ZO2 FEATURED IN INDEPENDENT FILM CHANNEL SERIES:
August 15, 2008
ROCK BAND BY NIGHT, KIDDIE BAND BY DAY…Z ROCK CAPTURES THE HUMOR, ANGST, TRIALS & TRIBULATIONSOF A REAL – LIFE BAND FROM NEW YORK
SUNDAYS @ 11:30 PM ET/PT – PREMIERES AUGUST 24, 2008
Original series Z ROCK is coming to IFC uncensored, uncut and commercial free on August 24, 2008 for ten hilarious episodes. Are you ready to ROCK?
Z ROCK is a 10-episode semi-scripted, comedy series that follows a group of musicians leading a double life: by night they’re a hard-partying rock band and by day they’re a Wiggles-style kids’ party band. Z ROCK is loosely based on the real lives of its three New York based stars, brothers Paulie Z and David Z, and lifelong friend Joey Cassata and their actual band, Z02, giving a satirical look at the dark underbelly of the rock n’ roll dream. IFC gives you a back stage pass to the band’s struggle to become rock royalty while dealing with the realities of everyday life, such as accepting gigs they’d rather turn down, dealing with scorned female fans… and most importantly, avoiding their angry husbands!
As they fight for an elusive record deal for Z02, the kids’ band effortlessly becomes more and more successful, and the toast of the town in wealthy Manhattan . When they finally come face-to-face with their lifelong dream: Paulie, David and Joey have to find a way to ascend the throne of rock while keeping it real in the big apple.
Series highlights include guest appearances by comedic icon Joan Rivers , musicians Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), John Popper (Blues Traveler) and Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), and comedians Gilbert Gottfried, Chris Barron and Patrice Oneal, among others, as well as a recurring cameo by comedian Greg Giraldo. Series regulars include comedians Lynne Koplitz (the band’s manager), Jay Oakerson (club owner), and Alison Becker (Joey’s longtime girlfriend).
Courtesy of www.ifc.com