Here is a list of some of the fuel that is driving development right now:
Grand Ole Party
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
The Presidents of the United States of America
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Led Zeppelin (You don't need a link)
Nine Inch Nails
We listen to a lot of KEXP.
Dave is listening to a Pandora station he created: Whiskey In The Jar
And I get to listen to a jackhammer outside my window every day until they have decided they had enough fun breaking up cement...