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Friday To-Do: Notion CD release

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Shaun Hartman.

NOTION
9 p.m., Underground Pub. $10.

The members of Notion believe in the band's sophomore release, “The Peak,” something fierce. They're counting on the strength of their songs, performed live on Friday, to create such an impression on those in the audience that not only will they buy a copy of the album, they'll turn evangelical about it, taking to the streets, preaching the gospel of Notion to strangers. Or at least that's what I'm guessing based on the band's promise to cover beer for everyone in attendance during its set. It might not be too much of a stretch. Particularly for fans of self-titled debuts. Like that album, “The Peak” finds the band — that's Sean Lyndsey (drums, vocals), Noel Moniot (guitar, vocals), Brian Wolverton (bass, vocals), Shaun Hartman (guitar, lead vocals) — not sitting still, stylistically, for very long. Here a blazing modern rocker, there a pop anthem. Hell, there's even some Bootsy-style bass lines in the mix. All gets grounded by lead singer Hartman's big rock 'n' roll vocals. Think Jeff Buckley with more oomph. Popular local acts Flash Larue and Four on the Floor open to what's sure to be a packed house.

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