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by Geoff Wilbur
I have uncovered many outstanding unsigned bands since I began my writing career. Every issue, I bring you up to date on the bands who I consider to be among the "best 5 to 10 percent" of the current unsigned crop -- bands who, in my opinion, are at the top of their genres. So here's an update on...
Kelley Kelley (Minneapolis, MN) won a Minnesota state video award for "Teardrops."
Love and War's (Youngstown, OH) CD is distributed in Japan and Scandanavia on Dream Disc International and receives European and West Coast U.S. catalog distribution via Sound Source.
Outcry (Loch Arbour, NJ) is receiving national distribution of its new disc by Schoolhouse. These East Lansing (Rick's) favorites are finalists in a Disc Makers contest and plan a fall college tour.
Saphire (Grand Rapids, MI) plans a move to Naples, Florida and a late summer CD release.
Tiles (Trenton, MI) just completed a European press tour for Dream Circle in support of its CD.
Tone Deaf Teens (Pearl City, HI) prove they're neither on their harmonious power pop/rock CD.
T.O. Joker (Toronto) impressed at The Rocker in Grand Rapids on a recent U.S. cover circuit tour.
Calabash (Cleveland, OH), The DT's (East Lansing, MI), Love and War, Red September (Detroit, MI), and Jayne Sachs (Dayton, OH) played Undercurrents '95 in Cleveland in May.