Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Well first show of the month has happened and when I don't get to post here I usually post show updates on my Facebook page or my Instagram Feed or stories. (I made those two linkable so you can ,subscribe)
I Played my first show at Body taboo Defiance which is a monthly that takes place in San Francisco at the Legendary Shelton Theatre. So you might have missed the first show of 2019 but you can check the schedule over at sheltontheatre.org.
A Beautiful cast of Variety burlesque brought to you by the Burlesque legend the Lady Dottie Lux! @dottielux
Next Show is this Thursday at the legendary Stud SF from 9pm-2am...I present to you "Lustful....A night of forbidden pleasure"...Featuring Maya Songbird, Zedgar Infiniti, Dingbat Superminx, Yocheved Zenaida and Dj Siobhan. It will be SEXY. But most importantly filled with lust and forbidden desire.
And official Facebook Event invite is here.
Then that Saturday 1/12 meet me on the Dancefloor at #Queerspace in LA.
Thank you Peter for having me I love you so much.
On Jan 22nd it is International Trans Prisoners Solidarity Day and a very special Benefit Show and Release party for Psychic Eye records compilation that benefits the TGI Justice Project...Supporting incarcerated trans Women. So come out and dance.
My Song "Wicked Attraction" is on that Compilation. I will also play some new music at #QueerSpace and The release party so come ready to dance.
A pleasant reminder also that my song "Chocolate Cherry" is playing on my Youtube! Watch and subscribe here youtube.com/mayasongbird!!
I want to close out this post with a thank you for supporting Maya Songbird for the last 10 years.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
So last time we talked was in September and as you know I lost my sister and that sucked.
Since then We debuted my band Telepathic Children and that was amazing and I thank you for that love and support world. Ya'll showed up to our rave debut and danced and sang along and we were all shocked at how ya'll knew our songs. Must be our Telepathic connection. #TotallyTelepathic.
We have a Rave we will be closing out the year with. Just waiting for Retrograde to end so we can share all the fun deets. Follow our page on Instagram. @TELEPATHICCHILDREN.
Ok so November 26th was my birthday and it was amazing. We partied at the Stud and brought my birthday in beautifully.
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Happy Birthday to Maya Songbird. I just want to say last year this time I had got out of a very toxic situation with someone who never deserved my trust. I felt broken but mostly upset that I lost so much in one day putting my faith in someone unfaithful. Please leave abusive relationships so you can continue to enjoy birthdays. Someone who loves you does not hit you. I have left so many men and will continue to as many times as it takes to end it all. I have survived so much and am committed to exclusive self love. I’m commencing on a 26 day journey of self discovery alone. Scared but open to the freedom and growth that has chosen me. I am thankful for the light despite the dark days that still shines in me. But most importantly great friendship and sincere birthday wishes. And an amazing rhinestone birthday cake from @aliend0g. And a family of freaks who always comes out to my shows around the globe and dances with me. Sincerely 36 yr old tits. Also @mayasmagicshop launches online today and @creepyjoni and I drop our song “Chocolate Cherry”
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This birthday for me was a chapter closing on a level for me. Just a realization of where I have been appreciating. Where I am going...forgiving people who tried to stop or harm me in my past. Moving on.
I launched my online merch store. For years I have vended Maya's Magic Shop at shows and on the road and I have attempted many times and failed with going online with the storefront and this year the match finally lit. I am glad to have opened a physical storefront and Online Storefront and of course you can catch Maya's Magic Shop in stores nationwide. I have an option to blog from the storefront site and will also update where you can shop restocked items nationwide for 2019.
This has been a blessing. A true testament to hard work and never giving up. Shop our inventory here at www.mayasmagicshop.com
Three more things. I play three more shows this month. Up Next I am in the NOLA ready to Dance! A dream come true thanks to Maria from Special Interest and Edge RA. 12/17 at Banks Bar in the Nola!
12/22 or 12/23 TBA TELEPATHIC CHILDREN Party
12/28 Party at the Dildo Factory TBA More
Also this Techno Collaboration with K Hole Kardashian, Jasmine Infiniti and I has been released and it is all the stir! "Coming for my gig" which is scene kid term for someone who is coming for your life. A leach and psychic vampire. An internet thief for likes. "Did she Just come for my gig...Look at her she's trying to be meeeee"
Also collaborated with Zedgar Infinitii for a cute little song called "The Blame Game" in a true lovers quarrel.
Lastly....The Debut for my new video collaboration with the legendary Creepy Joni....Is on Youtube...You have been dancing to this song for a whole year at my performances and now the official video! "Chocolate Cherry"
Thank you for reading and subscribing and supporting all these years. Happy Holidays and stay blessed. #SAGSEASON
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
RIP My sister.
Thank you for letting me vent. So here are the places that you can meet me at on the dancefloor.
On Sept 8th I will be at Classic Car West performing to raise funds for The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. An event called Punx Saturdays which will occur from 3pm-10pm on Saturday the 8th of September! This is the only place where I will be performing at for Oakland pride!
My set is at 7pm so come ready to dance.
So on the 9th of September I launch my very first tiny pop up storefront. I am literally stepping out in to the unknown on this one. I have been vending my handmade merch out of a suitcase for some years now and now finally a actual storefront and I am excited about this opportunity and their will be champagne and tiny treats to celebrate. So if you would like to come shop please RSVP at this email by the evening of 9/8 at firstname.lastname@example.org. I have a special guest who will be blinging out everyones teeth. My friend Shamar will be in the house with his tooth gems. Check him out on Instagram..
I am excited y'all and I have spent many long days and night prepping for the launch and I am happy to also host art from Jean Eric.
On 9/22 I am scheduled to play a house party in the city. I don't have all the details but will update you on all social media platforms because you are invited. Tune into my stories on instagram my screen name is @theweirdestmaya....Everything goes down on instagram! That is my favorite platform next to facebook. So tune in.
9/25 at Au Lounge I will be freestyling my set with a band. I will be sitting in on an intimate band so be ready for that. I haven't freestyled with a full band in a long time so this should not be missed Oakland!
On 9/26 I am excited to perform at the second edition of @TidesSF at El rio. An all femme kick ass event happening once a month so save the date and i will have a flyer coming at you soon.
On 9/28 I am excited to play at Queerspace for the very first time and I can't wait LA Lets DANCE!All my LA friends and Family mark the calendar!
Also a Second KIKI has been added but it is super underground so just know LA 9/29 I got something special part 2 for you. we gonna keep on dancing.
And that is that! i am so happy to dance with everyone! Thank you for supporting me. I will update this site with the flyers soon and follow me on instagram (@theweirdestmaya) and Facebook (facebook.com/mayasongbird)!
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
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 email@example.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!
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!
Thursday, July 12, 2018
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!