The Czars Get Loud During This Silent Film

If the photos on their website are to be believed, Austin’s Invincible Czars have chops and sideburns that would rival the likes of Sam Houston, David Crockett and Jim Bowie – which is kind of appropriate since the Czars will be at the Texas Theatre March 24 to perform a live score to DW Griffith’s Martyrs of the Alamo. Whether the aforementioned Texas legends were portrayed effectively, or even whether the original silent film is historically accurate (it isn’t) is neither here nor there; with the Czars providing their trademark fusion of lounge, klezmer, classical and various other genres, those Texas Martyrs will never be the same. See, and hear, it at 8 p.m. Saturday. The Texas Theatre is located at 231 W. Jefferson Blvd. Tickets are $10. Visit and
Sat., March 24, 2012
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Merritt Martin
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