Posted in TV | music on April 10, 2008

or something like that....

The All-For-Nots @ The Annex, NYC - April 9, 2008 (Christian Hansen/NY Times)
All For Nots

So who comes to the real performance of a fake indie band? Imaginary fans? Hired extras? True friends of the fictional band members?

On Wednesday night, City Room went down to The Annex on the Lower East Side and scoped out the performance of the All-For-Not, a spoof of an indie Williamsburg band that is the center of a new Web series backed by former Disney chief executive Michael Eisner. This was the band's first performance in New York since the series debuted last month. (They had an earlier performance at the Mercury Lounge back in December, an impressive debut venue for any band, real or fake). The conceit of the Web series, introduced in the first episode, is that a documentary crew is following the band around on tour. In other words, faux-reality television. [NY Times]

Maybe I'm just tired today, but I'm totally confused. (thx Daniel)



Comments (13)

Isn't that a double negative? If people in Williamsburgs are fake (they are, get over it and move back to Ohio), then wouldn't a "fake Williamsburg indie band" be the real thing?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 3:32 PM

3:32PM: +3 points for trolling using grammar, Williamsburg/Ohio bashing, and parenthetical to address the reader! Well done, sir or madam!

That show sucks.

Posted by chris | April 10, 2008 3:40 PM

huh. and people wonder why other countries laugh at us...

Posted by i'mnotthere | April 10, 2008 3:41 PM

This is Spinal Tap v 2.0

(Your headline contradicts the excerpt you posted in regards to it being Disney-backed.)

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 3:41 PM

"Your headline contradicts the excerpt you posted in regards to it being Disney-backed"

I told u I was tired. He is FORMER Disney. Now I get it. Fixing. thx!

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 10, 2008 3:46 PM

hey hey we're the indees

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 3:58 PM

haha. i wouldn't think the life of a shitty band of williamsburg poseurs would be very interesting. but then, i never thought the real world or any of its descendents were very interesting, and yet they continue to crank this shit out. so what do i know? they should make a tv show about writing a blog about indie rock in brooklyn. now that sounds exciting!

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:14 PM

Hey, what happened to (I think that's what it was called?)

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:23 PM

man, the descendents were so rad.

i mean, somery is, like, the shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:26 PM

See i was not going to say anything but this is what pisses me off about All-For-Nots fans. They cannot get it through their heads that how many albums in, this band is just not connecting with a larger audience. THIS SHOW WAS SO NOT SOLD OUT. Please go fuck yourselves.

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:34 PM

that makes no sense

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 4:35 PM

official description just found in my email:

The All-For-Nots...a band? A web series? How about both.
The All-For-Nots is a real band with real musicians playing characters in a scripted show. Get it? Think Spinal Tap but with black chucks and greasier hair.
Three, drama and music filled episodes are put out each week in bite-sized (5 min.) portions...mmm, and they seem to be pleasing the masses.
The series follows this self described synth-pop-indie-electro-folk-emo-dance-gazer-punk-Americana-pop-progressive-rock band as they travel across the country in their vintage van for their very first tour. From romances with a mega-fan to a keyboardist who can't seem to shake his last job as a lawyer, there's always something.
Brought to you by the same people that created The Burg and Prom Queen

Posted by brooklynvegan | April 10, 2008 4:51 PM

who gives fuck. i mean, can they really be much worse than most "real" williamsburg indie bands? seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | April 10, 2008 9:26 PM

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