DENVER – JUNE 1, 2013 – Hard Rock Cafe (as part of Denver Comic Con)

The next Rock Comic Con event is June 1, 2013 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Denver, CO.  It’s the OFFICIAL after-party for Saturday of Denver Comic Con!

The lineup for this year is SICK.

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Harry and the Potters are a mashup of pop culture, punk rock, performance art, meta literary critique, and DIY ethics. Using the power of rock and roll as a weapon against evil, they answer the question: What would happen if Harry Potter quit the quidditch team, stole a time turner, and started a punk rock band with himself from an earlier point in the space-time continuum?

Since 2002 brothers Paul and Joe DeGeorge (Harry Potter Year 7 and 4 respectively) have released 3 full length albums and played over 700 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, backyards and pizza places all over the world. Their hyper-enthusiastic live performance is highly regarded and Pitchfork placed the band in their Best Live Shows of 2005 list noting, “the greatest rock and roll tour of the year took place this past summer in public libraries across America.”

They are hailed as the founders of the wizard rock genre – a DIY music movement boasting nearly 1000 bands playing songs about the Harry Potter books. In 2005 they co-founded the Harry Potter Alliance, a non-profit organization that makes activism accessible for young people by using the Harry Potter books as an access point to discuss pressing issues of social justice. A 2008 documentary, We are Wizards, profiled the band as pioneers in the creative subculture spawned by the Harry Potter phenomena. They also created the Golden Snitchwich: a peanut butter and Golden Graham sandwich that serves as the Official Unofficial food of the Quidditch World Cup.

Kirby Krackle

Kirby Krackle has risen through the ranks of nerd-rock to emerge as the leader in a new movement of geek-driven musical inspiration. Putting on a high-energy rock n’ roll show, and writing songs referencing pop-culture icons, comic book characters, and video games, Kirby Krackle’s name has become synonymous with meshing nerd themes together with superior musicianship.

 

A grassroots movement emerged in 2011 when thousands of Krackleheads (the KK fan base) pushed for the KK anthem “Ring Capacity”, inspired by the DC Comics Green Lantern character, to be included on the soundtrack for the recent film adaptation. During this time KK released their highly anticipated third album, “Super Powered Love,” which included the track “Who Watches The Watcher?”; a theme song commissioned by DISNEY/MARVEL COMICS for their viral webshow “The Watcher.”

 

RCC4_H2Awesome1H2Awesome! is comprised of writers, artists, programmers, comedians, actors and other nefarious fellows.  Through their full-force, nerd rock attack H2Awesome! hits you with a flurry of nerdy and hilarious references and never relents.

 

From songs about Star Wars and Planet of the Apes to The Princess Bride and The Fantastic Four, H2Awesome! knows the stuff they write and sing about inside and out.  And with a high-powered show, ridiculous on-stage antics and a full-on, rock and roll frontman, the nerds won’t know what hit ‘em.
The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters–Angela (vocals and ukulele/guitar) and Aubrey Webber (cello) from Portland, Oregon who write songs that are snarky, geeky, and sweet.

Since starting their band in 2011 with a weekly new-song YouTube project and the animated music video for their Dungeons & Dragons love song, The Doubleclicks have toured their unique brand of folk music around the country, performing at w00tstock shows with Paul & Storm and Wil Wheaton, and entertaining audiences at pop culture, gaming and sci-fi conventions.

 

The duo’s first full-length album “Chainmail and Cello” (2012) intones the life and loves of the geek girl – with references to Velociraptors, Pride & Prejudice, Star Trek and Cthulu.