August 2nd at Black Sheep: Moon Hag, SAP, Fel Fae


In about just one month we have a show at Black Sheep on Sunday, August 2nd. It has been a little bit since we have any bands come play from outside of the country, and for this show we have Moon Hag coming from Ontario, Canada to play for us all! Moon Hag plays a type of psychedelic punk, and you can stream some of their music on the player below. Also on this show we have the Springfield dream-grunge three-piece group SAP, here to make you dance. And opening things up is a performance by the instrumental full band called Fel Fae, who will also be playing at Black Sheep tonight.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can 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 summer.

Black Sheep Roundtable Meeting This Sunday


With the completion of the Project Southtown kickstarter campaign just a little over one week ago, and all of our summer events coming up, we are ready for next open roundtable meeting at Black Sheep. We will be holding our next meeting this Sunday at 7:00 pm inside of Black Sheep to discuss recent projects including Project Southtown and brainstorm new ones. Anyone is welcome to join us for the meeting, even if you feel you do not have much to contribute.

Don’t forget we also have a t-shirt design contest going on for Black Sheep Fest 2015! Submissions are due to by 8:00 pm on Monday, July 6th.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Forrister, Fel Fae, Mario Cannamela

11539227_10205978595535423_4882493985152267890_oTonight at Black Sheep we have a little bit of a last minute three-band show, and it is also our only show this weekend so make sure to come on out! Tonight we have a band called Forrister coming on tour from Memphis, Tennessee. They play a type of ambient/indie rock and you can check out their music streaming below. We also have the newer instrumental act Fel Fae, which is now a three-piece project. Opening things up will be an acoustic solo set by Mario Cannamela, who also plays in the band Wir Können.

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. After the show at Black Sheep is over, there is a show starting at Bar None featuring Looming, SAP, and Nick Murphy for those ages 21 and over. You can check out a facebook event for the Black Sheep show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this summer.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Appalachian Terror Unit, SAP, Occultonomy, Hollow Earth, Sgt Karate

11212576_735724076517_6791257980879127846_oTonight at Black Sheep there is a Wednesday night show going on that is surely not to miss. Tonight we have the band Appalachian Terror Unit, the anarcho/crust band coming from West Virginia. You can check out some of Appalachian Terror Unit’s music streaming below. This show will also feature Springfield’s own three-piece alternative grungy gang, SAP. Also we have the two-pice science-themed fastcore punk band Occultonomy from Galesburg, who played here in Southtown last for the first ever Southtown Record Fair last November. Before that is a last minute addition to the show, and that is Hollow Earth from Detroit, Michigan. Opening things us is a performance by the one man black metal group, Sgt Karate.

The show tonight kicks off right at 7:00 pm. For the door price we are asking from anywhere between $5 and $7. You can check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything coming up at Black Sheep this summer.


New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


We have plenty of new arrivals constantly coming in to Southtown record store, Dumb Records (1107 South Grand East), and this week is no exception. This week we have a good chunk of fresh new LPs and also used CDs on the shelves. Dumb Records is open every day from 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm, and open until 9:00 pm on nights there are shows. Let’s take a look at the schedule for this week:

Tuesday (today): 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Wednesday (show): 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday (show): 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Monday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy
Built To Spill – Untethered Moon
Cursed – Two
Judge – What It Meant
Germs – (GI)
Ornette Coleman – Tomorrow Is The Question!
Metz – Metz II
Modest Mouse – This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

Used 7”s
Juice Newton – Angel Of The Morning

Used CDs
Beak – Eyrie
Both – Short-Sighted
Ginormous And The Wee Ones – Elliot & Keagan
Imperial Can – Hey Fuckers
Jawbreaker – Live 4/30/96
Math The Band – Get Real
Onsind – Dissatisfactions
Small Brown Bike – Nail Yourself To The Ground
Toys That Kill – Flys
Various – Japan Punk Kills You!

Photos: Dumb Fest 3-D


It looks like we have finally found the time to go through the hundreds and hundreds of photos that were taken at Dumb Fest 3-D earlier this month and compile them all (or a good chunk of them) onto one flickr album so you all can see. Big thanks to photographers Maddie Rehayem, AJ Francis, Derrin Coad, Avery Sassa, Stephen Houldsworth, and Brianna Skeels. Some of them were going non-stop taking photos all throughout the two-day long fest. Check out a lot of those photos above and below, or head over to our Dumb Fest 3-D flickr album right here to look at hundreds more.

Also check out our vids/pics page for more photo albums including the two prior Dumb Fests, and some videos including some also from Dumb Fest 3-D.

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GRINN: “Track One”

a0777352179_10A new Springfield project has seem to arose in the past week, with the release of this new recording. Austin Connelly (Wir Können, Swamp Rat), released a first track from a new solo project called GRINN. Here is what Austin had to say:

I started a new project sort of in the vein (vain?) of how Swamp Rat was, but better. Anyways, each week I’ll be uploading a new track to this page.
rock and roll! \m/

Today we have a stream of the first GRINN song, called “Track One.” You can stream that below. Also head over to the GRINN bandcamp page to download the track at your own price. Be on the lookout for more tracks being released and also possible GRINN live shows in the future.