December 15th at Black Sheep: PARK, Earth Witch, Bottom Bracket, Nectar, Kate Laine, Sadface Killer

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The time has come for us to announce a really really really really really really big show happening next month on Saturday, December 15th. A show that will surely pack the inside of Black Sheep, heck, maybe even sell out!? Have you listened to PARK? Popular emo band primarily active in Springfield from 1996-2007, then reunited in 2013 and have released a 10″ record and performed a handful of big shows since then. Park will be performing on the Black Sheep stage once again for this show, and we are happy to have them. We are also excited to welcome the return of Earth Witch – a band not as active in our area due to Nathan Landolt of Error Records / Hand of Death Records moving away to North Carolina a few years back. Stream Earth Witch’s newest album on the player below. Right in the middle of the lineup is Springfield emo band Bottom Bracket. More friends from Champaign are coming with the band Nectar. Before that is a performance by indie artist Kate Laine. And opening things up is Sadface Killer, emo from the Peoria area. Wow.

Those are a lot of bands. Because of all of those bands, this show will start at 6:30 pm on the dot. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets inside of Dumb Records or online right here. Find a facebook event for this mega-gig right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a list of shows coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this year.

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November 24th at Black Sheep: Bottom Bracket, Vonne, Jazz Cabbage, Dexter

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Let’s talk about what’s going on next weekend. As you may know on Friday it’s Black Friday Record Store Day at Dumb Records. There is an in-store show over there at 7:00 pm that night. Then the next day on Saturday, November 24th there is this show going on at Black Sheep. What’ve we got… we got local emo rockers Bottom Bracket at the top of the bill. Then what’s this? It’s another Vonne reunion show! Oh joy! The out of town act on this show is emo band “Jazz Cabbage” from the Chicago area. You can go ahead and stream their music on the player below. Opening things up is solo acoustic performer Dexter.

This show starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep the rest of this year.

No Cash Value: “No Cash Value”

 

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We are definitely late to the game on sharing this release by Jacksonville punk band No Cash Value – one of the last sessions to be recorded at Southtown Sound with Mike Butler. Back at the beginning of September the band released this eight-song self-titled group of songs. You can find them streaming on the player below. Also head over to the band’s bandcamp page to download the album at your own price.

No Cash Value actually do have a show coming up! It’s been a minute. The band will be performing at Black Sheep at the end of this month on November 30th. More info on that show can be found right here, we’ll also have a proper announcement up for that one soon.

We are still working on adding to that ultimate Springfield album archive to catch up with 2018 as well!

Tonight at Black Sheep: Devil’s Den, Outcast, Prowess, Final Order

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This show that we just told you about on here yesterday is happening tonight! It’s currently snowing outside, but the heat is working well inside of Black Sheep right now, we promise. Tonight on tour the band Devil’s Den from Kansas City, Missouri is coming. You can stream their music on the player below. Devil’s Den will be on tour with other hardcore group Outcast from Kentucky. Also on this show we’ve got two locals. We have Prowess, who just recorded new material in some fancy studio somewhere. Opening things up we have Final Order.

This show will start tomorrow night at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page, which we are working on updating now!

Foot: “Big”

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Have you heard the four song release by the newest Springfield doom / experimental project called “Foot”? Well here it is streaming on the player below, all four tracks. You can also head over to Foot’s bandcamp page to pay to download the tracks. It’s heavy stuff.

Foot is actually performing at Dumb Records this upcoming Friday for Black Friday Record Store Day! That show starts at 7:00 pm inside the record store and is free. More info on that right here.

We also added this release to our list of 2018 releases in our Springfield album archive. We are adding to the list and gearing up for our annual Best of Springfield Music 2018 poll soon!

Photos: Black Sheep Band Lotto 2018

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Today we are bringing you some photos taken from Black Sheep Band Lotto 2018, which was just last night (wow that was quick, wasn’t it)!? There are 27 photos total, check a few out above and below. Last night all seven bands that were drawn took the stage in some form or another (which might be the first time in Band Lotto history that that was the case). Band Lotto Band #3 “EGGMAN” also made Band Lotto history by being the first band to show up to the show with a physical release of recorded material which was a limited run of 25 lathe cut records. The record was “Record of the Night” pictured below.

Go check out all of the photos from last night right here. Check out our shows/vids page for more photos taken over the years at Black Sheep. Gordon Chang was also taking video last night and you can probably expect those videos to turn out soon. Activator Magazine was also there taking more photos, so there are more on the way!

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Tomorrow Night At Black Sheep: Devils Den, Outcast, Prowess, Final Order

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We’ve got a slammer coming up tomorrow night! Alert! Alert! Sorry for telling you all about this right now. We’re working on updating that shows page for the end of the year, we promise. Anyways, this one is happening tomorrow – the band Devil’s Den from Kansas City, Missouri is coming. You can stream their music on the player below. Devil’s Den will be on tour with other hardcore group Outcast from Kentucky. Also on this show we’ve got two locals. We have Prowess, who just recorded new material in some fancy studio somewhere. Opening things up we have Final Order.

This show will start tomorrow night at 7:00 pm. Admission is $7. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page, which we are working on updating now!