We started out making our own brand of weird rock music a la Frank Zappa, Primus and Oingo Boingo in the clubs of Austin, TX in 2003 but our broad mix of styles, cinematic flare and our combination of rock and classical instruments led to bigger projects and we branched into the arts world becoming known for our silent film soundtracks and holiday shows in particular.
Check out our 18 year HISTORY.
We still enjoy making original rock music and "ruining" our favorite songs & classical pieces - see 1812 Overture.
We post works-in-progress on our PATREON PAGE at least twice a week. Lately we've been ruining Van Halen songs and soon will record our soundtrack for Nosferatu with the help of our supporters!
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We've created 9 tastefully modern soundtracks for silent films and performed live with the movies all over the US and Canada. We create custom artwork, incorporate audience participation into our shows. The Alamo Drafthouse has called us one of the best in the nation and many arthouse cinemas and film festivals have echoed that. Aw, shucks!
Our whimsical re-imagining of The Nutcracker Suite became a holiday tradition when we debuted it in 2004. We added wacky versions of holiday numbers over the years and played all over our region. In recent years we've become the band at Panoramic Voices' annual Holiday Mixtape.
Buying stuff directly from our store is one of the best ways to support the weird, wacky stuff we do! This store is ORGANIZED BY PROJECT. Can't find something? Contact us!
The movie with our soundtrack is available as a download OR on the Flash Drive of Dr. Caligari with bonus content - pics, sheet music, mp3s, tour pics.
In MAR 2021, we will begin work on recording our soundtrack for Nosferatu. Want to support the effort? Join us on Patreon! Please note: The Nosferatu EP does not sync with any videos. It is simply a collection of highlights from our soundtrack recorded in 2015.
Josh wore this custom double breasted vest throughout 2016 and 2017 when we were performing with Nosferatu every night. it was cursed in Ft. Collins, CO in May 2017 but don't worry --- Dylan Younger was able to remove the curse in just a few months later and now it's available for sale on our store.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE
LIMITED EDITION POSTERS
Only two left. This poster was for a show on our Gods of Convenience tour that was so poorly attended we didn't even play. Even weirder, the venue went to the trouble of having these made and didn't put them up until the day of the show. It's a lovely memento of a not so amazing summer night in 2005 near Cincinnati, OH.
Choose white or "natural". Each one is signed and numbered by the artist. She contacted us only a few weeks before this show offering to make posters for it but we'd already chosen Hans Rickheit's alien face art for this show. That didn't stop her. She made this art and dropped off the posters at Josh's house. We never met her. Only a few left of each color.
Only 2 left. We played our score for "The Unknown" as the movie was projected onto a wall in the second most wide-open, cacophonous room we've ever played. Chatter from attendees was louder than us. It was one of our highest paying gigs at the time. We also got a bunch of free dinosaur masks!