Midwest Punkfest 9 in Bloomington, Illinois June 2-4


We are keeping things rolling keeping you in the loop on DIY and punk festivals happening in Springfield and the surrounding cities this summer. This one is Midwest Punkfest – it’s the ninth year they have held the festival in Bloomington, Illinois and it is happening this year on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. This will be the same weekend as Legacy of Giving Festival in Springfield which we will have a separate post up here soon. Midwest Punkfest 9 features a lot of bands from all over the midwest. Also a few acts from Springfield including The Timmys, Jeff Williams (NIL8), Attic Salt, and Hospital Job. Check out the full list of bands below:

Sleeping Under 47
American Dischord (AMDX)
Werepire Day
All Eyes West
The Timmys
Jeff Williams of NIL8
Bassamp and Dano
Taylor smith
Minor Decline
The Radio Buzzkills
Attic Salt
On The Cinder
Dollar Signs
The Raging Nathans
Hospital Job
The Slow Death
Mikey Erg
Arms Aloft
The Dopamines
Flamingo Nosebleed
Dirty Rotten Revenge
The Subservients
Terribly Happy
FAT BY the Gallon
Jake Martin
Morgan And The Freemen
Back Alley Riot
Almost People
Jason Thompson
Voice Of Addiction
The Haddonfields

That’s a lot! Check out the Midwest Punkfest 9 facebook event for a closer look at when each of those bands will be playing the fest, and for more info on venue and ticket information.

Today on Black Sheep Radio: Calvin Pitts (Southtown Construction & Training (For Real This Time)


It’s Friday, so yes we do have an episode of The Black Sheep Radio Show lined up today. A couple of weeks back we had Calvin Pitts of the new Southtown Construction and Training Center across the street from Dumb Records scheduled to come in as guest, but things came up and that ended up not working out last minute. Today we are trying things again and should have Calvin in on the program as guest! Calvin was featured on the cover of the Springfield Business Journal for the month of March.

The Black Sheep Radio Show airs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm today and every Friday on 88.3 WQNA fm. You can tune in on the radio or listen to it the same time at wqna.net. Check out our radio page for a few downloadable episodes of the past.

Electronic Show Tonight at Black Sheep: Hippie Squishers, Vanilla Gorilla, Hood E. Klimate, Kabass


Ready to try some new things out tonight? It’s a beautiful day today and we are having an electronic show at Black Sheep! Tonight there are four acts lined up on the bill from around the area. At the top of the poster is “Hippie Squishers” from Peoria, Illinois. You can check out some of their music on the player embedded below. Then over from Decatur, Illinois we have “Vanilla Gorilla” who will be “DJing some of the freshest beats.” Before that is Hood E. Klimate, who also runs “Killinoize Productions”. Then from Springfield and possibly first up is “Kabass” who will probably bringing some of that bass.

This show of course is all ages (drug and alcohol free), will start at 7:00 pm and there will be a $7 cover. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.