Dead Music Capital Band
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Dead Music Capital Band

Austin, Texas, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011

Austin, Texas, United States
Established on Jan, 2011
Band Alternative Cabaret


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



""Totally made my year...""

Stevie Ward ?@Stevie_SG

@deaDMCBand were AMAZING last night. Not bad for dead people! :D Totally made my year. #GDC #Freetoparty -

"Chewbacchus has spectators getting in on the fun"

So it goes with the hyper-popular Chewbacchus, which in just a few years has gained, well, intergalactic acclaim. Maybe it’s the stormtroopers. Maybe it’s the (new) “Ladies of Star Trek.” Maybe it’s the music, courtesy of groups like the Dead Music Capital Band, which cranks out a wicked version of the “Cantina Theme” from “Star Wars.” - New Orleans Times Picayune

"'The Wrath of Khan-ival' - Chewbacchus Parade 2014"

The drummer for the Dead Music Capital Band thumps away at the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus parades through Faubourg Marigny on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. -

"Marching to their own drummers: Minor Mishap and Dead Music Capital marching bands"

"Combining their brass, beats and rhythms, the Minor Mishap Marching Band and the Dead Music Capital Band came together to raise money for Honk! TX. Honk! TX is a street music festival taking place in March, bringing together 20 community street bands in Austin's neighborhoods." - Austin Culturemap

"Chewbacchus 2013 Mardi Gras parade was a cosmic triumph"

The Dead Music Capital Band from Austin...unaccountably lively... - New Orleans Times Picayune

"Dead Music Returns to Maker Faire"

"...reanimated by their love of playing mobile street music..." -

"Parade brings dead to life"

"Like zombie Tom Waits...carnival variations on spooky classics..." - The Daily Texan


Soundtrack for the Recently Deceased

  • Released: March 21, 2014
  • Format: CD
  • Producer: Thomas van der Brook, Tonehaus Recording
  • Singles: “Dead Rise Up!", "Ax Grinder"

Here Comes Krampus! EP

  • Released: December 6, 2013
  • Format: CD
  • Producer: Aaron Altounian, Stinson Studios
  • Singles: “Here Comes Krampus!"


  • Released: June 21, 2013
  • Format: CD
  • Producer: Thomas van der Brook, Tonehaus Recording
  • Singles: “Theme of the 7 Dawns"



Blowing horns and banging drums from beyond the grave, the Dead Music Capital Band is undying proof that the party doesn't have to end just because life does. From originals, New Orleans-brass classics, heavy metal, show tunes, movie themes, to Chopin and beyond--it's all fed through the DMCB brass band organ grinder to produce an outrageously macabre musical party!

Dead Music Capital Band has been featured at a wide variety of events--performances with Big Freedia, Galactic, Gypsyphonic Disko, appearances at Austin's HONK!TX Festival and Seattle's Honk! Fest West, NOLA's Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade, Maker's Faire, the Texas Community Music Festival, Queerbomb, Austin PRIDE, Art Outside, and countless other club gigs, impromptu street performances, and parades.