February 16 at The Radon Lounge: We Are Warm, The Randys, Star Stuff, Dexter, Devin Larson


Here’s another show happening not at our space but that’s coming up in town for us to tell you about. It’s Saturday, February 16th at The Radon Lounge and should be a good one. They have this indie / psych rock band coming from St. Louis called “We Are Warm” (we hope that we are going to be a lot warmer than what it’s been like outside these last few days, that’s for sure). You can stream their music on that soundcloud player below. The other full band on the bill is “The Randys” from Lawrenceville, Illinois wherever that is! Where’s Lawrenceville? And who is Randy? Come to the show to find out. Actually there’s another full band, and that is Star Stuff who played their first show late last year at Black Sheep we are pretty sure. Opening things up is the very talented solo act, “Dexter.” In addition to all of this music there will be works on display by local artist Devin Larson as well.

All of this happening at 7:00 pm that night and you can count on there being La Crouix, pinball, probably coffee, probably other stuff. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Check out our Springfield Shows page. Check out The Radon Lounge’s website, especially if you don’t know where it is.

December 8th at The Radon Lounge: Levi The Poet, Dan & Kris, Simply Fair


Every year in December our good friends over at Springfield basement venue The Radon Lounge put on their annual Christmas show, and it’s usually a nice time. Usually it’s a Christmas “explosion” but it looks like this year there will be no exploding, instead they are calling it “Dressember” looks like. This is happening this upcoming Saturday, December 8th. This one features a special local vendor (not a music group) called Simply Fair. For performing acts there is “Levi The Poet” doing spoken word coming all the way from Albuquerque, New Mexcio! Wow! Musical acts include Dan Smith – who is a part of the project Listener who has played a few big shows at the Radon before. Also Kris Rochelle of Red Sweater Lullaby and also Listener will be performing.

Looks like that’s the show – we are sure The Radon Lounge has some other things up their sleeves like coffee and arcade games and art and stuff (they usually do). Admission is $10 and tickets are sold in advance right here. 7pm. Check out a facebook event right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page where we only have this show listed right now.

September 29th at The Radon Lounge: Ratboys, Knotts, Yung Magic, Flunkie


Yesterday we told you what we have lined up at Black Sheep this Saturday – a 217 Showcase featuring hip hop and R&B from the area. Looks like you all have options for great shows going on in town that night! Our friends over at The Radon Lounge are putting on a big event, which will also be the first show of the season for them since last spring. (The Springfield house venue usually takes a break during the summer). This time the basement venue is bringing in big Chicago Topshelf Records band Ratboys. Stream the newest music by Ratboys on the player below. This show also features quite the lineup of other groups. This includes Knotts from Cincinnati, Ohio. Also a newer local singer/songwriter called “Flunkie“. Opening things up is a new local hip hop project with a live backing band called Yung Magic. Also The Radon Lounge has been throwing featured artists and local businesses into the mix with their shows – this one features art and books by “Two Long Ears“.

All of that starts over at The Radon Lounge at 7:00 pm this Saturday. Admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for that one right here. Also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page for a list of shows going on outside of Black Sheep that we will hopefully update later today.


May 15th (Tuesday) at Radon Lounge: Listener, Hotel Books, Spell Breaker, Johari Idusuyi, Clare Frachey


This week it looks like there is a pretty big show happening over at Springfield house venue The Radon Lounge – supposedly their last for a minute as they take a break this summer season to return in the fall. This one is happening this upcoming Tuesday, May 15th. Big national touring act Listener is once again making a return to the Radon. You can stream their newest album below to hear what Listener is all about. It looks like on tour with Listener this time around is a California-based spoken word project – “Hotel Books“. Then a familiar act to Black Sheep, Spell Breaker, will be performing at The Radon Lounge for the first time. Clare Frachey of the band (and Black Sheep owner) will also be featured artist of the night! Opening things up The Radon has local poet (also part of the Dumb Records team) Johari Idusuyi on board.

This show starts over at The Radon at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Not sure on where the Radon Lounge is? You can further inquire on their website.


March 3rd at The Radon Lounge: Veseria, Hushpad, Epsom, Alec James


The next show we have to tell you about happening one week from today is at The Radon Lounge on Saturday, March 3rd. First of all look at that wonderful painting by Chris Martin – Chris will be the featured artist at The Radon for this show. (The Radon Lounge has been featuring different local artists set up at each show in one corner of their basement). The touring act on this bill is a group called Veseria from Indianapolis, Indiana. You can stream some of their music on the player below. Then there’s another band more familiar to The Radon and that is shoegaze project Hushpad from Lincoln Illinois. Lined up before that is Springfield rock group Epsom playing at The Radon Lounge for the first time. Solo Acoustic act Alec James is opening, also first time performing at The Radon Lounge.

That show is at 7:00 pm and is $5 admission. To find out where The Radon Lounge is, you must inquire on their website. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Springfield shows page for a list of shows going on in Springfield outside of Black Sheep.

February 10th at Black Sheep: Radon Lounge Presents… Native Land, Moonglasses, Kneller, Arlin Peebles


This upcoming weekend on Saturday, February 10th we will be handing over the keys to The Radon Lounge and letting them take over our space for one special show! Hold on to your hats! For those of you who are not familiar, The Radon Lounge is a basement venue right here in Springfield putting on shows roughly once a month in their own space featuring many touring and local acts, usually of the indie-rock varieties. They also do a lot to add to the show-going experience by featuring old arcade and pinball games for show goers to play and also feature local artists displaying works at shows. You can expect some of this to spill over into Black Sheep next weekend.

For this show The Radon has four acts lined up that we are very excited about. “Native Land” is headlining the bill is a husband and wife duo from Nashville, Tennessee. You can stream some of their music on that player embedded below. Moonglasses is the other out of town act on this bill, they are indie rock from St. Louis and were formerly known as “Skunkworks”. Then we have a brother and sister folk duo called “Kneller” from right here in Springfield unfamiliar to the Black Sheep stage. Opening things up is THE Arilin Peebles – from right here in town – you may know as the host of the popular local web series The Studio Show (now on a third season).

All of that starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday for just $5. You can check out a facebook event for this one right here. You can probably expect some free refreshments or coffee of some sort and at least one arcade game inside of Black Sheep. Find our list of other upcoming shows right here on our shows page.

December 2nd at The Radon Lounge: Christmas Explosion


It is nearly December so all of those holiday shows and year-end shows are starting to come together (don’t worry – info on a Black Sheep Holiday Show is coming very soon)!! Today we are telling you about The Radon Lounge has in store this holiday season with their Christmas Explosion happening exactly one week from today on Saturday, December 2nd. We are excited for this one because it features the full band Holy Pinto based out of Canterbury, England. You can stream some of Holy Pinto’s music on the player below. Holy Pinto performed solo at Dumb Records earlier this past summer. Jessica Knight of Looming will also be filling in on bass for this tour. Then Chicago-based musician Sam Arias will also be performing – with his group “Families”? Is it “Sam Arias Families”? Jeff? Go to the show to find out who Sam’s family really is. Opening things up for this show is the real life yodeling cowboy “Cowboy Randy Erwin.”

This Christmas Explosion is $5 and starts at 7:00 pm over at The Radon Lounge. If you don’t know where that is, you can inquire on their website. Find a facebook event here. You’re supposed to show up wearing a Christmas sweater or something too. Check out our Springfield shows page where we try to list other shows going on in town outside of Black Sheep.