Possible Oscar is a Minneapolis, MN based comedy music act that specializes in original and parody songs. The band formed in 2005 with former members of the atomic rock band The Nick Atoms
with the intention of exploring a creative direction that began in The Nick Atoms’ waning days. Their musical topics range from video games to nerd love, with stops at comic books and notable Hollywood movie sound effects. They also enjoy wearing T-shirts with their band name on them.
Possible Oscar’s sound is two great tastes that taste great together; they usually play rock music with layers of guitar and keyboards, but sometimes a little hip hop is in order.
Possible Oscar released an EP entitled Greatest Hits in 2006, then followed with their first full-length album, The Wrath of Con, in 2007. Con was hailed by fans as “nerdy as a motherf**ing nerdy nerding nerd.”
The Dr. Demento Show has played several Possible Oscar songs, including “Earn Hollywood Earn” and “Talk Nerdy to Me,” and a few of them have made the weekly Funny Five countdown. “Earn Hollywood Earn” was selected to appear on Dr. Demento’s Basement Tapes #15. In December of 2007, their song “That Calls for a Wilhelm Scream” landed at the No. 23 spot on Dr. Demento’s annual Funny 25 countdown.
In 2007, Possible Oscar became a Core member of The Funny Music Project (The FuMP)
which releases two songs every week for free under a Creative Commons license.