WELCOME TO OUR EMPIRE
We started out making weird rock music a la Frank Zappa, Mr. Bungle and Primus in the clubs of Austin, TX in 2003 but our mix of rock and classical instruments lent itself to bigger projects and we quickly branched into the arts world with our live silent film soundtracks and our legendary holiday shows.
We post works-in-progress on our PATREON PAGE at least once a week including new singles and scenes from our silent film scores.
We're launching our Czarchive of content in the fall of 2020.
Travel through email to The Throne Room of the Czars for a journey through our history with videos, music, written stories, photos and more.
WHAT WE DO
We've created tastefully modern soundtracks for 10 silent films and performed live with the movies all over the US and Canada at arthouse cinemas, film festivals, parks, colleges, etc. We began doing this in 2006 at the original Alamo Drafthouse. We create custom artwork, incorporate audience participation into our shows and are known for our ability to complement the emotion on screen. This has been our main focus since 2015. We post silent film works in progress on our Patreon page every Tuesday.
Think Faith No More meets Brave Combo. We incorporate a lot of styles into our left-of-the-dial rock music. We've also applied our all-over-the-place style to several covers songs and even classical music like 1812 Overture and A Night on Bald Mountain. In 2020 we're launching a new singles series and collecting all of our music in the new Czarchive. We kicked it off with our ZZany version of ZZ Top's "La Grange".
Our whimsical re-imagining of The Nutcracker Suite became a holiday tradition when we debuted it in 2004. Since then we've added more and more wacky versions of holiday numbers to the show and played nearly every holiday event of note in San Antonio, Houston, DFW and Austin. In recent years we've become the band at Panoramic Voices annual Rockin' Holiday Extravaganza in Austin.