Get ready for a fun night at Black Sheep tonight! Tonight we are hosting the Black Sheep Cover Show, which is also a benefit for the Central Illinois Food Bank. We haven’t had a cover show at Black Sheep since May of 2011. Headlining the whole shebang tonight is a Refused cover set formed by musicians from local bands Renae, The Mourning After, Soap Scum, and Big Storm. Be on the lookout for a few surprises from them. Next up on the lineup we have Nephrons who will be covering the punk band Jawbreaker. And opening things up we have Montagh covering Andrew Jackson Jihad.
The show starts off at 7:00 pm and admission is a $5 donation to the Central Illinois Food Bank. You can check out a facebook event right here. Also don’t forget to check out what other shows are coming up at Black Sheep on our shows page.
A couple of new songs have mysteriously appeared from a new Springfield group calling themselves “War Magic.” Little is known about the band or who is in it, but you can find two new songs “Cyclomancy” and “Wooden Rings” on the War Magic bandcamp here or also streaming below. We do know that War Magic includes Alistair and Steve of Harm House Record of the Night fame.
Be on the lookout for any War Magic show announcements or new songs in the future.
Who’s ready for a fun weekend of shows? There are plenty of shows going on in and around tonight and we have a show going on at Black Sheep too! For this one we have Springfield pop-punk band Kickstart! You can also catch Kickstart on the radio today from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA FM! Next we have Unfortunate Woman which is a newer band on tour from Chicago. Also from Chicago and on tour is The Howl. They play rock n’ roll/punk rock and you can check out some of their music below. Opening things up we have the local two-piece Sammy & The Punk.
The show starts off at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also don’t forget to check out our shows page for more listings on upcoming shows at Black Sheep.
On Tuesday, June 18th we will all have finished recovering from a crazy weekend of Dumb Fest at Black Sheep and Skank Skates and The Horse Show. It will be a great time for a fun acoustic show and potluck! The touring band coming through for this show is “Folk Y’All“. They come from New London, Connecticut and play “old-timey folk-punk”. You can also catch Springfield’s own acoustic folk-punk band, Lovecow. Then there is the folk/acoustic duo Montagh. And to open things up we have Jess Knight playing some acoustic tunes and covers for us.
The show starts off at 7:00 pm and is $5. You can find the facebook event right here. Also don’t forget to check out what other shows we have coming up at Black Sheep over on our shows page!
Tomorrow is another episode of Black Sheep Radio! This time we have the pop-punk band Kickstart and the newer two-piece rock band Yogi Beara coming in to the studio to talk to us about band plans and upcoming shows. They might also go head to head and have some sort of band-battle while they are talking to us! Kickstart will be talking to us about their show tomorrow (Friday) at Black Sheep with Unfortunate Woman, The Howl, and Sammy & The Punk. Yogi Beara will be talking to us about their show Wednesday (May 29th) with Big Storm and Idly.
The Black Sheep Radio airs from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Fridays on 88.3 WQNA fm. You can tune in to 88.3 FM on your radio dial or you can head over to wqna.org and stream the show live. We also have our lovely radio tab set up so that you can stream and download some past episodes of Black Sheep Radio.
Hospital Job will be heading out on tour with Carbondale pop-punk band The Copyrights at the end of June and beginning of July. The two bands will be heading out to Insub Fest in Baltimore, Maryland put on by Insubordination Records. You can check out those tour dates above.
Hospital Job will be playing next in Springfield on Friday, May 24th at The Poon Lagoon along with Nephrons, The Transatlantic, and Lanny Durbin. The band released their full length album Downer Downer Downer late last year. The Copyrights will also be playing in Springfield before their tour with Hospital Job at day two of Dumb Fest at Black Sheep and Skank Skates on June 15th. It is sure to be a blast.
There is a show happening at Black Sheep tonight! This may be our third Wednesday night with a show, so you all should have plenty of practice going to Wednesday shows. This one should be no problem! Tonight is a very special show because it is the first local show for touring emo/indie band Our Lady since January. They are back with a brand new lineup and a brand new sound. You can also find their brand new cassette, Dawning streaming below. Next on the lineup is Tiger Tank. Tiger Tank features Ladd Mitchell and Miles Parkhill of the indie rock band Park who just announced their reunion earlier last week. The touring act from Austin, Texas on this show is Gospel & The Wolf. Gospel & The Wolf is a solo acoustic act featuring an ex-member of the band Solace Before Sundown. Opening the show up will be Jessica Knight with some acoustic tunes for us all.
The show starts off at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Don’t forget to check out our shows page for more updates on other shows coming up at Black Sheep.