A buddy, thanks Brendan!, sent me a link to a cool blog called South Bend Power 90s documenting, as the title might suggest, bands from the 90s who also happened to live in South Bend/Notre Dame.
I was briefly part of the South Bend scene (89-92ish) and know some of these bands. In particular check out Brian, Colin and Vince, still one of my favorite Indiana bands, ever. Brian Muller was, and hopefull still is, an amazing songwriter. Also check out Victoria's Real Secret who went on to achieve some fame later as Sweep The Leg Johnny after some members moved to Chicago. Another band of note was Chisel featuring Ted Leo that later moved to DC and had a good deal of success before Ted went "solo" and now heads up one the better current Indie rock bands- Ted Leo and the Pharmacists.
Check it out!