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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Oct 1 @ 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!
Sally & George 9:00 pm
Sally & George
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm
Sally & George
With tip my heart, Sally & George have made an engaging, eclectic debut album. It’s a thoughtful meditation on Means’ and Timmons’ courtship and love (the duo got engaged in July 2016 on a mountain[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Oct 2 @ 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
Oct 2 @ 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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The Revelations 7:30 pm
The Revelations
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
The Revelations
The Revelations include singers Andrea Gillis, Jenny Dee & Erica Mantone . . . bringing you gospel, rock and roll, and soul . . .    
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Oct 3 @ 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[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Oct 4 @ 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[...]
Special Surprise Guest 10:00 pm
Mark Kilianski & Nate Sabat 11:00 pm
Mark Kilianski & Nate Sabat
Oct 4 @ 11:00 pm
Mark Kilianski & Nate Sabat
Mark Kilianski is a versatile guitar player, singer and composer from Boston.  He plays blues-rock, jazz, and country music with The Country Shuffle.  He writes songs about real life and imagination, and composes music for[...]
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Oct 5 @ 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
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Oct 5 @ 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 –[...]
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Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Oct 6 @ 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[...]
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The Very 7:30 pm
The Very
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Very
The Very includes former members of Boston band Fertile Virgin: Baby Woman, Lady Paprika, and Rose Defiant. Give a listen HERE
Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Oct 7 @ 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
To grasp the story of Sugar Blood Jinx, you simply need to listen to one of the tracks off their first album. A song called Hardcore Boogie which was written by Eric Waxwood. Three verses;[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Oct 8 @ 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!
Radi0Swan 9:00 pm
Radi0Swan
Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm
Radi0Swan
Radi0Swan is a Somerville based improvisational collective. Formed accidentally as a live in the studio experiment between Barry Rothman, Matt Lorenz, and David Goodrich during a Suitcase Junket recording session. Radi0Swan utilizes electronics and phonographs[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Oct 9 @ 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
Oct 9 @ 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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The Revelations 7:30 pm
The Revelations
Oct 10 @ 7:30 pm
The Revelations
The Revelations include singers Andrea Gillis, Jenny Dee & Erica Mantone . . . bringing you gospel, rock and roll, and soul . . .    
Organ in Orbit 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
Oct 10 @ 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
. . . tonight TOAD welcomes  Organ in Orbit Out of THIS World! Organ in Orbit features Justin Piper on guitar and Jeremy Parker on organ.
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Oct 11 @ 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[...]
Andrew DiMarzo Trio 10:00 pm
Andrew DiMarzo Trio
Oct 11 @ 10:00 pm
Andrew DiMarzo Trio
Andrew DiMarzo is a gigging musician in the Boston scene since the fall of ’13, Andrew has since developed his live performances from solo– acoustic shows to gigs that are inching towards band formats. As a[...]
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The Promise is Hope 7:30 pm
The Promise is Hope
Oct 12 @ 7:30 pm
The Promise is Hope
THE PROMISE IS HOPE “something for both romantics and realists alike.” – Sound of Boston Their music marries two distinctly talented songwriters. Ashley performs “subtle yet stunning” melodies with a classically-trained, but often folksy, voice. Her poetic[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Oct 12 @ 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 . . .
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Mike Hastings Band 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Oct 13 @ 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[...]
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Niall Connolly 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
At the core of every Niall Connolly song is the story, one that unfolds a layer with each listen.
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Oct 14 @ 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,[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Oct 15 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves… LEARN MORE
Radi0Swan 9:00 pm
Radi0Swan
Oct 15 @ 9:00 pm
Radi0Swan
Radi0Swan is a Somerville based improvisational collective. Formed accidentally as a live in the studio experiment between Barry Rothman, Matt Lorenz, and David Goodrich during a Suitcase Junket recording session. Radi0Swan utilizes electronics and phonographs[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
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.[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Oct 16 @ 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[...]
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The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Oct 17 @ 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
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Oct 18 @ 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
Oct 18 @ 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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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Oct 19 @ 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
Oct 19 @ 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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Ryan Alvanos et al. 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos et al.
Oct 21 @ 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos et al.
Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, editor by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune.
The Library Band 10:00 pm
The Library Band
Oct 21 @ 10:00 pm
The Library Band
Joe and Matt have been playing and writing music together for a long time. As The Library Band, they combine stellar harmonies and multi-instrumental magic to ensure a pleasant reading experience.
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Oct 22 @ 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!
Rich Young 9:00 pm
Rich Young
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm
Rich Young
Rich Young is a singer/songwriter/ musician from the Cambridge area of the UK. He also writes commercial music for radio, TV & cinema as well as producing other artists. He’s played & recorded with a diverse range[...]
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David Johnston Band 9:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Oct 23 @ 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[...]
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Spotted Tiger Duo 7:30 pm
Spotted Tiger Duo
Oct 24 @ 7:30 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 . . .  
Luddy Mussy 10:00 pm
Luddy Mussy
Oct 24 @ 10:00 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.
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Oct 25 @ 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 . . .
Eric French & The French Quarter Reunion 10:00 pm
Eric French & The French Quarter Reunion
Oct 25 @ 10:00 pm
Eric French & The French Quarter Reunion
After years writing and performing in New England, a move to San Diego, CA has singer & guitarist Eric French rediscovering his roots as an artist.  Whether solo with a resonator & stomping on a[...]
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Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos 7:30 pm
Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm
Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos
O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? . . . shall be right there at TOAD with thou and the other lonesome Romeos, Juliet . . .   “Heart-hitting – Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Oct 26 @ 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.
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LUX 10:00 pm
LUX
Oct 27 @ 10:00 pm
LUX
Hear what venues all over New England already know – LUX is a funky / jazzy / quirky / entertaining / engaging quartet from Newburyport, MA and will be the band that you invite back[...]
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The Nocturnal Adoration Society (featuring Jimmy Ryan & Donna Sartanowicz) 7:30 pm
The Nocturnal Adoration Society (featuring Jimmy Ryan & Donna Sartanowicz)
Oct 28 @ 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[...]
Love Love 10:00 pm
Love Love
Oct 28 @ 10:00 pm
Love Love
  Love Love – Genre: Alt. Americana band with Songs of Murder and Love and other mysteries of the world.  
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Oct 29 @ 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) 8:00 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Oct 29 @ 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[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Oct 30 @ 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
Oct 30 @ 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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Liz Morrison 7:30 pm
Liz Morrison
Oct 31 @ 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 . . .
Halloween with The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
Halloween with The Blue Ribbons
Oct 31 @ 10:00 pm
Halloween with 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[...]

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