Notes of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 02.07.18


This past 1st Wednesday of February (aka 02.07.18) Mad Swirl​ stirred it up again! As always, we opened the mic up to all you mad poets, performers and musicians and as always, we swirled us up a mighty fine night!

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


Johnny O
MH Clay



Mad Mic Cast:

Josh Weir​
Opalina Salas​
Paul Koniecki​
Jen Bochenko​
Brett “BA” Ardoin​
Reverie Evolving​
Matthew “Chigger” Haines​
Daphne Moon​
James​ “Bear” Rodehaver
Vic Victory​


Aaron Glover​
Jeanine Makkawi​
Tom Farris​
Emily ‘Knowles’ Britt
Elliott Hill​
VP Crowe​
Austin Caraway​
Marisa Adame​
Christopher Calle​
Brian Cox​

GREAT BIG thanks to Swirve (Gerard Bendiks​ skins, Chris Curiel​ trumpet, Tamitha Curiel​ vocals & guest guitarist Greg Prickett) 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…

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feed, it’s not too late to be a fly on the wall. Check it out in all its LIVE glory right here…

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