Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 03.01.17

"Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016" Dallas Book Release

This 1st Wednesday of March (aka 02.01.17) we swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. This month Mad Swirl was proud to host the Dallas book release of poet Paul Sexton’s book, “Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016″

After a mad’n’jazzy set from Swirve, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians. Here’s a shout out to all who graced us with their words, their songs, their divine madnesses…

Check out the live feed of our FEATURE set.

Check out the live feed of our OPEN MIC set.

Johnny Olson
Chris Zimmerly

Feature: Paul Sexton’s “Machine Of Almosting: Poems 1993-2016“ with performances by…

Johnny Olson
Chris Zimmerly
Roderick Richardson
Paul Koniecki
Paul Sexton


Mad Mic Cast:
Desmene M. Statum
Vic Victory
John May
Nadia Wolnisty
Cj Critt
James Barrett Rodehaver
Reverie Evolving
Paul Koniecki
Annika Michelle
Shae Shaw

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 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