The Invincible Czars
Tue., Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.
Crescent Theater, 208 Dauphin St., www.crescenttheater.com
Tickets: $10 at the Crescent Theater and online
Each year, the Crescent Theater helps the Azalea City get into the spirit of Halloween. In the past, the independent cinema has reserved October for multiple screenings of “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and classic horror films. For the past three years, the Crescent seems to have established a new tradition.
This LoDa theater will start the 2016 Halloween season with another screening of the silent horror classic “Nosferatu” with a live score provided by The Invincible Czars of Austin, Texas. “Nosferatu” is considered one of the most iconic horror movies in film history, and Max Schreck’s portrayal of the vampire Count Orlok is still terrifying.
Meanwhile, many music fans in the Mobile area are familiar with The Invincible Czars. In addition to scoring other silent films, the eclectic group has performed their wonderfully off-beat version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite” at the annual Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas.
With influences ranging from Sonic Youth to Danny Elfman, The Invincible Czars performs a variety of instruments and musical genres to create a unique musical experience for the audience. The Invincible Czars’ live score for “Nosferatu” promises to be as eerie as Count Orlok’s image on the screen, with a mix of avant-garde rock and classical sounds including Bela Bartok’s “Romanian Folk Dances.” Don’t miss the interview with bandleader Josh Robins in this week’s Artifice column.