Tours: Bottom Bracket


Springfield emo punk band Bottom Bracket have announced a run of dates to happen in the middle of this month. Check out those dates on the tour flier above or below:

2/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Murray Attic

2/16 – Detroit, MI – Old Yeller

2/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Witch House

2/18 – Chicago, IL – Downstairs at SubT

Bottom Bracket will be playing next here in Springfield on February 25th at The CFP. We’ll have a more official announcement for that show on this site at some point soon. Bottom Bracket has also been working on some new stuff in the studio which will hopefully be out there for you all to hear sooner than later.

Tours: Bottom Bracket


Last night at Black Sheep was the official kick-off for Bottom Bracket’s big summer tour – with the first out of town show being tonight in Roscoe, Illinois. The band is playing 14 shows between now and July 7th and heading out to the East Coast and back. Check out that full list of dates below:

6/22 – Springfield, IL – Black Sheep
6/23 – Roscoe, IL – House Show
6/26 – Alton, IL – Bottle & Barrel
6/27 – Chicago, IL – Margaritaville
6/28 – Kalamazoo, MI – Louie’s Back Room
6/29 – Elyria, OH – Blank Slate
6/30 – Frederick, MD – Guido’s Speakeasy
7/1 – Long Island, NY – Creative Corner
7/2 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA
7/3 – Harrisonburg, VA – Crayola House
7/4 – Asheville, NC – Static Age Records
7/5 – Atlanta, GA – Uprising
7/6 – Nashville, TN – The Beehive
7/7 – Lexington, KY – Liberty House

Bottom Bracket released a self-titled EP last year, recorded in Southtown Sound, which you can find streaming on the player below.

Tours: Hospital Job & Attic Salt

Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 7.25.29 PM.png

Springfield pop punk bands Hospital Job and Attic Salt are both headed out for a week on the road together before this month is done! The tour kicks off in Chicago on Wednesday, and goes as far out as a couple of dates in Canada. All of the dates and facebook events are as follows:

May 16 – Chicago

May 17 – London, ON

*UPDATED* May 18 – Toronto, ON

May 19 – Montreal, QC

May 20 – New Brunswick

May 21 – Pittsburgh

May 22 – Cincinnati

There are no Black Sheep dates lined up for either band as we have not seen either in a while! However, Attic Salt is performing at Bar None on Friday, May 25th along with The Complaint Line and Radar. Attic Salt released their self-titled album last year, which you can stream on the player below.

Tours: Looming, Yowler, Tigers Jaw


Did you know that Looming are already three days into one of the biggest tours they have ever embarked on as a band right now? We guess now would probably be a good time to tell you about it! The band is currently on tour with big national touring act Tigers Jaw and also Yowler. Unfortunately that tour is not coming to Springfield, but it is stopping through Dekalb, Illinois on March 16th. The band is playing at The Black Sheep as well, but it’s the one in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Looming released their second full length album Seed back in October with a release show at Black Sheep. Be on the lookout for another Looming show to be announced in Springfield happening later this year sometime in the future.

Tours: Small Man


Earlier this past summer a new project from both Springfield and Tornonto, Canada called “Small Man” was born and a demo was released under Prescience Tapes. This week this “Small Man” band will be performing their first ever shows, and even going on a week long tour. Unfortunately none of these shows are in Springfield or anywhere too close! This special international lineup of The Small Man features members of bands Mace, Asthma, Soap Scum, and Baghead (with members from Springfield, Toronto, and Hattiesburg). Here is what cities they will be stopping through starting on Tuesday:

10.17 – Kansas City, MO
10.18 – Oklahoma City, OK
10.19 – Denton, TX
10.20 – Hattiesburg, MS
10.21 – Birmingham, AL
10.22 – Lexington, KY

The last date in Lexington, Kentucky is Dispuppy Fest where other Springfield bands Livin’ Thing and Pryss will also be performing. Good luck to the Small Man out there!

Tours: Livin’ Thing + Dream Probe


Starting as early as yesterday, two Central Illinois punk bands who also just got done playing Dumb Fe5t – Livin’ Thing and Dream Probe are heading out on tour for ten days or so. The bands will be performing together most of these dates. The Livin’ Thing tour dates (starting today) are as follows:

*6/21 – BLOOMINGTON, IN @ KROGER CASTLE w/ Skull Cult, Doozie
6/23 – MADISON, WI @ MICKEY’S TAVERN w/ The Hussy, Juiceboxxx, Screwtape
*6/24 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN @ SEWARD COMMUNITY CAFE w/ Neotypes, Brendan Wells Plant Music
*6/25 – MILWAUKEE, WI @ QUARTER’S ROCK N’ ROLL PALACE w/ Nuclear Family, Future Mark, Law/Less
*6/26 – DES MOINES, IA @ THE FREMONT w/ The Sleepover, This Curse Divine
*6/27 – OMAHA, NE @ THE WEST WING w/ BiB, Justified Aggression
7/1 – SPRINGFIELD, IL @ BLACK SHEEP w/ Food & Money, Backwards Day, Spellbreaker

And of course the last date listed above is right here at Black Sheep on Saturday, July 1st for the big reunion show of all reunion shows – with Food & Money, Backwards Day, Livin’ Thing, and Spell Breaker.

Check out a facebook event for this big summer tour right here. Stream Dream Probe’s new demo on the player below.

Tours: Hospital Job (Europe)


We are excited to hear that Springfield’s own pop punk group Hospital Job will be heading overseas for the second time to Europe this spring! The band has a good number of dates planned in May in Europe. Check those out on the tour poster above or also below:

03.05 Lyon @ Ninkasi Kafé
04.05 Bern @ PlanetSpade
05.05 Estavayer le Lac @ Pub du Cerf
06.05 Zurich @ Obenuse Fest
07.05 Innsbruck @ Jelly Fish
08.05 Wien @ Kramladen
09.05 Graz @ Sub
10.05 Monteccio Maggiore @ Circolo la Mesa
11.05 Milan @ Spazio Lageria
12.05 Livorno @ Surfer Joe
13.05 Massa Carrara @ Bar Pepper

Hospital Job does not have any shows lined up in Springfield currently as far as we know. The band put out their third album Never Get Cold in 2015 and a 7″ split with Capitalist Kids late last year.