July 18th at Bread Sheep: Transgression, Prevention, 156/Silence, Gumm, Prowess

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It’s time to move on with some July show announcements for shows happening at the new Bread Sheep Café located right next to us. This one is happening Thursday, July 18th. It’s the same night as a Levitt show, so the start time is pushed back a little later to 8:00 pm. For this show we have the return of heavy heavy band Transgression from Kentucky to Springfield. They performed here last about one year ago exactly for the last Dumb Fest. Stream their brand new album on the player below. This show is actually going to be the tape release show for new local band Prevention – we brought you those recordings on our site a few days ago. Also on tour and continuing with the heavy music is “156/Silence” from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Then we have a band called “Gumm” described as “melodic punk” from Tennessee. Are all three of those bands touring together or what? Opening things up is a fifth act and that is the return of popular local goof-off fart bomb band Prowess.

This show starts at 8:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at The Bread Sheep in coming months.

July 6th at Black Sheep: Jocko, Final Order, Animals With Human Names, Brute Force, Vincent Sebastian

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We have another slammer of a show to tell you about happening at Bread Sheep Records on Saturday, July 6th. It’s a slammer, but it’s a pretty nice and diverse bill as well. We have the mighty return of the mighty might band Jocko from Ohmaha, Nebraska. Jocko played here last at Black Sheep the first night of Dumb Fest 6 for those of you who were around for that… exactly one year ago! Stream some of Jocko’s music on the player below if you are unfamiliar. Also on this show is today’s featured band: Final Order. Right in the middle we have a curveball and that is local hip hop act Animals With Human Names, playing his first show at Bread Stretchers 2.0. Then we’ve got St. Louis area hardcore group Brute Force coming back to play the Bread Stretch for yet another time. Opening things up is another little curveball with the *chill* solo project of Vincent Sebastian.

All of this starts at 7:00 pm that day and it’s $7 to get in to see five acts. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else we’ve got coming up at Beard Strappers in the near future.

July 5th at Bread Records: Looming, Great Expectations, Seaholm, Blue Parks

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Here’s another great show for us to tell you about coming up at Bread Stretchers! This one happening on Friday, July 5th right after the fourth of July. This one is going to feature the one and only… full band performance of Looming (the first full band performance we have seen in Springfield in a minute). Wow! There are two touring acts from Michigan on this show. One of them is Great Expectations from Detroit, playing some emo type music that you can find on the player below. They will be on tour with another band called Seaholm from Ann Arbor. Opening this show up is a slow performance by Blue Parks, who may be going by the performance name of Body Forth.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is going to be a sliding scale of $5-10. You can check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at the show space next to us.

 

June 28th at Bread Sheep Records: Local Drags (LP Release), Bottom Bracket, Attic Salt, Farm Shack

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Look at this whopper of a show we have to tell you about today. It’s going to be a good one, happening later this month on Friday, June 28th. This is going to be the LP release (yes, a vinyl record) of local group Local Drags who have not performed in Springfield very often if even at all. It’s good though – someone is pressing their album on to wax so it’s gotta be good. Stream it again on that player below. This show is also going to be good because it’s got heavy hitters Bottom Bracket on board. And we’ve also got a rare Attic Salt performance – another band who has yet to play in the new space. Opening things up is the first show of a new Taylorville duo going by the name “Farm Shack”! We’re going to find out what that is all about.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretch Record Sheep’s shows page for a look at what is coming up in this space next door to us that we don’t have anything to do with.

June 22nd at Bread Sheep: Activator One Year Anniversary Show!

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Wow! Looks like we are hosting a show this month that will be a wonderful celebration of one full year of Activator Magazine doing their thing and activatin’ in Springfield!! We are truly lucky to have had this free magazine around for a full year covering some great things going on in Central Illinois music and arts! The lineup for this show features punk rockers MAC at the top of the bill – who will be performing here in Springfield for the first time actually! Nice! By the way look at that great flier by Carol Weems of Activator Magazine, great job Carol. Who’s next on the lineup? HECK?!? The solo project of Hannah Songer out of Bloomington. Also a brand new Springfield band called SNUFF RIDER will be playing their first show?? Featuring members of Imaginary Colours and Evan Mitchell’s one man band! Before that… a very rare rap performance by Aaron “Uncanny” Phillips!! Wow!! In all of our years working with Aaron hosting hip hop shows at our spaces we have never had him listed as a performer! Then opening things up or playing somewhere on the bill is some sort of karaoke set by DJ Milk and DJ Jess!!! We can not believe all of the wild and cool things going on for this show!

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. All proceeds will be split between our show space and Activator Magazine. There will also be cake and “free sh*t”! Wow! Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at our space in the new future!

June 19th at Bread Records: Jordan Collans, Flunkie, Alice Currie, Layers, Kate Laine

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Have we told you about this show yet?? It seems like we have – maybe we mentioned it in our post about Kate Laine going out on her first tour later this month. Anyways, this one is happening two weeks from today on Thursday, June 19th! You better be there. This features touring act Jordan Collins from Spokane, Washington who is going to be on tour with Kate Laine this month. This is one of the dates on that tour. Stream Jordan’s music on the player below if you want. Also on this show is solo act Flunkie – who released a new song that we posted about a couple of days ago. Nice. Layers will be performing as well, the two-piece, post-Renae, poetry fusion project. Alice Currie of the band Attic Salt will be performing a solo set as well. And of course, we have Kate Laine on the bill too. We think it’s just a solo set of hers this time around.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admision is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Slippers shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Bread Splashers in the coming months.

June 15th at Bread Records: Final Order, While God Sleeps, Hushed, Time & Pressure, Foam Fangers

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Did we tell you about this show yet? No. Okay. We’ve got some catching up to do on June show announcements it looks like. This one is happening at our shows space on Saturday, June 15th and you should all come. It’s going to be the tape release show for Springfield hardcore group Final Order, which we have been waiting on recordings for forever. The touring act on this bill is “While God Sleeps” playing some metalcore from the heart of Minnesota. You can stream their music on the player below. Also on this show from the other end of up north is Hushed from Detroit, Michigan. Then we have familiar group to Springfield “Time & Pressure” from St. Louis – playing at Bread Stretchers for the first time. Opening things up is… Foam Fangers! Also playing for the first time at the new spot. Nice.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $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 what else is going on coming up at Breads R Us in the near future.