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 ūüôā

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).

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!

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 РNYC

Kim Monroe and Chris Eves РNY

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 ūüôā

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