I wasn't really sure if I should put her in this genre, but I think she's alternative enough. I got to see Aimee Mann in Lowell, Mass, this past weekend. She put on a really good show, here's a review of it: Aimee Mann engages fans in Lowell She, and her backup band, are definitely talented.
Yeah I managed to catch her recently and shes wicked fun! just someone who loves doing what she does its so great to see!