PigPen Theatre Co.

PigPen Theatre Co.

PigPen Theatre Co. began creating their unique brand of music, film, and theatre at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 2008. They've gone on to become the first group to win the NYC Fringe Festival's top honor for a play two years in a row in 2010 and 2011, produced several original plays off-Broadway earning them critic's picks from The New York Times, Time Out New York, New York Magazine and more, ranking them in the top ten theatrical events of both 2011 and 2012. Their debut indie-folk album, "Bremen", was featured by American Songwriter and was named #10 album of the year in The Huffington Post's 2012 Grammy preview.

The End of America

Blame it on Kerouac. From the pages of his masterpiece, On The Road, New York City based folk trio The End of America draws inspiration for both their band and their name. The novel's concept of traveling to the end of the "groaning continent" seems almost like a dare, where by those who choose to accept it will follow the road till the earth runs out and they find themselves where all artists long to be: the farthest you can go.

For The End of America, that means taking risks to do what feels right, despite the conventions. In 2010, founding members Brendon Thomas, James Downes, and Trevor Leonard recorded their debut album, Steep Bay, live in a cabin in upstate New York using only a two track, battery powered recorder. The following year they released a full length DVD titled Are You Lonely, which documents the making of Steep Bay and features live music videos of every song from the album.

Now, The End of America is ready to present their latest effort, Shakey. In an attempt to capture the music in its most pure and naked form, the album was recorded live to tape with minimal rehearsal and in the fewest takes possible – an approach inspired by Neil Young, to whom the title pays homage.

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Smiling Moose - Upstairs

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PigPen Theatre Co. with The End of America, Southside American

Friday, June 28 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM at Smiling Moose - Upstairs