The Invincible Czars began in 2002 as a ragtag art-rock group in the clubs of Austin, TX and have evolved into a collective of musicians with core of mainstays and a rotating cast of reserve players. They make adventurous, entertaining music in theatres, universities, museum, houses and the occasional rock club.
Their whimsical, Austin-tacious take on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite in 2004 set the group’s trajectory into the arts realm.
In 2007, they began accompanying silent films with their own tastefully modern soundtracks at the original Alamo Drafthouse. Thirteen years later they’ve become one the most beloved silent film accompaniment groups in the US bringing audience participation and lots of fun to a format that was previously alienating to most modern day audiences.
In 2018, they were added to the Texas Commission on the Arts' Texas Touring Roster.
Their influences include Faith No More, Frank Zappa, Bernard Herrmann, Danny Elfman, Henry Mancini, Tchikovsky, Satie, Mussorgsky, Bartok, Raymond Scott, Rev. Horton Heat and Jimi Hendrix.