Timothy Donavan Russell: “Golden Age”


Today we bring you a new release that may be a couple of months old, but we are bringing it to you anyway. Here is another album by Springfield sound artist Tomothy Donavan Russell. It is called Golden Age going along with a notion by former Springfield poet Vachel Lindsay – that Springfield is to enter a “Golden Age” at some point around the year that we are in. The Pharmacy Art Gallery hosted an art show last month to go along with this prophecy. From an article in The Illinois Times:

In his 1920 novel, The Golden Book of Springfield, Vachel Lindsay conjured up mystical, utopian images of what his hometown of Springfield, Illinois, might look like in the “golden year” of 2018.
Now that time has caught up with Lindsay’s visionary book, the city and its artists have been paying tribute to Lindsay’s vision, none more elaborately than The Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space, which collaborated with the Vachel Lindsay Association on Friday, June 8, for a multimedia art opening / concert / dance party entitled “The Golden Age.”
You can stream Timothy Donovan Russell’s album on the player below. Also head to his bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

July 15th at Black Sheep: Lucy Furr, Kids Born Wrong, Foam Fangers, This Is A Stick Up!


It turns out the next show at Black Sheep isn’t all the way until close to ten days from now – on Sunday, July 15th. We’ve got a lot of time to get ready and get pumped for this gig! It also turns out there is a show happening inside Dumb Records this same night. (We’ll have a post for that one later). For this show we have two touring bands – one being Lucy Furr from Indianappolis, Indiana. Check out their music on the player below. The other touring act is a band called “Kids Born Wrong” from Louisville, Kentucky. Those bands will be joined by local support from Springfield’s own Foam Fangers – and then also Decatur’s own This Is A Stick Up! (both stellar punk groups).

This one is at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event right here. Bands on this show will be alternating with the ones playing inside Dumb Records. Check out our shows page for a list of what else is coming up at Black Sheep in these coming months.