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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Sunday afternoons – for a day of song sharing, sipping drinks, and chatting about their favorite music. Toad is a cozy neighborhood bar that hosts live[...]
Ryan Jarvis 8:00 pm
Ryan Jarvis
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm
Ryan Jarvis
The New England Music Exchange presents: Ryan Jarvis of The Budds Band.
The Sparrow Blue 10:00 pm
The Sparrow Blue
Jul 3 @ 10:00 pm
The Sparrow Blue
 
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The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 4 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Blue Mondays at TOAD . . .
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Mike Gent & Guests 7:30 pm
Mike Gent & Guests
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm
Mike Gent & Guests
3 Week July Residency! Mike Gent – of The Figgs – claims the little stage at TOAD for big fun on three Tuesdays this month! The tried and true band The Figgs, which has a[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Fan Faves!  The Blue Ribbons list some of their interests: making good music for good people, and trying to occasionally scare each other.  
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
 
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Jul 6 @ 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
The MoonRaiders are a Western Swing band that combine elements of Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, Country, and Truck Driving music. Award winning guitarist Chris Hersch (formerly of Girls Guns & Glory) leads this quartet of accomplished musicians, improvising[...]
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Curtis McMurtry 7:30 pm
Curtis McMurtry
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm
Curtis McMurtry
“While most of Americana’s modern practitioners are busy searching for another rough edge to sand down, Curtis McMurtry’s debut is refreshingly unsymmetrical and beautiful. Like few songwriters his age, he truly understands what a big[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 7 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
BAKER THOMAS BAND  N. – A variety of eclectic Boston/Cambridge/Somerville musicians who come together to put on unforgettable shows.
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David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Jul 8 @ 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Bit O’ Trivia:  David Johnston also appears in the opening scene of Ben Affleck’s 2010 film The Town, playing outside a Harvard Square bank just before it is robbed.
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Ryan Alvanos 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos
Jul 9 @ 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos
Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, editor by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune.
Brian Chaffee & The Players 10:00 pm
Brian Chaffee & The Players
Jul 9 @ 10:00 pm
Brian Chaffee & The Players
Brian Chaffee has something he wants to share, something he’s kept bottled up inside that he needs to let out: his music. But not just music he’s written and performed, music he’s lived and breathed.[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 10 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Sunday afternoons – for a day of song sharing, sipping drinks, and chatting about their favorite music. Toad is a cozy neighborhood bar that hosts live[...]
Eleanor Bigsby 9:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby
Led by Lyle Brewer, Eleanor Bigsby  takes you on a trip down memory [penny] lane with killer instrumental Beatles tunes!
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston is a regular fixture in Harvard Square. You can find him on just about any sunny afternoon with his old Gibson guitar, his signature black jeans, black hat, and a white bucket to[...]
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Mike Gent & Guests 7:30 pm
Mike Gent & Guests
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm
Mike Gent & Guests
Founding member of The Figgs (started in 1987), The Gentlemen (started in 1999), and The Rapid Shave (started in 2009). Mike Gent played with many other artists and bands as well, including Graham Parker, Mike Viola/Candy[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jul 12 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
  The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans withtheir original and soulful music. Described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
FANDANGO is as much a spiritual renewal as it is a reinterpretation of some of the best soul, blues, gospel, and Americana music ever written. With a loyal flock of followers (the flock that rock) to[...]
Organ in Orbit 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
Jul 13 @ 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
Jupier welcomed Juno’s probe to its oribt . . . tonight TOAD welcomes  Organ in Orbit Out of THIS World!
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Melvern Taylor makes up songs on the ukulele.  He has an unhealthy obsession with making music. It drives him to distraction. He is always lost and has a vulgar sense of humor. You’ll LOVE it!
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 14 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
BAKER THOMAS BAND  “…kind of a musical Robin Hood, robbing freely from the classic roots of American music and bringing it back to the common folks.”  – Billy Beard, Talent buyer/Boston Session drummer.
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John Hanifin Band 10:00 pm
John Hanifin Band
Jul 15 @ 10:00 pm
John Hanifin Band
“John Hanifin loved the cello when he was a kid. He still does and he’s having more fun than ever with exciting arco, pizzicato and flamenco techniques while fronting his own band . . .[...]
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Samantha Farrell 7:30 pm
Samantha Farrell
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm
Samantha Farrell
You can have a sneak preview of Samantha Farrell right HERE in her official video filmed right here at TOAD –
The Little Compton Band 10:00 pm
The Little Compton Band
Jul 16 @ 10:00 pm
The Little Compton Band
The Little Compton Band embodies a new age of roots rock. Camaraderie around small town living, improvised musical journeys, and a commitment to craft has forged this powerful group. On a seaside farm in southern[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyl over for a spin!  Or perhaps pick some up on your way at The Somerville Flea!
Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos 9:00 pm
Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm
Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos
“Being compared by critics to Lucinda Williams and making the CMA CloseUp Magazine’s “Who New To Watch in 2013” list have got to be hard to live up to, but Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
More triva!   Peter Wolf, whose brilliant Midnight Souvenirs—released in 2010—included  David Johnston’s “I Don’t Wanna Know.” This song went on to become the second single from that album, and was performed on the David Letterman Show[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 18 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Blue Mondays at TOAD  – Listen to Dennis Brennan:  “Hey all you progressives, radicals and outcasts out there. It’s Monday and time for the blues with THE WHITE OWLS, featuring Tim Gearan, Jim Haggerty, Andy[...]
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Mike Gent & Guests 7:30 pm
Mike Gent & Guests
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm
Mike Gent & Guests
  Start your evening right with the Residency Finale with Mike Gent  -right before The Blue Ribbons last show of the season – sigh . .
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Friends, we here at The Blue Ribbons Propulsion/Stagnation/Existential Laboratories would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all y’all who have been coming out to TOAD on Tuesday nights. It truly is[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
you CAN judge Fandango by their facebook pics – just sayin’
Pat & The Hats 10:00 pm
Pat & The Hats
Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm
Pat & The Hats
Running with the Dr. Seuss notion that clever rhymes can woo pretty much anybody, Pat & the Hats are conquering the local music scene one swooning fan at a time.
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Todd Thibaud (solo) 7:30 pm
Todd Thibaud (solo)
Jul 21 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Thibaud (solo)
Todd Thibaud is a Vermont born, Boston based Singer-Songwriter who’s songs are a slice of what life is really like…the pains and pleasures, love lost and life reborn. Using songwriters like Elvis Costello, Neil Finn,[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 21 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
For Reals . . .  EVERYBODY’S in the BAKER THOMAS BAND!
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Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Jul 22 @ 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Sugar Blood Jinx is as diverse as its members; blending elements of blues, jazz, roots & rock . . .  
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Tim Mann 7:30 pm
Tim Mann
Jul 23 @ 7:30 pm
Tim Mann
Tim Mann‘s original material mixes a heavy dose of 60s British pop (Beatles, Kinks, Rolling Stones) with a pervading undercurrent of American roots rock (Byrds, Dylan, The Band, Neil Young) to form a blend of[...]
Barrett Anderson 10:00 pm
Barrett Anderson
Jul 23 @ 10:00 pm
Barrett Anderson
Hypnotic blues grooves fueled by vintage soul and Rock ‘n Roll – Fronted by Boston-based blue singer/guitarist, the award winning Barrett Anderson Band packs a mesmerizing, backbeat-heavy, hypo-boogie punch.
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunday Spins
 Sunday Spins!  – Vinyl Lovers Unite! 3-8pm every Sunday! Sign up on the list and play two songs each turn.
Eleanor Bigsby 9:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby
Eleanor Bigsby is an instrumental surf band that performs the music of The Beatles.
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
“What I do has been shaped by the streets,” Johnston said. “I played in bands since I was a kid, but the idea of playing solo, by myself was kind of scary…I can do whatever[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 25 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
The White Owls‘ Blues music + bevvies = big fun ! So simple ! ! !
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Miriam 7:30 pm
Miriam
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm
Miriam
In 2009, when multi-award-winning singer-songwriters Amy Fairchild and Carla Ryder decided to combine their voices and join forces to start a band, Miriam was born. Harmony singin’, lead vocal swappin’, ass-kickin’ fun.
John Powhida International Airport 10:00 pm
John Powhida International Airport
Jul 26 @ 10:00 pm
John Powhida International Airport
“wont you wear my crown, up around your neck”? John Powhida International Airport wins the Boston 2011 Rock nd Roll Rumble! Hot Dog! 5 yrs after The Rudds took silver JPX takes Gold!!!
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re altogether ooky, . . . . FANDANGO!
Mike Hastings Band 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Mike Hastings Band are lyrically based roots rockers that have built a solid reputation by playing super fun live shows at many of the areas best venues . . .
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
The Band Members: Melvern Taylor- Ukulele And the Fabulous Meltones: Matt Murphy -Upright BAss Dave Livingston – Slide Guitar Sir Bob Nash – Drums Genre: Post-Modern Parlor Music  – give it a listen HERE
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
“You guys put on a hell of a show, a lot of fun!” – Steve Morse, long time Boston Globe music critic and freelance writier on the Baker Thomas Band . . .
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The Silks 6:00 pm
The Silks
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm
more info soon . . .
Muddy Ruckus 10:00 pm
Muddy Ruckus
Jul 29 @ 10:00 pm
Muddy Ruckus
“Infectious, foot-stomping Americana tunes. Similar to the White Stripes in duo power. Muddy Ruckus delivers a full bodied sound, with nothing but guitar and suitcase drums.” – The Sound
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Double D & The Bluesmakers 7:30 pm
Double D & The Bluesmakers
Jul 30 @ 7:30 pm
Double D & The Bluesmakers
Double D the and Bluesmakers formed around a love for classic blues…Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed… the list goes on.
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Jul 30 @ 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
LOS GOUTOS is a Boston-based Americana band composed of five multi-instrumentalists, three of them singer-songwriters. A musical concoction of folk, roots, rock, country, cajun, New Orleans jazz, Latin grooves, and more: Every song tells a[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
“Vinyl record sales are at a 28 year high” – Fortune April 2016  – See/Hear for yourself at Sunday Spins – every Sunday – bring your records and take turns sharing your faves!
Spotted Tiger 9:00 pm
Spotted Tiger
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm
Spotted Tiger
Led by the songwriting of violist Laurence Scudder and guitarist Erik White, Spotted Tiger is rounded out by a malleable all-star combination of Boston area players. Together they play an inspiring variety of originals &[...]

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