» What is this site?
WizardRock.org is the premier information site for the genre of music known as wizard rock, as well as a place for fans and musicians alike to gather. We would like to say that we are the first Wizard Rock site but sadly our friend Tess from realwizardrock.com beat us to it, so we’ll settle for the premier Wizard Rock site.
» What is Wizard Rock?
Wizard Rock is a genre of music inspired by the works of J.K. Rowling, author of the popular Harry Potter book series. The first known wizard rock band was Harry and the Potters, founded by brothers Joe and Paul DeGeorge after all the bands intending to come to a backyard rock show Joe was organizing canceled. The brothers quickly wrote a bunch of songs to perform for the audience, and wizard rock was born.
Since then, many other wizard rock bands have formed. Many, like Harry and the Potters, are named for a specific character and sing songs from their point of view. Many also dress up like the character for performances.
Matt of The Whomping Willows put it best:
There are no BAD Wizard Rock bands. Half of these bands are just kids f*cking around with garage band or whatever free program they can get their hands on. Half of these bands are populated by kids who are just learning to play an instrument and record music. The beauty of Wizard Rock is that for many of the bands, it’s nothing more than a LEARNING EXPERIENCE. We, as the elder statespeople of Wizard Rock, should not be encouraging young people to worry about categorization and public image. We should be encouraging them to HAVE FUN.
» How can I know when there’s new news?
The simple way is to keep checking the site. However, there are a number of cool ways to keep track of wizard rock.
Those with FeedBurner accounts can subscribe to us. If you use another aggregator, such as the Thunderbird news reader, the Raggregator widget for Opera, or Bloglines, you can subscribe to the feed. Also, we’re syndicated at LiveJournal, so if you’ve got an account, you can add our syndicated feed.
» I have a wizard rock band! How can I get on here?
We’d love to hear from you! Just drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be sure to put up your stuff. We looooooooove mail!
How does this all work?
We are not journalists, neither of claim to be journalists and have no experience in journalism (I know that is not what you want to here from people who post news). We try to be professional but we honestly don’t know exactly how. We get most of the news form MySpace bulletins. If you are a wizard rock band and you want us to post news about you, please sign up to be our friend here, (this started off as Nefret’s personal page but started to use it for networking and is too stubborn to get one for the site).
» Who are you people, anyway?
Just ordinary average fans, really. But if you want to know more about us, read our profiles:
- Rocky (Spokesdragon)
- Nefret (Webmistress, News)
- Ling (Technical, Design)
- Ashe (Journalism, Mascot Designer)
- Bart (Bio Writer, Reporter)