Tomorrow Night at Black Sheep: “Beat Bosses Battle of the Beats”

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Our next rap / hip hop show is happening as soon as tomorrow night! It’s another rap battle being called “Beat Bosses” Battle of the Beats” put on by Boss Tharrio. Any performers lined up at this point are unknown, but there is a grand prize of $200 and more.

Doors for the battle tomorrow open at 8:00 pm, things start at 9:00 pm. Admission is $5. There is no facebook event that we know of.

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Photos: Dumb Fest 6

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Today we are bringing you all of those sweet sweet photos from Dumb Fest #6 this past weekend. All of the photos in this batch were taken by Veronica Mullen (who also performed in two bands this past weekend – Ghoul Jr. and Power of Dusk). Veronica shot photos of most of day 2 of the fest (Saturday) at Black Sheep and Skank Skates, also the aftershow at Ms. D’s Kitchen, and at The Old State Capitol the next day.

Find all of Veronica’s photos from Dumb Fest 6 right here on facebook or right here on flickr.

We also know that new Springfield underground music magazine – Activator took a good amount of photos as well, which you can surely find more of in the upcoming second issue of their magazine.

Check out our vids/pics page for a list of more photo albums from past festivals taken over the years at Black Sheep including all of the Dumb Fests.

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Tonight at Black Sheep: The Muckrakers, Mosquito, Dana Skully & The Tiger Sharks, This Is A Stick Up!

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Good morning everyone, we hope you are ready for our first post-Dumb Fest show happening at Black Sheep tonight. This one features bands coming from New York, Indiana, and Kentucky! Wow! Starting on the top: we have melodic punk rock / metal band The Muckrakers traveling all the way from New York City! Before that at some point is an act called “Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks” from Indianapolis, Indiana which leans more on the lighter folk punk side of things. The one other touring act is the band Mosquito from Louisville, Kentucky. Surely you don’t want to mess with Mosquito- stream some of their music on the player below. The one group familiar to the Black Sheep stage is the Decatur-based band This Is A Stick Up!

All of this is kicking off at 7:00 pm on Thursday night. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page (we are working on getting updated right now) for a list of things coming up at Black Sheep.

Thursday June 14th at Black Sheep: The Muckrakers, Mosquito, Dana Skully & The Tiger Sharks

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It’s coming up (very) quick – here is our very next show and our first one after Dumb Fest! Happening Thursday night in just a couple of days! We’ve got to make sure we are all cleaned up and ready! For this one we have bands coming from all over! This includes New York, Indiana, and Kentucky! Wow! Starting on the top: we have melodic punk rock / metal band The Muckrakers traveling all the way from New York City! Stream some of their music streaming below. Before that at some point is an act called “Dana Skully and the Tiger Sharks” from Indianapolis, Indiana which leans more on the lighter folk punk side of things. The one other touring act is the band Mosquito from Louisville, Kentucky. Surely you don’t want to mess with Mosquito. The one group familiar to the Black Sheep stage is the Decatur-based band This Is A Stick Up!

All of this is kicking off at 7:00 pm on Thursday night. Admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page (we are working on getting updated right now) for a list of things coming up at Black Sheep.

Today at Old State Capitol Steps + Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s: Dumb Fest 6 Day 3

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Here we are at the final day of Dumb Fest 6. Today we are mixing things up and not having any shows at our usual spots of Black Sheep or Skank Skates. Instead we have two shows happening – one on the steps of the Old Illinois State Capitol downtown.

The Illinois Old State Capitol starts right at 12:30 pm with the band Bottom Bracket. Bands will be set up on to the North of the building. The show is also free! Other bands playing include Pleather, MOM, Nectar, and Ghoul Jr.

The second show is at the one and only Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s in the whole world, and is the third time we’ve gotten a chance to set up a show at their bandstand outside. Of course legendary Springfield band NIL8 will be closing out the evening there, and that show will start at 4:30 pm and likely go until 8:00 pm. Admission for that is also free. Other than NIL8 the lineup includes Special Interest from New Orleans, Spodee Boy from Nashville, Tennessee, and Pineapple RNR fron St. Louis.

Check out a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here.

Today / Tonight at Black Sheep, Skank Skates, and Ms. D’s Kitchen: Dumb Fest 6 Day 2

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Here we are right in the middle of Dumb Fest #6! We had a wildly successful first day last night, thanks to all of you who came out! Today kicks off right at 12:30 pm and goes nonstop all night long until the end of the aftershow at Ms. D’s Kitchen (just two blocks down from Black Sheep) at 1:00 am. Today will be packed to the brim with music, food, friendship, and smiles.

We don’t really have time to type out the schedule again for today, but go check out our full Dumb Fest schedule post for a closer look.

Admission today is $25 (for 25 bands), and $5 for the aftershow at Ms. D’s Ktichen. The address to Ms. D’s Kitchen is 1031 South 11th Street. All shows are all ages. If you don’t have the money, come out anyways. We will likely be going down on the door price throughout the day as well. Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Dumb Fest 6 Day 1

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It’s really here!! We are officially kicking off Dumb Fest 6 at Black Sheep tonight, and welcome a weekend full of almost 50 bands coming from 16 different states to play right here in Springfield in 6 different locations. Things are kicking off tonight at Black Sheep right around 5:30 pm, doors for the show are at 5:00 pm. Admission tonight is $10, no you don’t need to have bought a ticket in advance. Here’s the schedule for the Black Sheep show tonight:

PRYSS 10:30 pm
LOWERED A.D. 9:45 pm
TRANSGRESSION 9:10 pm
JOCKO 8:30 pm
BURDENED 7:55 pm
LIVID 7:10 pm
MAGMA DIVER 6:30 pm

PROWESS 5:45 pm

Then afterwards at an unknown location, there will be a Dumb Fest *unofficial* aftershow featuring three bands:

SMALL MAN (International)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT
CUERPO PODRIDO

To find out the exact coordinates of the aftershow, come out to the regular show. And if you don’t have money to come out at all this weekend, we would rather you come out and offer to volunteer, or just come out. It’s more important to us that you are here to enjoy this weekend with us.

Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest right here.