"Audacious, liberated indie-opera music is among the most original being made in LA today."

"Nastily seductive, dangerous" 

Los Angeles Times

"A beautifully haunting voice. Timur is a brilliant architect

of tension."

LA Weekly

Long Bio 

    Timur and the Dime Museum fuses sounds with Bjork fierceness and The Residents theatricality. Formed in 2010, following their collaboration with the Klaus Nomi songwriter Kristian Hoffman, the band is led by the opera singer TIMUR. LA Weekly called Timur a "fascinating Kazakh-American hybrid, a flamboyant performer with a beautifully haunting voice and a brilliant architect of tension”. After their successful debut on the ALOUD series and an appearance on “America’s Got Talent”, they started to perform around the U.S., opening for such diverse artists as the Tiger Lilies, Prince Poppycock, The Red Paintings, Ann Magnuson, and Kristian Hoffman. Most recently, they were featured at the Redcat Theater Gala with Jack Black,  at Joe’s Pub, Miami Light Project and Operadagen Rotterdam.

    The band’s stunning intensity brings original songs to cure the new depression with a glam attitude, combining Timur's “stratospheric voice” (LA Times) with guitar, bass, accordion, and drums. T&DM collaborated with member Daniel Corral on Zoophilic Follies at NOW Festival at Redcat Theater; multimedia project Crescent City by Anne LeBaron and the Industry LA; and in 2013 made their East Coast debut with video artist Jesse Gilbert as part of the Beth Morrison’s PROTOTYPE Festival at HERE Arts Center. The band is currently touring their first large-scale multimedia project, Collapse, a post-ecological Requiem, produced by BMP with video artist Jesse Gilbert and fashion designer Victor Wilde, of Bohemian Society, and working on the release of their next album.

Short Bio

     LA band Timur and the Dime Museum, described by the LA Times as “punk-operatic spectacle”, appeared on the prestigious ALOUD series and America’s Got Talent; opened for Tiger Lilies, The Red Paintings, Mucca Pazza, Prince Poppycock,  Kristian Hoffman, and Ann Magnuson, premiered operas “Zoophilic Follies” by Daniel Corral at Redcat Theater’s NOW festival, and “Crescent City” by Anne LeBaron and the Industry LA. Led by the “stratospheric tenor” (LA Times) TIMUR, featured in LA Weekly’s BEST OF LA 2011, the band  debuted in NYC as part of the Prototype Festival 2013 at the HERE, and most recently, at Joe's Pub. Continuing their collaboration in 2014 with Beth Morrison Projects, the band is currently developing their first large-scale multimedia project, COLLAPSE by Daniel Corral, currently on tour at Redcat Theater, Miami Light Project and Operadagen Rotterdam Festival.

"A fusion of Tiny Tim and Enrique Caruso for the new depression" Hits Magazine