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Rock band plays only 'Harry Potter' songs, makes Vegas stop on tour of libraries across US

Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 14:07:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A rock band that exclusively plays songs about the Harry Potter books is making a stop in Las Vegas Thursday on their tour across the U.S.

Harry and the Potters have been around since 2002 playing shows all over the world.

The band is made up of two brothers, Joe and Paul DeGeorge, who make a point to say they grew up in a suburban Boston house with a cupboard under the stairs.

“I thought it would be cool if Harry started his own scrappy punk rock band,” Paul DeGeorge told Rolling Stone in a interview last year.

The wizard rock duo is inspired by Fugazi, They Might Be Giants, Bruce Springsteen and Negativland. They are committed to playing all-ages shows, which often leads to unusual show locations on tour — like libraries.

Then again, the library seems like the perfect place to catch a band named after one of the greatest book series of all times.

Pitchfork placed the band on their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, “the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America… The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.”

Their 2019 album “Lumos” is available to purchase here, and available for streaming on Apple Music and Spotify. For upcoming tour dates and locations visit HarryAndThePotters.com.

You can catch Harry and the Potters in Las Vegas on August 1 at 6 p.m. at the Clark County Library on 1401 Flamingo Road.