Tonight at Black Sheep: Say Something, The Origin Story, Garter, Ragna Rye


It’s a Friday night and there is a show happening at Black Sheep! This one is a punk show for fans of ska and dancing. Tonight we are going to keep The Black Sheep running on circle pits with the hectic hardcore/punk band Say Something. The ska band on the bill tonight is a new one from Lincoln, Illinois called The Origin Story- featuring members of bands that have played at Black Sheep before. Before that is the Nighthawk-flavored punk band Garter– whose new demo can be streamed below. Starting things off is the first Black Sheep performance for Springfield folk/rock band Ragna Rye.

The show tonight starts right at 7:00 pm so show up on time! Door is $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here, also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep.

Videos From Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s October 3rd


Today we bring you a good chunk of videos from the infamous Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s gig which happened this past Saturday on October 3rd. The show ended up being the final one for King Worm, and also possibly the final show for hit NWI band The Coneheads. We have videos from each band’s set below, as well as a few videos from a last minute aftershow that was put together at Black Sheep. Check out videos from Hardee’s below, and links to other videos at Black Sheep below those.

Also check out our vids/pics page for a look at more videos from past shows at Black Sheep and around Springfield.

Q at Black Sheep 10/3/15
GUSH at Black Sheep 10/3/15
Kowabunga! Kid at Black Sheep 10/3/15
GRINN at Black Sheep 10/3/15

Mark Lee Reynolds: “Resorts”


Today we have a stream of a new 6-track release by Mark Lee Reynolds, or “MLR”. Mark is and has been an active member of projects War Magic, Night/Hex, Prescott, Ppleasser, among others. His newest release is called Resorts and you can find it streaming below. You can head over to the MLR bandcamp page where you can also stream the release and download it for $3.

None of Mark’s current projects have any shows lined up right now.



Today we have some new music from Springfield/Bloomington hardcore project GRINN. GRINN played at Black Sheep for the first time this past weekend as part of a last minute after show for the Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s concert. There are two new tracks that have been released under the release GRINN AGAIN up on the Ooey Gooey bandcamp page. Listen below or head over to the Ooey Gooey bandcamp where you can download them at your own price.

It looks like GRINN does not have any live shows currently lined up.

October 10th (Saturday) at The Radon Lounge: Cantalouper, Zoo, The Locals, Adam Maletich


There are plenty of house shows happening in and around Springfield this week- including the very last minute studio show that was held in South Town Studio last night and the Sleeping Cranes show that was held last night at another house. We feel it is important to highlight another house show that will be happening this Saturday, October 10th over at our friends The Radon Lounge. This show will feature Lincoln-based indie/shoegaze band Cantalouper, whose music you can find streaming below. Then the touring act on the bill is Zoo – a solo project by Cory Pavlinic from Cincinnati, Ohio. Before that are locals, The Locals, a local band from her in Springfield. Opening things up will be a performance by Adam Maletich.

The show at The Radon Lounge starts at 7:00 pm and the house is asking for $5 to support the out of town bands. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our Springfield shows page for a list of shows that will be happening in town outside of Black Sheep.

Dumb Records In Need of Volunteers/Interns


With all of the craziness happening at Southtown record store Dumb Records this fall, we are officially calling out in need of volunteers and interns to work at our store! Earlier today we told you that we picked up all of the left over stock from Error Records, a store in Urbana that ended at the end of last month. With all of this craziness we are trying to not cut back on open hours this fall/winter and we need all of the help we can get!!

We are looking for volunteers and interns that would be able to pick up regular weekly shifts (usually four hours at a time) at Dumb Records, especially during the week. If interested you can get ahold of us at We look forward to hearing from you!

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


The past week has been a hectic one over at Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave. East), because all of the remaining product from Error Records in Urbana has somehow made its way into our store. As some of you know, Error Records (the record store) has decided to call it a day, and a new store will continue in the same space called See You CD & Vinyl. We wish all of our friends the best of luck with all of their endeavors! Because of this madness, there are hundreds and hundreds of new items inside Dumb Records that were not there before! We even doubled some of our inventory in different formats, and not sell VHS tapes! Everyone should stop by our stop at some point this week- we assure you will find something there that wasn’t there before! Let’s look at our operating hours of the week and then look at some of what’s new:

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


New LPs
Antony And The Johnsons – Home There’s Someone
The Elsinores – Dreams Of Youth
Endless Bummer – Vol. 1
Fu Manchu – Gigantoid
Gucci Mane – Murder Was The Case
J Dilla – Diamonds & Ice
Korn – The Paradigm Shift
Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big
Mind Spiders – Inhumanistic
Morality Crisis – Boats
Motorhead – Rock N’ Roll
Nest – Hadal
New Order – 1981-1982
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream
Nobunny – Raw Romance
Northless – World Keeps Sinking
Oozing Wound – Earth Suck
Pelican – The Cliff
Red Fang – Whales And Leeches
Saint Vitus – Thirsty And Miserable
Slayer – World Painted Blood
Ty Segall – Twins
Wavves – Afraid Of Heights
Weezer – Green Album
Weird Al Yankovic – Mandatory Fun
Whirr – Distressor
Wye Oak – Shriek
Xui Xui – Unclouded Sky
The Yellow River Boys – Urinal St. Station

New 7”s
Anne – Power Exchange
Boris – #2
Dials – School Girl
Johnny Marr – I Feel You
The Kidnappers – Pills EP
Low Sky – Hw To Kiss
The Men – Electric b/w/ Water Babies
Pocketknife – Calluses
Relentless Approach – Notorius Thugs
Ty Segal – Mr. Face EP

Used LPs
The Alan Parsons Project – Pyramid
Bootsy Collins – Bootsy?
Blue Oyster Cult – Fire Of Unknown Origin
Cheech & Chong – Los Cochinos
Elvin Bishop – Struttin’ My Stuff
Elvis – Moody Blue
Foreigner – Head Games
Jermaine Jackson – Let’s Get Serious
Jethro Tull – Broadsword
Johnny Cash – Original Golden Hits Volume II
L.T.D. – Something To Love
Nazareth – Malice In Wonderland
Ohio Players – Contradiction
Rush – 2112
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
Styx – Crystals Balls