Totem Star Records youth recording artists street teaming in Capitol Hill, August 2012.
Although Kore Ionz is not performing at this year’s Bumbershoot, the band is still being represented at Seattle’s premier music and arts festival through the non-profit youth-run record label co-founded by Pak and Thaddeus, who will be holding it down at the festival all weekend long in the Armory / Center House.
Totem Star Records started in July 2010 and is currently in its fifth program, keeping the doors of their mobile recording studio open for the 80+ youth recording artists in training they have mentored for the last two years. Pak gives us his official report:
“We got a table set up in the Armory / Center House, as part of the first annual City of Music Community Expo, and we decided to bring in our mobile studio for the entire weekend. We got GarageBand running on two computers and two iPads and we’re making beats, broadcasting it publicly, and the guys are writing to the music while we tell the story. Lots of folks are passing through, excited to tell us they saw us with Toots, Katchafire, and Thaddillac, and when are we playing again and all that good stuff. At the end of the day, we’re here for Totem Star Records and our recording artists, but Kore Ionz is definitely getting lots of love!”
Visit Totem Star Records all weekend long at Bumbershoot 2012. The City of Music Community Expo runs from 11-8pm each day in the Armory / Center House. Read more on Totem Star Records right here.