Brooklyn-based nine-piece funk powerhouse Turkuaz has released an acoustic video for “European Festivity Nightmare”, off of the band’s 2015 Digitonium release. Recorded during a recent Sugarshack Session in Miami, FL, the video is the second to be released from the “unplugged” session, following the release of Turkuaz’s bluegrass-inspired “Life In The City” video.

Guitarist Dave Brandwein explains, “We were hesitant to do this at first when we were told it was an ‘unplugged’ session. Our live show is very loud, in-your-face, and most of all, ELECTRIC! – in every sense of the word. But it ended up being an inspiring challenge and opportunity for us to do something totally new. For the first cut from the session, we decided to embrace that challenge to the fullest, and do ‘Life in the City’ in a completely different style. It worked surprisingly well, and we had a fine time doing it!”

Watch Turkuaz’s new acoustic take on “European Festivity Nightmare” below:

Turkuaz – “European Festivity Nightmare” [Live Acoustic]

[Video: Sugarshack Sessions]

Turkuaz continues their spring tour on Thursday, April 11th, with a show at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY, followed by performances in Washington, D.C. (4/12) and Charlotte, NC (4/13). Check out a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

For ticketing and more information, head to the band’s website.

Turkuaz 2019 Tour Dates:

04.11 Ithaca, NY: The Haunt
04.12 Washington, DC: 9:30 Club*
04.13 Charlotte, NC: The Underground
04.18 Burlington, VT: Higher Ground
04.19 Kingston, NY: BSP Kingston^
04.20 Boston, MA: Paradise Rock Club
04.21 Atlanta, GA: Sweetwater 420 Festival
04.25 Charleston, SC: The Pour House
04.26 Tampa, FL: Crowbar
04.27 Miami, FL: North Beach Bandshell
05.03 New Orleans, LA: Tipitina’s
05.05 Pittsboro, NC: Shakori Hills Festival
05.18 Richmond, VA: Dominion RiverRock Festival
05.24 Martinsville, VA: Rooster Walk Music & Arts Festival
05.26 Napa, CA: BottleRock Festival
06.01 Newport, ME: Branch Fest
06.22 Morrison, CO: Red Rocks~
06.26 Salt Lake City, UT: The State Room
06.28 Bozeman, MT: The Rialto
06.29 Missoula, MT: Top Hat Lounge
07.04 Sandpoint, ID: The Hive
07.05 Whitefish, MT: Remington Bar
07.06 Whitefish, MT: Remington Bar
07.13 Snowshoe, WV: 4848 Festival
07.27 Burlington, VT: Tumble Down Festival
08.01 Thornville, OH: Werk Out Music & Arts Festival
08.10 Telluride, CO: Telluride Jazz Festival
08.17 Cockeyesville, MD: Hot August Music Festival
08.24 Tuscaloosa, AL: Druid City Music Festival
09.01 Aspen, CO: Jazz Aspen Snowmass

* w/ Aqueous
^ w/ Brass Against
~ w/ Umphrey’s McGee

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