5 - Lubbock, TX - Alamo Drafthouse
6 - Albuquerque, NM - Guild Cinema
7 - Santa Fe, NM - Center for Contemporary Art
8 - Denver, CO - Alamo Drafthouse
9 - Ft. Collins, CO - Lyric Cinema
10 - SLC, UT - Salt Lake Film Society
12 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
13 - Seattle, WA - SIFF Uptown Egyptian
14 - Olympia, WA - Capitol Theatre
15 - Tacoma, WA - The Grand Cinema
16 - Vancouver, BC - Rio Theatre
18 - Eureka, CA - Eureka Theatre
19 - Sacramento - Crest Theatre
20 - Chico, CA - Pageant Theatre
21 - SF, CA - Alamo Drafthouse
22 - Oakland, CA - New Parkway
23 - Larkspur, CA - Lark Cinema
24 - Santa Ana, CA - Frida Cinema
26 - Los Angeles, CA - Alamo Drafthouse
27 - Phoenix, AZ - Majestic Tempe 7
28 - Tucson, AZ - Loft Cinema
29 - Phoenix, AX - Majestic Chandler 9
30 - El Paso, TX - Alamo Drafthouse
4 - San Antonio, TX - Alamo Drafthouse
5 - Houston, TX - Alamo Drafthouse
6 - Mobile, AL - Crescent Theater
7 - Atlanta, GA - The Springs
8 - Athens, GA - Ciné
9 - Norfolk, Va - Naro - NEW!
10 - Raleigh, NC - Alamo Drafthouse
11 - DC - Alamo Drafthouse
12 - Ashburn, VA - Alamo Drafthouse
13 - Lancaster, PA - Zoetropolis
14 - Emmaus, PA - Emmaus Theatre
16 - Brooklyn, NY - Alamo Drafthouse
17 - Yonkers, NY - Alamo Drafthouse
18 - Huntington, NY - Cinema Arts
19 - Ithaca, NY - Cornell Sage Chapel
20 - Buffalo, NY - North Park Theatre
21 - Toronto, ON - Fox Theatre - NEW!
22 - Kitchener, ON - Apollo Cinema
24 - Chicago, IL - Music Box Theatre
25 - Des Moines, IA - xBk
26 - Omaha, NE - Alamo Drafthouse
27 - Normal, IL - Normal Theatre
28 - Carbondale, IL - Varsity Center
29 - Tulsa, OK - Circle Cinema
30 - Dallas, TX - Texas Theatre
31 - Austin, TX - Alamo Drafthouse
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"Bizarre, haunting scores"
“(The Invincible Czars' soundtrack for Nosferatu is) a brilliantly realized wedding of contemporary musical sensibility and technology with early 20th century cinema.”
– Chico News Review
Nosferatu is one of the most revered films in the history of cinema and The Invincible Czars are bringing their updated soundtrack back for the centennial in 2022!.
Nosferatu is most certainly the most important horror film of the silent era and one of the first vampire movies — though it was almost completely lost when Bram Stoker's widow sued the filmmakers for copyright infringement and most of the prints of the movie were destroyed.
Fans, theaters and media have praised The Invincible Czars' soundtrack for making the near century-old movie “actually scary” for modern day audiences since they debuted it in 2015. the band has performed well over 100 times across the US and Canada. In 2021, they updated the soundtrack to include drums and little more rock edge while retain their signature delicate creepiness.
Using a mix of acoustic and electric instruments helped. Violin, glockenspiel, organ, flute, bass clarinet, voices and vocals, music box, loops, electric guitar, bass, piano and percussion all play prominent roles in the score and are a sight to behold when performed live by only four or five players!
Nosferatu tells the story of Hutter and Ellen, a couple from the village of Wisborg. Hutter travels to Transylvania to sell a piece of property in Wisborg to Count Orlok. Hutter stays in Orlok’s castle only to learn that the Count is a vampire. Orlok purchases a house next to Hutter’s, locks Hutter in the castle and travels to Wisborg. On the way, he manages to possess Hutter’s employer and Ellen and strike the village with an outbreak of the plague. Hutter rushes home to stop him before it’s too late.
The Invincible Czars encourage fans and attendees to dress for the Halloween season at these shows - even when it's not close to Halloween.
ABOUT THE BAND
The Invincible Czars began making adventurous rock music in Austin clubs 2003 but they quickly branched into the arts world with their wide scope of styles, cinematic flare, mix of modern and classical instruments and their complicated relationship with heavy metal. In their early days, they inadvertently intimidated many Austin rock musicians with their requirement that every band member be able to read music. All their music is notated but these charts are hardly ever strictly observed.
Though they continue to take on a variety of projects, including their Austin-tacious re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite, The Invincible Czars are probably best known for their silent film soundtracks which they perform live at cinemas, colleges and performing arts spaces all over the US and Canada.
They began accompanying silent films at the original Alamo Drafthouse in Austin in 2006 with Aelita, Queen of Mars (1922) a film the band calls "terribly boring," admitting they fell asleep upon a first watch. They continued adding titles to their catalog year after year and expanding their performance region slowly until they were touring the entire US iby 2016. Many art house cinemas and film festivals call The Invincible Czars one of the best in the nation for silent film accompaniment. "Thank you for making this movie actually scary," is heard at least once at every show.
The band operates as a collective with a few core members and a rotating cast of additional members on any given project or tour. They sound different from season to season and year to year. The touring ensemble for 2022 is
Phil Davidson - violin, keyboards, percussion
Skunk Manhattan - piano, keyboards, bass
Josh Robins - guitar, bass, samples, percussion
Louis Landry - drums, percussion, keyboards
Zelda Younger - flute, clarinet
Seattle International Film Festival
Texas A&M University
Cleveland Institute of Art
Fort Worth Museum of of Science and History
Sam Houston State University
Discovery Green (Houston)
Alamo Drafhouse (almost every US location)
University of Hartford
North Park Theatre (Buffalo)
Little Dog Cinema (Hattiesburg, MS)
Texas Theatre (Dallas)
Adventures Underground (Comics Store)
Tower Theatre (SLC)
Loft Cinema (Tucson)
CCA Santa Fe
Pickford Film Center (Bellingham, WA)
The Athenaeum (Chicago)
Rio Theatre (Vancouver, BC)
Apollo Cinema (Kitchener, ON)
Fox Cinema (Toronto, ON)
The New Parkway (Oakland, CA)
Eureka Theatre (Eureka, CA)
Pageant Theatre (Chico, CA)
Kiggins Theatre (Vancouver, WA)
Grand Cinema (Tacoma, WA)
Crescent Theatre (Mobile, AL)
Olympia Theatre (Olympia, WA)
The Marquis (Montgomery, AL)
Lark Theatre (Larkspur, CA)
Clinton St. Theatre (Portland, OR)
etc., etc., etc!