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David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Apr 1 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
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 –
The White Owls 9:30 pm
The White Owls
Apr 1 @ 9:30 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[...]
2
Jenifer Jackson w/ special guests Sonny Barbato and Julian Jackson 7:30 pm
Jenifer Jackson w/ special guests Sonny Barbato and Julian Jackson
Apr 2 @ 7:30 pm
Jenifer Jackson w/ special guests Sonny Barbato and Julian Jackson
“Her strong melodies, subtle arrangements and pure vocal approach render her recordings almost instantly classic.” Time Out! New York “A definitive record for our time … Jackson has made a career out of pushing the[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Apr 2 @ 10:00 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[...]
3
Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm
Fandango
you CAN judge Fandango by their facebook pics – just sayin’
Mike Hastings Band 10:00 pm
Mike Hastings Band
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
4
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
“happy songs for miserable people” – Melvern check out a fan fave “Sleepy Eyes” – recorded right here at TOAD Press: By Some Guy Named Adam on August 14, 2006 “Your music makes me want[...]
Sonya Rae Taylor 10:00 pm
Sonya Rae Taylor
Apr 4 @ 10:00 pm
Sonya Rae Taylor
  Boston native, Sonya Rae is a rising star with a blend of gifts rarely found on the blues-rock and soul scene today.  Her dazzling musical ability is immediately evident through her soaring vocals, scorching[...]
5
The Soggy Po’ Boys 10:00 pm
The Soggy Po’ Boys
Apr 5 @ 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.
6
Eric Salt & The Electric City 7:30 pm
Eric Salt & The Electric City
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm
Eric Salt & The Electric City
Boston rock band with an eclectic sound. Dylanesque lyrics set to catchy rock guitar. Occasional hints of Stones and Replacements. Eric Salt & The Electric City’s live shows can approach a Springsteen explosion and captivate audiences[...]
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
Apr 6 @ 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[...]
7
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Apr 7 @ 3:00 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[...]
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health 9:00 pm
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health
Apr 7 @ 9:00 pm
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health
Country Folk for city folk. Born and raised outside of Boston, MA. Professional Amateur Musician, Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter. Lover of cats. Grammatical bandit. I get more done in a bathrobe than most do in a suit.[...]
8
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
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 –[...]
The White Owls 9:30 pm
The White Owls
Apr 8 @ 9:30 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[...]
9
Sam Reid & The Riot Act 7:30 pm
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
Apr 9 @ 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
Apr 9 @ 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 –[...]
10
Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Apr 10 @ 7:30 pm
Fandango
you CAN judge Fandango by their facebook pics – just sayin’
Abbie Barrett Band 10:00 pm
Abbie Barrett Band
Apr 10 @ 10:00 pm
Abbie Barrett Band
Abbie Barrett, Boston Music Award Winner for Songwriter in 2015,  fronts her band featuring Ed Valauskas (bass), Jack Hamilton (keys), Josh Kiggans (drums), and Mike Oram (guitar). Paul Robicheau of The Improper wrote that their album, That[...]
11
Samantha Farrell 7:30 pm
Samantha Farrell
Apr 11 @ 7:30 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.
Catch a Dinosaur 10:00 pm
Catch a Dinosaur
Apr 11 @ 10:00 pm
Catch a Dinosaur
Catch a Dinosaur likes to play dreamy music.
12
Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Apr 12 @ 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[...]
13
The Bean Pickers Union 7:30 pm
The Bean Pickers Union
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Bean Pickers Union
Fronted by singer/songwriter Chuck Melchin, The Bean Pickers Union is a loose collective of musicians from around Cambridge / Somerville Massachusetts. Give a listen HERE
LUX 10:00 pm
LUX
Apr 13 @ 10:00 pm
LUX
Hear what venues all over New England already know – LUX is a funky / jazzy / quirky / entertaining / engaging quartet from Newburyport, MA and will be the band that you invite back[...]
14
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Apr 14 @ 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!
Lisa Bastoni 8:00 pm
Lisa Bastoni
Apr 14 @ 8:00 pm
Lisa Bastoni
Lisa Bastoni is a Boston-based singer-songwriter. Her album The Wishing Hour will be released in October 2016.  You can pre-order it HERE.
15
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
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 –[...]
The White Owls 9:30 pm
The White Owls
Apr 15 @ 9:30 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[...]
16
The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Apr 16 @ 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
Apr 16 @ 10:00 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[...]
17
Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Apr 17 @ 7:30 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[...]
le Prestige 10:00 pm
le Prestige
Apr 17 @ 10:00 pm
le Prestige
le Prestige is an attempt by Boston bassist Chris Forkey to create an instrumental music inspired by the jazz-sample heavy sounds of 90’s hip-hop, electronica and lounge, all performed live with just horns, upright bass,[...]
18
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Apr 18 @ 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
“happy songs for miserable people” – Melvern check out a fan fave “Sleepy Eyes” – recorded right here at TOAD Press: By Some Guy Named Adam on August 14, 2006 “Your music makes me want[...]
The Social No. 11 10:00 pm
The Social No. 11
Apr 18 @ 10:00 pm
The Social No. 11
The Social No.11 delivers its own brand of New England Americana with a country twang and a bluesy heart. They’re known for haunting lyrics, sweet harmonies, and showing up with a boat-load of instruments
19
Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Apr 19 @ 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[...]
20
Laurence Scudder & Ryan Fitzsimmons 7:30 pm
Laurence Scudder & Ryan Fitzsimmons
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm
Laurence Scudder & Ryan Fitzsimmons
Laurence Scudder picked the viola after a school assembly when he was in the fourth grade. He’s been in love ever since (and so have the people who’ve heard him play here at TOAD (or[...]
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Apr 20 @ 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[...]
21
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Apr 21 @ 3:00 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[...]
Zak Trojano w/ Lisa Bastoni, Barry Rothman & Laurence Scudder 8:00 pm
Zak Trojano w/ Lisa Bastoni, Barry Rothman & Laurence Scudder
Apr 21 @ 8:00 pm
Zak Trojano w/ Lisa Bastoni, Barry Rothman & Laurence Scudder
Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker. Joining him tonight will be Lisa Bastoni, Barry Rothman & Laurence Scudder!
22
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
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 –
The White Owls 9:30 pm
The White Owls
Apr 22 @ 9:30 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[...]
23
Spotted Tiger Trio w/ Jim Larkin 7:30 pm
Spotted Tiger Trio w/ Jim Larkin
Apr 23 @ 7:30 pm
Spotted Tiger Trio w/ Jim Larkin
SPOTTED TIGER – A musical bridge from Willie Nelson to Bob Marley where JJ Cale is the toll collector.  Featuring original music by songwriters Laurence Scudder & Erik White . . . Tonight, Jim Larkin joins[...]
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Apr 23 @ 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 –[...]
24
Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm
Fandango
Band interests:  pizza parties, bowling, hand puppets, motorcycle clubs, swiffers, puppies . . .   yeah – that sounds about right for Fandango
Abbie Barrett Band 10:00 pm
Abbie Barrett Band
Apr 24 @ 10:00 pm
Abbie Barrett Band
Abbie Barrett, Boston Music Award Winner for Songwriter in 2015,  fronts her band featuring Ed Valauskas (bass), Jack Hamilton (keys), Josh Kiggans (drums), and Mike Oram (guitar). Paul Robicheau of The Improper wrote that their album, That[...]
25
Willie J. Laws 7:30 pm
Willie J. Laws
Apr 25 @ 7:30 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[...]
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Apr 25 @ 10:00 pm
Air Congo
Boston-based African style band AIR CONGO play music from the 1960’s-70’s Kinshasa/Brazzaville scene–the music of Docteur Nico, Tabu Ley, Les Bantous De La Capitale, Franco et l’Orch TPOK Jazz, and more!  
26
Imam & Sawyer Band 10:00 pm
Imam & Sawyer Band
Apr 26 @ 10:00 pm
Imam & Sawyer Band
‘The guitar work is terrific; understated but thick with feeling. Imam Hamdani’s guitar takes centre spotlight at exactly the right times, always elevating the track, never calling unnecessary attention to itself”- Mosiki “‘His tunes are carefully composed[...]
27
Sado-Domestics 7:30 pm
Sado-Domestics
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
Sado-Domestics
Sado-Domestics is the singing-songwriting partnership of Lucy Martinez (Lucy and the Dreamers) and Chris Gleason (Los Goutos). Perhaps get a feel by checking out their list of influences: Neko Case, Wilco, Gillian Welch & Dave[...]
Los Goutos 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
Apr 27 @ 10:00 pm
Los Goutos
LOS GOUTOS “A veritable Grand Ole Opry with a modern sense of humor….”   (Music Connection Magazine) Featuring: Bruce Bartone (acoustic and electric guitars; bass guitar, keyboards; backing vocals); Mike Eigen (lead and backing vocals,[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Apr 28 @ 3:00 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[...]
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead) 8:00 pm
Ship of the Sun (music of the Grateful Dead)
Apr 28 @ 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[...]
29
David Johnston 7:30 pm
David Johnston
Apr 29 @ 7:30 pm
David Johnston
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 –
The White Owls 9:30 pm
The White Owls
Apr 29 @ 9:30 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[...]
30
Spotted Tiger Trio w/ Sean Staples 7:30 pm
Spotted Tiger Trio w/ Sean Staples
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
Spotted Tiger Trio w/ Sean Staples
SPOTTED TIGER – A musical bridge from Willie Nelson to Bob Marley where JJ Cale is the toll collector.  Featuring original music by songwriters Laurence Scudder & Erik White . . . Joining them tonight is[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Apr 30 @ 10:00 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[...]

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