Friday, September 14, 2012

and the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame...

but we have no time for the waiting game.....

Hello my beauties,

Just a quick line to let you know I am headed to Cleveland, Ohio tomorrow September 15, 2012, to sing with a new troupe whose company I very much enjoy. Kabarett Vulgare is a young group of performers in whom I have found some like minded defenders of the weird, the mad sexy and bizarre. Kabarett Vulgare also includes Macabre Noir, Deville D'Eggs, Nick Noir & Penny de la Poison. Together we've create a show featuring sideshow marvelry combined with drag queens, boylesque, fan dancers, beds of nails and nymphettes dancing broken glass.....Good, clean, American fun.
Tomorrow we descend on Cleveland, Ohio to perform with Bella Sin and Dolly Rocker Ragdoll at the legendary Beachland Ballroom located at 15711 Waterloo, Cleveland, Ohio 44110. 
Doors open at 8 p.m., and to purchase tickets visit:
More info check out the facebook page:

Also coming up are some very exciting Pittsburgh events!

On September 21, 2012 from 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. I am singing at NOLA on the Square with my trio of trusty jazz warriors, Tony DePaolis, Carlos Peña and Miguel Sague III there is  free valet parking and some truly delightful delicious nouveau creole cuisine!  There is no cover charge, but a $5 voluntary donation may be made to support some incredible charities dedicated to helping the communities in the Gulf recover from Katrina.
facebook event page:
for venue info check out:

And I am really excited about my impending showcase at Thunderbird Cafe on September 28, 2012. For the first time ever my band shall share a stage with Geña with her band of bomba beating salsatic señors "Machete Kisumontao" featuring Ketan, Vijay, Dino, Greg & Lars! The evening also includes me with my trio of jazz warriors which I have recently renamed "Phat Man Dee and The Cultural District" featuring Carlos Peña, Miguel Sague III & Tony DePaolis. A more powerful night of music could not be found in many places. Only $10 and 21 and over, we warn Pittsburgh to watch out! Cuidado! The last time these two forces came together there was a micro burst which ripped off half of the roofs on Mount Washington..... Thankfully the Thunderbird has plenty of deep fried macaroni and cheese nuggets laid in for provisions and lots of delicious beers to keep us lubricated. Take off your dancing shoes and come to the party!

Facebook event page:
Venue info:
Info about Machete Kisumontao:

A couple nights later on Sunday September 30, my friend David J (of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets) is performing at the Thunderbird, so maybe I will see you there 2 times on the same weekend?
His show info:
In the intervening hours between the 2 events the weekend of Sep 29 and 30, 2012,  I suspect I shall make my way to the Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center's annual pow wow!
For more info visit:

Before I sign off from this month's Phat Blast, I would like to take a moment to ask you to remember the lives the musical community lost this month, 2 great, if very different, masters of their craft were sent home. We are a richer world for having had them and they will be remembered by all whose lives they touched. Please take a moment to appreciate the music and the lives of these two.
Owain Phyfe  
Leroy K. Wofford
Stay strong, love well,