Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 12.02.15

a cool-tide swirl-a-bration

Oh what a night it was in the land of Swirl’n mic Mad-ness! This past 1st Wednesday Mad Swirl-abrated our new open mic home at The Underpass. As much as we’re going to miss our old stomping grounds, we really dig the vibe of our new home! Our inaugural blast-off was proof that this swirl’n we be doin’ isn’t even close to stoppin’!

Thanks to all who came out to help share in the Cool-Tide Swirl-a-brations. What a night of the beat-utifullest poetry and music and comedy it was! Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses…

photos courtesy of Dan “the man” Rodriguez

Johnny O
Michael Clay

Mad Cast:
Chris Zimmerly
Opalina Salas
L Boogie
Carlos Salas
Maggie Smith
Brett “BA” Ardoin
Cj Critt
James “Bear the Poet” Rodehaver
Crystal Fulbright
Daniel Evans
Josh Weir
Vic Victory
Euan Figg
Bekah Caldwell
Chris Sykes

HUGE thanks to Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel, along with special guest drummer, Clark from KRUDE) for keeping the beat til the wee hours of the night. We got taken to another dimension of time and space on the wings of their jazzy madness!

More HUGE thanks to fantastic photogs Dan Rodriguez (he captured these scenes) and Scott Wayne McDaniel for sharing their mad eye and giving y’all a taste of the night’s mic madness.

Thanks to Mike at The Underpass for opening up his establishment to us mad ones and making us feel right at home.

And finally we would like to thank ALL of you who freely shared their hand claps, finger-snaps, hoots and howls with all the mad ones who got up on this sacred mad swirlin’ mic.

We look forward to ALL the m-adventures still yet to come! Stay tuned…

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 Absinthe & 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