The Subjects - Their MySpace line says 'Like Nickelback, but less ballsy' but don't let that fool you. Clap-along, dance-along, bop your head indie rock pop. They open for one of my current favorites, Bad Veins, at Empty Bottle in October.
Beak> - Instrumental, arty, fuzzy. Remind me of Tortoise in that way.
Andrew Belle - Singer/songwriter and part-time Chicagoan who's played a weekly gig at Rockit (don't judge). Heartfelt pop that is perfect for television drama, having already had a song appear in 90210. Sounding eerily similar to The Fray, I may tire of him as quickly as I did of Grey's Anatomy, but he's worth checking out. And if you live in Chicago, you have no excuse: 10/4 @ Schubas, 10/13 @ SPACE, 11/6 @ Uncommon Ground, even Whole Foods on 9/5.