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Dietrich Strause & Friends 7:30 pm
Dietrich Strause & Friends
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
Dietrich Strause & Friends
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[...]
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Jul 1 @ 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
More triva!   Peter Wolf, 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 David Letterman Show[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyl over for a spin!  sign up to play two songs – old – new – anything you want!  Show tune?!  Sinatra – Barry Mannilow – it’s your call!
Sparrow Blue 9:00 pm
Sparrow Blue
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm
Sparrow Blue
Sparrow Blue, Acoustic Fiddle and Guitar songwriting duo from Eastern Massachusetts, consists of Katy Boc and Todd Nickerson. Having met in 2014, Katy and Todd began writing songs together after discovering a mutual love for American roots[...]
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 3 @ 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, black hat, and a white bucket to[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 3 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Blue Mondays at TOAD . . .
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Ryan Alvanos 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm
Ryan Alvanos
Ryan Alvanos is a poet by training, editor by trade, songwriter by passion, busker by calling, and whim-blown vagabond by good fortune.
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Jul 4 @ 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.  
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 5 @ 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[...]
Mike Hastings Band 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Jul 5 @ 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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Todd Thibaud 7:30 pm
Todd Thibaud
Jul 6 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Thibaud
Todd Thibaud is a Vermont born, Boston based Singer-Songwriter who’s songs are a slice of what life is really like…the pains and pleasures, love lost and life reborn. Using songwriters like Elvis Costello, Neil Finn,[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 6 @ 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. . .
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Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Jul 7 @ 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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Trailer Park 7:30 pm
Trailer Park
Jul 8 @ 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
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Jul 8 @ 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
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.[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves… LEARN MORE
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Bring your vinyls as we get to take turns playing our faves… LEARN MORE
Grace Morrison 9:00 pm
Grace Morrison
Jul 9 @ 9:00 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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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 10 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
David Johnston  knows what you need at the beginning of the week . . . Blue Monday at TOAD!
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 10 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
VISIT WEBSITE
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Andrea Gillis Band 7:30 pm
Andrea Gillis Band
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm
Andrea Gillis Band
Hailing from South Boston, Andrea Gillis is the real deal – a Northeast legend of rock, soul, jazz and blues. “She has been blessed with the pipes of Etta James and with the boozy swagger[...]
Eleanor Bigsby 10:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby
Jul 11 @ 10:00 pm
Eleanor Bigsby
Led by Lyle Brewer, Eleanor Bigsby  takes you on a trip down memory [penny] lane with killer instrumental Beatles tunes!
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Fandango – it’s what’s for dinner . . . the heck with prince spaghetti day . . . use your noodle and get to TOAD!
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections 10:00 pm
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections
Jul 12 @ 10:00 pm
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections
Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections combines soulful vocals, poignant songwriting, and piano-driven pop-rock with a dash of sleazy swagger and alt-country twang
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
It doesn’t matter what comes, fresh goes better in life, and Mentos is fresh and full of life. Nothing gets to you, staying fresh staying cool, with Mentos, fresh and full of life. Fresh goes[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 13 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
BAKER THOMAS BAND  N. – A variety of eclectic Boston/Cambridge/Somerville musicians who come together to put on unforgettable shows.
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The Soggy Po’ Boys 10:00 pm
The Soggy Po’ Boys
Jul 14 @ 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.
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Liz Morrison 7:30 pm
Liz Morrison
Jul 15 @ 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 . . .
Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Jul 15 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Jul 16 @ 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!
Bees Deluxe 9:00 pm
Bees Deluxe
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm
Bees Deluxe
Bees Deluxe is a full-tilt, acid blues/funk/rock collective comprised of Boston-based musicians.
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Peter Wolf (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 David Letterman[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 17 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 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
Jul 18 @ 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Friends, we here at The Blue Ribbons Propulsion/Stagnation/Existential Laboratories would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to all y’all who have been coming out to TOAD on Tuesday nights. It truly is[...]
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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 19 @ 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[...]
Nick Pope 10:00 pm
Nick Pope
Jul 19 @ 10:00 pm
Nick Pope
Nick Pope is a multi-instrumentalist out of Somerville, MA. He’s a huge fan of Louis Armstrong’s solos, Whitney Houston performing The National Anthem, Radiohead performing “The National Anthem,” Kelly Clarkson’s “Break Away,” the key change in “Thong[...]
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Summer Villains 7:30 pm
Summer Villains
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm
Summer Villains
  Summer Villains is like if Johnny Cash spent a lot of time covering Beatles songs. Check out their music HERE
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 20 @ 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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Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Jul 21 @ 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
LOS GOUTOS is: Bruce Bartone (acoustic and electric guitars; bass guitar, keyboards; backing vocals); Mike Eigen (lead and backing vocals, percussion, acoustic guitar, clarinet, ukulele, songwriting); Shamus Feeney (bass guitar, acoustic, electric, and resophonic guitars;[...]
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Frank Drake 7:30 pm
Frank Drake
Jul 22 @ 7:30 pm
Frank Drake
“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
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Jul 22 @ 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
Jul 23 @ 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)
Jul 23 @ 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
Jul 24 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Picture this:   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. And[...]
The White Owls 9:00 pm
The White Owls
Jul 24 @ 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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Sam Reid & The Riot Act 7:30 pm
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
 Sam Reid & The Riot Act is an acoustic guitar-driven rock band with a true bluegrass soul . . .   
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Jul 25 @ 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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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Jul 26 @ 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 . . .
Bourbon Avenue (Belgium) 10:00 pm
Bourbon Avenue (Belgium)
Jul 26 @ 10:00 pm
Bourbon Avenue (Belgium)
Check them out Here
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Jul 27 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 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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Organ in Orbit 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
Jul 28 @ 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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Niall Connolly 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
Jul 29 @ 7:30 pm
Niall Connolly
At the core of every Niall Connolly song is the story, one that unfolds a layer with each listen.
The Whiskey Geese 10:00 pm
The Whiskey Geese
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 30 @ 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.
Dave Anthony 8:00 pm
Dave Anthony
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm
Dave Anthony
Dave Anthony is known for his guitar & vocals with the band Nemes
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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Jul 31 @ 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
Jul 31 @ 9:00 pm
The White Owls
The White Owls‘ Blues music + bevvies = big fun ! So simple ! ! !

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