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Gothic Archies

12. July 2010

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Gothic Archies

Wouldn’t it be neat if JK Rowling was a musician that collaborated with a wizard rock band? Wouldn’t it be even neater if she played the accordion? Well fans of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events get just that via Daniel Handler’s participation in the Gothic Archies.

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Muggle Music Monday- it’s a Fugazi!

28. June 2010

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Muggle Music Monday- it’s a Fugazi!

On this week's Muggle Music Monday, we're going to take a look at a band who's been highly influential on the entire wizard rock genre - FUGAZI! Fugazi was formed in the mid-1980's by Ian MacKaye, former vocalist of the DC hardcore band Minor Threat. A few years after that influential group disbanded, Ian had worked his way through a couple of other projects before starting what would soon become Fugazi. After some rehearsals and personnel changes, the lineup was solidified with Joe Lally (bass), along with Brendan Canty (drums) and Guy Picciotto (guitar and vocals). Brendan and Guy had previously been bandmates in Rites of Spring, THE band that started the whole "emo" movement (this was back when emo meant wearing your heart on your sleeve and leaving it all onstage, not mascara and Hot Topic).

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Watchout! There’s Ghosts this #MuggleMusicMonday

21. June 2010

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Watchout! There’s Ghosts this #MuggleMusicMonday

Note: Okay, so I just wrote out almost this entire post when my page decided to refresh itself and lose everything. So I apologize if some of what you read here is trite, boring, or forced. I swear it sounded great the first time ’round! You know what I absolutely love about #MuggleMusicMonday? It affords […]

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Muggle Music Monday with Ingrid Michaelson

14. June 2010

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Every June in Pittsburgh, we have the Three Rivers Arts Fest, 10 days of artists selling their wares, juried art exhibits, fair food, and free concerts. I spent Thursday night there, listening to Ingrid Michaelson. While her show wasn’t the greatest (with its forced banter and opening with a folk-y version of ‘Poker Face’) her […]

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#MuggleMusicMonday says Stay Positive with The Hold Steady

31. May 2010

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If sing along songs are your scriptures, (and in wizard rock, what song isn’t a sing along song?) then the Hold Steady is a band that you should definitely spend some time with. There’s actually a fair chance you’ve already heard one of their songs, DatM‘s Brian Ross covers ‘Your Little Hoodrat Friend’ every once […]

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Get Sweet this #WrockWednesday…

26. May 2010

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Get Sweet this #WrockWednesday…

…with the Sweetwater All-Stars! Now this is a band that I have enjoyed getting to know over the past year. Not only does the band consist of a fantastic and extremely fun individual, but this self-same individual is currently writing her Master’s Thesis on Wizard Rock! Whaaaaaaat!? So entirely rad, am I right? I’m pretty […]

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Rocking the Classics for #MuggleMusicMonday

24. May 2010

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Rocking the Classics for #MuggleMusicMonday

For today’s triumphant return of #MuggleMusicMonday, I would like to send you all the way of Bonnie Tyler. Now, for those of you who were at LeakyCon with me, you may recall a specific song being played twice in a row at midnight hour on Mr. Carpenter’s birthday. That song, my friends, was ‘Total Eclipse […]

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Muggle Music Monday: A Musical Education?

17. May 2010

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Muggle Music Monday: A Musical Education?

I know not everyone has had the same musical experiences, so this week’s Muggle Music Monday is about a band that I need to make sure everyone knows about – the Ramones! I’m pretty sure most of you do know a Ramones song, though. The Whomping Willows’ ‘Ginny is a Punk Rocker’ is actually a […]

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#MuggleMusicMonday with Freezepop!

8. March 2010

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#MuggleMusicMonday with Freezepop!

This Muggle Music Monday features Freezepop, who I discovered when they opened for Cibo Matto at a show in Boston. About a year later, one of my biggest regrets was not buying their CD when I saw them, because I couldn’t find it anywhere. I eventually found the CD. Fast forward a few years, and […]

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Woah! It’s #MuggleMusicMonday!

1. March 2010

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Woah! It’s #MuggleMusicMonday!

I know it’s been a while, but today we’re bringing #MuggleMusicMonday back in style! I’m going to tell you a little bit about the Muggle band that a couple of very talented Wizard Rockers are a part of. You may be familiar with their Wrock music if you have ever listened to the wonders of […]

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