We certainly have quite the announcement to bring you this late afternoon! We have been holding off on spilling the beans on this one, but can finally let you all know that we are getting a new next door neighbor here in our new downtown home. That is Benny DeWitt who is opening up “Good Heart Tattoos” which is going to be a new tattoo studio located at 414 E Monroe Street, just on the other end of the alley. Here is Benny’s big announcement:
I am excited to announce that I am opening up my own place to make tattoos in Springfield. I will not be traveling for a while, but after doing so for quite a few years I believe I have a vision for what tattooing can be for our city.
A year ago I wrote some goals and wishes in my journal and one of them was to figure out where I want to open shop permanently and the other was to pick up as much knowledge of my craft as possible.
After heavy consideration, I decided that the clients and friendships I’ve made over the last decade tattooing here mean a ton and I don’t want to miss out on my friends and family.
It is my goal to bring the absolute best tattooing home and build the culture and space it deserves!
I will still be tattooing at Black Moon until I announce an opening date early fall.
If you’d like to get in and bless me with work while I undertake this journey please do! It will be a labor of love and I will work hard to bring the best tattooing I can to our region!
More info on a grand opening and celebration will be announced later on! In the meantime, go follow Good Heart Tattoos on facebook right here.
Today we are excited to announced that we have made a kinda last minute decision to take on an aftershow for Shonen Knife from Japan who will be playing at Rock N’ Roll one week from tomorrow on Monday, September 30th. The aftershow we are saying is going to start roughly around 9:00 pm over at Dumb Records. It will feature national touring duo Slingshot Dakota from Pennsylvania on Topshelf Records. Check out some of their music streaming on the player below. Also opening things up first on this show is The Telephone Junkies from right here in Springfield. This makes a total of four bands performing throughout the night including Shonen Knife and their opener The Hooten Hallers. Surely these are exciting times.
That show starts tentatively at 9:00 pm at Dumb Records (418 E Monroe) and admission for that one is $8. (The main show is still free). Find a facebook event for the aftershow right here, and a facebook event for Shonen Knife right here. Also check out our shows page for a full list of everything we’ve got coming up.
Did you know there is a very solid show going on in town tonight, not at our space? For those of you unfamiliar, The CFP is a house venue in town and it stands for “The Club For Pets” so bring your pets. This show features world famous band “World’s Famous Dad” from Georgia. Listen to their newest release, Get Over It on the player below. Also on this show is Nectar from Champaign/Urbana, always a solid Champaign band to go on a Springfield show, right? And of course, Attic Salt* is playing this show too, we hear they all live in that basement anyways.
That one starts at 7:00 pm at that house, and the door charge is $5-7. Don’t know where The CFP is? That’s too bad because we can’t tell you. Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page for a list of other shows happening in town outside of Dumb Records.