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Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Tower of Power @ The Roseland Theater | w/ Ron Artis II & The Truth, Legendary Soul Powerhouse

April 16 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
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Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Soul’d Out Music Festival Presents Tower of Power
April 16, 2019
7 p.m. Doors | 21+
Tickets: etix.com

A renowned horn-driven outfit, Tower of Power emerged in the late ’60s playing a dynamic blend of R&B, soul, funk, and AM pop. Along with similarly inclined groups like Chicago and Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power helped push the sound of brass-infused music into the rock era. Led by Detroit-born tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo, the Oakland, California-based group scored hits like “You’re Still a Young Man” and “What Is Hip?” throughout the ’70s. They also became one of the most sought-after backing ensembles in pop, playing on recordings by Elton John, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Josh Groban, and more. While their lineup has changed over the years, Castillo remains a constant and continues to guide the ensemble live and in the studio.

Although born in Detroit, Castillo opted to pursue his musical dreams in Oakland, California. It was in Oakland that Castillo put together a group called the Motowns, which, as their name suggested, specialized in ’60s-era soul. In 1967, Castillo teamed up with baritone sax player Stephen “Doc” Kupka, and soon the Motowns were transformed into Tower of Power. (One of the first tunes the duo penned together was “You’re Still a Young Man,” which would eventually go on to be one of Tower of Power’s signature compositions.) The group played regularly in the Bay Area throughout the late ’60s, as their lineup often swelled up to ten members, including such other mainstays as Greg Adams on trumpet and vocals, Lenny Pickett on sax, and Rocco Prestia on bass. By 1970, the funk outfit had inked a recording contract with Bill Graham’s San Francisco Records, resulting in the group’s debut the same year, East Bay Grease, which failed to make an impression on the charts as Tower of Power were still trying to find their own sound.

But it soon came together for the group, as 1972’s Bump City would touch off a string of classic hit albums, including 1973’s self-titled release (which introduced vocalist Lenny Williams and included another of the group’s most enduring tunes, “What Is Hip?”), 1974’s Back to Oakland, and 1975’s Urban Renewal and In the Slot. While Tower of Power remained a must-see live act, as disco became the new trend in R&B the group’s original funk-laden style fell out of favor, and disco-oriented albums like 1978’s We Came to Play and 1979’s Back on the Streets didn’t please critics or fans, and the band would go nine years without releasing an album.

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September 21

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Hood River
Hood River, OR United States + Google Map
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Hood River County Fruit Loop Summer Harvest Celebration
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Portland Saturday Food & Drink Specials

September 21
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Portland, OR United States

Portland Saturday Food & Drink Specials including daily specials, happy hours, & late night specials.

Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


 

Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Happy Hour 4-7 PM | Brunch 9a-3p

  • Drinks: $3 Well Drinks | $2 Pabst & Ranier Tall Boys | $2 Session, Mickey’s, Miller LT | $1 Off All Other Beers
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Goodfoot Lounge | (2845 SE Stark St.) | Happy Hour 5-8PM

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  • Drinks: $5 Tinto & Txakoli | 10% Off All Wine Bottles
  • Food: 1 free tapas with purchase of adult beverage

 

 

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Quarterwold | (4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd)

  • Drinks: $1 Off Draft (Happy Hour Menu)
  • Food: $3 Soft Pretzel / Fries with Cheese / All Salads, $5 Chicken Strips (Full Menu)

 

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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Happy Hour 3-5PM

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  • Food: $1 Off Salad & Entrees (Menu)
  • Late Night: Late Night Food & Drink Menu starts at 10pm (Menu)

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Portland Saturday Brunch Info

September 21

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Portland, OR United States

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Portland Saturday Brunch Info | Food & Drink Specials, Hours, Bloody Marys, Mimosas & More! (All Ages & 21+)

Note: Menus are subject to change. Please contact venue in order to verify.


Bare Bones Bar & Cafe | (2900 SE Belmont St) | Brunch 9AM-3PM | All-Ages

  • Food: Large Menu including Traditional Breakfast, Bagels, Build your Own Breakfast Sandwich, Waffles, Fruit, Homemade Granola (Brunch Menu)
  • Drinks: Coffee & Tea | Free Refills on Soda & Juice | Full Bar | Bloody & Mimosa Specials (Drink Menu)

 

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The EastBurn (1800 E Burnside St.) | Brunch 9AM-3PM | All-Ages

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  • Drinks: Full Bar | Mimosas, Spanish Coffee, Brunch Flights, Bloody Mary Specials | Coffee & Tea | “Wake & Bake” (Full Brunch Menu)

 

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North Bar (5008 SE Division St.) | Brunch 11AM-4PM | 21+

  • Drinks: Bloody Mary Bar | Full Bar | Coffee & Tea | Sodas, etc
  • Food: Food Specials

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Portland
Portland, OR United States

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Kalama Harbor Lodge
215 N Hendrickson Dr
Kalama, WA 98625 United States
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All Ages
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