Springfield pop punk bands Hospital Job and Attic Salt are both headed out for a week on the road together before this month is done! The tour kicks off in Chicago on Wednesday, and goes as far out as a couple of dates in Canada. All of the dates and facebook events are as follows:
May 16 – Chicago
May 17 – London, ON
*UPDATED* May 18 – Toronto, ON
May 19 – Montreal, QC
May 20 – New Brunswick
May 21 – Pittsburgh
May 22 – Cincinnati
There are no Black Sheep dates lined up for either band as we have not seen either in a while! However, Attic Salt is performing at Bar None on Friday, May 25th along with The Complaint Line and Radar. Attic Salt released their self-titled album last year, which you can stream on the player below.
This week it looks like there is a pretty big show happening over at Springfield house venue The Radon Lounge – supposedly their last for a minute as they take a break this summer season to return in the fall. This one is happening this upcoming Tuesday, May 15th. Big national touring act Listener is once again making a return to the Radon. You can stream their newest album below to hear what Listener is all about. It looks like on tour with Listener this time around is a California-based spoken word project – “Hotel Books“. Then a familiar act to Black Sheep, Spell Breaker, will be performing at The Radon Lounge for the first time. Clare Frachey of the band (and Black Sheep owner) will also be featured artist of the night! Opening things up The Radon has local poet (also part of the Dumb Records team) Johari Idusuyi on board.
This show starts over at The Radon at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Not sure on where the Radon Lounge is? You can further inquire on their website.
Thanks to all who came out to Black Sheep and Dumb Records yesterday in support of our “Collision #2” art show! We love hosting events that are different than the standard 3-5 band Black Sheep rock show, and we have even more of those different shows coming up – like this one this upcoming Friday, May 13th. This is going to be an interesting night because we have a Central Illinois-based comedy/improv group called “The Zoo” coming to perform inside Black Sheep. We are not exactly sure what to expect, so we are all in for a wild ride together! In addition to The Zoo we have a normal number of performing acts as well. This includes local singer/songwriter from the heart Alec James. Also local solo performer Whitney Devine. Then a new solo act from Pawnee Illinois who has not yet played at Black Sheep – Dexter Anodyne. Opening things up we have a performance by none other than local hip hop project Animals With Human Names! Stream the newest tape release by A.W.H.N. on the player below.
This starts this Friday at Black Sheep at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of upcoming shows at Black Sheep this summer.