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
Tumblr: http://lashaunphoenixmoore.tumblr.com/

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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Facebook Fan Page: TeamFirebird

INFERNO & How I’m Burning Out The Old Bird!

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents INFERNO!

La Shaun phoenix Moore presents INFERNO!

Peace, Firebirds:

My show:  La Shaun phoenix Moore presents I N F E R N O is rapidly approaching!!  I am SO stoked!!  Order your tickets in advance to guarantee yourself a seat.  Even if you can’t make it, consider purchasing a ticket just to support my efforts.  There is so much that I want to accomplish and it’s going to take a village to help!  Are you my village?  Yeah?  Help me: https://lpminferno.eventbrite.com/

I am in such a great emotional and professional space right now!  Doors and opportunities are rolling in almost faster than I can even imagine.  But, that’s the thing:  I DID imagine my life…my art catapulting like this.  It’s what I’ve been wanting for the last five or six years.

There is so much going on in this season as a phoenix for me.  I’m evolving into a woman of great character.  I have no shame for praising myself in this effort, either.  I’ve been doing the work.  The self-checking hasn’t been easy.  I’ve unearthed some behaviors that have needed serious correction.  I’ve also had to have some really hard conversations within my circle about what friendship used to mean to me, versus what I need out of a relationship now.  I’ve also had to come clean about things that I hadn’t even realized that I’d been harboring.

As it goes with sins of omission, some of the things that I had to address weren’t well received.  In fact, some of them have turned into angry rages of words and scorned Facebook status messages from my recipients.  All of which are, quite frankly, FAIR.  I’m controlling my lower self that wants to offer a retort.  People get to work through their pain however they want without me trying to manipulate that.

In that, I could have ultimately ended some relationships this week that, in my mind, had room for repair/salvaging.

And you know what?  That sucks.  However, there is a light at the end of all of this.

Being honest…being authentic, is better in the long run for everyone.  I don’t want to engage in passive-aggressive living.  It hurts people. I don’t want to hurt people (or myself) going into my new season.

If you’ve been concealing a thing or harboring friction – calmly, lovingly address it.  If you don’t, your actions…your ACTIONS will call you out.  You’ll be irritated and easily offended; angry and resentful.  Save yourself.  Don’t try to emotionally manipulate people.  Understand that the changes in your life may no longer work for THEM.  If the door closes, reflect kindly on how you’ve advanced BECAUSE of the situation.  Send love and light.  Forgive them and yourself.  Fearlessly move on.

I’ve learned that acquaintance isn’t a bad word.

I’ve learned that friendship is much deeper than hanging out in a room of awesome folks.  For me, it is rooted in the notion of iron sharpening iron.  I want to be BETTER because of my friends.  Even if it means I have to address the ugly shit about myself that sometimes surfaces.  I’m human.  I will err.  I deserve and expect love to be a celebration and a reproof.  I want to be sharpened by my circle, not held back because of them.

Remember our anthem for the year:

  • Be careful who you let in and around your circle (including family).  Not everyone deserves the pleasure of your presence.
  • Love yourself where you are right now.  If you have a little more to love – love that.  If you want to have less to love – then work on it.  But, love yourself where you are right now.
  • Pursue your purpose.  If you don’t know what that is right now, seek out your Creator for an answer.  Look at the context clues around you.  Consider what you’re passionate about.  But, LIVE your purpose.  You’re not truly living if you aren’t.

 

Thank you for being a part of my journey.  I am SUPER grateful for each of you!  I’m STILL gigging all over the place!  Check out my list of upcoming performances.

 

October
October 19, 2013 (Saturday) – Featured Performer – Private Client Wedding

October 27, 2013 (Sunday) – Featured Performer – Private Client Event

November
November 2, 2013 (Saturday) – La Shaun phoenix Moore’s INFERNO, Park Bar/Elizabeth Theater, 2040 Park Avenue, Detroit, MI. Hosted by Alexis Draper, Time: 8-11:00 PM, Cover: $15

November 6, 2013 (Wednesday) – Featured Performer, Private Client Event

November 13, 2013 (Wednesday) – Featured Performer, 1917 American Bistro Wed. Night Open Mic. 19416 Livernois., Detroit, MI.  Free Admission. Time: 8:00 PM Sharp!

November 22, 2013 (Friday) – Guest Artist – Detroit LIVE hosted by Lola George, Location to be announced!!!

November 23, 2013 (Saturday) – La Shaun phoenix Moore RETURNS to Black Lotus Brewery!!  1 East 14 Mile Road, Clawson, MI 48017-2132.  Time: 9:00-11:30 PM.  Cover: FREE

December
December 7, 2013 (Saturday) – La Shaun phoenix Moore presents The Jingle Jam!!  Featured Performer and Host NOEL NIGHT, Midtown Detroit, Performance location TBD.  Time: 5:30-9:00 PM.  Cover: FREE.

February
February 22, 2014 (Saturday) – La Femme DeTwa, Park Bar/Elizabeth Theater, 2040 Park avenue, Detroit, MI.  Hosted by Alexis Draper, Time: 8:00-11:00 PM, Cover: $15.

Interested in booking us for your event?
Contact:  Alicia Spenceraspencer26@gmail.com or Alexis Draper lexdowntherabbithole@gmail.com

Wanna stay connected with me?

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lashaunphoenixmoore or www.facebook.com/TeamFirebird

Twitter: @lashaunphoenix
Instagram: Detroitphoenix
Tumblr:  http://lashaunphoenixmoore.tumblr.com/
Email:  MoGalDetroit@gmail.com

Yo Gurl,
-phoe