Calendar

Feb
26
Wed
The Gill Aharon Trio
Feb 26 @ 10:00 pm
The Gill Aharon Trio

“Thick sounding, Instrumental, groove heavy and improvisational but concise, this band plays the compositions of one mind as if they shared a mind.” – CD Baby

Check them out HERE!

Feb
27
Thu
Todd Thibaud Band
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm
Todd Thibaud Band

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, Johnny Cash and John Hiatt for inspiration, Thibaud has built a sound that is entirely his own. His music is meshed with elements of Americana, Folk, Country and Roots Pop Rock, making it seem at once familiar and new.

Feb
28
Fri
City of Four
Feb 28 @ 10:00 pm
City of Four

City of Four performs an original brand of instrumental music, influenced by jazz, funk, fusion, pop/rock, hip hop, and other genres.

The band has received an “Outstanding Performance” recognition from DownBeat Magazine as a Blues/Pop/Rock group, and some of the band members’ original compositions and tracks have been recognized by national entities, like ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) and MIX Magazine.

The quartet performs throughout the Boston area, and is currently in residence with Classic Harbor Line aboard the Motor Yacht Northern Lights for bi-monthly funk cruises on Boston Harbor.

Feb
29
Sat
The Library Band
Feb 29 @ 7:30 pm
The Library Band

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.

Nautical Term
Feb 29 @ 10:00 pm
Nautical Term

Founded in 2017, Nautical Term is a progressive rock band that has been described as a mix between Dave Matthews, Screaming Trees, and underwater. New music on the way!

 

Mar
1
Sun
Sunday Spins
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Spins

Bring your vinyl as we get to take turns playing our faves…

sorta like open mic – sign up to play two songs from your vinyl – we set up a turn table center stage – . . . – once you play your songs you can sign up again –

bring new – old – anything!

 

Cheryl Arena
Mar 1 @ 9:00 pm
Cheryl Arena

TOAD is thrilled to welcome THREE TIME WINNER of The Blues Audience Newsletter Readers’ Poll for “Most Outstanding Harmonica Player”, CHERYL ARENA!

 The harmonica has brought her to many exotic places and afforded her a wealth of wonderful experiences!  So whether it’s on a big festival stage fronting her own band, playing an acoustic duo in some cozy little wine bar, singing and playing with a 20 piece orchestra in Dallas TX, touring around Italy, being a side person in someone else’s band, giving harmonica lessons on Skype or teaching at Jon Gindick’s Jam camps, Cheryl’s beloved pocket pal is always close to her side ready for the next musical adventure! 

Mar
2
Mon
The White Owls
Mar 2 @ 8:00 pm

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 clip from one of their shows HERE  – After making it thru Monday, YOU deserve a night out!

The White Owls

David Johnston & Friends
Mar 2 @ 10:30 pm

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 –

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Mar
3
Tue
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
Mar 3 @ 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 . . .

  

Mar
4
Wed
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Mar 4 @ 10:00 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!!!!

Mar
6
Fri
Los Goutos
Mar 6 @ 10:00 pm

LOS GOUTOS

“A veritable Grand Ole Opry with a modern sense of humor….”   (Music Connection Magazine)

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Featuring:

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; percussion; lead and backing vocals);

Chris Gleason
(lead and backing vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo, acoustic guitar, percussion, songwriting);

Paul Stewart
(lead and backing vocals, accordion, acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards, harmonica, songwriting)

…and whenever possible:

Jakub Trasak
(fiddle)

 

Mar
7
Sat
Liz Bills & Lauren Crosby
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm
Liz Bills & Lauren Crosby

New England Music Awards 2019 Roots Act of the Year winner, Liz Bills competed in American Idol in 2012 and placed in the top 30 females in Hollywood, sharing the stage with legendary icons Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Randy Jackson, and Nicki Minaj.  Her project, Analog Heart, went on to share the stage with such acts as Will Dailey, Zach Deputy, Ryan Montbleau Band, Gary Hoey, The Brew, Kellie Pickler, Danielle Bradbery, Angie Miller, and Saving Abel.

“Liz’s voice is outstanding with great range, going from lovely and sweet to rough and powerful.” – Granite Coast Entertainment

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Hailing from an island in Maine, Lauren Crosby’s music is a pure creative expression of the North Atlantic. With hints of smoke and salt, her voice is deeply captivating, yet light with wit and life. A lobsterman’s daughter let loose in the modern world, Lauren’s old soul lends itself to the surrealism of her surroundings and everyday happenings. Her style is a unique one to categorize. As a self taught guitarist and singer, she enjoys blending classic rock, lyric-y folk, and vintage western.

 

 

Catch a Dinosaur
Mar 7 @ 10:00 pm
Catch a Dinosaur

Catch a Dinosaur likes to play dreamy music.

Mar
8
Sun
Sunday Spins
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Spins

Bring your vinyl as we get to take turns playing our faves…

sorta like open mic – sign up to play two songs from your vinyl – we set up a turn table center stage – . . . – once you play your songs you can sign up again –

bring new – old – anything!

 

Amber Casares
Mar 8 @ 9:00 pm
Amber Casares

A favorite here at TOAD – give a listen here, then mark your calendar to come here her live!

Mar
9
Mon
The White Owls
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

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 clip from one of their shows HERE  – After making it thru Monday, YOU deserve a night out!

The White Owls

David Johnston & Friends
Mar 9 @ 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends

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 –

 

Mar
10
Tue
Honey Talk
Mar 10 @ 10:00 pm

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 – Keys/Vocals
Pat “Daddy” Dalton – Drums/Vocals

check out one of their songs HERE

 

Mar
11
Wed
The Happiness (featuring Ben Hillman)
Mar 11 @ 10:00 pm
The Happiness (featuring Ben Hillman)

Over the course of his career, Big Ben Hillman has shared the stage with a host of diverse and well known musicians including hip hop stars Method Man and Ghostface Killa from the Wu Tang Clan, De La Soul, Biz Markie, Digable Planets and Mix Master Mike of The Beasty Boys. He has also been seen performing with rock legends Les Claypool and Jimmy Buffet.

Big Ben Hillman is quite the smooth retro funkster…. The production is excellent on all levels, keeping the listener in a comfortable, easy-flowing harmonic place. Ben never falters – his compositions and production show signs of a master at work enjoying his craft. I’m just going to think of Big Ben Hillman as the new Barry White on the opposite end of the vocal spectrum. – T Max, The Noise

 

Mar
12
Thu
ArtHouse
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
ArtHouse

Songwriter Misha on a journey of songs and stories meets some funky cats. Together they channel luscious, melancholic, cozy alternative music. Heavenly chorus, funky rhythms, fierce guitar and some smooth trumpet. All a part of the ArtHouse sound.

Mar
13
Fri
Bees Deluxe
Mar 13 @ 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, Kenny Burrell, Freddie King, Herbie Hancock, Albert King, Etta James, Muddy Waters, The Meters, Little Feat, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Roy Buchanan, Curtis Mayfield, The Butterfield Blues Band, Derek Trucks, Donny Hathaway, Amy Winehouse, Steely Dan, Etta James, ZZ Top, Robben Ford, Bonnie Raitt, Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, SoulLive, Derek and the Dominoes, Robert Cray, Edgar Winter, among many others. Taking the road less traveled, they discover and share off-the-beaten songs and instrumentals and fuse them into their own original works. They dare to be risk-takers on stage, digging deep into the vaults of blues/jazz antiquity. The result is an effortless take-no-prisoners-approach that wittingly captures the audience’s hearts.

 

Mar
15
Sun
Sunday Spins
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday Spins

Bring your vinyl as we get to take turns playing our faves…

sorta like open mic – sign up to play two songs from your vinyl – we set up a turn table center stage – . . . – once you play your songs you can sign up again –

bring new – old – anything!

 

Mar
18
Wed
TOAD’s currently closed-Miss You-Calendar will be updated when we receive the go-ahead to re-open
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Mar
19
Thu
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Mar
20
Fri
TOAD’s currently closed-Miss You-Calendar will be updated when we receive the go-ahead to re-open
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Mar
21
Sat
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22
Sun
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Mar
23
Mon
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Mar 23 all-day
Mar
24
Tue
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Mar 24 all-day
Mar
25
Wed
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Mar 25 all-day
Mar
26
Thu
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Mar 26 all-day
Mar
27
Fri
TOAD’s currently closed-Miss You-Calendar will be updated when we receive the go-ahead to re-open
Mar 27 all-day
Mar
28
Sat
TOAD’s on hold until it’s safe to open again
Mar 28 – Jun 6 all-day
TOAD's on hold until it’s safe to open again

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Until then, stay safe & healthy!

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