A Mad, Mad World

       a music news & views blog from the Mad Maggies

Sneak peek at our Alive & Squeezing tour T-shirt!

Monday, March 10th, 2014 by madmags

I just put the order in to Lucky Mule Clothing These are going to be very cool! Courtney Callahan always does a superior job.

Black and light grey on a slate grey American Apparel t-shirt. — with The Mad Maggies and 2 others.

Artwork: Chiara Sarter

alive and squeezing tour t shirt

Alive and Squeezing tour starts March 14

Friday, March 7th, 2014 by madmags

Our tour with Those Darn Accordions is a week away!

You may think I am biased and you’d be right. No matter this is going to be a wild, good crazy multi-city tour.

Share this with everyone you know, mes amis!

all shows poster

the Mad Maggies on Italian Radio!

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 by madmags

Thursday 6th March at 9.30 pm (Italian time), new episode of “An Triskell” radio programme about FOLK MUSIC from THE UNITED STATES with Callanash, Kyle Carey, Long Time Courting, Murder the Stout, Cathie Ryan, Scythian and THE MAD MAGGIES.

Streaming at http://www.radiocittabollate.it:8000/live.m3u, repeat on Friday 7/3 at 9 am.

Mad Alert: March 2014 – Alive and Squeezing Tour and a St. Pat’s Day Party

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014 by madmags

We have been very busy here at Mad Maggies Central getting prepared for our “Alive and Squeezing” Tour with TDA (Those Darn Accordions).

“The Mad Maggies join forces with Those Darn Accordions for a white-hot accordion squeeze-down that takes the two high-energy San Francisco Bay Area bands to Northern California and Oregon this March.”

The dates have filled in nicely.

March 14 – Friday – Palms Playhouse, Winters, Calif. – 8pm – $20

March 15 – Saturday – Rancho Nicasio, Nicasio, Calif. – 8pm – $15

March 18 – Tuesday – Johnny B’s, Medford, Oregon – 9pm – $5

March 19 – Wednesday – Sam Bond’s Garage, Eugene, Oregon – 9pm – $5

March 20 – Thursday – TBD

March 21 – Friday – Alberta Street Pub, Portland, Oregon – 8:30pm – $7

March 22 – Saturday – Astoria Event Center, Astoria, Oregon – 8:00pm – $10

Our fantastic “alive and squeezing” creature was drawn by Chiara Sarter, daughter of Mad Maggies’ bassist Tim Sarter. She is an amazing artist!

We are thinking t-shirts. What do you think?

all shows poster


March 17 – Monday – St. Pat’s Day – the Rellik Tavern, Benicia – 8:30pm – no cover

This is our first time playing this cool “martini bar – ultra lounge” in lovely downtown Benicia. The Rellik takes very good care of its clientele. There is never a cover charge.

Irish singer/songwriter Sin Silver opens the evening at 5pm. We take the stage at around 8:30pm and play until around 11pm. Good craic!

rellik tavern poster

We want to do more tours and that depends on our creating buzz and filling venues with happy music lovers. So we are doing plenty of guerrilla marketing. We could use your help. Simply encourage your friends, families, co-workers, colleagues, enemies, ex-lovers and complete strangers to come see live music being performed before their very eyes. There’s nothing like it.

yours in a mad, mad world,

Alive & Squeezing! March Tour dates and venues

Saturday, February 15th, 2014 by madmags

Getting excited about all the great spots we get to play this March!alive and squeezing all shows

Our wonderful creature was created by Chiara Sarter. We are thinking stickers, t-shirts …

Happy 2014!

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 by madmags

Wishing you all, joy, luck and plenty of fun this new year.

Speaking of fun, 2014 is our 10 year mark. Wow! We are planning plenty of mad musical moments. Stay tuned!

If you haven’t already, be sure and sign up for our monthly newsletter so you’ll know whats afoot or rather, what’s ahead or… What’s with all these body parts? Oh, just sign up ;-)

happy new year image 2013 to 2014

Happy Holidaze!

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 by madmags


Wishing you all the very best as the season changes!

Mags, GDub, Septimus, Ian, Ray and Johny Blood


the Mad Maggies Holiday Greetings 2013 from the Mad Maggies on Vimeo.

New Video! “Heaven on This Earth”

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.

View on YouTube

View on Vimeo

Please tell us what you think, share with everyone and be sure and click on the “like” feature.

“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.

Pirates & Pumpkins! 09/28/13 Sacramento

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!

pirate and pumpkins poster

event #: 916-962-6415

Mad Ms play Bergamot Alley Oktoberfest this Saturday

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

his master's voice photo by Dean Lipoff • ©theMadMaggies.com • All rights reserved.