Join Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of June (aka 06.07.17) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ City Tavern!

This month we will be featurin’ YOU! Who? Yes, YOU! So YOU better be there or be…

Come on out, one & all. Get a brainful of Swirve, share in the Mad Swirl’n festivities, & if the spirit is movin’ ya get yourself a spot on our list. Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl. Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to swirl-a-brate!

For you Facebookers out there. stay tuned to our mad FB home for the invite to pop up & get yourself a spot on our pre-list.

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 05.03.17

This past 1st Wednesday of May (aka 05.03.17) Mad Swirl​ kicked off the 2nd Annual Dr. Googily-Eyes Healing Circus & Mad Swirlin’ Medicine Show: Inciting the Rise of YES and the Fall of NO.

We YES’d it up in the swirlin’ mad live way that we do every month. Our purpose to invoke positivity was quite successful thanks to all the mad poets, performers and musicians!

Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses…

(click on the pic to get ’em movin’!)
photos courtesy of Dan “the man” Rodriguez

Johnny Olson​
MH Clay​


Mad Mic Cast:
Paul Koniecki​
Jen Bochenko​
Brett “BA” Ardoin​
Annie Benjamin​
James “Bear” Rodehaver​
Reverie Evolving​
Tom Farris​
Hector Ortiz​
Tamitha Curiel​


Jolee Davis​
Elliot Pickens
Britt Bratt
Daniel Evans​
Jeff Stevens
Todd Buckley​
Jake Kinnard​
Connor Stratman​
Rebekah Armstrong​
Austin Caraway​

HUGE thanks to Swirve (Tamitha Curiel, Gerard Bendiks​ & Chris Curiel​) for taking us to another dimension of time and space on the wings of their jazzy madness!

More HUGE thankseses to City Tavern​’s Thad Kuiper​ & Noble Tse​ for makin’ our stay most righteous.

And lastly, but not leastly, thanks to all who came out to the Tavern & shared this beat-utifullest night of poetry and music with us!

May the madness swirl your way! ’til next 1st Wednesday…

P.S. Click here if you wanna see the LIVE feed action of our OPEN MIC set…

Interested in Performing?

If you are a mad poet, musician, actor, singer and/or performer (circus freaks and Elvis impersonators always welcome) & live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, come to The Underpass Bar & strut–yo–stuff.

The show starts at 8:00pm and the mic closes when there's no one left standing.

Come one. Come all. Come to participate. Come to appreciate. Come to be a part of this collective creative love child we affectionately call Mad Swirl.

Got questions? E-mail us at for further details that may not be listed here.

Mad Swirl Open Mic at The City Tavern. It's THE place to be on the first Wednesday of the month!

Where Doess This Madness Take Place?

The City Tavern is located at 1402 Main Street • Dallas, TX