Good Heart Tattoos Grand Opening November 9th


We are thrilled about our new downtown neighbor, Good Heart Tattoos and seeing the progress to the space right across the alley from us at 414 E Monroe Street. Today we bring you news that there is a big grand opening celebration set for the day and night of Saturday, November 9th for the new tattoo shop, under the ownership of Benny DeWitt. We do have a hip hop show going on at our space that night as well. Sounds like there will be some guest artists set up in the new shop from all over.

Check out a facebook event for the grand opening right here. Be sure to follow Good Heart Tattoos on facebook as well to stay up to date with going-ons for the new tattoo shop.

November 2nd in Bloomington: Midwest Extreme Fest


There’s a new punk festival of sorts it looks like happening nearby in Bloomington, Illinois coming up on Saturday, November 2nd this year that we felt was pretty notable for our site. It’s called “Midwest Extreme Fest” and is happening at Nightshop (our good pals) and being put on by Norsklee Productions. Midwest Extreme Fest features a lineup of what looks to be some of the fastest and most intense bands from around the Midwest. Let’s take a look at that lineup along with descriptions from the facebook event:

Abertooth Lincoln (Dayton, OH) – Progressive n’ Shreddy Punk Rock
Black Road (Chicago, IL) – Stoner Doom (w/ a NEW album)
Blackwater (Bloomington, IL) – Doom & Stoner Metal
Drude (Indianapolis, IN) – Post-Sludge, Post-Metal
Druids (Des Moines, IA) – Rock, Metal, Psychedelic
Event of Collapse (Bloomington, IL) – Experimental, Progressive Metal
Faerie Ring (Evansville, IN) – Heavy Rock
Hatesong (Indianapolis, IN) – Metal, Crust Punk, Thrash
Horseburner (Parkersburg, WV) – Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock (w/ a NEW album)
Karat’s Gold (Central Illinois) – Mathcore, Hardcore, Experimental
Meth. (Chicago, IL) – Noisecore, Ambient, Drone
Summon the Destroyer (Indianapolis, IN) – Death Metal
Toxic Ruin (Sheboygan, WI) – Thrash, Progressive, Death Metal

That’s a total of 13 bands that we count! Check out some music from Indianapolis based band “Drude” who are playing on the player below. Check out a facebook event where you can purchase an advance ticket for $15 right here.

Renegade: “Flowers” EP

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This Sunday morning we are bringing you some new Springfield hip hop! Here is a brand new release by artist “Renegade” aka “Ren” who is one half of the local hip hop duo “The Co-Pilots“. Ren just released an EP of solo material entitled Flowers EP, which you can find streaming on the player below. The EP was released last month and features six brand new tracks. The EP was also reviewed in the October issue of Activator Magazine.

We are not sure of any live shows Ren or The Co-Pilots have lined up at this point. Yes, we are adding this one to our Springfield album archive page which brings us to 45 releases catalogued and featured on our site so far for this year.