Thursday, October 4, 2012

Phat Blast - October 2012 Only Happens Once!

unless of course you believe in time travel, or a non linear approach to time in general, and then, who am I to argue? It's not like I don't drink my coffee from a Dr Who tardis mug like every other red blooded American fan of the Doctor.
Now that we have that cleared up, I am singing in many many places this month and I hope you can come to any one, if not all, of my very exciting gigs!

October 10, 2012
Grey Area Productions Presents at the Thunderbird Cafe
21+ | Doors at 7pm | Limited Seating
Thunderbird Cafe is located at 4023 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Grey Area Productions Presents at the Thunderbird Cafe
21+ | Doors at 7pm | Limited Seating
Thunderbird Cafe is located at 4023 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
This band's story is very exciting, I am looking forward to opening up, joining me will be guitarist Carlos Peña.
Four years, festivals and village concerts on three continents, two previous albums, several languages from Hindi to Tzotzil to French, many musical traditions, and countless moments of joy, sorrow, loss, and transformation were the construction materials that came together for Rupa and the April Fishes' riveting new album BUILD, due out October 2nd, 2012. This collaboration with brilliant producer Todd Sickafoose travels the long road from solitude to solidarity in both directions.

October 25, 26, 27 and November 2 & 3, 2012
 I am joining Bricolage's very exciting series Midnight Radio! Midnight Radio is a raucous live comedy series in the style of classic 1940s radio broadcasts, featuring suspenseful action thrillers, vintage sound effects, musical guests, fake breaking news, commercial spoofs, and more.Celebrate Halloween with this macabre installment of Midnight Radio. Unearth Pittsburgh’s haunted past with this original radio show written by Bricolage’s own Jeffery Carpenter and writer Matthew Adams. Hear tales of local ghost stories inspired by true accounts of unexplained phenomena. You may have to sleep with the lights on after this one!
I will be the musical guest and will be singing my own original songs about the unquiet dead of Southwestern PA. Joining me will be guitarist Carlos Peña. I do not often get a great venue for singing these songs, they are usually relegated to the beautiful haunted hotel in which I wrote them, but I think this will be the perfect venue!
Bricolage Theater is located at 937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

October 26, 2012
I am joining a cast of wonderful female singers led by Reverned Deryck Tines at the Ebenezer Baptist Church for a concert performing the all time favorites of Mahalia Jackson in celebration of her birthday. (I will be singing early in the program so I can make the Midnight Radio performance on time, I wish I could stay the whole night, it will surely be an evening to remember, with so many wonderful vocalists shall be singing!
All ages welcome, $20
Ebenezer Baptist Church is located at 2001 Wylie Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219

Oct 27, 2012
I am bringing my show Phat Man Dee and the Cultural District to one of the hottest clubs downtown! If you come to my show that night at Midnight Radio, walk on down after for one of Pittsburgh's wildest costume parties! Celebrating diversity and alternative lifestyles the 941 Saloon is a haven to some of the most chic and lavish partying known to the cultural district and beyond!
941 Saloon is located at 941 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Facebook page for the club:

So that's what I've got going on for the wildly busy month of October 2012, there are a couple private events I am engaged at, and if you would like to consider booking me and my jazz trio "The Cultural District" or the burlesque sideshow with whom I am affiliated "Kabarett Vulgare" for one of your events, do not hesitate to contact me. Supporting live entertainment is holy work, and whether you can come to the show, buy a cd or some hand made merchandise or even book us to perform at your home or event, we appreciate you.

Also, one last quick note, I am booked to read my poetry at a private event this night, but I will be stopping down later to show my support, but my friends at Eljays Used Books in Dormont are hosting a Read A Thon on October 13, 2012! Proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council. Stop by the store or email them to receive a registration packet. Once you are registered you can start collecting pledges. Some readers will try to make it the whole 24 hours, others will only read for a few hours, but everyone who gets pledges and participates is helping GPLC!!

Stay strong, stay literate, spread the word and the word is NOW!
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