Turkuaz w/ Ghost Note & Sweater Vest – WIN TICKETS! Turkuaz w/ Ghost Note & Sweater Vest – WIN TICKETS!

Turkuaz is a 9-piece “Powerfunk” army hailing from Brooklyn, NY, whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Zapp and Roger—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of Talking Heads inspired jittery, world-pop-dance grooves and a passion for The Beatles, Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing update to the funk idiom.

A universally appealing dance band at its core, Turkuaz’s tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by a powerhouse rhythm section and interlaced with swirling guitar lines and synthy keyboard riffs. Over the top, lyrical jabs and swells that serve as both subject matter and rhythmic reinforcement are delivered by four distinct vocalists, framed by horn lines and punctuated with left hooks and right angles. Whereas there are certainly talented improvisers in this extremely musical band, Turkuaz engages bodies and minds with its densely layered compositions, setting the stage for the soaring exploratory guitar and horn solos with no room for noodling. This is perfect for those who want to dance. As for the “headier” crowd showing up for the “jams”—these die hard music lovers are always more than satiated by Turkuaz. They are transported by an irresistible groove, bowled over by a devastating solo and swept up in the impressionistic, occasionally Dadaesque and often seemingly free associative lyrics that—upon closer consideration—reveal unexpected depths of insight, mystery and wry humor in equal parts.

 

Support From:

Ghost-Note (Members of Snarky Puppy)
Dallas, TX
https://ghost-note.bandcamp.com/album/fortified

Sweater Vest
Indianapolis, IN
http://www.twitter.com/sweatervestjams

Vogue Theater

Saturday, Jan 30th
Doors 8pm
Show 9pm
21+

$12 Advance
$15 Day of
On Sale Now
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1lpejNB

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Matt Duncan Staff Writer

Matt has been part of the Mojo team since 2011. His main focus has been on EDM artists and culture. Throughout the years he has interviewed the likes of Figure, Datsik, Terravita, Bare, and many more and put together a weekly blog "Dirty Mondaze" in which he ran for 2 years. " I enjoy getting people excited for something we all love and the thing that brings us all together, music."

  • Brian Iles

    January 23, 2016 #2 Author

    Would love for this to be my first time seeing Turkuaz, they have an amazing sound and I’d love to hear it at The Vogue

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    • Matt Duncan

      January 30, 2016 #3 Author

      Congrats you are a winner! Your ticket will be at the door at the Vogue.

      Reply

  • Patrick Milescu

    January 30, 2016 #4 Author

    I would love to catch Turkuaz for the first time tonight, those guys bring the real deal funk, especially with drum heavy ghost note and local powerhouse Sweatervest bringing the wetness beforehand this one is gonna be one for the books! Can’t wait!!

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  • Justine

    January 30, 2016 #5 Author

    I love both of these bands! I would love to attend and If I win tickets I promise to dance so furiously that I won’t be able to walk down stairs on sunday :-)

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    • Matt Duncan

      January 30, 2016 #6 Author

      Congrats you are a winner! Your ticket will be at the door at the Vogue.

      Reply

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