Tonight at Black Sheep: The Shadows of Knight, Rockford, Tom Irwin

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Tonight’s a big one! That’s right, a big concert that we have been hyping up a lot over the past month – The Shadows of Knight, a band founded in 1965, will be performing at Black Sheep tonight. The Shadows of Knight were known for their rendition of the Van Morrison song “Gloria” and came out with a few full length albums since they started fifty four years ago. From what it sounds like, even the mayor will be there. Opening acts include Rockford and Tom Irwin.

Things kick off tonight at 7:00 pm. If we had to guess what time The Shadows of Knight take the stage, 8:45 is our best bet (but be sure to come out and catch the opening acts). Admission is $15- if you didn’t pick up a ticket in advance you are still fine coming out and paying at the door! Check out a facebook event for this one right here. And check out our shows page for other shows coming up at Black Sheep right here.

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Tonight at Black Sheep: The Zoo (Comedy/Improv, Imaginary Colours, Kristin Walker, Holy Gallows, Eric Marvel

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We have a big weekend full of events lined up at Black Sheep! Starting with a comedy and music show tonight – this one marks the return of Central Illinois-based comedy/improv group “The Zoo” who some of you may remember performed here back in May. We are excited to welcome them back. We are fusing this comedy show together with a lineup of more laid back solo acts. This includes the Memphis-based experimental / ambient project “Holly Gallows” whose music you can find on the player below. Did they play at The Radon Lounge at some point? Is that just one guy? Also on the bill is electronic project Imaginary Colours (with Colours being spelled the British way). Before that we have a performance by Kristin Walker (of bands Glower, Moondead, and a few others). Annnd the fourth and final musical act is electronic / new wave artist Eric Marvel.

Yes, all of that is at 7:00 pm and admission will be $7. Check out 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 in the near future.

New Arrivals This Week at Dumb Records

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It’s only been a few days since we’ve updated you with what’s new at Southtown record store Dumb Records, but here we are just a couple of days later with a fresh stack of wax to list off. Plenty of more used LPs and hip hop / R&B 12″ singles hitting the shelves once again this week. Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into what’s new:

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

Used LPs
April Wine – Love At THe El Mocambo
Badfinger – Straight Up
Bar-Kays – Injoy
Bob Dorough – Multiplication Rock
Damita Jo – The Big 15
Muddy Waters – King Bee
Nothing To Lose – Soundtrack
Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
Rod Stewart – Greatest Hits
Sade – Diamond Life
Samantha Sang – Emotion
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
Sammy Hagar – All Night Long
Stevie Wonder – The Original Musiquarium I
Trapeze – Trapeze
Trooper – Trooper
Various – 20 Solid Gold Hits
Various – Gold Rush 79
Various – Soul Train: Super Tracks
Various – Yesterday’s Goodies

12” Singles
50 Cent – In Da Hood / 8 Mile Road
Archie Eversole – I Hear Ya Talkin’ / Rock Like What?
Black Rob – Thug Story / Lookin’ At Us
Bone Crusher – Take Ya Clothes Off
Bonafide Kings – Tick Tock
Boo & Gotti feat. Lil Wayne – Ain’t It Man
Boss Howg – Worldwide Renegades
Brandy – U Don’t Know Me
Brownsville Station – No BS
Buddha Monk – Spark Somebody Up / Warrior Chief
Busta Rhymes – Party Is Goin’ On Over Here
Busta Rhymes – Do The Bus A Bus
Busta Rhymes – Fire
Cap.One – Ladies & Willies
Capone-N-Noreaga – Reunion (LIve This Way)
Ciara – Get Up
Chico Debarge – Listen To Your Man
Club Nouveau – Ghetto Swang
Cypress Hill – Los Grandes Exitos En Espanol
Dante Thomas – Miss California
Dave Hollister – The Weekend
The Diplomats – Built This City
D.I.T.C. – Thick
EPMD – Check 1, 2 / Crossover
EPMD – Pioneers / Rap Is Still Outta Control
Grandaddy Souf – Savage Journey
Half-A-Mill – Still
Hangman 3 – Rap Star / Ya Feel Me
Kool G Rap – Fast Life
King T – Got It Locked
KRS-One / High-n-Mighty – Clear ‘Em Out / Rumble
MC Nas-D – Nas-D Style
Memphis Bleek – M.A.D.E.
Montell Jordan – Get It On Tonight
Naughty By Nature – Feel Me Flow
Naughty By Nature – It’s On
Naughty By Nature – Craziest
Naughty By Nature – Wicked Bounce
Naughty By Nature – Poverty’s Paradise
Newcleaus – Jam On It
Nutta Butta – Freak Out
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Nice & Smooth – Boogie Down Bronx
Nice & Smooth – Jewel Of The Nile
Outkast – The Whole World
Rockin’ Sidney – My Toot Toot
Soul Assassins – When The Fat Lady Sings
Southernaire Allstars – I Believe
Tela – Bye! Bye! Hater! / Drugs
Temper – No Favors
T.I.P. – 2 Glock 9’s
Tina – Tipsy
WC – Flirt / Throw Ya Hood Up

Mayor Jim Langfelder Appearing As Guest on The Black Sheep Radio Show This Friday

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Tonight we are announcing to all of you in our lovely city that we are truly blessed to be able to have our dear mayor, Jim Langfelder on as guest on our radio program, The Black Sheep Radio Show this upcoming Friday. The show airs Friday (and every Friday) from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 fm WQNA. You can stream online during that same time at wqna.net. We have been told that Jim is a record collector himself and will be bringing in a few of his favorite records from his own collection for us to play on air. If we are lucky we will also be calling up The Shadows of Knight to do a quick interview, a garage rock band which started in 1965 playing at Black Sheep on Saturday.

Recently Dumb Records made the newspapers again in the SJ-R with an article linking us to mayor Jim Langfelder “Dumb Records Uses Mayor Langfelder’s Likeness In Web Ad”. Check that out right here. The article talked about a recent video ad the store launched with a talking photograph of Jim Langfelder promoting the business. There may have been a few other videos that have popped up between now and when the article came out.

(Above photo of Jim is when he appeared for an interview on WUIS / NPR radio).

Tonight at Black Sheep: Master Bastard, Mr. Magenta, Bermuda Triad, Star Stuff

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Thanks to all who came out to the Dumb Records open mic night last night! We’ve got another one lined up tonight- this one’s a normal show at Black Sheep featuring four groups. This includes grunge rock group Master Bastard who released their album Mouth Breather earlier this year and you can find streaming on the player below. Also on the bill is an interesting group you will be sure to want to not miss called “Mr. Magenta” from Edwardsville, Illinois playing some jazz / math rock fusion. Then the hip hop trio and performance group Bermuda Triad is up before them to rock our socks off. Then looks like we have a brand new Springfield band on the bill called “Star Stuff” featuring members of Master Bastard.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and 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 what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

New Arrivals This Weekend At Dumb Records

 

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For those of you who have not noticed, Dumb Records is recently exploding with newly stocked LPs and 12″ singles. If you did not hear, the store recently acquired a stock pile of 90’s/00’s hip hop and R&B mostly in the form of 12″ singles. Over the next month or so new additions from this collection will be added to the shelves in Dumb every single day. Of course also don’t forget that there is an open mic going on in the store tonight – if you come out you get 25% off everything in the store! Let’s take a look at the store’s hours for the next week and then get into the new arrivals.

Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Sunday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday: noon – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: noon – 8:00 pm
Wednesday (show): noon – 9:00 pm
Thursday: noon – 8:00 pm
Friday: noon – 8:00 pm
Saturday (show): 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Used LPs
Black Eyed Peas – Bridging The Gap
Boxcar Willie – Boxcar Willie
Charlie Byrd – Delicately
Connie Smith – Connie’s Country
Dan Fogelberg – Captured Angel
Dave Hollister – Ghetto Hymns Select
Diana Ross – Live At Caesars Palace
Earl Klugh – Earl Klugh
Jerry Lee Lewis – Would You Take Another Chance On Me?
Lalo Schifrin – Mission: Impossible
Little Steven – Trail of Broken Treaties
Johnny Duncan – Straight From Texas
Marc Benno – Lost In Austin
Maynard Ferguson – Screamin’ Blues
Moe Bandy – Greatest Hits
Moe Bandy – One Of A Kind
Nothing To Lose – Soundtrack
Poco – A Good Feelin’ To Know
Ramsey Lewis – Maiden Voyage
Ray Stevens – Guitarzan
Rick Nelson – Bright Lights & Country Music
Roy Buchanan – A Street Called Straight
Sam The Sham & The Pharaohs – Lil Red Riding Hood
Sammy Hagar – Three Lock Box
Savoy Brown – Hellbound Train
Sessions Records – 42 Golden Classics
Stevie Wonder – The Original Musiquarium I
T.G. Sheppard – I Love ‘Em All
Tri Atma – Ka Jakee Music
Various – Dam Dash Presents Dream Team
Various – Golden Goodies Vol. 14

12” Singles
1000 Clowns – Not The Greatest Rapper
Alfamega – Dope Man’s Phone # / Holla
Beenie Man / Red Dragon – Dungle Boogie / We Run Things
Busta Rhymes – Extinction Level Event
Busta Rhymes – Tear The Roof Off
Busta Rhymes – Party Is Goin’ On Over Here
Busta Rhymes – Do The Bus A Bus
Busta Rhymes – What’s It Gonna Be
Caddillac Tah – Pov City Anthem
Cardan – Jam On It
Cavie – Bouncin’ Down The Boulevard
Chante Moore – Who Do I Turn To
Chic – Your Love
Chico Debarge – Listen To Your Man
Choice – Runnin Me Hot
Christina Milian – Say I
Click – Get Live
Clipse – Ma, I Don’t Love Her
Club Nouveau – Ghetto Swang
Common – Like Water For Chocolate
Coo Coo Cal – How Does It Feel To Ya
The Crowd Pleasers – TCP
Cuban Link – Flowers For The Dead
Cypress Hill – High Life
Cypress Hill – Superstar
Da Brat – In Love Wit Chu
Da Fanatic’z – Who Got Da’ Props
Da Howg – Country
Da Wild Boyz – Drop That Soulja Rag / Click Click
Dante – Lawdy Lawdy
E-40 – Gasoline / One Night Stand
The East Flatbush Project – Everything We Spit Is Hard
Flipmode Squad – The Imperial
Fundisha – Live The Life
Ginuwine – Differences
Johnny Funk – In The Ghetto Remix
Kool G Rap – Fast Life
Lena Horne – Nature’s Baby
Lisa Lisa And Cult Jam – Head To Toe
LL Cool J – Control Myself
Natalie Cole – Pink Cadillac
Newcleus – Jam On It
Nice & Smooth – Sometimes I Rhyme Slow
Nice & Smooth – Boogie Down Bronx
Nicole featuring Cam’Ron – I Can’t See
Noel – Out Of Time
N.O.R.E. – Grimey
Nutta Butta – Freak Out
Mary J. Blige – Family Affair
MC Nas-D – Nas-D Style
Mobb Deep – Gun Sling / Shot The F**k Up
Prince Rahiem – Rock Wit’ It
Refugee Camp All Stars – Avenues
Rise & Shine – Confess Your Sins
Tash – Nightfall / G’s Iz G’s
Taylor Dayne – Whatever You Want
Terror Squad – Whatcha Gon Do
Young Dro – Best Thang Smokin’
WC – Clean EP

Dumb Records Open Mic Tonight

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It’s cold outside! And welcome to another weekend – we’ve got an open mic lined up tonight at Dumb Records tonight and then a show going on tomorrow night at Black Sheep. There are plenty of slots still open for our open mic going on tonight. Slot times are 15 minutes, and to claim them just post in the facebook event or show up to the open mic early to claim them. Here’s what we have on the schedule as of right now:

10:15 – (open)
10:00 – (open)
9:45 – Nina Davis
9:30 – Lucy Nora
9:15 – Nick DeMarco
9:00 – Matt LaMarca
8:45 – (open)
8:30 – Trellblazzer
8:15 – (open)
8:00 – Adam Maletich
7:45 – Robert Alexander
7:30 – (open)
7:15 – (open)
7:00 – (open)

All of that starts at 7:00 – (although we don’t have anyone signed up until 7:45 right now). We are asking for $1-5 donations for Black Sheep. Find a facebook event for the open mic right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the next few months.