DC Punk Archive Presents: Harry and the Potters

Woodridge Library

DC Punk Archive Presents: Harry and the Potters

Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Join Woodridge and the DC Punk Archive for special guests Harry and the Potters! They'll be playing all your favorite wizard-themed songs, including tracks from their new album Lumos. Get your wands ready for this FREE, all ages event!


The show will take place inside, in the Children's Area. Music can be enjoyed from all levels of the library, as we have a very open floor plan. Those wishing for a quieter library experience during the concert may consider visiting one of our other wonderful branches during this time.

Next up: Back to the Rooftop with Taciturn + TBA, 
Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m.

Bio
Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. They play songs exclusively about the Harry Potter books. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs.
 
Since 2002, Harry and the Potters have performed over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements and all ages venues all over the world. Their high-energy live show has become legendary. Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, "the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America… The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.”
 
Inspired by equal parts Fugazi and They Might Be Giants, Bruce Springsteen and Negativland, the band continues to occupy a bizarre niche that brings their DIY punk ethos to the fandom of a mainstream cultural phenomena. Their commitment to playing all ages shows has meant extensive touring in unconventional spaces like libraries (where a large number of teens and pre-teens undoubtedly saw their first concert ever). As fandom and convention culture has gone mainstream  – and in the process become increasingly corporatized – over the past decade, it feels refreshing to see a free Harry and the Potters show at the local library.
 
The band helped co-found the pioneering fan activist organization The Harry Potter Alliance and were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards. With their annual Yule Balls (2005-present) and the Wizard Rock EP Club (which released albums from over 30 different wizard rock bands between 2007-2009), the band has raised over $100,000 for the Harry Potter Alliance and other literature-related charities.
 
In 2019, they will release Lumos, their first full-length album in over a decade, and will embark on an extensive summer tour of libraries across the United States.
 

Add to Calendar 20-08-2019 18:30:00 20-08-2019 19:30:00 DC Punk Archive Presents: Harry and the Potters Join Woodridge and the DC Punk Archive for special guests Harry and the Potters! They'll be playing all your favorite wizard-themed songs, including tracks from their new album Lumos. Get your wands ready for this FREE, all ages event! The show will take place inside, in the Children's Area. Music can be enjoyed from all levels of the library, as we have a very open floor plan. Those wishing for a quieter library experience during the concert may consider visiting one of our other wonderful branches during this time. Next up: Back to the Rooftop with Taciturn + TBA, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Bio Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band. They play songs exclusively about the Harry Potter books. The band consists of brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge. They grew up in a suburban Boston house that has a cupboard under the stairs.   Since 2002, Harry and the Potters have performed over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements and all ages venues all over the world. Their high-energy live show has become legendary. Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, "the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America… The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.”   Inspired by equal parts Fugazi and They Might Be Giants, Bruce Springsteen and Negativland, the band continues to occupy a bizarre niche that brings their DIY punk ethos to the fandom of a mainstream cultural phenomena. Their commitment to playing all ages shows has meant extensive touring in unconventional spaces like libraries (where a large number of teens and pre-teens undoubtedly saw their first concert ever). As fandom and convention culture has gone mainstream  – and in the process become increasingly corporatized – over the past decade, it feels refreshing to see a free Harry and the Potters show at the local library.   The band helped co-found the pioneering fan activist organization The Harry Potter Alliance and were profiled in the 2008 documentary We Are Wizards. With their annual Yule Balls (2005-present) and the Wizard Rock EP Club (which released albums from over 30 different wizard rock bands between 2007-2009), the band has raised over $100,000 for the Harry Potter Alliance and other literature-related charities.   In 2019, they will release Lumos, their first full-length album in over a decade, and will embark on an extensive summer tour of libraries across the United States.   false DD/MM/YYYY