The Invincible Czars

The Invincible Czars

 Austin, Texas, USA
BandRockAvant-garde

We are The Invincible Czars, a band specializing in adventurous, heavily composed rock music. We create complex original tunes, score films/re-score old silent films, perform our wacky version of The Nutcracker Suite and other classics at all kinds of venues..

Biography

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 all kinds of styles including riff rock, classical music, loungey grooves, spacey klezmer, country shuffles, and circusy polka. They draw from influences as disparate as Igor Stravinsky, Van Halen, Louis Armstrong, The Melvins and Ween. The band applies the DIY attitude of post-punk groups like NoMeansNo and Fugazi to their musical explorations.
The Invincible Czars strive to do more than the standard rock band playing in night clubs. In the past few years, they have known and lauded for their arrangements of classical works such as Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite which has become a holiday tradition. They have ventured into the realm of dance and short film. They have also created new scores for silent movies and performed them live. In the eight years of existence,
the band has performed at private events, nightclubs, parks, theaters, community centers, television stations and radio studios from San Francisco to New Orleans.

Career Highlights
Mar 18, 2010 Live Soundtrack for “The Unknown” at SxSW Film 2010
Feb 28, 2010 Sold out “The Unknown” @ Alamo Drafthouse Ritz
Dec 2009 Nutcracker performances at Discovery Green Ice Rink opening, Austin Holiday Stroll, Wortham Center Tree Lighting and the Central Texas Medical Center
Jul 4, 2009 “1812 Overture” Fourth of July at Austin’ Wooldridge Park
Jun 12, 2009 “1812 Overture” with fireworks opening night at OKMozart! 2009 classical music festival
May 2009 primary support in Texas for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
April 2009 "Fortissimo” CD release
March 2009 Live Soundtrack for “Destiny” @ Discovery Green for KUHF FM’s silent film series
Nov 27, 2007 first appearance the Wortham Tree Lighting Ceremony with Houston Ballet and KUHF
October 31, 2007 Re-imagined metal album “Number of the Beast” debut by Iron Maiden
October, 2007 Southwestern tour
April 2007 Southwestern tour as primary support for Estradasphere
July 23, 2006 First silent film soundtrack performance for “Aelita, Queen of Mars” at the Alamo Drafthouse (original location)
Dec 10, 2005 Dance-Along Nutcracker with the Wicked Cricket Dance Theater at the Austin Boys and Girls Club
Oct 2005 Debut “A Night on Bald Mountain” in Houston, Austin and Ft. Worth.
July 2005 “Gods of Convenience” CD release plus Midwestern tour
Dec 12, 2004 The Nutcracker Suite debut - sold out, Church of the Friendly Ghost
July 2004 First southwestern tour

Discography

Gods of Convenience - 2005
The Nutcracker Suite - 2007
Fortissimo - 2009
The Gospel of the Beast - 2010 (digital singles series documenting the band's re-interpretation of Iron Madien's "The Number of the Beast")

Set List

1812 Overture
22 Acacia Avenue
A Cry for Peace
Aelita - Whole Score
Alonzo's Decision
And Your Bird Can Sing
Apotheosis
Arabian Dance
Back in the USSR
Blackened (Metallica)
Children of the Damned
Chinese Dance
Choosing Sides
Christmastime is Here
Curse of Foxes, Birds and Rabbits
Deesksha
Destiny - Whole Score
Do You Take It?
Doctor's Excuse
Elena (Aelita)
Erlkonig
Every Single Penny
Fanfare of the Imbeciles
Fight (Aelita)
First Steps in a Long Journey
Fool on the Hill
Footprints in 5
Forty Bucks
Fur Elise
Gangland
Ghost Town (with Specials?)
Glezele Vayn
Gods of Convenience
Greensleeves
Halfway to Reykjavic
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Hallowed Be Thy Ween (Medley)
Here Come the Bastards (Primus)
I Am the Walrus
Immigrant's Song
In Cars
In Dreams
Invaders
Iron Fist of Stalin
Jump
Lamento Gitano
Light the Fuse
Little Melody
Love is a Fist (Mr. Bungle)
Marche
Miniature Overture
Mirlitons
Monroe Doctrine
Mother Ginger
Mursketine
Mursketine I