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Hi everyone,

It’s been a while and we are busier than ever. The first batch of records arrived and they are fantastic! We still have a few left, so get them before the are all gone!

A new Kickstarter has been launched for (4) new records, and they are classics again! The Bruce Lee Band, The Toasters, The Stubborn All-Stars, and The Slackers are all in the pot, and you can help! Go to Kickstarter HERE and make a pledge.

Lots coming up, and check out www.livehighfive.com to read interviews and reviews of some of the best acts out there!

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Ever feel like a piece of your childhood was taken away from you?

Instant Classic Records would like to offer our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of legendary bassist Lloyd Brevett of The Skatalites and Adam “MCA” Yauch from The Beastie Boys.

I would like to thank them for their outstanding contributions to music and their incredible influence on culture. At the end of the day, we are all human… No one gets out of this life alive. The most important thing to do now is make sure their music lives on.

So crack a beer, crank your stereo, and celebrate their creations!

Rest in Peace, guys.

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!

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 instantclassicrecords@gmail.com 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!