Calendar

Jun
26
Mon
David Johnston
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston

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

The White Owls
Jun 26 @ 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.

Jun
27
Tue
Amy Fairchild Band
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm
Amy Fairchild Band

Amy Fairchild is a multi-award winning songwriter living in Boston, MA. Right from the start of her musical career in Northampton, MA in 1996, this roots-pop beauty garnered high honors revealing a talented songwriter who deftly gets to the heart of the matter. She won the Lilith Fair Talent Competition in 1999 and took home a top Kerrville Folk Festival prize in 2001. She continued to bring home honors with the release of her 2002 record, “Mr. Heart” (produced by Adam Steinberg) including  The John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Maxell Song of the Year and the Billboard World Song Competition. Dave Marsh said, “If there still was a recording industry, this would come out on a major label and would be such a big hit you’d be sick of her by now. Not many people make records this good.”

Belen Cusi
Jun 27 @ 10:00 pm
Belen Cusi

Belen Cusi is a singer from Argentina & Texas…Latin soul music, seeking to change the world through song.

Jun
28
Wed
Fandango
Jun 28 @ 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
Jun 28 @ 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!

Jun
29
Thu
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health
Jun 29 @ 7:30 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 . . .

Baker Thomas Band
Jun 29 @ 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 . . .

Jun
30
Fri
Robin Lane and Love Love
Jun 30 @ 10:00 pm
Robin Lane and Love Love

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Love Love – Genre: Alt. Americana band with Songs of Murder and Love and other mysteries of the world.

Robin Lane was the founder of the band Robin Lane & The Chartbusters, whose hit single “When Things Go Wrong” was the eleventh video broadcast on the debut day of MTV. Her father played piano for Dean Martin and wrote his signature hit “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime.”

 

Jul
1
Sat
David Johnston Band
Jul 1 @ 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band

More triva!   Peter Wolf, 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.

Jul
2
Sun
Sunday Spins
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins

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

Sparrow Blue
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm
Sparrow Blue

Sparrow Blue, Acoustic Fiddle and Guitar songwriting duo from Eastern Massachusetts, consists of Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson.

Having met in 2014, Katy and Todd began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots music. It wasn’t long before they began performing as a duo, featuring their original songs. Over the past year, Sparrow Blue has performed at venues such as the Spire Center for the Performing Arts, Club Passim, TOAD Cambridge, Atwoods Tavern, and Rockwood Music Hall. In November of 2015 they released their debut album, Mabel, which Red Line Roots called “a sweet rootsy sound that is clean and crisp as it displays hints of Americana goodness” and South Shore Living called “lilting, dark, and spellbindingly catchy”.

Jul
3
Mon
David Johnston
Jul 3 @ 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
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls

Blue Mondays at TOAD . . .

Jul
4
Tue
The Blue Ribbons
Jul 4 @ 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.

 

Jul
5
Wed
Fandango
Jul 5 @ 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.” –

Mike Hastings Band (tent.)
Jul 5 @ 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band (tent.)

“When Mike Hastings isn’t playing at local venues such as Toad, he can often be found busking around Davis and Harvard Square. Next time you’re out, keep an ear out for the sound of guitar and a tambourine, and if you see Mike, stop and listen for a while. You just might leave a little warmer.+ – Sound of Boston

Jul
6
Thu
Todd Thibaud
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Thibaud

Todd Thibaud is a Vermont born, Boston based Singer-Songwriter who’s songs are a slice of what life is really like…the pains and pleasures, love lost and life reborn. Using songwriters like Elvis Costello, Neil Finn, Johnny Cash and John Hiatt for inspiration, Thibaud has built a sound that is entirely his own. His music is meshed with elements of Americana, Folk, Country and Roots Pop Rock, making it seem at once familiar and new.

Baker Thomas Band
Jul 6 @ 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. . .

Jul
7
Fri
Red Tail Hawk
Jul 7 @ 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.

Jul
8
Sat
Trailer Park
Jul 8 @ 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

Jul
9
Sun
Sunday Spins
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins

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

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Luddy Mussy
Jul 9 @ 9:00 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.

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
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 . . .

Jul
16
Sun
Sunday Spins
Jul 16 @ 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!

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

More triva!   Peter Wolf, 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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