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Bees Deluxe 10:00 pm
Bees Deluxe
Sep 1 @ 10:00 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,[...]
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Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam 10:00 pm
Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam
Sep 2 @ 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).[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Sep 3 @ 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.
Radi0Swan 9:00 pm
Radi0Swan
Sep 3 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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
Sep 4 @ 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 Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Sep 5 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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
Sep 6 @ 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!
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Sep 7 @ 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
Sep 7 @ 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
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Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Sep 8 @ 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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Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead) 10:00 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Sep 9 @ 10:00 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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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 10 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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
Sep 11 @ 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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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Sep 13 @ 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
Sep 13 @ 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!
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Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Sep 14 @ 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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Georgia Overdrive 10:00 pm
Georgia Overdrive
Sep 15 @ 10:00 pm
Georgia Overdrive
Georgia Overdrive plays the best of classic country, and a little rock and roll: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, Buddy Holly, Neil Young, and many more. The Boston Globe says, “The festive side of country[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves… LEARN MORE
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 18 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 19 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 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
Sep 20 @ 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!
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Sep 21 @ 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
Sep 21 @ 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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The Wolff Sisters 7:30 pm
The Wolff Sisters
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm
The Wolff Sisters
Hailing from the cobble stone streets of Boston, The Wolff Sisters blend rock, blues, and roots music into their own unique sound. Their gritty songs draw from adventures all over New England that shaped their[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Sep 24 @ 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!
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead) 8:00 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Sep 24 @ 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 Band 7:30 pm
David Johnston Band
Sep 25 @ 7:30 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[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Sep 25 @ 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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Miriam 7:30 pm
Miriam
Sep 26 @ 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.
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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!  
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Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Sep 28 @ 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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Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Sep 29 @ 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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The Whiskey Geese 10:00 pm
The Whiskey Geese
Sep 30 @ 10:00 pm
The Whiskey Geese
The Whiskey Geese are: Tyler Wayne – acoustic guitar, vocals, foot tamborine, melodica Dane Anderson – acoustic guitar, vocals, foot percussion A high flyin’ power duo.

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