Wow, here we are scrambling to get back on track with things after a very successful Record Store Day weekend and there is another show going on tonight at Bread Stretchers right next to us!! Great, just great! Tonight we have touring acoustic act “I Was My Biggest Mistake” coming from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Check out some of their music playing on the player below. This will be joined by a solid group of local musicians, including solo project Flunkie! Jessica Knight of the band Looming will be performing as well… some sort of karaoke set we hear? What’s all that about? Looks like opening things up (or maybe they are going to go last) we have the second show ever from a brand new Springfield band called Blushe!
This show starts at 7:00 pm and in case you haven’t heard, Bread Stretchers shows start right on time on the DOT! Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up over there.
Happy April Fools Day everyone. We are happy to announce a very last minute show happening tonight downtown right next door to us at Bread Stretchers. Why? How? We can’t tell you. But we can tell you that these acts will be playing. Bottom Bracket – the only full band on the bill at the top of the lineup. Stream their music on the player below. Cornbread – local rapper, been around doing his thing for quite some time now. Nice. Eric Marvel – solo electronic / new wave music project. Then Jessica Knight – of the band Looming doing a solo set. And, Brandon Carnes – of the band Midnight Fall doing a solo set. Nice. Those five acts take the Bread Stretcher stage tonight.
This all starts at 7:00 pm. Where? Bread Stretchers is near the corner of 4th and Monroe downtown. Find a facebook event right here. Also check out our shows page where we are going to work on what else is coming up at Bread Stretchers.
Look at those guys up there! ^^^ Is that the telly-tubbies? No! For those of you who have been around the music scene for a very long time (3-5 years), may remember those guys playing at Black Sheep in… 2015(?) and before then at Skank Skanks for a rare show in 2014. They are a band called Masked Intruder from Wisconsin, and they are playing across the street from our new location at Bar None (245 S 5th Street) tonight! Yes, the show is ages 21+ but we figure any show at Bar None is worth mentioning on our site here especially since they are our new neighbors. Also playing this show are local punk rock legends The Timmys – and also another rare performance by Hospital Job – playing one of their first local shows since putting out their new album Haze Like Me!
That show kicks off tonight at Bar None. We can’t figure out how much money that it costs to get in, we think $10. Find a facebook event right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page if you are thirsty for more live music while you wait for our new venue’s doors to open.
TONIGHT – tonight is the night of one of the biggest final Black Sheep shows we have lined up, and the seventh last show at Black Sheep ever. We have a mega-stacked lineup tonight featuring some different genres. Have you listened to PARK? Popular emo band primarily active in Springfield from 1996-2007, then reunited in 2013 and have released a 10″ record and performed a handful of big shows since then. Park will be performing on the Black Sheep stage once again for this show, and we are happy to have them. We are also excited to welcome the return of Earth Witch – a band not as active in our area due to Nathan Landolt of Error Records / Hand of Death Records moving away to North Carolina a few years back. Stream Earth Witch’s newest album on the player below. Right in the middle of the lineup is Springfield emo band Bottom Bracket. More friends from Champaign are coming with the band Nectar. Before that is a performance by indie artist Kate Laine. And opening things up is Sadface Killer, emo from the Peoria area. Wow.
Those are a lot of bands. Because of all of those bands, this show will start at 6:30 pm on the dot. Tickets are $15 at the door if you didn’t get tickets in advance. Yes, you can still pay for entry at the door. Find a facebook event for this mega-gig right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of shows coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this year.
Woooo!!! We are down to EIGHT final shows happening at Black Sheep starting with this one tonight, and those eight shows are going to be spread out over the next two weeks. Tonight is going to be a wild and wacky punk show! We have Graveswitcher – the loud and crushing new hardcore band featuring members of many other local groups. We also have Prowess – this will be their last set inside Black Sheep so surely something goofy will happen, right? Also MAC – the punk rock group that released an EP earlier this fall. Last but not least is No Cash Value – back and better than ever with a brand new lineup.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is just $5. No reason not to come out and have a good time! 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 all is coming up at Black Sheep before we shut our doors at the end of the month and begin a big move.
Wow, thanks to all who came out last night! Now that things are ending at our home of 13+ years this is surely an emotional but also exciting time. Tonight is the LAST metal show to ever take place inside Black Sheep, and our eighth last show ever. It features touring act Summoning The Lich from St. Louis, which you can find streaming on the player below. It also features local act Eyes From Above who just released a new EP! Very cool. We’ll also have a visit from “Dr. Dick Ramirez” which happens to be another metal band from Quincy, Illinois. If that’s not enough metal for ya, we have Primitive Deception up before them from Decatur, Illinois. And opening things up is Nethersphere from Jacksonville!
This show will start promptly at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything left happening at Black Sheep in our current location.
Happy weekend everybody, and thanks to all who came out to Black Friday at Dumb Records at any point yesterday. We can’t believe that we were left with a mere two records from our order of exclusive releases. Tonight there is a show at Black Sheep – and now that we’ve announced we are moving at the end of the year we can tell you that there are only a handful of shows left in our current space. Tonight we got local emo rockers Bottom Bracket at the top of the bill. Then what’s this? It’s another Vonne reunion show! Oh joy! The out of town act on this show is emo band “Jazz Cabbage” from the Chicago area. You can go ahead and stream their music on the player below. Opening things up is solo acoustic performer Dexter.
This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this year.