Calendar

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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Nov 1 @ 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 . . .
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Nov 1 @ 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 Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!
2
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Nov 2 @ 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
Nov 2 @ 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.
3
The Soggy Po’ Boys 10:00 pm
The Soggy Po’ Boys
Nov 3 @ 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.
4
Opening at NINE tonight (sorry – private function 5-9 – but Christopher’s is open Next DOOR!) 9:00 pm
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Nov 4 @ 10:00 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[...]
5
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Nov 5 @ 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.
Glenn Yoder & The Western States 8:00 pm
Glenn Yoder & The Western States
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm
Glenn Yoder & The Western States
“Like Neil Young and Alejandro Escovedo, Yoder glides between guitar-driven rock and folk-tinged acoustic balladry.” Check out the facebook event for this show HERE
6
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Nov 6 @ 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
Nov 6 @ 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[...]
7
Telescope 7:30 pm
Telescope
Nov 7 @ 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[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Nov 7 @ 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[...]
8
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Nov 8 @ 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 . . .
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Nov 8 @ 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 Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!  
9
Bees Deluxe 7:30 pm
Bees Deluxe
Nov 9 @ 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,[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Nov 9 @ 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.
10
Muddy Ruckus 10:00 pm
Muddy Ruckus
Nov 10 @ 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
11
Colbis The Creature 7:30 pm
Colbis The Creature
Nov 11 @ 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!!!
The Library Band 10:00 pm
The Library Band
Nov 11 @ 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.
12
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Nov 12 @ 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!
Red Tail Hawk 9:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Nov 12 @ 9:00 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[...]
13
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Nov 13 @ 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
Nov 13 @ 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[...]
14
Brothers McCann – Four Week Residency! 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann – Four Week Residency!
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann - Four Week Residency!
Brothers McCann creates dynamic palettes of sound, weaving sweeping three-part harmonies over rustic reinventions of folk-rock. Mike, Pat and Erik nurture the heart of their New England musical upbringing with three unique songwriting styles on rotating[...]
Tim Mann & Band 10:00 pm
Tim Mann & Band
Nov 14 @ 10:00 pm
Tim Mann & Band
Tim Mann‘s first public appearance was in 1985 at a high school talent show, playing cover songs by Neil Young and the Grateful Dead. After high school Tim spent several years studying the origins of[...]
15
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Nov 15 @ 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 . . .
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Nov 15 @ 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 Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!
16
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Nov 16 @ 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
Nov 16 @ 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 . . .
17
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Nov 17 @ 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,[...]
18
Field Day 7:30 pm
Field Day
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm
Field Day
  Field Day – “Seriously raucous barroom rock that stings with lean power chords and open-hearted lyrics.” – James Reed, Boston Globe
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Nov 18 @ 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[...]
19
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Nov 19 @ 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 8:00 pm
Frank Drake & Friends
Nov 19 @ 8:00 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
20
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Nov 20 @ 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
Nov 20 @ 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[...]
21
Brothers McCann – 4 week residency continues! 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann – 4 week residency continues!
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann - 4 week residency continues!
Brothers McCann creates dynamic palettes of sound, weaving sweeping three-part harmonies over rustic reinventions of folk-rock. Mike, Pat and Erik nurture the heart of their New England musical upbringing with three unique songwriting styles on rotating[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Nov 21 @ 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[...]
22
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Nov 22 @ 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[...]
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Nov 22 @ 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 Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!
24
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk 10:00 pm
Big Ben Hillman – The Professor of Funk
Nov 24 @ 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[...]
25
Trailer Park 7:30 pm
Trailer Park
Nov 25 @ 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
Grain Thief 10:00 pm
Grain Thief
Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm
Grain Thief
Grain Thief is a 5-piece Americana band from Boston, Massachusetts. The self-proclaimed “Northern Country Barn Grass” band released their new EP “Animal” in the fall in November of 2016. The band is singer-songwriter/guitarist Patrick Mulroy, Tom[...]
tba 10:00 pm
tba
Nov 25 @ 10:00 pm
 
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Nov 26 @ 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)
Nov 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[...]
27
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Nov 27 @ 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
Nov 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 on drums. Check out a[...]
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Brothers McCann – 3rd of 4 Tuesdays!!! 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann – 3rd of 4 Tuesdays!!!
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann - 3rd of 4 Tuesdays!!!
Brothers McCann creates dynamic palettes of sound, weaving sweeping three-part harmonies over rustic reinventions of folk-rock. Mike, Pat and Erik nurture the heart of their New England musical upbringing with three unique songwriting styles on rotating[...]
Eric Salt & The Electric City 10:00 pm
Eric Salt & The Electric City
Nov 28 @ 10:00 pm
Eric Salt & The Electric City
Boston rock band with an eclectic sound. Dylanesque lyrics set to catchy rock guitar. Occasional hints of Stones and Replacements. Eric Salt & The Electric City’s live shows can approach a Springsteen explosion and captivate audiences[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Nov 29 @ 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[...]
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Nov 29 @ 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 Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!
30
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Nov 30 @ 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
Nov 30 @ 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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