Holus Bolus is one man, Tom Boylan, and his live loops.

Holus Bolus is one man, Tom Boylan, and his live loops.

In his signature, psychedelic alt-rock, Boylan, who is based in Northern California, uses bass and drum loops to back his acoustic guitar-driven, original songs.

Before he was a one-man band, Boylan was a drummer for Liquid Foundation, based in Santa Cruz, Calif. He now drums for The Joint Chiefs, based in Crescent City, Calif.

Boylan released his new album, "Time Machine," July 3 before setting out on a Pacific Northwest tour. He'll play at 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Caldera Tap House, 31 Water St., Ashland. Call 541-482-4677.

— Teresa Thomas