March 29th at Black Sheep: Pig City, Livid, Capitol Offense, Power of Dusk, Prowess


We are overflowing with show announcements we have to tell you about for the upcoming spring right now. This one is a hardcore show of sorts happening on Sunday, March 29th. There are five whole bands. At the top of the bill is Pig City coming all the way from Phoenix, Arizona (that’s a long ways away). Stream their music on the player embedded below. We also have… from Kenosha, Wisconsin for real this time… Livid! This two piece group had played Black Sheep a couple of times including at the last Dumb Fest. Isn’t that all amazing. For this one we have a heck ton of local support. It’s the return of Capitol Offense from Decatur for the first time in our space this year. We also have Power of Dusk from Champaign/Urbana coming and playing at our downtown location for the first time. Opening things up is the one Springfield band on the bill and that is Prowess!

This show starts at 7:00 pm and costs $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything coming up this year.

February Issue of Activator Magazine Available Now


It’s February (five days in now), and we’ve got plenty of copies of the new issue of Activator Magazine in stock inside our store for free. What does this issue include? As you can see on the cover is featured local hip hop artist Ty Witty. There is a Q&A with him. In addition to that there are interviews with Americana band Wayward Motel, punk rock St. Louis band “The Uppers,” the 13 year old singer song writer Ella Gibson, local rapper Prez A. Dent, and with electronic/synth artist Ricki Marvel. In addition to that there are photo spreads, album reviews, Central Illinois and St. Louis live music show calendars, and other tid-bits here and there.

Activator is available for free inside of our store and at other locations around town. Consider supporting what they do and signing up for their online Patreon campaign!