Videos: Derider – “Open-Handed Answer” at Black Sheep 7-17-15

Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 10.57.46 AMToday we have a video of the band Derider performing last month at Black Sheep on July 17th. The show was also with F///\\\M, Our Lady, and Estates and was a good time. You can check out a video of Derider playing their song “Open-Handed Answer” below. Check out Derider’s bandcamp page for more of their recorded music.

Check out our vids/pics page on our site for a longer listing of live videos and photos collected throughout the years at Black Sheep.

Tonight at Black Sheep: SAP, Moon Hag, Fel Fae

11113035_10203610937748184_8554699864756932328_oYes, there is a show happening tonight at Black Sheep! It is going to be a real treat, with three bands including one coming all the way from Canada. Tonight we have the three piece indie/grunge band SAP playing for us all. The touring band from Canada is called Moon Hag and they play psychedelic punk stuff. Check out some of Moon Hag’s music streaming below. Opening things up is a performance by the newer instrumental project Fel Fae. Try not to miss those bands!

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up in Southtown for the rest of the summer.

Sneaky Creeps Added To August 3rd at Black Sheep

10635791_791203974273196_4148838863610039914_nWe have a last minute addition to a show that will be happening this upcoming Monday, August 3rd at Black Sheep. That addition is the band Sneaky Creeps from Kansas City. The band needed a show last minute, and we were able to help them out! You can check out some of Sneaky Creeps’s music streaming below.

Also playing the show on Monday is Dark Thoughts from Philadelphia, Kowabunga! Kid, and King Worm. You can find a facebook event for all of that right here. The show starts at 7:00 pm and costs $7. You can also find a list of all of our upcoming shows right here on our shows page.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Until We Are Ghosts, WARRS, Threads, Vacant Skies, Nick Harlow


There is a show happening tonight at Black Sheep! We don’t have any shows this upcoming Friday or Saturday so let’s come out and make sure this is a good one. For this show we have Rochester melodic hardcore band Until We Are Ghosts returning to Black Sheep for the second time this year. You can stream some of their music on the player below. We also have the local screamo/hardcore band WARRS going on before that and causing chaos on the stage. Touring with Until We Are Ghosts is another act called “Threads.” Threads are from Martinsburg, West Virginia and play emo/hardcore. Earlier on we have Vacant Skies from around the area playing metalcore, and opening things up is a solo set from Nick Harlow of the band Loses The Mighty.

The show tonight starts right at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Epsom: “Ah, Youth!”

a0511168514_10Springfield rock group Epsom have released their new LP, Ah, Youth! up for streaming online. The album was released earlier this month on vinyl LP. You can stream the whole album on the player below, or head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can pay to download the whole album or look into ordering the physical copy.

Check out a lyric video for Epsom’s song off of the album- “Damn & Blast” right here. It looks like Epsom do not have any shows currently lined up, but we will be sure to keep you updated as soon as they do.

Slacker Tapehead: “Slacker Tapehead”

Slacker Tapehead

Today we bring you new music from Springfield solo ambient electronic project Slacker Tapehead. Slacker Tapehead is 5 tracks of improvised electronic music recorded on a Fostex X-28 multitracker by Eric Rogers of The Luhzin Defense. The result is a very spacious and experimental collection of synths, guitars, vocals and other sounds that will appeal to fans of experimental music and post-rock.

Slacker Tapehead’s debut is available for streaming and download now on Bandcamp with a cassette release to follow. No live shows are scheduled for Slacker Tapehead right now, but keep your eyes and ears peeled!

August 15th at Black Sheep: Black Sheep Art Show


It has been a little while since we have had an art show set up at Black Sheep! Today we are announcing one coming up in just a couple of weeks next month! This will be happening on Saturday, August 15th. Here is who we have lined up for artists participating in the show so far:

Clare Frachey
Kristin Walker
Kamila Glowacki
Brian Galecki
Mike Tirehaus
Brett Freeman

We are also still looking for more participating artists! You can email us at if you are interested in participating. This event will be happening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and admission is free. You can find a facebook event for the art show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at all of the events coming up in Southtown.