Powerful Stuff

Tower of Power released their first album in 1970. They have upward of 18 releases so we haven't heard all their music, but we've heard enough to know what it's all about. It's pretty high-energy stuff, a very danceable sort of jazz/funk/soul hybrid with some rock elements. Around 60 musicians have been with the group over the years, so it's not like they are even trying to claim any sort of original lineup. It is the type of gig that can attract some of the best musicians around, though. Where else is a trumpet player going to go these days, anyway? Power up 7 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Blues. Tickets run between $23.50 to $36. Call 214-978-BLUE or visit hob.com for more information.
Wed., May 23, 7 p.m.
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Mark Hughes