If you haven't completely let go of the wasteland of broadcast radio and mainstream media for finding new music, do it now for your soul. If you like music, either as a musician or fan, do yourself a favor and become part of one of the many places that are both places to discover new artists and social communities to boot.
For now, take a listen to Kate Mac, a young singer songwriter from around these parts and now writing and playing wonderful music in Virginia. Her songs are compelling, literate and--the toughest part of this trifecta--catchy. She sings with the effortless command of a seasoned pro, which makes me hate her even more. Just kidding. Mostly. Anyway, please check her out and support independent artists.