-Party: Jerry’s Birthday Jam: Half Step

8/1 After-Party: Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven - Celebrate Jerry’s Birthday

8/2 Pre-Party: Mister F & Of Clocks and Clouds

8/2 After-Party: Zach Deputy

8/4 Pre-Party: Maradeen

8/4 After-Party: Atlas Road Crew

8/5 Pre-Party: Yellow Dubmarine

8/5 After-Party: Midnight Bluegrass (Members of Yonder Mountain + more)

8/6 Pre-Party: Grateful Dead Pizza Party with Steve Urban, Josh Kates, Ray Kairy & more

8/6 After-Party: Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven

 

All Pre-Parties are 3pm Doors, 4pm Show

All Post-Parties are 11:30 Doors, 11:55 Show

For additional announcements, check www.americanbeautynyc.com

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:53 am

As an eventful summer rolls on, Turkuaz is enthused to unveil a throng of additional dates to their Fall 2017 Tour.  Consisting of just short of fifty stops and covering ground from coast to coast, the extensive run maintains the band on a busy schedule through December.  In addition to Sinkane, who joins throughout the already announced West Coast leg, other hand picked special guests include Con Brio, The Suffers, & Pimps Of Joytime.  Amidst the many club and theater plays, including a hometown show at the newly opened Brooklyn Steel, are a handful of festival appearances including Whale Rock Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, LEAF Festival, & Hangtown Music Festival.  The last two dates revealed today lay anticipation towards The Ball Drop, the band’s annual New Year’s event that remains unannounced at the moment.  Special fan pre-sale tickets are available now at www.turkuazband.com ahead of general public on sale this Friday, Aug 18 @ 12pm local time.

They’ve become one of Brooklyn’s freshest exports, nine charismatic men and women brightly outfitted to have their colorful nature match their expressive voice, playing sounds that blend genuine soul and a potent funk that can’t be forced.  It’s been a quickly addictive pulse and a reputation for a distinct, heavy footed “Powerfunk” that continues to steadily grow their presence.  Since hitting the road hard in 2012, Turkuaz have a released a handful of albums, canvassed the US more times over, and continued to gather devoted listeners along the way.  The band has made impactful appearances at Bonnaroo & Red Rocks, and filled rooms east to west from Terminal 5 in New York to The Fillmore in San Francisco.  Balancing the conventional wisdom that has sparked their flame and using its heat to forge their own sword, Turkuaz is a band that can make anyone appreciate the side that feels familiar, yet remain intrigued by it’s ability to explore its own complex character comprised of nine striking personalities.

Live, Turkuaz is a rock band at the core, yet conjures up sweaty dance parties with the flick of an on-switch, a synchronized dance palette of vibrant colors, and eargasms that deliver pleasing punches one song at a time.  That combination is a spectacle that’s hard to miss and hard to leave feeling anything short of quenched.

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 11:03 am

As the end of 2017 nears, Turkuaz is thrilled to announce The Ball Drop, their annual New Year’s Eve celebration.  This year’s event will take place in Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live and also feature Pimps Of Joytime.  The celebration will mark the end of a benchmark year for Turkuaz that includes notable debuts throughout the year at Jam Cruise, Red Rocks, Bonnaroo, Wanee Festival and numerous highlight appearances throughout the United States.

A limited amount of lower fee, fan pre-sale tickets are available now ahead of the general public on sale this Friday, September 15 at 10:00am EST. Discounted early bird VIP option available too.

Pre-Sale Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/yc9v75ye

FB Event: http://tinyurl.com/y9xvv3ra

In addition to unveiling New Years plans, today marks the start of a massive Fall Tour for the group in Arcata, CA.  Consisting of just short of fifty stops and covering ground from coast to coast, the extensive run maintains the band on a busy schedule through December.  In addition to Sinkane, who joins throughout the already announced West Coast leg, other hand picked special guests include Con Brio, The Suffers, & Pimps Of Joytime.  Amidst the many club and theater plays, including a hometown show at the newly opened Brooklyn Steel, are a handful of festival appearances including Whale Rock Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, LEAF Festival and Hangtown Music Festival.  Turkuaz will be teaming up with Live for Live Music throughout the tour to provide behind-the-scenes coverage, real-time recaps, and more updates from the road.

They’ve become one of Brooklyn’s freshest exports, nine charismatic men and women brightly outfitted to have their colorful nature match their expressive voice, playing sounds that blend genuine soul and a potent funk that can’t be forced.  It’s been a quickly addictive pulse and a reputation for a distinct, heavy footed “Powerfunk” that continues to steadily grow their presence.  Since hitting the road hard in 2012, Turkuaz have a released a handful of albums, canvassed the US more times over, and continued to gather devoted listeners along the way.  The band has made impactful appearances at Bonnaroo & Red Rocks, and filled rooms east to west from Terminal 5 in New York to The Fillmore in San Francisco.  Balancing the conventional wisdom that has sparked their flame and using its heat to forge their own sword, Turkuaz is a band that can make anyone appreciate the side that feels familiar, yet remain intrigued by it’s ability to explore its own complex character comprised of nine striking personalities.