Being huge fans of Brooklyn powerhouse Turkuaz, we’re super excited to team up with the Rhythm Foundation to host them at the beautiful and historic North Beach Bandshell in North Miami Beach on Saturday, April 27th! Whether you’ve been a fan for years or this is the show that put them on your radar, these interviews on the Upful Life Podcast with host B.Getz give you a deeper insight into the history of the band and what they’re trying to do. Check ’em out…


“We’re lucky to have our first guest Turkuaz drummer Michaelangelo Carubba for a long-form sitdown, which took place during High Sierra in NorCal back in early July. Mikey talks ‘Kuazology, their live album 040717, Denny Laine and playing with heroes, his lifelong connection to Tower of Power drummer David Garibaldi. After the music nuggets, Mikey takes a turn for the serious, heartfelt, and inspiring, no-holds-barred recounting the circumstances that led to his sobriety, We spend time detailing his budding relationship with a Vermont-based singer/songwriter. Turkuaz is slated to drop Live in the City, a brand new studio LP, on September 28th.”

4:00 – Michaelangelo interview

Also hear B. talk with childhood friend and noted Delaware Valley Phishtorian J.A. about Phish summer tour.

“Episode 013 of *The Upful Life Podcast* welcomes very special guest Shira Elias of Turkuaz! We caught up with the vixen vocalist on a San Francisco tour stop in early February. Despite being the “newest member” of the band, Shira was among the first in the KUAZ clan that I connected with off the stage, and we’d been eyeing a proper long form powwow ever since I first interviewed her for L4LM a couple years back.”

13:00 – “The Question” by Turkuaz on 2/2/2019 @ Fillmore SF
17:00 – Shira interview

You’ll also hear B. give props to taper Randy Bowers of Funk It Blog and have a nice discussion with his mother, Irmzie.

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