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Nathaniel Braddock (of Air Congo) 7:30 pm
Nathaniel Braddock (of Air Congo)
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm
Nathaniel Braddock (of 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 Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more! – We’ve been lucky to have them play[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Aug 1 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun[...]
2
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
Aug 2 @ 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
“Danielle Miraglia is a dynamic and captivating musician; her rich soulful voice and blues guitar mastery resonate in a performance both rare and unforgettable.” – Paul Patchel, State Street Blues Festival, Media, PA Her project, Danielle[...]
3
Liz Bills (of Analog Heart) 7:30 pm
Liz Bills (of Analog Heart)
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm
Liz Bills (of Analog Heart)
“Liz’s voice is outstanding with great range, going from lovely and sweet to rough and powerful. Get out and see this band if they are playing a venue near you, they have an amazing sound.”[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 3 @ 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 . . .
4
Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Aug 4 @ 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[...]
5
Dietrich Strause with Lyle Brewer, Zach Hickman & Billy Beard 7:30 pm
Dietrich Strause with Lyle Brewer, Zach Hickman & Billy Beard
Aug 5 @ 7:30 pm
Dietrich Strause with Lyle Brewer, Zach Hickman & Billy Beard
Dietrich Strause’s songs are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a “virtuosic command of imagery.” (The Artery, WBUR) Strause released his new album How Cruel That Hunger Binds on August 26th, produced by Zachariah Hickman (Ray[...]
Jugghead Band 10:00 pm
Jugghead Band
Aug 5 @ 10:00 pm
Jugghead Band
Jugghead Band “We play in the spirit of a front-porch family band, man. Come join in. About: Boston-based roots soul band takin’ it out, choppin’ it up, and sendin’ it out for the good people[...]
6
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Aug 6 @ 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.
Mike Hastings Band 9:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Aug 6 @ 9:00 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[...]
7
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston  – if you don’t know him, you have to stop by TOAD for Blue Monday – take a listen HERE where David talks about his influences and plays a bit of music –
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 7 @ 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 on drums. Check out a[...]
8
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead) 7:30 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Aug 8 @ 7:30 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[...]
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders (keeping the Jerry Garcia tribute rolling!) 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders (keeping the Jerry Garcia tribute rolling!)
Aug 8 @ 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders (keeping the Jerry Garcia tribute rolling!)
The MoonRaiders are a Western Swing band that combine elements of Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, Country, and Truck Driving music. Award winning guitarist Chris Hersch (formerly of Girls Guns & Glory) leads this quartet of accomplished musicians, improvising[...]
9
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Fred Griffeth fronts Fandango  – Their celebrated selection of Americana music draws a loyal band of pious sisters and reform school brothers! – Truth . . .
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Aug 9 @ 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 –[...]
10
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Aug 10 @ 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 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 10 @ 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.
11
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk 10:00 pm
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk
Aug 11 @ 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[...]
12
The Nocturnal Adoration Society (featuring Jimmy Ryan & Donna Sartanowicz) 7:30 pm
The Nocturnal Adoration Society (featuring Jimmy Ryan & Donna Sartanowicz)
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Nocturnal Adoration Society (featuring Jimmy Ryan & Donna Sartanowicz)
After some twenty-five years of marriage, long time local, touring, and studio musician Jimmy Ryan teamed up to form The Nocturnal Adoration Society with his wife, Donna Sartanowicz to write songs and play music.  This new[...]
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Aug 12 @ 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[...]
13
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Aug 13 @ 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!
Spotted Tiger Duo 9:00 pm
Spotted Tiger Duo
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm
Spotted Tiger Duo
SPOTTED TIGER – A musical bridge from Willie Nelson to Bob Marley where JJ Cale is the toll collector.  Featuring original music by songwriters Laurence Scudder & Erik White . . .  
14
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston  – if you don’t know him, you have to stop by TOAD for Blue Monday – take a listen HERE where David talks about his influences and plays a bit of music –
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 14 @ 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 on drums. Check out a[...]
15
The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Aug 15 @ 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 Noise: “Franc is blessed with a stunning vocal delivery that sounds like a cross[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Aug 15 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun[...]
16
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Fred Griffeth fronts Fandango  – Their celebrated selection of Americana music draws a loyal band of pious sisters and reform school brothers! – Truth . . .
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
Aug 16 @ 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
“Straddling the line where folk/roots meets rock/blues, Danielle Miraglia has a voice that can go from a raspy come-hither purr to an Etta James-esque powerhouse belt, although she may be best known for her lead[...]
17
John Cate Band 7:30 pm
John Cate Band
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
John Cate Band
John Cate is a prolific songwriter. He has written more than 1,000 songs and recorded 12 albums since returning to music in 1996, two of which have been released by Blue Rose Records in Germany.[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 17 @ 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
18
Tacoma Narrows 10:00 pm
Tacoma Narrows
Aug 18 @ 10:00 pm
Tacoma Narrows
Tacoma Narrows is a 6 piece folk-rock band rapidly gaining popularity in New York City and across the country. Here’s part of their story: We’ve taken all the best parts of folk, bluegrass, Americana, funk[...]
19
Belen Cusi 7:30 pm
Belen Cusi
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm
Belen Cusi
Belen Cusi is a singer from Argentina & Texas…Latin soul music, seeking to change the world through song. Originally from Argentina, Belén grew up in San Antonio, Texas. She began playing classical piano at age eight,[...]
Jill McCracken & The Misadventures 10:00 pm
Jill McCracken & The Misadventures
Aug 19 @ 10:00 pm
Jill McCracken & The Misadventures
Jill McCracken & The Misadventures thrive on honest, original songs that tell bittersweet stories of personal moments. Her catalog of original songs over the past 10 years have evolved from an indie rock upbringing to a[...]
20
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Aug 20 @ 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!
Genevieve 9:00 pm
Genevieve
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm
Genevieve
Geneviève Beaudoin is a singer-songwriter currently based in Portland, Maine. Having performed in Paris, New York, Amsterdam and points between, her raw, vocally-driven work adds an international accent to the traditions of American folk music.
Strange Loops 10:00 pm
Strange Loops
Aug 20 @ 10:00 pm
Strange Loops
Strange Loops is a New York-based band mixing the spirit of disco with the attitude of classic rock. Combining 80s-inspired vocals, infectious guitar and keyboard hooks, and a frenetic rhythm section, they create music you[...]
21
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Aug 21 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston  – if you don’t know him, you have to stop by TOAD for Blue Monday – take a listen HERE where David talks about his influences and plays a bit of music –
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 21 @ 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 on drums. Check out a[...]
22
5J Barrow 7:30 pm
5J Barrow
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm
5J Barrow
Inspiration seeped through the windows of apartment 5J on Barrow Street looking out over the Hudson River in NYC’s Greenwich Village, where singer-songwriters Eryn Murman and Jason Hite soaked up the energy and passion of[...]
23
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 23 @ 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[...]
Corin Ashley 10:00 pm
Corin Ashley
Aug 23 @ 10:00 pm
Corin Ashley
Corin Ashley is a lifelong musician who formerly led Boston mod-pop heroes The Pills in the 2000’s, as they toured extensively around the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Over a 10-year span, The Pills released three full-length albums,[...]
24
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Aug 24 @ 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 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 24 @ 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.
25
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Aug 25 @ 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
LOS GOUTOS “A veritable Grand Ole Opry with a modern sense of humor….”   (Music Connection Magazine) Featuring: Bruce Bartone (acoustic and electric guitars; bass guitar, keyboards; backing vocals); Mike Eigen (lead and backing vocals,[...]
26
Sloth Machine 7:30 pm
Sloth Machine
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm
Sloth Machine
Sloth Machine refers to their music as “Mellow tunes to salve the soul” – give a listen HERE   Members: Chris Colbourn – drums, vocals ~ Sara Jewett – vocals, guitar ~ Gareth Flanagan –[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Aug 27 @ 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!
Handsome -beast 9:00 pm
Handsome -beast
Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm
Handsome -beast
Handsomebeast – yes, one word – is a five piece band based out of Houston, TX. They are the founders of an irresistible genre dubbed by the pioneers themselves as Space-Rock-Bump-n-Grind, which incorporates elements of[...]
28
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Aug 28 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston  – if you don’t know him, you have to stop by TOAD for Blue Monday – take a listen HERE where David talks about his influences and plays a bit of music –
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 28 @ 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 on drums. Check out a[...]
29
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Aug 29 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
The Blue Ribbons was formed by singer/songwriter/keyboardist James Rohr. They have been building a base of devoted fans with their original and soulful music. Described as “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun[...]
30
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Fred Griffeth fronts Fandango  – Their celebrated selection of Americana music draws a loyal band of pious sisters and reform school brothers! – Truth . . .
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
Aug 30 @ 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
“Danielle Miraglia is a dynamic and captivating musician; her rich soulful voice and blues guitar mastery resonate in a performance both rare and unforgettable.” – Paul Patchel, State Street Blues Festival, Media, PA Her project, Danielle[...]
31
The Be Nice or Leave! Brass Band 7:30 pm
The Be Nice or Leave! Brass Band
Aug 31 @ 7:30 pm
The Be Nice or Leave! Brass Band
The Be Nice or Leave! Brass Band features an all-star line-up of Cambridge/Somerville players, bringing you second line, trad jazz, and R&B tunes. – give a listen HERE and dance along!
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 31 @ 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. . .“A whole bunch of musicians and a whole bunch[...]

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