WAILERS, KATCHAFIRE, AND SEAFOOD
Aloha . How you doing? Got exciting plans for the summer? Kore Ionz have teamed up with producer Mell Dettmer (Clinton Fearon and the Boogie Brown Band) and will be spending most of the summer recording our next album at Aleph Studios, right here in Seattle. For this one we'll be bringing in a horn section, a couple of lead guitarists, and some special guests that we can't announce just yet. And of course, in between all the studio work we'll be firing up the BBQ grill, getting some sun, chilling by the lake, and playing some exciting live shows coming up in less than a month! Hope to see you real soon. Photo: Kore Ionz at University of Washington opening for Common, 5/21/10.
TUES JULY 6 THE WAILERS
We sometimes wonder what the world would be like today if Bob Marley was still alive. What kind of international work would he be doing (in addition to performing live) to promote unity, justice, and one love for all humanity? Would there be less government corruption? Would there be less children dying of starvation? We can only wonder. Today, The Wailers are still on an Exodus, moving the people under the leadership of one of music history's greats - Bob's original bass player, Aston "Family Man" Barrett. Because what would reggae music be without the bass?
Kore Ionz perform with The Wailers on TUES JULY 6 at Neumos, 8 pm, $20 ADV, 21+
SAT JULY 10 KATCHAFIRE
Katchafire is an all-Maori New Zealand reggae band that started as a Bob Marley tribute band in 1997. Since releasing three albums of original music, Katchafire has gained immense popularity in Hawai'i, becoming the first band from outside the islands to headline both nights of KCCN FM100's Birthday Bash at the Waikiki Shell, the biggest summer concert event of the year. Katchafire is synonymous with Hawaiian culture and when they arrive in Seattle in July, the Showbox at the Market will transform into a sold-out island oasis for the masses of Polynesians that now make the Pacific Northwest their home.
Kore Ionz perform at Summerfest '10 with Katchafire and Island Bound SAT JULY 10 at Showbox at the Market, 8 pm, $30 ADV, All Ages
Hint: If you purchase tickets to this show through Ticketmaster online, you will end up paying roughly $48 per ticket. Purchase 1 of 500 "kama'aina" priced tickets at one of our local vendors and pay only $30 per ticket, with no extra surcharges. Kokua and support local businesses. Click here to see a list of our community partners.
SUN JULY 11 BALLARD SEAFOODFEST
The 36th Annual Ballard SeafoodFest is a celebration of just one of the many reasons why it is great to live in the Pacific Northwest: SEAFOOD! Seafood vendors, non-profits, supporters of the maritime industry, environmental activists, and arts and crafts vendors will take over downtown Ballard for a weekend of salmon, shrimp, and sun. The mainstage features a handful of local acts that are making big waves in the Seattle music scene, including country-rockers The Maldives, folk-rocker Kristen Ward, and Brazilian recording artist and MusicianCorps Seattle fellow Eduardo Mendonca.
Kore Ionz perform on the Main Stage SUN JULY 11 at the 36th Annual Ballard SeafoodFest, 1:15 pm, FREE, All Ages