September 15th: Black Sheep 13 Year Anniversary Show with The Dixie Narcos, Reaver, Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children, Brandon Carnes, Jameson Bullock


Could you believe it, but The Black Sheep is going to finally be a teenager this month. That’s right, two weeks from today on Saturday, September 15th we are celebrating our 13th birthday as a venue and all ages show space in Springfield (the very first show was September 16th, 2005). We have quite the lineup of acts to go along with. This includes Jacksonville-based psychedelic band The Dixie Narcos which you can find streaming on the player below. We are excited for them. We also have Reaver coming from the Alton, IL area, good friends and familiar faces to our space. Before them is the newest two-piece punk / chaos group called “Uncle Sam’s Mutagenic Children“. Wow! At the start of the show we have two solo sets – one is a rare solo set of Brandon Carnes (that’s right, not F///\\\M), and before that a solo set by Jameson Bullock.

All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. Check out a facebook event for that show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall. Oh! By the way, this show WILL be the drawing for Black Sheep Band Lotto 2018! More info on that will be posted very soon!

New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records


Would you believe it, but we’ve been so busy stocking records at Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave. E.) that we haven’t been keeping up with even letting you know what’s new in the store! Well, have no fear, here we are this weekend with some sort of list of some new used LPs that have recently hit the shelves. Don’t forget that the Dumb Records daily deals have been rolling– better check those out and take advantage of whatever day matches the format of music that you collect! Monday is Labor Day, so the store may or may not be closed. Let’s take a look at the hours for the next week and then dive into what’s new:

Saturday (movie premiere): 10:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Monday: (closed / call to request we open the store for you)
Tuesday: noon – 8:00pm
Wednesday: noon – 8:00pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00pm
Friday: noon – 8:00pm

Used LPs
Andy Brown – Gone To My Head!
Bachman-Turner Overdrive – Head On
The Beach Boys – The Very Best of The Beach Boys
The Beatles – Rock ’N’ Roll Music, Volume 2
The Bernie Leadon / Michael Georgiades Band – Natural Progressions
Bob Ralston – 22 All-Time Organ Favorites
Bonnie Raitt – Green Light
Change – This Is Your Time
Change – The Glow Of Love
Charlie Rich – Very Special Love Songs
Cheap Trick – Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello
Earl Thomas Conley – Too Many Times
Frampton’s Camel – Frampton’s Camel
Gary Puckett And The Union Gap – Incredible
James Gang – Jesse Come Home
John Mayall – Bottom Line
K-Tel Records – The Hot Ones
Leo Kottke – Burnt Lips
Leo Kottke – Leo Kottke
Leon Redbone – Double Time
Leroy Holmes – Once Upon A Time In The West
Mason Proffit – Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream
Michael Omartian – White Horse
Mickey Gilley – Overnight Sensation
Molly Hatchet – No Guts… No Glory
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Dream
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Let’s Go
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Partners, Brothers, and Friends
Osibisa – Happy Children
Ozark Mountain Daredevils – It’ll Shine When It Shines
Poco – The Very Best of Poco
Prince – Sign “O” The Times
Pure Prairie League – Something In The Night
Peddler – Street Corner Stuff
Ratchell – Ratchell II
Ready For The World – Long Time Coming
Ready For The World – Ruff N’ Ready
Roger Williams – Nadia’s Theme
Roy Ayers – Daddy Bug & Friends
Roy Ayers – Feeling Good
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Lifeline
Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Vibrations
Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs – Wooly Bully
Sammy Hagar – Danger Zone
Skitch Henderson – Something To Remember You By
Slave – The Hardness of the World
Slim Whitman – The Best
Stanley Clarke – School Days
Steve Taylor – I Want To Be A Clone
Tom T. Hall – The Rhymer and Other Five and Dimers

Tonight at Dumb Records: “Star Wars: The Lost Sandwich” Movie Premiere, Imaginary Colors, Gary & The Omnichords


There is a very different type of show going on tonight over at Dumb Records! Starting at 7:00 pm tonight there is a free event in the store which features musical performances from two acts, but also a special movie premiere of a new locally made fan fiction Star Wars film called “The Lost Sandwich.” The film is written and directed by Evan Mitchell: One Man Band of Taylorville, Illinois. As you can see in the movie poster pictured above it features characters played by Drew Carrher, Brian Galecki, Mrs. Doubtfire, Milk Tirehaus, Ramsey Miller, Carter Bibb, and more. We have been told the film itself has a run time of about twenty minutes. If you like what you hear, you can catch a sneak peek with this movie trailer right here. In addition to the film there will be musical performances in the store by Gary & The Omnichords and Imaginary Colours. Stream some music from Imaginary Colours on the player below.

This all starts inside Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave East) at 7:00 pm tonight and is FREE. There is a $1 all you can eat VHS buffet going on as well. Find a facebook event for all of this right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page right here where you can see what else is coming up at Black Sheep and Dumb Records this fall.