SUPERNOVA

SUPERNOVA

SUPERNOVA

Peace, Good People:

There has been a ton going on since my last blog – mainly amazing things, but a few hiccups along the way as well. I’m experiencing a zeal like no other as I confidently forge in the direction of my dreams. On this journey, I’m not put off by the agendas of the people around me at all. I take pride that some of their personal goals are directly linked to mine. What has been difficult, are the unspoken expectations, temper tantrums and overall inconsideration of my time, intellect and energy that have newly become a part of this process. From declarations of the fear of “losing” me to the feelings of being a possession and not a person, I have been forced to erect a wall recently that I’m not comfortable being behind.

I might need to get used to this space, though. Being a little more guarded, that is.

A good friend of mine who I tearfully reached out to regarding this new found drama surrounding me offered this insight, “It’s the uncommon person who is into your happiness without ANY hope for some shine. Not rare, but uncommon. And because you are SO cool to be with and like a magnet of good energy and power, it attracts all kinds of people. But because you give of yourself so freely, people get inside too quick, with too little presentation. While it may be against your nature a little, people really should EARN their way to you.

I’ve spent some hours with these words at the forefront of my meditation. While I scoff at this notion of not being fully opened, I’ve realized that I’ve got some real personal behaviors to unlearn in order to reach the level of success I’m aiming for. And some muthafuckas are going to be really offended by this change. And I’m not really able to care. I HAVE TO MAKE IT.

The places that I’ve envisioned for my life require a LOT more discipline than I’ve exercised before. Drake said on his track, You & The 6 “I can’t be out here vulnerable, Momma.” And that’s what I feel: Vulnerable.

Folks from various walks of life, outer gates and inner circles, professional and personal comrades, have made demands that are overbearing, nonsensical, uncomfortable and, honestly, unrealistic from where I stand. I want to exclaim, “Stay in YOUR lane, SIR/MA’AM!!” I’ve found myself in a place where I require absolute silence in order to process the magnitude of my dreams. The vision for my life can’t die. It isn’t dying, actually. It’s moving at the speed of light and my primary focus has to be MY win. Not the win of the niggas on my back. I’m responsible for ME first. In that, there will need to be sacrifices. There will need to patience across the board. There will need to be a level of respect that I’m granted in order to manifest my hopes…or…there will, unfortunately, need to be cuts to the people/things that distract my focus negatively from that goal.

I am an energy that can’t be possessed or grasped too tightly. I’m a phoenix. A mythical bird. A goddess. A supernova. A light bearer. A loyalist. A lover. A PERSON daring to believe that she’s destined to impact the world in the way SHE sees fit.

I can’t have my light/life snuffed out by those intentionally or unintentionally operating in a space of fear and control.

So while things are mainly awesome, I still need my Firebirds to send the warmest light and energy in my direction and in the direction of my team. Sometimes well meaning people do really dumb shit. Nothing is unforgivable. However, be forewarned. My tolerance level is not high for this foolishness.

ANTHEM of the day? Bullet Train. I’ve been waiting MY WHOLE LIFE just to live MY WHOLE LIFE. I’m not putting that dream to the side for anyone. You’ve only got one shot, right? I can’t miss this train. This one is for ME.

I love YOU. Thank YOU for your love and support. Thank YOU for supporting me on this journey. I’m a better bird because of it.

Love ya gurl,
phoe

Wanna stay connected with me?

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Download my new album ANTHEM on iTunes Now: https://t.co/GIJcoCQ3Lg

I’ve been waiting my whole life just to live my whole life! – Bullet Train

So…we did it!

May 16th was all sorts of awesome for the release of my first album, ANTHEM. Much like the title, I AM an ANTHEM and I had the wonderful opportunity to flex my muscles and prove my power to overcome adversity to a packed house of nearly 350 folks. Armed with an arsenal of authentically penned songs and a cast of beautiful headliners including Tylonn J. Sawyer, Lawrence Kopelli Young and a magical intro from Chace Mic Write Morris, I shed the pain of a betrayal from a former friend and being in the throes of death from a septic ruptured appendix. All of the love in the room was a reawakening for me. I stepped on the stage nervous and left UNDEFEATED.

The gorgeous Vivica Fox brought some celeb swag to the show and the Glam Doctor beat our faces to the GAWDS. CDs were sold and signed and now, 10 days after the event, I’m still on a high!

My boy (and storyteller extraordinaire) Steve Furay captured the night in a short reel he put together. Check it out below:

Have you had a chance to download ANTHEM or purchase a physical copy? If not, do so now at: http://www.lashaunphoenixmoore.bandcamp.com

Did you miss my performance? No worries!! I’ve got a great line up for the month of June. Check out my performances below and come and hand with your favorite girl!

June 2015
6/1 – Angela Davis’ Diva Night. Bert’s Place, 2727 Russell St., Detroit, MI. 8:00 PM. Cover: $5

Diva Night!

Diva Night!

6/12 – Detroit Vs. Homelessness: Fundraising Benefit for The NOAH Project, The Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. 8:00 PM. Cover: FREE

6/17 – 5th Installment of Spotlight Detroit Quarterly Series! Jazz Cafe @ Music Hall, 350 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI. Doors 6:30 PM, Show 7:00 PM. Cover: $10

Spotlight Detroit: The Quarterly Series

Spotlight Detroit: The Quarterly Series

July 2015
7/9 – It’s My BIRTHDAY!
7/22 – Kahn Davison’s Book Release party. Bert’s Marketplace, 2727 Russell St., Detroit, MI. 7:00 PM. Cover: $5

August 2015
8/1 – Summer Nights @ Capitol Park. Capitol Park Detroit (Shelby/Griswold/State Street). 8:00 PM. Cover: FREE

Wanna stay connected with me?

Buy ANTHEM: http://www.lashaunphoenixmoore.bandcamp.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lashaunphoenixmoore or http://www.facebook.com/TeamFirebird
Twitter: @lashaunphoenix
Instagram: Detroitphoenix
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Hope to see everyone around town! I love YOU. Thank YOU! Please buy ANTHEM!

Love ya gurl,
phoe

Working Man’s ANTHEM!

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“The steel and grit of the City sky
Got my mentals on a daily grind.
We popping blue and whites and clocking time.
Stacking up to meet the bottom line – all. year. long.

Another roll around the hamster wheel.
Another vice in life to numb the feel.
Another hand to shake to close a deal.
This ain’t a dream. Sh*t is real.

Who gives a f**k if it’s a Monday?
Every day is like a Friday!
So stay the f**k up outta my way
If you’re not tryna make it Pay Day. Yeah. Yeah. YEAH!” –from the upcoming album ANTHEM!

Peace Fam!

My performance schedule is coming together quite nicely, so I wanted to take a moment to post an update. Won’t you come out and hang with your girl?!

May 2015
5/15 – Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Event, The Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. 8:00 PM. Cover: TBD

5/16 – La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! $15. You can grab tickets here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5659295&pl=hopcat

ANTHEM is only 36 Days away!!! Can you believe it?

I set this event up on February 3, 2015 in complete and total faith that my album would be completed, that this new start of my life would come into fruition, that all doors that were supposed to be closed in my life were closed, and that all doors and opportunities that are supposed to be opened to me – I would fearlessly walk through. It’s Happened/Happening!! And now so many of you already have the physical tickets to a dream that got a little deferred this summer with my near-death/new life experience.

We are going to CLOSE physical ticket sales at NOON on May 4th. After that, you’ll have to purchase anything we have left on the TicketWeb website OR purchase whatever we have left at the door.

Wanna avoid the fees?

We still have some tickets from the second batch available! Tickets are $15. You can inbox me to schedule a meet up (I can take cash,credit or debit). I can also invoice you NOW via PayPal (still avoiding the fees) and get them dropped in the mail with a personalized thank you card from ME (I love doing this) TODAY.

Support incredible music. Support incredible artists and musicians. Support ME! Even if you can’t make it, sow a gift into my life. Get your karma up. Come and see what I’m about these days.

See Dope Ass Flyer Below:

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

June 2015
6/1 – Angela Davis’ DIVA Night. Bert’s Marketplace, 2727 Russell Street, Detroit, MI. Time: TBD. Cover: TBD.

6/13 – Detroit Vs. Homelessness: Fundraising Benefit for The NOAH Project, The Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. 8:00 PM. Cover: FREE

6/17 – 5th Installment of SPOTLIGHT Detroit – The Quarterly Series. Main ACT. Jazz Cafe @ Music Hall, 350 Madison Avenue, Detroit, MI. Doors at 6:30 PM. Show at 7:00 PM. Cover: $10. Another super dope flyer below:

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July 2015
7/9 – It’s My BIRTHDAY!

7/10 – Summer In The Park Mid-Day Music Series, Campus Martius Park, Downtown Detroit. 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cover: Free

7/11 – Pending Birthday Engagement. Details will be forthcoming.

Wanna stay connected with me?

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lashaunphoenixmoore or http://www.facebook.com/TeamFirebird
Twitter: @lashaunphoenix
Instagram: Detroitphoenix
Tumblr: http://lashaunphoenixmoore.tumblr.com/

I love you all SO MUCH. Buy the rest of our tickets to ANTHEM! THANK YOU!!!!

I am OUT here!

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Peace, Fam!

I am so excited about all of the newness surrounding me. New music. New band. New EVERYTHING! In that, I’ve had the opportunity to line up some exciting new gigs. A few of these opportunities will allow me to knock the dust off of my poetry chops and share some spoken word with you; others will be a chance for you to see my inner activist. Lastly, some of these events are just pure music gigs. The fun starts TONIGHT at They Say! I’ll be performing a little poetry and maybe a song or two. Maybe I’ll even hum a bit of the new music. Either way, I’ll have tickets to my album release concert in May, so come and kick it with me!

Here is a list of my upcoming appearances:

March 2015
3/19 – They Say Restaurant, 267 Joseph Campau Street, Detroit, MI 48207, Doors @ 7:30 PM/Show @ 8:00 PM. Cover: $5

3/20 – Motown Word Fest, Chippewa Valley High School, 18300 19 Mile Road, Clinton Twp., MI 48038. 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Cover: $3

3/25 – Guest Opener, Lucky Lefty’s Birthday Feature, 1917 American Bistro, 19416 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221. 8:00 PM. Cover: $5

April 2015
4/3 – Poets & Purses: Fundraiser to Benefit SASHA Center, Manila Bay Cafe, 4731 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208. 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Cover: FREE

May 2015
5/15 – Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers Event, The Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. 8:00 PM. Cover: TBD

5/16 – La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! $15. You can grab tickets here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5659295&pl=hopcat

See Dope Ass Flyer Below:

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

June 2015
6/13 – Detroit Vs. Homelessness: Fundraising Benefit for The NOAH Project, The Wright Museum, 315 East Warren Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201. 8:00 PM. Cover: FREE

6/17 – Pending Engagement. Details will be forthcoming.

July 2015
7/9 – It’s My BIRTHDAY!

7/10 – Summer In The Park Mid-Day Music Series, Campus Martius Park, Downtown Detroit. 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Cover: Free

7/11 – Pending Birthday Engagement. Details will be forthcoming.

Wanna stay connected with me?

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lashaunphoenixmoore or http://www.facebook.com/TeamFirebird
Twitter: @lashaunphoenix
Instagram: Detroitphoenix
Tumblr: http://lashaunphoenixmoore.tumblr.com/

Hope to see everyone around town! I’ll be packing tickets to ANTHEM and then eventually my new album to each event. Come hang with me. I love YOU. Thank YOU!

Love ya gurl,
phoe

Behind The ANTHEM: Confident

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

In considering the direction of my new project, there are a few adjectives that I can think of that describe the new music and the new ME. I recorded this video blog last week to share with you. More thoughts to come!

Be sure to join me in May for my album release concert: La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM!

Thank you SO much for the influx of hand-to-hand ticket sales. I’ve enjoyed connecting with each of you in person or by dropping a personal thank you card in the mail. Do you need a ticket? They are only $15!

You can grab tickets here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5659295&pl=hopcat

I also have physical tickets that I can meet up with you and give you; or I can personally mail them to you! You’ll avoid any ticketing fees purchasing them directly from me. You can pay with cash or debit (via PayPal). Reach out to me details on how to do this!

Love your girl,
phoenix

Wanna stay connected with me?

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lashaunphoenixmoore or http://www.facebook.com/TeamFirebird
Twitter: @lashaunphoenix
Instagram: Detroitphoenix
Tumblr: http://lashaunphoenixmoore.tumblr.com/

Studio Swag – ANTHEM!

There are so many things that make me the woman that I am. There’s humor and hood and intelligence and sexiness and soul and all things appropriate and inappropriate. I walk the fine line between the Holy and the Profane. In that, I have been fearlessly exploring all of these parts of myself in the music for ANTHEM! Here’s a sneak clip of a song I’m wrapping up. I blindfolded myself so that I could “see” the lyrics in my head!

As promised, regular leaks of the music and the story behind my process will be forthcoming. I love you.

Thank YOU.

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM!
May 16, 2015
HUMA Room @ HopCat Detroit
$15

You can grab tickets here:  http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5659295&pl=hopcat

I also have physical tickets that I can send to you personally. You can pay with cash or debit (via PayPal). Reply to my email for details.

Love your girl,
phoenix

Wanna stay connected with me?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lashaunphoenixmoore or www.facebook.com/TeamFirebird
Twitter: @lashaunphoenix
Instagram: Detroitphoenix
Tumblr:  http://lashaunphoenixmoore.tumblr.com/

ANTHEM!

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents ANTHEM! on May 16, 2015 @ The Huma Room.

Peace, Firebirds:

I wasn’t sure if I would come back to the land of blogging any time soon. My page had been stalked by a crazed maniac bent on revenge who, at the end of the day, proved to be an amazing door closed so that greater and newer opportunities could open for me. Don’t you just LOVE when folks come in demanding the world, and the Universe hands them a fucking tricycle? Karma. I love it. I’ve been laughing a lot easier these days. I’ve freed myself without much repercussion of the biggest thorn in my side to date. I’m FREE!!! Do you hear me? I am completely free! Holy Ghost!!

Admittedly, I’ve been living under the radar, though. A sister-artist that I love named Ideeyah has an anthem, if you will, on her social media page that says “Grind Silently”. That’s exactly what I’ve been doing. Grinding silently. Closing doors. Walking through new and improved ones. Avoiding the urge to cause an inferno that would destroy my enemies. Letting GOD arise and leaving my enemies to the capable hands of Source Energy. Collecting checks. Creating new opportunities for myself. Rebuilding my brand and my team. And it’s been good, yawl. Good, honest business creatives that make me and my art feel like Crown Jewels.

And then there’s YOU. My incredible support system. The fans of my art. The umph in my music. The reason why I keep going. My Agile Society who moves so freely with the trends of music and ME. Thank you for all of the support you’ve given me via my Indiegogo Campaign, inbox messages, attending my showcases and events – I am NOTHING without YOU. I can hardly wait to reward the perks that each of you absolutely deserve for supporting my new project…my new sound…my new life.

This Spring, I’ll be releasing my very first album project: ANTHEMS!

I call it my first project because here, on this album, you’ll see the real La Shaun. The one who is confident and passionate and aggressive and sexual and cheeky and cusses and cares about the working man and loves richly and fiercely. You’ll be reintroduced to a woman who lives her life…a life that was almost taken from me this summer from a near death experience…as an ANTHEM. Through this journey, I’ll blog more. I’ll give you all of me, if you give me all of you. We’ll create our own worlds, our own music, our own movement.

Don’t you wanna come with me? *wink*

I’ve put up the poster for the album release party. You can grab tickets here:  http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5659295&pl=hopcat

I have been reborn. I am emerging. I am not afraid of being the most authentic version of myself. I am not afraid of newness. I AM undefeated. I AM an ANTHEM.

My new album ANTHEM! will debut on May 16, 2015 at The Huma Room at HopCat – Detroit. No. Holds. Barred.

This isn’t the phoenix you remember. It will be a PHOENIX you’ll never forget.

I love you. Thank you. For everything.

Love your girl,
phoenix

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