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I Am Spoonbender
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Mesa
New Real People
Northern
Joby Purucker
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Silo
Christopher Lee Simmonds
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VS THE SUCT
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Water for the Pool
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Bryan Charles, Author
Darrin Doyle, Author
Joel Wick / HITW
Faultline Productions
Leppotone Electrical Recordings
the Venues
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Doug Garnett's Amalgamate comp
Jim Cherry writes
Club Soda Calendars (02/14/09)
Harveys the Movie (07/24/07)
As I remember it - Jeff Till (5/24/07)
Education of a Metal Band - Dan Roe (4/01/07)
John Henry against the machine


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Overman (1991 - 1992, 2003)


The three-peice, pop-punk trio OVERMAN were formed in 1990 and debuted at a self-thrown New Years Eve party at the EAT house on Academy Street. They publicly debuted the next night at Club Soda. Overman was formed by bassist/songwriter/singer Jef Till and drummer Craig Verity after they disbanded the short-lived and unpopular band CRY. Jeff and Craig found guitarist Matt Sahlgren while being drunk and funny at an FAQ state theatre show.

The music style was melodic punk rock, later moving to a more quirky style as the band matured. Through their breif showing, they played a couple dozen shows around the state (mostly in Kalamazoo), wrote and performed 28 songs, played a couple out of state dates with FAQ, and had the priveledge of opening for NOMEANSNO, the bands' favorite band at the time. Overman also were the first band within the clique to play Harvey's on the Mall and Missiah's working man's saloon.

Overman's only recording effort was a nine-song demo tape that was self released, DIY-style by dubbing tapes. About 18 songs total were recorded and Dano's semi-pro studio. Remarkably, over 200 copies sold. Jeff Till released a longer version of the demo (available below) in 2003, updating the previously poorly recorded guitar tone and poor vocal performance.

Overman broke up in early 1992 to form the much more quirky and technical Screwtape.



  • Jef Till, Bass and vocals
  • Craig Verity, Drums
  • Matt Sahlgren, Guitar


  • Jeff and Craig were previously in Common Ground (one show) and Cry (1990)
  • Jeff and Craig went on to form Screwtape MCMXVII (1992-1993)
  • Matt later formed Monster Zero (1995?) and the Rural Electrification Act (2003?)
  • Jeff went to TASM Lab (1993 - present), and Hudson Debacle (2000-2003)
  • Craig joined Miles Before (2007)




OVERMAN REDUX 2003

  1. Overboy
  2. Grow
  3. Scaredy Cat
  4. Iíll Go Alone
  5. Free Delivery
  6. Thanksgiving Day
  7. Funny
  8. Out of the Way
  9. Spider Eggs
  10. Tomorrow
  11. I Donít Need You
  12. Overman
  13. Love/Sex Relationship
  14. Every Word
  15. Party Favor
  16. Shame
  17. Keep Your Voices Down
  18. Jokes Over
  19. Overandout

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