Tonight at Black Sheep: Dry Heave, The Suction Cups, Copper Blue, Rows of Teeth


It’s our third show in a row this weekend tonight at Black Sheep and we have a fun lineup of all brand new bands from Springfield and Champaign/Urbana! We welcome in this new wave of bands. Tonight we have the band Dry Heave from Champaign which features some (or one) musicians formerly from Springfield. You can check out their new demo streaming below. We also have the newest Springfield spooky surf band The Suction Cups, featuring members of Bad Banshee, Fel Fae, and Ragna Rye. Up before them is a new Champaign/Urbana grunge project called Copper Blue. And opening things up it looks like a Black Sheep Band Lotto band is continuing! They are “Rows Of Teeth” also known as “Band Lotto Band #2.”

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this winter.

December 17th at South Town Studio: Epsom, Naked Spirit, Heart Attack Man, Attic Salt


Are you ready to hear about the next show happening at South Town Studio right behind Black Sheep? This one is happening on Thursday, December 17th right before our Black Sheep Holiday Show the next day. This show is being called Gypsy’s 6th Birthday Show. For those of you who do not know, Gypsy is the dog who runs South Town Studio (pictured on the flier above). Be sure to bring some doggy treats for Gypsy. Playing this show is Springfield heavy hitting rock group Epsom, who put out a self-released LP earlier this year. Then we have a touring act called Naked Spirit from Pittsburgh, PA. Stream some of Naked Spirit’s music on the player below. Also on tour and from Cleveland, OH is the band Heart Attack Man who will be taking the big studio stage before Naked Spirit. Opening things up will be a brand new Springfield band called Attic Salt- they feature members of Nephrons, Say Something, and Hospital Job.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and the studio is asking for $5 for the touring acts. The show will also be recorded. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. And don’t forget to check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up this winter in Southtown.


Tonight at Black Sheep: Nethersphere, Social Werq, The Gator, Green Messiah


Yes, there is a show happening at Black Sheep tonight! Tonight we have a good mix of metal and punk, starting with the Jacksonville-based band Nethersphere, features members of the old Central Illinois band “DinyourA.” Then we have a couple of bands coming tonight all the way from Michigan. One of them is the band Social Werq– and you can stream some of their music on the player below! Before then we have the sludge/metal band Green Messiah. Then last but not least we have The Gator also from Michigan!

The show tonight starts off at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. You can also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up this winter at Black Sheep.

Videos: Los Injectors at Black Sheep

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Today we are bringing you a video of the Springfield rockabilly/punk band Los Injectors performing at Black Sheep a couple of weekends ago. The show was the release show for Mary & The Immaculate Rejections and SAP and took place on November 14th. Check out a live video of one of Los Injector’s songs below.

Check out our vids/pics page for a good look at plenty of more touring and local band videos taken at Black Sheep over the past ten years.

Today on Black Sheep Radio: Black Friday Record Store Day Edition


Today we have a very special episode of The Black Sheep Radio Show. Black Friday Record Store Day at Dumb Records is already underway and there are probably a lot of exclusives taken off the shelves by now, but the radio crew Mike & Brandon got the chance to take a peak at some of those records and play some songs off of them for the radio. They will also be playing plenty of new Springfield music today and plenty of music of bands that will be playing at Black Sheep this weekend and in the near future!

The Black Sheep Radio Show airs today and every Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA fm. You can also stream the show live at the same time right here. Be sure to also check out our radio page where you can download a good number of shows from the past.

Today at Dumb Records: Black Friday Record Store Day + Show Tonight at Black Sheep


There sure is a lot going on in Southtown today. In fact, some of it has already begun! That’s right, today is Black Friday and the madness kicked off at Dumb Records (1107 South Grand East Ave.) earlier this morning at 8:00 am. Be sure to rush over to the store now if you are a record collector because the store has plenty of exclusive releases and sales going on right now until 9:00 pm tonight. Check out the full list of exclusive titles the store is carrying today here on the Black Friday facebook event. There is also 15% off of all non-RSD titles and other give-aways.

The show tonight at Black Sheep will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. For that show we have the local pop punk band Fill In The Blank. We also have The Incorporated, who last played at Black Sheep for the big Hobgob Halloween show. Up before them is Super Famicom, a touring solo act now based out of Bloomington, Indiana and originally from here in Central Illinois. Before that is a newer industrial solo project from here in town abvreviated A.S. You can find some of that streaming on the player below. Kicking things off is the noisey drone/ambient project of B.J. Pearce called “Pretend I’m Not There.”

Find a facebook event for all of this right here. Check out our shows page for a better look at even more shows and events coming up in Southtown.

December 5th at Black Sheep: The MB, Brandon Austin, Roddrick Lemar, DJ Mayday


We have a show coming up at the Black Sheep on Saturday, December 5th which will feature a new collective of hip hop artists that have not yet performed in Southtown. There is a lot going on in this town as far as hip hop goes and we are thankful we have gotten the chance to work with more and more of these artists in the past few years. This show will feature Sherman-based artist The MB, which is short for “Mama’s Boy”. Also on this show is Brandon Austin. The “opener” for the show is Roddrick Lemar- but there is a long list of special guests that we will also see perform. This includes DJ for the night, DJ Mayday. Other guest artists include Ashley Whitehouse, David Gottschalk of the band Set Fire to Salem, and Garth Whitehead.

For this show, doors will open at 7:00 and things will start at 7:30 pm. Admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything coming up in Southtown this winter.