Two great bands of the 70's come together for one rockin' event on KCET to promote their "Hot Summer Nights -- Up in Smoke" concert, which also features War, Tower of Power and Cheech and Chong. Viewers will have a chance to win tickets for an upcoming show. This special will feature War hits such as "Low Rider," "Spill the Wine," "Why Can't We Be Friends?" as well as Tower of Power hits such as "We came to Play" and "What Is Hip?"
The legendary multi-platinum band War defined early-70s popular music, fusing together rock, funk, jazz, Latin, R&B and even reggae into a string of hit singles and acclaimed albums. Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music. Since 1968, Tower of Power has delivered their unique brand of music to their fans, appearing before sold-out crowds as they tour the world each year. Tower's sound can be hard to categorize, but the band's leader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labeled their sound as "Urban Soul Music."