Note of Gratitude to the Mad Ones : 09.02.20


If you tuned in to Mad Swirl Open Mic​ this past 1st Wednesday (aka 09.02.20), Mad Swirl Open Mic once again virtually whirled up the Swirl and got the Mad mic opened for all you Mad ones out there!

We beamed our cyber line-up straight out into the wide world of webs & straight to your screens. HUGE grats to these Mad ones who made our virginal virtual a success:

Mad Overture:
Swirve (Chris & Tamitha Curiel)

Johnny O & MH Clay

Round One:
Johnny Olson
Michael Clay
Opalina Salas
Brett Ardoin
Paul Koniecki
Devorah Titunik
Mike Zone
Amy Conner
David Parham
James Dennis Casey IV
Marianne Szlyk
Stefan White

Musical Interlude:
Your Loving Son (Carlos & Opalina Salas)

Round Two:
Harry McNabb
Dan Raphael
Laurie Lynn Lindemeier
Martin Hache
Afrodita Atenea Garza Leon
Edward Wells
Heather “Handy” Soden
Jack C. Ritter
Anthony Ripp

Thanks to ALL the appreciators who rode the Mad wave from our FB Live feeds! We know you had a choice of what to do with your Wednesday night & you picked to virtually hang out with us!

Now more than ever, we need community, we need outlets, we need to create.

Be safe & ’til next 1st Wednesday… may the madness swirl your way!

Johnny O

P.S. In case you missed the LIVE feed, your eye can spy on these virtual Swirl’n scenes 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