By Andy J. Gordon
Two bands that provide high energy live shows are coming to The Mint in Los Angeles on Thursday May 19, 2016.
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.
With the release of their new album Digitonium, Turkuaz’s sound is more accessible than ever and poised to break out to a more mainstream audience. With a playful feel that evokes the best of 80s dance music, Turkuaz’s tightly arranged songs are built on thick grooves, driven by powerhouse rhythm and horn sections, as well as four distinct vocalists.
Since they first came together at a 3 a.m. jam at New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012, The Nth Power have been defying and redefining all the conventions of what a band can be. This powerhouse group of world class players has powered the music of icons like Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, funk innovator Maceo Parker, jazz greats Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison to name a few.
Their sound fearlessly crosses genres – marrying funky soul, rock, R&B, jazz, gospel, folk and world beat with improvisational chops that can match any collective on the jazz and jam band scenes. The Fall 2015 release “Abundance,” their first full-length CD, harnesses their instrumental prowess and diverse influences. Think Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Sly Stone, The Roots, Maxwell and Steely Dan.
Thursday May 19, 2016
09:15 PM – The Nth Power
10:35 PM – Turkuaz
Ticket Price: $12.00 – $16.00
Door Time: 8:00 PM
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Photos courtesy of Turkuaz and The Nth Power