July 13th at Bread Sheep: The Dixie Narcos, Tim Buchanan, Father Talljasper, Adam Maletich


Good evening! We have a nice show to tell you about tonight. It is happening on Saturday, July 13th and will be a nice country / pyschedelic / folk show. It features touring artist Tim Buchanan – who was actually a member of Oklahoma hardcore band American Hate who had played Black Sheep a few times. Tim’s solo material is nothing like American Hate, and you can stream it on the player below. Also on this show is psychedelic rock group “The Dixie Narcos” from Jacksonville, that rarely ever play live. What a treat to have them on. Then also there is a newer group from some town we know nothing about called Canton, Illinois. The band is “Father Talljasper” and they also play some psychedelic / indie rock stuff. Opening things up is local solo acoustic artist Adam Maletich.

Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Admission is $6.00 this time around and things kick off at 7:00 pm. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Bread Sheep.

Levitt AMP Music Series Tonight: Oro Solido, Jerry Palacios


Are you hungry some more of that free downtown live music? We sure are. Don’t forget that the Levitt AMP Springfield Music Series is an ongoing thing throughout the summer: and tonight is free concert #4 in the series bringing you some of the hottest Latin pop music in the whole entire nation. Tonight is the Latin dance musician – Oro Solido performing for free out on the block! The opener for tonight is Jerry Palacios. Here’s a description of Oro Solido from the Levitt website:

Blending folksy percussion, fast-paced rhythms and catchy chorus melodies, it’s easy for audiences to fall in love with Oro Solido’s infectious merengue grooves. Fronted by charismatic bandleader Raul Acosta, Oro Solido has become one of the most popular outfits to introduce mainstream American audiences to merengue music. Born in the Dominican Republic, but raised in New Jersey, Acosta played bass in the Latin Jazz group Caribe Band, before forming his own path. Comprised entirely of Puerto Rican and Dominican musicians, Oro Solido officially came to life in March 1994. The same year, the group issued their self-titled debut, featuring the smash single “Esta Cache,” that became an immediate hit with the merengue crowd.

Once again it is looking like the weather is going to cooperate and it is going to be another lovely night in the big city for this free outdoor concert. It starts at 6:00 pm with the opener and goes until 8:30 pm. Out on the Y-Block between 4th and 5th streets between Capitol Avenue and the Governor’s Mansion. Find a facebook event right here. Also check out what other Levitt AMP shows are coming up out on the block right here.