Calendar

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
The Catbirds (tent.)
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm
The Catbirds (tent.)

If there weren’t so many crap noisy bands around, and so few good ones, there’s a chance the Catbirds wouldn’t need to exist; on the other hand, they’d still probably need to be making some contribution to the general din, just out of sheer orneriness.

If Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga had quadruplets, except somehow they ended up being kind of musical in addition to being rather large and rubbery, and it happened about 50 or 60 years ago, well, presto! -the Catbirds.

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

Mar
7
Tue
Hosting a can drive for the Greater Boston Food Bank: Ward Hayden (Girls, Guns and Glory) & Friends
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
Hosting a can drive for the Greater Boston Food Bank:  Ward Hayden (Girls, Guns and Glory) & Friends

On Girls, Guns and Glory:

“Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” –Rolling Stone

The Blue Ribbons
Mar 7 @ 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.

Mar
8
Wed
Fandango
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango

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

Andrea Gillis Band
Mar 8 @ 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
9
Thu
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Mar 9 @ 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
Mar 9 @ 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 . . .

Mar
10
Fri
Driftwood Soldier
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Driftwood Soldier

TOAD is thrilled to welcome back Driftwood Soldier  . . .

Growling and crooning, muttering about lost love, brimstone, and the glorious view from the underside of a rusty world-order, Owen holds the rhythm on mandolin and foot percussion. Bobby takes the opportunity to stretch bass notes into lyrical vines that vibrate somewhere north of your liver and flower unexpectedly at night.

Mar
11
Sat
Comanchero
Mar 11 @ 10:00 pm
Comanchero

Comanchero’s country-funk thunder melds a rambling jam sensibility with genuine boot-stomping twang. Shades of Widespread Panic, CAKE, and Wilco in these feverish Cactus Rock rhythms.” – Relix Magazine

Mar
12
Sun
Sunday Spins
Mar 12 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins

Bring your vinyl over for a spin!

The Modern Ruins
Mar 12 @ 9:00 pm
The Modern Ruins

The Modern Ruins is Andy Bopp and Ken Schopf with Niall Hood
Andy: Vocals, Baritone Guitar, Guitar
Ken: Cocktail Drum Kit, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Niall: Bass

Mar
13
Mon
David Johnston Band
Mar 13 @ 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 White Owls
Mar 13 @ 9:00 pm
Mar
14
Tue
Field Day
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
Field Day

 

 

Field Day – “Seriously raucous barroom rock that stings with lean power chords and open-hearted lyrics.” – James Reed, Boston Globe

Mar
15
Wed
Fandango
Mar 15 @ 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 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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