The Invincible Czars
Skinny's Ballroom (115 San Jacinto Blvd)
Artists: The Invincible Czars
About: 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 have become known and lauded for their arrangements of classical works such as Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" and their silent film scores. The band is currently releasing "The Gospel of the Beast", their eclectic and humorously musical version of Iron Maiden's "The Number of the Beast", as digital singles on the 6th of each month through their web site. The Invincible Czars will perform "The Gospel of the Beast" for SxSW 2011. They are also planning a release of their version of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" on Cinco de Mayo 2011, debut their latest silent film project "Dr Jeykll and Mr. Hyde" at Houston's Discovery Green in June 2011 and begin recording demos for their next classical interpretation - an 11 piece big band (combined with Austin's Bee vs. Moth) to perform Mussourgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". The Invincible Czars 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 have performed at private events, nightclubs, parks, theaters, community centers, television stations and radio studios from San Francisco to New Orleans.