Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.06.17


This past 1st Wednesday of September (aka 09.06.17) Mad Swirl stirred it up again. This month we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians.

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


MH Clay
Opalina Salas



Mad Mic Cast:

Paul Koniecki
Raquel Genae
Carlos Salas
Reverie Evolving
Sam Hudson
Matthew Haines (Chigger)
Rita P

~ intermission ~

Tom Farris
Tamitha Curiel
Aaron Glover
Lex Corinth
Aaron Kelly
Catie McClain
Darius Frasure
Lee Phan

GREAT BIG thanks to Swirve (Gerard Bendix on skins & Chris Curiel on trumpet and musical guest Thaddeus Ford) for stirring the Swirl the best way in the world!

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

And lastly, but never leastly, thanks to all who came out to the Tavern & shared this loving, laughing, lasting 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