New Arrivals This Weekend at Dumb Records


It looks like we’ve got a hot weekend ahead of us! There are now shows this weekend either – but we do have some lined up this upcoming Monday and Tuesday so we’ll see you at Black Sheep then! Maybe take these next couple of days to stop by Southtown record store Dumb Records at some point – the store has been having hundreds of new arrivals pour in over these past few weeks. This week this includes new arrivals from Not Normal Tapes, Lumpy Records, and more. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into the arrivals.

Friday (today): noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday: noon – 8:00 pm
Monday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Tuesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Wednesday (4th of July): closed / call-in
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm

New LPs
American Hate – Our Love Is Real
Anthrax – For All Kings
Cherry Death – Saccharine
Donkey Bugs – Ancient Chinese Secrets
Eminem – Revival
Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer
Gorillaz – The Now Now
Panic! At The Disco – Pray For The Weekend
Sleep – Holy Mountain
The State – All Wrong
Vanilla Poppers – LP
Warm Bodies – LP

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Al’s Place
Annie – Original Soundtrack
Atlantic Rhythm Section – Back Up Against The Wall
The B.B. & Q. Band – All Night Long
Black Oak Arkansas – High On The Hog
Blackfoot – Siogo
Bonnie Owens and Merle Haggard – Just Between The Two of Us
Booty People – Booty People
Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Ahh… The Name Is Bootsy, Baby
Charlie Rich – The Many New Sides of Charlie Rich
Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed – Me And Jerry
The Deuce Coupes – Hotrodders’ Choice
Don Gibson – Oh Lonesome Me
The Chipmunks – Chipmunk Punk
Edward Ka-Spel – Khataclimici China Doll
Elvin Bishop – Juke Joint Jump
Elvis – On Stage February 1970
Freddie Jackson – Don’t Let Love Slip Away
Freddy Fender – The Best of Freddy Fender
Funkadelic – Uncle Jam Wants You
Giuffria – Giuffria
Hank Williams – Greatest Hits
Henry Mancini – Our Man In Hollywood
Hot – Hot
Jackson Browne – Lives In The Balance
Jerry Reed – Texas Bound And Flyin’
John Hartford – Nobody Knows What You Do
Johnny Cash – Now, There Was A Song!
Johnny Russell – Rednecks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer
The Jones Girls – The Jones Girls
Mel Tillis – Big N’ Country
Patsy Cline – Sentimentally Yours
Peter Nero – Summer of ‘42
Red Foley – Sound of Devotion
Red Foley – Songs Everybody Knows
Redd Foxx – On The Loose
Richie Havens – Simple Things
Richard Pryor – Live!
The Silkie – You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Smokey Robinson – Being With You
The Smurfs – All Star Show
Stryper – To Hell With The Devil
Tennessee Ernie Ford – Country Hits… Feelin’ Blue
The Three Suns – A Swingin’ Thing
The Three Suns – Warm and Tender
Tom Jones – Greatest Hits
Tommy Dorsey – Sentimental
Walter Jackson – Tell Me Where It Hurts
Walt Disney – The Jungle Book
Willie Nelson – Sweet Memories
Willie Nelson – The Troublemaker
Willie Nelson – Without A Song

New 7”s
The Bug – Humbug
Nosferatu – EP II
Pineapple RNR – Pineapple RNR
Raw Nerve – Midnight EP
Tigress – 7”
Trauma Harness – Organ Donor

July 2nd at Black Sheep: Soakie (Australia), Gassed, No Cash Value, Foam Fangers


There just so happens to be no shows at Black Sheep this upcoming weekend – however we do have shows coming up this next Monday and Tuesday – this one being Monday July 2nd and featuring a band coming all the way from Australia. How cool! That band is Soakie – punk band from Melbourne, Australia and you can find their music streaming on the player below. We also have another touring band on the bill and that is the fast and angry Gassed from Lexington, Kentucky – who last played in Springfield as part of Dumb Fest 4-ever a couple of years back. Both of those bands will be joined by local support from No Cash Value and Foam Fangers.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $6. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Dogs On Shady Lane, The Telephone Junkies, Johnnycatland, Mike Butler


Here we are with the third show of the weekend for us, and the third show in our streak! It’s another one being put together by The Telephone Junkies, who just performed this past Monday, for some touring acts out of town. (Yes, The Telephone Junkies will be playing this show as well). This one is for Providence, Rhode Island indie-rock group “Dogs on Shady Lane“. You can stream some of their music on the player below. The other out of town act is a group called “Johnnycatland” from Oak Park, Illinois up north, also described as indie-rock. Opening things up is local solo musician Mike Butler, formerly of the band Vonne.

This show starts tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page – which is actually really updated this time!

July 3rd at Black Sheep: Dowsing, Dikembe, Jess Knight, Chocolate In Your Pocket, Marble Teeth


We’ve got a bit of a last minute whopper of an emo show coming up on Tuesday, July 3rd featuring a very stacked lineup of bands. We are excited to welcome back Dowsing – playing for the first time at Black Sheep for the first time since Dumb Fest 3-D back in 2015. The band has picked up quite the following since they started, and you can stream some of their music on the player below. This time around Dowsing will be on tour with another heavy-hitting emo band – Dikembe from Gainesville, Florida. For locals on the bill we have Jessica Knight of Looming performing a solo set. We also have a new Decatur-based hip hop project called “Chocolate In Your Pocket“, which should be interesting! Opening things up is Marble Teeth, also from Decatur.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer.

Tours: Bottom Bracket


Last night at Black Sheep was the official kick-off for Bottom Bracket’s big summer tour – with the first out of town show being tonight in Roscoe, Illinois. The band is playing 14 shows between now and July 7th and heading out to the East Coast and back. Check out that full list of dates below:

6/22 – Springfield, IL – Black Sheep
6/23 – Roscoe, IL – House Show
6/26 – Alton, IL – Bottle & Barrel
6/27 – Chicago, IL – Margaritaville
6/28 – Kalamazoo, MI – Louie’s Back Room
6/29 – Elyria, OH – Blank Slate
6/30 – Frederick, MD – Guido’s Speakeasy
7/1 – Long Island, NY – Creative Corner
7/2 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA
7/3 – Harrisonburg, VA – Crayola House
7/4 – Asheville, NC – Static Age Records
7/5 – Atlanta, GA – Uprising
7/6 – Nashville, TN – The Beehive
7/7 – Lexington, KY – Liberty House

Bottom Bracket released a self-titled EP last year, recorded in Southtown Sound, which you can find streaming on the player below.

Tonight at Black Sheep: M-22, Vinny, ~YT~, Jordan McCance, DJ Yinka, Topical!, AWHN


Here is show #2 in our three show streak this weekend, happening tonight! Tonight we are handing over the reigns to M22TV and HISO Music for a night (yes, it says “Fest” on the flier but oh no we can not handle another full on fest right now)!!! This will be a hip hop show of sorts featuring what looks like five different artists. At the top of the bill we have “VINNY“, ~YT~, and M-22 all of which we are unable to find anything about online, and all of which are new to the Black Sheep stage! You can find a snippet of music and a new album teaser for M-22 on facebook right here. Come out to this show for a chance to hear the album in full. There’s also an artist from Farmington, Illinois – Jordan Chance. Also there is one full band that has been described to us as indie-rock, they are called Topical! and are from Macomb, Illinois. From our understanding opening things up is an artist familiar to the Black Sheep stage – Animals With Human Names (even though he is not listed on the flier).

This show kicks off at 6:30 pm *updated* on Saturday, admission is $5. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Bottom Bracket (Tour Kickoff), Reaver, Stick People, Heck


Tonight’s a night kicking off a string of three shows we have lined up in a row at Black Sheep! It is also going to be the official tour kickoff for local band Bottom Bracket as they head out to the East Coast for the next ten days or so. This show features plenty of friends of the band- including the Alton, Illinois band Reaver. Stream some of Reaver’s newest music on the player embedded below. We also have the Taylorville alternative rock band we have not seen in a minute on the bill – Stick People. How nice! At the beginning of the lineup we have a solo performance by Hannah Songer as “HECK“. The band Oversleeping has dropped from the bill since the show was announced (sorry).

All of that starts tonight at 7:00 pm. Admission for this show is $6. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer.