AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
What does September mean to you? To some it means the return to education, the end of summer, or the cooling of the daze (unless you live in South America and then I think that's totally opposite?) but for me, it is the continuation of a cycle and the burgeoning of a movement that has long been building. I am so excited to announce that I am releasing my fourth studio album and my dear husband of 12 years is releasing his FIRST studio album at one massive and beautiful CD release party!
Phat Man Dee & Amoeba Knievel CD Release! Presented by
Creative.Life.Support at Mr Smalls Theatre!
Wednesday September 24, 2014
Doors 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., tix are free if you are over 21 and only $2 if under 21!
400 Lincoln Ave, Millvale, PA - ph: 412-821-4447
(Because in a perfect world: shows are free, people show up, bands get paid and local music reigns supreme!)
Lilith DeVille - emcee and host
Liz Berlin - Pittsburgh's reigning Queen of Pop
Middle Children - electro/cello power pop duo
Geña - Pittsburgh's premiere Puerto Rican vocalist
Pittsburgh Complaints N'at Choir - directed by Christiane D, this group musically voices the complaints of Pittsburgh
Phat Man Dee & the Cultural District (that's my jazz band!!!)
Amoeba Knievel (that's my husband's rawk band!!!)
Facebook event page:
Free ticket registration:
And I can hear some of you asking now.... "But wait, Mandee, is it true that I might see you before Sep 24? It just seems so far awaaaayyyyy!!!!" And it's true, I am guilty of not following advice, I do over book myself, but when the world presents you with such great opportunities, who am I to say no??? So....
Tomorrow September 6, 2014 - Noon - 2 p.m.
At noon, I am singing and helping to organize and event with Pittsburgh Families for Justice as Healing at hostoric Freedom Corner in the Hill District. We demand justice and change. We stand in solidarity with Ferguson and all victims of police violence. We are working to create a world where our children can grow up without fear that the people sworn to protect them are not the ones who are killing them. We gather at noon, and after there is a march to see a movie shown by Answer Pittsburgh about police violence. Performances by Black Rap Medusa, Phat Man Dee, Geña Música, Mr. Able/GME, 1Hood Media and more. Speakers include Pete Shell, Melanie Diore, Renee Gray, Andre Scott, Essence Howze, Pastor Shanea Leonard, Nicky Jo Dawson, Jessie Farine, Mike Battle and more.
Freedom Corner is on Center Ave in the Hill District just before downtown, Pittsburgh, PA
More info about the event and it's impressive list of sponsors:
Next Thursday September 11, 2014
I am singing at the Smiling Moose in a presentation by Steel City Kitty Burlesque and Variety Show! My dear friend Dottie Luxx is coming to town, and Kat de Lac has invited me to sing, and I have not seen Dottie since that drag queen in San Francisco did that incredible thing with the, erm, well, uh, never mind, and then we shot that terrible lesbian vampire movie, but never mind that now... come to the gig and I'll tell you all about it!
Smiling Moose, 1306 E Carson St, Southside, Pittsburgh, PA
Sunday September 21, 2014
Macabre Noir and I are heading to Philadelphia to take part in the Late Night Cabaret's Burlesque and Beyond Variety show and freak-a-palooza!
Other performers that night include:
Darlinda Just Darlinda
Phat Man Dee, emcee and host!
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA
I would love to see you at all of these events, my world, as always, revolves around music, dancing, social justice and love. Meet me on the dancefloor and we'll plan a revolution.....
Love, light, and respect,