Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings


When: Fri., Jan. 3, 9 p.m. 2014

Bedecked in full-body painter coveralls, the 10 members of Turkuaz transformed the tiny Beachland Tavern into a massive party with an energetic set earlier this year. The rapid-fire lyrical delivery of "Smarter than the Speaker," for instance, dizzied up the room as the backing music pounded melodic funk into the atmosphere. It's clear that the band draws on a wide spectrum of influences, including James Brown, Talking Heads and John Brown's Body. From the first note of their set, the band made sure the whole room was gettin' down and enjoying the night. There are a lot of things happening onstage during a Turkuaz show. The brass section, held down by Greg Sanderson, Josh Schwartz and Chris Brouwers, applied a killer combo of robotic dance moves and soulful washes of tone. On the other side of the stage, Geneva Williams and Sammi Garett laid down some sultry, feminine vocals to balance frontman Dave Brandwein's funk swagger. (Sandy)

Price: $10 ADV, $12 DOS

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