Harry and the Potters at Che Cafe
Harry and the Potters
Car Thief Heart
Doors: 6:00 PM
Since 2002, Harry and the Potters have performed over 800 shows in libraries, rock clubs, art spaces, bookstores, basements, and all ages venues all over the world. Their high-energy live show has become legendary. 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 The Decemberists wish they could lit-rock like this.
Inspired by equal parts Fugazi and They Might Be Giants, Bruce Springsteen and Negativland, the band continues to occupy a bizarre niche that brings their DIY punk ethos to the fandom of a mainstream cultural phenomena. Their commitment to playing all ages shows has meant extensive touring in unconventional spaces like libraries (where a large number of teens and pre-teens undoubtedly saw their first concert ever). As fandom and convention culture has gone mainstream and in the process become increasingly corporatized over the past decade, it feels refreshing to see a free Harry and the Potters show at the local library.
The Che Cafe (View)
1000 Scholars Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093