February 17th at Black Sheep: Beyond Peace, Spell Breaker, The Velveteers, Spirits, SCRUB


We have a show going on in nine days on Saturday, February 17th featuring a lot of acts to look forward to! At the top of the bill is blisteringly fast hardcore band “Beyond Peace” coming from Iowa City, Iowa. We are very blessed to have them play in our space. Looks like this is also another one for very busy Springfield punk group Spell Breaker as well. And another touring act on the bill is a duo called The Velveteers coming all the way from Denver, Colorado. Check out one of their songs embedded on the player below. Then from over the river our friends from St. Louis will be coming and playing in the rock group called “Spirits” – featuring members of past bands Black Panties, and more. Opening things up will be the ongoing band lotto 2017 band SCRUB.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. 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 going on at Black Sheep in these coming months.

The Studio Show: Season 3 Episode 1


We are very excited that our favorite Springfield-based web series is back! The Studio Show within the past week released their first episode of a brand new Season #3 after being gone from us with their last season ending roughly one year ago. The usual cast of Arlin Peebles and Keil Isham are back as two hosts of the series with 30 minute episodes featuring local artists and musicians and other fun tidbits thrown in. Episode one of the new season features local poet Ian Winterbauer and local singer/songwriter Kate Laine as guests. Both of whom are very familiar to the Black Sheep stage. Stream that new episode on the player below. Check out The Studio Show’s Youtube channel for all episodes of the past.

Pictured above is a writeup done on The Studio Show in this week’s copy of The Illinois Times done by Scott Faingold. You can find that here. Host of The Studio Show Aril Peebles will also be performing at Black Sheep this Saturday as part of the Radon Lounge presents show.

Tonight at Black Sheep: The Complaint Line, The Little Death, Our Landmark, Bottom Bracket


It might be a Thursday, but did you know there is a show going on tonight at Black Sheep? This one features all types of alternative rock. We have The Complaint Line headlining the bill from right here in Springfield. We also have the indie-sad rock band from Springfield/Taylorville called The Little Death up before them. This show will feature one out of town act and that is a newer Champaign indie rock group called Our Landmark. You can stream some of their music on the player below. Opening things up this time around is hit #1 2017 album of the year band, Bottom Bracket.

Things start tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of shows coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Friday at “The C.F.P.”: Spell Breaker, Stick People, Sorry Charlie


There’s a show happening this weekend in Springfield at a brand new house venue!? Did you know that? And it’s not the Radon Lounge! (Instead The Radon Lounge is going to be taking over Black Sheep on Saturday). What kind of backwards weekend is this? On Friday night, February 9th there will be a show featuring an all local lineup of three bands at a new house venue called “The C.F.P.” (we do not know what this officially stands for but our best bet is Carter’s Friendship Palace). This show will feature hit Springfield rock group Spell Breaker, a band very familiar to our own Black Sheep stage. Taylorville’s secret band Stick People will also be making an appearance. Then (we are guessing opening things up) is the first performance of a brand new Springfield band that we know little about called “Sorry Charlie.” Those three acts.

The show starts at 7:00 over at this mysterious new house. To find out where it is, go check out the facebook event. Admission is donation based. Also check out our shows page for the best list of shows happening in town outside of Black Sheep that we could put together.