Activator Issue #4 (September 2018) Available (for Free) at Dumb Records


We felt it worth mentioning that a few days ago we were freshly stocked with the fourth (yes, fourth can you believe it?) issue of Springfield new music magazine “Activator” for September 2018. This issue is packed with interviews, writeups, show calendars, comics and more. Featured on the cover is a piece written by Scott Faingold which serves as a fan memoir to the band Yo La Tengo. Also included is an update on Springfield local hip hop this summer, an interview with local hip hop artist / musician Cornbread, an interview with hip hop artist Meezy Killafield, a guide to Pygmalion Music Festival happening this month in Champaign, a comic drawn by Mike Resigner, and much much more.

Activator can be picked up for free at Dumb Records any day during store hours (noon-8pm).

September 10th at Black Sheep: Final Order, Stellatone, Schedule One


Here’s an interesting show happening just one week from today at Black Sheep! This one is happening on Monday, September 10th. We just have three acts lined up, and all are great. This show features touring band from Hattiesburg, Mississippi (probably featuring members of some Hattiesburg bands that have stopped through before) – Stellatone. The band plays some “interstellar garage rock” which you can check out for yourself on the player embedded below. Also on this show is a new Springfield punk band “Final Order” which has played a couple of shows thus far. Opening things up is a brand new new Springfield project called Schedule One, we we have been told brings in some great noisy psychadelic madness.

This show will go quick! It starts at 7:00 pm and is just $5. Check out a facebook event for this one 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.

MAC Release New Song + Video “Authority”, EP Release October 6th at Brewhaus


Good morning! Today we are bringing you a brand new song and video from the new Springfield punk band band MAC – the band has a brand new EP coming out later this fall that they recorded here in Southtown up in the studio with Mike Butler as engineer. The song is called “Authority” and you can find it on the youtube player embedded below. Shots from the video were taken at Black Sheep Fest 2018 which took place last month. The band’s EP is called “No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs.”

The band will be hosting an EP release show at Brewhaus downtown on Saturday, October 6th. More info on that show can be found right here.