May 29th at Black Sheep: In Exile, The Howl, Space Alpacas, Nighthawk

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Looks like on Friday, May 29th we have a pretty nice rock & roll/punk show happening at Black Sheep. This show will be the final date for a tour with two Chicago-based rock bands In Exhile, and The Howl. Both bands have played at Black Sheep a number of times in the past- let’s come out and show them a good time once again! In Exhile is pictured above, and you may remember them playing at Black Sheep this past October. The Howl is a garage/punk rock band and you can stream some of their music below if you are unfamiliar with their tunes. Also playing this show is Space Alpacas, who might also be calling themselves “Swordless Mimetown?” Come to the show and find out what the band’s name truly is. And if all that is not enough for you, looks like this show also includes a solo set by the legendary Nighthawk.

The show will start at 7:00 pm and admission will be $5. You can find a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this spring/summer.

Our Lady, Looming, and Hosptial Job playing FEST 13 in Gainesville, Florida This Fall

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It looks like FEST is happening for the fourteenth time this year in Gainesville, Florida, and this year there are a record-shattering number of Springfield bands on the festival lineup! We have three whole bands from the Springfield music scene playing FEST including Our Lady, Looming, and Hospital Job! FEST is happening in Gainesville on October 30th, 31st, and November 1st this year. You can check out the full lineup for the festival right here. Also check out a video highlighting parts of FEST 13 last year below. (Springfield’s Hospital Job also played FEST last year). There is also a likely chance some of the Springfield bands will be touring around FEST, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for some of those tours to be announced sometime in the future.

Tours: Wir Können, I Before E

11110177_10205782106369952_4037451358350542850_oEarlier this week we told you about Wir Können’s latest two-song release: Train Tracks and Olde English. You can stream those two songs on the player below. Today we are bringing you the dates for an upcoming Wir Können tour. The band will be going out on tour with the band I Before E from Atlanta, Georgia. The bands will be touring around down south and also some of the midwest in May. Check out those dates on the poster above or below:

5/19* – NORMAL, IL at Battle City
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5/20* – BLOOMINGTON, IN
5/21* – MURFREESBORO, TN at Monster Ranch
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5/22 – ATLANTA, GA at Alex’s House
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5/23 – ST. AUGUSTINE, FL at Shanghai Nobby’s
5/24 – PENSACOLA, FL/HELP
5/25 – NEW ORLEANS, LA at Sisters in Christ
5/26 – BIRMINGHAM, AL
5/27 – MEMPHIS, TN
5/28 – LITTLE ROCK, AR
5/29 – KANSAS CITY, MO at Sherry House
5/30 – ST. LOUIS, MO at Foam
5/31 – SPRINGFIELD, IL at The Black Sheep Cafe
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The very last date on the tour will be right here at Black Sheep on May 31st. That show will also be with Naturally The Foundation Will Bear Your Expenses, Itto, and Fel Fae. Wir Können will also be playing SOHO in downtown Springfield on June 6th and also Dumb Fest 3-D on June 13th.

 

May 26th at Black Sheep: Our Lady, Aviator, Jess Knight

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Coming up here at Black Sheep on Tuesday, May 26th we have a show announcement. You might recall back in January and February when Springfield band Our Lady went out on the road with No Sleep Records band Aviator from Boston, MA. Springfield was not a stop for Aviator on that tour, but it looks like they will be coming here and playing with Our Lady on May 26th! Stream some of Aviator’s music below if you are unfamiliar with the band. This show will be those two bands and also a solo set by Jessica Knight.

The show will start 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 look at all of the shows coming up in Southtown.

Tonight at Black Sheep + Dumb Records: Diaper Rash, Evan Mitchell, Falter, Daren Gratton, Leech Pit

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Tonight there is a killer five band show happening not just at Black Sheep, but bands tonight will be playing at both Black Sheep and Dumb Records. How are we doing that?! Well, one band is going to play at Black Sheep and then another is going to play at Dumb Records- but they won’t be going at the same time so you won’t miss a thing. This is also Kevin Bradford’s last show with us running things over at Black Sheep so make sure to come out and bring Kevin some coffee! Tonight we have Springfield hardcore/thrash band Diaper Rash, headlining over on the Black Sheep stage. Over on the Dumb stage we have one man band king, Evan Mitchell. Before that is the touring hardcore band from Milwaukee, Falter. Falter have come to Black Sheep a number of times before- you can check out their music streaming below. Before them inside Dumb Records is Daren Gratton of the band The Haddonfields. And opening things up is a brand new band called Leech Pit which we have been told features members of WARRS, Our Lady, Asthma, and Table Drama.

The show tonight starts right at 7:00 pm and admission is $5 for the whole show on both stages. You can 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.

Wir Können: “Train Tracks And Olde English”

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Springfield three-piece emo band Wir Können are at it again, this time they have released two more newly recorded tracks Train Tracks And Olde English. You can check out the two songs streaming below- they were both recorded by Brandon Carnes of South Town Studio earlier this year. The two songs can also be streamed and downloaded at your own price on the band’s bandcamp page.

Wir Können will be playing at Black Sheep next on Sunday, May 31st along with I Before E , Itto, Naturally The Foundation Will Bear Your Expenses, and Fel Fae. They are also scheduled to play SOHO Music Festival at downtown Springfield on June 6th and also day 2 of Dumb Fest 3-D on June 13th. The band will also be heading out on tour again at the end of May.

May 20th at Black Sheep: Black Panties, King Worm, Leech Pit, Gutterpriest

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Looks like on Wednesday, May 20th Black Panties will be coming back to Black Sheep for an all around great lineup of a punk show! Black Panties may have been a favorite band for many for one of the bands that played The Black Sheep stage at Dumb Fest 2 last June. You can stream some of their recorded music below. Also playing this show is the mighty King Worm, who just released a hit music video for their song “Pizza Punx” that you can check out right here. Before them is a new Springfield punk band called Leech Pit- who will also be playing their first show at Black Sheep tomorrow. To top off this great lineup, we have the hardcore/noise one-man project Gutterpriest opening things up.

This show is at 7:00 pm and will cost $5. 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 other shows coming up at Black Sheep and Southtown.