Archive for February, 2012


Posted: February 27, 2012 in News

Well, here it is! After many emails, phone calls, and lots of caffeine and nicotine, let me be the first to say that i’ve never had more fun in my life.

Instant Classic Records and Weirdos Austin are very proud to present the inaugural edition of NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN!!! Thats right folks!!! We are proud to present NXNA, to  be held at Weirdos the week of SXSW. Why deal with downtown? Come on up North and get a taste of what live music is all about!

From March 13-17th, we will be presenting several artists showcasing their brilliant talent for you to enjoy! The venue offers amazing food, drink, and atmosphere, and is located conveniently AWAY from the chaos of downtown.

Featuring a huge variety of acts from all over the world, a ridiculous food and drink selection, and plenty of space to move around without the all stress of 6th Street, Weirdos has something for everyone! The music starts on Tuesday, 3/13, and goes till Sunday, 3/18.

Official schedule dates and times will be posted closer event time, so please check back for more info. We are very proud and extremely excited to bring you this amazing week of live music and fun atmosphere. Hope to see you there!!!

Saturday is ST PATRICKS’S DAY, and music starts at Noon!

Sunday is our Crawfish Extravaganza!

Its going to be a great week and weekend… Come rock out with us!

Presented by:




MARCH 13th-18th, 2012 @ WEIRDO’S!!!

Alex Schein (NYC)

Aliza Hava (LA)

Andrew Greacen(NY)

Betsy Kington and The Crowns (GA)

Brick and Mortar (NJ

Canary (MA)

Charley Orlando (NY)

Cheers Elephants (PA)

David Allyn (TX)

David Chalk (The Northern) (NYC)

Elephants Gerald (MD)

Eyes Lips Eyes (CA)

Jeff Hershey and The Heartbeat (CA)

Jessica Felman (CA)

Jose Alvarez and Mike Ryan (TX)

Juston Stens and The Get Real Gang (PA)

Kevin Garrett – NYC

Kim Monroe and Chris Eves – NY

Lady Parts (MA)

Le Blorr (FL)

Manda Mosher (CA)

Mirel Wagner (Finland)

New Day Dawn (NYC)

Reddy Set Joey (MA)

River City Extension (NJ)

Soundspeak (NYC)

Sports (NY)

Stokeswood (acoustic) (GA)

Stone Soup (TX)

Thayer Sarrano (GA)

The Bottom Dollars (NYC)

The Foreign Resort (Denmark)

The Front Bottoms (NJ)

The Old Holdouts (TX)

The Revivalists (LA)

Thomas Wynn and The Believers (FL)

Toy Bombs (CA)

…And many more to be announced. Stay tuned for schedule and times, and come have a blast with us!!!

Charley Orlando is just about to take his one-man show on tour for 2 whole months… Talk about a road dog! In addition to his travels, Charley will also be making a stop in Atlanta to begin recording his next album on Milieu Record, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out!

Charley will be a part of NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN FESTIVAL at Weirdo’s on March 13 and 14th, so make sure to come check him out if you are making it to Austin, and wherever you else you may cross his path!!! All dates are listed below:

2/29 Stowe,VT; Rusty Nail
3/1 Plattsburgh, NY; Monopole
3/2 Batavia, NY; Moon Java
3/8 Atlanta, GA; The Music Room
3/13 Austin, TX; Weirdo’s
3/14 Austin, TX; Weirdo’s
3/15 Snyder, TX; Big Apple Deli
3/16 Albuquerque, NM; Low Spirits
3/18 Boulder, CO; Mountain Sun
3/19 Denver, CO; Appaloosa
3/22 Durango, CO; The Summit
3/23 Edwards, CO; Main Street Grille
3/24 Carbondale, CO; Steve’s Guitars
3/25 Manitou Springs, CO; Ancient Mariner
3/26 Denver, CO; Sancho’s
3/28 Jackson Hole, WY; Q Roadhouse
3/30 Boise, ID; Sockeye Brewery
3/31 Payette, ID; Sundance Saloon
4/1 McCall, ID; Crusty’s
4/3 Moscow, ID; John’s Alley
4/5 Coeur d’ Alene, ID; Moon Time
4/6 Friday Harbor, WA; Herb’s
4/7 Friday Harbor, WA; Herb’s
4/8 Seattle, WA; Owl N’ Thistle
4/10 Portland, OR; Papa G’s
4/11 Applegate, OR; Applegate Lodge
4/12 Ashland, OR; Cebolla
4/13 Arcata, CA; Blondies (5pm)
4/13 McKinleyville, CA; Six Rivers (9pm)
4/14 Redding,CA; Vintage Wine Bar
4/15 Occidential, CA; Barley & Hops
4/16 Novato, CA; Finnegan’s Marin
4/18 Santa Monica, CA; Trip
4/20 Benicia, CA; Rellik Tavern
4/23 Denver, CO; TBA
4/26 St. Louis, MO; Plush
4/28 Tivoli, NY; Black Swan
4/29 Bridgeport, CT; The Field
5/4 Binghamton, NY; TBA
5/5 Manlius, NY; Kellish Hill Farm
5/10 Plattsburgh, NY; The Monopole
5/11 Richmond, VT; On The Rise
5/12 Burlington, VT; Nectar’s

Safe travels, Charley! Full N.X.N.A. Lineup coming very soon… GET READY!

Hi folks!

We have been incredibly busy reading emails, listening to bands from all over the world, and generally drinking way too much tea and coffee. I am proud to say that the late nights, used cell phone minutes, and eye strain has all been worth it!

We currently have 25 acts from all over the world performing at the very first “North By North Austin” Festival, taking place at Weirdo’s in N. Austin, and we still have many more acts submitting for us to choose from. I don’t want to brag, but I think we’ve got ourselves a mighty contender.

We will be offering a weeks worth of incredible music from March 13th-18th. Free admission, food and drink specials, easy access from downtown, and located on 3 acres of land… Plenty of room for everybody! The venue will be bringing in art venders from Austin and beyond to offer a wide variety of gift ideas, and bands will undoubtedly have lots of merchandise for sale. We encourage you to help these ambitious, talented folks try to make it to the next level!

If you are making it to SXSW and want to get away from the inevitable clusterfuckery of 6th street, we cordially invite you to come on over, have a drink, watch some incredible artists and bands, and sit for a spell… You may just find your next favorite artist!

Full lineup to be announced soon. If you are an artist or know someone who is looking to showcase their talent in Austin, have them send an EPK and/or all digital media to INSTANTCLASSICRECORDS@GMAIL.COM for consideration.

I cannot begin to tell you how excited I am to be putting on this event, and we look forward to having a great time, making lots of new friends, and not getting a whole lot of sleep.

Let’s do this! Stay tuned for a complete lineup!

What’s up everybody?

Here’s a kick in the pants… I have been contacted by a venue booker in Austin, Texas and asked to line up a week worth of showcases.

These will take place during SXSW, March 13-18th, and will run from 3pm until we close the place down.

Will you be in Austin during SXSW? Are you looking for a show/venue to perform at? Does your band want to play? I am looking for 50, yes FIFTY, acts who are intending to be in Austin, or who will make the trip down there to perform.

The goal is 45 minute sets with 15 minute changeovers. I am looking for a wide variety of styles, so show me what you’ve got!

You must be PROFESSIONAL, PUNCTUAL, PROFICIENT, and READY TO PLAY if/when you are scheduled. This is an amazing opportunity to meet a lot of people, get your name out there, and help take your musical career to a new level.

If this is you, or someone you know, please send your EPK and/or links to digital media to for consideration. I will listen to and consider any/all submissions and you will get a reply confirming I have  received your email. Please include days and times you are willing and able to play.

More details to come. Let’s get excited!