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The Fad, Inspecter 7, and The Scofflaws have been added to THE APPLE STOMP at Irving Plaza in NYC on May 31st and June 1st.

We couldn’t be happier or more excited at how this event is turning out! Not to be missed, make sure to grab your tickets now if you want a 2 day pass, or be quick and grab a day pass to either show tomorrow.

It’s gonna be a rager… Get ready to have a whole lot of fun!!!

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Hey everybody,

As you know, APPLE STOMP is coming to Irving Plaza in NYC on May 31st and June 1st. Boasting an incredible lineup curated by our friends at Asbestos Records, we are beyond excited to help bring you (arguably and to date) the best Ska lineup you’ll see all year in the US and beyond. I mean, I haven’t seen anything this good since, well, ever!

Tickets for this monster go live at 12 PM TODAY, and there are app. 1,000 2-day passes available. Price is $55 for both days before Livenation fees (which will probably be exorbitant, but we have zero control over this and apologize.) Once the 2-day passes are gone, the show will be sold out. If 2-day passes do not sell out, there will be a limited number of single day tickets available. But then, why would you only want to see 1 day?!

Click RIGHT HERE for the tickets at NOON TODAY, and thank you all very much for your support. This is going to be an incredible time, so don’t miss out… Join us!




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After months of planning and a whole lot of waiting, we are very proud to announce the first ever APPLE STOMP, taking place at Irving Plaza in NYC on May 31st and June 1st courtesy of our friends at Asbestos Records and a host of awesome sponsors!

In addition to an anxiously awaited reunion by Metal-Ska band THUMPER, the lineup also includes a host of other tremendous Ska Acts including THE SUICIDE MACHINES, THE SLACKERS, PILFERS, SPRING HEELED JACK, MU330, MEPHISKAPHELES, MURPHY’S LAW, WESTBOUND TRAIN, METRO STYLEE, BIGGER THOMAS, WHATS YOUR PROBLEM BRAIN, and more to be announced shortly.

THIS WILL SELL OUT. Do NOT wait to get tickets.

UPDATED: Here’s the ticket link!

Hi everyone and hope you all had a great summer this year! We’ve been plenty busy over here and are very happy to announce that the second round of the 3rd Wave Ska Preservation Society record series has been successfully funded. We are proud to add (4) more legendary bands and amazing records to our catalogue.

Needless to say, we are thrilled to be able to help bring these albums to vinyl, and know they are going to get you moving when they hit your turntable! We still have a small number of records left from the first round of releases, so make sure to scoop those up! 8 records in 1 year… Not too shabby 🙂

Thank you for your continued support! Now for the records…

The Bruce Lee Band self-titled (Mike Park from Asian Man Records with Less Than Jake backing him up!)

The Toasters “Don’t Let The Bastards Grind You Down” – 2xLP, featuring unreleased tracks and artwork direct from the Toasters archive.

The Slackers “International War Criminal” – w/ bonus unreleased tracks

Stubborn All Stars “Back With A New Batch” (NYC Supergroup featuring Django and Skinnerbox)

Get pumped!!!

Hi everybody,

After a long wait, the 90’s Ska Preservation Society records are now officially in stock! Head to our Big Cartel site or message us directly for details!

We have (25) of each, and once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

Thank you so much for your patience… Now reap the reward and pick up 4 classics on vinyl for the first time. Yes!

What’s up everybody!

Well, though it has been an incredibly long wait and i’ve told you about a zillion times that the 3rd Wave Ska Preservation Records, including The Pietasters, The Pilfers, Suburban Legends, and Edna’s Goldfish, would be here anytime now, it looks like that may actually happen in the next few days. It really sucks that I will not have them available for the Summer of Ska 2012 shows happening in Upstate NY today and tomorrow, but life is tough sometimes.

Regardless, I have it on good authority that the records will be shipping out today, and contingent upon how long the delivery takes from Connecticut, I should have them very shortly. Again, there are only (25) copies of each record available through ICR, and I don’t expect them to last very long. If you know me, you can get them direct. If not, please go to our Big Cartel website and place a pre-order so you don’t miss out. These are all excellent records that have stood the test of time, and it is an honor to be associated with their first-time vinyl release!

We are constantly listening to lots of music and looking for acts who have the right stuff! If you think you’ve got what it takes, shoot us an email with your EPK and digital media.

Thank you guys very much for your support, and be ready in the next few days… The Records Are Coming (For real, this time.)

Hey everybody! It’s been a minute since i’ve posted up, but it’s because we’ve been very busy working on projects and getting things in motion for the future. Who ever thought a record label could be so much work?!

First the good news… ALL of our records should be here within the next few weeks. The delays were due to 1) a flaw in the stampers for the Pilfers vinyl and 2) RSD 2012, but the error has was corrected and the pressing plants are all back to normal admid the chaos of vinyl junkies and strict deadlines. How much money did YOU spend this year??? I look forward to the opportunity to participate in a release in the future.

To refresh your head, our first releases are THE PIETASTERS, THE PILFERS, SUBURBAN LEGENDS, and EDNA’S GOLDFISH!!! We are incredibly proud to bring you these four records, on vinyl for the first time, and look forward to putting many more awesome releases into your hands.

Regarding submissions, there are several artists who have expressed an interest in releasing music with ICR, and we are honored and delighted at the responses we’ve received. If you have any artists or bands you’d like to submit, feel free to send stuff over and i’ll check it out. Please… NO MP3’s in the email 🙂

Lastly, ICM is no longer handling managerial duties for Charley Orlando, but we will be helping him with publicity needs as they occur.  Make sure to catch him on his next run of dates and add him up on Facebook.

Won’t be long, folks… our first releases are so close, I can almost smell the wax.

Listen to more music. Go to more shows. Support your scene(s).

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!!!


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!