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le Prestige 7:30 pm
le Prestige
Aug 1 @ 7:30 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,[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 1 @ 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[...]
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Willie J. Laws 10:00 pm
Willie J. Laws
Aug 2 @ 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[...]
3
The Library Band 7:30 pm
The Library Band
Aug 3 @ 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.
David Johnston Band 10:00 pm
David Johnston Band
Aug 3 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Aug 4 @ 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!
The Big Sip 9:00 pm
The Big Sip
Aug 4 @ 9:00 pm
The Big Sip….first time at TOAD
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 5 @ 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
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
The Blue Ribbons 10:00 pm
The Blue Ribbons
Aug 6 @ 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[...]
7
Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Aug 7 @ 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[...]
The Gravel Project 10:00 pm
The Gravel Project
Aug 7 @ 10:00 pm
 
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Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Aug 8 @ 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
Aug 8 @ 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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Grant Bloom 10:00 pm
Grant Bloom
Aug 9 @ 10:00 pm
Grant Bloom
Grant Bloom was brought up learning classical piano; wedged between Dallas and Ft. Worth Texas. Much like a kid eating broccoli, he pushed it away, not realizing how beneficial the music was. Some years later, he[...]
10
Chuck Melchin of The Bean Pickers Union 7:30 pm
Chuck Melchin of The Bean Pickers Union
Aug 10 @ 7:30 pm
Chuck Melchin of 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
Sugar Blood Jinx 10:00 pm
Sugar Blood Jinx
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm
Amber Casares
A favorite here at TOAD – give a listen here, then mark your calendar to come here her live!
12
The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 12 @ 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
Aug 12 @ 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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BB Bowness 7:30 pm
BB Bowness
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm
 
Honey Talk 10:00 pm
Honey Talk
Aug 13 @ 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 –[...]
14
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 14 @ 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[...]
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
Aug 14 @ 10:00 pm
Danielle Miraglia & The Glory Junkies
“Danielle Miraglia is a dynamic and captivating musician; her rich soulful voice and blues guitar mastery resonate in a performance both rare and unforgettable.” – Paul Patchel, State Street Blues Festival, Media, PA Her project, Danielle[...]
15
Frank Manzi 7:30 pm
Frank Manzi
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm
 
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 15 @ 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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Red Tail Hawk 10:00 pm
Red Tail Hawk
Aug 16 @ 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[...]
17
Sado-Domestics 7:30 pm
Sado-Domestics
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 17 @ 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
Aug 18 @ 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 & Friends 9:00 pm
Zak Trojano & Friends
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm
Zak Trojano & Friends
Zak Trojano is a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, a finger-style guitar player, a fly-fisherman, and a beer drinker.  
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The White Owls 8:00 pm
The White Owls
Aug 19 @ 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
Aug 19 @ 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 –[...]
20
The Franc Graham Band 7:30 pm
The Franc Graham Band
Aug 20 @ 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
Aug 20 @ 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[...]
21
Fandango 7:00 pm
Fandango
Aug 21 @ 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[...]
Gentle Temper 10:00 pm
Gentle Temper
Aug 21 @ 10:00 pm
Gentle Temper
Gentle Temper is Ryan Meier and Marion Earley, an ocean-folk duo with a blues tide from the bayous of Boston, MA. Marion and Ryan met while attending college in Boston and began writing and playing together[...]
22
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones 7:30 pm
Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
Aug 22 @ 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[...]
Christian McNeill with Tom Arey on Drums & Jeremy Dryden on Bass 10:00 pm
Christian McNeill with Tom Arey on Drums & Jeremy Dryden on Bass
Aug 22 @ 10:00 pm
Christian McNeill with Tom Arey on Drums & Jeremy Dryden on Bass
“I see myself as a career songwriter,” says McNeill. “And I’m very passionate about it.” Yup, there’s that word again … passion. It’s the same thing that Van Morrison has — and it’s what McNeill,[...]
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Elisa Smith & The Tiny Little Lies 10:00 pm
Elisa Smith & The Tiny Little Lies
Aug 23 @ 10:00 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[...]
24
Telescope 7:30 pm
Telescope
Aug 24 @ 7:30 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[...]
Stan Martin Band 10:00 pm
Stan Martin Band
Aug 24 @ 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[...]
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Sunday Spins 3:00 pm
Sunday Spins
Aug 25 @ 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)
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 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 –[...]
28
Fandango 7:30 pm
Fandango
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 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,[...]
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Copilot 7:30 pm
Copilot
Aug 29 @ 7:30 pm
Copilot
You’d be hard-pressed to define Copilot. The Massachusetts-based group are made up of powerhouse vocalist Maggie Quealy, charismatic frontman Ry McDonald, bassist Austin Beveridge, and drummer Dylan Allwine. Together, Copilot aren’t so much making music[...]
Baker Thomas Band 10:00 pm
Baker Thomas Band
Aug 29 @ 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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Sonya Rae Taylor 10:00 pm
Sonya Rae Taylor
Aug 30 @ 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[...]
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Samantha Farrell 7:30 pm
Samantha Farrell
Aug 31 @ 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.
LUX 10:00 pm
LUX
Aug 31 @ 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[...]

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