Invincible Czars
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The Invincible Czars, from catchy name to daunting stage presence, are a rare breed. They bring bizarre, but methodical math-rock heavily influenced by classical music, polka, and even some country and jazz. Self-described as "a rock soundtrack to a sci-fi film with interruptions by a myriad of genres," we couldn't agree more. Though many in the prog-rock grouping attempt to grab an audience with sheer loudness and heavy dissonance, the Czars are renowned for eclectic and sophisticated compositions. Oh yeah, they're classy all right. They've arranged music for works like Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker Suite” and Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain." Speaking of classical music and sophisticated things, the Czars are scheduled to premier their 1812 Overture at Woolridge Park July 4th, which just screams independence. Imagine fireworks bursting above lush soundscapes of glorified rock, honoring what we love most: freedom, hot dogs and beer. Sure to be a magical night indeed.

Thou shall not doubt tonight's show at Room 710 to be just as magical, though. A mix of edgy and zany, busting with angular rhythms, carnival-esque sound and tons of minor chords. A highly energetic and largely original sound, the band’s live show is a fist pumping dance party, oft times laced with covers of Iron Maiden and Roy Orbison. Braiding experimental artistry with novel arrangements, Invincible Czars are sure to keep the crowd fully charged throughout the evening. The line-up for Room 710's "early show" includes Stopchinski, Bee Vs. Moth and Limbs Are Absent. - www.austinist.com (author: Candace Birkelbach)


Discography

Fortissimo (2009)
The Nutcracker Suite (2007)
Gods of Convenience (2005)

coming in 2010:
THE 1812 OVERTURE

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Austin's Invincible Czars have made their mark by creating exceptionally original music: songs and instrumental pieces that are like four-to-five minute "mini-symphonies" chock full of memorable melodies, meticulous arrangements, dynamics, and humor. Their music fuses riff rock, classical/symphonic music, heavy metal, loungey grooves, odd meters, klezmer, country shuffles, punk rock and circusy polka. They draw from influences as varied as Iron Maiden and Tchaikovsky, Itzhak Perlman and John McLaughlin, Frank Zappa and Ween. The band applies the DIY attitude of post-punk groups like NoMeansNo and Fugazi to their musical explorations, resulting in a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.

In the past few years, they have become known and lauded for their arrangements of classical works such as Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" and Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain." They have also re-scored the classic silent films "Aelita, Queen of Mars" and "Destiny (Der mude Tod)" for performances at Austin's Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas.

Other projects in 2009 have included the new album "Fortissimo"; a soundtrack for the HBO On-Demand film "Taco, Taco, Taco"; and a thunderous performance at the Golden Hornet Project's German Masters concert.