Tomorrow Night at Black Sheep: “Beat Bosses Battle of the Beats”


Our next rap / hip hop show is happening as soon as tomorrow night! It’s another rap battle being called “Beat Bosses” Battle of the Beats” put on by Boss Tharrio. Any performers lined up at this point are unknown, but there is a grand prize of $200 and more.

Doors for the battle tomorrow open at 8:00 pm, things start at 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. There is no facebook event that we know of.

Photos: Dumb Fest 6


Today we are bringing you all of those sweet sweet photos from Dumb Fest #6 this past weekend. All of the photos in this batch were taken by Veronica Mullen (who also performed in two bands this past weekend – Ghoul Jr. and Power of Dusk). Veronica shot photos of most of day 2 of the fest (Saturday) at Black Sheep and Skank Skates, also the aftershow at Ms. D’s Kitchen, and at The Old State Capitol the next day.

Find all of Veronica’s photos from Dumb Fest 6 right here on facebook or right here on flickr.

We also know that new Springfield underground music magazine – Activator took a good amount of photos as well, which you can surely find more of in the upcoming second issue of their magazine.

Check out our vids/pics page for a list of more photo albums from past festivals taken over the years at Black Sheep including all of the Dumb Fests.





Tonight at Black Sheep: The Muckrakers, Mosquito, Dana Skully & The Tiger Sharks, This Is A Stick Up!


Good morning everyone, we hope you are ready for our first post-Dumb Fest show happening at Black Sheep tonight. This one features bands coming from New York, Indiana, and Kentucky! Wow! Starting on the top: we have melodic punk rock / metal band The Muckrakers traveling all the way from New York City! Before that at some point is an act called “Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks” from Indianapolis, Indiana which leans more on the lighter folk punk side of things. The one other touring act is the band Mosquito from Louisville, Kentucky. Surely you don’t want to mess with Mosquito- stream some of their music on the player below. The one group familiar to the Black Sheep stage is the Decatur-based band This Is A Stick Up!

All of this is kicking off at 7:00 pm on Thursday night. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page (we are working on getting updated right now) for a list of things coming up at Black Sheep.