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.