Wednesday, August 8, 2018

August Shows...Lets Dance.!!

August 2018 is in the building. That was so corny...Who am I? lol

Ok so here are august shows!

On Thursday 8/9 I am at The Stud for a Queer Cannabis Social Event giving you all these dance moves in honor of weed. The event is called Puff and there will be all kinds of weed goodies so come enjoy this cannabis event! There will be a drag show and a Stoner raffle so come ready to dance and win! This is a monthly event so make sure to support every month!



The Universe is Lit Festival is back and I am excited for 4 days (8/9-8/12) of Black n Brown Punk Bay Area! I perform on 8/10 on the Friday evening night...which is day 2 of the festival! I want to say wow my twin sister Shawna Shante and Jade Ariana did that! They worked so hard to provide a 4 day platform for your favorite brown and black punks to rage so make sure check out every day and it is not too late to donate to the festival. Show your support and see this years lineups and showtimes at www.theuniverseislit.com

My set time on friday for the Universe is lit is at 6:45pm and the show is at Pro Arts in Oakland! Last year was lit and I know this year will also be Lit so Lets Dance. See photo for evidence!



On Sunday I am excited to return to my neighborhood that I grew up in to play an awesome fundraiser for a special organization near and dear to me and that is Lyric! So come out to Cafe Flore to raise money to keep Lyric thriving. The best thing about Lyric is when I was a teen and we went to the dances for queer teens and also they hired all the queer teens. Lyric is an awesome organization so come out and donate and if you can't make it donate to them online!

Thank you for having me this is literally legendary considering I grew up dancing on the Dancefloor at all the Lyric Dances now I am commanding the dancefloor to raise funds for Lyric. This is like totally full circle!



On Monday 8/13...I play a show with Touring act Blacker Face from Chicago, My favorite band Copyslut, and NezBeat at The Dildo Factory...Secret Location to protect all the dildos so please message me for location at mayasongbird@gmail.com!



As you know 8/19 is ChokerFest and I am not performing but I am vending amazing chokers and more and I have a whole bunch of Awesome Local Artist with me on this vending celebration of DIY Chokers so come through!



So its on 8/19 from 3pm-8pm at Oakland Secret...So don't you do it don't you dare be late.

Last but not least I have a real life announcement to make. Dorsey and I started a band. I met Dorsey a while back when she was in Spray tan and we went on tour and we clicked so tough and decided we wanted to make music together on the one. We share a love for the funk, oldies and disco so we did it we started our band! And after jamming with two other band members we found our match in Lindsay and the rest is history. We are a three part band called Telepathic children and we rock. Check us out on the gram @Telepathicchildren! But most importantly come to our very first show together at @MassmanGallery in Oakland on 8/24! We are debuting a 4 song set and we are dope....





Nothing but good times. All the time. We were meant to be the power of three! Ok so going to close out this post with some photos from Rebecca Heikkila aka @dalmation.dimension on instagram from the Party at Granny's Oakland where everyone came out and danced all night long to raise money for the families legal fees and the families that are stuck at the border and I want to let ya'll know that $1500 was raised and donated. All that matters is serving each other in the name of liberation. Love still rules here!



Thank you for eight years of unlimited unconditional love and support on the dance floor. Can't wait to dance with you....I've got a rainbow in my pants and can't wait to see you dance. It is way past my bedtime. XO

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Choker Making workshop at East Bay Creative Depot was Awesome! Also mark your calendar for Chokerfest 2018!

I recently hosted my first DIY Choker Making workshop at the East Bay Creative depot and it was pretty dope.

A cute group of awesome unique individuals came through to get hands on with choker making.

The East bay Creative Depot supplied us with so much good unique items to make our unique chokers and all that participated made nice homemade chokers and I am sure are inspired to make more!

And now Pictures! Warning! We had a Blast!!













My class was phenomenal and brilliant in their creativity.

If you are interested in taking this class let me know and I will do it again!

Now on 8/19 is a big day on Planet Earth in Oakland because we are having our Second Annual Chokerfest at Oakland Secret! Last year we had it at Perch and it was lit. This year we are expanding and I am happy to invite you and welcome you to the one and only event hosting DIY chokers created by the top select Local Artist! This is your chance to have one of a kind unique chokers in your stylish jewelry collection so come out ready to purchase, Drink, Eat, Dance, and Be Merry. We will also have a Free Bin...Proceeds go to purchasing and arming femmes with Tasers!



RSVP HERE on FACEBOOK!

XO!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

#TBT...Traveling on that Cosmic Spaceship...Featured on @AdolescentContent Magazine

Last year, I sat with my friend Ericka Clevenger (@erickaclevenger @erickapedia on the gram) and we discussed what it is like to daily experience life in a fat body while on a fat phobic planet. What is the worst thing you could ever be as a human on planet earth...? FAT. Someone once told me that you could at least change being fat but you can't change being black. Being fat is the worst thing you can be to a lot of people to where a lot of people harm and starve themselves to not be considered FAT. Body issues are a real issue on this planet where people undergo life risking surgery to be a part of this perfect body culture. It is really scary. People can come on and say that I am encouraging unhealthy bodies but this misguided idea that a skinny body is a healthy body is absurd. I am sure people will not embrace the idea of fat vegans but they exist. Fat bodies are real. Fat bodies excercise, eat healthy are healthy and if they aren't is it your business or place to correct someones lifestyle. Anywho check this video and article out and Subscribe to @AdolescentContent!

Keep the love flowing. I hope this helps everyone who might feel insecure about their bodies because you are perfect.



Please keep your negative thoughts or comments to yourself especially when approaching someone in fat skin who loves themself. You should take inspiration from that daring act of self love to love your self. There is no weight, height, skin tone, or gender requirement for bold self love. All are allowed and deserve to be loved and love themselves. #cheers!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

July Shows. #LEtsDance

Excited to have a good calendar of dancing this month.

So On July 13th meet me on the Dancefloor.



Excited to play with Mallrat, Cat Mahatta, and Lucky Cat....At Octopus Literary salon Oakland!

RSVP HERE.

Then on July 14th I will be at two shows and I can't wait...

First up is a performance to raise funds for legal support for immigrant and refuge children at Bottoms Up Community Garden.



RSVP HERE.

Then Later on that evening I take on a little Risque performance for a monthly event called Body taboo Defiance and I am stoked about it because I get to do something different from the norm which I am always up for. So It is very Body positive and real and personal so come out it will be so rare and shocking. Maya exposed. I am excited. And it is at the Legendary Shelton Theater SF! SAy What!!!



RSVP HERE!

On July 15th I will share the stage with Drew Trap Girl at the Knockout SF. I will update with more info on that show once I have it!

July 20th I will be at Slut Island Festival in Montreal, Canada! This will be my second year playing this show and I can't wait to dance with everyone because last year was special and lit.



Happy to be playing the same evening as London Jade and look forward to the whole weekend of amazing performers. Slut Island Festival is lit and should not be missed!! RSVP HERE!

On July 25th, Oakland! I will be hosting a DIY Choker making workshop...inviting 15 individuals to come and play with our imaginations and vast creative minds using recyclable products to create unique chokers. That happens at the East Bay Creative Depot Reuse and is sliding scale 5-10 for materials and NOTAFLOF(No One turned away for lack of funds)!

RSVP HERE!

LAstly I will be closing the month in Fontana CA playing the Decompression Chamber With Fattycake and the Puff Pastry and Squid Ink and I am excited of course because I love Manny. Can't wait to see everyone on the dancefloor and at the workshop this month. So far so great! July...JuLying. LEts Dance!

Xo.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

The official video for "Wicked Attraction" is here!

Excited to share the official video for my song "Wicked Attraction" produced by Oji. This song is special because Oji produced it just for me. So I am excited to share the official video! The video is Directred by my friend Jessica Gonzales from @FoldWorld...In the video I am a lady of the night being stalked by a hidden figure in which we have a special dark connection hence the #WickedAttraction. Shot in DTLA on a hot and steamy night. The hidden figure stalking Maya Songbird is actually Detroit legend @CreepyJoni. Check it out on YouTube!



And on Facebook!



The song is also available on all digital platforms... Like stream on Spotify and purchase on Itunes.

Single Cover is also by Jessica...Check out their website fold.world



This is my artist profile on Spotify!



"Wicked Attraction" is also available on hard copy on cassette and CD. I am sold out but will have a re-Up for August.

thank you xo

Monday, July 2, 2018

2018 SF PRIDE RECAP! #ITWASLIT

Now you know SF Pride this year was the ultimate because it took us all a week to recover! Everybody I know all last week was recovering from Pride weekend Bliss!

I am literally gonna Just post Pictures without Descriptions to show you how much fun we had.Gonna keep it short and sweet. Like me! ;)

I will say the moon sequence for this year is the same as 1999 so it felt like it might have been some similarities to the good time that was had that year. Me personally I remember everyone was afraid of Y2k. So it was a special year where everyone had bought all the batteries and the water. My favorite memory of 99 pride was turning off all the lights and dropping condom filled water balloons out of our window. We were party teens with no rules. Just a memory. Well yeah Pride 2018 felt Just like I was a party teen all over again.

Lets hear it for Pride 2018 ya'll it was great! May all the future prides strive to top 2018 Pride with a strap on.



The last two weeks of June were intense in the media with the murders of XXXTentacion, Junior from the Bronx, Immigrant Children being separated from their families. Just very unreal. The violence and hate in this world is ongoing but Pride is evidence that love is still alive. It definitely was the highlight of a dark June. Glad to have shared so much love with loved ones. Performing on the Faerie Freedom stage was alive. Everyone danced and made me feel like a star. I thank you for that. Until next year. I wish everyone a peaceful July filled with Rainbows and Sunshine....Have a great Week. I have some special updates for July!