June 10, 2007
Wizard RockSo I was watching MTV2 or something last weekend and heard the latest harbinger of the apocalypse. They had a little piece about Wizard Rock. These are bands with names like Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys (and presumably Ron and the Weasleys, Hermione and the Grangers, etc), the Whomping Willows, the Parselmouths, etc. Evidently they really get into it, and typically write songs from the point of view of the character that inspired the band's name.
You can search the web as well as I can, but here is a MTV article about the phenomenon. There is also a website myspace page that links to a whole bunch of other groups, including (I can't resist!) The Leaky Cauldrons, Dobby and the House Elves, The Prisoners of Azkaban, and The Quidditch Pitch Incident (which is actually funny).
I suppose it's not particularly different from Nerdcore Hip-Hop. In fact some of the bands performed at a fan convention in May, according to Wikipedia (so it's at least 60-40 that it actually happened), just like the Nerdcore show I went to after PAX last August. Except of course Nerdcore is cool, and Wizard Rock is...ummm...well, whatever.
Posted by AdamBa at June 10, 2007 03:37 PM
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