Fringe 2017: Apocalypse Kow Vs The Volcano 2

While promoting their new CD on one amazing a cappella cruise with all their friends and fans, Apocalypse Kow gets shipwrecked on a deserted island! How will they survive? Will they get off the island? Will this be Apocalypse Kow’s LAST PERFORMANCE EVER? And what’s the deal with Joel Rivero’s new friend?

Find all the answers, hear a bunch of new songs, and support your favourite a cappella group at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival!

BYOV 15: The Cool Air Rentals Stage at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Ave)
Tickets: $13/$10 students/seniors, available at all Fringe ticket outlets and online

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, August 18 – 4:00 PM
Saturday, August 19 – 6:15 PM
Sunday, August 20 – 3:00 PM
Monday, August 21 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, August 22 – 5:15 PM
Wednesday, August 23 – 5:00 PM
Thursday, August 24 – 7:45 PM
Saturday, August 26 – 1:00 PM

June Concert Alerts!

Friends, it’s turning into a busy June month for Apocalypse Kow! Well, let’s face it, it’s more like a busy weekend, but it’s taking all our focus.

So how can you, our friends, see us, your favourite comedy a cappella quintet, the weekend of June 16-18? Here’s how!

First up, on Friday, June 16, it’s our Spring Fling! (Yes, it’s STILL spring then) It’s the time of year where we’re gearing up for Fringe, so you can hear what we’ve been working on. A HUGE thanks to Happy Harbor Comics for giving us a space. You can find tickets here.

Then, on Sunday afternoon, we’re so excited to be singing alongside of the ETown Vocal Music Society at their “Bring Your Jukebox Money” concert. ETown Augmented, ETown Minors, and Apocalypse Kow will be singing #1 hit songs at the old Royal Alberta Museum Auditorium. You can find tickets here.

That’s right! Two shows in three days! If you don’t see us then, you might be waiting until our Fringe show in late August.

Apocalypse Kow Spring Fling – Friday, June 16. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $15 adults/$10 students and seniors. Location: Happy Harbor Comics (10729 104 Avenue NW)

ETown Vocal Music Society presents Bring Your Jukebox Money – Sunday, June 18. 4:30 pm. Tickets: $17.50 advance online / $20 at the door cash only. Location: Royal Alberta Museum Theatre (12845 102 Ave NW)

Edmonton A Cappella Festival! April 8

Apocalypse Kow has been working on a lot of things behind the scenes. At our big, annual goal-setting meeting, one of the things we wanted to work on this year was to get more involved with Edmonton’s music community. After 18 years of operating in the secret, underground festivals (like the Fringe, Kaleido, and Festival of Trees) and performing at little-known venues (such as the Shaw Conference Centre, Commonwealth Stadium, and the Winspear Centre), we thought it was high time came out from the shadows and do a big show.

To that end, Apocalypse Kow is hosting the first Edmonton A Cappella Festival (poster at the top of this post). One night, four local groups, all a cappella. Unlike Northern Harmony, an a cappella show which we have also done, this show is a non-competitive one. We want to showcase some of the great a cappella music that is happening in our city that you may not have heard about!

The Edmonton A Cappella Festival is happening really soon – April 8th, at the Journey Church of God, doors open at 7pm, show at 7:30pm. Tickets are only $15, but if you’re a student, you can get in for $5. That’s right, only FIVE DOLLARS! So bring your friends, your family, your choir, anyone you think would enjoy a night of a cappella styles. In addition to Apocalypse Kow, you’ll see 6 Minute Warning, The Chickadeez, and High Street Sound.

So come out to the first of what we hope to be many evenings of Edmonton a cappella. And bring your piggy bank because groups will have CDs and other merchandise available for sale at the show! If you just can’t wait to buy your ticket, we have an Eventbrite page up for the festival! And you can find us on Facebook, too!

February update

Greetings, Kow fans!

We hope that those of you who donated to last year’s Indiegogo campaign are enjoying the super secret bonus track we released. If you have any thoughts about it, please let us know on one of our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram). We always like to hear what you folks think about the stuff we do.

On that note, it is my duty to report that, unfortunately, we still haven’t heard back from the music publishers regarding our use of parody for the Christmas album. Over the next little while, Kow will have to make a decision regarding how to get those tracks out to you, our loyal fans, and to the donors to the crowdfunding campaign. We are not without options. We could make the parody tracks a free download, or as we did with the super secret bonus track, we could release them to our donors first and to the general public later. We would have the non-parody tracks pressed onto a physical CD release, in those cases. Perhaps we would release the Christmas disc in digital format only. We’re still exploring these options, but we wanted to let you guys know that we haven’t forgotten your generous support or our obligation to our fans.

The good news is that we are starting to plan our performance season, and holy cow, do we have some plans to hint at! the most important news is that after a year off, Kow will be applying to the Edmonton Fringe Festival again! We’ve already secured a venue, we’ve all but decided on a concept for the show, and we’re planning new merch to coincide with the show! we’ve been having a blast coming up with ideas for it, and longtime Kow fans will recognize the inspiration for the show, which dates back to our early outdoor stage days at the Fringe.

But the Fringe isn’t until August. What is Kow up to in the meantime, you may ask? We weren’t content with just one show in the meantime, so we may have two shows to announce in the coming months! *checks calendar* Correction: we may have three performances to announce in the months before Fringe. Do you or your work/organization have an event that Kow would be perfect for? A fundraiser? Party? Wedding? Dinner? Morris dancing competition? We are still available for private functions and events and our rates are reasonable.

And hey, February marks the beginning of Kow birthday season. Joel R. had his birthday a couple of weeks ago, Jago has his birthday tomorrow, and Stan and Devin have theirs in March. Joel F. is the outlier with an April birthday. So be sure to wish those Neds a happy birthday and buy them a beverage! We’ll talk to you again once we have more news to share! Thanks, Kow pokes!

December CD update

Happy December, friends and neighbours in Kow Country.

We promised to give you an update on the Christmas CD, so here it is. As mentioned previously, the album had been fully recorded and mixed and we were only waiting on the mechanical reproduction rights for the parodies to come through before we could release the disc to manufacturing. Unfortunately, it’s been weeks and we haven’t heard anything from the publishers and rights holders. Yet. We still anticipate the we will be granted permission to publish the parodies on the Christmas album–if you’ve been to a Kristmas Kabaret, you’ve heard them before–but we are currently in a holding pattern. As such, we won’t have the CD ready in time for this Christmas season. We were prepared for this eventuality, but that doesn’t make the disappointment any less real. We are as excited to get this CD into your hands as you are to receive it. We are still planning to release the CD next year when we get the necessary authorizations, and when we do, we will announce it to our fans and our Indiegogo campaign donors.

But we don’t wish to leave you all without a Christmas present. If we can’t get you guys the whole CD, we can at least give you a preview. All Indiegogo donors who would have received a CD (or two) will, for the time being, receive access to one of the songs that featured on the CD. We will send you a special URL in the next week or so. This information will be repeated in an upcoming email to CD-level donors.

That’s it for the bad news. Speaking of Christmas, Indiegogo donors who are entitled to Kow t-shirts, please let us know if you are coming to the Apocalypse Kow Kristmas Kabaret on Thursday, December 8 at The Nest Taphouse Grill at NAIT. We’ll be sure to have your merch waiting for you at the show.

Tickets for the Kabaret are available at the door, or online via Eventbrite. Thank you all for your support this year. We are thankful to all of you for your love and kindness this season. See you at the Kabaret