July 14th at Dumb Records: Holy Pinto, Isaac Arms, Bernie Flesch, Marble Teeth, Kate Ridge


Are you ready for our next show happening inside Dumb Records? Well, there actually is a hip hop show happening there this Sunday at 3:00 pm – find out more about that one right here. But there’s even now another one happening one week from tomorrow on Saturday, July 14th! That one is going to be mostly acoustic acts. For this one we have a group returning from the UK called “Holy Pinto” – they had performed up in Southtown Studio when that was active under Brandon Carnes a few years back. Stream some Holy Pinto beans on the player embedded below. Up before that is our good friend Isaac Arms of Heirship Records performing some tunes. Also on deck is Bernie Flesch, our other good friend from Bar None. Hi Bernie! We also have an act lined up called “Marble Teeth” from Decatur. Who’s that? Is that the guy from the band Spooky Poo? Who knows! Opening things up looks like we have Kate Ridge, who recently recorded some material up in Southtown Sound on the way soon.

This show starts in the record store at 7:00 pm that night. Admission we are asking $5-7 to go towards the touring act. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up in Southtown this summer.

Looming Debut New Song, New Album “Seed” Out September 29th


It is an exciting day indeed because the rising band Looming have officially announced their new album today through website Brooklyn Vegan. The new album is officially titled Seed and the release date is scheduled for September 29th. The album is being put out by No Sleep Records, who also released the band’s first full length album Nailbiter in 2015. Artwork was once again done by Milk Tirehaus of the band King Worm. Check out the Brooklyn Vegan article right here. The article also lists out solo tour dates for Jessica Knight throughout the months of August and September this year before the album is released. In addition to announcing the album, the band is also releasing the first track off of Seed – and that is the song “Down” which you can find on the youtube player embedded below.

Looming does have two shows currently lined up in Springfield – this includes Thursday, July 27th later this month along with Aviator, Lume, and Moondead and also Downhome Music Festival on Saturday, July 28th.

Discontent Fest Happening in Peoria on July 22nd + 23rd


Now that we are well into the summer the summer festivals don’t stop! This summer brings the second year for Peoria hardcore music festival Discontent Fest happening on Saturday and Sunday July 22nd and 23rd. We count a total of 40 bands playing the fest as listed on the flier above, with 20 bands on each day. The lineup this year features a good handful of bands all familiar to Black Sheep and also Dumb Fest – including Falter, Stye, P.E.A.R.L., 86 Gemini, Pryss, and Dream Probe.

A breakedown of the full lineup along with links to listen to each band can be found right here on the Discontent Fest facebook page. Both days will be happening at The Rail II in Peoria, which is all ages as far as we can tell. Ticket info and pricing has not yet been released.

Monday at Black Sheep: Pretend I’m Not There, Leche, Say Something, Grady Drugg


As we said yesterday, we are now at the beginning of a streak of 5 shows in a total of 6 days at Black Sheep / Dumb Records. Today is the only day out of all of those there isn’t a show, and this one on Monday, July 10th is going to be the last of the streak. For this show looks like we got ourselves the touring cowboy punk band from Austin, Texas – “Leche” on board. Stream some of their music on the player below. Pretend I’m Not There – local solo ambient act – is what’s going to be closing out the night. We should also mention that Leche the band is touring with another lo-fi solo act from Austin who will also be playing the show. That is “Grady Drugg” at the bottom of that there flier. And what do you know this show is bringing out a rare appearance by the local punk band Say Something, first time we have seen them in a minute.

All of this starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Find 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.