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Apr
21
Fri
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk
Apr 21 @ 10:00 pm
Big Ben Hillman - The Professor of Funk

Over the course of his career, Big Ben Hillman has shared the stage with a host of diverse and well known musicians including hip hop stars Method Man and Ghostface Killa from the Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Digable Planets and Mix Master Mike of The Beasty Boys. He has also been seen performing with rock legends Les Claypool and Jimmy Buffet.

Apr
22
Sat
Niall Connolly
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly

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

Air Congo
Apr 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!

Apr
23
Sun
Sunday Spins
Apr 23 @ 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!

Ryan Alvanos et al. – Celebrating National Poetry Month with Sonnet Sundays!
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Ryan Alvanos et al. - Celebrating National Poetry Month with Sonnet Sundays!

Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, editor by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune.

Apr
24
Mon
David Johnston
Apr 24 @ 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
Apr 24 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls

Blue Mondays at TOAD . . .

Apr
25
Tue
Miriam
Apr 25 @ 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 Life IS Here Tour w/ SondorBlue
Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm
The Life IS Here Tour w/ SondorBlue

SondorBlue is an indie-rock band out of Charleston, SC comprised of three lead vocalists. Their sound combines a refreshing classic touch with a modern flare. When each voice comes together to create the three-part harmonies that are carefully woven into each of their songs, a magical fourth voice is created that is uniquely SondorBlue. With influences that range from Coldplay, Dr. Dog, Ed Sheeran, Tame Impala, to the Beatles, Half Moon Run, The Fleet Foxes, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young,  their emotional songs have won them fans of all ages.

Apr
26
Wed
Fandango
Apr 26 @ 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

Amy Kucharik & Ian Foster
Apr 26 @ 10:00 pm
Apr
27
Thu
Eric Salt & The Electric City
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Eric Salt & The Electric City

Boston rock band with an eclectic sound. Dylanesque lyrics set to catchy rock guitar. Occasional hints of Stones and Replacements. Eric Salt & The Electric City’s live shows can approach a Springsteen explosion and captivate audiences with their raw power.

Baker Thomas Band
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band

Baker Thomas Band:  “A whole bunch of musicians and a whole bunch of instruments, come together to deliver an electrifying show which promises a whole bunch of fun” -Tracey Delfino, Trespass Music

Apr
28
Fri
Los Goutos
Apr 28 @ 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)

Apr
29
Sat
Trailer Park
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
Trailer Park

Trailer Park = a ten-legged rock and roll machine powered by rock and roll guitar, bass, drums, and twin tenor saxophones

The Whisky Geese
Apr 29 @ 10:00 pm
The Whisky Geese

The Whiskey Geese are:
Tyler Wayne – acoustic guitar, vocals, foot tamborine, melodica
Dane Anderson – acoustic guitar, vocals, foot percussion

A high flyin’ power duo.

Apr
30
Sun
Sunday Spins
Apr 30 @ 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!

Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Apr 30 @ 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.

May
1
Mon
David Johnston
May 1 @ 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
May 1 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls

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

May
2
Tue
Steve Mayone
May 2 @ 7:30 pm
Steve Mayone

Steve Mayone is a songwriter/producer/musician living in Brooklyn, N.Y. He’s released 5 CD’s, his songs and instrumentals having been placed in independent films and TV shows. He an in demand session and live musician, playing and recording with Kate Taylor, Bow Thayer, Kris Delmhorst, Matt Keating, Treat Her Right, and Todd Thibaud. His production credits include The Cambridge-Somerville All Stars, American Thread and The Blue Ribbons.

The Blue Ribbons
May 2 @ 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 a beautiful thing to be together sharing the moment, even if that moment is loud and confusing sometimes. Thank you for listening, dancing, loving it, hating it, ignoring it…the important part is that we are all agreeing to be together for a few hours being human.

May
3
Wed
Fandango
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango

you CAN judge Fandango by their facebook pics – just sayin’

Air Congo
May 3 @ 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!

May
4
Thu
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
May 4 @ 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 better, Mentos freshness, fresh goes better with Mentos, fresh and full of life!

Mentos, the freshmaker!

oh . . . it’s Melvern Taylor & The MELTONES – oops – but you’ll be grooving as much as you did back when you you’d listen to that  Mentos jingle . . .

Baker Thomas Band – May the Fourth be with you . . .
May 4 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band - May the Fourth be with you . . .

BAKER THOMAS BAND  N. – A variety of eclectic Boston/Cambridge/Somerville musicians who come together to put on unforgettable shows.

May
5
Fri
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk
May 5 @ 10:00 pm
Big Ben Hillman - The Professor of Funk

Over the course of his career, Big Ben Hillman has shared the stage with a host of diverse and well known musicians including hip hop stars Method Man and Ghostface Killa from the Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Digable Planets and Mix Master Mike of The Beasty Boys. He has also been seen performing with rock legends Les Claypool and Jimmy Buffet.

May
6
Sat
The Library Band
May 6 @ 10:00 pm
The Library Band

Joe and Matt have been playing and writing music together for a long time. As The Library Band, they combine stellar harmonies and multi-instrumental magic to ensure a pleasant reading experience.

May
7
Sun
Sunday Spins
May 7 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins

Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves…

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Munk Duane
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Munk Duane

Munk Duane is a name people in the music scene need to remember. There is something special in his songwriting and there is a touch of genius in his ability to utilize a studio to take his songs to the level of art. This new album will likely open a lot of new doors for him.” – Bill Copeland Music News

Seth Adam
May 7 @ 10:00 pm
Seth Adam

Seth Adam:  Singer/Songwriter. Dog walker. Graphic designer.

May
8
Mon
David Johnston
May 8 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston

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

The White Owls
May 8 @ 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.

May
9
Tue
Frank Drake
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Frank Drake

Frank Drake is one of the most unique musicians around.  He is refreshingly free of conventions and covers a wide spectrum of folk-pop-and-more styles . . . ” Steve Morse – Boston Globe

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