Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Review: The Whomping Willows
What in the name of Voldemort is going on? I was transported to a bizarre world ruled by happy nerds yesterday.
The Whomping Willows and The Remus Lupins participated in a "PotterCast" at Johnson County's Central Resource Library.
While I genuinely like the Harry Potter books and movies, I attended out of morbid curiosity. I received plenty of dirty looks, consequently, when I guffawed at some of the absurd rituals on display. In a pre-show trivia contest, for instance, contestants identified themselves by their "wizard names" and their "house." I also freaked out when a girl won a prize by reciting the full name of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore.
I was ultimately charmed, however, by the sweet innocence exhibited by the audience of about 150. The music? Not so much. The Whomping Willows sounded like a cross between Jonathan Richman and Mitchel Musso. Decide for yourself- here's a self-referential video. I didn't stick around for the Remus Lupins.
Kansas City Click: Am I man enough to experience Sunn O))) tonight at the Riot Room?
(Original image of autographed shirt by There Stands the Glass.)