Calendar

Feb
1
Wed
Fandango
Feb 1 @ 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!

 

Feb
2
Thu
Baker Thomas Band
Feb 2 @ 9:00 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 . . .

 

Feb
3
Fri
Greg Hall
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm
Greg Hall

Greg Hall is a singer/songwriter based in the hills of Western Massachusetts. Born with music all around and raised by horses on a farm in another part of the Northeast, his pastoral upbringing shaped his career playing original country songs across New England, touring with his own band and as a member of Ward Hayden & the Outliers. In the tradition of his favorite songwriters, Elliot Smith and Willie Nelson, his lyrics are centered on the grounded intimacy of personal moments and universal human stories.

His new EP, Experiments in the Revival of Greg Hall, is a collection of five original songs, each one a distinct exploration of the sounds and ideas of his greatest influences. Without straying from the country stylings his fans adore, this EP branches out further incorporating more electronic instrumentation and studio experiments, equally inspired by the wonky indie of the Shins and the neon Americana of the Killers as it is by George Jones. It was created alongside, and indebted to, his close friend and most trusted collaborator, Vassilios Karsaliakos.

Feb
4
Sat
Saturday Spins
Feb 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 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.

Feb
8
Wed
Van Gordon Martin
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm
Van Gordon Martin

At the young age of seven, Van Gordon Martin started his musical journey.

Growing up in Chicago, his first job was polishing and stringing guitars in local music shop the Musicians Network. Van was discovered early on, and mentored by legendary Parliament Funkadelic and Talking Heads keyboardist, Bernie Worrell. This set the tone for his new musical existence.

Van Gordon Martin has been a veteran of the east coast music scene for over a decade, and is a part of Boston based Reggae collective Dub Apocalypse, Moroccan/Jazz/ Electronic group Club D’elf, Hip Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane’s Live band, Paul Wolstencroft of Slightly Stoopid’s Organically Good Trio, The Naya Rockers, and many others. He is also founding member of Spiritual Rez, a project witch he toured with extensively up until 2011.

“My goal is to share my story and love for guitar with the world.  It has been always been the thing that makes me feel connected to the Spirit Realm. Rasta, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Roots Music. It speaks the truth. Every artist is part of the building blocks of our social creative consciousness. I feel honored and blessed to share my ideas with anyone that will hear me. With every note we play with honest intention, we tear down a part of the injustices in the world. Love and music are indeed one. Music, it is our highest meditation”

Feb
9
Thu
The TrueVines
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm
The TrueVines

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

Feb
10
Fri
Erik White
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm
Erik White

https://erikwhitemusic.com/

Feb
11
Sat
Saturday Spins
Feb 11 @ 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
Feb 11 @ 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.

Feb
15
Wed
Fandango
Feb 15 @ 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!

 

Feb
16
Thu
The Blue Ribbons
Feb 16 @ 9:00 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.

 

Feb
17
Fri
Dwayne Haggins
Feb 17 @ 9:00 pm
Dwayne Haggins

He’s been described as “the love child of Hank Williams and Otis Redding.” “The John Legend of rockabilly.” And even, “the ‘what-took-you-so-long?’ fusion of Elvis Presley and Marvin Gaye.” At every performance, whether in a venerable metropolitan concert hall or a grimy dive in an anonymous strip mall, Dwayne Haggins is always at work. Adding new subtleties to an obvious melody line. Reinterpreting a time-worn lyrical cliché to imbue it anew with genuine feeling. Unleashing a gentle cascade of vocal acrobatics when least expected (and hence most effective) — never for show alone, but always to express a likewise unanticipated nuance of feeling: a whisper of love, a curse of anger, a groan of pain, a whoop of joy that feels, paradoxically, both surprising and inevitable at the same moment.

Feb
18
Sat
Saturday Spins
Feb 18 @ 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).

Lady Lupine
Feb 18 @ 9:00 pm
Lady Lupine

Lady Lupine is a Boston based heavy soul band that delivers high energy performances of unique original material. The band creates an engaging live experience by cultivating visceral connections through sound. Fronted by vocalist, Christina Lacoste, Lady Lupine draws inspiration from the soul of Amy Winehouse, and the sonic eclecticism of Portishead. Traces of Vulfpeck’s tight, technical funk, and Jimi Hendrix’s fuzz rock grooves can be heard in the band’s sound as well.

Feb
22
Wed
Tim Gearan
Feb 22 @ 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.

 

Feb
23
Thu
The TrueVines
Feb 23 @ 9:00 pm
The TrueVines

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

Feb
24
Fri
David Johnston
Feb 24 @ 9:00 pm

“More than one music writer around town have referred to Johnston as one of Boston’s best kept secrets of the local music scene…”    

Radio Boston’s Anthony Brooks

David Johnston is a songwriter, bandleader, and street musician based in Cambridge, MA. As veteran Boston Globe reviewer Steve Morse has noted, Johnston’s long-running residency (2003-2007) at Union Square’s former Tir Na Nog—the current Bull McCabe’s (where Johnston also played from 2008-2012)—would draw “the best local musicians to play his gigs… luring such Boston all-stars as [Duke] Levine and bassist Marty Ballou (who are both in [J. Geils’ frontman Peter] Wolf’s touring band), guitarists Chris Rival… Tim Gearan, Steve Sadler, and Steve Mayone, drummer John Sands (who tours with Aimee Mann) and bassist Richard Gates, who has played with Suzanne Vega.” In Morse’s words, these heavy hitters “mesh with Johnston’s loose but highly unique mix of swampy delta blues, subtle jazz, Dylan-steeped folk, and far-out psychedelia.”

Feb
25
Sat
Saturday Spins
Feb 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).

Ship of The Sun
Feb 25 @ 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.

Mar
4
Sat
Saturday Spins
Mar 4 @ 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).

Mar
11
Sat
Saturday Spins
Mar 11 @ 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).

Mar
18
Sat
Saturday Spins
Mar 18 @ 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).

Mar
25
Sat
Saturday Spins
Mar 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).

Apr
1
Sat
Saturday Spins
Apr 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).

Apr
8
Sat
Saturday Spins
Apr 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).

Apr
15
Sat
Saturday Spins
Apr 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).

Apr
22
Sat
Saturday Spins
Apr 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).

Apr
29
Sat
Saturday Spins
Apr 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).

May
6
Sat
Saturday Spins
May 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).

May
13
Sat
Saturday Spins
May 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).

May
20
Sat
Saturday Spins
May 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).

May
27
Sat
Saturday Spins
May 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).

Jun
3
Sat
Saturday Spins
Jun 3 @ 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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