It really varies heavily for every member of the band, seriously, almost opposite! but I can answer for me:
From Momument To Masses – friends from the bay area, extrememly dope
Carcrashlander – label mate from portland, love the variety on his albums
Three Mile Pilot – used to be one of my favorites, and are now recording a new album
Alias – an anitcon artist that i recently discovered, ambient electronic music, makes a nice soundtrack for anything
Fugazi – the ultimate and greatest indie band ever, constantly evolving, always ahead of the curve.