The IndyFringe free tent Aug. 29, sponsored by a, ahem, certain free self-aggrandizing newsweekly that you hold in your hands (or eye on your screen), promises a night of thrills, chills and krills. No wait. No krills.
At 5 p.m., Chicago-based Lolly Extract and Amber Marsh will present Bike Love
a shadow puppet show performed to the music of Schwinntonation. Schwinntonation, a trio who perform experimental hip-hop music on their bicycles
, use loop machines and other electronic magic. Schwinntonation performed at the Earth House last April. There's clearly going to be a lot of bike-love going on. The person responsible for drawing these Chicago artists to our town is Indy native Lily Emerson who moved to Chicago some years ago. She too wowed the crowds at Earth House with her Monster/Girl
piece and will perform in the 7 p.m. slot. Subsequent performers include Indy's beloved Shelby Kelley at 8 p.m., as well as Star on the Sea. Finally, Zane Merritt will rock the tent at 10 p.m. Comprised of members of Ensemble 48, Zane Merritt will give you something to remember, whether it's avant garde weirdness or straight-ahead normal weirdness.
IndyFringe continues through Aug. 30, with the Fringe tent running Friday-Sunday. The Fringe tent is located at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and College Avenue. Friday's tent lineup includes Cliff Snyder, Tad Armstrong and Tim Brickley, among others, while Sunday's tent is an "Open Stage" format; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to take part. For more on the festival, see indyfringe.org.