The Nth Power embraced the many facets of their funky blend of soul, rock, groove, and even reggae at the Hulaween Music Festival. Whether rocking the Thursday pre-party with pointed political messages (“Fuck Trump” said guitarist Nick Cassarino as an introduction for the song “Truth”) or their loving tribute to Bob Marley on day two featuring a bevy of special guests, the vibe during each performance stayed the same. It is an impressive feat to project such a loving and hopeful spirit, no matter what portion of their sonic palette The Nth Power was painting with.
The heart of The Nth Power is, as always, the seemingly disparate mixture of crashing drums and cymbals and soulful, harmonizing vocals by veteran drummer Nikki Glaspie and guitarist Nick Cassarino. Though Glaspie has drummed for some of the finest in sessions and touring bands, in The Nth Power, she has her own platform to share her talent. Helping her and Cassarino keep things locked down is Nate Edgar, whose bass tone is as oily, thick, and satisfying as anyone on the scene.
To thicken out their sound for the Nth’s Power’s Friday Bob Marley Tribute set, the band welcomed members of Tampa band Phantom Vanity plus Viveca Hawkins, Rob Marscher, Raja Kassis and Jay Mell for a rousing, free-loving set of tunes. The beloved Spirit Of The Suwannee Amphitheater was packed both days, with fans hanging on every note and dancing until the show’s last echo had long faded away. Check out some of the messages of love, hope, and unity The Nth Power and friends shared with fans during Hulaween below!
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