The Invincible Czars Perform Tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom
I, your humble Austin Music Minute host Laurie Gallardo, am quite fond of saying that The Invincible Czars aren’t just for the holidays.
‘Tis true that the wildly original sextet is known throughout our fair city for their delectable interpretation of The Nutcracker, and I myself am usually swooning with hearts in my eyes whenever they perform Iron Maiden‘s Number of The Beast round Halloween time. However, they continue to defy all musical categories with great relish and a completely joyous disregard for confining themselves to thinking inside the box. And we, the listeners, greatly benefit from this. Who else would brazenly combine klezmer, polka, classical, funk and heavy metal and pull it all together to make it work so magically?
If you still haven’t seen them (and for crying out loud, this is after countless times of me raving about them on the air like a lunatic fan girl), then you’d better do so. You have that opportunity tonight at Skinny’s Ballroom, a great little venue at 115 San Jacinto Blvd. Get there by 9 p.m., just in time to catch brilliant punked-up accordion mastermind Duckmandu, followed by the devious dissonance of The Dissonant Romantics. The Czars headline the show. This one comes highly recommended.
And please tell the Czars I sent you.