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.

Sunday, June 4th at Black Sheep: Rick Slick, Leah Doneghue, The MB, Brandon Austin


With summer upon us we may be announcing a few matinee shows happening on some weekend dates at Black Sheep and here’s one of them! This show will be taking place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 3rd in about a week and a half. You can expect some Christian rap and R&B or something going on, we aren’t even sure! Also at some point there is supposed to be some big music video shoot going on. Let’s take a look at that lineup:

Brandon Austin
The MB
Young Fantom
Rocky Young
Rick Slick

There you have it, 6 artists performing all starting at 3:00 pm and for $5 admission. Find a facebook event for this show right here. Sorry we do not have links to any of the artists performing. You can also check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this summer right here.

New Band Pages: Bottom Bracket


Today on this Monday we are bringing you some more hot content in the form of a newly created band page (which has been long overdue) for the band Bottom Bracket. Check out that new page right here to stream the band’s one self titled song and find out more about them. Bottom Bracket have been working on hard on their debut release, which is one of the first projects being worked on by Southtown Studio. Their next show at Black Sheep isn’t until July 8th (we will have more info on that one soon), they will also be performing at The Legacy of Giving festival happening in a few weeks downtown.

Check out any of our 60+ current band pages right here. Do you play in a local band that has not yet gotten set up with us? Send us an email to blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com and we will work with you to get something set up!