I’m Dead Inside: “Rather Be Judged By Twelve Than Be Carried By Six”


Springfield keeps cranking out more and more new music this year, and it looks like the bands are not about to stop. Today we have a stream of the new EP from new Springfield screamo/scramz band I’m Dead Inside. The band features members of many Springfield bands including Our Lady, Soap Scum, Montagh, and Paqui. The EP is called Rather Be Judged By Twelve Than Be Carried By Six. You can stream it below or head over to the band’s bandcamp page and download it at your own cost.

Rather Be Judged By Twelve Than Be Carried By Six is also available for pre-order on the Guard Records web store and also at Dumb Records, which is open today from 3:00-8:00 pm.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


In case you have not heard, Dumb Records is the place to be. Especially on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The new South Town record store located at 1107 South Grand East won’t let you down. There are new items coming into the store every week. Below is a list highlighting some of those items this week. Let’s also take a look at when Dumb Records is going to be open this week:

Tuesday (today): 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

New LPs
The Front Bottoms – The Front Bottoms
Green Day – Nimrod
Misfits – Walk Among Us
Portugal. The Man – Church Mouth
Sigor Ros – Kveikur

Night/Hex – Night/Hex

Dad Jr. – Dad Side Of The Moon
Foxtail – Foxtail
I’m Dead Inside – Rather Be Judged By 12 Than Carried By 6
King Worm – No Future City
Knives – In From The Stills
Night/Hex – Night/Hex
Various – Summer Of Fuzz

October 23rd at Black Sheep: Our Lady, Alaska, Twin Cities, Loses the Mighty

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October is coming up in a couple of months! This means fall shows will be upon us soon and times will be cool. Check out this show on Friday, October 23rd, it has a rad lineup lineup that will be full of heart and flannels. The local sobsters in Our Lady will be starting off the night with their emotionally riveting tunes. It’s sure to be a treat. Hailing from Nevada, touring band Alaska will have some alternative and progressive tunes for everyone to enjoy- so make sure to support them and check them out as well as the other touring band Twin Cities, who will be coming from Vegas. Their indie tunes are sure to please so if you want to hear a morsel of what well done Vegas indie sounds like, come see this band! Last but not least we have our good friends in Loses The Mighty playing this show as well so come check out their hardcore tunes! The night should be a super-fly-heart-string-sandwhich for yer ears.

All of this will be taking place at 7pm–to get spooky, bring $5 for the door charge. Check out the facebook event for other info and updates, and be sure to check out our other upcoming shows! Remember to stay weird.







New Band Pages: I’m Dead Inside


Today we are bringing you a new band page for newer Springfield screamo/scramz band I’m Dead Inside. The band just played Black Sheep Fest 2014 this past weekend and it sure was loud. You can check out that new page right here. I’m Dead Inside also recently released a new cassette under Springfield label Guard Records. You can find those cassettes at Dumb Records and expect the songs to stream online real soon. You can also order the cassette online right here.

I’m Dead Inside isn’t the only band we have a band page for. You can find the long list of 70-something band pages we have built here on our current bands page. Do you play in a Springfield band that hasn’t yet set up a page with us? We would love to hear from you! Get ahold of us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com and we will work with you to set something up.

Black Sheep Fest 2014: Success!


We want to say thank you to each one of you amazing individuals for making it out to Black Sheep yesterday for the most action-packed Black Sheep Fest that we’ve had yet. Thank you to all 23 of the bands that played (including the surprise Nighthawk and F///\\\M sets). This was the most bands we’ve had play at Black Sheep Fest and there are more great bands coming out of Springfield right now then ever before.

You can be on the lookout for photos and videos from the fest later this upcoming week. You can also be on the lookout for a Black Sheep nine year anniversary show announcement in the very near future. We are almost into our tenth year as an all ages space in Springfield and it has been a wild ride. Our next big event at Black Sheep is our Band Lotto show on August 16th, but there are also plenty of other great shows happening here in the near future that you should check out!

Today at Black Sheep: Black Sheep Fest 2014

black sheep fest

Lookie lookie Black Sheep Fest is finally upon us and it’ll be happening today! Black Sheep Fest is a celebration of Springfield local music and Black Sheep as an all ages venue since 2005. There are 21 bands playing this year all local to Springfield. Check out the order of the bands that will be playing (starting with the last band first for exciting effect)

OUR LADY – 10:30
LOOMING – 9:00
FOXTAIL (reunion) – 8:20
ASTHMA – 7:40pm
WAR MAGIC – 7:10
JAG – 6:40
BOON – 5:30
SWAMP RAT – 3:20
AKANAME – 1:50
WILT CANDY - 12:50
KNIVES (first show) – 12:10

Some special things to take note of: The Blind Social is the battle of the bands winner so check them out. There will also be a really epic battle set between Soap Scum and Table Drama, so see who the victor is and don’t miss the theatrix. This will also be new hardcore band Knives (featuring the same members of Our Lady as well as Looming) playing at noon and this will be their first show, so don’t miss it!! They’ll be starting the fest off. Also, as you can see- Foxtail is playing a reunion show so this is your one rare chance to see Foxtail live again. There are so many rad things going on at this fest and in Southtown: there will be a donation based junk sale to help benefit the venue as well as people who would rather have other people’s junk rather than their own. Clay’s Popeye’s Barbeque (a few doors down from Dumb Records) will be featuring their new VEGAN options! Go buy their food during the fest, it’s legitimately tasty.

Come out to Black Sheep Fest today, it’ll start at noon for only $5! Don’t forget to stop by Dumb Records too, and overall just keep it real. Here’s some advice for preparing yourself for the fest: in the words of Molli Squires, “just go with it”.

Knives: “In From The Stills”



Today we are bringing you a brand new song from a brand new Springfield band called Knives. Knives is a new band featuring members of Our Lady, Looming, Mother Leopard, Asthma, Caterpillar Club, (the list goes on). Knives recently released a new song called “In From The Stills” off of their upcoming EP. You can stream that song below or also purchase it for $1 off of the Knives bandcamp page. Knives also has a new facebook page which you can check out right here. You can also expect the release to come out on cassette through Springfield label Guard Records.

Knives will be the first band performing at Black Sheep Fest 2014 tomorrow. They play right at noon, so be sure to come out early to catch their set.