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HARRY POTTER: Wizard Wrock

By Jackie Burrell
Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 3:47 pm in Movies.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Draco and the Malfoys, The Remus Lupins, 142 Staircases… These aren’t just references to Harry Potter, they’re wizard wrock bands. That’s right, wrock. JK Rowling’s famous Hogwarts tales may have come to an end two years ago, but the fan universe just continues to expand. “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” hits the silver screen this Wednesday, and legions of fans will congregate in San Francisco for Azkatraz, the first Bay Area Harry Potter convention, in just a few days. Meanwhile, more than 590 wizard wrock bands, ages 5 to 30-something, continue to rock out on a daily basis, composing lyrics about Severus Snape, ballads to Hermione Granger and odes to dementors.

Intrigued? Read more about the wizard wrock movement here. Then, because prose can’t really capture the sound of wizard wrock, listen to these guys perform. Hear The Remus Lupins sing “I Was a Teenage Werewolf” and “Loosen Your Tie” on MySpace. Or – personal favorites – Draco and the Malfoys’ snarky “My Dad is Rich”, and The Ginny Potter Revelation singing “Neville’s Song.”

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