Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PMD at Dr Sketchy's in Cleveland tonight and more!

Summer is so almost here, I can taste it, the heavy dew humidity dampens my hair, makes Pittsburgh's east end fog up like San Francisco at twilight, I am excited for less clothes and later warmer nights when I don't have to say, "It's freezing! Lets go inside...."

At current I write to you from Cleveland, Ohio, tonight I have a show at the Beachland Ballroom. Dr Sketchy's Anti Art School is hosting me, I have come to model for some of Cleveland's finest artists and cartoonists. 3 costume changes, at least that many songs, and drinking and drawing starting at 7 pm! 

Tonight, Tues Mar 25, 2010 at the Beachland Ballroom. http://drsketchycleveland.com/
15711 Waterloo Road
Cleveland, OH 44110

This weekend I sing for 2 wonderful events, on Friday May 29, I am opening for Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade at the Brillobox at 9pm!
4104 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15224
(412) 621-4900

And the following night I am really excited to say that I shall be singing with Colter Harper at the Regent Square Theater! We are performing a short set before the Pittsburgh Fimmakers debut of the movie Dust and Illusions by Olivier Bonin of MadNomad Films.
Once a year, on a vast Nevada lake bed surrounded by mountains, the Burning Man festival brings together tens of thousands of people who are attracted by the festival's promise of seven days of "decommodification,""community," "artwork," and "revelry." This doc on the festival’s 30 year history examines whether Burning Man's mainstream appeal threatens its utopian vision.
(Olivier Bonin; USA; 2008)
This is a $10 special event followed by a reception, no passes are accepted.
Proceeds benefit Doctors Without Borders. 
1035 South Braddock Ave, Edgewood, PA 15218
412-682-4111 (showtimes hotline)

Hope to see you, I am very excited about all of these shows, and I thank you for every opportunity I have to sing to you!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Benefit for Climate Ground Zero! Pop Up Pittsburgh! Awalim, Zafira and More!

Why should I do one show when I can do 3? 
Especially when they are for such good causes!
On Sunday May 16, 2010 we are holding a benefit for  
Climate Ground Zero! 
“Go Tell it on the Mountain”
 Pittsburgh musicians shall perform at a benefit concert to raise funds to send to Climate Ground Zero as they work to defend the mountain tops in West Virginia from the affects of blast mining for coal by Massey Energy. In the incredibly toxic and devastating process that is mountain top blast mining for coal, mountains are leveled, valleys filled, miners lost, streams turned to poison and whole towns washed away. Climate Ground Zero is dedicated to fighting this through legal civil disobedience and protest. In support of their work and in recognition of their need for funding towards their own legal battles we are having a benefit concert.

Hosted by Phat Man Dee , Vincent Eirene, Matt Peters and the Shadow Lounge.  Performers to Machete, Phat Man Dee, Miguel Sague Jr., Kirik Hava, Typewriter Girls, Colter Harper and Miguel Sague III. Also featuring speaker Mike Roselle of Climate Ground Zero & Earth First! and a video screening by Coal Stories.
Tickets are $10 or more at the door, 21+., Doors open at 6:30, showtime at 7:00 pm

Raffle with locally donated eco friendly prizes  all proceeds from door and raffle to benefit Climate Ground Zero.

  And the day before on the Saturday May 15, 2010, I have 2 wonderful events to choose from,  or be hardcore and come to both!!!!!

This Saturday May 15, 2010,  I am emceeing 2 wonderful events! Early in the day from 12- 4 pm I am emceeing and singing in my own neighborhood! Pop Up Pittsburgh is coming to the Hilltop in Allentown (small virtually unknown neighborhood between S Side Slopes, Mt Washington Knoxville and Beltzhoover)

Other performers to include:
Roland Ford,  Yours Truly , Gena-Pena, Elliott Sussman,  South Hills Baptist Church in Beltzhoover / Jesus for the Win Choir will perform multi-genre contemporary gospel , In Acchord, UMOJA,  a Bhutanese dance group from Carrick and Carrick HS Jazz Choir!!!

 And Later that Same Evening!!!

Zafira Dance Co. Presents:
ZiahAli & Majida Anwar of Awalim!
May 15 & 16, 2010
at the NEW Zafira Dance Company Studios!
1113 E. Carson St. (2nd floor, under BYS studio)
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

May 15th at Cattivo Sotto
$5 @ the door
7PM doors/ 8PM showtime
146 44th St., Lawrenceville, Pgh, PA 15201