Dumb Fe5t 2 Weeks Away, Call For Volunteers!


Oh dear!! Dumb Fest 5 is only two weeks away at this point and we need your help! We are desperately seeking volunteers to help out running the festival in two weeks and making sure everything goes smooth. We will be holding a meeting tomorrow inside Dumb Records at 7:00 pm to do some volunteer planning for the fest. Anyone and everyone who would like to help out with the fest is welcome to come out! We will be looking for help running sound and the stages, parking, door, and working the record store among other things.

Aside from the meeting, if you are unable to make it tomorrow and would like to help in some way you can reach out to us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com. We are also in desperate need of extra housing for bands on Friday and Saturday nights of the fest!! If there is any way you can house bands for either of those nights, please reach out to us!

Check out the Dumb Fest 5 page for the full lineup of bands, when and where the shows are happening, and ticket info.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Abyss, Abolith, Starlorde, Statues of the Dead


Tonight we have an all local show happening at Black Sheep! It’s the third show in a row for us over here! Tonight’s lineup features four bands from right here in Springfield and will be full of punk and metal. Tonight we have Abyss lined up, the hard rock metal group who released their debut here at Black Sheep back in March. We also have the new metal band Abolith bringing the heavy music tonight. Stream one of their songs on the player below. Before them is the intergalactic space hardcore band Starlorde. Opening things up is the one and only Statutes of the Dead – the father and son duo featuring one talented six year old.

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out 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 summer.

Dumb Fest Edition of The Black Sheep Radio Show Today


We are now officially TWO WEEKS away from possibly the biggest fest we have ever taken on in Black Sheep history, Dumb Fest 5! There are a total of 50 bands playing in… 7.. 8.. 9? Locations around town mainly at our own spot here in Southtown. To gear up for this big fest we will be having a special edition of The Black Sheep Radio Show these next two weeks where we will be playing all music coming from just bands playing this big fest. Sounds pretty cool!

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 during that time at wqna.net. Check out our radio page for a few downloadable episodes of the past. Also check out our page for Dumb Fest 5 right here.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Clearview, Trash Knife, Prowess


Tonight is round two of the three day show streak that we have going on at Black Sheep! This one is just going to end up being a short and sweet three band show, maybe we can all go get ice cream afterwards? Tonight we have the band Clearview lined up from New Jersey. They will be coming here with the punk band “Trash Knife” from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who will also be performing tonight. Check out some music from Trash Knife on the player below. We are likely going to be opening up the show with the one local band tonight, Prowess. They are punk.

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm, admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this summer!

Tonight at Black Sheep: Ben Dipper, Blind Social, Spooky Action, Opposite Good


Hey! It’s been a minute since we’ve seen a show at Black Sheep due to no shows happening last weekend but we are back at it tonight with the first show of a three day streak we have coming up! This show features ambient / indiepop artist Ben Dipper from Kansas. Stream some of Ben’s music on the player below. We also have local groove rock band Blind Social on board, who we haven’t seen at Black Sheep for a minute. Other opener includes the ambient solo act “Opposite Good,” and then we are kicking things off with a performance by the band Spooky Action, who we have not seen in a minute.

This show will start at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a better look at everything coming up at Black Sheep this summer.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records


Lookee here! We have a few new things hitting the shelves this week at our very own Southtown record store, Dumb Records – located at 1107 South Grand Ave East. Some of this includes a few new LPs from hip hop distributor Fat Beats out of Chicago. The rest are used LPs. Also starting today the store has tickets for Dumb Fest 5 on sale during store hours! Come get your 3 day passes for just $25. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got but first take a peak at the store’s hours for the week:

Wednesday (today): noon – 8:00 pm
Thursday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Friday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm

New LPs
Ill Bill – The Grammy Awards
Jay Lib – Champion Sound Remix
MF Doom – Danger Doom
MF Doom – My Favorite Ladies
Pete Rock – NY’s Finest

Used LPs
Al Hirt – Unforgettable
Al Martino – Speak Softly Love
Al Martino – Summer of ‘42
Bert Kaempfert – Warm and Wonderful
Bobby Caldwell – Bobby Caldwell
Buddy Morrow – A Salute To The Fabulous Dorseys
Burl Ives – The Big Country Hits
Carl Smith – There Stands The Glass
Caruso – A Legendary Performer
Charley Pride – Someone Loves You Honey
Count Basie Big Band – Pablo Live Montreux ‘77
The Dukes of Dixieland – Featuring Pete Fountain
Harry James – Comin’ From a Good Place
Helix – Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge
John McCormack – Sings Irish Songs
The Lettermen – Look At Love
Little Feat – Sailin’ Shoes
Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed
Patsy Cline – Stop The World & Let Me Off
Roger Whittaker – The Best of
The Rolling Stones – Metamorphosis
The Teenage Flames – 30 Hits of the 50’s
The Three Suns – 40 Top Tunes For Dancing
Various – Gold Record Hits

DUMB FE5T Ticket Pre-Orders


WOW, BIG UPDATE! Right up there ^^^ is the final flier for Dumb Fest 5 happening June 9th, 10th and 11th right here in Springfield done by Brian Galecki. Today ticket pre-orders for 3 day passes are going up online! We don’t anticipate any of these shows selling out and you can still purchase tickets at the door for all of these shows. BUT, if you buy tickets beforehand you get 1 screen printed poster (limited to the first 45 pre-orders), and also a discounted price for all of the shows. 1 3-day pass good for all of the shows except for aftershows which includes:

5pm Friday at Black Sheep ($10)
1pm Saturday at Black Sheep / Skank Skates ($20)
10am Sunday at Cafe Andiamo ($5)
7pm Sunday at Dumb Records ($5)

That’s $40 worth of shows right there for $25. Go by your ticket online at Ticketstorm.com , RIGHT HERE.

Physical 3 day passes will also be available at Dumb Records starting tomorrow when the store opens at noon. The first 45 of those ticket pre-orders will also receive a screen printed poster. Passes and online tickets will be sold up until 11:59 pm the night of Wednesday, June 7th. After that you can still by tickets to individual shows at the door.

Find a facebook event to Dumb Fest 5 right here. Also check out our Dumb Fest 5 page for a complete list of who’s playing and links to all of the music.