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Tower of Power and War Coming to Maui

December 4, 2013, 2:14 PM HST
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By Maui Now Staff

Tower of Power probably does not fit on one tour bus. Courtesy image

Tower of Power probably does not fit on one tour bus. Courtesy image

Don’t worry. We’re not talking about an apocalypse.

That stated, if your fondest memories are based in the early 70s, then we have got some exciting news for you.

This Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the MACC’s Castle Theater take in the groovy tunes of Tower of Power and WAR.

Tower of Power is an R&B-based band known for their funky soul sound and powerful horn section.

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They have been performing since 1968.

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Along the way, band members have collectively and individually recorded with most of the legends of rock, funk, blues, soul and jazz.

They enjoyed their greatest commercial success from 1973 to late 1974 and their biggest hits include “So Very Hard to Go”, “You’re Still a Young Man”, “Soul Vaccination”, “Soul With a Capital S” and “Don’t Change Horses (in the Middle of a Stream).”

War is not short on members either. Courtesy photo

War is not short on members either. Courtesy photo

If that’s not enough of a blast from the past for you, then brace yourself for their companion band, WAR.

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Founded in 1969, their memorable hits include “Spill The Wine,” “Summer,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends”, “Me and Baby Brother,” “Slippin’ Into Darkness,” “All Day Music”, “Cisco Kid” and the song indelibly associated with Cheech & Chong in our minds: “Low Rider.”

War’s long-hailed musical virtuosity and influences include jazz, rock, funk, soul, R&B and Latin, and they also transcended racial and cultural barriers with a multi-ethnic line-up and socio-political subject matter.

Although the main event doesn’t start until 7:30 p.m., feel free to come early and take in Maui’s own Soul Kitchen.

They will perform a pre-show concert beginning at 6:00 p.m. as well as a post-show performance afterward at around 10 p.m. on the Courtyard stage.

Soul Kitchen is a trio billed as a “unique, acoustic musical experience crossing genres from soul, blues, jazz, zydeco, rock and pop.”

Tickets are $45, $65, $85 and $125

 

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