Fundraiser // Centennial Planetarium / 701 - 11 St SW
The Factory Party was introduced to Calgary in 2008 as a revival of Andy Warhol’s infamous NYC parties at his Manhattan studio named “The Factory”. Known for curating some of Calgary’s most exceptional visual artists and live music acts in one space for a spectacular experience, The Factory Party is returning from a 6 year hiatus as the official After Party for LOOK2016.
This year Contemporary Calgary and The Factory Party are working together to bring you over-the-top art installations and musical performances that would make Warhol proud.
LOOK2016 AFTER PARTY: THE FACTORY PARTY
ADVANCE TICKETS $25*
- Doors at 10:00 PM
- Complimentary coat check
- Cash bar
- Access to silent auction until 11:00 PM
- Guest DJs and Live Bands
- Interact with LOOK2016 art installations curated by Contemporary Calgary and The Factory Party
*Tickets will also be available at the door. $30, cash only. Limited quantity available, restrictions apply. ID required upon check in.
ABOUT LOOK2016 & CONTEMPORARY CALGARY
LOOK2016 is a gala fundraising event featuring Steve Martin, Adam Gopnik, Lainey Lui, one of the country's biggest live art auctions, interactive art installations and more. LOOK2016 will take placeOctober 22 in the soon-to-be-transformed Centennial Planetarium, immediately prior to The Factory Party. All LOOK2016 attendees will receive complimentary admission to The Factory Party, combining two incredible fundraising efforts into a single night of monumental celebration. All funds raised will support the establishment of Calgary's first significant public destination for modern and contemporary art; programming and the ongoing transformation of the Centennial Planetarium.
PURCHASE TICKETS TO LOOK2016
BANDS & DJs
Bringing a mini-music festical to the Factory Party - learn more below.
Factory Party alumni - The Famines - are an art cult noise garage duo based out of Montreal. Raymond Biesinger sings, pays guitar, and executes the visuals while Drew Demers hits the drums. They have been spreading DIY minimalist maximalism across Canada since 2008 and have put out five 7” records, a 12” LP, a few books, a pamphlet, an 8-track, a live cassette coupled with 268-pages of liner notes, and a few other format experiments. Their performance is hard-hitting both musically and visually for an all-around Factory Party approved show.
Calgary-born indie rock band Bad Animal is new on the scene with their first album “Tonight” having debuted in June 2016.
It’s not a rare sight to see Painter (vocals) dripping in sweat or the boys, Skiba (guitar), Gritchen (guitar), Stoddart(drums) and Trevena (bass) drenched in beer and knee deep in broken drumsticks. With their energy, it’s surprising that anyone manages to keep any liquor in their cups. Their close, almost fraternal bond keep things tight and dynamism high, like a bundle of live wires they keep each other lit and alive. If there’s one thing Bad Animal isn’t running low on, it’s flair and pure, rough and tumble drive.
Young Calgarian Singer Sam Avant and Beat Producer Simon Blitz comprise the duo Beach Season to invent a new sound they call “Booty Wave”. Their deep melodic beats and soothing tone bring a fresh take on live electronic music. With an album dropping September 2016, attendees at The Factory Party will be amongst the first to enjoy new tracks.
Since their formation in 2008, Lab Coast has been a driving force in Calgary’s indie rock/pop scene with three albums, two split 7” singles, and two EPs. They’re best known for short, hooky pop songs, strong vocal melodies, bustling rhythm section arrangements, and twin-guitar interplay.
Lab Coast’s dreamy lo-fi psychedelic melodies are the basis for their latest album “Remember The Moon” which dropped this summer.
Crack Cloud has been described as a snarling, convulsive punk band blanketed in glistening jangle-pop vibes. Their frenzied, neurotic feel with precise chord-bashings and melodic tiptoeing breaks is so hypnotic they could put you into a coma.
The heavy blues rock duo Double Fuzz returns to The Factory Party for what will be an explosive performance by Singer/Guitarist Jon Whitehead and Drummer Harvey Warren.