Aaron led the Bloomington, Indiana-based band Daisy Glaze through various incarnations with a variety of talented musicians for just over eight years. Daisy Glaze issued a single CD titled ONE WAY OUT during the band's existence, which was produced by Aaron and released under the Family Scam Records label. The album consisted of half studio tracks recorded on 2-inch 16-track analog tape and half live recordings taped by Phil Traicoff (Virginia's Scrapings) on 8-track digital ADAT during a performance at Bloomington club The Bluebird then mixed down by Aaron at Traicoff's Renegade Studio.
ONE WAY OUT appeared in a wide range of publications including Option, High Times, MaximumRockNRoll, Fizz, Popwatch, Cake, Sound Affects, EYE, BAM!, Different Beat and others. ONE WAY OUT was described by John Barge (The Panics, Walking Ruins) in BC Magazine as “ambitious, soulful, paranoid, and analytical…fascinating…a compelling piece of work”; Jack Rabid at The Big Takeover wrote that ONE WAY OUT boasted “wired playing, hooks, and above-average lyrics…not bad at all”; Magnet’s Bill Meyer simply stated, “the band’s exceptional”; while Flipside raved “One listen to this disc and I was sold…this disc sounds great…more than I could ask for!”
Daisy Glaze recordings can be heard online at Musical Family Tree, an excellent site dedicated to preserving the history and legacy of Indiana music.
Aaron's second musical project was the duo November Fifth with fellow multi-instrumentalist Derek Ransom along with contributions from other friends such as Pat King and Colin King. During its existence, November Fifth issued a cassette titled Deuteronomy featuring several Poehler/Ransom compositions taped on Aaron's Vestax cassette 4-track recorder. Deuteronomy was primarily distributed around high school hallways, but the label name Aaron created for the cassette, Family Scam Records, has been used on all of Aaron's subsequent recordings.
Aaron's first band was a teenage punk band named Generic Caviar formed with vocalist Cole Ocean, drummer Joe Laskowski, and bassist Matt Homan. The band was best known for writing a song called "SWCS Sux" (lyrics by the group, music by Aaron) about the high school all the members attended, making crude recordings on a Radio Shack portable cassette recorder, and selling dubbed cassettes titled Look At The Shoes On That Fool (title stolen from Ty Templeton's Stig's Inferno comic book) around school hallways. The tape featured two versions of "SWCS Sux" along with Aaron's first full solo-penned song "Parody Of Life" and a version of the Sex Pistols' "Anarchy In The U.K.".