The Timmys Announce “Dude, Girl” EP



Springfield punk rock band The Timmys have been hard at work lately. Earlier this spring we gave an update that The Timmys were busy recording in South Town Studio. Now it’s time for us to hear a result of their recording time in South Town’s very own recording studio. The band have recently announced their newest release- an upcoming EP called Dude, Girl. The new EP will be released online on Tuesday, September 2nd. The EP was recorded by The Timmys’ very own Brandon Carnes of South Town Studio and was mastered by The Blasting Room in Colorado. Alternative music website The Dying Scene recently featured a stream of one of the songs off of the EP called “Death Grip.” You can find that song right here. Also check out a teaser video for the EP below.

The Timmys will be playing next at Black Sheep on Saturday, September 6th as a part of our second annual Punk Rock Cookout. Also playing that show will be Minor Decline, Bad Banshee, and Say Something.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


It’s another week over at South Town record store Dumb Records (1107 South Grand East) and they have some new arrivals on the shelves. This week there are new and used LPs, 7″s, and cassettes. Check out the list below and you might find something that you would be into. Let’s also run over Dumb Records’s store hours for the week:

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

New LPs
Violent Change – Celebration Of Taste 

Used LPs
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
The Black Keys – Chulahoma
Brian Eno/David Byrne – The Jezebel Spirit
Childish Gambino – Camp
Confessions Of A Knife
Cyberaktif – Temper
Deathride69 – The LP
Depeche Mode – Policy Of Truth
Fred Frith – Cheap At Half The Price
Front 242 – Endless Riddance
Front 242 – Headhunter
Front 242 – Politics of Pressure
Greater Than One – I Don’t Need God
Greater Than One – Utopia
Letlive – The Blackest Beautiful
The Lonely Island – Turtleneck & Chain
Ministry – Over The Shoulder
Ministry – Cold Life
Ministry – Halloween Remix/Nature of Outtakes
Nitzerebblightningman – Shame
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult / KMFDM – Remix Split Single
Peter Gabriel – Plays Live
Pretty Boys And Pretty Girls Tubular Bells – Book Of Love
Weather Report – Mr. Gone 

New 7”s
The Ovens – Melters 7” 

Used 7”s
Lonely Trailer – Shut That Light Off! 

New Cassettes
Dahling – Near To Wanting
Glish – Black Off Come Down

Tonight at Black Sheep: Table Drama, Falter, Reduced to Instinct & King Worm

Deep in the sewers of Springfield, IL, out of the reach of love and morality, two bands were born to spread hate and noise through out the local scene. And hey, those two bands have a kick ass hate spewing show happening at The Black Sheep tonight!!! That’s right, Table Drama and King Worm are taking the stage Wrestlemania style to bring down the Black Sheep with their unique brands of grindcore and hardcore punk. Also at the Sheep tonight are Milwaukee Grind band Falter and Bloomington Hardcore band Reduced to Instinct. Will they fight back against the villainous locals or will they team up with them in their quest for total destruction. Be there tonight to find out!!!

Show starts at 7:00pm with a $5.00 cover going to the touring bands. For more information on this and other upcoming events at the Black Sheep check out the shows page.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Band Lotto Show

10556911_10204025405823187_8912551173490689419_oThere are a lot of things going on around South Town today and tonight on this special Saturday before school starts up again for a lot of you kids and students. Today at 2:00 pm at Dumb Records we are having a Black Sheep street team and roundtable meeting. Come prepared to split into groups to go flier around town. Then tonight at 7:00 pm we are having our first ever Band Lotto Show. What’s that all about? Well, as many of you know back in May we drew names out of a box full of volunteers into groups of four and fives (pictured on flier above). The groups had the task of creating a band to perform one set of original material (one cover allowed) for the Band Lotto Show happening tonight. There were 12 bands total, and we will see how many of those go on to perform tonight.

teenfreakflierThere has also been one twist thrown into the Band Lotto Show last minute. Band #1 is having to play much later in the night due to a member not being able to get off work. They will be playing an “after-show” of sorts in South Town Studio (right behind Black Sheep) at 11:00 pm tonight. Everyone is invited.

The Band Lotto Show kicks off at 7:00 pm tonight and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out what else we have coming up at Black Sheep by looking at our shows page.


September 13th: Black Sheep 9-Year Anniversary Show

10156866_933893833302734_513753515_nCan you believe that Black Sheep will be turning nine years old next month? That’s pretty old. On Saturday, September 13th we will be celebrating 9 years of Black Sheep with a special 4-band show. Come out and celebrate with us even if you weren’t there for all nine years. For this show we have three piece shoe-sludge-gaze band featuring Black Sheep owner Kevin Bradford, Caterpillar Club. We also have a very special reunion happening of a band that used to frequently play Black Sheep called HK47. You can find a video of them playing the carpeted stage in 2006 below. Also playing this show is post-hardcore band Loses The Mighty. They have a few members that are moving to Springfield this fall, and just got done recording at South Town Studio.

This show is going to be a 7:00 pm, $5 show. Be on the lookout for a facebook event shortly. In the meantime check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.

Tonight at Black Sheep: JAG, Teenage Swoon, Dahling, Bad Catman, Atlas At His Finest.

81514.2We hope all you kids are ready for this final weekend of summer before school starts again next week. It’s going to be a great weekend of shows too- tonight is our second show in a block of four nights in a row with shows. This show features the local dream-wave punk band JAG. See them rock. Then we have a few touring acts. We have Teenage Swoon coming from Texas. Stream some of their music below. Did you know that Teenage Swoon has a release coming up on local Springfield record label Guard Records? On tour with Teenage Swoon and also from Texas is a band called Dahling. Then we have another band from Fargo, North Dakota on a completely separate tour coming through called Baltic To Boardwalk. Topping things off we have a performance by Springfield two-piece, Atlas At His Finest.

The show tonight kicks off at promptly 7:00 pm (there are six bands playing). Bring $5. You can find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep and Dumb Records.


Black Sheep Roundtable And Street Team Meeting Saturday

Screen shot 2014-08-13 at 8.43.12 AMFall is quickly approaching, and it is time for us to re-boot our roundtable and street team meetings at Black Sheep. A while back we started hosting roundtable meeting to talk about things we can approve upon as a venue. The meetings resulted in a lot of positive changes, including our ceiling getting worked on and a new stage. This Saturday at 2:00 pm inside Dumb Records we will being having another go at our roundtable meetings. We will be talking about Black Sheep and Dumb Records related things and then we will disperse on street team missions. If you are wanting to help us flier and promote for upcoming shows, come out!

Don’t forget that we have an entire get involved page on our site listing off plenty of ways that you can do to help in our community if you are interested.