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Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
May 1 @ 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[...]
le Prestige 10:00 pm
le Prestige
May 1 @ 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,[...]
2
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
May 2 @ 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
May 2 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
ET – phone home –   yeah, yeah – but only after the Baker Thomas Band show . . .  they’re out of this world. . .“A whole bunch of musicians and a whole bunch[...]
3
Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
May 3 @ 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[...]
4
Zack DuPont 7:30 pm
Zack DuPont
May 4 @ 7:30 pm
Zack DuPont
​Zack DuPont is one of The DuPont Brothers – “The DuPont Brothers have the gift of being both poets and musicians, a rarity these days. It’s always refreshing to hear sibling duos, because you can sense the true[...]
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
May 4 @ 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[...]
5
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
May 5 @ 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[...]
Sugar Blood Jinx 9:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
May 5 @ 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[...]
6
David Johnston 7:00 pm
David Johnston
May 6 @ 7:00 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 8:00 pm
The White Owls
May 6 @ 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[...]
7
Miriam 7:30 pm
Miriam
May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Miriam
In 2009, when multi-award-winning singer-songwriters Amy Fairchild and Carla Ryder decided to combine their voices and join forces to start a band, Miriam was born. Harmony singin’, lead vocal swappin’, ass-kickin’ fun.
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
May 7 @ 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[...]
8
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
May 8 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
you CAN judge Fandango by their facebook pics – just sayin’
Air Congo 10:00 pm
Air Congo
May 8 @ 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!  
9
Nyota Road 7:30 pm
Nyota Road
May 9 @ 7:30 pm
Nyota Road
INSPIRED BY SOUTHERN GOTHIC IMAGERY AND EVERYDAY BEAUTY, NYOTA ROAD IS A HUSBAND AND WIFE ACOUSTIC DUO PERFORMING ORIGINAL SONGS ABOUT FAMILY, RELATIONSHIPS AND HOME. IT ALL STARTED WHEN…. Greta decided to write a song[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
May 9 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
ET – phone home –   yeah, yeah – but only after the Baker Thomas Band show . . .  they’re out of this world. . .“A whole bunch of musicians and a whole bunch[...]
10
Jack Grace Band 10:00 pm
Jack Grace Band
May 10 @ 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[...]
11
Cold Chocolate 7:30 pm
Cold Chocolate
May 11 @ 7:30 pm
Cold Chocolate
Cold Chocolate is a fresh and exciting Americana band with a unique sound that fuses bluegrass and folk with a dash of funk. With original tunes and technical prowess, this trio from Boston is mesmerizing[...]
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
May 11 @ 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
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[...]
12
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
May 12 @ 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!
Emily & Jake 8:00 pm
Emily & Jake
May 12 @ 8:00 pm
Emily & Jake
Emily and Jake Formed between Boston and Portland ME, Emily and Jake create gracefully warm music with effortless harmonizing, easy melodicism, and raw honesty. “Beautifully simple and understated” – For the Love of Bands. Emily[...]
13
David Johnston 7:00 pm
David Johnston
May 13 @ 7:00 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 8:00 pm
The White Owls
May 13 @ 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[...]
14
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health (tentative) 7:30 pm
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health (tentative)
May 14 @ 7:30 pm
Marc Wolfson Pinansky & The Bored of Health (tentative)
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.[...]
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
May 14 @ 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 –[...]
15
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
you CAN judge Fandango by their facebook pics – just sayin’
Long Shadow Sheep 10:00 pm
Long Shadow Sheep
May 15 @ 10:00 pm
Long Shadow Sheep
   Long Shadow Sheep are an independent folk-rock band, hailing from Massachusetts. Following the release of a debut record, titled ‘Violins’, singer/songwriter Brady O’Keefe moved back to his hometown of Franklin, MA, where he would[...]
16
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
May 16 @ 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
May 16 @ 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
ET – phone home –   yeah, yeah – but only after the Baker Thomas Band show . . .  they’re out of this world. . .“A whole bunch of musicians and a whole bunch[...]
17
Organ in Orbit 10:00 pm
Organ in Orbit
May 17 @ 10:00 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[...]
18
The Library Band 7:30 pm
The Library Band
May 18 @ 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.
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders 10:00 pm
Chris Hersch & The Moonraiders
May 18 @ 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[...]
19
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
May 19 @ 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[...]
Eric Salt & The Electric City 8:00 pm
Eric Salt & The Electric City
May 19 @ 8:00 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[...]
20
David Johnston 7:00 pm
David Johnston
May 20 @ 7:00 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 8:00 pm
The White Owls
May 20 @ 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[...]
21
The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
May 21 @ 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
May 21 @ 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[...]
22
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
May 22 @ 7:00 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) to[...]
Originaire 10:00 pm
Originaire
May 22 @ 10:00 pm
Originaire
Ken Shiles, CiBon, and Valerie Vuolo form the soulful, innovative Atlantic City, New Jersey-based trio: “Originaire“. Ken and CiBon performed their first show together with no prior face to face contact and no rehearsal. From[...]
23
Samantha Farrell 7:30 pm
Samantha Farrell
May 23 @ 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.
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
May 23 @ 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 . . .
24
Willie J. Laws 10:00 pm
Willie J. Laws
May 24 @ 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[...]
25
Frank Drake 7:30 pm
Frank Drake
May 25 @ 7:30 pm
Frank Drake
“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  
LUX 10:00 pm
LUX
May 25 @ 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[...]
26
Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
May 26 @ 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)
May 26 @ 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[...]
27
David Johnston 7:00 pm
David Johnston
May 27 @ 7:00 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 8:00 pm
The White Owls
May 27 @ 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[...]
28
Catch a Dinosaur 7:30 pm
Catch a Dinosaur
May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Catch a Dinosaur
Catch a Dinosaur likes to play dreamy music.
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
May 28 @ 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 –[...]
29
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Fandango
Band interests:  pizza parties, bowling, hand puppets, motorcycle clubs, swiffers, puppies . . .   yeah – that sounds about right for Fandango
le Prestige 10:00 pm
le Prestige
May 29 @ 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,[...]
30
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
May 30 @ 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 Weisstronauts 10:00 pm
The Weisstronauts
May 30 @ 10:00 pm
The Weisstronauts
The Weisstronauts are a rock band formed in 1999 in Boston, Massachusetts by producer/musician Pete Weiss. The group initially played a combination of vocal-driven power pop, alternative country, and garage rock, with lead vocals shared[...]
31
Imam & Sawyer Band 10:00 pm
Imam & Sawyer Band
May 31 @ 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[...]

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