By a fortuitous turn of events I happened to stumble into a local band with huge potential. Bottle of Justus has a great rock sound. I'm not into the music scene enough to know exactly what category they fall into, but they are a great middle of the road kind of sound that just about anyone can really love.
Amazingly they have been around for quite a while. I've listened to 3 of their albums already and they are great. Stop by their MySpace page and listen to their most recent songs. You'll probably love it.