Here's a nice article courtesy of the Dayton City Paper on PWAH-favorite Cincinnati band Lions Rampant for their recent gig there.
I like that, a paper doing a show about an out of town regional band, in order to promote their show in town.
You would think that's not so revolutionary, but you'd be surprised. It rarely happens.
For the most part, a great unsigned out of town band will come to your town and you'd never know it.
Honestly, it's because most music critics don't know about good out of town bands, they only know about great bands in their own town.
Great out of town bands only luck out when they do a show with one of those great local bands the writers normally cover. So I'd say it's a 90 percent chance of being ignored.