Calendar

Mar
24
Fri
Organ in Orbit
Mar 24 @ 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit

tonight TOAD welcomes  Organ in Orbit

Out of THIS World!

Mar
25
Sat
Colbis The Creature
Mar 25 @ 7:30 pm
Colbis The Creature

Colbis The Creature  – check out their influences:

Kings of Leon, Pixies, Radiohead, Young the Giant, Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, Steve Jordan!!!

Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam
Mar 25 @ 10:00 pm
Andy Mowatt's Steely Jam

“Consistently stellar” (Price, PA Musician Mag), “Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam” is a funk-driven powerhouse from Pennsylvania, led by guitarist Andy Mowatt, “an absolute musical genius” (Devoy, Tellus 360) and “jazz-rock flamethrower on guitar” (Campbell, Gigspots). A fusion of New Orleans and Central PA, Mowatt’s “bright arrangements keep things sounding fresh” (PA Musician) and “inspire you to expand your mind and think outside the confines of traditional jazz, soul and funk!” (Robert, Positive Music Reviews). “Confident, to-the-point, and elegant” (Rocha, The Flinging Times), Andy and his group entertain and impress crowds with unique originals and modern twists on classic hits, “and yet, through many influences, each tune retains a sound that is distinctly Mowatt’s” (O’Brien, Fly Magazine).

Mar
26
Sun
Sunday Spins
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins

 Sunday Spins!  – Vinyl Lovers Unite! 3-8pm every Sunday!

Sign up on the list and play two songs each turn.

Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Mar 26 @ 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.

Mar
27
Mon
David Johnston
Mar 27 @ 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.

The White Owls
Mar 27 @ 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.

Mar
28
Tue
Miriam
Mar 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
Mar 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
29
Wed
Fandango
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango

Wednesdays at TOAD – Fandango!  – Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?

Andrea Gillis Band
Mar 29 @ 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
30
Thu
Liz Morrison
Mar 30 @ 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 . . .

Baker Thomas Band
Mar 30 @ 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

Mar
31
Fri
Mike Hastings Band
Mar 31 @ 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band

“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

Apr
1
Sat
Big Blue World
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
Big Blue World
This roots based band from Boston, MA combines 3-part harmonies layered over rock and world beat grooves and has developed a unique sound that moves seamlessly from original reggae and psychedelic rock to West African and Cuban music. The band includes Conor O’Brien (guitar and vocals), Chris Chitouras (guitar and vocals), Keith Kirkpatrick (bass and vocals) and Frank Laurino (drums). Big Blue World just released their 2nd album available on iTunes. Some influences include Paul Simon, Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, Buena Vista Social Club, Salif Kieta, Baaba Maal, Grateful Dead, Ali Farka Toure, and Zani Diabate.
Sam Chase Band
Apr 1 @ 10:00 pm
Sam Chase Band

Growing up with the beach as his backyard, in a home that was constantly filled with music, it’s no wonder where Sam Chase got his laid-back yet musically sophisticated, easy-to-listen-to vibe that is apparent in both his albums–‘Songs for Someone’ and ‘Every Time I’m Home’.
A multi-instrumentalist Sam plays guitar, drums, piano and sings on his most recent album, ‘Every Time I’m Home’. His latest songs aren’t aligned with any one genre, but they do have a common theme of the ocean, family and love flowing through them—things Sam says he tends to write about

Apr
2
Sun
Sunday Spins
Apr 2 @ 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: Rolling Nectar
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
The New England Music Exchange Presents:  Rolling Nectar

Guided by fearless leading men and co-founders Kevin and Jim, this band is doing nothing less than loving wholly while peddling that good ol’ fuzz filled, psychedelic Rock n’ Roll Soul… my friends, Rolling Nectar is here to shed light on the music scene!

Dave Anthony (of Nemes)
Apr 2 @ 10:00 pm
Dave Anthony (of Nemes)

Dave Anthony is known for his guitar & vocals with the band Nemes

Apr
3
Mon
David Johnston
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston

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

The White Owls
Apr 3 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls

Blue Mondays at TOAD  – Listen to Dennis Brennan:  “Hey all you progressives, radicals and outcasts out there. It’s Monday and time for the blues with THE WHITE OWLS, featuring Tim Gearan, Jim Haggerty, Andy Plaisted, Steve Sadler & me along with David Johnston starting the night off.”

Apr
4
Tue
The Franc Graham Band
Apr 4 @ 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
Apr 4 @ 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.

Apr
5
Wed
Fandango
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango

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

Dan Blakeslee
Apr 5 @ 10:00 pm
Dan Blakeslee

While attending art school in Baltimore, Maryland Dan Blakeslee, a Maine native discovered that he had an equal and deeply rooted connection to music. He would sneak into the galleries to play his guitar through the late hours of the evening surrounded by easels and oil paintings.

Apr
6
Thu
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Apr 6 @ 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
Apr 6 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band

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.

Apr
7
Fri
The Four Legged Faithful
Apr 7 @ 10:00 pm
The Four Legged Faithful

The Four Legged Faithful are a band made up of 4 ordinary men who all thrive on playing music together. Their aim is not to play traditional folk or bluegrass music, but instead to create beautiful, heart-felt, and genuine music using traditional folk/bluegrass instruments. They create a sound that is honest and reflects the band’s many musical influences from nearly all genres. All members sing; creating multiple combinations of 2, 3, and 4-part harmonies. All members write and sing songs about their thoughts, families, and the natural world that surrounds them. For a band without a drummer, The Four Legged Faithful achieve an incredible level of intensity using foot percussion and layered rhythms throughout every measure.

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

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

Ryan Alvanos – Celebrating National Poetry Month
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Ryan Alvanos - Celebrating National Poetry Month

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

Apr
10
Mon
David Johnston Band
Apr 10 @ 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
Apr 10 @ 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.

Apr
11
Tue
Red Tail Hawk
Apr 11 @ 7:30 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.

The Chandler Travis Three-O
Apr 11 @ 10:00 pm
The Chandler Travis Three-O

Check out more about Chandler Travis HERE

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