Skip to content
Link copied to clipboard

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 or  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.