October 1st at The Radon Lounge: Cubits, Mailboxes, Campdogzz, Skunkworks


We just love our friends over at The Radon Lounge so much, we have to tell you about every show that they are doing. This one is happening on Saturday, October 1st (one week from today). We have a WQNA Benefit show happening that night, but we just felt like we needed to mention this show at The Radon as well because the lineup looks so good. This show features the indie/electronic band “Cubits” from Fairfield, Iowa. Check out one of their songs streaming on the player below. Another touring band- Mailboxes from Tennessee will be making a return to The Radon also for this show. Then is an indie-rock duo from Chicago by the name of “Campdogzz.” Opening things up is the newer Jacksonville-based indie project called Skunkworks, who also just played at Black Sheep last night.

This show is happening at The Radon Lounge (check out their website for more info on the address!), starting at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here.

Tonight at Black Sheep: The New Class 4 Hip Hop Show


We have a good mix of shows going on at Black Sheep this weekend, starting with the rockin’ “Farewell Summer” show last night. Tonight we have our first hip hop show that we’ve had in a minute. This one is “The New Class 4” and the 4th new class show being set up by The Kick-It Coalition and straightdrophiphop.com. There will be a number of performers lined up for that night, focusing on young and new artists of the Springfield hip hop scene. The event will feature DJJuiceOritz and Nerve DJs Mixtapes providing music in between and before acts. If you are interested in performing sounds like you will be able to sign up at Black Sheep the day of the show up until start time at 7:30 pm.

This event will kick off at 7:30 pm inside of Black Sheep, and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page right here to see what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.

September 30th at Black Sheep: *Free Show* Pryss, Vonne, The Suction Cups, Spooky Poo


How neat-o! On Friday, September 30th it looks like we will be hosting a show at Black Sheep that is completely free for those of you who can’t afford the usual five bucks at the door. We have a killer all local lineup for this show too. This one will feature heavy hardcore slammers, Pryss! Vote for them as Illinois Times best punk band if you so wish. From the other end of the musical spectrum, we have the feel-great indie rock pop band Vonne. How nice. Then we will be bringing in the waves with Springfield surf-rock band The Suction Cups! Opening things up is a performance by the two-piece duo, Spooky Poo.

This show will start at 7:00 pm. Admission is $0. 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 everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

Today on Black Sheep Radio: Dave Adams (Food and Money)


Today the Black Sheep Radio Show is back in action after taking a vacation for a couple of weeks in a row. We are extra excited about today’s episode. Today we have Dave Adams coming in as our guest- former vocalist / guitarist for the late 70’s / early 80’s springfield punk and new wave band called “Food and Money.” Dave will be joining us as he gears up for two shows in town this weekend- tonight he will performing at the Walnut Street Winery and then on Sunday he will be performing solo inside of Dumb Records for a show starting at 7:00 pm. We will play some of Dave’s newer tunes as well as some ones from Springfield’s past and talking about how things were back then compared to now.

Join us on The Black Sheep Radio Show from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on 88.3 WQNA! Also on wqna.net for those of you who prefer listening online. Check out our radio show page here for a few downloadable episodes of the past.

Tonight at Black Sheep: “Farewell Summer” Show


What do you know, it looks like summer is in fact over here in Springfield with yesterday being the first official day of fall. We have a pretty big seven band show to go along with-being called the “Farewell Summer Festival” actually, being put on by “Grow The Scene.” The lineup features seven rock groups all from the area. Come out and say a good “goodbye” to summer with us and “hello” to fall at this show. Here’s the lineup:

Stereo Static
Spooky Action
Bring on the Fall
Schnozzberry Jam
Resistant to Reason
Sweet Bippy

Wow, that is a lot of bands that start with the letter “S”! Looks like this show will be starting at 6:00 pm, and things will be running late into the night. Admission is $10 unless you were able to purchase tickets ahead of time from one of the bands. 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 coming up at Black Sheep this fall.

Videos: Selector Dub Narcotic at Black Sheep 8-24-16

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Today we bring you a video fresh out of the oven from a show last month featuring Selector Dub Narcotic– the current project of Calvin Johnson (founder of K Records and Beat Happening). You can check out the video of Selector Dub Narcotic performing the song “All For The Sake of Rhymin” below. Video taken this time around by Brian Galecki.

Check out more videos and pictures taken at Black Sheep over the years on our “vids/pics” page.

September 29th at Black Sheep: Euriah, Pocket Science, Spooky Poo, Bloo Parks


Here’s another show that is coming up quick at Black Sheep that we have to announce! This one is happening on Thursday, September 29th just one week from tomorrow. You remember Euriah– the band from Champaign/Urbana who played that Looming show at Black Sheep last month? Well they are coming back for this one! We also have their new album available for purchase in Dumb Records if you are into them. This time Euriah will be coming with a project based out of Nashville, Tennessee called “Pocket Science.” You can stream some of Pocket Science’s music on the player below. Then we have a couple of locals on this show- including the acoustic duo from Decator- Spooky Poo. Very cool. Opening things up we have a solo set by Bloo Parks of the band Pryss.

This show will be starting at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find 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 fall.