Calendar

Jun
22
Wed
The TrueVines
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm
The TrueVines

New Band featuring Dennis Brennan, Andrew Stern, Jim Heggarty and Chris Anzalone

Jun
23
Thu
Jeremy Moses Curtis & Cody Nilsen
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm

I’m a bass player for hire. “Bass: gotta have it.” There are dates on where to find me should you need to, want to. I have listed many of the artists I have been involved with over the years. When I am not touring with other folks, I stay busy with a band called The Curtis Mayflower and a solo project called Thank God For Science.

Jeremy Moses Curtis

Cody Nilsen, Boston Music Award Nominee for session Musician of the year.

Jun
24
Fri
Organ in Orbit
Jun 24 @ 9:00 pm
Organ in Orbit

. . . tonight TOAD welcomes  Organ in Orbit

Organ In Orbit is a jazz/funk organ trio from Boston, formed originally as a side-project of the Freelance Bishops leader/keyboardist, Jeremy Parker, back in 2004. Jeremy had a dream and a newly customized Hammond A-100, with a high-power Leslie cabinet and subwoofer he designed and built himself. With a smart selection of covers by artists ranging from the Meters to John Scofield,and styles ranging from shuffles to boogaloos to modern funk, the roots of the trio’s musical influence were growing wide and deep. And it certainly didn’t hurt to have a similarly deep bench of musical talent to contribute to this vision. On guitar, local luminaries like Justin Piper, Mike Mele, and Bruce Bartlett would be on call. And on drums, you’d likely see Benny Benson, Pete Maclean, or Steve Langone. After many years of regular gigs at their favorite local venues, the trio has developed a unique chemistry and dynamic musical interaction that truly engages the audience. Fast forward to 2017, and the band lineup has solidified and is working on brand-new original material composed by Jeremy, with a new album release eminent. Things are about to get interesting…

Come hear for yourself why this jazz-funk organ quartet from Boston is Out of THIS World!

 

Jun
25
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jun 25 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Stan Martin Band
Jun 25 @ 9:00 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 unabashedly, unapologetically country. Martin’s original songs have a moving, sometimes comic, honesty. He retains a romantic toughness, as with some of Waylon Jennings early 1970s tunes written before the outlaw stance became a circus act.” Rick Allen Vintage Guitar

Jun
29
Wed
Fandango
Jun 29 @ 8:00 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), FANDANGO fuels frontman Fred Griffeth to lead this congregation into soul and R&B righteousness! For he is like a refiner of fire and he shall purify!

Jun
30
Thu
Samantha Farrell
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm
Samantha Farrell

Samantha Farrell returns to TOAD!  Did you know that she made a music video in TOAD???  Check it out HERE then stop by tonight for the real deal.

Jul
1
Fri
Ken Clark Organ Trio
Jul 1 @ 9:00 pm
Ken Clark Organ Trio

The Ken Clark Organ Trio gives you originals in funk, soul, rock, and jazz styles. Instrumentation includes organ, vocals, guitar, drums, percussion, and saxophone. Ken is a master on Hammond organ and is lead vocalist.

 

Jul
2
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Tyler and the Names
Jul 2 @ 9:00 pm
Jul
6
Wed
Gregg Perry and the Strange Berries
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm
Gregg Perry and the Strange Berries

Gregg Perry and the Strange Berries

Boston based Rocking Blues.
From the Underground to Outerspace.

Jul
7
Thu
Baker Thomas Band
Jul 7 @ 8:00 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 . . .

 

Jul
8
Fri
Andrea Gillis Band
Jul 8 @ 9:00 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 of Jim Morrison.” – Boston Globe

Jul
9
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Sugar Blood Jinx
Jul 9 @ 9:00 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 who plays an old 1920‘s ‘traps’ drum kit and sings background vocals.

Jul
13
Wed
Fandango
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm

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), FANDANGO fuels frontman Fred Griffeth to lead this congregation into soul and R&B righteousness! For he is like a refiner of fire and he shall purify!

Jul
14
Thu
The TrueVines
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
The TrueVines

New Band featuring Dennis Brennan, Andrew Stern, Jim Heggarty and Chris Anzalone

Jul
15
Fri
The Nephrock!
Jul 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Nephrock!

The Nephrock!

This premier Boston-based band consists of some of the the most talented musicians around. Their music spans several decades and many genres including Soul, R&B, Rock, and unapologetically… Funk.

Jul
16
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Andrew Sterns Telescope
Jul 16 @ 9:00 pm
Andrew Sterns 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 guitar, what would it be?”, polls show that an overwhelming number of guitarists reply, “a Telecaster”. I rank as one who would answer exactly the same. The telecaster is a versatile tool which can cover a lot of ground, but more importantly, it changes the way I approach and play the instrument. Inspired by my own teles and by some telecaster playing guitar heroes of mine, I’ve designed a band around the guitar itself, appropriately titled “Telescope”. A mix of originals and covers, it’s a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll and more than a little bit undefined.

Oh – and besides, Andrew . . . the other names should also “sound” familiar:

Andrew Stern: guitar
James Rohr: keys
Greg Loughman: bass
Mike Connors: drums

Jul
20
Wed
Tim Gearan
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm
Tim Gearan

A beloved fixture in the Boston music scene for more than 25 years, Tim Gearan has become a bonafide local music hero. His warm, raspy baritone, jaw-dropping guitar skills and wry, poignant songwriting have graced the bars, pubs, and music halls throughout New England, creating a loyal cult-like following.

Jul
21
Thu
The Blue Ribbons
Jul 21 @ 8:00 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 Ra and Captain Beefheart,” they combine “upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship” – Charan Devereux; Boston Globe.

 

Jul
22
Fri
Cody Nilsen
Jul 22 @ 9:00 pm
Cody Nilsen

Cody Nilsen, Boston Music Award Nominee for session Musician of the year.

Jul
23
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jul 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

The Z Boys
Jul 23 @ 9:00 pm
The Z Boys

The Z-Boys is a power trio playing surf rock, soul and funk for your listening and dancing pleasure.

Jul
27
Wed
Fandango
Jul 27 @ 8:00 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), FANDANGO fuels frontman Fred Griffeth to lead this congregation into soul and R&B righteousness! For he is like a refiner of fire and he shall purify!

Jul
28
Thu
Dietrich Strause
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm
Dietrich Strause

YOU AND I MUST BE OUT OF MY MIND is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Dietrich Strause. The Boston based multi instrumentalist has spent over a decade weaving timeless melodies with heartbreaking narratives using his “virtuosic command of imagery” and “his knack for vivid, almost literary lyricism” (WBUR, Boston NPR) – and he is now setting up shop in London. His songs have been described by Americana UK as “captivating and evocative” with his latest collection no exception. Each one is an exploration and discovery of loss, hope, desire, and disillusionment through images of love-worn soldiers, scrambled weathervanes, listless sailors, and drifting satellites lost in an open heart.

Jul
29
Fri
Mean Black Spider
Jul 29 @ 9:00 pm
Mean Black Spider

Mean Black Spider

Nominee for Boston Music Awards for Session Musician of the Year.

Jul
30
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Jul 30 @ 9:00 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 together in 2015 around each member’s love of the songs, spirit, and improvisation adventurousness of the Dead.

 

 

Aug
6
Sat
Saturday Spins
Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Aug
13
Sat
Saturday Spins
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Aug
20
Sat
Saturday Spins
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

Aug
27
Sat
Saturday Spins
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday Spins

SATURDAY SPINS!

Come share your vinyl!  Record lovers unite at Toad on Saturdays from 5:00 – 7:30 for vinyl sharing, drink sipping, and favorite music chatting.  Bring your own vinyl records and sign up for a slot to play two songs at a time.  Live music starts, as always, at 9pm (never a cover).

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