June 22nd at Bread Sheep: Activator One Year Anniversary Show!


Wow! Looks like we are hosting a show this month that will be a wonderful celebration of one full year of Activator Magazine doing their thing and activatin’ in Springfield!! We are truly lucky to have had this free magazine around for a full year covering some great things going on in Central Illinois music and arts! The lineup for this show features punk rockers MAC at the top of the bill – who will be performing here in Springfield for the first time actually! Nice! By the way look at that great flier by Carol Weems of Activator Magazine, great job Carol. Who’s next on the lineup? HECK?!? The solo project of Hannah Songer out of Bloomington. Also a brand new Springfield band called SNUFF RIDER will be playing their first show?? Featuring members of Imaginary Colours and Evan Mitchell’s one man band! Before that… a very rare rap performance by Aaron “Uncanny” Phillips!! Wow!! In all of our years working with Aaron hosting hip hop shows at our spaces we have never had him listed as a performer! Then opening things up or playing somewhere on the bill is some sort of karaoke set by DJ Milk and DJ Jess!!! We can not believe all of the wild and cool things going on for this show!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. All proceeds will be split between our show space and Activator Magazine. There will also be cake and “free sh*t”! Wow! 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 our space in the new future!

Imaginary Colours: “Among The Horizon”


Oh boy we are on a row getting you some of that hot new local music on a daily basis! (Well, we guess it’s all of you local musicians out here that are on a roll). Today we bring you a brand new album from solo electronic project Imaginary Colours. The album is called Among The Horizon and you can find it streaming on the player below. You can also head over to the Imaginary Colours bandcamp page to purchase the download of the album, or stream any of their previous releases.

Imaginary Colours doesn’t have any live shows lined up at this point as far as we know. We are adding this album on to this year’s list on our Springfield album archive page which you can check out right here!

Downtown Tonight: The Skatalites Free Concert (Levitt AMP)


Tonight… yes, tonight. The big event that we’ve been talking a lot about this past month or so – tonight as part of the Levitt AMP Springfield Concert Series, The Legendary Skatalites from Jamaica, est. 1964 will be performing, *for free*, downtown Springfield on the Y-Block. How amazing is that?

The show will be going on from 6:00 to 8:30 pm on the block which is located between 4th and 5th streets, in between Capitol Avenue and the governor’s mansion. Bring a lawn chair if you want. There is an opening act – “TaQsem” from here in town. The Skatalites are supposed to be taking the stage from 7:00 to 8:30 *if* everything goes according to schedule. It doesn’t look like we have any on the forecast, but in the case of rain, the concert will be moved to Central Baptist Church on 4th street right next to the block.

Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Check out the full list of other Levitt Concerts coming up Thursday nights this summer right here.