The San Jose Scene: 187 Calm
Mike Bruce on Guitar & vocals, Ted Kamp on drums, and Jodi Durst on bass and intimidation. Background music for a knifing in a dark alley. After this demo, they put out two albums, a self-titled in 1995, and “Thirteen Degrees Warmer” in ‘98. I have the first, and it’s darker and more atmospheric than the demo; I haven’t heard the second album. There’s a myspace page, with a few samples.
Mike is now fronting the excellent Machete Revival, which sounds like later 187 Calm. Ted is a home loan specialist, and has been playing most recently in a blues band, though he tells me he just started playing with Jodi again. Neither of them has a copy of the demo, and they’re excited to hear it again.