Dr. Dog and Pig Iron conspire for Fringe Fest
A surreal, sci-fi-ladened concept concert in "shades of the 'X-File" combines the talents of two Philly faves - Dr. Dog and the Pig Iron Theatre Company.
Have old cassette tapes lying around, gathering dust? Philly-based indie psych-pop faves Dr. Dog and their new-found creative partners at Pig Iron Theatre Company hope you'll bring some along to contribute to a grand experiment at Union Transfer next month. To, um, help charge up the magnetic flux unlocking secrets from the great beyond. Mysteries the artists aim to unravel in a concert and theater spectacle called "Swamp is On."
A high profile production of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, "Swamp is On" is described as a "DIY concept-concert with shades of the 'X-Files.'" The surreal deal includes a bunch of dark and buggy new tunes from Dr. Dog, visually translated by Pig Iron performers and designers with eccentric live video feeds.
Transmission will begin Wednesday, September 9 to Saturday, September 12, each night at 8 p.m. at the Spring Garden Street club. Onlookers will be pressed for a $30 donation to the study (make yours at www.utphilly.com or www.fringearts.com.) Proper footwear is advised as there will be no seats for the experiments (with danger a-foot?) Following the mixed media event, Dr. Dog vows to lay down a full set of favorites - hopefully yours as well as theirs.