Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wizards in the news

Wowee, lots of press coverage for The Witching Hour this week! We were in our college's newspaper not once, not twice, not thrice, but FOUR TIMES! It's almost like people know who we are, crazy~~

First, we were interviewed in an article about our radio station, KWCW, and its involvement in the Walla Walla community. Second, we were voted the most-listened-to program on KWCW! (Thanks, listeners, for voting!) Third, we were featured as the KWCW show of the week in the A&E section, and mentioned along with HATP in the Pio Picks, a list of must-do events for the upcoming weekend.

Of course, much of this coverage has to do with Saturday's HARRY AND THE POTTERS show, but we'll take what we can get.

So pick up a Whitman Pioneer today on campus, or visit their website to read all about us!

Here are the links:

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Harry and the Potters THIS SATURDAY

That's right, listeners! The moment is very nearly here. Harry and the Potters will be at Whitman this coming weekend.

WHO: Harry and the Potters, of course!
WHAT: Wizard rock
WHERE: Reid Coffeehouse
WHEN: Saturday October 29, 9 pm
WHY: Magic~*~*~*

Saturday, October 22, 2011

angst of a phoenix

Another week, another podcast. And this week Sara and Claire cover all the angsty-est topics that ever were whined about.

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Angst of a Phoenix

"Angsty Wizard Summer" by Bella's Love
"Emo Guy" by the Moaning Myrtles
"Keeping Secrets From Me" by Harry and the Potters
"End of an Era" by Oliver Boyd & the Rememberalls
"Teenage Werewolf" by the Remus Lupins
"Seasonal Depression" by the Whomping Willows
"These Dreams are Dark" by Harry and the Potters
"Helena's Story" by the Butterbeer Experience
"I Couldn't Kill Albus Dumbledore" by Draco and the Malfoys
"The Year Harry Went Emo" by Peeved
"Bridge to the Other Side" by Oliver Boyd & the Rememberalls
"Old Enough to Die" by Ministry of Magic
"Don't Throw that Book" by the Moaning Myrtles
"I Miss You" by the Purebloods
"For Those Who Are Desperate, For Those Who Are Lost, For Those Who Have Acne" by Bella's Love
"Ode to Lav-Lav" by Roonil Wazlib
"Lavender's Lament" by the Bezoar Project
"Fawkes' Lament" by Talons & Tea Leaves
"The Dark Lord Lament" by Harry and the Potters
"Dean Don't Push Me" by Ginny and the Weasleys
"Occlumency Lessons" by the Misuse of Muggle Artifacts Office
"The Blood of a Prince" by Harry and the Potters
"Lily (The Sweetest Torture)" by Narcissa Black
"The Godfather" by Harry and the Potters

Monday, October 10, 2011

#occupygringotts on TWH

This past Saturday, Harry and the Potters contributed to the #OccupyBoston protests, part of the larger #OccupyWallStreet movement, in their own magical way. Drawing parallels to the Potterverse, they declared an #OccupyGringotts movement, as described on their tumblr.

In this spirit, TWH joined in this week with an entire episode dedicated to a discussion of the wizard economy, Gringotts, social movements, government, media and the larger "-isms" addressed by JKR.

We spun tracks primarily from the first and second volumes of Wizards and Muggles Rock for Social Justice and Rocking Against Voldemedia, which both supported the Harry Potter Alliance, the #1 Harry Potter social justice activist group, which we've talked about on several occasions.

But on to the podcast...

Season 4 - Episode 5 - #occupygringotts

"Money for Christmas" by the Gringotts Goblin Choir
"Voldemort Controls the Media" by Roonil Wazlib
"My Dad is Rich" by Draco and the Malfoys
"Your Family is Poor" by Draco and the Malfoys
"What up, Hogwarts?" by Big Whompy
"It's Quite Alright" by Catchlove
"Friends" by the Cedric Diggorys
"Werewolf Rights Now" by the Remus Lupins
"United We Fight" DJ Luna Lovegood
"Fang (Keeps Peeing in my Lake)" by the Giant Squidstravaganza
"Save the Quibbler" by Gred and Forge
"Eff the Ministry" by Justin Finch-Fletchley
"Goyle's Pants" by Draco and the Malfoys
"The Rebel Call" by the Whomping Willows
"Part-Werewolf for Hire" by Gred and Forge
"Woe is Me" by Oliver Boyd and the Rememberalls
"Maybe Kreacher Will Bring Me a Sandwich" by Harry and the Potters
"Here's the Scoop" by DJ Luna Lovegood
"(Never) Do What You're Told" by the Remus Lupins
"Owl Post Strike" by the Owl Post and the Mudbloods
"Don't Believe It" by Harry and the Potters
"Quick Quotes Quill" by Tom Riddle & Friends
"Potterwatch Episode 294" by the Sneakoscopes
"Howl at the Moon" by the Moaning Myrtles
"Sniffle My Niffle" by the Nifflers
"I'm in Love with the World" by the Pizookies
"A Werewolf, A Willow" by the Remus Lupins
"Potterwatch" by Catchlove
"Jerry the Goblin" by Tom Riddle & Friends

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Harry and the Potters @ Whitman

As many of our dear listeners know, we had the wonderful opportunity to chat with Paul and Joe DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters this past June before their Ride The Lightening performance in Portland. All summer we dragged the excitement out as we talked and talked and talked about what amazing guys they are. But seriously. Genuine and absolutely hilarious, the duo had some great things to say. For this week's show, we combined the interview with some of beloved, but lesser played, Harry and the Potters tracks and talked a bit about the origins of the Witching Hour. Really, our existence is all thanks to these two, the accidental founders of the wizard rock genre.

You'd think it really doesn't get any better... until it does! After a bit of Witching Hour magic, Whitman Events Board and our radio station, KWCW 90.5 FM Walla Walla, have secured a SPECIAL WHITMAN SHOW this coming Halloween weekend of Harry and the Potters! Hurrah! More details to come, dear (local) listeners.

So, without further ado, a REAL, actual, not deleted proper podcast!

(all songs by HATP unless otherwise noted.)
"Harry Potter"
"I Am A Wizard"
"Wizard Chess"
"Song for the Death Eaters"
"Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock"
"This Book is So Awesome" by Ministry of Magic
"Taking You 2 Skool" by Dumbledore
"The Enchanted Ceiling"
"Stick it to Dolores"
"We Are Wizards" by MC Kreacher
"Maybe Kreacher Will Bring Me A Sandwich"
"Never Going to the Bathroom Again"
"The Blood of a Prince"
"Accio Hagrid"
"The Missing Arm of Victor Krum"
"Save Ginny Weasley"
"Save Ginny Weasley from Dean Thomas"
"Dumbledore's Army" (live)
"The Fourth Triwizard Champion"
"These Days are Dark"

(Both photos by Ben Hovland.)