Hometown: Baltimore

Current members: Kristofor Heath, bass and vocals; Gary Barrett Jr., guitar and lead vocals; Tim Sullivan, guitar; Paul Turowski, drums

Founded in: 2004

Style: indie rock and pop

Influenced by: XTC, Thin Lizzy, Television

Notable: The band plans to release its first album, Get Those Crazy Notions, next month. The title comes from lyrics to a Queen song, and the band's music has the same rollicking attitude as some Queen tunes.

Quotable: "We're not like heavy or political," Heath said. "It's pretty much fun music. I'd say lyrically it's kind of playful and nostalgic."

The band: myspace.com/garybandthenotions



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