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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Crazy Little Thing - meet Baltimore's Gary B & the Notions!

The Baltimore independent rock scene is alive and well, thank you. It wasn't that long ago I pointed out that there were some stirring from Maryland. I introduced you that day to The Frenemies - a great Baltimore outfit with a truly unique sound. Today I follow it up with something just as good - and perhaps even more special....

ARTIST OF THE DAY

Meet Gary B & the Notions

Gary Barrett Jr - sans the Notions

In the song Lori, Gary Barrett asks, "What's in a Name?" I would suggest a great deal - especially when you have a great name like Gary B and the Notions. GB&TN are an indie rock and power pop outfit in Baltimore. They are responsible for the release of You Get those Crazy Notions! - one of the best new indie releases to come across my desk. Sounding a bit like a cross between Elvis Costello and Ted Leo, the band have much to celebrate these days. Their sound is dynamic and the songs, real.


THE NEW ALBUM RELEASE

GET THOSE CRAZY NOTIONS!

Barrett is no new face to the Baltimore indie scene. Over the last six years under the stage name Your Imaginary Friend, he’s given hundreds of solo performances peppered with opening slots for Sufjan Stevens, the Hold Steady, Of Montreal, Dismemberment Plan, and The Mountain Goats, as well as his favorite songwriter, Franklin Bruno.

Gary B & The Notions - Lori

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Gary B &The Notions on Myspace

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