Archive for March, 2012

Who likes records?!

Posted: March 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Hi everyone,

It took a solid week of early nights, but Austin recovery is more or less complete.

Things are moving along very nicely with the 90’s Ska vinyl project, and we expect to have Pilfers, Pietasters, Edna’s Goldfish, and Suburban Legends records in just a few short weeks! As a long time fan of all these acts, it is a pleasure to be able to help keep their music and legacy alive!

To speak briefly on the NXNA experience, I had a fantastic time meeting and watching literally hundreds of talented, ambitious musicians take the stage. Though there were a few technical difficulties and flubs along the way, every act conducted themselves professionally and played their hearts out… Kudos to everyone!

We are in talks with a few artists for management and recording possibilities at this time, and will be updating shortly as things come together.

Check out our store for cover art and details on the upcoming releases, and check back often for updates as they occur. Thanks so much for being a fan and friend to ICR!

NEWS FLASH (in rolling, italicized script, once I get a real website,)

Due to an altercation that occurred after hours last night at Weirdos, there is the possibility of outdoor permit forfeiture.

All bands have been contacted and are on alert. This does NOT effect the indoor stage.

Heading out after Sports from NY gets here to try and secure an alternate venue 3 miles closer to downtown in the even permits are revoked.

Check back on Facebook and Twitter for details as they occur.

Don’t you love a good story? BTW… Jeff Hershey and The Heartbeats kicked so much ass last night!!!

Good morning Austin… The music begins TODAY at Weirdos!

Below is the entire list of schedule performers and their time slots. We have a few special guests lined up, so you’ll just have to come by to see what plans we have in store! RSVP at our Facebook and show your support!

We have been asked to begin scheduling NXNA 2 already, and will actively seeking submissions from artists beginning MARCH 22ND.

Amazing talent, 3 fully stocked bars with great food and drink,TONS (i’m not kidding) TONS of space, volleyball courts, free admission, ALL AGES until 9pm, and definitely one of the coolest spots I have ever seen in my life… Come on down! Again, music begins at 3pm!

North By North Austin Time Slots:

Tuesday 3/13 INSIDE 

3pm Kim Monroe and Chris Eves (NY)

4pm Elephants Gerald  (MD)

5pm The Spring Standards (NY)

6pm Kevin Garrett (NYC)

7pm Andrew Greacen  (NY)

8pm Tom Vickers Band (TX)

9pm The Old Holdouts (TX)

11pm Soundspeak (NYC)

12am Charley Orlando (NY)

Wednesday 3/14 INSIDE

3pm Canary (MA)

4pm TBA

5pm The Foreign Resort (Denmark)

6pm Alex Schein (NYC)

7pm David Allyn (TX)

8pm Charley Orlando (NY)

10pm A/C/D Jam (NY/TX)

11pm The Bottom Dollars (NYC)

12am Jeff Hershey and The Heartbeats (CA)

1am Juston Stens and The G.R.G. (PA)

Thursday 3/15 INSIDE 

3pm Sports (NY)

4pm Brick and Mortar (NJ TAKEOVER)

5pm The Front Bottoms (NJ TAKEOVER)

6pm River City Extension (NJ TAKEOVER)

7pm Stokeswood (acoustic) (GA)

8pm Thayer Sarrano (GA)

9pm Le Blorr (FL)

10pm Cheers Elephant (PA)

11pm Alex Schein (NY)

12am Reddy Set Joey (MA)

1am New Day Dawn (NYC)

Friday 3/16 INSIDE

3pm Solander (Sweden)

4pm Mirel Wagner (Finland)

5pm Alex Schein (NY)

6pm Aliza Hava (LA)

7pm Lady Parts (MA)

8pm Kim Monroe and Chris Eves (NY)

9pm David Allyn (TX)

10pm Jose Alvarez & Mike Ryan (TX)

11pm Dea Dia (CT)

12am TBA

1am TBA

Friday 3/16 OUTSIDE 

3:30pm New Day Dawn (NYC)

5:00pm The Proud Flesh (CT)

6:30pm Betsy King and The Crowns (GA)

8:00pm Mama’s Love (GA)

9:30pm Great Elk (NYC)

11:00pm The Revivalists (LA)

Saturday 3/17 INSIDE

12pm David Allyn (TX)

1pm Dylan DeAnda (TX)

2pm The Asteroid Shop (TX)

3pm David Chalk (NYC)

4pm Aliza Hava (LA)

5pm Elephants Gerald (MD)

6pm Manda Mosher (CA)

7pm Jessica Felman (CA)

8pm Lucius (NYC)

9pm Grace Weber (WI)

10pm TBA

11pm Fierce Creatures (CA)

12am TBA

1am Lauren Tenney and The Terribles (MA)

Saturday 3/17 OUTSIDE

12:30pm The Higher Concept (NYC)

2:00pm Stokeswood (GA)

3:30pm Eyes Lips Eyes (CA)

4:30pm Toy Bombs (CA)

6:00pm Dylan DeAnda Band (TX)

7:30pm Create A Monster

8:30pm Thomas Wynn and The Believers(FL)

10pm Stone Soup (TX)

11pm TBA

Sunday 3/18 OUTSIDE

3:00pm The Spring Standards (NY)

5:00pm Dr. Zog (TX)

What a week it will be! Stay tuned for the schedule and time slots. But really, you should just come down and hang out from dawn til dusk with us.

It’s gonna be a monster! Free admission, All Ages til 9pm, Great Music, Food, and Drink… Austin in 1 WEEK… NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN!!!

Alex Schein (NYC)

Aliza Hava (LA)

Andrew Greacen(NY)

Betsy Kingston and The Crowns (GA)

Brick and Mortar (NJ

Canary (MA)

Charley Orlando (NY)

Cheers Elephants (PA)

David Allyn (TX)

David Chalk (The Northern) (NYC)

Dea Dia (CT)

Dr. Zogg (TX)

Dylan DeAnda (TX)

Elephants Gerald (MD)

Eyes Lips Eyes (CA)

Fierce Creatures (CA)

Grace Weber (WI)

Great Elk (NYC)

Jeff Hershey and The Heartbeats (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)

Lauren Tenney and The Terribles (MA)

Le Blorr (FL)

Lucius (NYC)

Mama’s Love (GA)

Manda Mosher (CA)

Mirel Wagner (Finland)

New Day Dawn (NYC)

Reddy Set Joey (MA)

River City Extension (NJ)

Solander (Sweden)

Soundspeak (NYC)

Sports (NY)

Stokeswood (acoustic) (GA)

Stone Soup (TX)

Thayer Sarrano (GA)

The Asteroid Shop (TX)

The Bottom Dollars (NYC)

The Foreign Resort (Denmark)

The Front Bottoms (NJ)

The Higher Concept (NYC)

The Old Holdouts (TX)

The Proud Flesh (CT)

The Revivalists (LA)

The Spring Standards (NY)

Thomas Wynn and The Believers (FL)

Tom Vickers Band (TX)

Toy Bombs (CA)

Plus 5 more artists selected by the venue!


Posted: March 5, 2012 in Artists, News

Gluttons for punishment?

Nah… Addicts for live music! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the FINAL ROUND of artists performing at NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN’s Inaugural Year!

Fierce Creatures (CA

Grace Weber (WI)

Lucius (NYC

Mama’s Love (GA)

Solander (Sweden)

The Higher Concept (NYC)

Plus 5 more artists selected by the venue!

I have put in an incredible amount of time organizing, coordinating, and otherwise losing sleep over how to make this event a contender against the chaos of 6th Street, and I am 100% positive this will be a complete blast!

Weirdos will be featuring insanely cheap drink and food specials, outdoor entertainment, venders, as well as one of the most spacious venues in Austin. We have all been working very hard to make this event happen, and we did it for the bands, you, and Austin! Come out and have some fucking fun with us!

Please head over to our Facebook event page and rsvp, invite your friends, and come up North for a day or 4… You’ll have a great time with great artists, great drinks, and awesome people!

Give Instant Classic Records a “Like” while you’re at it… Working hard over here 🙂

Thank you guys very much for your support… It all goes down 3/13 at Weirdos!

You didn’t think we were done yet, did you? 😉

We are proud to announce our 2nd round of showcasing acts taking part in the inaugural year of NORTH BY NORTH AUSTIN, happening at Weirdo’s from 3/13-18! Here we go!!!

Dea Dia (CT)

Dr. Zogg (TX)

Dylan DeAnda (TX)

Great Elk (NYC)

Laura Tenney and The Terribles (MA)

The Proud Flesh (CT)

The Spring Standards (NY)

Tom Vickers Band (TX)

The Asteroid Shop (TX)

And now for something completely different. After sorting through a zillion emails, destroying cell phone family plan minutes, and negotiating time slots with some very talented and friendly folks, I want to send out an invite to acts that are looking to play. The following time slots are OPEN, and I would like to give you an opportunity to show me what you’ve got and what you’re willing to do to jump on this already insane line up! Check them out, and if you are available for any of these times and would like to play, send me an email with your EPK and/or digi links. Bonus points for Facebook “Likes”, Shares, and Twitter follows. Here they are…


Wednesday 4pm INSIDE

Friday 9pm, 12am, 1am INSIDE

Saturday 8pm, 10pm, 12am INSIDE

Saturday 12:30pm and 7:30pm OUTSIDE

Sunday 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8pm INSIDE

Sunday 4:30pm and 5:30 pm OUTSIDE


Let’s do this thing!