I went and saw a show last night with my girl Lisa (a.k.a. sister golden hair) and it was so so so refreshing. I feel like music in culture goes though these hiccups where it feels like there is just NOTHING new. No one is pushing the envelope. Even the people that are praised for pushing the envelope's music sounds like the other people that are praised for pushing the envelope's music.
The band is Black Joe Lewis (http://www.myspace.com/blackjoelewis). Hot hot hot. To me, this is what music should sound like, or at least it feels like what it should sound like for me right now.