Calendar

Feb
17
Fri
Luddy Mussy
Feb 17 @ 10:00 pm
Luddy Mussy

Luddy Mussy is colorful, almost cartoonish music made by lunatics.  With eccentric takes on genres ranging from blue, modern rock, surf rock & folk, Luddy serves up an original little something for any musical palate.

Feb
18
Sat
Ryan Alvanos
Feb 18 @ 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.

Man OF Lions
Feb 18 @ 10:00 pm
Man OF Lions

more info soon

Feb
19
Sun
Sunday Spins
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins

Bring your vinyl over for a spin!  Or perhaps pick some up on your way at The Somerville Flea!

Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)

Ship of the Sun celebrates the music of the Grateful Dead with a fun, free-wheeling, danceable show that pays tribute to the sounds of rock & roll’s most unique band.

Ship of the Sun came together in 2015 around each member’s love of the songs, spirit, and improvisation adventurousness of the Dead.

Feb
20
Mon
David Johnston
Feb 20 @ 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 catch the dollar bills —

The White Owls
Feb 20 @ 9:00 pm
Feb
21
Tue
David Johnston Band
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston Band

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. And you listen. And you enter the moment and think, ‘Wow, this guy can really play.’

The Blue Ribbons
Feb 21 @ 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.

 

Feb
22
Wed
Fandango
Feb 22 @ 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 eye of a needle.” – Michael Moore –

Celebrate Hump Day with Fandango

Air Congo
Feb 22 @ 10:00 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 LeyLes Bantous De La CapitaleFranco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!

Feb
23
Thu
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Feb 23 @ 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
Feb 23 @ 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. . .

Feb
24
Fri
Red Tail Hawk
Feb 24 @ 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 Newmarket, NH and The Press Room in Portsmouth, NH.

Feb
25
Sat
Niall Connolly
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly

Niall Connolly – “Disarming and beautifully crafted folk-pop.” – Chicago Tribune

The Library Band
Feb 25 @ 10:00 pm
The Library Band

more info soon

Feb
26
Sun
Sunday Spins
Feb 26 @ 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!

Eleanor Bigsby
Feb 26 @ 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!

Feb
27
Mon
David Johnston
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston

David Johnston  knows what you need at the beginning of the week . . . Blue Monday at TOAD!

The White Owls
Feb 27 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls

The White Owls‘ Blues music + bevvies = big fun ! So simple ! ! !

Feb
28
Tue
Miriam
Feb 28 @ 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.

Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health
Feb 28 @ 10:00 pm
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health

Country Folk for city folk. Born and raised outside of Boston, MA. Professional Amateur Musician, Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter. Lover of cats. Grammatical bandit. I get more done in a bathrobe than most do in a suit.

yeah . . . Marc Pinansky had us at cats, too . . .

Mar
1
Wed
Fandango
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango

Fandango – it’s what’s for dinner . . . the heck with prince spaghetti day . . . use your noodle and get to TOAD!

Andrea Gillis Band
Mar 1 @ 10:00 pm
Andrea Gillis Band

Hailing from South Boston, Andrea Gillis is the real deal – a Northeast legend of rock, soul, jazz and blues. “She has been blessed with the pipes of Etta James and with the boozy swagger of Jim Morrison.” – Boston Globe

Mar
2
Thu
Tim Mann
Mar 2 @ 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 contemporary nostalgia, in the vein of Tom Petty and Elliott Smith.

Baker Thomas Band
Mar 2 @ 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.

Mar
3
Fri
Los Goutos
Mar 3 @ 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; percussion; lead and backing vocals);

Chris Gleason
(lead and backing vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo, acoustic guitar, percussion, songwriting);

Paul Stewart
(lead and backing vocals, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, harmonica, songwriting)

…and whenever possible:

Jakub Trasak
(fiddle)

Mar
4
Sat
Grant Bloom
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm
Grant Bloom

Grant Bloom was brought up learning classical piano; wedged between Dallas and Ft. Worth Texas. Much like a kid eating broccoli, he pushed it away, not realizing how beneficial the music was. Some years later, he was baptized into the world of jazz and from this, music began to tug at Grant’s sleeve. After being taught basic guitar chords from his father, and becoming comfortable in his vocal prowess, Grant began to craft songs.

Strangers By Accident
Mar 4 @ 10:00 pm
Strangers By Accident

Stranger By Accident band interests:  Craft beer, getting yelled at by Ryan Adams, fire escapes, heartbreak, homemade instruments, bourbon.

Mar
5
Sun
Sunday Spins
Mar 5 @ 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: Bees Deluxe
Mar 5 @ 8:00 pm
The New England Music Exchange Presents:  Bees Deluxe

Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians.

Greg Adams
Mar 5 @ 10:00 pm
Greg Adams

A graduate of Bentley University,  Greg Adams earned a degree in Management and Environmental Studies. He also pursued an extra-curricular music education outside of the classroom, training under professional artists who studied at the Berklee College of Music. His first gig was a student showcase at a local pub where he channeled stage fright into a passionate performance, and ultimately found his true calling.

Mar
6
Mon
David Johnston
Mar 6 @ 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 catch the dollar bills —

The White Owls
Mar 6 @ 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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