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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
It doesn’t matter what comes, fresh goes better in life, and Mentos is fresh and full of life. Nothing gets to you, staying fresh staying cool, with Mentos, fresh and full of life. Fresh goes[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 1 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
ET – phone home –   yeah, yeah – but only after the Baker Thomas Band show . . .  they’re out of this world. . .
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Muddy Ruckus 10:00 pm
Muddy Ruckus
Dec 2 @ 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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Niall Connolly 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
Dec 3 @ 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
Niall Connolly – “Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop.” – Chicago Tribune
The Silver Mirrors 10:00 pm
The Silver Mirrors
Dec 3 @ 10:00 pm
The Silver Mirrors
The Silver Mirrors = A Boston band pushing the frontiers of Turtleneck Rock . . .      
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 4 @ 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!
The New England Music Exchange Presents: Dan Masterson 8:00 pm
The New England Music Exchange Presents: Dan Masterson
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
The New England Music Exchange Presents:  Dan Masterson
The New England Music Exchange presents Dan Masterson! VISIT WEBSITE
Prateek Poddar 10:00 pm
Prateek Poddar
Dec 4 @ 10:00 pm
Prateek Poddar
Prateek Poddar is a singer-songwriter from Weston, Massachusetts who mixes country, blues, and folk to create his own sound.
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
More on David Johnston:  You’re rushing through the city streets, maybe late for an appointment, distracted by your life’s many obligations, and you blow right past a street musician, hard at work. And you stop.[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 5 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Just look at the band; Dennis Brennan on harmonica, guitar and vocals. Tim Gearan on guitar and vocals. Steve Sadler on lap steel.  Jim Haggerty on bass and Andy Plaisted one drums.  Killer.
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Ryan Alvanos 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos
Dec 6 @ 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.
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Dec 6 @ 10:00 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
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Wednesdays at TOAD – Fandango!  – Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?
Castle Creek 10:00 pm
Castle Creek
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm
Castle Creek
Born in the heart of central New York, alternative blues rock duo Castle Creek has hooked audiences from Portland, Maine to Austin, Texas. Comprised of award-winning lead vocalist Kim Monroe and Berklee trained lead guitarist[...]
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Lux 7:30 pm
Lux
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Lux
VISIT WEBSITE
The Social No. 11 10:00 pm
The Social No. 11
Dec 8 @ 10:00 pm
The Social No. 11
The Social No.11 delivers its own brand of New England Americana with a country twang and a bluesy heart. They’re known for haunting lyrics, sweet harmonies, and showing up with a boat-load of instruments
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An Early Showcase Featuring: Vanessa Peters (Dallas) 8:00 pm
An Early Showcase Featuring: Vanessa Peters (Dallas)
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm
An Early Showcase Featuring:  Vanessa Peters (Dallas)
In the last ten years, Vanessa Peters has played over 1000 shows in 11 countries, receiving accolades from abroad and in her hometown of Dallas, where she was recently nominated as “Best Folk Artist” by[...]
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Dec 9 @ 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
LOS GOUTOS is: Bruce Bartone (acoustic and electric guitars; bass guitar, keyboards; backing vocals); Mike Eigen (lead and backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar, clarinet, ukulele, songwriting); Shamus Feeney (bass guitar, acoustic, electric, and resophonic guitars;[...]
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90 Mile Portage 7:30 pm
90 Mile Portage
Dec 10 @ 7:30 pm
90 Mile Portage
90-Mile Portage is a collaboration between singer/songwriter Jamie Kallestad and multi-instrumentalist/ composer Ben Cosgrove
Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Dec 10 @ 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Red Tail Hawk has opened for National acts such as G-Love, The Brew and Chris Duarte, to name a few. They’ve played major music festival in the region and sold-out shows at The Stone Church in[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
 Sunday Spins!  – Vinyl Lovers Unite! 3-8pm every Sunday! Sign up on the list and play two songs each turn.
Trash Night: Sean Trischka & Stash 9:00 pm
Trash Night: Sean Trischka & Stash
Dec 11 @ 9:00 pm
Trash Night:  Sean Trischka & Stash
  Boston-based Stash Wyslouch (Pronounced Stash Why-Slouch) is one of bluegrass’ great young genre-bending pioneers ~ “A brilliant and free-thinking mind…you’ll be glad to know him” – Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) and here’s what Stash says[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston  knows what you need at the beginning of the week . . . Blue Monday at TOAD!
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 12 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Click HERE for a sneak peek of Blue Mondays at TOAD
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Air Congo 7:30 pm
Air Congo
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
Air Congo
Boston-based African style band AIR CONGO play music from the 1960’s-70’s Kinshasa/Brazzaville scene–the music of Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Fandango – it’s what’s for dinner . . . the heck with prince spaghetti day . . . use your noodle and get to TOAD!
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
“Danielle Miraglia is a dynamic and captivating musician; her rich soulful voice and blues guitar mastery resonate in a performance both rare and unforgettable.” – Paul Patchel, State Street Blues Festival, Media, PA Her project, Danielle[...]
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 15 @ 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
Dec 15 @ 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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Jugghead Band 10:00 pm
Jugghead Band
Dec 16 @ 10:00 pm
Jugghead Band
Jugghead Band About: Boston-based roots soul band takin’ it out, choppin’ it up, and sendin’ it out for the good people to enjoy Influences: The roly-poly grand masquerade of life. The infinite space between existence[...]
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Martha Bourne 7:30 pm
Martha Bourne
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm
Martha Bourne
Did you know that Martha Bourne studied Film Scoring/Composition at Berklee College of Music She also recently taught guitar at Girls Rock Campaign Boston and many people in the community that Martha’s originally from North Carolina[...]
LUX 10:00 pm
LUX
Dec 17 @ 10:00 pm
LUX
Hear what venues all over New England already know – LUX is a funky / jazzy / quirky / entertaining / engaging quartet from Newburyport, MA and will be the band that you invite back[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyl over for a spin!  Or perhaps pick some up on your way at The Somerville Flea!
Sugar Blood Jinx 9:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Dec 18 @ 9:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
SUGAR BLOOD JINX is Eric Waxwood who uses finger-picking and a slide on a National Steel Guitar and sings lead vocals; Matt Murphy who plays an upright bass and sings background vocals; and Scott Pittman[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Click HERE for a glimpse of what you may see/hear tonight at TOAD . . .
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 19 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
“Dennis Brennan sets up most songs with a growl and riff of his harmonica, lights into the lyrics, and nods at Steve Sadler, who gives the song the sonic treatment of a jet melodically breaking[...]
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The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
The Boston Globe on The Franc Graham Band: “Immensely Underrated… cool and commanding… an unusually rich blend of singer-songwriter rock…”
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Dec 20 @ 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
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
“I still believe the lessons I learned when I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Like, it’s harder for a rich man to get into heaven than for a camel to go through the[...]
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Dec 21 @ 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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Colbis The Creature 7:30 pm
Colbis The Creature
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm
Colbis The Creature
Richly brewed in the underground of Boston’s shifting music scene, four young men emerge as a single sound known as Colbis the Creature.
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 22 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
For Reals . . .  EVERYBODY’S in the BAKER THOMAS BAND!
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Dec 26 @ 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[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 26 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
“I saw them the other night at TOAD with a friend visiting from Austin.  I’d say Tim Gearan is one of the best guitar players in town.”  Sam Kornstein – Something’s Brewing
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Miriam 7:30 pm
Miriam
Dec 27 @ 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.
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
VISIT WEBSITE
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Dec 28 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Fred Griffeth fronts Fandango  – Their celebrated selection of Americana music draws a loyal band of pious sisters and reform school brothers! – Truth . . .
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Dec 28 @ 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Award winning guitarist Chris Hersch leads this quintet of accomplished musicians, The Moonraiders, improvising and singing their way through an eclectic set that will please both the dancer and music aficionado.
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 29 @ 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
Dec 29 @ 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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Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Dec 30 @ 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
“Stan Martin is a keeper of the traditional country music flame. He’s a Don Rich/Danny Gatton-schooled Telecaster-loving guitar picker, a virtuoso who is not a showoff. And he’s a skilled writer and musician who is[...]
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New Year’s Eve with Muddy Ruckus 10:00 pm
New Year’s Eve with Muddy Ruckus
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
New Year's Eve with 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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