Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Harry & The Potters @ Rock City (Basement)

Now i'm guessing you're thinking "Harry & The Potters...they're just a novelty band" and i'd agree with you. The novelty comes from them not only dressing up as Mr Potter and singing songs about the stories from the biggest franchise this side of Starbucks but they actually both perform as Harry too, one from the fourth year and one from the 7th year. At times it all seems a bit tongue-in-cheek but the detail and energy that went into their performance was extremely endearing, to the point where i probably cared more about those two Harrys than i ever could about Daniel Radcliffe's portrayal. Backed by "Bill Weasley" on drums, the two Potters, one on guitar, one on keyboard, ripped through a set of hugely entertaining numbers about saving Hogwarts, magical books and wizard chess with enthusiasm and boundless energy. It probably helps that i'm a fan of the books, as there's alot of in-jokes and details from the series in the lyrics that might not be as amusing to a non-Potter reader - although each song is so short, you're never gonna get bored - but they all added to a really enjoyable set. The atmosphere in the venue was one of euphoric nerdiness throughout of the set, which end with a rant about giving it to the man, those greedy, loveless people who hand out with Voldemort. And thats type of gig it was, always on the edge of a huge joke but staying on the right side of it. Most novelty bands are to be laugh at but that night i was laughing with Harry & The Potters.

Harry & The Potters - Save Ginny Weasley
Harry & The Potters - This Book Is So Awesome
Harry & The Potters - Voldemort Can't Stop The Rock

There's more photos of this gig at my flickr


At 4:17 AM , Anonymous Neb said...

did they play this book is so awesome and was the weasley ginger?

new harry potter book = more harry and the potters songs hopefully!

At 5:24 AM , Blogger Tim said...

this book is so awesome was awesome, not sure about was the weasley ginger, but it was such a fun gig

At 8:18 AM , Anonymous Tyler said...

Seeing these guys in Philly in July, can't wait. Thanks so much for the songs


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