A Mad, Mad World

       a music news & views blog from the Mad Maggies

Coming to Cotati August 16th

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 by madmags

the mad maggies play CAF 2014

The Mad Maggies play the Cotati Accordion Festival Saturday August 16th at around 5:30.

Cove Cantina – Sunday August 10 – 2pm

Monday, July 28th, 2014 by madmags

Cove Cantina, Angel Island

Come celebrate with us at this super pleasant outdoors venue on Angel Island!

No cover. Ferries from SF and Tiburon get you there.

cove cantina poster

We’ll be playing our new tunes!

See ya there,


Our shows in August

Live at Lagunitas Brewing Co.: Cards on the Table

Sunday, July 27th, 2014 by madmags

Live at Lagunitas: Are ye Sleeping, Maggie?

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 by madmags

Our mad maggified take on the classic by Robert Tannenhill

Live at Lagunitas: Heaven on This Earth

Friday, July 25th, 2014 by madmags

You can tell that we were having an awful lot of fun playing this tune!

High energy. Wildly upbeat.


NEW LIVE ALBUM: Live at Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 by madmags

We are pleased to present a new album of 9 tunes recorded live at the Lagunitas Brewing Co. on St. Pat’s Day, March 17, 2013.

Catch Us in the Act
We are a lot of fun live, or so they say. Listen for yourselves! On Bandcamp you can listen to whole tunes for free. None of those annoying short sound clips. (Yes, CDBaby and iTunes. I am referring to you.)

Show Us Your Love
And for a pittance you can download the tunes in a format you prefer. Just 60¢ a tune or $5 for the collection AND we give you “For the Love of Pete” for free (or whatever you’d like to pay.)

I am passing the hat here, fellow magpies. ;-) Please help us out.

Thank You, Zack

Sound engineer Zack Lindenbusch did such an excellent job recording our show live that we were able to create this album AND use three tracks for our recent videos — Musical Voyagers, Heaven on This Earth and Street Dog .

live at lagunitas album cover

But Wait. There’s More!

Coming in August: “Still Standing”

still standing ad

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary! Yoo hoo!

yours in a mad, mad world,



Smiley’s Saloon – Friday August 8 – 9pm

Monday, July 21st, 2014 by madmags

We are celebrating a new recording and our 10 years of making crazy good music together.

We’re playing just four shows in August so don’t miss your chance to celebrate with us.

The first one is at Smiley’s in Bolinas.

smileys poster

We’ll be playing our new tunes!

See ya there,


the Mad Ms play Bergamot Alley, Healdsburg

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 by madmags

Saturday 9pm – midnight

Enjoy Healdsburg! Come and hang with us at this super cool, relaxed wine bar right downtown.

Bergamot Alley

bergamot alley poster

And it just happens to be Accordion Lovers Day!

Sharks, Angels and Crazy Good Music

Saturday, May 24th, 2014 by madmags

The Mad Maggies play Angel Island Company next Saturday afternoon – 2:00 – 4:30pm

This is a wonderful location with spectacular views of the bay, good beer, an oyster bar and free live music!

There are ferries which leave from Tiburon* to take folks to the island:

cove cantina poster

* “The city’s name derives from the Spanish word tiburón, which means “shark”. The name was first given to the peninsula on which the city is situated, and probably inspired by the prevalence of locally native leopard sharks in the surrounding waters. ” — wiki

Songs and Suds

Saturday, May 17th, 2014 by madmags

We are coming to Lagunitas Brewing Company

May 30 4:20pm No Cover

See you in the beer sanctuary!

poster of the mad maggies at lagunitas