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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 1 @ 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!
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 2 @ 8:00 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[...]
David Johnston & Friends 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Dec 2 @ 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 –[...]
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Sam Reid & The Riot Act 7:30 pm
Sam Reid & The Riot Act
Dec 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 . . .   
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Dec 3 @ 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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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
“I still believe the lessons I learned when I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Like, it’s harder for a rich man to get into heaven than for a camel to go through the[...]
Dan Blakeslee 10:00 pm
Dan Blakeslee
Dec 4 @ 10:00 pm
Dan Blakeslee
“There is little doubt in my mind that tonight’s profile artist Dan Blakeslee, a singer-songwriter, graphic designer, original artist and performer is probably one of the most gifted all-around artists in New England.” – Ryan’s[...]
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Elisa Smith & The Tiny Little Lies 7:30 pm
Elisa Smith & The Tiny Little Lies
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Elisa Smith & The Tiny Little Lies
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Elisa Smith & The Tiny Little Lies are steeped in the Americana roots and vintage country tradition. The inspiration for their outlaw honky-tonk sound is drawn from country greats like Loretta[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 5 @ 10:00 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 . . .
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Frank Drake & Friends 10:00 pm
Frank Drake & Friends
Dec 6 @ 10:00 pm
Frank Drake & Friends
“Frank Drake is one of the most unique musicians around.  He is refreshingly free of conventions and covers a wide spectrum of folk-pop-and-more styles . . . ” Steve Morse – Boston Globe
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Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections 7:30 pm
Magen Tracy & The Missed Connections
Dec 7 @ 7:30 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[...]
Willie J. Laws 10:00 pm
Willie J. Laws
Dec 7 @ 10:00 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 8 @ 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[...]
The Gill Aharon Trio 9:00 pm
The Gill Aharon Trio
Dec 8 @ 9:00 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!
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 9 @ 8:00 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[...]
David Johnston & Friends 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Dec 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 –
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John Powhida International Airport 7:30 pm
John Powhida International Airport
Dec 10 @ 7:30 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[...]
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Dec 10 @ 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 –[...]
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Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Dec 11 @ 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[...]
Shotgun Waltz 10:00 pm
Shotgun Waltz
Dec 11 @ 10:00 pm
Shotgun Waltz
Shotgun Waltz is an alternative roots rock band pushing the edges of Americana with quirky takes on love, disappointment and renewal. Gritty vocals and melodic guitar hooks drive home a unique rock sound with an[...]
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 12 @ 10:00 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 . . .
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Catch a Dinosaur 10:00 pm
Catch a Dinosaur
Dec 13 @ 10:00 pm
Catch a Dinosaur
Catch a Dinosaur likes to play dreamy music.
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Nowhere Lights 7:30 pm
Nowhere Lights
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Nowhere Lights
“spacey rock roll pop kick root melodic spacey folk kick boot stomp spacey mr echo rock roll pop” – Nowhere Lights Listen for yourself HERE
Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Dec 14 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 15 @ 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[...]
Amber Casares 9:00 pm
Amber Casares
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm
Amber Casares
A favorite here at TOAD – give a listen here, then mark your calendar to come here her live!
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 16 @ 8:00 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[...]
David Johnston & Friends 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Dec 16 @ 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 –[...]
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The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Dec 17 @ 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
Dec 17 @ 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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Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Dec 18 @ 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[...]
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Abbie Barrett 7:30 pm
Abbie Barrett
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm
Abbie Barrett
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[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 19 @ 10:00 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 . . .
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Workman Song 10:00 pm
Workman Song
Dec 20 @ 10:00 pm
Workman Song
Workman Song has all of the hallmarks of the well-kept secret, it’s just that the secret has been getting out. At the center of this peculiar labor of love is prodigious singer-songwriter Sean McMahon, his[...]
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Old Fox 7:30 pm
Old Fox
Dec 21 @ 7:30 pm
Old Fox
Old Fox is Alex – Guitar/Vocals Ralph – Trumpet/Vocals/Guitar Connor – Guitar/Vocals Jon – Keys/Vocals Kevin – Bass Max – Drums O.F. draws from influences, Frightened Rabbit, Hozier, and Bon Iver to create a rhythmically[...]
Jack Grace Band 10:00 pm
Jack Grace Band
Dec 21 @ 10:00 pm
Jack Grace Band
With a new CD titled Drinking Songs for Lovers, one might be forgiven for believing that Jack Grace should ease up a little. Songs like “Morning Margaritas,” “Drinkin’ and Gamblin’,” and “You Drank Yourself into[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 22 @ 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[...]
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 23 @ 8:00 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[...]
David Johnston & Friends 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Dec 23 @ 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Peter Wolf (formerly of the J Geils Band), whose brilliant Midnight Souvenirs—released in 2010—included  David Johnston’s “I Don’t Wanna Know.” This song went on to become the second single from that album, and was performed on[...]
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Dec 26 @ 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[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Dec 26 @ 10:00 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 . . .
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Telescope 10:00 pm
Telescope
Dec 27 @ 10:00 pm
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[...]
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The Library Band 7:30 pm
The Library Band
Dec 28 @ 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.
VERDEgree 10:00 pm
VERDEgree
Dec 28 @ 10:00 pm
VERDEgree
VERDEgree is a Indie-Rock band led by singer and bassist Elisabeth Hoffman. VERDEgree’s music blends beautiful melodies with intricate rhythms and crunchy time signatures. Each song reflects different experiences and stories from Hoffman’s life. Interesting,[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Dec 29 @ 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)
Dec 29 @ 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[...]
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Dec 30 @ 8:00 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[...]
David Johnston & Friends 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Dec 30 @ 10:30 pm
David Johnston & Friends
Peter Wolf (formerly of the J Geils Band), whose brilliant Midnight Souvenirs—released in 2010—included  David Johnston’s “I Don’t Wanna Know.” This song went on to become the second single from that album, and was performed on[...]
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New Year’s Eve with Lady Lupine! (time tba) 10:00 pm
New Year’s Eve with Lady Lupine! (time tba)
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
New Year's Eve with Lady Lupine!  (time tba)
Lady Lupine is a Boston based soul and rock band that delivers thrilling performances of original and covered music. Their sound is a unique blend of poignant lyrics, robust rhythms and alluring melodies. Drawing inspiration[...]

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