A Mad, Mad World

       a music news & views blog from the Mad Maggies

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:

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* “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

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 …