Eggman: “Cube Zero”


This past weekend at the annual Black Sheep Band Lotto a complete shock to us all was the release of a limited run of 25 lathe cut records from band #3, going by the name “EGGMAN”. Tonight we are bringing you the recordings of EGGMAN from that lathe cut record, so even all of you who weren’t lucky enough to pick up this rare piece of Springfield music history can still be fortunate enough to get to listen to the Eggman’s recordings. Stream EGGMAN’S release “Cube Zero” on the player below. There are two tracks for each side of the late cut, but five songs are there total. Also head over to Eggman’s bandcamp page to download the release at your own price.

Eggman does not have any more shows lined up. Will Springfield ever see another Eggman performance? This release does in fact count towards our 2018 list of Springfield releases in our ultimate Springfield album archive.

November 30th at Black Sheep: No Cash Value, Telephone Junkies, Loverboard The Heptanes, Flunkie


Shows, shows, shows! And more shows! Shows, shows! Here is the last show announcement we have for you for a show happening in November – on the last day on Friday, November 30th. It’s mostly an all local lineup of five groups. We have the return of No Cash Value, the Jacksonville punk group that have taken a break for a minute it looks like. We also have The Telephone Junkies, the perfect indie/alternative soundtrack band to your fall in Springfield. We have “Loverboard” a band from… the Peoria area? Is this true? Also a rare performance by Springfield duo The Heptanes! And opening things up is a solo project called Flunkie.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here.

December 15th at Black Sheep: PARK, Earth Witch, Bottom Bracket, Nectar, Kate Laine, Sadface Killer


The time has come for us to announce a really really really really really really big show happening next month on Saturday, December 15th. A show that will surely pack the inside of Black Sheep, heck, maybe even sell out!? Have you listened to PARK? Popular emo band primarily active in Springfield from 1996-2007, then reunited in 2013 and have released a 10″ record and performed a handful of big shows since then. Park will be performing on the Black Sheep stage once again for this show, and we are happy to have them. We are also excited to welcome the return of Earth Witch – a band not as active in our area due to Nathan Landolt of Error Records / Hand of Death Records moving away to North Carolina a few years back. Stream Earth Witch’s newest album on the player below. Right in the middle of the lineup is Springfield emo band Bottom Bracket. More friends from Champaign are coming with the band Nectar. Before that is a performance by indie artist Kate Laine. And opening things up is Sadface Killer, emo from the Peoria area. Wow.

Those are a lot of bands. Because of all of those bands, this show will start at 6:30 pm on the dot. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets inside of Dumb Records or online right here. Find a facebook event for this mega-gig right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of shows coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this year.

November 24th at Black Sheep: Bottom Bracket, Vonne, Jazz Cabbage, Dexter


Let’s talk about what’s going on next weekend. As you may know on Friday it’s Black Friday Record Store Day at Dumb Records. There is an in-store show over there at 7:00 pm that night. Then the next day on Saturday, November 24th there is this show going on at Black Sheep. What’ve we got… we got local emo rockers Bottom Bracket at the top of the bill. Then what’s this? It’s another Vonne reunion show! Oh joy! The out of town act on this show is emo band “Jazz Cabbage” from the Chicago area. You can go ahead and stream their music on the player below. Opening things up is solo acoustic performer Dexter.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this year.

No Cash Value: “No Cash Value”



We are definitely late to the game on sharing this release by Jacksonville punk band No Cash Value – one of the last sessions to be recorded at Southtown Sound with Mike Butler. Back at the beginning of September the band released this eight-song self-titled group of songs. You can find them streaming on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

No Cash Value actually do have a show coming up! It’s been a minute. The band will be performing at Black Sheep at the end of this month on November 30th. More info on that show can be found right here, we’ll also have a proper announcement up for that one soon.

We are still working on adding to that ultimate Springfield album archive to catch up with 2018 as well!

Tonight at Black Sheep: Devil’s Den, Outcast, Prowess, Final Order


This show that we just told you about on here yesterday is happening tonight! It’s currently snowing outside, but the heat is working well inside of Black Sheep right now, we promise. Tonight on tour the band Devil’s Den from Kansas City, Missouri is coming. You can stream their music on the player below. Devil’s Den will be on tour with other hardcore group Outcast from Kentucky. Also on this show we’ve got two locals. We have Prowess, who just recorded new material in some fancy studio somewhere. Opening things up we have Final Order.

This show will start tomorrow night at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page, which we are working on updating now!

Foot: “Big”


Have you heard the four song release by the newest Springfield doom / experimental project called “Foot”? Well here it is streaming on the player below, all four tracks. You can also head over to Foot’s bandcamp page to pay to download the tracks. It’s heavy stuff.

Foot is actually performing at Dumb Records this upcoming Friday for Black Friday Record Store Day! That show starts at 7:00 pm inside the record store and is free. More info on that right here.

We also added this release to our list of 2018 releases in our Springfield album archive. We are adding to the list and gearing up for our annual Best of Springfield Music 2018 poll soon!