Should you find yourself in the American Midwest in the next few weeks or on the eastern seaboard in the month of May, be sure to check out a book-themed indie rock band named Harry and the Potters. Want to know what their schtick is or what their songs are about? It’s probably exactly what you think. Formed in 2002, the band comprises two brothers, Paul and Joe DeGeorge, who write songs based on events in J.K. Rowling’s books. According to their website, “The idea is that the Harry Potter from Year 7 and the Harry Potter from Year 4 started a rock band.” Playing in “sheds … libraries, bookstores, basements, art galleries, theatres, hot dog jamborees, and living rooms,” the mop-haired band members normally take to the stage in Potteresque garb: grey V-neck sweaters over white shirts and ties with Hogwarts stripes.
Please note that, though In Other Media finds amusement in the presence of such a band, she does not necessarily endorse the music that they play.