Calendar

Sep
22
Thu
Dennis Brennan Band
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm
Dennis Brennan Band

THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND
The Dennis Brennan Band is an all-star unit featuring guitarists Duke Levine (who doubles as Peter Wolf’s guitarist and has toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, plus has his own solo career) and Kevin Barry, who also has been in Carpenter’s band and toured with multiple Grammy nominee Paula Cole. They’re joined by drummer Billy Beard (Patty Griffin, Face to Face, and the Twinemen) and bassist Andrew Mazzone, whose credits are exhaustive when he’s not handling entertainment law for Cambridge’s HI-N-DRY Records, which occupies the space where the late legend Mark Sandman (of Morphine) once lived.

Sep
23
Fri
Ken Clark Organ Trio
Sep 23 @ 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.

Sep
24
Sat
Saturday Spins
Sep 24 @ 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
Sep 24 @ 9:00 pm
Ship of The Sun

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.

Sep
28
Wed
Rusty Scott Organ Trio
Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm
Rusty Scott Organ Trio

If you like Jazz, this is the real thing! Performing in Boston, New York, and throughout New England, Boston Music Award Nominees (Best Jazz Artist), The Rusty Scott Quartet delivers the most tasteful jazz and swing for listening, dancing and background.

Sep
29
Thu
Baker Thomas Band
Sep 29 @ 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 . . .

 

Sep
30
Fri
Wood and Bone
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm
Wood and Bone

Wood & Bone is a Boston based roots band featuring Jesse Ciarmataro aka Qwill; guitar, banjo, and lead vocals, Joe Wilkins; guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Joe Cardoza; upright bass, and Dennis Monagle; drums, and vocals – The Band plays an ever-changing mix of harmony-driven Folk, Soul and Blues 

 

Oct
1
Sat
Saturday Spins
Oct 1 @ 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).

John Powhida International Airport
Oct 1 @ 9:00 pm
John Powhida International Airport

John Powhida International Airport won the Boston 2011 Rock and Roll Rumble! Hot Dog! 5 yrs after The Rudds took silver JPX takes Gold!!!

John Powhida is a singer/songwriter living in Boston. John is a multiple Boston Music Award nominee and his songs have been featured in episodes of My Name is Earl and Men in Trees. He has sung on recordings by The Click Five, Sarah Borges and The Gentlemen. You may have seen him perform with his beloved Boston rock and soul combo The Rudds or even as guitarist with rock n roll icon and author Bebe Buell.

Powhida’s main boogie from here on out will continue to be John Powhida International Airport, a potent 6 piece rock,  disco, soul, pop fuzion entertainment unit of the highest original order.

Oct
4
Tue
SPECIAL EVENT
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm
SPECIAL EVENT

SPECIAL EVENT:

8:00-9:00 pm: BOOK LAUNCH for “B.B. KING: FROM INDIANOLA TO ICON” by Charles Sawyer

9:00-10:00 pm: BLUES CONCERT by 2120 SOUTH MICHIGAN AVENUE & friends––

Chicago Blues from the heart and soul-with special guest, Nick Nurse (Head Coach for Toronto Raptors) sitting in.

Oct
5
Wed
Quadrapeg
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm
Quadrapeg

Quadrapeg is a funk influenced fusion. Boston Based Groove for the Modern World

Oct
6
Thu
Baker Thomas Band
Oct 6 @ 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 . . .

 

Oct
7
Fri
Willie J. Laws
Oct 7 @ 9:00 pm
Willie J. Laws

Texas guitar slinger, songwriter & vocalist Willie J Laws developed his “funky blues” guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B, Tex-Mex Tejano/Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country. Fans call him “the Real Deal” and we could not agree more.  Please join us tonight and experience an evening you are not likely to forget!

Oct
8
Sat
Saturday Spins
Oct 8 @ 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
Oct 8 @ 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.

Oct
12
Wed
Fandango
Oct 12 @ 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!

 

Oct
13
Thu
The TrueVines
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm
The TrueVines

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

Oct
14
Fri
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections
Oct 14 @ 9:00 pm
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections

TOAD is excited to welcome back Magen Tracy

Magen Tracy first brought her bittersweet ballads and fierce anthems center stage in 2015 with the release of her first solo EP, Fiercely, produced by Nate Leavitt.

“A singer-songwriter with pinup swagger.” – anonymous
“It’s like if Tori Amos and Lucinda Williams made out.” – anonymous
Oct
15
Sat
Saturday Spins
Oct 15 @ 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).

Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Oct 15 @ 9:00 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 and singing their way through an eclectic set that will please both the dancer and music aficionado.
Drawing on a unique repertoire often overlooked in the American Songbook, The MoonRaiders pivot between Bob Wills, Chuck Berry, Dave Dudley, Commander Cody, and original music, all in one show.
This band’s style is Honky Tonk Trucker Jazz and Rock n’ Roll!!!!

Oct
19
Wed
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies

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 M & The Glory Junkies features the classic rock and blues vibe of The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin delivered through original tunes both lyrical and danceable.

 

Oct
20
Thu
The Blue Ribbons
Oct 20 @ 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.

 

Oct
21
Fri
Tyler and the Names
Oct 21 @ 9:00 pm
Oct
22
Sat
Saturday Spins
Oct 22 @ 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 Cannibal Ramblers
Oct 22 @ 9:00 pm
The Cannibal Ramblers

The Cannibal Ramblers are the result of four musical outsiders, Kyle Anderson,Mark MIlloff, Bryan Minto and Erik Jerominekfortuitously coming together. The chaos of their combined and disparate interests resulted in what has been described as Death Delta, Punk and country Blues being dragged by a runaway train. When they play you can smell the bear-shit and motor oil.

Oct
26
Wed
Fandango
Oct 26 @ 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!

 

Oct
27
Thu
The TrueVines
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm
The TrueVines

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

Oct
28
Fri
Organ in Orbit
Oct 28 @ 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!

 

Oct
29
Sat
Saturday Spins
Oct 29 @ 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
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm
Ship of The Sun

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.

Nov
5
Sat
Saturday Spins
Nov 5 @ 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).

Nov
12
Sat
Saturday Spins
Nov 12 @ 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).

Nov
19
Sat
Saturday Spins
Nov 19 @ 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).

Nov
26
Sat
Saturday Spins
Nov 26 @ 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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