factory party


V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
Andy Warhol at the Factory

Music

What is a Factory Party?

Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.

In reverence of these legendary parties, on Saturday, Aug. 27, the Alibi's Group Hug will host its own Factory Party featuring film projections, screen printing and real-live superstars.

The Factory Party

starring

Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)

The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)

Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)

The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)

DJ Cassyle (your music editor)

With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)

RSVP here

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

21+ Launchpad $5

Doors at 8 p.m.

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Who is Peter Greenberg?

Peter Greenberg is the guitar player for Taos rock and roll band Manby’s Head. In the ’70s and ’80s, he played and made records with Boston garage punk bands DMZ and Lyres, Cincinnati’s The Customs and funky rockabilly screamer Barrence Whitfield and the Savages (another Boston outfit).

However, at age 30, he finished grad school, quit music and got into the energy business. Three years ago he downsized his career and moved from Texas to New Mexico, where he met Manby’s Head bandmates Michael Mooney and Paul Reid. Greenberg recently toured with Lyres and finished a record with Barrence Whitfield, with whom he’s touring Europe this fall. In the meantime, he’ll play our Factory Party on Saturday night with Manby’s Head.

The Factory Party
starring
Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)
The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)
Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)
The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)
DJ Cassyle (That's me, the Alibi's music editor)

With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)
RSVP on FaceSpace
Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
21+ Launchpad $5
Doors at 8 p.m.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
The Dirty Novels

Aural Fixation

The Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.

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Who is Jon Moritsugu?

Multitalented artist Jon Moritsugu is known primarily for his underground film work. Since the mid-'80s, the Hawaii-born auteur has produced a provocative string of lo-fi, absurdist satires shot mostly on 16mm and executed with a distinct punk rock vibe.

Films like Terminal USA, Mod Fuck Explosion, Fame Whore, Hippy Porn and Scumrock have screened at such notable venues as Sundance, Cannes and the Museum of Modern Art. Moritsugu's most frequent partner is his wife, co-writer, co-producer and lead actress Amy Davis. Several years ago, the duo relocated to Santa Fe.

In addition to their film work, Moritsugu and Davis collaborate in the lo-fi, post-psychedelic garage band Low on High. It's the perfect band to headline the Alibi's Andy Warhol-themed, movie-and-music-filled Factory Party this coming weekend.

The Alibi's Factory Party
starring
Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)
The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)
Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)
The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)
DJ Cassyle (our very own music editor)

With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)

RSVP on FaceSpace

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011
21+ Launchpad $5
Doors at 8 p.m.