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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!


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!

Releases, Reunions, and Retail

Posted: January 27, 2012 in News, Releases

Hi folks.

Hopefully you are all super anxious to get your hands on the first-time pressings of PIETASTERS, PILFERS, EDNA’S GOLDFISH, and SUBURBAN LEGENDS vinyl we have coming up! A Big Cartel online store is just about to be complete, and you’ll have a chance to grab your copies via pre-sale. Can we sell it out before it even gets here?!

ICR is also in talks with a post-rock band from far, far away to release their most recent, absolutely amazing album of spacey post-rock. We will keep you posted on this as details come in, so stay tuned… It’ll be worth the wait!

ICM Artist Charley Orlando will be playing a few off-dates before he heads out on his Spring National Tour, which will see him criss-cross the country from the last week of February through April. Always try to show some love to the hardworking performers out there, and check Charley out if he comes your way! All tour dates will be posted once finalized, but you can go HERE for details on what is confirmed so far.

We will hopefully have t-shirts and stickers available very shortly… What size do you all wear and what colors do you like? Make sure to check us out on Facebook and follow along on Twitter!

Thanks everybody!

G’morning, folks!

Quick update… We have hit our 12k goal, and everyone who pledges at least $20 will automatically get an exclusive limited 7″ record with their order.

In even crazier news, if we hit 13k, we may be able to release ANOTHER 7″ RECORD as well! If you dig records and want to help an awesome project, go HERE now… 6 DAYS LEFT!

Thanks again, everyone… This is amazing!