Meet the duo behind the “Wizard Rock Group” Harry and the Potters

Meet the duo behind the “Wizard Rock Group” Harry and the Potters

Fifteen years ago, the creation of Harry and the Potters invented the wizard rock genre.   On June 18th, Harry and the Potters celebrated their 15th Bandiversary by playing at Mount Greylock, home to Ilvermorny, the North American school of magic. Founded in Norwood, Massachusetts by brothers Joe and Paul Degeorge, they have been performing as Harry Potter (from year four and year seven) since 2002. Since their first performance as a last-minute replacement band for a concert Joe advertised, they have played nearly 800 shows in libraries, NerdCons, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and pizza places all over the world. …

10 Bands You Never Knew Were Named After Novels

10 Bands You Never Knew Were Named After Novels

There’s nothing better than when two art forms come together. Multiple musicians were so inspired by books that they named their bands after the title or characters in the story. Here are ten of the most popular acts that were inspired by literature:   1. The Velvet Underground   Image Via ultimateclassicrock   The Lou Reed-fronted art-rock band took its name from the popular 1960s novel about masochism by Michael Leigh, The Velvet Underground.    2. Modest Mouse   Image Via NPR   Seattle rock band, Modest Mouse, took their name from a line in Virginia Woolf’s story Mark on the Wall. The …