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10 real-life ways muggles can experience Harry Potter

By: Laura Moss on Nov. 19, 2010, 12:40 p.m.
Harry and the Potters

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Turn up the wizard rock

Tired of listening to muggle music, but your radio won't pick up the Wizarding Wireless Network? What you need is wizard rock. It may be a niche genre, but there are more than 500 wizard rock bands in existence today. From The Whomping Willows to The Remus Lupins, the bands pay homage to Rowling's characters with their Harry Potter-inspired lyrics and their unique magical sound.

Brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge pioneered wizard rock when they formed their punk rock group, Harry and the Potters, in 2002. The band has released multiple albums containing such songs as "Save Ginny Weasley," "Follow the Spiders" and "My Teacher is a Werewolf." Looking for something a little darker? The music may have a bluegrass sound, but Draco & The Malfoys' lyrics are all Slytherin in songs like "Hippogriffs Deserve to Die" and "I Couldn't Kill Albus Dumbledore." There's even an annual wizard rock festival of sorts known as Wrockstock.