November Issue of Activator + Shirts, Stickers, Buttons Available at Dumb Records


Hi, here is a post (a little late) to let you know that we do have (*and very limited copies of) the new November issue of Activator Magazine. Activator is the newest (half a year old now) Springfield fanzine focusing on local music and art in Central Illinois. This month’s issue features Ayo Dele – head of HISO Music & Entertainment which just opened up a new studio here in Springfield not far from Black Sheep. The issue also features album reviews, show calendars, a rundown on Springfield hip hop and other interviews, and an interview on what The Studio Show guys have been up to.

Pick up a copy for free inside Dumb Records now, the store is open noon – 8pm every day. We are also now stocked with Activator shirts, stickers, and buttons! (Pictured above).

November 14th at Black Sheep: Graveswitcher, Flesh Mother, Foam Fangers, Gutterpriest


Hi all, are you ready to hear about the next show that we have lined up at Black Sheep? This one is happening this upcoming Wednesday, November 14th. It features a touring hardcore band from Cincinnati, Ohio called “Flesh Mother.” Stream some of their music on the player embedded below. We also have heavy Springfield hardcore act Graveswitcher on the bill. Up before those two are – who’s fangers? Foam Fangers– the rowdy Springfield punk group. Opening things up it looks like we have a noisy performance by Gutterpriest– back from the dead?

All of this starts on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the 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 in the near future.