Shakas Up! Bumbershoot Recap!

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Nothing but sweet love in the sun at Bumbershoot. We assembled our largest band to date (including two dance crews) for an all-out music and dance extravaganza on the Fisher Green stage that had the best audience ever screaming “ALOHA” at us with their shakas raised up to the sky. Epic way to close out the summer! Good thing our braddah Jordan Nicholson was there to capture the vibes!

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I wanted to go barefoot (you know, for the feeling) but the stage was so damn hot I had to keep my slippers on for the whole set.

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All eyes were on the lovely ladies of THE CRUW during Superhero. Just looking at them I felt hot. All that black leather.

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Big mahalos to Zebra Club for the super nice threads, especially the 10 Deep baseball tee. Gotta rock this one next time we play in Hawai`i.

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OTIENO TERRY is the future of music, period. Just a giant well full of soul. The set went up into ultra high gear when he joined us for the last few songs, especially on First Avenue.

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One day soon the shaka will be the universal sign of peace and love.

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Extra large shout out to the biggest and baddest crew to date! Gonna need a tour bus to take this show on the road! We go, bumbai!

PHOTOS: Jordan Nicholson Photography
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WG206 Bumbershoot Interview

Check out this interview with WG206 that went down just moments after getting off the stage at Bumbershoot!

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New Day Northwest

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We woke up early today to perform on King 5 television for the New Day Northwest morning show as a preview of #Bumbershoot coming up this weekend. Click here to check out the whole show!

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PHOTOS: Neumos With Lots Of Friends

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On Saturday, July 19 we rocked Neumos with a whole gang of friends. Check out the flow of the night in this awesome photo collection of friends by sistah Bo Kim:

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FRIEND #1: DJ Daps1 had the turns spinning from doors to curfew, moving from soul to hip hop to reggae.

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FRIEND #2: It was a family affair for Thaddillac, with a rare appearance by all three siblings of the legendary Turner legacy on stage together.

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FRIEND #3 AND #4: Prometheus Brown and Grynch co-captained the Seattle version of Wu Tang, recruiting the following friends to rock an action-packed hip hop block:

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FRIEND #5: Nam Nice

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FRIEND #6:Wanz, who celebrated the release of his new single “To: Nate Dogg” along with “Thrift Shop” partner…

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FRIEND #7: …Macklemore?!!

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FRIEND #8: During our set, we were blessed with the vocals of the amazing Otieno Terry. See him at Capitol Hill Block Party and Bumbershoot.

Amazing night with friends. Best night of the summer. Our friends would agree.

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SATURDAY JULY 19 AT NEUMOS

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The amazing Super Shantz Bros smash it again! Another super photo shoot at the super secret spot resulting in super fresh posters about to hit the streets! Super team effort to get the shots:

Photography: Absalom Shantz
Art Direction and Poster Design: Teo Shantz
Set Construction: Emily Wood and Tenold Sundberg
Hair: Clarize Baldoz
Makeup: Grace Fong
Associate Producer: Kizamu Tsutakawa

Get ready for a hot summer night to remember in less than two weeks! Reggae meets hip hop meets soul on the hill! Get tickets online or at Moe Bar, Ohana Belltown, or The Station.

Saturday, July 19, 2014
Neumos Seattle Presents
Kore Ionz
Prometheus Brown x Grynch
Thaddillac
with DJ Daps1
$15 adv | 8pm | 21+

Here’s the second hilarious poster by the Super Shantz Bros:

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SEATTLE: Sat July 19 at Neumos

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Love You Better (Soli Remix) (Official Music Video)

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KoreAm: Kore Ionz Frontman Daniel Pak Talks About His Musical Roots And Identity

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Come Together

Singer Daniel Pak of the Seattle-based reggae band Kore Ionz traces his musical roots and identity to his native Hawaii

by RUTH KIM

When plans to play a wedding gig in Hawaii fell through for Seattle-based reggae band Kore Ionz, the band members saw an opportunity instead of a setback. Their flight already booked, its members decided to go ahead and make the trip and film a music video for one of the band’s new tracks during the weekend visit to the island. For lead singer Daniel Pak, a Korean and Japanese American and native of Hawaii, it all felt right. He was going home.

The track for the music video they planned to make, “Feels Good,” is part of Kore Ionz’s new work, an EP of the same name, that the group just released in April. It marks the third album for the band, which, though based in the grunge capital of Seattle, carries relaxing island sounds and vibes that are central to Pak’s identity.

“Feels Good,” in particular, captures the nostalgia Pak felt when returning to the sandy beaches and sunbathed warmth of the Hawaiian Islands. He moved to Seattle in 1998, and penned the song one cold and rainy night while feeling particularly homesick. “I just kept thinking about the island that I was born and raised on, and the song came to me in, like, five minutes,” said Pak.

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PHOTOS: Feels Good EP Release at The Crocodile

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On April 5, 2014 we released the Feels Good EP and celebrated Owuor’s birthday with a SOLD OUT show at The Crocodile here in Seattle. Prometheus Brown, Hollis, and The Cruw joined us on stage for an unforgettable night – see the recap video shot by Avi Loud and Bo Kim. Also performing on the bill were Two Story Zori, DK Band, and DJ Soul One. Feels Good EP available on iTunes and our online store.

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Photos by Bo Kim. GET HIPBOCAMPUS

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COVER STORY: International Examiner

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Read “An ode to Hawai‘i: Seattle-based band Kore Ionz releases new five-song EP” by Shin Yu Pai.

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