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Voldemort Can't Stop The Rock

It’s common knowledge that if your school needs saving from evil sorcerers or savage beasties, Harry Potter is the dude to call. But who knew that the kid could ROCK?

Yesterday Mr. Zubby and I took a late lunch break and headed over to the library to catch the CD release party for Harry and the Potters. The two teenage brothers from Norwood (Harry Potter Year 4 and Harry Potter Year 7) played a full set of Hogwarts themed tunes with an indy rock flavor reminiscent of Noise Addict and Jonathan Richman. With their friend Ernie on drums, they tore up the Raab Auditorium with soon-to-be classics like “Valdemort Can’t Stop the Rock” and “Save Ginny Weasley”. The audience (mostly 14 to 16 year old girls) couldn’t get enough of the raw power kicked out by these teen rock wizards. If you missed their show, you can catch them again in August at the Middle East in Cambridge. Not in Boston? Maybe you’ll be able to check them out during their summer tour. They’ll be fighting the dark arts at libraries and community centers around the country during July and August. You can also check out either of their two CDs, available on their website.

So are they actually any good? Well… they ain’t bad. They have a sense of humor about what they’re doing without cruelly mocking J.K. Rowling’s books. What I find most interesting is the way Harry and the Potters have found a niche market in the libraries of America, and turned it into an actual nationwide tour during their summer vacation. They travel, they bring the rock, and they promote summer reading programs. And from what I could see, they were cleaning up at the merch table… T-shirts, buttons, and CDs. Heck, I spent my lunch money on their latest disc. I'm a sucker for that old black magic.

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