October 31st at Donnie’s Homespun: NIL8’s Hobgoblinspookadelic

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Earlier we announced our big Halloween show happening at Black Sheep on October 24th featuring Don’t Mess With Winkie, Los Injectors, Bad Banshee, and King Worm. NIL8‘s legendary Hobgoblinspookadelic will not be happening at Black Sheep this year, but instead just at Donnie’s Homespun. The date for that will be on Halloween, Friday October 31st. For that show there is another great local lineup. NIL8 will be playing (of course) along with long running Springfield punk band The Timmys. They will be joined by newer Springfield hardcore/punk/ska bands Bad Banshee and King Worm. For photos of last year’s Hobgob you can check out our Hobgob 2013 album on flickr.

All of that will be at 7:00 pm at Donnie’s Homespun (located at 107 West Cook Street) and the show is all ages. Admission will be $5. Find a facebook event for this right here. You can check out a list of this show and more upcoming Springfield shows on our Springfield shows page.

Jay Willis Music Video: “Breathless”

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It is not too often that we get to feature too much going on in the hip-hop realm of Springfield music here at blacksheepspringfield.com. However, there have been more an more hip hop shows happening at Black Sheep recently and we feel that this new music video from Springfield’s own Jay Willis is worth mentioning. The video is for his song called “Breathless” which was shot inside Black Sheep this summer. You can check out that video below.

Jay Willis does not have anything lineup up at Black Sheep currently, but there is a hip hop show happening at Black Sheep on Friday featuring Mikey Hash, MPress, OM33ZY, and Khunnit Music Group. You can also stay updated with everything related to hip hop and rap in the area at 217hiphop.com. Black Sheep and Dumb Records is also open to pretty much any band or musician looking to record music videos. You can always get ahold of us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com.

New Arrivals This Week At Dumb Records


Cassette Store Day was a huge success at Dumb Records and we would like to thank all of you who came out and bought anything or just hung out and made the day great. This week is another week at Dumb Records (1107 South Grand East) and there is a good batch of used LPs and CDs just in. Let’s look over Dumb Record’s hours this week before we go over what’s new:

Tuesday (today): 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

New LPs
Andre Kostelanetz – “The Graduate” Soundtrack
Andre Kostelanetz – For The Young At Heart
Andy Williams – The Andy Williams Sound Of Music
Andy Williams – Happy Heart
Arthur Fiedler – The Best Of Arthur Fiedler And The Boston Pops
The Association – Greatest Hits
Barbra Stretsand – Featuring The Way We Were And All In Love Is Fair
The Beatles – 1967-1970
Billy Vaughn – Michelle
Blind Faith – Blind Faith
Carole King – Tapestry
Chuck Mangione – Feels So Good
Cream – Live Cream
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Greatest Hits
Donovan – Donovan’s Greatest Hits
The Doors – The Soft Parade
Eric Weissberg / Steve Mandell – Dueling Banjos
Eric Burdon – The Best Of Eric Burdon And The Animals Vol. II
Ferrante & Teicher – In Love With
Ferrante & Teicher – The Twin Piano Magic Of
Ferrante & Teicher – Getting Together
Ferrante & Teicher – Midnight Cowboy
Ferrante & Teicher – Autumn Leaves
Ferrante & Teicher – The Ferrante And Teicher Concert
Ferrante & Teicher – The Ferrante And Teicher Concert Part Two
Floyd Cramer – Night Train
Grand Funk – Survival
Grand Funk – Live Album
Henry Mancini – The Second Time Around
Henry Mancini – The Sounds And Voices Of Henry Mancini
Hugo Montengro – Good Vibrations
Hugo Montengro – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Janis Joplin – Greatest Hits
Jefferson Airplane – Volunteers
John Strauss – Strauss Concert
Kraftwerk – Computer World
Led Zeppelin – II
Led Zeppelin – III
The Mamas & The Papas – Golden Era Vol. 2
The Mams & The Papas – Deliver
Mark, Don, & Mel – 1969-71
Martin Denny – Sayonara
Mason Williams – Music
Maurice Jarre – Grand Prix
The Mystic Moods Orchestra – Love Token
The Mystic Moods Orchestra – More Than Music
The Mystic Moods Orchestra – One Stormy Night
The Mystic Moods Orchestra – Stormy Weekend
Neil Diamond – Hot August Night
Neil Diamond – Velvet Gloves And Spit
Neil Diamond – Jonathan Livingston Seagull
The Osmonds – Phase-III
Percy Faith – Forever Young
The Ray Charles Singers – We Love Paris
The Ray Charles Singers – Spring, Spring, Spring
Ray Charles – Greatest Hits
Ray Conniff – It Must Be Him
The Righteous Brothers – Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Roger Williams – I’ll Remember You
Roger Williams – Greatest Hits
Rolling Stones – Exile On Main St
Roy Orbison – Roy Orbison’s Greatest Hits
Roy Orbison – The Very Best Of Roy Orbison
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66
Shuggie Otis – Here Comes Shuggie Otis
Sly & The Family Stone – Greatest Hits
Stanley Black – Grand Canyon Suite
Steppenwolf – Monster
The T-Bones – No Matter What The Shape
T-Bones – Shapin’ Things Up
Three Dog Night – Naturally
Tomita – Kosmos
Vanilla Fudge – Vanilla Fudge
Vanilla Fudge – Rock & Roll
Various – Goldfinger And Other Music From James Bond
Various – The Best Of ‘66
Various – The Super Groups
Various – Our Best To You
The Ventures – Go With The Ventures
The Ventures – 10th Anniversary Album
The Ventures – The Horse
The Ventures – Wild Things
The Ventures – Running Strong
Wes Montgomery – Willow Weep For Me
The Who – Tommy
The 4 Seasons – Half & Half
The 5th Dimension – Portrait

New CDs
Anberlin – Impossible
Curious Fools – Curious Fools
Darrell Evans – Freedom
Dead Artist Syndrome – Prints Of Darkness
Infradig – Kinetic Transfer
Innras – Kornflex Og Kanaulpur
Lifeform – EP
Lost & Found – As You Sow
Mark Shultz – Mark Schultz
Melody Makers – Play The Game Right
Micah Walk – Micah Walk
PFR – The Late Great
Randy Stonehill – The Stories And Songs Of Randy Stonehill
Sean Michael – The Thrill Of Hope
The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
Sting – Ten Summoner’s Tales
Storyville – Anthology
The Swirling Eddies – The Berry Vest Of
Switchfoot – Oh!Gravity
Symbiotica – Demo
The Throes – All The Flowers Growing In Your Mother’s Eyes
Various – 7Ball Gas Collection 10
Various – Starball Contribution
Various – Aliens And Strangers
Various – Not Just Any Other Day
Various – 20 Best Of Love In The 80s
Various – Racer Radio 1
Various – Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Punk Rock!
Various – Warped Tour Presents Punk O Rama Vol 2.1

Some Things Can’t Be Ignored: “The Timmys” (1999)


Springfield historic music blog Some Things Can’t Be Ignored have made a new update featuring a very rare and classic Springfield punk release- The Timmys‘ 1999 self-titled CD. This would have been released when The Timmys were only a couple of years old as a band. From Some Things Can’t Be Ignored:

Alright, folks…what we’ve got here is the FIRST full-length record ever released by Springfield’s second longest running punk band, the Timmys!!  This was recorded over quite a few months at Studio Media in Evanston, IL in 1999 and self-released by the fellas shortly thereafter.  Not many of these CDs were made as far as I can remember.  As soon as I managed to get to the next Timmys show after this came out, there weren’t any to be had.  A short run of home-burned copies were made, sold at shows and given out to friends and family, and that was about it, I think.  So…it’s pretty obvious that I’m SUPER excited about letting this local gem see the light of day again!!

Check out the full post right here, where you can download the album right here. The Timmys of course are still an active band, and they will be playing this year’s Hobgoblinspookadelic at Donnie’s Homespun.

Milchjunge: “Demo”


The brand new Springfield German punk band going by the name “Milchjunge” (that’s German for Milk Boys) have posted their demo online, complete with an intro, song, and outro. You can stream the demo below or also head over to the band’s bandcamp page where you can download it at your own price.

Milchjunge will be playing their first official show at Black Sheep on Saturday, November 8th along with Astpai from Austria, Typesetter, and Panzys.

Pages: Black Sheep History


In honor of Black Sheep recently turning nine years old and entering its tenth year of being an all ages venue in Springfield, we want to bring a new feature to the site that will highlight all of the important events and changes in the venue’s nearly-decade-long run. Today we are revealing the Black Sheep History page- a page where we tried listing off important events in Black Sheep history complete with photos and descriptions. Check out that new page right here. You can also go back and find the page any time hidden in the drop down bar under the “About” tab.

Thanks to all who were around for any of those 9+ years, and hopefully we can continue for many more. 2015 Black Sheep will turn 10 years old and it is also the Year Of The Sheep according to the zodiac calendar.

Guard Records Helping Release Shahman’s “Demise Of A Body” LP


Springfield record and cassette label Guard Records have announced their next vinyl project, and that is helping release the new LP from Canadian band Shahman called Demise of a Body. Shahman have been through Springfield and performed at Black Sheep a couple of times, the last one being this past March. From the Guard facebook:

Peter and Rob are absolutely brilliant and humble and kind and we love them very much. I am thrilled and honored that the Johnson’s have asked us to be involved and I’m so excited to share the record with all of you. I’ve been listening to almost nothing but this record for the last two months. Our involvement is something I will treasure forever.


The record will be released on October 16th through Guard Records and Revolution Winter based out of Canada. To keep up with all the latest Guard releases and pre-orders head over to the Guard Records Storenvy. You can also find a stream of Demise of a Body below.