Friday (June 4), Castle Theater, MACC, 7:30, $35/$45/$55
Technically, “Tower of Power” is a boy band, with a testosterone-injected name backing their brand of urban soul music. Peppered with delicious blues rhythms, their albums showcase the richness of a well–developed, diversely talented group of musicians. Since their 1968 start in Oakland, California, Tower of Power has been traveling the world on musical tours in the United States, Japan and Europe. Saxophone and keyboard really jazz up their deep beats and vocals, keeping the sound alive and fresh. Drums, trumpet, flugelhorn, bass, trombone, and lead guitar sew together the fleshed-out songs, bringing them seamlessly together to create easy harmony. Though I don’t believe these ten men will dare attempt a cheerleader-style “tower of power” pyramid, their music will surely entertain a lively crowd at the MACC. 808-242-7469 / mauiarts.org / towerofpower.org [Sierra Brown]
UPDATE: Na Hoku Hanohano award winner John Cruz to open for Tower of Power. Find out more HERE.