Tickets: $10 ADV / $15 DOS
TURKUAZ – 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.
After four years of traveling the Southeast, steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville-based quintet THE FRITZ played exceptionally strong sets at The Catskill Chill and The Bear Creek Music Festival in the Fall of 2014, and showed thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: THE FRITZ likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s songwriting just as seriously, but the well crafted song is not the final product in the live forum… and this is where they shine, as THE FRITZ are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving the personality of the band and the crowd into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, there is the common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy, and whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. In March of 2013, THE FRITZ released Bootstrap, a collection of songs written over their years touring the Southeast. As they work on their upcoming third release, new fans and old eagerly anticipate the new music. To tide them over, THE FRITZ offers free downloads of live shows from their website and a steady diet of live performances, from the Southeast to the Midwest and the Northeast. All of this to support the fans and share the music, one show at a time—live or otherwise—as THE FRITZ continues their relentless drive to bring that intoxicating energy to crowds everywhere…
200 North 1st Street
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Show days only: 8pm till 2am
(904) 246-BIRD - Press 3
In Person, show days only: After 7pm