The Edmonton International Fringe Festival is upon us and, with it, the latest in a 9-season streak of Apocalypse Kow shows. This is our third year at an indoor BYOV and we are excited to bring our fans a brand new shows filled with exciting and improbable features: puppy fire-juggling, baby pyrotechnics, international celebrities, a laser light show, a foreword by Abraham Lincoln’s ghost, choreography inspired by the works of Nana Mouskouri, and much, much more!
But as with all grand schemes, this show is bound to hit a few snags. Just what those snags are and how they’ll affect our boys from Moo Corner, you’ll have to attend the show to find out. We have a host of new songs to present to you as well as a brand new album and new t-shirts that are so hot off the presses you’ll need gloves in order to handle them. And if you’re new to the Apocalypse Kow experience, be sure to inquire about our Beefy Package after the show. You won’t be disappointed!
Details for Apocalypse Kow’s Greatest Show Ever! can be found online, in your Fringe program, or summarized below.
The show starts at 7pm, Friday to Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, at BYOV 36 (Knox-Metropolitan United Church, 109 street and 83 ave). Tickets are $10, or $8 for students and seniors. If you’re a Fringe artist, present your artist badge for free admission. We also have a concession so you can refresh (or distract) yourself with chocolate and pop. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. We look forward to blowing your mind, knocking your socks off, and confusing your elbows with our shenanigans!
Thanks to our fans for spreading the word about the show and bringing new fans into the herd. Moo!
Announcing our new, limited edition shirt for the 2013/2014 season. It’s Apocalypse Kow’s Greatest Shirt Ever! and they’ll be available at this year’s Fringe Festival following each and every performance. The shirts are available in three colours–green, blue, and red–in both men’s and ladies’ style shirts. The colours are slightly different between the men’s and ladies’ shirts, so I have no trouble selling a ladies style shirt to a dude or a men’s shirt to a dudette, if that’s what you really want.
Note that I also have no trouble selling a men’s style CD to a lady or a ladies style Kow-Zoo to a man, and I am more than willing to sell Jago for the price of a frappuccino after the Fringe is done. The Jago is only gently used, still runs fine on beef and potatoes, and is computer-savvy. He enjoys comedy, comic books, Animal Crossing on the Nintendo 3DS, and Real Housewives of Moose Jaw on The Saskatchewan Network. He drives a Honda and he’s ready to mingle, ladies (and select, extremely wealthy and even more extremely celibate gentlemen).
We have many ideas for new shirts, but since we moved to an indoor Fringe stage a couple of years ago, the potential market for our shirts has decreased and though you may be the awesomest Kow fan, you can only want so many of the same t-shirt (one, usually). So we haven’t done a whole lot of shirt designing in the last few years. But in those last few years, we’ve had numerous requests to bring back the “ceci n’est pas un kow” shirt and we are nothing if not responsive to our public.
Here is the new design for the oft-requested shirt. The text is a slightly different font only because my computer, which stored the old design, has gone through two hard drive crashes since the original was created. The kow is the same, though perhaps a little older, more careworn, a better Call of Duty: Black Ops player, perhaps. This is a kow wiser in the ways of a cappella music and muay thai. I hope this meets with y’all’s approval.
The mixing for APOCALYPSE KOW’S GREATEST CD EVER is done! This has been a difficult process. Conflicting Kow schedules, flooding in the recording studio, and some sick days made for a somewhat frustrating experience, but now that it’s pretty much done, we think you’re going to love it. If you love us Kows, then you’ll definitely love it!
The CD will have 9 new tracks, one of which is only available on disc and will not be on the digital version of the album. Wait, did I just say DIGITAL VERSION OF THE ALBUM? Yes, I did, but the digital version may not be available in time for the Fringe, so the CD will also be your ONLY way to get the album for a little while.
Thanks to Lee Conrad for the CD design, and Ryan Ro for all the help in bringing Kow to the 21st century.
Another year, another Edmonton International Fringe Festival!
“Apocalypse Kow’s Greatest Show Ever” is this year’s Kow concert/multimedia extravaganza! We’ve done Fringe shows for ten years now, and this year, we’re going all out! New songs! New dance moves! Pyrotechnics! Will the five of us pull it off? TIME will tell!
Tickets are just $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and available at the door and at the Fringe ticket website! Shows happen almost daily at 7 pm at Knox-Metropolitan United Church from Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 25.
Will we see you there? We certainly hope so!