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Third Annual Wizard Rock Concert Scheduled for Midwest City Library

What is “wrock”? 

If you don’t know, you must be an incurable muggle.

“’Wrock’ is the official name for wizard rock,” said Metropolitan Library System Young Adult Services Coordinator Emily Williams.  “And wizard rock is rock music that has been inspired by the Harry Potter books and movies.”

Perhaps the premiere wizard rock band is the Remus Lupins, and they, along with the Whomping Willows, Justin Finch-Fletchley, and The Moaning Myrtles will be rocking the house down at the Midwest City Library on Tuesday, June 9, from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

“This will be MLS’ third annual summer wizard rock show,” Williams added, “and, if I do say so myself, it will be simply the best night of wrock Oklahoma has ever seen.  We’re saying hello to summer with a school’s-out wrock-a-palooza, all ages event.”

The Remus Lupins, named for Harry’s Defense Against the Dark Arts instructor in book three of the series, came into existence when band founder Alex Carpenter looked at the titles on his bookshelf and held his guitar at the same time. Suddenly, songs about Harry and his magical world just started pouring out of him. 

            “The concept caught on,” Williams said, “and as we’ve been telling people for three years now, even Voldemort can’t stop the rock.”

Call the Midwest City Library at 732-4828 for more information.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.