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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jan 1 @ 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
Jan 1 @ 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[...]
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Daresay featuring Greg Klyma & Carla Ryder 7:30 pm
Daresay featuring Greg Klyma & Carla Ryder
Jan 2 @ 7:30 pm
Daresay featuring Greg Klyma & Carla Ryder
His birth date puts him squarely in the middle of Generation X, but Greg Klyma is an old-school troubadour. His enduring themes, articulate and amusing stories, and populist ideals make him one of those rare[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jan 2 @ 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. “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra[...]
3
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jan 3 @ 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[...]
STICKY (Mike Press, Jonas Kahn, and Jeremy Curtis) 10:00 pm
STICKY (Mike Press, Jonas Kahn, and Jeremy Curtis)
Jan 3 @ 10:00 pm
STICKY (Mike Press, Jonas Kahn, and Jeremy Curtis)
more info soooooooooooooon
4
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jan 4 @ 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.
5
Muddy Ruckus 10:00 pm
Muddy Ruckus
Jan 5 @ 10:00 pm
Muddy Ruckus
“Infectious, foot-stomping Americana tunes. Similar to the White Stripes in duo power. Muddy Ruckus delivers a full bodied sound, with nothing but guitar and suitcase drums.” – The Sound
6
Arc Iris- January Residency! 7:30 pm
Arc Iris- January Residency!
Jan 6 @ 7:30 pm
Arc Iris broke musical ground with the release of their acclaimed self-titled debut in 2014. The Providence, Rhode Island-based band quickly won over audiences in the US and Europe, supporting artists such as St. Vincent,[...]
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Jan 6 @ 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 –[...]
7
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jan 7 @ 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.
David Johnston Band 9:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Peter Wolf (formerly of the 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[...]
8
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jan 8 @ 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, and black hat – Busy during the[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jan 8 @ 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[...]
9
Dietrich Strause & Band 7:30 pm
Dietrich Strause & Band
Jan 9 @ 7:30 pm
Dietrich Strause & Band
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[...]
The Old North 10:00 pm
The Old North
Jan 9 @ 10:00 pm
The Old North
A soulful, folk singer/songwriter, Andrew O’Keeffe heads up the trio The Old North that includes drummer Andy Buckley and lead guitarist Hayes Cummings. Currently based in Cambridge, MA, the group focuses on music that is[...]
10
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jan 10 @ 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 . . .
Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Jan 10 @ 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[...]
11
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jan 11 @ 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
Jan 11 @ 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.
12
The Soggy Po’ Boys 10:00 pm
The Soggy Po’ Boys
Jan 12 @ 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.
13
Arc Iris 7:30 pm
Arc Iris
Jan 13 @ 7:30 pm
Arc Iris
Released on Bella Union in Europe and ANTI Records in the US, Arc Iris drew admiration for its innovative style and distinctive sound. “It’s hypnotic,” said the Boston Globe. The New York Times wrote of[...]
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Jan 13 @ 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[...]
14
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jan 14 @ 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!
Lisa Bastoni 9:00 pm
Lisa Bastoni
Jan 14 @ 9:00 pm
Lisa Bastoni
Lisa Bastoni is a Boston-based singer-songwriter. Her album The Wishing Hour will be released in October 2016.  You can pre-order it HERE.
15
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Peter Wolf (formerly of the 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 White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jan 15 @ 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[...]
16
The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Jan 16 @ 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 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jan 16 @ 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. “Ray Charles and Tom Waits on a pirate ship with Sun Ra[...]
17
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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[...]
18
Telescope 7:30 pm
Telescope
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm
Telescope
Telescope is one of Andrew Stern‘s projects –  He came up with the name because the band is designed around the Telecaster guitar. When the question is posed to guitarists, “If you could have just one[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jan 18 @ 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 . . .
19
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Jan 19 @ 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,[...]
20
Arc Iris 7:30 pm
Arc Iris
Jan 20 @ 7:30 pm
Arc Iris
Lead singer and lyricist Jocie Adams, Tenorio-Miller, and drummer Ray Belli form the core of Arc Iris, all virtuosic musicians in their own right. Adams spent eight years as a key member of indie darlings The[...]
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Jan 20 @ 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
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[...]
21
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jan 21 @ 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!
Frank Drake & Friends 9:00 pm
Frank Drake & Friends
Jan 21 @ 9:00 pm
Frank Drake & Friends
“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
22
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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[...]
23
Bees Deluxe 7:30 pm
Bees Deluxe
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm
Bees Deluxe
Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians. Their unique repertoire includes originals and re-interpreted 60s, 70s, and 80s covers from Billie Holiday, Miles Davis, Joe Zawinul, Charles Mingus, B.B. King,[...]
Mike Hastings Band 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Jan 23 @ 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[...]
24
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jan 24 @ 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[...]
Clippertones 10:00 pm
Clippertones
Jan 24 @ 10:00 pm
Clippertones
Clippertones bring their original swamp rock with folk, rock, blues &  bluegrass influences (just to name a few!) into Toad tonight.  So all gather ’round from the cold outside and listen to Peter Rowley and[...]
25
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jan 25 @ 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
Jan 25 @ 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[...]
26
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk 10:00 pm
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk
Jan 26 @ 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[...]
27
Arc Iris 7:30 pm
Arc Iris
Jan 27 @ 7:30 pm
Arc Iris
“Moon Saloon,”  released on Bella Union in August 2016, constitutes a natural progression from the first album’s whimsical explorations and energetic diversity. Produced by the group and mixed by electronica producer David Wrench of FKA[...]
Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Jan 27 @ 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[...]
28
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jan 28 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves… LEARN MORE
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead) 8:00 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Jan 28 @ 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[...]
29
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 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[...]
30
Liz Morrison 7:30 pm
Liz Morrison
Jan 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 . . .
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jan 30 @ 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[...]
31
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jan 31 @ 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
Jan 31 @ 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[...]

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