Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 by madmags
We are very excited to present our newest video of “Heaven on This Earth” !
Amazing Lagunitas sound engineer Zach Lindenbusch captured us live at the Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary on March 17, 2013. Then in August excellent videographer and editor Kit Larson taped us at Mad Maggies Central and built this fab video.
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“Heaven on This Earth” is one of our fav tunes to play.
This tune was on our very first album “Crazed and Enthused” but it has morphed from then into a more lively dance tune.
I wrote it in frustration with religious people who concentrate on an “after life” instead of taking care of our one and only planet in the here and now.
Thursday, September 26th, 2013 by madmags
Avast, me Hearties!
We are performing this Saturday, September 28 at
the Seafarer’s Pirates & Pumpkins Festival
Rio Ramaza Event Park on the Sacramento River
10,000 Garden Highway
Gates open at 11
We play two sets 3:00-4:00pm and 4:30-5:30pm
All ages. $7 admission. Kids are free.
Food and drink and plenty of entertainment with Black Irish Band, John Blakemore, Skip Henderson, Louisiana Sue Ramon plus lots of shade, a misting system, outdoor dance floor, belly dancers and treasures, pumpkin decorating contest and lots more.
New for this year’s fest is a pumpkin patch for the little ones to explore and a spooky cameo appearance by the Headless Horseman!
event #: 916-962-6415
Thursday, September 19th, 2013 by madmags
A Beer & Sausage Revelry!
Saturday September 21
Bergamot Alley Oktoberfest
328 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA
Doors open at Noon • $10 admission
First 100 peeps through the door get a free Bergamot blimp beer stein!
We start at around 2:15ish and play all afternoon.
12 of Germany’s finest Beers on tap. Yum!
Franco Sausages is making special German style sausages for this event. Yum!
More about Franco Dunn’s sausage making
More about Bergamot Alley
Bergamot Alley YELP
photo by Dean Lipoff • ©theMadMaggies.com • All rights reserved.
Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 by madmags
September 7 – Kinetic Carnivale Grand Ball, Willits
7:00pm. At the train yard. In the engine house!
Sponsored by the Mendocino Museum.
$30 per ticket or $50 per pair, in advance / $35 per ticket on the day of
400 East Commercial Street, Willits, CA 95490
707-459-7699 or 707-459-2736
The Grand Ball is just one part of this fabulous three day, all-ages event. Come early and enjoy the many steamy splendors. There will be Handcar Races and Roots of Motive Power — showcasing Authentic, Live, Working Steam, and more.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 by madmags
Got an email this morning from Renée de la Prade, accordionist and editor of the Accordion Babe’s Album and Pin-Up Calendar. She was in Montreal on tour and shared this photo of yours madly Ms. September 2013. She said “You’re hanging up in a few homes in Montreal right now.”
Photo by: John Clayton
The theme for 2013 was strong women so I went for a film noiresque, trench-coated crime solver character for my photo. A friend of John’s provided the vintage Czech pistol. And I learnt how to make fake blood for the “crime scene”.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 by madmags
The 23rd Annual Cotati Accordion Festival is this weekend
August 17 & 18 in La Plaza Park in Downtown Cotati.
Don’t miss this very local, very affordable, kid-friendly, multi-cultural festival. Proceeds got to support local youth service organizations. It is one of the absolutely best local music festivals. Two stages with continuous music all day. Something for everybody’s musical tastes. Come Early. Stay Late. Dance. Drink. Enjoy the sunshine.
Catch the Mad Maggies in the act! We play Saturday August 17 5:00
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Sunday, August 11th, 2013 by madmags
We are excited to share with you our latest video “Street Dog” featuring some special guest stars.
At the end of July editor/videographer Kit Larson shot some more action here at Mad Maggies Central. He then went about editing his footage and the other material we have so far. He did a fantastic job!
The audio is from our live performance at Lagunitas Beer Sanctuary on March 17, 2013 recorded by Zach Lindenbusch.
B Fernandez art directed and generally kept us all on our toes.
View on YouTube:
View on VIMEO:
the Mad Maggies – Street Dog from the Mad Maggies on Vimeo.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by madmags
The Amazing Accordions of Cotati
Alysia Gray Painter of NBC Bay Area “Worth the Trip” called the Cotati Accordion Festival:
“one of the planet’s — and, let’s be honest, maybe the solar system’s — most famous accordion gatherings”
And they used our recent press photo for the article.
Photo credit due to Kim Thompson Steel. Thank you, Kim!
“Who’ll play the Cotati Accordion Festival? The Mad Maggies are on the roster. Gotta have your wheeze? Be in Cotati on Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18. “
Gotta love it.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 by madmags
On July 13, 2013 Roxanne Oliva and I were the official ambassadors of the bellows for the Cotati Accordion Festival at the Cotati Kid’s Parade. We got some good press for the festival with this photo in the Press Democrat.
Then I got to thinking that Roxanne and I had been in the paper before. Now when was that? … Oh my! February 2, 1990 Petaluma Argus Courier.
Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 by madmags
I was contacted a few weeks ago by Rafal Chojnacki a journalist for “Folkowa” an online folk music portal located in Gdansk, Poland. He asked for our albums to review. I sent him four.
He just added us to their site and wrote a very nice review of “Shake Those Bones” which you can see here.
I had to Google translate to get the gist of it which is, happily, very positive.