Harry and the Potters' 9th Annual Yule Ball
The Whomping Willows, Tonks and the Aurors, The Swedish Shortsnouts (from Sweden!), Jocelyn Mackenzie
Saturday · December 15, 2018
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pmThe Bell House
This event is all ages
Front Bar opens at 4pm
$5 from each ticket benefits the Harry Potter Alliance (thehpalliance.org)https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1771663/
What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the space-time continuum? The answer is Harry and the Potters.
Since 2002, brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge (Harry Potter, Year 7 and Year 4 respectively) have released 3 full length albums and played over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, backyards and pizza places all over the world. Their high-energy live show has been legend for over a decade since Pitchfork placed the band in 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.”
They are hailed as the founders of the wizard rock, a sub-genre of music boasting nearly 1000 bands playing songs about the Harry Potter books. In 2005, they co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit organization that has pioneered fan activism, and the band was profiled in the 2008 documentary, We Are Wizards. They also appear on a Trivial Pursuit card in Sweden.
Best known as the singing drummer from indie-pop trio Pearl and the Beard (2007-2015), Mackenzie and bandmates Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Lloyd-Styles created a unique, infectious blend of folk and pop music infused with lucious harmonies, deep joy, and genuine meaning. The band recorded six albums and has an extensive touring history across the US, UK and Canada with such noteworthy artists as Ani DiFranco, Neko Case, Bastille, Iron & Wine, Ingrid Michaelson, Lucius, Dar Williams, You Won't, Lady Lamb, David Wax Museum, Sharon Van Etten, and more.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215