Good morning and happy Sunday! We never really made the official announcement on our site here that shows at Dumb Records are BACK, for the first time in 2022, the case numbers for covid-19 in our area have gone back down and we are ready to rock and roll once again. We don’t really have anything else announced other than this show happening tonight right now.
So tonight – we have a killer lineup of acts performing at our space. Bottom Bracket makes their Springfield return for the first time since moving to Chicago, (did you know they moved to Chicago?) (they had some lineup changes and moved to Chicago at some point during all of this), they also just put out a new EP! Stream it on the player below. Also up on deck (and probably playing last in the lineup) is heavy hitting pop punk band Attic Salt. Here is a secret: their latest album Get Wise is up in the Dumb Records charts the most popular album we sell next to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. In the middle of the lineup is the indie alternative band The Telephone Junkies, they are from all over the place nowadays. Opening things up is Marble Teeth from Decatur.
Nice. You can check out a facebook event for this show right here. Oh yeah, it starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $10. We still have rules in place for shows regarding the pandemic. Either proof of vaccine (any shot) OR proof of negative covid test within 72 hours is required upon door entry, and masks are required at all times during the show. Thanks and see you all tonight!
There is so much going on for us today that it’s going to be impossible to get it all covered in one website post (but we are making sure we do get a post up)! Today of course is national Record Store Day – and this is our fifth or sixth year participating as a store. For this day hundreds of exclusive limited pressings are released to the world. We ordered most of them. Find that whole list on the Record Store Day website here. Our store opens up at 8:00 am and is open 9:00 pm or later. Don’t forget we are located at 418 E Monroe Street downtown now. Foamed Up from the mall will be giving out free coffee. 100.5 WYMG will be broadcasting live. Find a facebook event here.
Then also there is a show happening tonight next door to at “Bread Stretchers” kicking off at 7:00 pm. For this one we are excited for touring band Parkway & Columbia to be coming through. They will be joined by local groups Stick People, Kate The Band, and Heck. Find a facebook event for that one here. Admission for that is $5. WQNA will be broadcasting live from our store around that time and will also be broadcasting the show live on air!
Here’s what we’ve got going on at our space TONIGHT! It’s going to be a good one. We’ve got a stacked bill of five acts from a total of four different states. At the top of the bill is blisteringly fast hardcore band “Beyond Peace” coming from Iowa City, Iowa. We are very blessed to have them play in our space. Looks like this is also another one for very busy Springfield punk group Spell Breaker as well. And another touring act on the bill is a duo called The Velveteers coming all the way from Denver, Colorado. Check out one of their songs embedded on the player below. Then from over the river our friends from St. Louis will be coming and playing in the rock group called “Spirits” – featuring members of past bands Black Panties, and more. Opening things up will be the ongoing band lotto 2017 band SCRUB.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Find 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 at Black Sheep in these coming months.
Tonight is a very special night at Black Sheep! We are hang over our keys to The Radon Lounge (just for tonight and this weekend, don’t worry). 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.
It might be a Thursday, but did you know there is a show going on tonight at Black Sheep? This one features all types of alternative rock. We have The Complaint Line headlining the bill from right here in Springfield. We also have the indie-sad rock band from Springfield/Taylorville called The Little Death up before them. This show will feature one out of town act and that is a newer Champaign indie rock group called Our Landmark. You can stream some of their music on the player below. Opening things up this time around is hit #1 2017 album of the year band, Bottom Bracket.
Things start tonight at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of shows coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.
The one show happening at Black Sheep is tonight, and looks like it is going to be good! For this one we have Danville, Illinois post-rock band Earthholder headlining the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. We also have hardcore band Pryss giving this show a nice mix. Before that is Taylorville heavy hitting grunge band Stick People. Then before we are going to close our eyes and Pretend I’m Not There. Before that is two-piece or three-piece new Springfield band Glower. And opening things up or going early on is another out of town band and that is Reaver from St. Louis.
This whopper of a show will start promptly 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 coming up at Black Sheep in the coming months.
Amazing! Welcome to the weekend! We have quite the show happening at Black Sheep tonight featuring five outstanding acts. You won’t want to miss it. Tonight we have the Austin, Texas indie emo outfit playing at our space for the third ever time called “Free Kittens & Bread.” If you forget what they sound like or didn’t catch them the first two times around, you can stream some of their music on the player below. We have hit local band Rockford also on the bill. Then we have an emo band called “Sadface Killer” coming from neighboring city Peoria, Illinois. Springfield dream garage band Spell Breaker are also on the bill. Then opening up, or going early on in the lineup is a solo act all the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan called Vagabonds.
This show is starting promptly at 7:00 pm and admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. We will also be updating our upcoming shows page on our site at some point today, we promise!
Yes, there IS a show happening tonight at Black Sheep! Sorry we really have not been on top of things as far as getting our show announcements out! This one tonight is a three band show featuring a few acts from our Battle of the Bands this past fall. At the top of the bill is the winner of the judges voting who is actually finishing up recording at Southtown Sound – Master Bastard. Nice! We also have the return of Decatur-based jammy band Puff Puff Poseidon. Stream a song of theirs on the player below. Opening things up we have “funky hip hop jams” from Bermuda Triad.
This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. We are going to be working on our shows page and getting that updated in the next few days, we promise!!
Thanks to all who came out to the Collision art show at The Pharmacy last night to hang out and look at the works of many talented artists involved. Are you ready for the first Black Sheep show of the year happening tonight? Tonight is going to be a good one – we have the band Kickstart performing a rare show. Last time Kickstart performed at Black Sheep was almost exactly one year ago as one of our first shows of 2017. We also have The Complaint Line, another alternative rock band that we have not seen in a minute on our stage. Before them is “Little Death” from right here in Springfield. We also have Springfield high school band Telephone Junkies making a return since the holiday show – check out their music on the player below. Opening things up looks like is a project we know nothing about called “Prevalence.”
The show tonight starts promptly at 7:00 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 this year (we are working on it, we promise ).
Yes we have a show going on tonight at Black Sheep!! It’s our last show of the year in our space too – we WILL however be presenting a show downtown on Sunday night (New Year’s Eve) as part of First Night Downtown. (More info on that one can be found right here). Tonight we have a three band rockin’ lineup. It features the recently reunited Chicago hardcore punk band “Ritalin O.D.” featuring members of bands familiar to Dumb Fest featuring Bleeding Gums, Dream Probe, and a few others. We have local hardcore band Pryss as well. Opening things up will be the winner to our battle of the bands 2017 in the judicial voting category – Master Bastard.
This show tonight will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Be there! Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for what 2018 is looking like for us right now (we are working on it)!!