January 2nd at Black Sheep: Moonassi, Family Hearse, Knives


This looks like it will be the very first show of 2015 inside of Black Sheep. With Black Sheep turning ten years old and the year of the sheep, this is definitely going to be a good year. This show is happening on Friday, January 2nd. It features the touring screamo/scramz band Moonassi from Austin, Texas. You can stream some of their music below. Also coming from Austin, Texas and on tour with Moonassi is a band called Family Hearse. They play experimental hip hop influenced music. Opening things up right now we have the newer Springfield screamo group featuring members of Our Lady called Knives. Catch their set because it will be a great time.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission will be $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here, and be sure to check out our shows page for a long list of other events coming up at Black Sheep.

Lincoln’s Legends Podcast: Aaron Uncanny (Torch Tuesday) and Sonny Deadwood


The Lincoln’s Legends Podcast is a new and very neat podcast that focuses on interviewing artists and professionals that help make Springfield, Illinois a melting pop of creativity. The podcast has been going for a few months now, and Brian Galecki of Dumb Records was lucky enough to be one of the very first interviews. Check that one out right here.

More recently a couple of other music-related interviews went up on the Lincoln’s Legends Podcast. The first of those is Aaron Uncanny Phillips, who is involved with Torch Tuesdays at Bar None and also a number of recent hip hop shows at Black Sheep. Aaron talks about his good experiences with Black Sheep in the interview. Check out that interview right here. The second interview is with local solo musician Sonny Deadwood. You can check out that interview right here. The Lincoln’s Legends Podcast continues to do new interviews about once a week. You can find all of them at the site lincolnslegendspodcast.com.

Looming: “Growth” (From Plan-It-X Compilation)


Bloomington, Indiana based record label Plan-It-X Records have begun streaming some songs from their upcoming compilation called It Came From Plan-It-X 2014. The compilation includes a brand new song from Springfield’s own Looming as the very first track, and the song was included in a batch of songs from the compilation that went up for streaming this past weekend. The Looming song is called “Growth” and you can listen to it on the player below.

The projected release date for the full compilation is March 10th, 2015. You can pre-order the full album right here, or pre-order the download for just $1 right here. Looming currently do not have any shows lined up as they working on recording for a new full length.

Videos: Hospital Job at Fest

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Today we have special footage of Springfield pop punk band Hospital Job playing at The Fest in Gainesville, Florida earlier this fall. This is not a Springfield show video but since The Fest is a very big and notable punk festival we thought we would share the video with you. Check out the video below. The video is of the band playing the title track off of their new LP Believer. You can vote for Hospital Job’s album on our Best of Springfield 2014 poll along with a number of other Springfield releases right here.

Hospital Job will be playing next at Black Sheep on February the 6th along with Drilling For Blasting, Closed Mouths, and Bullnettle.

Videos: The Birth Of Diaper Rash


It looks like we have captured some rare footage of the birth of a brand new Springfield punk band called Diaper Rash from this past weekend. We have a video of the band’s first ever performance at Black Sheep to share with you all today. This video starts out with a performance by the legendary Nighthawk, and then strange things begin to happen. You’ll have to see what happens next.

Diaper Rash will be playing in Springfield next at Donnie’s Homespun on Friday, December 26th. The band also just released a cassette containing their first three demos, which you can stream right here. Check out the Diaper Rash video below:

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s a new week at Springfield record store Dumb Records and there are a TON of new arrivals in that you should check out. This week the selection includes new and used LPs, and also a good chunk of used CDs. If you are in need of some Christmas shopping look no further than Dumb Records. Dumb Records is also very close to turning one year old, with it’s anniversary show next month on January 11th. Let’s take a look at when the shop is going to be open this week:

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

New LPs
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
Cannonball Adderley – Somethin’ Else
John Coltrane – Blue Train
Kanye West – The College Dropout
Nas – Hip Hop Is Dead
Primus – Primus & The Chocolage Factory
The Skatalites – Man About Ska Town
Sleater-Kinney – All Hands On The Bad One
Thelonious Monk/Gerry Mulligan – Mulligan Meets Monk

Used LPs
The American Breed – Bend Me, Shape Me
The Association – And Then… Along Comes
Boots Randolph – The Fantastic Boots Randolph
Bud Freeman – All Star Jazz
Buddy Holly – The Great Buddy Holly
Burt Bacharach – Burt Bacharach’s Greatest Hits
Cloud Rat/Xtra Vomit – Split
The Continental Jazz Octette – Modern Jazz Greats
Dr. Murray Banks – How To Live With Yourself
Dvorak, Danish National Orchestra – “From The New World” Symphony No. 5
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
Funk & Wagnalls Family Library of Great Music – Beethoven
Gene Pitney – World-Wide Winners
Gene Pitney – Greatest Hits Of All Times
George Benson – Give Me The Night
George Winston – Piano Solos
Guitar Underground – 7 Great Guitars With The NOW Sound
Herbie Mann – Turtle Bay
Hubert Laws – Say It With Silence
Jack Benny – Jack Benny’s Golden Memories Of Radio
Jah Wobble – The Edge Holger Czukays Snake Charmer
The Jonah Jones Quartet – Jumpin’ With Jonah
The Kinks – Kinks Greatest Hits
Len Mink – Christmas Favorites
Leonard Bernstain And The New York Philharmonic – Concerto No. 2
Les McCann & Eddie Harris – Swiss Movement
The Philadelphia Orchestra – Dvorak: New World Symphony
The Platters – Encore Of Golden Hits
Rolling Stones – Made In The Shade
Sesame Street – Merry Christmas
Stan Getz/Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
Sweet Emma – And Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Van Halen – Diver Down
The Ventures – Surfing
Wes Montgomery – A Day In The Life


Used CDs
The Crystal Method – Community Service
George S. Clinton – Mortal Kombat Soundtrack
Injected – Burn It Black
John Williams – Jurassic Park: The Lost World Soundtrack
Lacuna Coil – Comalies
Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish And The Hot Dog Flavored Water
Michael Giacchino – Lost Season 2 Soundtrack
Our Lady Peace – Clumsy
Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Saliva – Blood Stained Love Story
Saliva – Survival Of The Sickest
Sevendust – Animosity
Various – The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack
Various – Headbangers Ball: The Revenge
Various – Maxim Rocks!
Various – Vin Diesel Soundtrack
Various – WW Originals
Velvet Revolver – Contraband

New 8″s
Chain’s Gang – …Goes To Juvie (flexi 8″

New Band Pages: Diaper Rash


Those of you who were at the show at Black Sheep this past Saturday may have caught Springfield’s newest hardcore band, Diaper Rash. From what we hear the band is made up of a bunch of babies. If you were not at the show Saturday and are still wondering who is in Diaper Rash, we uncovered some more information to bring you today. Today we have a brand new band page on our site, where you can learn more about the band and stream some of their music. You can check out that new page right here. Diaper Rash will be playing in town next at Donnie’s Homespun on December 26th.

Check out any of our 65+ current band pages right here. Do you play in a band here in Springfield that does not yet have a page with us? We would love to hear from you! Shoot us an email at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com and we can work with you to set something up.