Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 08.02.17


This past 1st Wednesday of August (aka 08.02.17) Mad Swirl​ swirled it up madly in the live way that we do every month. This month we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians.

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


Johnny Olson​
MH Clay



Mad Mic Cast:

Paul Koniecki
Kristine Spinner
Opalina Salas
Tom Farris
Reverie Evolving
Austin Caraway
Suza Kanon
Carlos Salas
Tamitha Curiel

~ intermission ~

Rebekah Armstrong
Aaron Glover
Christina Cain
Matt Sachs
Emiliano Santiago Sarabia
Cynthia Schulze

HUGE thanks to Krude (Clark Walker on skins & Chris Curiel on trumpet and musical guest Ed McMahon) 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 and 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 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