MOMz HOT ROCKs
a film by Kate Perotti
MOMz HOT ROCKs is a feature length original music documentary on the emergence of mom rock bands in America and abroad, 2004-2006. Turning the rock genre on its belly, they are the first children of the rock and roll generation to be louder than their kids.
Introducing Joy Rose, mother of four, lead singer of Housewives on Prozac, GodMother of MomRock, and founder of MAMAPALOOZA, the film weaves through: the Mydols; Placenta; Frump; Alyson Palmer; Black Flamingo; Motherlode Trio; Sue Fabisch; Tiffany Petrossi; and CandyBand in a cross section of US cities. MOMz captures the 2004 beginning of the continually increasing media attention as these bands first meet each other and converge in NYC for Mamapalooza in May of 2005. It follows the ups and downs of the bands thru May of 2006 when Mamapalooza has spread to over 30 cities worldwide including those in England and Australia. The concept and reality are humorous, fast paced and intense. Each of the bands is a completely different entity, each member with unique passions, duties and agendas.
Being in a band is likened to being in a marriage and these groups of women formed during and after family life. The balancing act only intensifies as tasks increase with both family and blossoming new musical careers. Simple things like getting kids to school, scheduling rehearsals and playing gigs roll into a ball of chaos and land in a lullaby. One thing that the documentary exposes is how hard working and dedicated these women are to playing music in order to inspire others to express themselves somehow, all the while maintaining enormous daily responsibility.
MOMz HOT ROCKs is both a documentary and a music video, it combines the best of both of these genres and brings the audience an entertaining look into how women--MOMz, take on the world, manage their lives, raise great kids, and make music that makes them happy.
September 25, 2006