Tuesday, August 9
Mr. Night doesn't really care for Harry Potter. It's nothing personal; it's just that Potter seems like such a chump. Harry and the Potters, however, stone cold rock. Brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge have taken key elements of the Potter world and set them to music, creating songs such as "Stick It to Dolores" and "The Human Hosepipe." Straddling the line between proto-surf and indie rock, the brothers craft catchy songs that have no deeper meaning (at least to Mr. Night, who remains wholly ignorant of the Potter Mythos) other than their own catchiness. "Save Ginny Weasley," for instance, is a definite "lighter in the air"-type pop song that could have been written by Jonathan Richman circa the Modern Lovers. Good stuff, indeed, even if it is inspired by that twitty wizard. Harry and the Potters rock the Carpenter Branch of the St. Louis Public Library (3309 South Grand Boulevard) at 3 p.m., and then they roll through the Schlafly Branch (225 North Euclid Avenue) at 7 p.m. Both shows are free, and more information can be had by calling 314-839-0380.