Just ahead of their soundcheck prior to the rocking set (shown above) they gave at last night’s opening night party for Mediabistro Circus, we got to squeeze our patented ‘Four Questions For…’ in with Kathleen Grace and Thom Woodley, creators of Internet rock band The All-For-Nots. Here’s what they had to say…
1) You’re portraying a indie-rock-pop-punk-Americana band in a ‘scripted web docu-comedy.’ That’s a lot of hyphens. Break down exactly what media pros should know about the show.
Thom: It is a scripted comedy shot realistically about a band slowly becoming real.
Kathleen: The concept originally was to create a Web and live following, including — if the band was any good — an album. The All-For-Nots are a band for the interactive media/MySpace generation. They’re kind of like a hybrid of Spinal Tap and The Monkees. The music is real, the band is real, the stories are fake — though some of them are based on real tour experiences [she and Thom snicker ruefully, prompting us to wonder how those inevitable band-on-the-road dramas factor in].