December 22nd at Black Sheep: Pryss, Living Thing (Final Shows), BIB, Devil’s Den, Power of Dusk, Blushe


Here’s another big big big show that we have not done up an official announcement post for! Wow! One of the last ever Black Sheep Show: on Saturday, December 22nd we have a mega lineup of a punk/hardcore show that you will not believe. First off, the bands Pryss and Livin’ Thing will BOTH be playing their FINAL shows ever. Both bands started at the very beginning of 2015 (right?), and now they are ending things along with the end of our venue. Then we have a band in hardcore music and one of the best in hardcore music: BIB. If you don’t believe us you can stream some BIB on the player below. We also have the return of Devil’s Den from Kansas City, Missouri who just played here last month. Also Power of Dusk from Champaign/Urbana. Opening things up is the first ever performance of a brand new Springfield band called Blushe.

Wow. This show starts at 7pm and admission is $7-10. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at the nine shows we have left.

Lullafy: “Emo For Babies”


Surely this year wouldn’t be complete without Brandon Carnes (Looming, Southtown Studio, Diaper Rash, Big Storm, Midnight Fall, etc) releasing some new music in the form of a new project of some sort. Last year Brandon was responsible for releasing a demo for a new project called “Night Night Boy“, which ended up playing one show ever at Black Sheep. This past week Brandon was at it again with a brand new project called “Lullafy” – with a 4-song release being a description of the project: “Emo For Babies”. From what we hear, adults like this too! The release includes four cover renditions of songs by Looming, American Football, and Mock Orange. You can find it streaming on the player below. Head over to the Lullafy bandcamp page to download this at your own price.

You better believe that Lullafy is in the running in our Best of Springfield Music 2018 poll, which is still running for a few days now through the 13th. It’s also listed in our big Springfield Music archive.

December 21st at Black Sheep: NIL8, Stick People, Attic Salt, Starter Jackets, Statues of Something


Wow, can you believe it!? We have not actually made an official show announcement post for this mega-show happening on Friday, December 21st. This one is being called the “Hobgoblinspookakrumpus” and features long running Springfield punk band NIL8 performing for the last time inside our space. Wow! We also have Taylorville’s own Stick People on board playing for the first time in a while as well. Also a band we have not seen at Black Sheep in a minute – Attic Salt! Stream their music on the player below. Another band featuring members of Attic Salt we haven’t seen in a minute is playing: Starter Jackets. And yet another band that hasn’t played Black Sheep in a long time – Statues of The Dead is teaming up with ANOTHER one – Say Something for a big ol’ collaborative set to open things up. Wow!

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5-10, pay what you want. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to look at everything else coming up for this final month of Black Sheep.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Eric Marvel, Layers, Imaginary Colours, Glower, Neala + Art


Black Sheep is closing its doors at the end of the month and we wanted to be sure to squeeze one more art event in before it’s all over! (Or at least until we are moved into a downtown space next year). Fun! This one is happening tonight! Starting at 6:00pm. Come out and bring painting close if you want to add to a giant canvas that everyone is going to paint on. There will also be musical acts. This includes Eric Marvel, whose music you can find streaming below. This also includes Imaginary Colours – electronic act that has three releases in the running for our Best of Springfield Music 2018 Poll. Layers will be performing as well – the local two-piece spoken word and guitar act. Glower will be performing as well, the only full band on the bill. Opening up it looks like we have “Neala” the solo project of Kristin Walker.

This event starts a little bit earlier at 6:00pm. Bring $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to take a look at everything lined up from now until we are gone at the end of this month.