Book Launch of Paul Sexton's "Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016"

Join forces with Mad Swirl & Swirve this 1st Wednesday of March (aka 03.01.17) at 8:00 SHARP as we continue to swirl up our mic madness at our mad mic-ness home, Dallas’ City Tavern!

This month Mad Swirl is proud to be hosting the book release of poet Paul Sexton’s fourth book “Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016

This feature set will have local poets reading pieces from the book including: Johnny Olson, M.H. Clay, Roderick Richardson, Josh Weir, Paul Koniecki, and Paul Sexton.

Books will be available for purchase and signing for $15

Come on out, one & all. Get a heapin’ helpin’ of musical mad grooves from Swirve, share in the book releasing festivities, & if the spirit is movin’ ya get yourself a spot on our open mic 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!

Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.01.16

This 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.01.17) we swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. This month we featured… wait for it… YOU! Yes, we featured all you mad ones out there! Y’all brought your A-game (like you’ve ever brought anything less) and swirled up some fine madness together!

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

MH Clay
Brett “BA” Ardoin


Mad Mic Cast:
Vic Victory
Paul Koniecki
Kelley Cheek
Carlos Salas
Roderick Richardson
Reverie Evolving
James “Bear” Rodehaver
Hector Ortiz
Desmene M. Statum
Jen Bochenko
Charles Tuvilla
Laurie Lynn Lindemeier
Michael Neil
Annika Michelle

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

Thanks to all who came out to the City Tavern & shared this beat-utifullest night of poetry and music with us!

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

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