Calendar

Jul
10
Mon
David Johnston
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston

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

The White Owls
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm
Jul
11
Tue
Andrea Gillis Band
Jul 11 @ 7:30 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

Eleanor Bigsby
Jul 11 @ 10:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby

Led by Lyle Brewer, Eleanor Bigsby  takes you on a trip down memory [penny] lane with killer instrumental Beatles tunes!

Jul
12
Wed
Fandango
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango

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

Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections
Jul 12 @ 10:00 pm
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections

Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections combines soulful vocals, poignant songwriting, and piano-driven pop-rock with a dash of sleazy swagger and alt-country twang

Jul
13
Thu
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jul 13 @ 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
Jul 13 @ 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.

Jul
14
Fri
The Soggy Po’ Boys
Jul 14 @ 10:00 pm
The Soggy Po' Boys

With a repertoire of New Orleans standards, spirituals, contemporary music, and swing tunes, the Soggy Po’ Boys offer a lively blend of fun and insanity.

Jul
15
Sat
Liz Morrison
Jul 15 @ 7:30 pm
Liz Morrison

take a listen HERE   – Liz Morrison always brings some of the community’s best musicians to accompany her – can’t wait to see who’s up on that little stage this night . . .

Sugar Blood Jinx
Jul 15 @ 10:00 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 who plays an old 1920‘s ‘traps’ drum kit and sings background vocals.

Jul
16
Sun
Sunday Spins
Jul 16 @ 3:00 pm

“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!

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Bees Deluxe
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm
Bees Deluxe

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

Jul
17
Mon
David Johnston
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm

Peter Wolf (J Geils Band), 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 in June of 2010.

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The White Owls
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm

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 on drums.

Check out a clip from one of their shows HERE  – After making it thru Monday, YOU deserve a night out!

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Jul
18
Tue
The Franc Graham Band
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm

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.

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Jul
19
Wed
Fandango
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

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 their weekly Wednesday night residency at TOAD in Cambridge, FANDANGO fuels frontman Fred Griffeth to lead this congregation into soul and R&B righteousness! For he is like a refiner of fire and he shall purify!

“Ask not for whom the Fandan goes. It goes for thee. On Wednesday donchaknow.” –

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Nick Pope
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm
Nick Pope

Nick Pope is a multi-instrumentalist out of Somerville, MA. He’s a huge fan of Louis Armstrong’s solos, Whitney Houston performing The National Anthem, Radiohead performing “The National Anthem,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Break Away,” the key change in “Thong Song,” and Yes’ first three albums.

Jul
20
Thu
Summer Villains
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Villains

 

Summer Villains is like if Johnny Cash spent a lot of time covering Beatles songs.

Check out their music HERE

Baker Thomas Band
Jul 20 @ 10:00 pm

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

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Jul
21
Fri
Los Goutos
Jul 21 @ 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)

Jul
22
Sat
Frank Drake
Jul 22 @ 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

Stan Martin Band
Jul 22 @ 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 unabashedly, unapologetically country. Martin’s original songs have a moving, sometimes comic, honesty. He retains a romantic toughness, as with some of Waylon Jennings early 1970s tunes written before the outlaw stance became a circus act.” Rick Allen Vintage Guitar

Jul
23
Sun
Sunday Spins
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm

“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!

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Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Jul 23 @ 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.

Jul
24
Mon
David Johnston
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm

Picture this:   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.’

Mark your calendar to stop by TOAD on Monday when you’re not in a rush:

David Johnston   . . Blue Monday at TOAD!

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The White Owls
Jul 24 @ 9:00 pm

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 on drums.

Check out a clip from one of their shows HERE  – After making it thru Monday, YOU deserve a night out!

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Jul
25
Tue
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
 Sam Reid & The Riot Act is an acoustic guitar-driven rock band with a true bluegrass soul . . .

  

Honey Talk
Jul 25 @ 10:00 pm
Honey Talk

Honey Talk is a fresh, innovative, and comfortable quartet that performs classic hits and inviting originals making you feel sweeter than honey.

Honey talk is:
Cody Nilsen – Guitar/Vocals
Steve Bunce- Bass/Vocals
Ben Blanchard – Keys/Vocals
Pat “Daddy” Dalton – Drums/Vocals

Jul
26
Wed
Fandango
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

Fred Griffeth fronts Fandango  – Their celebrated selection of Americana music draws a loyal band of pious sisters and reform school brothers! – Truth . . .

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Bourbon Avenue (Belgium)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 pm
Bourbon Avenue (Belgium)

Check them out Here

Jul
27
Thu
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm
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
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Baker Thomas Band
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm

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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