As we gear up for the release, sniffle, sniffle, of book 7 in the Harry Potter universe and try to find time to go see movie number 5, we figure why not take the time to cover our bases with a little Harry Potter themed music.
If we’re talking wizard rock, there’s really only one band you need to know about and that’s Harry and the Potters. They’re from Boston and if you’re in the area on July 20, it will be well worth your time to trek over to Harvard Square, when the hotspot will be renamed Hogwarts Square for the day, leading up to the midnight release of book 7.
The odd thing is that despite all their lyrics being about saving Ginny Weasley, Phoenix tears, giant trolls, Quiditch tournaments, etc. the band writes some dope melodies. You’ll be instantly reminded of There is Nothing Wrong With Love-era Built to Spill. Like I said, it’s a dope indie rock sound, with a geekish twist. In about two years, Harry and the Potters have gone from playing basement college shows to drawing tens of thousands of people at Harvard Square. Not too shabby.
And you can bet your moneymaker that we’ll be there. They are also expecting something like 10,000-20,000 people to jam in Harvard Square that day, no doubt dressed up as their favorite characters. It’s gonna be bomb or magic wand or whatever the heck the wizards slang is these days.
In the meantime, check out this great article in the Washington Post about the entire Wizard Rock scene. Who knew there was actually a scene built up around the Harry Potter Universe. That’s just nuts.
Check out more of their tunes over at Virb. Or just feel free to download these two.