Turkuaz Shows Some California Love

SOLANA BEACH, CA – Turkuaz, Brooklyn’s explosive nine-piece funk-fusion act is coming to party down in California starting at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach on Thursday, January 31st.  Doors to the venue will open at 7:30 p.m. and paris_monster will begin the show at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased by clicking here or at the box office while supplies last.


Turkuaz – “If I Ever Fall Asleep” (Live at Galaxy Smith Studios)


Consisting of Dave Brandwein (guitar, vocals), Taylor Shell (bass), Craig Brodhead (guitar, synths), Michelangelo Carubb (drums), Greg Sanderson (tenor saxophone), Joshua Schwartz (baritone saxophone, vocals), Chris Brouwers (trumpet, keyboard), Sammi Garett (vocals, percussion), Shira Elias (vocals), Turkuaz is in the midst of an extensive 48-show Life In The City Tour, which commenced last year in support of their fifth studio album, Life In The City.  The Life In The City Tour will continue north of Solana Beach, CA making stops at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles and The Fillmore in San Francisco before heading to the Pacific Northwest for five performances.  Turkuaz will finish their tour off at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO.



Turkuaz – “Life In The City” (Official Video)


There’s many reasons why Turkuaz’s new album is unparalleled.  It’s innovative, it’s high energy and it’s cutting edge, but one of the most astonishing features of Life In The City is the production for the sixth track titled “If I Ever Fall Asleep” was taken on by Talking Heads keyboardist Jerry Harrison.  Turkuaz also curated a music video for “Life In The City” which has a nineties arcade game-esque to it, and continues the story of “On The Run”.  Along with “If I Ever Fall Asleep”, live footage of “Make You Famous” from Galaxy Smith Studios was also released in video format.


 For more information on Life In The City or Turkuaz’s upcoming tour dates, click here.

Turkuaz – “Make You Famous” (Live at Galaxy Smith Studios)


Tour dates for Turkuaz

January 29 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole ^^

January 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live ^^

January 31 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up ^^

February 1 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom ^^

February 2 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore ^^

February 5 Ashland, OR @ Ashland Armory $$

February 6 Bend, OR @ Domino Room $$

February 7 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall $$

February 8 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $$

February 9 Seattle, WA @  Neumos $$

February 10 Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo $$

February 12 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge ++

February 13 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto ++

February 15 Frisco, CO @ 10 Mile Music Hall ++

February 16 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre ++

^^ with Paris Monster

$$ with Object Heavy

++ Eminence Ensemble


Featured photo: Dani Brandwein

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Zach Schwartz

Born and raised in Upstate New York, and residing in Southern California for the past 5 years, Zach has a vast taste and passion for live music. In 2018, Zach graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors degree in Communication. Aside from music journalism, Zach is working hard at his blossoming career as a Lighting Designer. Feel free to contact Zach with any comments, questions, or concerns regarding anything music related!