I’m off to hit Great American Music Hall at 9pm for the opening act Mirabelle Phoenix play at tonight’s Gram Parson tribute. I saw their show at Hemlock on Tuesday, it was awesome, if you are a fan of Gram or rock/country from the late 60’s and early 70’s this is the show for you.
After that, I’m headed to Bottom of the Hill, for what my be the coolest show ever.
The Unlimited Enthusiasm Expo ’08 aka camp Jump & Yell for Boys And Girls and Wizards
Harry And The Potters
Harry and the Potters sing songs about the plight of being a young wizard, and have primarily toured libraries for the past 4 years. Harry and the Potters have godfathered an entire genre of music known as wizard rock populated by over 500 DIY bands, all performing songs about the Harry Potter book series.
Math, the Band
Math the Band sings songs about the water cycle while doing aerobics. Math the Band performs so hard that he throws up after every show.
Uncle Monsterface sings songs about wearing capes as accompanied by sock puppets and giant monsters. Uncle Monsterface does a sock puppet rock band cover of Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’.
Harry and the Potters, Math the Band, and Uncle Monsterface each have way too much fun at their rock shows. Sharing a love for going completely bananas on stage and for doing everything themselves, the three groups decided to set up a traveling summer camp, circus, and indie rock tour – The Unlimited Enthusiasm Expo (UEE), 2008.
Giant monsters, huge video projections, inflatable monkeys, camp fires and circus tents combine with songs about wizards, dancing sock puppets, and furious rock and roll aerobics to bring the nation a much-needed dose of insane fun.
The Unlimited Enthusiasm Summer Tour is an attempt to present new ideas about what a rock show and tour can be. With an intense focus on a Do-It-Yourself ethic, audience participation, and a completely open and welcoming mindset, expect a show filled with kids and adults, parents and teenagers, all collectively enjoying themselves in an outpouring of geeky summer fun. A participatory concert, volunteers from the local community and fan base will be on-hand at each show to mix Kool-aid and make PB & Js, hang decorations and blow up balloons, register voters (with Wizard Rock the Vote in attendance) and play Nintendo or dance on stage with us. There will be name-tags! There will be bubbles! This is a home-made summer tour where anything is possible and the power of rock and roll can, and will, change our lives. Get ready to jump and yell.
Ok, that was a lot to take in. A rock band with not one but TWO Harry Potters. A band that does aerobics while performing and then sock puppet rock. Breathe…deep breath…if you can’t see them tonight, they will be performing AGAIN at Bottom of the Hill on Saturday afternoon at 1pm.
Look at that…are you gonna miss that…no you’re not. See you there.