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Liz Morrison 7:30 pm
Liz Morrison
Dec 2 @ 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 . . .
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Dec 2 @ 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
tonight playing with:  Andy Plaisted (drums), Marc Hickox (bass) & Chris Rival (guitar) 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 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.
Gratefulele (music of The Grateful Dead on ukuleles!) 8:00 pm
Gratefulele (music of The Grateful Dead on ukuleles!)
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm
Gratefulele (music of The Grateful Dead on ukuleles!)
with Tim Mann, Ryan Alvanos & Adam Cat
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Dec 4 @ 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
Dec 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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Brothers McCann 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Brothers McCann
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
Dec 5 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 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 . . .
Sumner & Moss 10:00 pm
Sumner & Moss
Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm
Sumner & Moss
Sumner & Moss is a folk trio based in Boston, Massachusetts. Rooted in traditional American musics, Sam Moss, Rachel Sumner, and Mike Siegel weave close harmonies and fresh arrangements into classic bluegrass and country songs[...]
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Sugar Blood Jinx 7:30 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Dec 7 @ 7:30 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[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 7 @ 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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Mike Hastings Band 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 9 @ 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
At the core of every Niall Connolly song is the story, one that unfolds a layer with each listen.
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Dec 9 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 10 @ 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
Dec 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
Dec 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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Tim Mann & Band 10:00 pm
Tim Mann & Band
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Dec 13 @ 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[...]
Zac Clark & Band 10:00 pm
Zac Clark & Band
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm
Zac Clark & Band
featuring members of Jack’s Mannequin, John Legend, Ben Folds & Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness – Give a listen HERE
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 14 @ 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
Dec 14 @ 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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Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Dec 15 @ 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 Social No. 11 7:30 pm
The Social No. 11
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Social No. 11
The Social No.11 delivers its own brand of New England Americana with a country twang and a bluesy heart. They’re known for haunting lyrics, sweet harmonies, and showing up with a boat-load of instruments
The Whiskey Geese 10:00 pm
The Whiskey Geese
Dec 16 @ 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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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 17 @ 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)
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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 Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Dec 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
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 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[...]
Spotted Tiger – a two week residency! 10:00 pm
Spotted Tiger – a two week residency!
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm
Spotted Tiger - a two week residency!
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 . . .
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Frank Drake & Friends 7:30 pm
Frank Drake & Friends
Dec 21 @ 7:30 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
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 21 @ 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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Organ in Orbit 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
Dec 22 @ 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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Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos 7:30 pm
Juliet & The Lonesome Romeos
Dec 23 @ 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[...]
Grace Morrison 10:00 pm
Grace Morrison
Dec 23 @ 10:00 pm
Grace Morrison
Grace Morrison is an award winning singer/songwriter. Her professional career has included stints performing with some of the most well known musicians in America including Eddie Money, J. Geils, Pete Francis of Dispatch, Chris Slade[...]
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Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies (tent.) 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies (tent.)
Dec 26 @ 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies (tent.)
“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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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Dec 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 . . .
Spotted Tiger 10:00 pm
Spotted Tiger
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm
Spotted Tiger
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 . . .
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 28 @ 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
Dec 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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Luddy Mussy 10:00 pm
Luddy Mussy
Dec 29 @ 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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The Jake Manzi Band 7:30 pm
The Jake Manzi Band
Dec 30 @ 7:30 pm
The Jake Manzi Band
​ Jake Manzi has stories to tell. They are well-crafted realizations of his current place in the world, where he wants to go, who he wants to take with him.
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Dec 30 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 31 @ 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!
New Year’s Eve with The Library Band & Friends 9:00 pm
New Year’s Eve with The Library Band & Friends
Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
New Year's Eve with The Library Band & Friends
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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