Toby Oler releases ‘Thank You, Bird Snider’

After releasing a bluegrass cassette, an oddball hip-hop influenced storytelling album, and a more straightforward, yet still wonderfully odd collaboration with Michael James Tapscott, Oakland's Toby Oler takes another [...]

By |July 31, 2015|Comments Off on Toby Oler releases ‘Thank You, Bird Snider’
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    Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

It's officially 2015, and all the 2014 lists are in. I honestly enjoy them, but how many times do you need to read about Run the Jewels and War [...]

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    Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’

Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’

It's been a couple years since we've heard something new from Oakland's Toby Oler, who released the wonderfully weird OVTOV in 2012. On OVTOV, Oler wrote the songs and [...]

By |May 28, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’
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    Toby Oler, formerly of TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, releases "OVTOV"

Toby Oler, formerly of TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, releases "OVTOV"

Oakland's Toby Oler may have played banjo for Bay Area country band TV Mike and the Scarecrowes and written traditional bluegrass for The Nashville Knives, but his brilliant new [...]

By |June 8, 2012|Comments Off on Toby Oler, formerly of TV Mike and the Scarecrowes, releases "OVTOV"