A band that really stood out to me was a band called Saint Rich. You can access some of their stuff here: http://www.saintrich.com/
I think that the melodic sounds of their singer's voice paired with the simple rock nature of their instruments was a really wonderful pairing. They reminded me a lot of Augustana, a band I took a great liking to when I was in college.
Music has always been important to me. It played a huge part in my college life--my best friends were my band mates. I have great memories of playing different stages all over San Diego--of being in the limelight in the Gaslamp, and of playing music I loved with people I loved. I like going to live music events because it brings me back to those times on a really visceral level. I can feel it all over again. It was also cool that my former bass player was the one who took me! Way to