Illiterate Light (Hburg) Experimental indie rock duo from the north end of town. Catchy and direct, weird and friendly. Listen for: Flaming Lips/Wilco/My Morning Jacket + the cloud of unknowing

Post Sixty Five (Cville) Alt Indie Rock from over Afton mountain. Bone chilling baritone imagery over dark, romantic guitar and rhythm; it swells and it grooves. Listen For: The National/Interpol + post rock dynamic shifts

Julia Pox (Hburg) Post rock/math rock quartet homegrown out of the basements on Old South High. Listen for: Tortoise + Richmond Math