Tobi Vail was born on July 20, 1969. She is an American musician.
Biography and Career
Tobi Vail was born on 20 July 1969 in Auburn, Washington, United States. She was named after Toby Tyler. She grown up in a very musical family and since started playing music from her early age.
Her first bands was The Go Team, an experimental project started with Calvin Johnson in 1985. The group released several cassettes and 9 singles on the independent label K Records, mostly on the 7" vinyl format - a practice Vail continues to this day. After the demise of The Go Team, Vail played in various project bands and made a record as the drummer for Some Velvet Sidewalk.
Vail is best known as the drummer of Bikini Kill, which lasted from 1990 to 1998. The band was often met with resista
nce and misunderstanding due to their chaotic live performances, controversial lyrics, and political zines which dealt with various activist-punk topics like anti-racism, vegetarianism, anti-corporatism, anti-capitalism, anti-heterosexism, and in particular feminist issues such as rape, incest, domestic violence, abortion, sexuality, body image and eating disorders, stalking, patriarchy, sexual assault, and sexism in general - all with a strong emphasis on community and DIY culture.
Tobi in 1992 started The Frumpies in DC with bandmates Kathi Wilcox and Billy Karren, Molly Neuman of Bratmobile and The PeeChees, and later Michelle Mae. They wrote and recorded several singles, most of which are compiled on the Kill Rock Stars release Frumpie One Piece, and many recorded in the basement of Vail's parents' home.
Vail has played in quite a few underground bands before and after the friendly break-up of Bikini Kill in 1998.
Vail started her own DIY cassette label called Bumpidee in 1994 and released music by Worst Case Scenario, the Corrections, the Bonnot Gang and the Slatternlies. Recent releases include demos by Spider and the Webs and Marissa Magic and a compilation called Spider Friends.
Birth Name: Toby Vail
Birth: July 20, 1969
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