August 30th at Black Sheep: The Convalescence, Apothica, Dead Eyes Always Dreaming, Through Burning Eyes, Grays Divide

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Alright, we’ll admit it, we’re behind on our posts here at blacksheepspringfield.com headquarters. Here we are Saturday coming at you with a show announcement for a big metal show happening at Black Sheep this upcoming Tuesday, August 30th. There will also be something very special happening at Dumb Records later that night that we will officially announce tomorrow. This show is a five band metal show featuring The Convalescence from Toledo, Ohio and who are no strangers to Black Sheep. This time around they will be bringing a touring package including Apothica from Houston, Texas. Then we also have a band on tour called Dead Eyes Always Dreaming from Kalamazoo, Michigan. You can check out some of their music streaming on the player below. All of this will come with local support from Through Burning Eyes (from around here), and Grays Divide (from Decatur).

This show will start right at 7:00 pm and you can check it out for $10. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a complete look at everything coming up at Black Sheep in the next few weeks.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Spooky Poo, Gadget, Bring On The Fall, Skunkworks

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There is a show happening at Black Sheep tonight! And hey, it’s the weekend! This will also been the seventh show that has happened in the past ten days, we sure are busy! Tonight we have four bands, all of which participated in our Black Sheep Battle of the Bands last month. This includes Decatur’s own two-piece project “Spooky Poo” which you can find streaming below. We also have Spooky Poo’s cousin band also from Decatur, Gadget, playing tonight. Before that is Bring On The Fall from Taylorville, Illinois brinning the rock. And the fourth and final band we have on the bill is the Jacksonville-based and talented “Skunkworks” who actually won our judges portion of our battle of the bands last month.

The show tonight will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for tonight right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the next month or so.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Selector Dub Narcotic, Epsom, SAP

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Alright, tonight it is time to boogie at Black Sheep! We have a show happening featuring Selector Dub Narcotic – the new project featuring Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening and K Records. If you are unfamiliar with Calvin’s work, this documentary might be a place to start, or check out his wikipedia page. Stream the new album by Selector Dub Narcotic below. Also on this show is the face melting rock band, Epsom. Then opening things up we have the sweet grungy punk band SAP.

The show tonight will start at 7:00 pm and admission this time around is $6. You can check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything coming up at Black Sheep in the next few weeks.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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It’s another week at Southtown record store Dumb Records (located at 1107 South Grand E. Avenue). There are a few new records in of course. Other exciting news is that the store now stocks soda for sale, and there is also some headway with their big “Operation: Dumb Elephant” project, you should check out this video of eight people fitting into a shirt to get another $200 raised. A list of new arrivals is below, let’s look at the store’s operating hours before getting into that:

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

New LPs
AJJ – The Bible 2
Earth Girls – Wanderlust
Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape

Used LPs
Aseethe – Reverent Burden
Common Rider – Last Wave Rockers
The Dukes of Dixieland – At The Jazz Band Ball
Lord Snow – Solitude
Mark P. Wetch – Ragtime Razzmatazz
Mountain Man – Grief
Sammy Kaye – Midnight Serenade
A Wilhelm Scream – A Wilhelm Scream
Various – Great Jazz Reeds
Wes Montgomery – Tequila
Wu-Tang Clan – The W

New Cassettes
Liz Panella / Mark Plant – Split

Tonight at Black Sheep: Anybody But The Cops, Liz Panella, Mark Plant, Shark Week

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This weekend has been an incredible one full of great shows, thanks to all who came out last night! Let’s keep the momentum going with this show happening at Black Sheep tonight! Tonight we have a more relaxed bill with a touring act and also two out of town solo acts. We have “Anybody But The Cops” playing some experimental jams from Detroit, Michigan. Then we have solo sets from Liz Panella and Mark Plant both from Chicago. Liz performs in the band Earth Girls and Mark has played in bands Military Police and Broken Prayer who have played here before. Stream some of Mark Plant’s music on the player below. Opening things up we have the sweet and surfy femme band Shark Week.

The show tonight starts right at 7:00 pm and 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 what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the coming weeks.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Looming, Euriah, Vonne + Aftershow at Dumb Records

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The past couple of days has already been a great weekend of shows here at The Black Sheep, and we are keeping it going with a huge night of music happening tonight. Of course tonight we have the band everyone loves – Looming making a return and playing their first Springfield show since this past March. The band is completing a tour with Lemuria with this show. Stream their new single on the player below. We also have Euriah– a new hit indie/pop band from Champaign playing. Then opening things up tonight is Vonne, who also played last night.

Then we will swing on over to Dumb Records right after those three bands, for another three-band show. For that one we have Whitewash coming from Texas and playing some fast hardcore punk. We also have the Champaign/Springfield/Chicago hybrid band Dry Heave tearing things up in the store. Last but not least is Springfield rock group GRINN.

All of that starts at 7:00 pm inside of Black Sheep, that show is $5 and we will be taking donations for the Dumb Records show. Check out facebook events here and here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.